Posted by Cathy Mc Grath

13 November, 2015 - ,

Cathy - Laughter - Enjoying Outdoors Collection

Hello everyone! I hope that you are all well. Today I would like to share a layout that I have completed using the latest collection from Maja Design…Enjoying Outdoors. I took this opportunity to create another page for my brother’s album that I have been working on. This photo is of my siblings many years ago with one of the dogs we had growing up.

cathy - Laughter 2- Enjoying Outdoors Collection

The photo dictated my title. I used a Blue Fern title and applied two coats of gesso. Then I used some Gelatos and rubbed it in with my fingers to create the ombre effect. It was so easy to achieve!

cathy - Laughter 3- Enjoying Outdoors Collection

Every part of the papers has potential. The title strips formed my journalling. I also used some left overs to create some banners as shown. The butterfly was stamped using a script stamp from Bobunny to give it a vintage look.

cathy - Laughter4 - Enjoying Outdoors Collection

The collection has so many beautiful greens and purples. I selected approx three papers and inked the edges using walnut stain distress ink. I selected a dark, a medium and a light in terms of pattern so that they wouldn’t compete too much with each other. As it is the outdoor, I used peeled paint distress ink as part of my background and the applied TCW chicken wire reversed stencil on top. I also did some stamping and added some random pieces of printed tape in places.

cathy - Laughter5 - Enjoying Outdoors Collection

I can never get enough of flowers! I have used some Green Tara flowers here. These are called azaleas and I love that they are not too bulky but have enough dimension and also compliment the papers perfectly!

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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.

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