Let it Snow

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Posted by Amy Voorthuis

18 February, 2021 - , , ,

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 Goodmorning Lovely Maja Design Fans,

Today I’d like to share another wintery layout with you all made with some beautiful Maja Design papers. All though I really dislike winter I do love making layouts like this, and I feel another one coming …. since we had some snow in the last 2 weeks {around 20 cm} I went outside with our little princess {and I took a whole bunch of pictures} I find that snow is very peaceful and you can hear yourself think that’s nice sometimes. But oh does it get messy when melting ughhh. It was a while since there was that much snow.

As you can see on my layout I did some handstitching which I find very therapeutic to do…I kept the colors very neutral and the layout is very clean & simple at least for me. On my background I added a crackle stamp and a crackle stencil. I also distressed the edges a lot on the the beautiful boards I just some sprays and snow but I gessod it first.

I am a hugh fan of of Renea’s Bouquets Moonstone Glass Beads so I added a couple randomly on my page can you spot them? For this layout I used a picture of my husband and son when he was little I could have used some newer pictures but this one is very precious to me. For this layout I used two pretty Maja Design collections “Home for the Holidays” & “Joyous Winterdays”

The frame was treated with gesso and then I added some snow and the amazing Gawdie Girl Diamond Fine German Glitter Glass on top of that snow. I aslo did the same with the snowflake beautiful boards. The butterflies I treated a little to with some spray & snow to make it a little less shiny what looked better on this particular layout. As I said before I really love how well the Maja Design papers combine together….love all my maja papers so much 🙂

Maja Design papers used: Joyous Winterdays: Glisten bs & Mr Snowman bs, Home for the Holidays: Together

Thank you so much for visiting the blog today and I hope I have inspired you to create and show us your beautiful art you can always share your work here: Maja Design Facebook page and I if you like the products I worked with please visit here!

Have a wonderful day & stay safe hugs!

 

A Moment to Smile

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Posted by Amy Voorthuis

4 February, 2021 - , ,

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Goodmorning Maja Design Fans,

How nice of you to visit the blog today, I am so sorry for missing my last post on the 18th but our little princess doesn’t sleep anymore during the day since mid January! So I didn’t have something new to show you all {I am not complaining}. I was asked by Renea from Renea Bouquets to be her guest designer for the month February, March & April. And I off course said yes on that because her products are really amazing, a delight to work with and they really coordinate with the lovely Maja design papers. Don’t you think so too?

For this layout I had a beach theme in mind with the lovely teal and cream papers from the “Denim & Friends collection. I totally went for the distressed look for the borders on this page {used distress oxide -vintage photo-} I also used that on the beautiful boards. The beautiful boards frames Victorian Scroll Frame & 2 Accents are treated with rust effect past by finnabair and later on I added the Blue Lagoon wax to give it the teal look to match my flowers.

On the background sheet {Fashion} I added a stamp and a splatter stencil to give it that beachy feeling. The pictures I used are from our vacation to Spain back in 2010 {doesn’t Kevin look cute??} Oh and boy am I in love with those amazing dragonflies aren’t they the best {Tiny Treasures Suncatcher Teal Dragonflies}

On the background paper I also sprayed with some different colors of  Lindy’s sprays that matched my papers. To finish of my layout I also added some art stones and some gorgeous No hole seafoam glass Microbeads by Renea Bouquets. As you see in the last picture the beautiful boards are very thick and nicely cut and you can also leave them untreated as I did with the words moment & smile.

Maja Design papers used: Denim & Friends – Streetwear bs & Fashion bs.

  

Thank you so much for visiting the blog today and I hope I have inspired you to create and show us your beautiful art you can always share your work here: Maja Design Facebook page and I if you like the products I worked with please visit here!

Have a wonderful day & stay safe hugs!

Christmas Memories to Cherish

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Posted by Amy Voorthuis

1 January, 2021 - , ,

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Goodmorning everyone,

Happy New Year everyone I hope this year will be much better for everyone then 2020 was……Today I’d like to show you my latest layout. For this layout I combined two collections “Miles Apart”& “I Wish” I really like how well all collections of Maja Design go together…now pink/cherise/peachy & brown always look awesome don’t you think?? I off course used a picture of Abbey the first time next to a Christmas tree a nice memory for her.

I made a layout with lots of layers which I really like to do it gives your work more demension. The brown sheet of the I Wish collection I used for my base underneath that sheet I used the ‘a few words’ sheet of the Miles Apart collection. On the background I used the distressed script stamp by Creative Embellishments with some clear embossing ink and some purely white embossing powder By Lindy’s Stamp Gang.

