Posted by Heather Jacob

7 January, 2014 - ,

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Hello and a warm welcome to Maja designs. Today I am sharing a layout with you, designed using the magical ‘Walking in the Forest’ collection. Beautiful Deep, Rich, warm earthy colors . I titled my layout INSPIRE, because nature inspires me every single day, we can learn so much about life just by watching and observing nature . The richness of the colors and the never ending circle of life. sigh !

1 January layout inspire

I began by tearing the paper (jeans), distressed the edges and laid it over the Autumn in the air –bs paper, leaving room for my heart and altered metal element.

1 January layout inspire distressed

I had fun adding texture by Lacing sections together with me this torn section represents how life sometimes takes a different path where we have to dig deep, open our heart, feel our feelings and trust the process of life. It is in these times where we discover our strengths and courage.

1 January layout inspire leaves

The leaves and various dies are cut using both papers to add different textures, shades and colors .

1 january layout inspire tag

I inked the kraft tag with the Ranger distress ink .Embossed it, then swiped an alternative colored blue ink over it adding distinction, and securing it with a bling brad. Under the layers of foliage are some inked chipboard pieces adding depth and texture. I love to add lots of layering , which I believe adds interest and intrigue. It is also a fabulous way to use up small pieces of chipboard and elements.

Maja Design papers used  Collection / Walking in the Forest – Jeans, Autumn in the Air – bs, Autumn in the air.

Thanks so much for popping by and I do hope I have inspired you to take a look at The “Walking in the Forest” collection and get busy playing with these rich papers. Bye for now, until next time warm hugz x