Tuesday, November 29, 2016

More Than Words Challenge

Hello everyone, thank you for stopping by!!

I hope everyone is enjoying this holiday season, I just love this time of year....the lights, the sweet smells, the goodies, and the magical wonder!!

So I have a layout to share with you today that I created for
More Than Words Challenge Blog

I have never played along with this challenge before, so I am super excited to give it a shot this month....plus it gave me an excuse to use some Maja Design papers I have been drooling over!

The challenge this month:

Word Inspiration - SPECIAL
Creative Challenge - OUR QUOTE

I decided to use this challenge as inspiration to do a layout using a photo from my daughters senior photo shoot.

For the creative challenge I did the following on my layout:

OLD: lace (the lace was left over from an old Scrap That Kit I'd received years ago)
NEW: Maja Designs Summertime Collection (new to me, I recently received my package)
BORROWED: glimmer mist (I borrowed glimmer mist from another scrappy friend of mine)
BLUE: handmade flowers

For the word inspiration 'SPECIAL', I freehanded it on the upper left corner journaling tab, because this day was a very special day to both my daughter and myself as we'd been planning these photos for a while.....and the meaning behind them carries very much sentiment....it's a symbolism of closing one door, while opening another...and this is a very special time, so it I felt it was very befitting for this layout!

I used Maja Designs Summertime Collection, which is absolutely stunning by the way! You know when you get those patterned papers where you see the first side and fall in love with it only to flip it over and love the other side equally and then realize you only order ONE piece and not multiple!!! Yea....that was definitely this collection for me....I really did not get enough and will be going back for seconds!

As you can see, I did a lot of layering and paper distressing...I love the weathered shabby chic look it produces.

The blue flowers are handmade and the white ones are older Prima blooms. Rhe chipboard is an older one, I believe it's from Fabscraps.

I used some acrylic paints and glimmer mist to create some splatterings as well as some drips. I also used the white acrylic paint to give everything a quick white wash, which is another go to technique you will see in a lot of my work.

I hope you enjoyed checking out my layout as much as I did creating it!
As always that you for stopping by and I hope I have given you some inspiration to create!
I love hearing what you guys have to say, so leave me a comment or send me an email or find me on facebook if you have any questions!



  1. Love all the layers and texture... Your page is absolutely BEAUTIFUL...
    Thank you for joining in over @ More Than Words! :)

  2. So Beautiful! love all the layers and textures. :) xx

  3. Such a gorgeous layout with so many beautiful details. A great interpretation of our challenge. Thanks for playing along with us at More Than Words.

  4. Oh wow! So many gorgeous details! I love the depth of it all! Thank you for playing along with us at More Than Words!

  5. I love all the layers on this! A great memory of a special day for you. Thanks so much for joining us at More Than Words.

  6. What a stunning detailed layout! You rocked the challenge! Thanks for joining at More than words challenge!

  7. simply divine!!!!
    love all layers and your design!
    thanks for playing with us at MTW!

  8. The details are so pretty Jen. Thank you for sharing your art with us at More Than Words.

  9. Gorgeous layout! Love the layers! All the best from MTW! :)