Hello there Maja fans. Thanks for stopping by the blog. Today I have a layout to share with you & it features my baby grandson, Henry. I don’t do that many boy layouts so when I saw these gorgeous papers from the “Life By the Sea” collection, I thought how perfect they were for a boy layout.
For my background I have used “The Westcoast” paper. Love these gorgeous nautical stripes. I have put a strip of the “Landmark” paper behind the top & bottom. Because it is a plainer paper, I think it makes a nice contrast.
The little kite I have made at the side of the photo was out of some of the scraps I had left over of both the “Landmark” & some “Sailing” papers.
Next up I decided to make a little pinwheel. I used the “Drop the Anchor” paper for this. I like the way you can see both side of the paper on this.
I also used up some of the decorator strips which are on the bottom of every Maja paper, & ran them vertically down my page to add a graphic element to the design.
Next up I decided to make a little circular pleated embellishment using the “Landmark” paper too. I just love the way this collection mixes & matches so perfectly.
Some string for texture, some ink splatters, a little stamping, a few layers & some 2Crafty chipboard.
Hey presto, all done. I know we all like to do pretty creations using pretty papers & lots of flowers, but occassionally we have to do some boy things & what better range to do it with, than this “Life By The Sea” collection.
These are the four Maja Design papers I have used….
Until next time.
Hello Maja fans, welcome to the blog. Today I have a layout to share with you that I have created using some papers from the “Enjoying Outdoors” collection.
For the main background I have used the “Beautiful Trees” paper from that collection. Such a lovely shade of earthy green, my favourite colour. 🙂
All of the chipboard I have used is from 2Crafty Chipboard.
I cut a tag out of the “Tags & Journalling” paper, also from the same collection too & popped it in among my layers. I have also used lots of gorgeous flowers too.
If you look close you will see I have actually scrunched the paper a little, I wet it under the tap, scrunched it up like this & then dried it off. Wetting it just makes it easier to do this technique. When dry I also distressed the edges a little as well. It just creates a nice textural element to the layout I think.
After doing that I then stuck it to a piece of the “Woodlands” paper, from the same collection. I think the stripe makes such a nice contrast. I also used some of the “Woodlands” stripe behind the photo too.
I have listed the papers used below. Hope this helps you.
The one on the left is the “Woodlands” paper, the middle one is the “Beautiful Trees” paper & the one on the right is the “Tags & Journalling Cards”. These are all from the Enjoying Outdoors collection.
Until next time.
Hello there Maja fans. Thanks for stopping by. Today I have another layout to share with you & I have again used the fabulous “Vintage Summer Basics” collection. It has to be one of my favourite Maja Design collections because it is so versatile.
For the panel across the middle of my layout I have used the “1905” paper & for my background I have used the “1932” paper & as you can see they compliment each other so well. Because they are fairly neutral too, you can then add pretty much any accessory colour. Here I have added pinks & yellows.
Before I started, I added a light coat of gesso to the papers which makes them a little lighter, but I wanted to then do a little stencilling with some texture paste. When I had finished the stencilling, I then added a little pink in the way of some mists & finished off with some stamping. I always like to add a little mixed media to my layouts.
I have also used some lovely little mini words, heart frame & chippie foliage all from 2Crafty Chipboard.
Lots of beautiful flowers to finish off with.
Here are the Maja Design “Vintage Summer Basics” papers I have used to create my layout. The one on the left is the “1905” & the one on the right is the “1932”. Fabulous aren’t they.
Well thats all for today. Until next time.
Hello there Maja fans & welcome to the blog. Today I have a layout featuring my little grandaughter & I have done it a little different to how I normally scrap!!! I have actually cut the photo out and made it a little 3D against the background. I have used some papers from the “Vintage Summer Basics” collection.
Naturally I have gone with lots of beautiful flowers & I have painted all the 2Crafty chipboard in black to create a good contrast to this fabulous paper.
I have also done some mixed media around the photo cluster & added lots of stamping, micro beads & added a little watercolour as well.
For my background I have used the “1891” paper & I have torn a strip to place along both the top & bottom edges using the “1905” paper. Both these papers are from the “Vintage Summer Basics collection.
Here is a close up of the photo fussy cut out. It is a great idea if there are things you don’t want to see in the background of the photo, although not all photos are suitable for doing this & I would never cut up an original.
Here is another close up of that “1891” paper. I think it gives this layout a rather modern edge.
Below you can see the papers I have used.
Thats all for today & I will see you back here again in a couple of weeks.
Hello Maja fans, welcome to the blog. Today I have a rather cute little handbag that I made to show you. It is actually a gift bag. Isn’t is just so sweet? I made it using the “1903” from the “Vintage Summer Basics” collection for the base of the bag & then trimmed it using “7th of April” from the “Vintage Spring Basics” collections.
I have also made a VIDEO TUTORIAL to go with it.
TO VIEW VIDEO CLICK HERE….
I created a handmade flower & this delightful little bow using the “7th of April – Vintage Spring Basics”. This delightful stripe paper is actually the reverse side of the spotty “7th of April” paper.
When I made the little paper flower I also cut some tuille netting with my die cut machine to layer in between the paper petals & finished it off with a few pearl stamens. I think this adds a little pizaz to my handmade flower.
This photo shows how it looks when open. Just a perfect size for a small gift & so very novel too. Lastly I finished it off with a small four inch square doiley I cut out of some white cardstock. You could also write a greeting on this doiley as well.
Maja Design Papers Used
“7th of April-Vintage Spring Basics”…………..”1903-Vintage Summer Basics”
Well thats all from me today, I do hope you take the time to watch my video on how I created this over on the Maja Design You Tube channel. It really is a very easy project that only takes about ten minutes to make.
Until next time.