Then I distressed like a crazy woman ohhhh did I went nuts sometimes you need it to get your shit together. Then I placed the slightly smaller sheet on top of my background with underneath the same sheet as I did behind the brown one. Then I used about four different Lindy’s sprays to compliment my background.

Then I placed the flowers around like I wanted them just like I did with the picture….you see some handmade leaves too in my flower clusters those are made with Cheery Lynn Designs dies and sprayed with lindy’s sprays gold & green. The I added some metal stars & some chipboard Gears by Creative Embellishments.

Maja Design Paper used: Miles Apart: a few words & keep in touch and I Wish: those memories will last.

   

Thank you so much for being here with us today I hope I have inspired you… and we would love it if you share your work with us at the Maja Design Facebookpage …..stay safe & healthy…… Love

The Unforgetable Moments of Childhood Magic

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Posted by Amy Voorthuis

14 December, 2020 - , , , ,

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Goodmorning amazing Maja Design Fans,

I am so happy that you find the time to visit our blog today, here in The Netherlands they just decided to have a hard lockdown due covid-19, I personally think that it’s way to late but who am I right? Luckily in my line of work {optician} we can still be open and help the people who need to see but for my husband it’s a whole other story but he can still go to work but we don’t know for how long. Well enough of the covid-19…..today I’d like to show you another layout that I made with two gorgeous collections “Celebration”& “Nyhavn”

This was a fun and easy page to make also because I don’t have many pictures with snow in it….only when Kevin was a cute little boy. For the bottom part of my layout I used the Nyhavn sheet called sitting at the dock which is one of my all time favorites and for the upper part I used the ephemera sheet of Celebration. At that first sheet I used a awesome winter background stamp by studio light with some stazon jet black ink I stamped randomly, then for the upper part I used a stencil by the dusty attic of stars.

The frame around the picture is also by the dusty attic as is the word childhood. With this layout I will be entering two challenges one is a moodboard of winter and the other one is of childhood & to add some gold. The leaves you see on my layout are dies by cheery lynn designs which I cut out from the Maja Designs monochromes and then treated with lindy’s stamp gang sprays.

I added different golden elements on my layout as glitter glass, gold sprays & finnabair wax on the art pebbles as the finishing touch I added some true snow by arleene’s and some butterflies of the coffee in the arbour collection. I also added some flatbackpearls on the frame.

Maja Design papers used: Celebration Ephemera bs, Nyhavn sitting at the dock bs, Mono White Sand bs of the sofiero & Coffee in the Arbour butterflies are free.

   

Thank you so much for being here with us today I hope you like my work… and we would love it if you share your work with us at the Maja Design Facebookpage …..stay safe & healthy…… Love

Cherish our Little Moments

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Posted by Amy Voorthuis

4 December, 2020 - ,

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Goodmorning lovely Maja Design Fans,

Today I would like to share another layout with you all, but first I want to tell you that if you head on over to my blog you could win one off three collections by Maja Design visit here ==> Amy´s Pretty Papers <== now to my layout! For this one I used my new favorite collection “Miles Apart” I just can’t believe how pretty this collection is can you? I totally went crazy on the fussy cutting part. For this layout I wanted to create a romantic scenery with lace and lots of layers I was totally inspired by the Dusty Attic moodboard of November while creating this layout. The picture is truly my most adorable {and favorite} picture I have of my handsome boy & little princess.

First I cut out the middel part of the thinking of you sheet, 2 centimeters to be exact around the edges. Then I distressed both pieces as much as I could with a tool then with my fingers to make the papers kind of curly at some places. Then I moved my chipboard pieces around and around {I think that took me two whole hours “Oh Boy”} until I liked where I put them.

Then I took the chipboard away after taking a picture first…then you see I added lace in the upper left corner and in the lower right corner and that’s how the papers stay on it’s place {didn’t use any glue here} after that I used some stamps, a stencil, modeling crackle paste & and a bunch of Lindy’s Stamp Gang sprays on the background sheet.

I also used the stencil with some of that same paste to alter the frame around the picture {I had never done that before} but it turned out great at least that’s what I think 😉 hehe Then I treated the rest of the chipboards with white embossing powder by Lindy’s Stamp Gang and later I added some waxes by Finnabair on them too…to finish of my layout I added some prills & sequins and of course some gorgeous butterflies <3

Maja Design papers used: Close at Heart, Thinking of You, Thinking of you-bs, A Few Words-bs and Ephemera, Coffee in the Arbour papers used: Butterflies are free

  

  

Thank you so much for being here with us today I hope you like my work… please don’t forget to visit my blog for winning some Maja Design papers for yourself to create with!!…..stay safe…… Love