A very good morning to you, Maja Fans! Welcome to Maja Design blog today, it’s Maja here to share some boy-themed inspiration.
Even though our family lives near the moutnains in the south of Poland, we all love the sea and sailing. After a few years with Winnie the Pooh 😉 and our first true sailing trip, my boys started to dream about a marine-themed room. And so last year, when they went away for a week of their summer school, I did a major renovation and changed the room completely, repainted it and added a lot of marine elements and decor items. I wish you could have seen their faces when they returned and went into their room! 😀 And then, a couple of days ago (yeah, that’s typical for me) I spotted something – there was still a Winnie the Pooh nameplate on the door!! I immediately took out one of my most favourite Maja collections, Life by the Sea, and created this nameplate:
I took an ornate wooden plate and decorated with lighthouse paper. I put my boys’ school ID cards mini photos into resin frames and placed them in the centre.
And then I started to fill in the composition, adding Prima flowers and chipboard letters, real starfish and seashells and images I cut out of various papers:
I made mini banners to decorate the names and added some metal charms:
Adding liquid pearls and Distress Crackle Paint here and there was the finishing touch:
As usually with my projects, the nameplate is rather dimensional 🙂
And here’s its destination place 🙂
Maja Design papers: Life by the Sea: Navigate, Drop the Anchor, Marina, A Day at Sea, the East Coast, the East Coast bs; Life in the Country: Strawberries with Ice.
Other: flowers, chipboard letters – Prima; Distress Crackle Paint (Picket Fence) – Ranger; seashells, metal charms, cheesecloth – from my stash.
But I think Life by the Sea collection is perfect for all boy creations, not only the marine-themed ones. And so I created this birthday card for a young gentleman 🙂
I like adding putting themed charms and elements into my cards to add more interest, and so here I added a mini car:
…and cute buttons – don’t you just love the plaid? 🙂
I stamped the bear image onto patterned paper and coloured it with Promarkers:
I die-cut the birthday number twice and glued the digits together, creating a little shadow effect:
Maja Design papers: Life by the Sea – Life Jacket, Morning Swim bs, the East Coast, Nautic bs, the West Coast.
Other: stamp – Stamperia; dies – Sizzix, Promarkers – Letraset; metal charm, buttons, ribbon, twine – from my stash.
That’s all for today from me, have a wonderful day and visit us tomorrow for more inspriation!
What an amazing plate you made!!!!!
The boys will love it!!
What a wonderful and cheerful touch to your boy’s room. I love what you did with my favorite collection
LOVE the Sea themed plate! What a beautiful décor piece!! Your card is delightful! I bet that little guy was so pleased to receive it!! TFS!
Stunning projects Maja!! If I had boys, that’s the way I’d want their rooms to look! That door plaque just looks so perfect on the wood design of the door! and the frame/card…..adorable!! (and your little guys are just so cute too!!) xo xo
That door plaque is so wonderful. Just love what you did there. The card is adorable as well.
Absolutely perfect! I always love seeing how you create with this collection….you create magic with it!