Monday, March 10, 2014

A layout for Maja Design using Vintage Summer Basics!


I'm back today to show you a layout I created for Maja Design using their gorgeous Vintage Summer Basics collection

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OK OK I know.. this layout is not exactly vintage is it? But I felt that I have been creating using TOO much pink lately so I stayed away from that. Then I also created a layout in blue for the Maja Design March moodboard and wanted to stay away from that. So I was left with neutrals really.. and I am not creating so much with neutrals these days , or even when I do I feel like its missing colour so I went for something REALLY bright. Went through all my colours and decided yellow is something I have not used much lately and.. well .. the rest is history!

 SO I really liked the "1946" paper and used that as my base. Because I knew I would be adding a lot of inks , mediums etc on my papers I adhered it to a 12x12 chipboard piece and then applied CLEAR GESSO over the entire base to create a non porous surface. 

 I then applied some normal white gesso in some random areas, before goin to town with some yellow mists and inks from various manufacturers. 

 I bought this Crafters Workshop leaf stencil about 6 months ago with great hopes of doing something creative one day. Sadly it sat there while I played with my usual fave stencils till I decided this was the layout for change! LOL! So I applied some modelling paste and created a bit of a design on the background and traced some on some cardboard before cutting it out and colouring with some yellow and teal. 

 Some more mess was made when i decided to add more teal LOL .. Note to self.. dry yellow out before applying teal or it turns to green. So yeah,... don't do that guys. It takes a lot of covering up with Gesso afterwards lol. 

 Once the background was ready , I tore some random pieces of the "1891" paper and created some layers behind where I wanted the picture to sit. I also added some masking tape. 

Lastly, I added some chipboard from Wycinanka and added some final colour with a paintbrush and some mist. 

Materials List
Paper: Maja Design Vintage 
Flowers: Prima Marketing
Title: Heidi Swapp
Feather Stencil: The Crafters Workshop
Chipboard: Wycinanka
Stamp: Prima Marketing Vintage Vanity
Inks: Dylusions, Lindy's Stamp Gang, 13arts

Thats's it!

I hope you got inspired a little today. 

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  1. Love the colors in this and also the funky patterns combined with the romantic feel you do so well! <3

  2. LOL! I like it when the colours mix & tangle...well, as long as they don't go yukky brown:):) Love your brights here & shame on you for not using that stencil before now......another LOL!!! It looks FABULOUS!!!

  3. Wow, you simply rocked this bright colour palette! Such an amazing and very happy lay-out!

  4. Those colors are great for your beach holiday photo, love the feathers, and yellow always looks good.. cheerful and sunny...

  5. Hi, Nadia, your layout is gorgeous! I love the beautiful colors, textures and those fabulous layers of embellishments. The stenciled leaves are fantastic!


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