For this week, I'm making a layout for both Maja Designs and Scrap Around the World January mood board.
I was actually deleting my photos from my phone since I simply have too much photos and it's becoming a problem for me, when I found this photo I took at the foot of Eiffel Tower in Paris. I am really thankful for a chance to step foot into Europe for a study trip. I befriended a lot of awesome people (which I don't know if we ever have the chance to meet again) and visited a lot of awesome places in different countries. It was definitely a highlight in my life thus far. Anyways...
Maja Designs Mood Board
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Scrap Around the World Mood board
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I discovered Maja Designs through my friend Jelissa whom I befriended through our local scrapbook store. So I began to follow Maja Designs and took a liking to their moodpboard this month and did my layout according to the tones and colours. But because I'm an idiot who got too exciting after seeing something I like, I conveniently missed the part which says we must use their products. Oh well, I have already completed my layout so I'm still gonna give it a shot. It's okay if I don't win anything, it's still a fun process doing this layout. :)
I started out with this piece of 12x12 die cut from Kaisercraft Blue Bay Collection named Indigo. And I have to say this collection is absolutely fabulous and I didn't even manage to lay my hands on other patterned papers from this collection in our local scrapbook store. :(
Anyway, I cut out the centre piece and layered it with another piece of 12x12 paper at the back of the frame from the same collection.
Did some stamping first with Kaisercraft Tiny Dots stamps as well as Prima Stamps from the Cigar Box Collection. I then used the Damask stencil from Prima with Finnabair Light Paste.
It's not really obvious now, but once it's dried and after I add colours through spray mists, it'll be much more obvious.
I also decided to alter the frame slightly. I added thin coat of Finnabair White Crackle Paint. It's not really obvious in the picture as the cracks are really small since I only painted a thin coat. I also added more colours with my Prima Chalk Edger in Worn Jeans, Pastel Blue, Attic Dust and Pastel Yellow.
I also added some stamping with Tattered Angel stamps that was designed by Heidi Swapp.
Next, I started spraying randomly! Haha. So I used Tattered Angels' Silver Sugar, Mustard Seed and Tim Holtz Distress Stain Spray in Tattered Rose, Milled Lavender.
Once everything is nice and dry, it's time to start layering! Most of my embellishments are from Prima and that tag belongs to Kaisercraft.
I layered flower die cuts from Prima as well as a lot of flowers. Hahaha. My layouts are always so flowery. Those butterflies are from Tim Holtz Sizzix Movers and Shapers.
I've also added some Flocked Rub-ons from Prima, before this, I have no idea such things existed. I bought them over from another crafter who don't need them. Initially, I don't know what they are but after using it, I think it's rather awesome since it gives off interested texture.
Take a closer look. :)
I also added from Glass Glitters from Finnabair in Platinum as prepared to call it a day, I even took photo for the completed layout for blogging. But when I came back the next day, I decided I'm not very happy with this piece. I felt that it's lacking of some intensity. I felt that my centre composition is too bright/cheerful for an ornate frame which looks vintage.
So I began to grab whatever that were near me and adding it on (of course its something that fit in the theme). I added some Art Anthology Dimensional Paint in Sandstone for the sand texture on the frame. It might not be obvious, but it's nice to touch. :)
Altered the flowers by spraying Tattered Angel's Old Lace and Silver Sugar and painted some gesso over it as highlights. I also painted a light coat of gesso over the glass glitters to mute them down a little as I felt they're too shiny.
I used Dylusion Spray in Melted Chocolate as well as Silver Sugar.
Made some splatters with gesso, Dylusion Melted Chocolate and Tattered Angels' Sugar Maple. The sentiments are stickers from Crate Paper.
So this is the main composition after all the impromptu altering.
And TADA! The final look of this layout.
I actually prefer this look better as the colours are more intense as compared to the previous one. And I felt that the blue highlights from the frame ties in nicely with the black and white photo of Eiffel Tower I took in Paris as well as the platinum glass glitters.
So this is it!
Thanks for reading!
Tell me what you think of this layout! :)