All Of Me layout with Sofiero


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20 April, 2014 - ,

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Hi there, its Nadia Cannizzo here with you today..
Today I am sharing with you one more layout I created for Maja Design using the GORGEOUS Sofiero collection. I truly do love this collection.. very very much!
” All Of Me..”

Oh how I love this song by John Legend called “All Of Me”. My journalling on this layout is part of the chorus. It says “You’re my end and my beginning, even when I lose I am winning”. Priceless!!

So I started with the “The Elegant Wine House” paper, and used some Ranger Alcohol Inks, 13arts sprays and Distress Stains to give it colour.



Maja Design paper: Sofiero collection – “The Elegant Wine House” paper

Chipboard: The Dusty Attic – Geometric Border

Hope you like today’s project..

Have a great day ūüôā



Hello with Vintage Autumn Basics


Posted by Nadia Cannizzo

6 April, 2014 - ,

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Good morning!
I am hoping you are all well. Today I am keeping my post a little short. Life is very very busy here and as you all know I have my beautiful 3 daughters to look after who all still need me very very much on a daily basis.
So I am very happy to create and very happy to share here but not every post will be as detailed as before. I hope you do understand..
Anyway, here is a layout I created for Maja Design using their Vintage Autumn Basics collection

This is myself and my eldest daughter at Sea World in Queensland in January .

Here are some close ups. I started with the “NoXIII” paper, and built my layers up from that using a mixture of Distress Stains, Distress Paints and inks.




Maja Design collection: Vintage Autumn Basics – “No XIII” paper

Chipboard Title: The Dusty Attic

Chipboard heart and circles: The Dusty Attic



Vintage Summer Basics cards


Posted by Nadia Cannizzo

23 March, 2014 - ,

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Good morning! Nadia here with you again. I hope this post finds you well.

Today I want to share with you that I created for Maja Design using the gorgeous¬†Vintage Summer Basics collection¬†. Earlier in the month I created a layout with this colour scheme and I REALLY loved it so I went back for more ūüôā

¬†For both cards, I started by applying¬†“1891”¬†paper on the based and going over it with some white gesso lightly.

I then used HEAVY gesso and a Tim Holtz stencil to create the design on the background before  adding some Luminarte Silks Acrylic Paints and yellow inks from 13arts and Dylusions.

I cut strips of off cut paper and adhered to the base paper.


I added some raw Wycinanka chipboard and dabbed some more Silks paint on it.



 For this card, I used the same stencil with just the Dylusions yellow spray and followed the same steps as above.


 Materials List for both cards

Paper: Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics¬†¬†“1946” ,¬†“1891”

Chipboard: Wycinanka

Flowers: Prima Marketing

Titles: Heidi Swapp

Stencil: Tim Holtz

Ink: Dylusions, 13arts Yellow Ink, 13arts Black Ink

Paint: Silks – African Jade.


Best Moments with Vintage Summer Basics


Posted by Nadia Cannizzo

9 March, 2014 - ,

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Hello!!! It’s Nadia here with you today.¬†I’m back today to show you a layout I created for Maja Design using the gorgeous Vintage Summer Basics collection

“Best Moments”
OK OK I know.. this layout is not exactly vintage is it? But I felt that I have been creating using TOO much pink lately so I stayed away from that. Then I also created a layout in blue for the Maja Design March moodboard and wanted to stay away from that. So I was left with neutrals really.. and I am not creating so much with neutrals these days , or even when I do I feel like its missing colour so I went for something REALLY bright. Went through all my colours and decided yellow is something I have not used much lately and.. well .. the rest is history!



¬†SO I really liked the “1946” paper and used that as my base. Because I knew I would be adding a lot of inks , mediums etc on my papers I adhered it to a 12×12 chipboard piece and then applied CLEAR GESSO over the entire base to create a non porous surface.
 I then applied some normal white gesso in some random areas, before goint to town with some yellow mists and inks from various manufacturers.
 I bought this Crafters Workshop leaf stencil about 6 months ago with great hopes of doing something creative one day. Sadly it sat there while I played with my usual fave stencils till I decided this was the layout for change! LOL! So I applied some modelling paste and created a bit of a design on the background and traced some on some cardboard before cutting it out and colouring with some yellow and teal.
¬†Some more mess was made when i decided to add more teal LOL .. Note to self.. dry yellow out before applying teal or it turns to green. So yeah,… don’t do that guys. It takes a lot of covering up with Gesso afterwards lol.
¬†Once the background was ready , I tore some random pieces of the “1891” paper and created some layers behind where I wanted the picture to sit. I also added some masking tape.
Lastly, I added some chipboard from Wycinanka and added some final colour with a paintbrush and some mist.
Materials List
Paper: Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics
Flowers: Prima Marketing
Title: Heidi Swapp
Feather Stencil: The Crafters Workshop
Chipboard: Wycinanka
Stamp: Prima Marketing Vintage Vanity
Inks: Dylusions, Lindy’s Stamp Gang, 13arts
Thats’s it!
I hope you got inspired a little today.
Thanks for dropping by

Ska Vi Ta En Fika cards


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23 February, 2014 - ,

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¬†Good morning everyone. It’s Nadia here with you today.

Today I used the beautiful Ska Vi Ta En Fika collection  to create a set of cards in a bit of a neutral tone just for a bit of a break from all the colour I have been experimenting with lately.

Ska vi ta en fika


Here are my 2 cards.



I picked the darkest colour of the collection, which is almost a dark purple but appears even close to a grey in real life too. The dark base paper of my first card is the¬†“V√•ffla m bj√∂rnb√§rssylt”¬†paper while the lighter heart paper of my second card is the¬†“Plommonkaka”¬†paper.¬†

To start with I applied CLEAR gesso on both my cards because I wanted a non porous surface that still showed the background paper clearly. 

Now I will show you some close ups of both the cards as I applied the same techniques to both…


I applied THICK white gesso down the center of both the cards in a T design. Once that dried up, I applied a few strips of contrasting paper in a + design together with some tissue paper.


I then stamped a number stamp on the background and I also stamped a circle stamp which I coloured in with Gelatos and Faber Castell Big Brush pens.

Then, as you can see in the image above, I layers some chipboard, mesh tape and die cuts on top of that.


I then added some Manor House Creations flowers on top and softened their look a bit by applying some silver ink on top of the black ones.


Lastly, I applied a a silver mist and a silver ink directly on the background to create some colour.


Materials List

¬†Paper: Maja Design – Ska Vi Ta En Fika?V√•ffla m bj√∂rnb√§rssylt”¬†,¬†Plommonkaka”

Flowers:  Manor House Creations- Tea Roses Black , Apple Blossoms

Chipboard: Wycinanka

Die Cuts: Heidi Swapp

Stamp: Prima Marketing Stitch stamp РCircles , PaperArtsy Mini Stamp- Numbers

Tissue Paper: Tim Holtz

Ink: Ecoline РBlack, Izink РSilver

Mist: Heidi Swapp РTinsel

Other: Faber Castell Gelatos , Faber Castell Big Brush Pens