An Autumn Story

Posted by Jelissa Mei

29 October, 2015 - , ,

Hello Maja fans!

Today I’m up on the blog with another layout I created using the Enjoying Outdoors collection. This time, I focused on the rich greens and browns of the papers and used it for a trip we took in the forest during autumn.


We were on a broad walk in the middle of an age-old forest of karri trees and there was a little lookout by the side. Being boys, my two sons ran up the lookout and were surprised to find a little star badge on one of the wooden beams. They went on to make up their own story about how it got there and a new adventure was created. I love it that they are so creative and curious in their own ways about the world around them, and that there is always a story (pretend or not) to everything they see.

Some close-ups:


My paper layers, which I made into a vertical line to imitate the towering trees in the Valley of the Giants, a very ancient karri tree forest. By alternating the different shades of brown and green, and with the patterns in the info strip, I was able to add a lot of contrast and details. My chipboard was embossed in brown, and I painted green glitter paint over.


Adding more details with the die cut leaves and words from the info strip.


A simple background of stenciling words and sprinkling of paints. My chipboard frame was painted with watercolors and I also had lace and hessian tucked into the paper layers.

That’s all I have for today. Thanks for dropping by!

Maja Design papers used:


Garden Notes, Harvest Time, Flourishing, The Great Nature, Having Tea in the Sun, Beautiful Trees, Woodlands

Other supplies:
Mediums – 13@rts, Colorarte
Chipboards – Blue Fern Studios
Embellishments – Prima Marketing Inc


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