Hello my friends, a very warm welcome to Maja Design . Today I have two layouts created with ‘Life By The Sea’ collection . These papers have such a summery/ nautical feel and for my first layout I had the perfect pic of my ‘Grandie’ with her two friends ready and waiting . ‘SUMMER’ Rarely do I use a patterned paper for my foundation, but for this particular creation I feel it really works and adds to the nautical theme.
My photo is always so important to me . I like to make it the focus on my creations, and blend in the colors and surrounds with the emotion and memories attached to my photo. I use Black and White photos when I feel the colors don’t blend in with my papers of choice. Creating banners are fun and this one is made up of tags, hearts and strips.The thick cotton mimics the ropes used when sailing .Above is a closie of my tags and heart . I love to include the title somewhere interesting, my choice here is to write it on my tag. A cluster of tags here, with lots of layering. The top tag has a Tim Holtz metal piece and a Prima metal number 3. In order to balance out my design I wanted something simple and small to fill this corner. I simply cut a circle and two thin strips which I tucked around the circle, securing them with some decorative brads …The metal circle in the centre, is something I have had for years and at last I found the perfect place for it …..sometimes I buy elements because I love them and it takes me ages to use them … can anyone else relate to this ??
Maja Design collections : Life by the Sea / Landmark, Navigate, Regatta, the east coast, Bottle message . Fika/ Bulle m Blabar ..(the heart and the large tag )
‘UNFORGETTABLE’ another interpretation with Life By the Sea collection.
Above is a layout I created for CSI / 2Crafty in early August . I had lots of fun with gesso and layers. The collection Life by the Sea suggest a nautical energy and I wanted to use this photo of one of our sailing adventures. To me the ocean is made up of many layers and frothy white waves, which I created by swiping white gesso over the paper.adding twine mimics the ropes used on sail boats and the muslin represents waves, white gesso reminds me of the fluffy white clouds and the sails. Again adding lots of elements such as circles, twine, muslin, film strip and measuring tape all mimic and suggest things about our magnificent sailing adventures in the mighty ocean.
– other materials used . 2Crafty chipboard, Tim Holtz metal/film strip, Prima Metal number, Prima stamps ,Tim Holtz Stamp, versa color ink , thick cotton .BoBunny brads, gesso.
Life by the Sea collection – Morning swim, Nautic, Marina Hovering, the East coast – bs, Gammaldags Jul Collection – Julbak .
This is my final Saturday as a GD for Maja Design. Thanks so much for having me and popping here to look at my work . A month of Guest designing here has been a wonderful journey for me, playing with such magical papers .
big big hugz to each of you xoxox