Brothers

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Posted by Pascale B

27 April, 2017 - , ,

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Hello Sweeties

Today I’m up on Maja Design blog with a new layout. I used both the Enjoying Outdoors and the Vintage Romance collections. I chose a photo of my grandfather and his brother.

Brothers by Pascale B.

I primed the background with clear gesso. Then I added a design with a doily stencil and white gesso. When dry, I added a second design with another stencil and a metallic acrylic paint.

Brothers by Pascale B.

Then I cut the background into four pieces and glued them on another paper.

Brothers by Pascale B.

I cut a few papers from the 6×6 paper pack from both collections to add under the photo. I die cut some leaves in a watercolor paper and colored them with Glimmer Glam and acrylic paint.

Brothers by Pascale B.

I added a few flowers as well as some doily’s pieces.
Brothers by Pascale B.

When everything was in place, I added some colors with differents kind of paints.

Brothers by Pascale B.

I finished the layout with some random stamping.

Maja Design papers:

The great nature bs Enjoying Outdoors paper stack Happily ever after 841 - Vintage Romance Paper pack
Enjoying Outdoors Vintage Romance
The great nature bs 6×6 paper pack Happily ever after 6×6 paper pack

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First Communion Exploding Box

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Posted by Maja Nowak

26 April, 2017 - ,

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Good morning, Maja friends, welcome to the blog today :)

May is traditionally the month of First Communions in Poland, so I’m making a lot of cards and other gifts these days. And today I have an exploding bozx to share that I made, as money is still quite a popular gift, and there’s no more elegant way of giving money than an exploding box :)

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As you can see, I used the beautiful Sofiero collection – its delicate patterns and subtle colour palette are simply perfect for the occasion. I decorated the box lid with flowers in matching colours:

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After opening, the box reveals the contents:

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I decorated on of the sides with a stamped girl image that I hand-coloured with Distress inks, and a chipboard cross with the flower cluster – I die-cut hte  vine leaves from the green paper of the Monochrome pad – I just love this addition!

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There’s also a space for writing in wishes, and a dimensional chipboard chalice, decorated with another flower cluster:

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…and the band for sliding in a roll of banknotes 😉

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I really like the way the papers go with flowers and embellishments, giving a soft and delicate look. Now I only need a box for a boy! :)

 

Here’s what I used:

Other: chipboard: Scrapiniec, Anemone; stamps: Whiff of Joy, Lemonade; dies: Magnolia, Spellbinders; flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; Distress inks, glitter: Ranger;  wax string, bling, washi tape: my stash.

And what is your idea for the First Communion gift?

See you soon!

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“She loves in Colour” by Tina Ollett

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Posted by Tina Ollett

25 April, 2017 - ,

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Hello again everyone! Tina Ollett with you again today to share my next Maja project with you.
Today I have something much more different than I would normally do as a project for Maja. Whenever I look at my collections of Maja I see Vintage, Shabby, Shabby Chic. But never have I considered something country rustic! Well that is exactly what I have created for you today. This all come about when I come across my other Design Team project Moodboard at Dusty Attic. Of course by now you would all know that each and every project I create has an element or should I say a lot of elements of chipboards. Well anyway their moodboard this month motivated me to go in search for that perfect paper collection that could combine all this and more.

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Walking in the forest was the most perfect fit for my project today. All the rustic colours of the countryside!  You will see that choosing the papers for me was the hardest decision of all in the video that I made for this project today. If you keep scrolling through my blogpost you will find the link.

I have titled this project ……….“She loves in colour”…………

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My photo of choice for today’s project was one taken late last year of my eldest daughter with a friend that we would see on my girls’ afternoon Violin tuition lessons. This friendly beauty lives in the paddock of the house that I would park at. And on most afternoons it would walk to my car just to check and see who it was! I was able to capture this gorgeous photo of both these beauties on one of our afternoon visits.

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For this layout I have used my Maja Design papers in my layering with lots of blooms, chipboards and elements cut from the Die Cut sheet.

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And from a different view.

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You can see above that I have used a chipboard quote. My title for this layout was taken from the quote. It reads:

She see in black and white, thinks in greys but loves in colour…..

