Guest Designer Kavitha

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Posted by Camilla Lilliesköld

17 April, 2017 - , ,

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Hi!! I am Kavitha from India.

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I have been into some form of arts & crafts all the time, but when I found mixed media 3 years I was completely hooked up. Mixed media give me lots of creative freedom and allows me to experiment with different mediums and materials. I love playing with paper, colors and all pretty stuffs. My style is more of vintage/shabby chic with lots of layers and textures but I love to try anything in between. Apart from crafting I love music, sleep, shopping and long drives.

I am so thrilled and honored to be guest designing here today. MajaDesign is one of my favorite paper line, I absolutely love the soft colors and textures prints. You can see more of my work at: kalalayaa-artclub.blogspot.com

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For my first layout i made a very soft, pretty and girly page with lots of layers and fussy cut elements. I have used papers from “Summer time” and “Summer crush”.

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Keeping the paper “He gives her flowers” as the base i used “Light scarlet” paper from summer time, torn and distressed the edges and glued both together.

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For layering i have used diecuts and papers from Summertime (In the garden, flowers everywhere and garden bouquet).

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For embellishing i have used prima flowers, laces and fussy cut flowers from “Smell the roses” paper.

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I have also used chipboard pieces from 2crafty which i colored with color bloom spray and applies ranger crackle paste on top to add some texture.

 

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My second layout is a mixed media page with lots of layers and textures. I have used “Summertime” (by the sea) glittering water” paper for my base and “Vintage romance together forever” paper for layering.

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To create my mixed media background, I did a lot of texture stamping, applied some modelling paste through stencils and colored with “Lindy stamp gang” sprays in different shades of blues.

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For layering and embellishing  i used die uts, stamped images, prima & petaloo flowers along with 2crafty chipboards.

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Posted by Mary Catt

16 April, 2017 - ,

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Hello my friends! Happy Easter to all of you!!!

It’s Mary here with you today sharing my latest layout featuring the ”Nyhavn” and the new ”Monochromes-Shades of Sofiero” collections.

A layout filled with colorful flowers 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 ”unkown” photographer.

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I used for my background the ”King’s Square” paper from the ”Nyhavn” collection and I made some layers behind my photo with the ”Blush/Rouge” paper from the ”Monochromes” collection using it’s both sides.

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I primed my background with 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 ”Cotton Candy Pink”, ”Alpine Ice Rose” and ”Peony Scarlet Red”.

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I heat embossed the ”Foliage Set 1” chipboards with ”Spanish Moss Green” Lindy’s Stamp Gang embossing powder. The ”Circle Dot Frame” was also embossed with the ”Twilight Rade Slate” powder.

The chipboards I used are 2crafty, the flair is Cuts2luv and all the flowers are Prima Marketing.

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To finish, I added some art stones with gel medium.

Papers used:

Nyhavn-P

Mono-Sofiero-P

That’s all for today, my friends!

Thank you for stopping by!

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Thoughtful Beauty

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Posted by Rachelle Sigurdson

15 April, 2017 - , ,

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Hello, today I would like to share with you, a beach LO I did, combining Maja Design’s Summertime Collection, with I Wish Collection….

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The Maja Design used:

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Other Elements used: Dusty Attic Chipboard:mini seagulls, mini ship wheels, Seagulls, Ship Wheels, mini anchors, mini chains, Fish Net Panel, Fish Net Panel, 49 and Market Rustic Bloom, Petaloo Blooms, Clear Gesso, Clear Crackle Paint,Prills, Prima Mini Art Stones

Here are some close ups…

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For the background, I used I wish to play in the snow-BS, that I ripped it at a angle. I cut out the insides of Having Fun-BS, & Gives me Joy-BS, then cut some holes into the having fun piece. I distressed all of the edges, glued these pieces onto the background, & hand stitched them together…

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I primed all of the chipboard with clear gesso, then painted some of the pieces with clear crackle paint, let dry,then inked the pieces with a brown ink pad…

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I glued Prima mini Art Stones into the fish net panel….

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& altered some of the flower centers using Prills…

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I made the sailboats using pieces from the I wish Collection, DA mini chains & a fine string…inspired by the BS of the label I used…Here are a few more close ups….

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Thank you so much for taking the time to look….Rachelle

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Shabby is a passion? why not

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Posted by Elena Olinevich

14 April, 2017 - ,

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Hello Maja Friends,

I guess some of you are busy with Easter preparations, however I would like to share with you my passion for Shabby cards.

Today I’ve got the cards that I made for some of my classes.

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I have already told that the Basics collections are my favorites ones, as they are so versatile and you can use them for any type of project mostly.

and of course, shabby style is something that is quite easy to create with them.

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But Vintage Summer Basics is the collection that I come back to over and over again.

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All you need is to add flowers , lace and chipboard – and here you’ve got a feminine soft card.

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One more card that I made using the same collection but added more warm colors

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I really enjoy creating cards with Maja papers and what about you?

Supplies used:

Prima Marketing Flowers and a  Doily Die, Wycinanka Chipboard.

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Le Colisée

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Posted by Pascale B

13 April, 2017 -

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Hello Sweeties

Today I’m up on Maja Design blog with a layout featuring the Monochromes shades of Sofiero. I chose a photo I’ve taken from the Coliseum.

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I primed the Mono White Sand paper with clear Gesso. When dry, I added a design with a stencil and a homemade paste made of gold mica powders, brown Primary Element, and 3D gloss gel.

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When dry, I added a second design with another homemade paste made of a gray Primary Element and 3D gloss gel.

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While the paste was drying, I die cut a few leaves in a watercolor paper and painted them with Primary Element and Twinkling H2O.

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Finally, I die cut a bookplate in a cardboard that I colored with iron and white gold waxes.

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I painted the background with different Twinkling H2O matching the color of the photo. Then I glued all the embellishments.

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Maja Design papers:

Mono-Sofiero-P
Monochromes shades of Sofiero
0-Försättsblad-Spring-Basics
Vintage Spring Basic
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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