Born To Ride

Posted by Cathy Mc Grath

20 February, 2015 - ,

Born to Ride - Nyhavn - Cathy McGrath

Hello Maja Design friends! It’s Cathy here on the blog today and I am going to share a grungy/mixed media layout that I have created using  the wonderful Nyhavn Collection. I used Dockside in Bloom as my background paper. I used Crushed Shells Glimmer mist to darken the centre of the paper, then splattered some Lindy’s Stamp Gang Blue Hawaiian Blue as well as Mister Hueys Opaque White and Inky Black mists randomly around the page. I also randomly stamped over this using some Tim Holtz Ultimate Grunge stamps.

born to Ride 1- Nyhavn - Cathy McGrath

I die cut some cogs using chipboard and Spellbinders sprightly sprockets dies the used Distress Crackle Paint to alter them. I also used some left over papers and stamped some chevrons from Impression Obsession. I added a BoBunny brad to one cog to add some extra dimension.

born to Ride 2a- Nyhavn - Cathy McGrath

I used a grunge front from Kaisercraft to stamp part of my title. I also stamped the edge of my base page in a grunge texture stamp also from Kaisercraft to add some texture to my page. I inked all of my papers with Black Soot distress ink to add definition.

born to Ride 3- Nyhavn - Cathy McGrath

Finally, when I added my photo, I used some twine. I wrapped it around a modelling paste container to get the rounded shape the carefully positioned some small glue dots to adhere it into place. I used a small peg to attach it to my photo.

Maja Design papers used:


Maja Design papers used:

Nyhavn Collection

Dockside In Bloom

Sitting At the Dock

Heritage Harbour

Old Townhouses

Like a Colourful Bouquet

Thanks for stopping by the Maja Design Blog today.

Have a fabulous day!


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Cathy Mc Grath

Hi! I'm Cathy. I live in Sydney and am a Primary School teacher. I am passionate about teaching and love what I do. At present paper crafts are my creative outlet, which is my other passion. I am drawn to vintage, shabby chic styled crafts which I love to create. I do enjoy other crafts such as sewing, quilting, knitting and crotchet…not enough time! I am always inspired to learn and to try new techniques in both teaching and my crafts. I love Maja Design papers and enjoy creating with them.


  • Your layout is so very adorable – as is the little boy. Your sentiment just made me smile. I really like the papers you’ve selected. Thanks for sharing.

  • Jenny Grotherus says:

    I just love this boy layout. It’s very inspiring and I love the simple style.