“Thinking of you” by Tina Ollett

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20 January, 2021 - ,

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Hello and welcome back Maja Design friends. I hope this post finds you safe and well. Today I am back to share my next project using the gorgeously stunning paper collection of “Miles Apart”. The pastel colours of this collection always lead me to using Sepia photos. And close at hand was this photo of me from our wedding day quite some years ago. I have never used it before, so I am really glad that I chose this range to scrap with it.

I selected the sheets below to start off my project. I used the bs of “A few words” for my background page. I love this piece with all the additional handwriting and slight colouring over the background. I made lots of layers using “Keep in touch” and “Keeping busy” both a and b sides of each was used. I distressed my papers and layered them up using old board. I also tore some sections to run across the background page.

I chose to use 2 sheets of “The little things”. From the first sheet I did a lots of fussing cutting of the flowers and leaves as you will see above. I used a second pieces to add some layers in my project behind the chipboards.

The layering of this project was the most time consuming part this time around. I also used chipboards to help add more layers in. Each of these pieces were coloured with relief paste and sanded back to give the worn shabby look of time gone by. I also added in some extra flowers from my stash and a little muslin and flower pearls to keep with the prettiness of the papers. I have a few closeup photos for you below.

   

Amongst all the distressed layers I have added in some charms, muslin and flower pearls to keep it simple and shabby. I also added in a little more of the relief paste around some of the paper layers and over this some random stamping using a script stamp.

Well that is all from me today. I hope you enjoyed my post and stay tuned for more Design Team gorgeousness very soon.

Happy Crafting

 

“My love for you” by Tina Ollett

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23 December, 2020 - ,

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Hello Maja Design friends. Thankyou for returning here today. My project I am sharing with you uses the gorgeous gorgeous collection of Miles Apart.
This is  “My love for you”….
It was when I was going through the absolutely stunning paper collection of Maja Design’s new release “Miles Apart” that I came across a quote from the barcode strip of “Keep in touch”, that I knew this was my starting point.
The quote reads:
“If you listen to the wind very carefully, you’ll be able to hear me whisper my love for you”.
Just beautiful don’t you think? So I found my photo to work with this and went to work. I made lots of layers using torn papers from the Maja collection in the tones of the blues and apricot as in the moodboard below. I couldn’t believe really how close these colours were.

 

They are as listed below.

 

Keep in touch “A”
“Keep in touch “B”

 

“Keeping Busy” “A”

 

 “Keeping Busy” “B”

  
I did a little embossing in white around the outside of the background using a stitching stamp from 49andMarket. I also added in some texture using Rangers White Crackle paste and some random stamping in Archival Ink in Watering Can. The barstrip with the quote was cut up and distressed.
 
I used a number of gorgeous pieces of Dusty Chipboards some you will probably have to look very hard to see but they are there. For me it is all about the layers. So starting off once all my paper layers were down I added in the new release chipboard the “Flowering Vine”. I have used the smaller vine from this pack. It was dressed in white crackle paste along with Inka Golds in the colours of mint and apricot.

I have used a number of flower packs. Some from 49andMarket and some from Prima Marketing to create my flower clusters.

 

Lots of lace and leaves with pretty flower pearls and muslin were also added in amongst these layers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well that is all from me today. I do hope you have enjoyed this blogpost. I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very blessed and safe Christmas and New Year.
Can’t wait to see you all back here again next year.
Thanks for calling by.
Teen x

 

 

Merry Christmas Cards by Tina Ollett

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20 November, 2020 -

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Welcome Maja Design friends. Tina here with you today to share a couple of very cute Christmas Cards that I created with the newest Christmas collection : “Traditional Christmas.”

For those that know me well probably know that cards are really not my thing. I am a scrapbooker but when I opened up my goodies box from Marie I could not resist. This new collection truly is a remarkable Christmas collection filled with soft and elegant vintage touches.

Diecuts

 

Christmas Apples A and B side

 

Family Gatherings A and B side

Moss Green

Monochrome Moss Green

And these little guys, aren’t they just the cutest Elves or Gnomes ever? And the papers are just amazing…. and I especially love the sheets of apples and also the present parcel pages. So the apples paper were my starting point. I also used the polkadots and the striped pages as well as a couple of tags from the ephemera page, just some of my favourite pieces from this collection.

I made many layers from the papers using a and b sides distressing and sanding the edges.

I embellished with lots of gorgeous flowers and trims from 49andMarket and a chipboard title from Dusty Attic that was dressed in gold embossing powders. I also added in glitters and fibres.

