Monday, 21 November 2016

"Because of you....." Maja Design DT Creation (November)

Hello and welcome. Today I would like to share with you a layout created for my gorgeous daughter Ashlea who in the past few weeks has been battling some challenges. She inspires me every day with her beautiful nature and funny little ways. I am so proud to call her my daughter. This is for you Ashlea....love you to the moon and back!

"Because of you........"


This is my newest creation for Maja Designs using the Vintage Summer Basics collection. Let me tell you though there simply nothing basic about this collection. These papers are full of gorgeous vintage detail....right up my alley! Love them love them love them.


I have used the most of these gorgeous papers layering up a matting foundation for my photo. These papers are of the highest quality that distressing them brings out that gorgeous core that I love to use to highlight the layers rather than inking.


I have even used a little of the Vintage Basics 1905 to frame my photo. I distressed and tore the framework and then added a little of Dusty Attic's new Stitching chipboard to highlight the framework. It was torn and added randomly to give my layout that worn look. 


You can see the stitching chipboard a little more clearly here......awesome effect!!



And amoungst my largest cluster I have added in some Dusty chipboard foliage, a skeleton clock and a scrabble piece for good measure along with some beautiful Prima Marketing Flowers.


You can see this gorgeous Dusty Attic frame. I cut it in two and layered it around the left bottom of the layout to support the large cluster. I have also added in some Art Stones and cheesecloth to soften the layout.


I have also used the Vintage Autumn Basics Clock Sheet to add a little more interest to my page. It was cut sanded and dressed with Walnut Stain ink and Distress Crackle Paint. Unfortunately this photo does not show the gorgeous crackle over the clock but you can see the Crackles from the Crackle Paste over the chipboard above.....love the effect!


Because of you, I laugh a little harder,
Cry a little less and smile a little more.

A beautiful sentiment from the newest of Gabrielle Pollacco's stunning designer stamps collections for 49andMarket. I am a sucker when it comes to all things sentimental. When I read this quote on Gabi's Hibiscus I put it to the side for that something special. And this is one of those layouts.

Maja Design Products Used



Vintage Summer Basics - 1908


Vintage Summer Basics - 1909 bs


Vintage Summer Basics - 1905 bs
Vintage Summer Basics 1923


Vintage Autumn Basics No XVI
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Dusty Attic Chipboards Used














 Ornate Frame #5
Crazy Stitching Large DA
Mini Seagull DA1176
Fancy Flourish DA0349
Skeleton Clock DA
ATC Frame #3
Foliage #5

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49andMarket Acrylic Stamp Gabi's Hibiscus


And other products used are:

Distress Ink Walnut Stain
Distress Crackle Paint
Liquitex Gesso
Finnabair artingredients Art Stones White
Prima Marketing Inc. Flowers
Kaisercraft Paper Leaves


I hope you have enjoyed my post here today. 
I will be back again very soon...until then take care.

Tina xo