Today I thought I would share a layout I made using two of my favourite design products: Cheery Lynn Dies and Maja Design papers! I had a lot of fun using the Clock w/Angel Wings die last week in a steampunk design. But I thought it would be cool to show how versatile this die is for other designs as well. In my l/o above I changed up the look of the clock a little by adding some flower accents to the middle of the clock design, playing up a more feminine design for the page.
I wanted to go with soft butter yellows and spring greens for this page so I went with a few different papers from Maja Design. I actually combined 5 different collections for this one (they all work so well together! :)
Maja Design Papers used in this project:
~ Vintage Spring Basics (1st of March-bs, 6th of May)
~ Life in the Country (Kitchen Garden-bs)
~ Ska vi ta en Fika? (Smulpaj m äpplen-bs)
~ Vintage Autumn Basics (XVI-clocks, XVII-flowers)
~ Vintage Summer Basics (1932)
I used the Sweet Williams die to make the the cream color flowers in the center of the clock. I created a flower bud for the center using a couple of the smallest cuts from this flower die and then layered a few of the next sizes up (giving them a little water misting and a wrinkle) for the other layers.
I made a heart embellishment for the page using the Celtic heart die on white cardstock and then with a pencil marked out the heart design on some patterned paper from Maja Design to create an underlayer for the heart.
I often like to create a counter balance on my page design, for this page I put a lattice design in the top left corner. I used the Lattice 2 die and gave it a random angle cut to appear like broken lattice. I then finished the design with more of the Sweet Williams blooms and using portions of the Ivy Corner Flourish dies.
TIP: I wanted to attach my lattice so that it stands away from the page a bit, but felt that adhesive foam dots can be a little tricky to apply to finer cuts and might be a little to thick. So I used some 3D paint like Perfect Pearls to the back of the die cut piece. When dry, I added some adhesive to the dried perfect pearls and stuck it to my page. This gave my lattice just enough 3D effect that I was going for.
Cheery Lynn Dies used for this project:
I hope you enjoyed my project for today! A few of you have asked about where to purchase some of the products I've used on my projects. I've provided links to all the dies I used from Cheery Lynn Designs, just click on the name of the die (above) and it will take you to their website. Maja Design also has a storefinder at their website so that people can find retailers in their area. Good news is that Maja Design had a booth at the Winter CHA this year so hopefully we will be seeing more and more retailers carrying their gorgeous products in the North American market! In the meantime I can suggest you try out The Scrapbook Diaries as a great source for Maja Design papers, Janene has a nice selection of their papers! xo
NOTE: A little Update! I just got news from Natasha Naranjo Aguirre, her online store 'Moments of Tranquility' has a full selection of Vintage Autumn and Vintage Summer Basics by Maja Design in her store! Here is a link Moments Of Tranquility.