I always start off my LO with distressed cardstock,I distressed the edges & cut out the center of 7th of April,then glued it with very little glue & I never go close to the outside edge,because once I have completed my layers,& stitching,I will do more distressing.
Distressed 2nd layer using 7th of May.
I glued a distressed piece of 7th of May to 7th of May BS,then trimmed & distressed the BS.
Here are the 2 pieces attached to the LO with glue.
I then ripped 7th of May,distressed & attached to the upper right corner & lower left corner.
I attached a piece of 7th of May BS to the cardstock in this corner because I wanted to roll the corner & see Maja Design paper instead of the cardstock.
Using a paper pierce I pierced holes where I wanted to stitch.
I decided to cut out a couple holes out of 1st of March,so I did that, distressed them,glued pieces of 7th of May ,bs under the holes,then glued in pieces of chicken wire.
All ready to hand stitch.
Stitching is done, & I find that after I stitch, my LO's bend,so I glue down the LO to cardstock with Mod Podge then weigh it down with books ,until it dries & flattens. I never throw out any out dated paper,I save it for this type of use.
Flattened out LO.
Now with my fingers I will lift,the layers & distress the layers more,so that you can really notice the layers.
LO, after I have done my finger distressing.
I also do not throw out old chipboard,I use it for raising photo's or whatever I want to raise. This is where the photo will go. The piece of chipboard is glued down with liquid accents,& is smaller then the photo,that way I can add detail under or over the photo.
I matted the photo with 7th of May,then attached the scribble rectangle with liquid accents,then glued down the photo to the piece of chipboard using liquid accents.
As I wasn't sure what Scrap Fx chipboard I wanted to use,so I decided to get these pieces ready, I painted them all with white picket fence crackle,& once dry I rubbed in some brown chalk & inked the edges,I wanted them to look old, to give them the vintage look.
Playing around with the chipboard pieces.
I made some cute little planters,I cut out circles out of cardstock,then painted them with white picket fence crackle,& once that dried I rubbed in brown chalk & inked the edges.I then rolled them & glued them with liquid accents,held that together with my fingers until it dried,then wrapped some string around them.
Here are some closeups details..................
I tucked in a piece of burlap under the photo,added the rake,pitch fork,watering can, then made a small flower cluster.
I found this beautiful photo on pininterest.
Top right corner I added the backside of the lable then I tore out a couple pieces from 1st of March & glued them under the photo.
Love how these planters turned out!!!!!!
The butterflies are cut out from the 6th of May sheet.
I cut out the letters for rustic off the label.
Closeup of the photo, I am so inspired by both this collection & this months Mood Board that I have decided to plant this garden in these colors to get the Vintage Shabby Chic look.
Thank you for taking the time to look & be sure to check out the Maja Design Blog for more information, or inspiration from the other Design Team Girls, on this months Mood Board, have a great week.....Rachelle