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And the flowers are all from the 49andMarket series of Rustic Blooms. These were co-ordinated with some Dusty Attic chipboards that were coloured with differing mediums from Distress Inks to Rusting Powders and Crackle. If you follow the link below you will see how these were all dressed in the video.

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This chippie was simply dressed with a little Liquid Pearls.

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You can see above the layering of these gorgeous papers from Maja Designs. The die cut sheets are a fabulous idea to add that touch of difference to any layout. The journal cards I used from the Die Cut sheet were cut into mutiple pieces to make them go further. All the layers of patterned papers were sanded, distressed and randomly inked.

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Again you can see the layering along with the added embellishments.

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This little cute guy above was fussy cut from the Die Cut sheet. He is just too cute to leave out, don’t you think?

For my layout I have used the following papers from

Walking in the Forest :

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The colours of fall ( a and b)

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Die Cut Sheet (a and b sides)

Well that is all from me today. I do hope you enjoyed your visit here! As I mentioned I have made a video to go with my post here. Just click on the link below to take you to it! Enjoy!!

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Until next time happy crafting and take care.

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Winner of the April Mood Board

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Posted by Camilla Lilliesköld

24 April, 2017 -

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Hi there!

Happy to see you here today. This month we had a fabulous mood board challenge and, as always, a completely fantastic response..! ♥
Do you remember the mood board?

Mood Board April 2017

And here are all the amazing entries:

Aleksandra Mihelič, Slovenia

Aleksandra Mihelič, Slovenia

Antonia Moreno - Spain

Antonia Moreno – Spain

Boucham Faiza, France

Boucham Faiza, France

Cindy Wille, the Netherlands

Cindy Wille, the Netherlands

Daria Burmistrova, Russia

Daria Burmistrova, Russia

Debbie Hawke, UK

Debbie Hawke, UK

Jeanette Frydenberg, Norway

Jeanette Frydenberg, Norway

Katie Kempton, Canada

Katie Kempton, Canada

Kellie Hill, USA

Kellie Hill, USA

Kerstin F, Germany

Kerstin F, Germany

Lenet Mos, The Netherlands

Lenet Mos, The Netherlands

Magda De Bruyne, Belgium

Magda De Bruyne, Belgium

Maria Loijen Netherlands

Maria Loijen, Netherlands

Marjut Laine, Finland

Marjut Laine, Finland

Marjut Laine, Finland

Marjut Laine, Finland

Maya Stenshagen, Norway

Maya Stenshagen, Norway

Olesya Erankevich, Russia

Olesya Erankevich, Russia

Pia Baunsgaard, Denmark

Pia Baunsgaard, Denmark

Ramona Schmitt Germany

Ramona Schmitt, Germany

Tetiana Arkhipova, Ukraine

Tetiana Arkhipova, Ukraine

 

And the winner is…

 

 

 

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Aleksandra Mihelič from Slovenia..!

Aleksandra Mihelič, Slovenia

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A huge congrats to you, Aleksandra..! Your lovely box is just amazing! We love it.
A whole Maja collection of your choice is coming your way. ♥

 

I’ll see you next week when it’s time for a new mood board..!
Until then, take care.. ♥

Camilla

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Gratitude Journal by Keren Tamir

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Posted by Keren Tamir

23 April, 2017 -

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Hi Everyone, Its Keren here for the Maja Design blog with a new project.

I created another gratitude journal using the Vintage Summer basics collection.

I covered a plain notebook with the 1922 paper from the collection and even cut a small border for the edge

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for the doily under the flowers I used the 1904 paper as it was pretty neutral. Then I embellished with some Prima Marketing flowers and vines.

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I used the Vintage Summer Basics collection to cover this journal:

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and here are the papers I used from the collection:

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Thank you so much for visiting the Maja Design Blog

Have a Wonderful day!!

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Keren Tamir

I'm Keren Tamir a self taught scrapbooker, mixed media artist and designer. Since I was a child, I always loved art. I used to doodle on my notebooks and on anything I could get my hands on. ​ Fourteen years ago I discovered scrapbooking and fell in love with it. One of the main reasons I started scrapbooking was to preserve memories and photos for my children. Scrapbooking opened a creative door to something that I had longtime forgotten I'd loved. It gave me peace of heart and mind. visit my blog for more inspiration: https://kerentamir.blogspot.ca