Thursday, May 30, 2013

Forever the Navy - Maja Design

Forever the Navy -Maja Design
This was created using the wonderful Life By the Sea collection by Maja Design.  I really find this collection soothing.  I finally figured out why.

The collection reminds me of my favorite things and it comforts me.  It reminds me of my favorite places by the ocean and beach and it reminds of me of my dad - a man who also loves the sea.

This is a layout of my dad as a little boy in his little Navy outfit, and then my dad just a few years later as a handsome sailor in the United States Navy.

I love that he was standing by the US Flag - must have been either Memorial Day - which we just celebrated, or July 4th celebrations.  So sweet.

Featured below is the West Coast paper that is so strong and just perfect for a Navel layout.
I also used Sailing for the chevron and Marina Hovering which has the red stars.

Here are more close ups.  I used a mask and molding paste for my stars.  Then I ran some ink lightly over the dried molding paste.

I had an old old flag from my father-in-law who was a WWII hero so I added it to the corner top.
Thanks for stopping by for a visit on your Friday.  Hope it is special.

Maja Design - Life By The Sea Collection - The West Coast ( striped background paper)
Maja Design - Life By The Sea Collection  - Sailing (used as the chevron)
Maja Design - Life By The Sea Collection  - Marina Hovering ( the red star papers)
Tim Holtz - Distressed Ink - Vintage Photo/Chipped Saphire
Grape Vine Stars/ with gesso
The Crafters Workshop - Punchinella TCW219
Petaloo Chamtilly Collection Mixed Blooms in Red 1279192
Prima - Decorative wood old letters - 556600


  1. What an awesome - and handsome - layout, Jen, love every bit of it!

  2. Oh wow!!!! This is brilliant! I LOVE it!!!!!!!!!!

  3. One word Jennifer, FABULOUS. Cheers Di xo

  4. Fabulous! I always love it when you create with your vintage family photos! What a great idea to combine both photos and using them on these papers.