Mood Board October

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Posted by Camilla Lilliesköld

2 October, 2017 -

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Hi there!

Here in Sweden the autumn has started, the trees are starting to be orange and yellow and it’s a real pleasure being outside enjoying it all. October has arrived..! ♥
So, let us share a lovely new mood board, in some more “autumly” colors – hoping to inspire you all:

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This is how we use the mood boards:

Definition mood board – n

[a board used by designers on which samples of various colours and textures are mounted to help in deciding which elements complement each other]

We are using mood boards for our challenges. We truly believe in creativity and art at Maja Design. You are free to interpret the mood boards in any way you’d like. They are supposed to set you in an inspirational mood without too much controlling. We would like you to be inspired by the poems, words and photos. They are not given rules, they are just there as inspiration. However – we highly recommend you to follow the theme.. Feel free to use any Maja papers you’d like as long as they follow the colour scheme.

We will pick a winner and present it here on the blog October 30th.

Have in mind that these challenges are a really great way for us to discover new talents and maybe some future Creative Team members…

How to participate?

♥ Create anything you’ll like – a layout, a card, something altered or maybe a canvas. Use Maja papers primarily! Take a nice picture of it and send it to moodboard@majadesign.nu. We also need to know your full name, address and a phone number. Please specify what collection you would like to win, if you are the lucky one. We will also want to know if you would like it in the size 12*12 or 6*6. Please send us the pictures in the size of 800 pixels on the width. We would be so grateful if you also could change the file name of the photo to your first and last name including your country.

♥ Feel free to send us more than one picture, from different angles or some close-ups – or why not more than one project?

♥ Publish the project/s on your blog (or/and any social media, e.g. Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest) with a link to our site. Please also add the image of the mood board.

♥ Feel free to combine your entry with other challenges.

♥ The winner will be revealed the last Monday each month, at the Maja blog. The winner will be sent one collection by their choice, and also a digital Winner’s Badge to use and brag with.

We need your creation by October 26th at the latest.

Thank you & Good luck!

And here comes some fantastic inspiration from our incredible team:

Keren Tamir

Keren Tamir

Pascale B

Pascale B

Rachelle Sigurdson

Rachelle Sigurdson

Evgenia Petzer

Evgenia Petzer

Nancy Dynes

Nancy Dynes

Mary Catt

Mary Catt

I’m soo looking forward to see your entries..!

Camilla

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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

Timeless Memories

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Posted by Mary Catt

1 October, 2017 - ,

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Hello my dear friends!!!

It’s Mary here with you today and I have a new layout to share with you.

When I found on Pinterest this beautiful photo imediately came to my mind the ”Vintage Summer Basics” collection with the beautiful romanting papers.  So, I choose the ”1921” paper and combined it with some beautiful flowers and a few metal embellishments. But, before I continue more I want to give all the proper credits to the ”unknown” photographer.

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I gave my background a coat of clear gesso. When it was dried I added some texture with modeling paste and a stencil and I heat embossed the pattern with the ”Angel Wings Gold” Lindy’s Stamp Gang embossing powder. I continued by coloring my page with Lindy’s sprays ”Cattail Copper Brown” and ”Sea Grass Green”.

Closer 2

I heat embossed all the chipboards with the ”Midnight Bronze” Lindy’s embossing powder. As usual all the chipboards I used are 2crafty.

Closer 3

When everything was glued down, I added some Copper glass glitter.

Closer 4

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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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Mary Catt

Hello! My name is Mary and I live in Greece. I met scrapbooking two years ago. I love creating layouts but I also design tags, cards, mini albums, canvases and altered items as well. My style is mixed media, with a little vintage and some shabby chic touches. If you want you can see more of my work here: http://maryscraftymoments.blogspot.gr/

Delicate Butterfly Card

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Posted by Jennifer Snyder

30 September, 2017 - ,

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  Hello.  Jennifer Snyder here today using a combination of papers from Maja Design Coffee in the Arbour and the Vintage Spring Basics collections.  Over the years, I’ve found that so many of the collections can be used together and mix so very well.  It’s part of the fun of using Maja Design.

The beautiful papers used from the Coffee in the Arbour collection are :
 Lemon Meringue Pie, Flourishing Garden,  Homemade Lemoncurd – all shown below.
 The Coffee in the Arbour  collection is bright and cheery.  It’s  like sitting on the porch on a warm sunny with a tall glass of lemonade.   Since it’s Autumn in NY and the weather is turning chilly, these warm sunny days are going to be just a memory, so I’ll be looking at the paper and smiling, remembering and enjoying.
 As I mentioned, I also used papers from the Vintage Spring Collection.  It’s blooming with flowers and butterflies.
These are the papers I chose:
 6th of May paper
7th of May

 The sweet butterflies are cut from the 6th of May paper in the collection.  They make for the perfect finishing touch.

Thank you for stopping here today.
You can see all the Maja Design collections here.
Shop for your favorite paper collection here.

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Products used:

Maja Design – Vintage Spring Basics Papers collection – Following papers : 6th of May, 3rd of March, 1st of March , 6th of April, 7th of May
Maja Design Coffee in the Arbour paper collection – Following papers: Flourishing Garden, Homemade Lemoncurd, Lemon Meringue Pie

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Nautical Mini Album Cover

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Posted by Elena Olinevich

29 September, 2017 - ,

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Hello Crafty Friends.

The air is chilling outside though it is sunny. And I like to review the pictures taken during the summertime. There are many of them taken at teh beach, si O decided to start making the cover for my mini album.

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I have made already many projects with the Life by the Sea collection, but I still love to try it again and again and play with beautiful patterns.

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I put many paper layers together. It was quite easy to do since there are many papers to try.

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I like those strips, stars and the map paper sheets, and there are plenty of colors to choose and to mix for your projects.

Have a wonderful week end and enjoy your papercrafting.

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First Christmas card by Padoriaa

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Posted by Paulina Monasterska-Tronina

28 September, 2017 - ,

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Hello our blog friends. This time I would like to show you my first Christmas Card. I received the Christmas paper collections a long time ago. Couldn’t wait to use them! Finally I can say – the season for the Christmas cards has started ! :) Here is my first proposal :

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I cut out the Santa Claus from the “I wish – Ephemera” paper sheet, then created the background by adding layers one by one. Chipboard, paper flowers, some soft pom-poms and little bells.

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Do you feel this magical atmosphere of Christmas here  ? I do :) Hope I will inspire some of you to  creating the Christmas cards, decorations etc. a little bit earlier. Hope this card is a good sign and I will find time to create more projects like this. Hugs, Paulina

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