Nov 20, 2017

Pursue Magic

Scrapbook Layout created for Maya Road - PURSUE MAGIC -

Hi there Roadies!!!

Nathalie with you today bringing you a bit of fall inspiration using the beautiful MAYA ROAD products!  I am sure that when you think Fall, there is a lot of different images that come to your mind, mostly leaves, pumpkin and fall colors.   So i used a more modern version of those concepts to create this page all about my mom.

I have had this picture of my mom in my scrapbook folder for a while, and finally decided to create a soft background where the colors of the picture will pop, for this i am using Pinkfresh Studio's Escape the Ordinary collection to create the leaf branch.

I used the Tropical Flowers Die to cut papers from the collection and then arranged them on the olive color cardstock as to form the branch that my mom is hiding behind (we were apple picking at the time!).   All the die cuts were attached with a combination of glue and foam adhesive to create dimension in the page.

Next, the picture was glued to the page, but i added a piece of Ken Oliver Vintage Trim -Rick Rack Edge- under the picture, just to soften the line of the picture once it was glued to the page.  The cluster of ephemera at the corner of the picture houses also the title of  the page, and a Mini Arrow Charm.  Just love all the texture in this cluster.

Next I added a cluster of  beautiful Maya Road products at the other corner of the picture.  This small cluster consists of a Wood Thoughtful Sentiment token, a banner from the Love Chipboard Banner set -it was colored using Gold colorshine-, and a small heart from the Mini Chipboard Heart Confetti set that was colored with deep coral color shine.  Once again I wanted to add textures and colors from the picture.  After that a few lines of journal and some color droplets complete the page.

I love how easy it was to create the leaf branch with the die cuts.   The non traditional colors of the layout are the perfect way to have the picture and title pop from the page.   I really hope this inspires you to create a new take on Fall, and use the beautiful Maya Road goodies to add texture and softness to the page.
That is all for me today!  remember to visit the Maya Road store to check all the products in this page. 

Maya Road products used:

Nov 19, 2017

Very Merry

Scrapbook layout created for Simple Stories  - VERY MERRY -

Nathalie with you today.  It is starting to look at lot like Christmas, and what better way that prepare for the upcoming season, that to document last year's memories with the beautiful and super fun "OH WHAT FUN".

For this page, I wanted to take advantage of the colors in the papers of the collection, and what better way to display them than  to create a wreath to display a photo of my littles -niece and nephew-.

Using a die from Maya Road, I created a lot of stars that were arranged in a circle to create the wreath.

There are so many beautiful designs in the papers and cut apart cards from the  Oh What Fun collection that can easily be fussy cut to be used as clusters around the layout.
This layout's title was created using one of the 4x4 card from the cut apart elements page.

Here are just a few more close ups of all the details around the picture.   The poinsetta images are one of my favorite designs in this collection, and the perfect flower to give this layout that soft and Chrsitmasy look.

The "Oh What Fun" collection is by far one of the most beautiful and FUN collections for the upcoming Christmas season, and a must to document all those special moments.

Remember I am always a comment away if you have questions on how this came together.

See you all soon!

Materials Used:
Oh What Fun Collection
#9286  Collection Kit
#9287 12x12 Sticker
#9288 paper
#9289 paper
#9291 4x4 elements
#9292 4x6 horizontal elements
#9293 4x6 vertical elements

Nov 17, 2017

Beautiful Memories

Scrapbook Layout created for JustNick Studio  - BEAUTIFUL  MEMORIES -

Hi there!
Nathalie with you today with a new layout about one of my favorite people in the world, my aunt, Pamela!.  She and I are the same age, and have grown up together, but now live in different hemispheres.    So i wanted to use some of the new (and upcoming) cut files to document a picture of the 2 of us, while we were visiting my native Ecuador.

To create the background of this page, i welded a few images of the Floral Background 2 (which will be available starting tomorrow), and then combined it with one of the hearts in the Hearts 2 cut file to obtain the background for this page

I backed just a few of the flowers with papers from Cocoa Vanilla Studio's Bohemian Dreams collection ( i love all the purple tones in the papers, so I had to use them in this layout). 

Next, the Flowers cut file was used to create just the silhouette of the floral motifs from the heart - i sized the images so that they matched the ones used in the heart background).  These flowers were then backed with white vellum, and then attached with pop dots to the background.   Just loved the softness of the flowers, so there was no need to add much embellishments to the page, just a few pieces from the collection were enough to complete this page.

I hope this inspires you to mix and fuse some of the stores cut files to create a one-of-a-kind project.   There are so many beautiful designs available  (and coming to) in the JustNick Studio store; stop by, and check them out!!!

Remember I am always a comment away if you have questions on how this came together.