Hello Maja Design fans and friends, it is Nancy Hanttula here. Today, I am sharing another layout that I created for my friend to give as a graduation gift.
I used the gorgeous Walking in the Forest paper collection.
I tried very hard to consciously take photos of every step of my process creating this layout so that I could share it with all of you. I will have to admit though, apparently I become a bit impatient from step to step and don’t always take the time to assure my photos are properly in focus….so I hope you excuse me…you may see just a few blurs along the way.
#1 – I knew that I wanted to use at least 2 different patterns on the background (Knitted Sweather & Bjork-Birch). When I do this, I don’t like to waste any of the paper by layering too much paper that just gets hidden and therefore, “wasted.” So I usually just use a piece of solid cardstock and glue the papers onto the cardstock as shown in the following photo.
Then I just layer the final piece over the final gap in the cardstock.
#2 Next I used a Martha Stewart circle punch on the 6 inch setting to punch out a circle out of the paper Frisk Luft – Fresh Air.
My plan wasn’t to use it in this exact form but to cut out the center and use it as a frame. I sketched a basic circle with a pencil and then cut it out with my X-acto knife.
And then I set it aside.
#3 Next, I took several of my mists and Tim Holtz Distress stains and went to town on the background. – specific supplies used: Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels (Candy Corn); Lindy’s Stampgang: Yellow Rose of Texas, Burnt Umber, Ponderosa Pine Olive; Tim Holtz Distress Stains: Wild Honey, and Gathered Twigs.
#4 Then using FolkArt acrylic paint in Warm White…
.I painted the edge of a corrugated piece of cardboard to use to paint a frame around the actual photo. I also used the foam brush and the same paint to paint a rough frame around the entire layout.
#5 Using the left-over paint, I painted onto a Prima acrylic chevron patterned stamp (#980078) and added stamped details throughout the page.
#6 Next, I cut some film negatives, that a friend had given me to use as embellishments, in half.
I tucked them under the paper layers and adhered them with glue.
#7 Then I cut out some die cut embellishments from the Klippark and inked them with Prima/Ingvild’s chalk ink, Dark Bark.
I added some staples and some extra details to further embellish the pieces.
#8 Now it was time to put down the photo, add the circle frame, & add a butterfly I purchased at Michael’s craft store.
#9 I added some Tim Holtz Distress Stickles in Vintage Photo to add some extra dimension to the circle frame.
#10 I also added some Tim Holtz Remnant Rub-ons and the title using Prima wood alphas.
#11 I decided that I needed to add some brown painted chevron stamping using the same Prima stamp in various spots for some contrast. I used FolkArt paint in the color Coffee Bean.
#12 The last details added to this layout were some small areas of sewing machine stitching.
And all those little and big details make up the entire page. 🙂
I hope you enjoyed this walk-through into the process of how I created this layout. And I hope that perhaps it has inspired you to create something amazing today!
Have a wonderful weekend! and be sure and stop by tomorrow as I take you on a tour through my very own personal creative space.
Such a nice layout! Thanks for sharing!
Your step by step instructions are to die for and I LOVE the negatives. Best embellishment idea I’ve seen in a very long time.