Posted by Heather Jacob

31 August, 2013 - , ,

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’ SUMMER LAYOUT BY HEATHER JACOB BESTRarely 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.

SUMMER CLOSE UP SHOT BY HEATHER JACOBMy 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 .SUMMER LO BY HEATHER JACOB TITLEAbove 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.SUMMER TAGS BY HEATHER JACOB   A cluster of tags here, with lots of layering. The top tag has a Tim Holtz metal piece and a Prima metal number 3.SUMMER LO BY HEATHER JACOB CIRCLE   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.

CASE FILE 83 LO BY HEATHER J UNFORGETTABLE using life by the Sea Maja designAbove 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.CASE FILE 83 WORD TITLEadding 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.CASE FILE 83 CIRCLE 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 xoxoxHeather-sign

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  • Kisha says:

    What a beautiful LO! I love all the layering and the small details. So much inspiration to draw from.

  • Marsha says:

    Heather, I always love all your layouts. They are so creative and beautiful. Thank you so much.

  • Heather your work with the Maja papers has been simply GORGEOUS!! You always add such unique and beautiful design elements and your paper layering is beyond beautiful!! Such a treat to have you as our guest this month! xo xo

  • Ivana Camdzic says:

    Heather, these layouts are gorgeous!!! I just love the way you have used this collection! And all the little details you’ve added (rope, muslin, etc) just bring out the collection’s beauty even more!