Going masculine with ‘Life by the sea’

Posted by Romy Veul

25 February, 2013 - ,

My previous blogpost on the Maja Design blog was titled ‘Pretty in pink’. Well, I think that will be enough evidence that I tend to do more girly than masculine lay-outs.  For today’s post I decided to change that. With Maja Design’s ‘Life by the sea’ collection it was love at first sight for me. The papers from this collection have stars, ginghams, text or stripes printed on them and the colours are just perfect for a masculine creation. I have made this lay-out with these beautiful papers.
Sailing 1The photo that I used on this lay-out is one of my father and my little brother. We were in a chair-lift, returning from a trip to the biggest mountain in Budapest. I tried to take some photos of the two of them and actually loved how this one turned out. I loved how peaceful and serene it looks.

Once again I added as many layers as I could to my lay-out. To create the gingham layer I cut out a gingham pattern from the ‘Sailing’ sheet. I adhered it to my lay-out with foamtape and added the other layers of paper on top of it.

Sailing 2

Although my photo hasn’t got anything to do with sailing, I couldn’t resist giving my lay-out a bit of a maritime look, as I thought that suited the male photo quite well. To achieve this look I also incorporated some cheese clothing, burlap flowers and a resin seagull in my lay-out. The chipboard pieces that I used are all covered with white embossing powder.

Sailing 3I hope you enjoyed my post and that you will give the more masculine look a try too. Actually each one of the Maja Design collections has at least a couple of sheets that suit this look quite well.


Maja Design: patterned papers (Life by the sea: Nautic, the West Coast, Regatta, Sailing, Sailing-bs, Morning Sing-bs); Dusty Attic: chipboard, Prima Marketing: flowers, resin seagull; Tim Holtz: distress ink; American Crafts: embossing powder, embossing ink.

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  • Maja Nowak says:

    Beautiful masculine layout, love the cutting!!

  • mm Rachelle Sigurdson says:

    Love all your layers & how you used this collection,Beautiful work!!!

  • Gabrielle Pollacco says:

    Woweee!! This page is another stunner Romy!! You do masculine style as beautifully as you do feminine! I love the unique cut you gave the gingham paper!! xo

  • OMG, Romy!!! this is sensational!!! just love the layering and the way you used these gorgeous papers (I LOVE them too!) I am soooo fawning over how you cut the plaid bg piece – it’s those little, ingenious things that make you a Scrapbooking Superstar!!!!

  • Andrea Ewen says:

    Oh my goodness, Romy…this is just incredible! You are really paving the way here for us to try out masculine designs…I think I’m in good company by saying they really challenge me! You’ve done a spectacular job…I love the geometric border and those fabby burlap/canvas flowers! Yummy~

  • Jenny Grotherus says:

    Just love that photo, gorgeous. Your layering is really beautiful and I love how you cut that paper. Another stunner!

  • Ivana Camdzic says:

    Stunning!!! I LOVE how you cut the gingham paper…Can’t wait to give it a try!