Guest Designer Mary Catt


Posted by Carita Ruckman

23 May, 2016 - , , ,

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Hello there!

My name is Mary Catt. I’m so happy, for being here today, as a guest designer, in this amazingly talented team and with the most beautiful papers.


Well, before I start, let me introduce my self… I live in beautiful Greece with my awesome husband and our three wonderful children. I work full time as a secretary in a private secondary education school. I met scrapbooking two years ago and since then I became an obsessed scraper… oh yes, I’m addicted to it, what can I do?

I still consider myself as a beginner and I’m always trying to improve my skills. I mostly do layouts but I love design tags, cards, mini albums, canvases and altered items as well. My style is mixed media, with a little vintage and some shabby chic touches. I love working with Maja Desing papers. They are so chic and elegance! I also love using my stencils, pastes and mists. Flowers and embellishments are always present in my projects.


I’m so excited to share with you, two layouts, I made with these beautiful papers!


For the first one, I used the ‘’Colorful’’ and the ‘’Picking Flowers’’ papers, from the ‘’Enjoying Outdoors’’ Collection.


I tore the ‘’Colorful’’ paper in half and glued it, in the lower half of the other paper. I love the vintage feel the torn papers are giving.

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To design my background I used Finnabair white crackle paste with a floral stencil. When it was dried I added the ‘’Open Arms Amethyst’’ and ‘’Tea Pot Purple’’ Lindy’s Stamp Gang mists. Then it was the time for some stamping.

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My ‘’2Crafty’’ flourish chipboards were covered at first with white crackle paste and then I colored them with ‘’Seedless Preserves’’ Distress ink.

The title was primed with gesso and also colored with the same ink.

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I added my floral clusters and my favorite Prima die cut doily mixing with a little sisal.

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A final touch with some splatters and some Prima crystals here and there and my page was ready.

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Now, for the second layout I used the ‘’Vintage Autumn Basics’’ Collection and the No. IV, No. V, No. VI and No.XVI papers.

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In the center of my paper I glued down two torn strips of paper one against the other. Then I mixed Finnabair Light Paste with Peach Opal Mica powder and applied with two different stencils.

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I heat embossed my chipboards and die cuts with Lindy’s Stamp Gang embossing powders ”Midnight Ruby” and ”Angel Wings Ruby”. Then I made some random stamping.

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I added a big floral cluster on the one side of my round chipboard and placed my embellishments.

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To finish my layout I made some splashes with ”Clam Bake Beige” Lindy’s mist and glued some pearls.

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Camilla, thank you so much, for inviting me as a guest designer!!! It’s been a real pleasure for me!!!

If you want you can see more of my work here: