Hello Maja Fans! Gabrielle here with you today to share with you all a masculine style page I just finished. Lately I’ve gotten a number of messages and emails requesting that I make a more masculine style page. So I gathered up some of my favorite Maja papers from the Vintage Autumn Basics Collection, Walking in the Forest and the Crea Diem collection for the page above.
I just love the stripes in the Vintage Autumn Basics collection, the plaids in Walking in the Forest, and the clock elements in the Crea Diem collection. All of the these designs work well for a masculine style page (at least I think so).
I used the striped framed paper ‘Tempus Fugit’ from the Vintage Autumn Basics collection as the matting/frame background paper. I then used the simpler side of the ‘Flannel Shirt’ paper as the main background design. I curled back the top left corner to expose the lovely plaid design on the back of the paper, and used the extra strips I had cut from the paper for my ribbons/banners at the bottom of the photo cluster.
I used a variety of fabric textures (cheesecloth, burlap and twine) as well as lot’s of nice masculine chipboard elements to embellish the page).
I did some machine stitching to add a little more texture and design to the page, and although I added some floral elements to the page, I tried to keep them small and/or in a rougher masculine texture like burlap in order to keep to a more masculine theme.
Here is a close-up of the photo cluster, as I mentioned above, I tried to stick to more masculine textures when adding some floral/nature elements to the page. Keys, cogs & wheels, light bulbs and clocks, are all embellishments that I find work very well with a masculine style page.
I used some spritzes on the background papers and did a little stamping with some bubble wrap. Another fun way to add texture to a masculine page is to use some Drywall Tape (found at your local hardware store), this stuff is so easy to use because it already has a light tacky background so it’s easy to apply.
Maja Design Papers used in this project: Vintage Autumn Basics (Tempus Fugit), Walking in the Forest (Jeans, Flannel Shirt-front and backside), Crea Diem (Den Oersattliga Tiden).
If you would like to recreate this page for yourself, I have made this one into a Page Kit for The Scrapbook Diaries, where you can get the Maja papers and all the page elements including the chipboard, mixed media products, blooms and embellishments in a single page kit with a Video Tutorial created by me included in the package.
Thanks for stopping by today to see my project! xo