Nathalie here to welcome you to the last day of the Maya Road and Photoplay Product/Blog swap. I hope you all had found inspiration on all the projects showcased this week. Remember to take the time to visit both blogs, and comment along the way, one lucky comment will be winning a gift certificate to the store. But know let me show you what i created for this swap using the beautiful Maya Road products, and the super fun Mad 4 Plaid collection from Photoplay.
For my project, I wanted to recreate a Christmas tree just like the one my daughter is sit under in the picture. Since there are so many beautiful patterns in the Photoplay's Mad 4 Plaid collection, i tried to combined them all by using 1x12 in long strips to create paper rosettes. These were then glued -and stacked- to recreate the Christmas tree silhouette.
Once the entire tree shape was created, I started adding details to the center of each rosette using the sequin stickers from the Mad 4 Plaid sticker sheet, along with some of the Maya Road Pearl Button Trim, and Pearl Flower Trim that were cut individually, and glued to the center of each rosette.
To tie in the picture to the layout, I used a few wood tokens as centers for some of the rosettes -the wood tokens come from the Wood Classic Tokens, Wood Love Tokens, Wood Beloved Tokens - . A little bit of gold acrylic paint was all that was needed to add some shine to each of the tokens. In addition, since the papers color palette had some grey in it, i added some Silver Star Pins scattered at the edge of the tree.
Every tree needs a topper!, so I pulled some of the Snowflake Chipboard Set, and used gold foil on two of their matching snowflakes (same star, different sizes) to tie in with the gold shine in the wooden tokens; then just glued them together, and affixed it to the top paper rosette. Our Christmas tree usually has a large bow right under the star, so I added one of the White Pretty Resin Bow to recreate our Christmas tree.
The Photoplay's Mad 4 Plaid collection comes filled with gorgeous papers, and super fun stickers and die cut pieces. I used some of the stickers to create clusters around the picture, and one of the die cut pieces "SHINE" serves as the title for this project. To make the small title/die cut pop, i used the Sparkle and Die Steel Die set to create a few star sequin from some of the 6x6 papers from the collection, and then just glued them around the title.
Here is a close up of one of the clusters around the picture, once again, i used a combination of embellishments, plus I added my favorite charm from the Ken Oliver Heart & Key Charm set to the cluster. Remember there is a promotion going -30%off the entire collection- on this entire month on all Ken Oliver's collection on the Maya Road on line store.
A few flickers of gold paint, and a few lines of journal complete the page. Can i say that the beautiful Maya Road along with the Mad 4 Plaid collection from Photoplay made it easy to document a memory in July (it was a humid day the day i created this page!!).
Remember to stop by the blog to check all the projects created this week, and leave a comment on each entry, there will be a prize for a lucky comment. As usual, let me know if you have questions on how this came together.
See you all soon,
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