It's Nathalie, and i am the so happy to be part of the Maya Road & Simple Stories product swap. I hope you all have been inspired by all the beautiful projects members of both design teams have been sharing this week.
I am lucky to serve as a member on both design teams, so this project was a dream to work on. Today, I am bringing you a new layout that was completely inspired by the floral designs in the new Summer Days collection by Simple Stories.
The flowers in this collection resemble the ones from the Maya Road Flower Die Set. So i pulled some white texture card stock, and cut a few of the flower die cuts. Since I wanted to make this page cheery and fun, I pulled the So Much Fun paper from the Summer Days collection to serve as the mat for this layout.
The color lines in the paper was the starting point for the color blocking in the die cuts. I simply used watercolors and inks to try (at best!) to replicate the colors of the paper lines in the die cut flowers, and leaves. To tie in the design, the centers of all the flowers were cut from the B side of the Lazy Days paper.
Once the picture of one of my littles was set in the center of the page, all the flowers were attached to the page following the color line they landed on. Now it came time to decorate, and embellish!
I chose to add some wood tokens from the Wood Snapshot Token set, and the Wood 24/7 Journaling Tokens as centers in two of the flowers closest to the picture on each corner. A Resin Diamond in Snow White as well a few Vintage Pearl - Trinket Pins were added around some of the flowers to bring the white color in the layout's mat.
In addition, i used some of the papers and stickers from the collection to cover some pieces from the Mini Chipboard Heart Confetti Set and Love Chipboard Banner so that they also continue the colorful striped pattern in the layout papers. A little bit of glue attaches the paper to the chipboard, then a bit of fussy cutting, and you can easily create new chipboard stickers for your projects. These pieces were then used to frame the picture in the layout along with a few more stickers and paper pieces from the Simple Stories Summer Days collection.
I love the final look of this layout; lots of dimension and different textures bring the happiness of cheerfulness of a pool day on a hot day to the layout. The Summer Days collection from Simple Stories is just beautiful, and our super versatile Maya Road products bring that special touch to this project. They are a match made in "Craft" heaven!!
I hope you all have been inspired this week! Don't forget to check the new Simple Stories blog for more inspiration, and their new collections...
Website - https://www.simplestories.
Facebook - https://bit.ly/1ntY7fw
Instagram - Simple Stories - https://www.instagram.com/
and all the newly released Maya Road products (there are so many new goodies) available on line. Remember to comment on this week's blog posts, one lucky comment will be receiving a $20 gift certificate to the store (YAY!!!).
I am comment away if you have questions on how this came together (though it might take a few extra hours, as this goes live we are on route to beautiful Ecuador!, but my phone is with me, so i will get to the comments as soon as I arrive in Quito!)
Thanks for Stopping by!
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