Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Little Wishes {Cheery Lynn & Maja Designs}

 
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.
 

24 comments:

Asmah Zainal Abidin said...

Beautiful page Gaby. I love that lattice!!
Hugs,
Asmah

TeenaBugg38 said...

this is absolutely gorgeous!

Hridya said...

lovely... u have a video tut for this? i know its difficult to make a video for each n everything but i love watching your videos and simply love seeing how the whole thing takes shape... it is ever so interesting and fun...

Lizzyc said...

Hi There! I hope your day is going well... I love this layout, the lattice in the top corner with the hanging vines looks amazing, love that clock, will have to look out for it over here in australia...and cute photos too.. always a pleasure to see what you have been creating.. and thanks so much for your wonderful comments on my little blog too!!

Gülay Temizel Ertürk said...

Muhteşemsin.

Denise said...

Oh Scrappy goodness Gabi..this is STUNNING!!!!

Bente Fagerberg said...

Love how you used the lattice die and the overall design of your page. I am in awe of your attention to details here!! :-)So gorgeous!
xo/B

SiódmyAnioł said...

Cudowna praca!

luv46kdz said...

As always, gorgeous. Inspiration station should be your blog name ;)

Paula xoxo

Juliz Design Post said...

Beautiful as always. Thanks for tip with lattice work.
Julie x

Romy said...

This is such an amazing spring page! I'm truly in love with the soft colours and the beautiful lattice pattern! Your idea to use dimensional paint is so clever!

pattyo said...

So pretty, Gabi! Love the tip to use Liquid Pearls as a dimension base.

Cindy Gay said...

Very pretty! Lovely distressing. Nice arrangement of title alphas.

Wanda said...

Beautiful as always. Thanks so much for the videos and all the advice. I love the Cheery Lynn dies. I first saw them on your blog. I have used a lot of your ideas for years now. Really appreciate the inspiration.

Priti Gokhale said...

Gorgeous layout.

Priti Gokhale said...

Gorgeous layout!!!

cathylynn said...

Beautiful! I truly enjoy visiting and also love your tutorials. Wonderful inspiration here as always.
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Margaret Mifsud said...

Truly beautiful page Gabrielle!! Stunning colour and a gorgeous background. Love it!! ox

Karen Otterbacher said...

Ohhh I love this l/o! The butter yellow is so so pretty!
Love all the touches like washi and
fussy cutting!
The lattice is gorgeous~
Thank you! :) for the way you explain your steps and processes!
I learn so much from your beautiful artistry!~~Karen

Rachelle Olaridge said...

Hi Gabi. Stopping by to say totally gorgeous and inspiring. Love all the details. You know you are my fave girl. Thanks for sharing and inspiring me. WTG!!!!!
xxx

slywalker (Lesley) said...

ttks for sharing your techniques on this gorgeous layout always something to learn from you, using the perfect pearls then adhesive is a greaat tip. Gorgeous layout you sell those dies so weell. Tks again.

Vicky Alberto said...

So pretty - I adore the dies you used!

Hilde said...

Beautiful!!! And so smart to use Perfect pearls to make the 3D effect!!!

ginger jarnagin said...

This I so beautiful that I ordered 3 of the CL dies and might order more before you know it.

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