Nautical Inspiration

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Posted by Elena Olinevich

23 June, 2017 - ,

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Hello Maja Friends,

each summer I wait for the chance to see the sea. It’s a great disadvantage that I live in the country with no sea, however I do all my best to spend some time by the sea. That is why I like creating nautical albums so much.

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I do love using Maja – Life by the Sea collection, it has the variety of stripes, stars  and other nautical motifs to choose from.

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This time I made a cascade mini album and used some of the pictures taken last summer by the Baltic Sea.

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I used only paper to create my layers and die cut embellishments

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I played with different patterns and skinny size, and even managed to make some fussy cutting

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All of those Sealight pictures as well as the Sail boats are perfect addition to the mini.

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It was fun to enjoy papercrafting and to revise that past time memories.

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I left some pages almost clean and simple, as the background papers are awesome with no extra layers too.

 

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Products used:

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Clear Scraps Mini Album – Cascade Shape, Spellbinders Dies, My Favorite Things Dies.

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Wedding Season

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Posted by Elena Olinevich

9 June, 2017 - , ,

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Wedding Season – this is one more feature for the summer.

Normally it means more wedding cards I create during this period. And if someone asks me to make a card for a wedding, they want something that can be more than a congratulations card. So creating a envelope for a gift card or money is an option.

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I guess that Sofiero collection along with Monochromes is perfect combo.

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These soft shabby colors can bring a delicate feeling

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I am keeping doing several cards at once, using the same elements and just mixing the colors

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What I tried new  – is taking the flowers from different packs, no matter how they suit, but leading them in a cheerful composition. Didn’t want to keep the white boring dominance.

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It was really easy to do, as the candy pallet of Sofiero collection brings the choice for a variety.

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And I have to admit that fabric tulle and organza flowers work really great there.

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as well as the classic frame dies

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Some finishing touches of pearls and rhinestones, and you are finished with a trio of nice cards.

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Supplies used:

Spellbinders Dies

Prima Marketing flowers and Rhinestones

Summer is almost here

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Posted by Elena Olinevich

26 May, 2017 - ,

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Hello Maja Friends,

Few days are left before the Spring ends and the summer officially comes.

I can not believe that finally I will enjoy the outdoor activities and hope that I will have time to craft at the same time.

For today’s post I prepared 5 cards.

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I have a blast working on 5 cards at once. The reason is that I love so much Life in the country collection. It seems that the summer starts and I craft only with these particular papers.

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I mixed red, green and cream brown colors for my cards. They remind me about berries, trees with the leaves and the wind whisper.

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I have been waited so long for this time of Season.

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My cards are almost the same  but they are different, as I didn’t use any similar sketch for them.

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They are mostly celebration cards, I made different sentiments for them as – Congratulations, Anniversary and Birthday.

I do like to have several cards by hand for any occasion, and working on the cards at once gives me the chance to be ready for any special date.

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My recipe for this kind of cards is:

few flowers, string, some dies.

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Adding some craft elements can make it look more bright.

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Have a wonderful weekend everyone.

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Mixing the Collections

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Posted by Elena Olinevich

12 May, 2017 - ,

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Hello Maja Friends. it’s Elena here.

I am very addicted to album making. I consider this is the best way to enjoy the paper and to showcase the beauty of it.

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I have already made many of baby albums, but every time while working on the album for a boy I feel the challenge what kind of embellishments to add, as you can not fill it with the flowers only

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By the way , the flowers can be used , not many , but I guess that the mother will enjoy to have them too.

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But to try find those that remind you the masculine color and play more with the paper.

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A good option is to add various ribbons in blue, teal, yellow.

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also you can mix the Boy Dies – rocket ships, air balloons, cars and others

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I have already told that Maja paper collections are versatile and you can mix the collections for every project you create.

This time I used Vintage Summer Basics as the base for my album, but I also added the paper from Vintage Spring Basics, Vintage Romance  and I mixed even the Christmas papers too.

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Crea Diem is a fabulous collection for any album too.

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So I wanted to give you a heads up that you don’t need to follow the traditional thinking about the name of the collection. You can reveal your imagination with beautiful papers indeed.

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Hope that I have managed to involve you in album making process too.

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so stay tuned for more albums from me

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Time to Fly Layout

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Posted by Elena Olinevich

28 April, 2017 - ,

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Hello Maja Friends,

I do like watercoloring. I ‘ve used to practice it a lot when I was a child. I wish I could do it more often now.

But I found how I can combine scrapbooking and watercoloring

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When I saw new Maja collection – Monochromes, I thought it is a good chance to work more thoroughly on your background. But then I forgot about it, and only after I almost finished my layout, I ‘ve realized that I’ve missed something. and I started sketching and drawing with a brush.

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I have told many times that I love Maja papers as they reflect my favorite colors, and I guess that this color combo is the most natural for me. So first I wanted to keep it’s monochromatic look and played mostly with pink tones.

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I also made some fussy cutting from the Vintage Romance papers. Normally I don’t like roses as the flowers, but this time I cut out several of them

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However my drawing was not about the roses

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It was fun creating the background, I think I need more practice .

Products used:

Prima Marketing Flowers , Gesso and Watercolors.

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