Hello and welcome Maja fans. It is Tina with you today to share my next Maja project with you.
As you are all aware I am sure, I love anything to do with the beach. My heart skips a beat when I think sunshine and sand. And yesterday while I was clearing away my desk of the Nyhavn collection from another Maja creation I came across 3 pieces that I had not noticed before. The colours of these papers instantaneously sent mind mind thinking ……. aha a beach layout that will be perfect.
This is “Sun Kissed”
And below are the 3 sheets of papers from the Nyhavn Collection that I have used to start my project.
I used Historical Atmosphere as my background piece. I then did some tearing of the Sunnyside. I have to say that this piece is just magical in my eyes. I could not go without using this piece. I adhered pieces of Sunnyside throught the centre of my layout running vertically. I then did some matting of my black and white portrait photo. These pieces of matting were distressed and sanded a little to give that worn look that you often see with beach layouts.
Once everything was glued in place including my photo, I primed the papers using some clear gesso.
I also added in some stencilling using the “Cobblestones” stencil from Dusty Attic. I then painted some white gesso over my papers to lighten certain areas and to highlight others. I then went on to give my page more colours using some Dusty Attic Acrylic paints in Bisque and Faded Denim.
I then went on to change up the colours of my 49andMarket flowers from older collections to co-ordinate with my page. Some of these flowers were a bluebell colour which looked beautiful with the faded denim over the top. I also added in some beautiful Dusty Attic chipboard frames and flourishes and an anchor to help embellish my page.
And lastly I adhered all my coloured embellishments along with some extra seashells found at our last trip to the beach. some of these were quite bulky so I had to cut the backs away to fit them where they needed to sit.
Well that is all from me today. Thank you for taking the time to visit and have a look at my project.
Until next time happy crafting.
Happy Sunday Maja Fans.
Tina with you today to share my latest project using the gorgeous new release collection of “Celebration”. I again used more photos from my wedding day. The photos of my two eldest children and my hubby is a truly special moment. and I love the naturalness of it all. As always when photographing children they don’t always do what you want and in these photos you can see that that is exactly what happened, but I think that is what makes them extra special photos.
The first gorgeous piece from Celebration that I used is called “Anniversary”, a totally stunning piece I really couldn’t got past using this, but I decided to also use the the bs of this piece as it is equally gorgeous. I tore my piece turned the bottom over and then went to work embellishing my page.
I wanted to keep my layout stylish and a little elegant. And since our photos were taken out in the garden I decided to add some garden elements to my layout. For example the chipboard birdbath and old shabby window shutters and of course lots and lots of beautiful florals.
Above you can see the Dusty Attic chipboards that I used and the textures and colours which I have dressed my embellishments in. I wanted to keep the colours quite neutral and soft.
I decided to use two photos from the shoot both where my son was obviously not concentrating on the camera. Just too cute I reckon !! I also cut a clock from the Maja Designs Vintage Summer collection and added it to my layout atop of the smaller lacey heart photo frame and I added the Roman Numerals “IV” for the 4 of us. Thought it was quite fitting for my layout.
And to keep with the elegance of the page I have coloured some of my chipboards and flowers and leaves with a gold in the colour of Miner Miner from Shimmerz Paints. It is a stunning way to highlight pieces on a layout. I have also added in some cutouts of the flowers from a second piece of Anniversary and tucked them in and around the flowers clusters. You can never have too many flowers I think.
That is all from me today. I hope your weekend has been kind to you and you have had some time for crafting.
Until next time take care, hugs………..
Welcome and a very happy New Year to you. Tina with you today to share my project for January.
This layout was inspired by the Dusty Attic Moodboard for the month. I saw it and immediately thought Maja and stylish elegance. And what better way to display all of these than with a wedding photo. A very special photo of my little family from quite a few years ago. But this photo I feel captures all that our day was…..pure happiness and love.
I hope you enjoy this!
Every now and then I come across a patterned paper that really projects gorgeousness in itself. And this piece I selected from the Walking in the forest collection is one of those that I am talking of. It was really all I needed to create this project with …….and em
Flannel Shirt bs
This piece which I find just gorgeous with the suttle foliage at the side I find really elegant. My background was stencilled with some hearts and accentuated using paints and texture paste. I also added a very small amount of stamping.
You can see above the minty colour paint I used to help the photo pop from the page.
I did some layering of chipboards to create a base for my photo to sit upon. I then clustered flowers and lace leaves around this to bring the photo to attention.
Here you can see more layering upon the gorgeous piece of Flannel Shirt bs.
And a few more photos from different views…………..
Above you can see the background hearts which have been dressed and heat set to create dimension.
Here you can see the gorgeous 49andMarket flowers. These have been layered and clustered around the chipboards.
I have also added some hand dyed soft leaf lace to help soften my project.
Well that is all from me today. I hope you have enjoyed your visit. See you again next time and happy scrapping.
Hello lovely friends and a big merry welcome to the Maja blog.
Today I am sadly sharing my last project for 2017. And since we are about to celebrate Christmas I just had to create one more layout depicting the season. My previous post here was a Christmas layout using the beautiful Joyous Winterdays, so I decided to use this same collection again but using the reds, greens and creams of this collection. I have added in a little black to help the project pop!
The focus of my project of course is a black and white photo of my eldest son and youngest daughter in a sweet embrace, enjoying the joys of unwrapping presents on Christmas morning in 2010.
I hope you enjoy this as much as I did creating it.
Below are all the papers I used for “Merry Christmas”. I tore the base of Evergreen to sit upon the Beautiful Pines. I have used the pattern of the pines and made the clusters on my page to look as close to as the pattern. I cut several of the frames down from the Ephemera paper and layered with torn and cut pieces of the remainder of the reverse of Evergreen. I love the little stars on this. Can’t wait to use this piece for another project. I did some stenciling using texture paste through the Dusty Attic script stencil and whilst it was wet sprinkled a little Dress My Craft Sparkling Dust and left it dry to the texture paste. I also did a little random stamping using a script stamp from my collection with black soot distress ink. I have also powder embossed the quote “Remember the moments in between” with black embossing powder at the left of the layout.
I have used a number of pieces of Dusty Attic chipboards to help create the design for my project here. The baubles were all inked with black soot distress ink and coated with Distress Crackle Clear Rock Candy to give an aged look to each. Once it dried I dry brushed them with a little white gesso. The pine sprigs which you can see above were wiped with Distress Ink Bundled Sage and also dressed in a little Distress Crackle too. I sprinkled some Diamond Dust over these whilst they were still wet too and left them to dry.
Here you can see the Antique Frame that I have used to help frame the photo as well as several of the frame mattings from the Ephemera sheet. This was dressed with Gesso, Distress Black Soot ink, Distress Crackle Paint and Diamond Dust.
I have used a number of different blooms from the 49andMarket Vintage Shades collection in shades of Blues, and Reds. I also added in some little pine cones which I have cut in half to sit on my page flat.
And from a different view. Here you can see that I have added in some jute cording and also dressed my finished page with a little or a lot of dry brushing to help tone down the colours especially the black. I wanted it to look aged which I think I did achieve here compared to how it look with only the ink.
Well that is all I have to share with you today. I hope I have inspired you to create something to get into the spirit of Christmas. Or maybe to scrap those special photos you will be taking in the upcoming week.
I would like this opportunity to thank you for all your support this year and to wish you and yours a most festive Christmas season and a very happy New Year.
Stay safe and take care.
Lots of love and hugs………….