Hello Maja fans Lenet here and to day I bring you this altered frame I bought at the local dollar store.
It was a simple grey 3D that I wanted to give a weathered look like it has been laying at the beach for a while because I wanted to use these pics. of my friend and her kids that were taken at the beach.
So I distressed the frame by sanding it and than dry brushed it with Finnabair art basics Plaster paste and made some little termite holes in it.
I made the little pegs that hold the pictures grey with chalkgrey Ayeeda mist from 13@rts and dry brushed them also with the plaster paste
For the back ground I used Vintage Summer Basics1936 as the sky and cut the fence from Vintage Summer Basics 1905
The create the sand I used Finnabair artstones mixed with artbasic 3D Matte Gel Transparent and pushed some litte shells in it.
A little seastar and some fishingnets in the corners to finished it off.
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Good morning, dear Maja Friends, welcome to the blog today!
Recently I got some cutest photos of my cousin’s precious baby girl and of course I couldn’t resist making layouts with some of them 😉 And for my today’s post I’m sharing one of those pages:
I chose the beautiful Marriage Proposal paper from the Vintage Romance collection for my background. I added some colour along the border with Distress ink and then stamped peony silhouettes:
I matted the photo with pieces from the Sofiero and Denim&Friends collections that matched the photo colour scheme. Then I added my floewr cluster mimicking the one in the picture:
I extended it into a cascade blending into the stamped pattern and glitter-covered chipboard flourishes:
I composed the title using epoxy and paper stickers. Then I added some sequins and gemstones as the finishing touch:
I mounted the layers of papers on pieces of cardboard (great way to use up delivery boxes 😉 ) so they don’t look flat against the flowers. And I really love the dimension it gives!
What do you think?
And here’s what I used:
Maja Design papers:
The elegant Winehouse
Royal summer residence – bs
Other: stamps: Altenew; flowers: Prima, Wild Orchid Crafts; stickers: American Crafts, Piątek Trzynastego; chipboard: Miszmasz Papierowy; Distress inks, glitter: Ranger; sequins, bling: my stash.
That’s all for today, thank you for visiting and keep dropping by for more inspiration every day!
Hello MajaDesign friends!
And welcome back after Summer. We are so happy to see you here! Today we are going to share the winner of the double month Mood board Challenge we had for July and August.
First a little reminder of what the Mood board looked like:
And here are all the beautiful entries:
Bente Heidi Mornaren, Norway
Caroline van Sluis, The Netherlands
Karita Vainio – Finland
Kethy Nordström, Sweden
Maria Loijen, The Netherlands
Marju Laine, Finland
Nicola, Paper Profusion, Ireland-2
Nicola, Paper Profusion, Ireland
Nicole Lacoste, Canada
Nicolette Brik, The Netherlands
Oksana Absurdistika Russia
Ramona Schmitt, Germany
Not easy to pick a winner but we loved the way she captured the feel of the Mood board…
And she is…
Antonia Moreno from Spain!!!
Congratulations Antonia a collection of your choice will soon turn up at your doorstep.
THANK YOU so much to all the other participants, great work! We hope to see you back for the next Challenge.
Today, I’m up on Maja Design blog for the last time. After 4 years, it’s time for me to say goodbye and it’s never easy, but don’t worry, you will continue to see me on the web. I want to thank Marie again for having me for such a long time, her kindness, and for her generosity.
And for my last project, I made a layout featuring the Vintage Basics collections: I used the Summer and Spring collections. I work with another of my family treasure: on the photo, taken by my maternal grandfather, you can see his mother with his brother.
First I stamped randomly with a dark brown ink and different stamps. When done, I primed the background with clear gesso.
I mixed together a brown magical with white crackle paste to add a design with a stencil. To give the effect of a peeling design I used my palette knife to remove some part of the design. I let dry naturally to allow the crackle to appear.
In the meantime, I soaked some flower chipboards in order to give them more dimension and texture. I gently pulled apart the edges to add more texture. After drying, I primed them with white gesso and I used blue and brown inks to add some colors.
I just added some gold shimmer to the white flowers and some brown ink to the leaves. I colored also some leaves chipboards with the brown ink as well as a mix of different sizes of Art Stones.
When the crackle paste was dry, I added some colors with the same inks to the background. Next, I cut a few papers to add under the photo before gluing all the embellishments.
To finish the layout I add some fine glitters on top of the flowers chipboards and the Art Stones.
Maja Design papers:
1rt of March
6th of March
Jennifer Snyder here to present with a get-well card made from Maja Design’s fabulous Denim & Friends collection.
This collection is one of my favorites for layering. The patterns and florals combined with the blues and soft browns in this collection make this versatile for both men’s and women’s cards.
These are the papers I used from the collection:
This is a closer look at the layers of the card as well as the sentiment.
I added a piece of fun foam under the sentiment piece to give a little volume and dimension.
The sentiment stamp is from JustRite Papercrafts.
Maja Design has introduced a solid collection to coordinate with the Denim & Friends collection. It’s called Monochrome – Shades of Denim and it is a set of solid colors that are custom selected for the Denim & Friends papers.
One last view of the complete card.
Have a wonderful day.