Sunday, December 15, 2013

Maja Design Guest Designer (Part 2)

Hi!! Sharing with you one more project created as  Maja Design's Guest Designer  for December. 

Today I have used the beautiful blues and neutrals from Vintage Autumn Basics 
Now I know it is almost Christmas but in my part of the world (Sydney , Australia) it is absolutely lovely as we are right at the beginning of Summer! YAY! So for this next layout I really wanted to use the blues from Vintage Autumn Basics so I dug deep into my childhood photos and came up with this one.
I cannot believe I am posting this online. My brothers will KILL me! LOL! But that is me in the middle, and my older brothers on each side. The other little boy is my cousin.
This is when i was about 3 and we left our small village in rural Greece to visit the BIG city of Piraeus near Athens in Greece! WOW.. I actually can remember this day.
"Circa 1981"

I decided to use "No. VIII" as a contrasting paper behind my base paper, which is the gorgeous "No. XXI"
Once I applied gesso all over the background of the No.XXI paper, I stamped some images in black Archival ink for more contrast.
The quote comes from the excess strip you cut off at the edge of the "No. XIII" paper. AWESOME idea!
I have also used some paper scraps and strips from the "No. VIII"  paper to matt my photo.
I finished off my adding some Manor House Creations flowers, and some of my favourite embellishments.
I wanted to draw your attention to the butterfly above. It is a SIMPLY STUNNING creation from my friend Kay Fatula which are available at her etsy shop HERE . They are quality handmade butterflies, that are very very well put together with such detail and care. They are so affordable too so if you like this look check out her etsy shop where you will find LOTS like these. 

Products Used:
Paper: Maja Design "Vintage Autumn Basics"
Flowers: All from Manor House Creations
Butterfly: Karlas Kreative Corner etsy shop

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  1. AMAZING work! I'm a blue girl, so this one floats my how you've done the edges & that washi look fabulous:):)

  2. Beautiful layout of fond memories. love your background work & the edging around layout. The blue flowers just beautiful as to the butterfly. x

  3. It's such a gorgeous vintage lay-out! I just love the blue tones and all the layered strips of paper! And that butterfly is perfection!

  4. What a precious photo! and your layout is stunning.. love the back ground so interesting, and love the pops of blue.. that butterfly is lovely too... I hope your weekend has been wonderful!

  5. What a beautiful layout of your childhood memory! I love these papers with the blue and white color scheme.

  6. Gorgeous layout Nadia. Such a cute photo and a wonderful memory. I have got a trip to Greece for my birthday. I have wanted to go for so long... now I will do it in 2014 :D

  7. Ha ha I have a few of those piccies myself! love the blue colour scheme (my favest colour) and that butterfly sure is absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful layout as always! xox


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