The Dame of Brissac

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Posted by Pascale B

25 March, 2018 - ,

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Hello Sweeties,

Today I’m up on Maja Design blog with a new layout featuring the Vintage Summer collection. I work with a photomontage I made.

La Dame de Brissac by Pascale B.

First, I primed the background with clear gesso. When done, I added some random stamping with different stamps and inks.

La Dame de Brissac by Pascale B.

Next, I colored the background with two inks. When dry, I added a design with a stencil and white crackle paste that I let dry naturally to allow the cracks to appear.

La Dame de Brissac by Pascale B.

When the paste was dried, I dry brushed the colored areas with white gesso to tone down the color. Next, I splattered some brown ink.

La Dame de Brissac by Pascale B.

I cut a few papers to add under the photo before gluing all the embellishments.

La Dame de Brissac by Pascale B.

Next, I added some mica flakes and microbeads.

La Dame de Brissac by Pascale B.

To finish, I added some random stamping.

Maja Design papers:

Vintage-Summer-Basics-P
1921 1910 1904 bs Paper-Pad-Vintage-Summer-Basics6×6 paper pad

Card with Denim & Friends Collection

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Posted by Paulina Monasterska-Tronina

23 March, 2018 - ,

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Hello our blog fans. Today I created for you a card with the “Denim & Friends” Collection. My idea was to make something in the blue colours. This collection fits here perfectly !  I created the background by cutting the tag from the paper and applied some structure paste by the mask. I also found a big paper flower and cut it for two smaller peaces. Next I added chipboard, leaves, paper owl ,some splashes and my card was ready.

I felt in love with these colours! Especially with the turquoise. Hope you will like it too. Hugs, Paulina

A Place of Miracles

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Posted by Nancy Dynes

22 March, 2018 - ,

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Hello and welcome, dear friends! I hope this lovely Tuesday finds you well. I’m back today with a new card, which twice in the same week, (kind of a record for me lately), and I couldn’t be happier to be here with you.

For Today’s card I’m creating with another one of my favorite Maja Design collections, Ska vi ta en Fika. If you love purples as much as I do, this collection is a must-have for your craft room.

Welcome to my happy place! Is there anything more magical than a secluded garden overflowing with lovely blooms? There is much joy to be found here involving all of the senses. Imagine being surrounded by the sweet fragrance of roses, or the delicate texture of a petal on your fingertips. For this reason there is much effort in the handcrafted flowers for this card, as I truly want to bring this garden to life.

Below you’ll find some close ups of the handmade roses.

 

The sentiment stamp speaks to my heart, for gardens truly are a place of miracles.

A tiny key to the gates can be found in the corner of the card, as this garden is open to all who care to share in this space.

A natural twine bow adorns the bottom of the card.

Below is a peek at the interior of the card.

Maja Design Papers Used: 

Other Products Used: Magnolia Rose Leaf die, Tim Holtz Tattered Florals dies, Flower Shaping Tools, Tim Holtz Distress Tool, Gesso, Twine, Sentiment Stamp, Script Stamp, Grunge Stamp, Archival Ink in Timber Brown, Sewing Machine, Thread. 

It’s been such an honor to have you visit today! I hope you’ve enjoyed spending some quiet moments in my little garden. If you like these papers or any of the others you see here on the blog, you can bring them home with you by clicking on the  STORE FINDER tab, and the magic of the internet will do the rest of the work. I wish you a day filled with all things good and wonderful, and of course, crafty adventures!

Hugs,

 

Nancy Dynes

My name is Nancy Dynes. I love creating with layers, dimension, and all things feminine. Maja Design Papers speak to me and inspire my imagination. I am honored to be a member of this amazing Creative Team, and look forward to growing in my craft while working alongside these talented artists.

Waiting for Spring

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Posted by Kerstin-Inga Peters

21 March, 2018 - , ,

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Hello Maja friends!

It’s March now and everyone is waiting for spring because we have had enough of the snow and coldness.

As the snow slowly melts and patches of green start to show, a whole
new world unfolds around you, offering a nature experience of a different kind.
As soon as the days start to draw out again shoots begin to show everywhere:
the first to peek through the soil are the snowdrops, daffodils and crocuses.
I was able to discover them in my garden before winter came back.

But what is one of my favorite sayings?

Now matter how long the winter
Spring is sure to follow!

So I was inspired to make a springtime layout with some paper sheets

from the beautiful collection ‘Vintage Romance’

together with some stamps, cutting dies (letters, circles, branches, frames, butterflies, tags, leaves),

lace, feathers, Art stones, old note paper, Distress inks,

a small book page from La Blanche

and a little paper doll from Tim Holtz.

some details

the background paper ‘When I saw you’ has so wonderful delicate green stripes,

very subtly and suitable for beginning of spring

some little hearts in light green were a perfect addition

and I used this paper together with a lot of various cutting dies

oh, the word SUN is hidden on the right side beside this sweet photo

it’s no wonder, or?!

Is like a message to us, that we have to go on and don’t leave our way

to make the sun shine on us again.

Thanks for your visit!
Have a beautiful time!

Beauty

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Posted by Mary Catt

20 March, 2018 - ,

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Hello Maja friends!

Mary with you today to share my inspiration for March. I made a soft romantic page with lots of flowers, laces and chipboards.

As you may already know, I love searching on Pinterest to find photos to scrap and this time I came across with that beautiful photo. And, the new gorgeous ”Celebration” collection was just perfect for it. But, before I continue more I want to give all the proper credits to the ”unknown” photographer.

I used the ”All Dressed Up” paper for my background and I added some layers on it with the ”To the Party”, the ”Jubilee” and the ”Good Times” papers.

First, I gave my background a coat of clear gesso. When it was dried, I added some texture with modeling paste and a stencil. I made some stamping here and there and continued by coloring my page with the ”Cotton Candy Pink” and the ”Open Arms Amethyst” Lindy’s Gang spray.

I painted the ”Swirly Frame” chipboard and the word title with the Sparks ”Butterfly Spells” acrylic paint.  The ”Foliage #10” chipboards were also painted with the metallique ”White Pearl” acrylic paint. The chipboards I used are Dusty Attic. 

When everything was glued down, I added some art stones and sprinkled some glitter on them. The final touch was made with some splatters with white ink.

 

Papers used:

That’s all for today, my friends!

Thank you for stopping by!