Well that is all from me today. I hope you enjoyed your visit. Take care and stay safe. xx

 

“Time Passes” by Tina Ollett

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28 October, 2020 -

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Hello and welcome today Maja Design friends. Tina with you here today to share my next Design Team post with you. It has been some time since I created for Maja and I so miss playing with the gorgeous papers. Today’s project was created using inspiration from one of my favourite Vintage Basics collections – Autumn. It was only when I was trimming the barcode from the base of this gorgeous patterned paper that I decided to add shades of purple as the barcode had the title ” A time forever etched in our hearts and memories”. Such a beautiful quote and I had intended to use it until I looked closely at the paper and saw in the bottom left the “Time Passes” in brown text. I decided to leave it as my title, nice and simple.

I used two sheets of the Vintage Autumn Basics No VII so that I could use both sides of the papers. And I also incorporated the purple sheet of Vintage Autumn Basics No VI BS. I love this combination of colours and I just couldn’t go past using them without a sepia coloured photo. I used a photo of my youngest from a trip to our Centenary Lakes around the goosepond. This was some years back but I do remember it well.

I dressed the first of the No VII paper using the B side firstly. I made a mix of pigment powder in Black Silver with some crackle paste through a Dusty Attic brick stencil. Once the crackle was dried I coloured over the stenciling with some Chalk Paint in Roman Pines. I also did some embossing of a script stamp in Antiquities Weathered White. I also did some stamping with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.

I cut some of the leftover papers in differing sizes to mount behind my photo. They were distressed sanded and inked with the Walnut Distress Ink.

I embellished with lots of mdf’s from i.craft Designs. Some were embossed and some were painted in chalk paints.

I hand dyed some muslin with a parisian rinse. This gives a gorgeous beige colour which contrasted beautifully with my Vintage Autumn papers. I also used a locket mould and beautiful florals from 49andMarket and icraft Designs. Also I added some pearls from Dusty Attic and finally some pretty mini prills in silver and some splashes of watered down white gesso.

And some more close-up pics for you .

Well that is all from me today. Thankyou so much for taking the time to pop by. I hope you have found some small piece of inspiration from my project today to help with your next crafting project.

Until next time take care and happy crafting.

Hugs

 

“Let your smile change the world” by Tina Ollett

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20 August, 2020 -

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 Hello and welcome Maja Design friends. It has been a little while since I last was here. But I am back finally today to share with you my newest creation called “Let your smile change the world”. I thought this title  was quite apt for our challenging times at present.

So of course being my first project back after a long break, I was so keen to use the latest release papers from Maja Design which is called “Miles Apart”. Oh how my heart melts every time I look at these papers. They are simply so soft and subtle with that always so special vintage aspect of the Maja Design line of papers.
My starting point here was gutting and distressing and then the layering of my papers. I chose the pink from “Distance” to frame the layout and “Stay Home” were used as the centre piece. And then along the way I found the addition of the Aloe from the beautiful 49andMarket Seaside Blooms flowers, helped keeping the project soft and subtle.
Distance
Hopeful
Monochromes – Shades of miles – Steel Blue
I chose a portrait photo, that I adore of my youngest, and swapped it to black and white and printed them out in differing sizes. I layered these up on torn sections and cut mats of the leftover “Miles Apart” papers. I also cut a heart freehand from the “Distance” leftovers.
I have used lots of gorgeous Dusty Attic chipboards and 49andMarket flowers to help embellish this project and frame my photos.
 
All my chipboard pieces were primed with a Liquitex Clear Gesso. This helps to protect the chipboard from becoming too wet from the medias. I think it also gives your chipboard a truer colour from whatever medium you are adding. They were, once dried, coloured with acrylic paints.
I also added in a little random stamping using Walnut Stain distress ink and a 49andMarket stamp. But really I didn’t need to do too much to this background as it had a lot of detail already there.
And the full  Sentimental Quote at the top right of the layout reads :
“Let your smile change the world, but don’t let the world change your smile.”
 
And that is all from me today.
Until next that I am here, take care and happy crafting.
Hugs
 
Other Products Used
Dusty Attic Chipboards
49andMarket’s Seaside Blooms Aloe
49andMarket’s Garden Petals Ballet Slipper
49andMarket’s Tickets and Numbers
Distress Ink Walnut Stain
Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint Rose Gold
Ranger Liquid Pearls Blush
Little Birdie Matt Chalk Paint – Whipped Seafoam
Little Birdie Matt Chalk Paint – Rainy Day