Lovely Billy

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Posted by Lenet Mos

18 January, 2018 - ,

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Hello this is Lenet,

here I am with my second layout , this time I used papers from the gorgeous new collection Celebration.

I really love the vintage feel of the sepia/grey /black papers and thought the were perfect to use for this lovely picture of Billy Holliday.

I used three different papers each a little smaller than the other for my background. I made some crackle with embossing paste and a mask,

and made it a little smudged and old looking with some tea stain distress ink.

As for the mat behind the picture I used the monochromes Shades of Celebration ,that come with this new collection.

On the picture I placed a pearly  and black rhinestone border from want2scrap and some gardenia’s the flowers she always wore in her hair.

The round black chippie with the word lovely is from Dusty attic the flowers from Prima, Wild Orchid crafts and 49and Market

On both sides of the picture I used a cut in half swirly corner from Dusty Attic that I colored with black glitter embossing powder I mixed myself.

That’s it for this lay out, I hope you like it.

Thanks for visiting,

 

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For Grandma And Grandpa

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Posted by Maja Nowak

17 January, 2018 - ,

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Good morning, dear Maja Friends, welcome to the blog today!

In a couple of days grandkids in Poland are going to celebrate the Gradma and Grandpa days. We all know how important is the role of grandparents to kids, and so it’s one of our most favourite celebrations. for that occasion I made two cards, for grandma and grandpa:

Perhaps you’ve recognised the collection I used for my cards? Yes, that’s our latest release, Celebration 🙂 Both cards have the same design and feature the images of elegant vintage people.

For the grandma’s card I selected mauve papers from the collection:

 

I layered papers, added a chipboard filigree decorated with a pearl brad and a flower cluster adorned with printed ribbon:

The grandpa’s card features blue papers:

 

I also used a chipboard piece on the layers of papers, but to give it a more masculine feel I chose a net fragment and added gears and a nail brad apart from the flowers:

The Celebration collection is just perfect for any festivity, with its subtle colours and classy patterns.

What do you think?

 

And here’s the list of my supplies:

Maja Design papers:

Other: stamps: Lemonade; flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; brads: Rahyer, Craftmania; chipboard: Scrapiniec; ribbon, string: my stash.

 

That’s all for today, thank you for stopping by and see you soon!

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My Absolute Favourite

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Posted by Mary Catt

16 January, 2018 - , ,

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Hello Maja fans!

I wish you all a very happy New Year full of health, love and hapiness. Mary with you today to share my inspiration for January.

When I found that beautiful photo on Pinterest, I wanted to scrap it and finally I made a soft wintery layout in grey and teal colors, with lots of flowers, laces and chipboards. But, before I continue more I want to give all the proper credits to the ”unknown” photographer.

I combined two paper collections, the ”Nyhavn” and the ”Vintage Summer Basics”. I choose the ”Sitting at the Dock” paper from the ”Nyhavn” collection for my background paper. Then, I added some layers with the ”Eating Out” paper from the same collection and the ”1934” from the ”Vintage Summer Basics”.

First, I gave my background a coat of clear gesso. When it was dried, I added some texture with snowflake paste and a stencil and then I used graphite paste with a second stencil to give more contrast on my page. I also made some stamping here and there. I continued by coloring my page with the sparks ”Mermaid Sparkle” acrylic paint. 

I painted the flourish chipboards with the metallique ”Silver Spoon” acrylic paint and the chipboard title with the sparks ”Mermaid Sparkle” acrylic paint. Then, I gently rubbed them with the ”Vintage Gold” wax. The chipboards I used, are from Dusty Attic.

When everything was glued down, I added some art stones and glitter. I also made some splatters with white gesso diluted with some water.

Papers used:

 

That’s all for today, my friends!

Thank you for stopping by!

 

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Justine

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Posted by Pascale B

15 January, 2018 -

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Hello Sweeties

I wish you all a happy new year 2018 full of happiness, joy, and creativity. Maja Design has this new collection Celebration create especially for their 10th anniversary. When I saw the collection, I thought immediately about this photo of my paternal grandmother taken in the twenties!

Justine by Pascale B.

I used two stamps with two inks to add the first design. One little anecdote, one of the stamps I used is, in fact, an extract of her parents’marriage certificate. Next, I primed the background with clear gesso.

Justine by Pascale B.

When the gesso was dry, I added a design with a stencil and two pastes: Graphite and Brown Rust.

Justine by Pascale B.

While the pastes were drying, I die cut some leaves in a watercolor paper. I colored them with different inks as well as flowers.

Justine by Pascale B.

Next, I cut a few papers to add under the photo and before gluing all the embellishments I colored the background with different inks.

Justine by Pascale B.

To finished the layout, I added some mica flakes and glitter.

Justine by Pascale B.

Maja Design papers:


Celebration

Welcome

Entertainement

6×6 Pad

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Pascale B

Hello, I’m Pascale B. from France.
Since I began to scrap, flowers are part of my layouts, and I gradually started to use mixed media as well. I don’t know how to define my style, perhaps something like free vintage shabby style could be a good definition.
Visit me at www.pbhobby.blogspot.com

Winners of our Giveaway

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Posted by Camilla Lilliesköld

15 January, 2018 -

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Hi sweeties!

It’s time to pick a winner for our giveaway. Or, wait – let us pick two..! We are in a nice Birthday mood today. 😉

Let us congratulate Beverly Jordan and Danielle..!
You will both win a whole set of our brand new collection Celebration (release this week!) including the matching Monochromes papers. Please contact us at camilla@majadesign.nu so we can get your addresses. ♥

Thanks for stopping by..!

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Camilla Lilliesköld

I work as a Public Relations Coordinator here at MajaDesign and I have the pleasant task to coordinate this fabulous Creative Team, and from time to time also give you some exciting news and updates from the Maja Office. <3