Nathalie here with you today!
Our focus for the month of July is CHARMS. We have a special going on for the entire month, 30% off all metal charms, just use the code CHARMED at checkout to obtain your discount.
There are so many beautiful products to chose from the store, but i wanted to mixed them up in one single layout, so I opted to create a banner type design to showcase a picture of my daughter.
This layout took very little time to put together. It all started by marking the two holes where the brads would be located. A bit of mixed media (using shimmer inks in this case) adds interest, and color to the simple design.
Once the background was dry, the brads were put in place, and a bit of gold wax cording was run only through one of the brads. Here is where the fun started!. My idea was to center the picture, and add embellishments to each side of the picture.
I started by using the Geometric Feather Die to obtain some feathers, one from pattern paper (Carta Bella's Flora 1 collection), one from vellum, and one from cardstock. I tied them together with some jute twine, and used a Resin Flower to add some decoration to the bunch. Now to start building my banner! I worked from left to right (making sure the picture was centered).
First i thread some stickers from the Hello Lovely collection from Simple Stories, next a key charm from the Ken Oliver Heart and Key charm set, a tag from the Flora collection, followed by the feather bunch. Next i thread the picture, and secure it to the mat using foam adhesive -s0 that there is dimension to the picture-.
Once the picture was secured, i added a Geometric Heart Die cut backed with vellum, and a Star Bright charm, before adding my journal tag. A few more stickers and tags from the two collections being used, and finally a Soaring Bird charm completes the banner. Then the string was secured in the brad.
Now to complete and balance the page, I used the Sparkle and Shine Die Set to create the title of this page. By simply cutting the title from some of the papers used in the layout, and then layering them with a bit of an offset creates the illusion of a dimensional title. A few add ons complete the page.
I hope this inspires you to take a look at all the beautiful MAYA ROAD products available at the online store. Remember there are still a few days to take advantage of the CHARMS promotion.
You can always contact me if you have any questions on how this page came together.
Til next time!
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