Wednesday, March 19, 2014

For this months Mood Board Challenge at Maja Designs, I tried to stay close to the colors presented, although it is not very nautical. I did; however, like the song and the key words that prompted this layout of my sister and her old high school band. 
Here is the wonderful inspiration board... 
I started off by "saddle stitching" around the page and layering the pages and punched edge. I also distressed the edge and used a technique I learned from Gabrielle Pollacco to give a "pie crust" looking edge to the top paper. I inked, stamped and stenciled clocks in the background, as well.
Then I additionally stitched around the photo mats and lightly altered the amazing chipboard pieces by Creative Embellishments. I wanted them mostly raw in keeping with the color scheme. I used Smooch to color the leaves green and I fussy cut clocks to place randomly behind the flourishes. Then I added fussy cut roses here and there to dress it a tad more.
I used flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts - I LOVE them! I used a little Distress Ink on a couple of white roses to get the color I wanted.
I added a little Webster's Pages Bloomers trim and more flowers. I also cut out an oval and put it in a blank and covered it with glossy accents to make my own Maja Design trinket.
I am very fond of this layout and will be giving it to my sister. I hope she likes it, and I hope you do to! Thanks for stopping in!


  1. Lainie another beautiful page. I love the papers you have used and the colours blend in so lovely together. The chipboard flourishes you have used are great.

  2. Love this page with the older picture. The colors and embellishments are great for this memory!!!

  3. What lovely work ! I adore the texture and beautiful layers!