Summer Blossoms Card

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Posted by Nancy Dynes

13 June, 2017 - , ,

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Hello and welcome to the Maja Design Blog! It’s Nancy today, with a new card to share. This week I’m inspired by the abundant seasonal blooms found all across the lovely city of Charleston. Summer is my favorite time of year. My soul truly blossoms with the long sunny days, warm weather, and beautiful flowers.

You’ll find quite a bit of layering along with a couple of my handmade wildflowers featured here. Each layer is artfully torn, distressed, and stitched together.

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A tutorial for the wildflowers can be found on my blog. Lace adds a bit of vintage inspired texture. I rummaged around in my stash to find the pearl earring, glass pearls, and the Prima resin piece. Additional lace and twine create a frilly finishing touch.

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If you look closely you’ll notice a few butterflies have made a home here as well. The sentiment is rubber stamped in archival ink.

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Maja Design Papers Used: 

Other Supplies: lace, twine, rubber stamp, white paper flowers, flower stamens, butterfly punch, pearls and earring  from my stash. Prima resin bridge, Magnolia Rose Leaf Die, Tim Holtz Tattered Flowers Die,  Tim Holtz distress tool and Mini Mister, flower shaping kit, archival ink, sewing machine, and thread.   

Thanks so much for being with us today. Don’t forget to check out our June Mood Board Challenge. You have plenty of time to enter your lovely project for a chance to win an entire Maja Design paper collection! May your day be filled with sweet summer breezes and crafty inspiration!

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Nancy Dynes

My name is Nancy Dynes. I love creating with layers, dimension, and all things feminine. Maja Design Papers speak to me and inspire my imagination. I am honored to be a member of this amazing Creative Team, and look forward to growing in my craft while working alongside these talented artists.

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Posted by Mary Catt

11 June, 2017 - , , ,

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Layout

Hello my dear friends!!!

It’s Mary here with you today and I want to share with you my latest layout feauturing the ”Vintage Autumn Basics” collections.

A layout in blue tones that was inspired by the beautiful photo which I found on Pinterest. And, before I continue I want to give all the proper credits to the ”unknown” photographer.

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I used for my background the ”No XXI” paper and I matted my photo with the ”No XXI” and the ”No XX”.

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I gave my background a coat of white gesso and when it was dried, I added some texture with modeling paste and a stencil. Then, I colored my page using Lindy’s Stamp Gang sprays ”Afternoon Delight Denim” and ”Silent Night Silver”.

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I heat embossed the ”Flourish 3” and the ”Corner Gemma’s”  chipboard with ”Silver Moon Orchid” Lindy’s embossing powder. All the chipboards I used are 2crafty and the flowers and embellishments are Prima Marketing.

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To finish my page, I added some art stoned with gel medium and made some splatters with white ink.

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Paper used:

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That’s all for today, my friends!

Thank you for stopping by!

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Springtime Pop of Purple

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Posted by Jennifer Snyder

10 June, 2017 - ,

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Jennifer Snyder here today to share my card.
Purple and green are among my favorite color combinations.  Toss in  rich chocolate brown color and you have the Fika collection from Maja Design.
I adore this classic collection.  I did have to stop hoarding the paper and actually cut it up to use, however there is still a part of me that wants to hoard away forever.  But we all know in our hearts that paper is meant to be used and enjoyed on projects and not tucked away on a shelf.
I accented the card with some fabulous purple Petaloo Flowers.  They are a perfect match and help to add a delicate touch.
Here is a close up.

 

Thanks for stopping here  and I hope your day is wonderful.
Products Used:
Maja Design –  Ska vi ta en Fika? paper collection
Maja Design Ska vi ta en Fika?  -407 Hemma hos mig 12×12 paper
Maja Design Ska vi ta en Fika?  -417 Favoriter 12×12 paper
Maja Design Ska vi ta en Fika?  -411 Marzipanbakelse 12×12 paper
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Wedding Season

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Posted by Elena Olinevich

9 June, 2017 - , ,

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Wedding Season – this is one more feature for the summer.

Normally it means more wedding cards I create during this period. And if someone asks me to make a card for a wedding, they want something that can be more than a congratulations card. So creating a envelope for a gift card or money is an option.

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I guess that Sofiero collection along with Monochromes is perfect combo.

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These soft shabby colors can bring a delicate feeling

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I am keeping doing several cards at once, using the same elements and just mixing the colors

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What I tried new  – is taking the flowers from different packs, no matter how they suit, but leading them in a cheerful composition. Didn’t want to keep the white boring dominance.

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It was really easy to do, as the candy pallet of Sofiero collection brings the choice for a variety.

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And I have to admit that fabric tulle and organza flowers work really great there.

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as well as the classic frame dies

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Some finishing touches of pearls and rhinestones, and you are finished with a trio of nice cards.

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Supplies used:

Spellbinders Dies

Prima Marketing flowers and Rhinestones

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K on Sun

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Posted by Pascale B

8 June, 2017 - ,

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Hello Sweeties

Today I’m up on Maja Design blog with a layout featuring the Nyhavn collection. I chose a photo of “K on Sun” Franz Kafka’s head statue made by David Černý. The elements which composed the statue revolved all the time as you can see it here.

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Did you know that the front page of the Nyhavn collection has a beautiful design on his backside? It is the one I use for this layout.
As usual, I primed the paper with clear gesso. When dry, I added a design with a stencil and the Platinum crackle paste.

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When dry, I added some colors with different acrylic paints, I watered them down to obtain a watercolor effect.

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I die cut a few embellishments: gears and leaves in a watercolor paper, and some letters in a black paper. I covered the leaves with the platinum crackle paint and add some Brushed Iron wax. I colored some of the letters with the same wax.

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I painted the gears with the Raven Black Sparks and added some waxes too. I also painted the flowers and the leaves with some Sparks paints.

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I glued all the embellishments as well as some papers that I added under the photo.

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To finish the layout I added some micro beads.

Maja Design papers:

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Nyhavn collection
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Heritage Harbour
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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