Posted by Heather Jacob

7 January, 2014 - ,

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


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  • Heather, your work always inspires me! You have such a creative edge to design and details!!! This is FANTASTIC! and I am sooo excited to be seeing your design style using the gorgeous Maja Design papers!!!!

  • Jennifer Snyder says:

    Oh Heather – such a joy to see how you use these wonderful collections. This is going to be a great year!! amazing work

  • Jenny Grotherus says:

    This is just fantastic! I love all your die cuts and the tag…. So inspiring.

  • Marsha says:

    Heather, I love your layout. Your designs are always so creative and always give me new ideas to use when I am creating. Thanks so much!

  • awwwwwwwwwwwwww thanks so much everyone. This collection is one of my faves … I love them all, but this one has quite distinctive colors …. so pleased you like my layout and I am so proud of myself that I learned how to schedule this myself .. well with a lot of help from Rachelle … thanks so much everyone x

  • Wow Heather!! I am a big fan of your work and with this page you’ve outdone yourself (again). Love everything: the layering, the colors, the folded tag. What artwork!

  • Always a joy to see your creations Heather!!!! Inspire is the name of this beauty and that’s exactly what you do every time you post your work..Inspire….thanks for that! xxx

  • butterfly says:

    Absolutely stunning… the laced section with life breaking out in new directions and digging deep – just glorious. And the colours, the papers – just everything is amazing.
    Alison x

  • Anne says:

    Awesome composition and colors, gorgeous work!

  • Gabrielle Pollacco says:

    Inspiring is right!! Just love the way your page design compliments your photo Heather! xo xo

  • Marilyn Rivera says:

    So Beautiful page Heather!! I love your work!! I’m so happy you join the team :)xoxo