The Wishing Hand

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Posted by Pascale B

22 March, 2016 - , ,

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Hello Sweeties,

Today I’m up on Maja Design blog with a photo I’ve taken in Dublin of “The Wishing Hand”, an enormous bronze hand sculpture designed by Linda Brunker.

The Wishing Hand by Pascale B.

To make my background, I added first some paints on a stencil before applying it on the paper. When the stencil was still on the paper, I added some crackle paste.

Detail of The Wishing Hand by Pascale B.

When everything was dry I added some gray colors to the background.

Detail of The Wishing Hand by Pascale B.

As usual I used the Twinkling H2Os to color the leaves and the gray flowers, and I sprayed the purple ones with  a Primary Element.

Detail of The Wishing Hand by Pascale B.

I added some glass beads and micro beads to finish the layout.

Detail of The Wishing Hand by Pascale B.

Maja Design papers used:

5th of May BS Ord flyger bort Den oersättliga tiden
Vintage Spring Basics
5th of May bs
Crea Diem
Ord flyger bort
Crea Diem
Den oersättliga tiden

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Look Me in the Eye

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Posted by Rachelle Sigurdson

20 February, 2016 - , , , , , ,

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Hello, today I am here to share with you, a LO I did using Maja Design’s Vintage Summer Basics Collection, using the pink & brown tones….

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I used:1924-BS,1903,1903-BS, & from the Vintage Spring Basics I used: & 7th of April

The Chipboard used is from Dusty Attic

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Shows, distressed hand stitched layers. I also did some punch work, & placed doily’s in the layers. Maja Design papers are the best quality, distressing papers, I have ever worked with!

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I did some stencil work, using DA heart attack stencil, & dream weaver crackle texture..

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On the feather I used clear crackle, then once the crackle dried I rubbed in some chalk to bring out the cracks. I also inked the edges using a brown ink pad…

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The flowers used are Prima & IamRoses..

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For the pink used on the chipboard I used shabby pink smooch. On the berries & the beads, on the feather charms,I also applied drops of glossy accents…

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Here are some more close ups…

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Let it Snow

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From the Home for the Holidays I used: Welcome Winter, From the Vintage Frost Basics I used: 7th of December, 7th of Dec-BS, 6th of December, 5th of December & Days of Dec-BS

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From the Nyhavn Collection I used: Kings Square-BS, Sitting at the Dock, & Sitting at the Dock-BS. From the Crea Diem Collection I used: Om du vill alskas

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

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Spring Card Inspiration

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Posted by Elena Olinevich

19 February, 2016 - , , ,

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Hello Maja Friends,

wjile it’s time when everyone is caughing and sneezing ( that is what I am doing at the moment too), I am so waiting for the Spring, that is why I am trying to approcah it by my Spring cards

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Though I took Vintage Summer Basics collection I still feel the Spring feeling in it, don’t you feel the same?

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and my second card with a beautiful floral background paper

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I’ve added the clock and some paper scraps from Crea Diem collection

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And I’ve got one more card I made within my Spring project I am hosting on my blog. I used so very springy collection – Antligen

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and the other one with tulips

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That’s all for today, I am off to have my hot cup of coffe.

Take care.

Elena

Products used: Antligen – Krokus, Tulpaner; Vintage Spring Basics  6 *6 paper pad, Crea Diem – Sann vänskap , Den oersättliga tiden .

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Beauty Mixed Media Canvas and Video Tutorial

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Posted by Gabrielle Pollacco

18 November, 2015 - , , , , , ,

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Hello Maja fans, Gabrielle here with you today to share a canvas I made recently.  I had this cute soft green rose ribbon in my stash which made me think of those pretty couture gowns I sometimes see on Pinterest.  So I gathered some of my favorite Maja Design papers some Dusty Attic chipboard pieces and some Shimmerz Paints and got started.

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The majority of papers I used on this  project came from the Vintage Spring Basics collection with a couple of papers from Crea Diem, Vintage Summer Basics and Sofiero collection.  I used the following papers for this project:  Vintage Spring Basics (1st of April, 6th of May), Crea Diem (Den oersättliga tiden), Vintage Summer Basics (1903), Sofiero (Princess Margareta’s Garden).

I thought it would be fun to create a video tutorial to share with you all to show step by step how this little canvas was created….so grab your favorite beverage, take a little break and enjoy!….


I hope you enjoyed my little tutorial! I thought I would share some of the close-ups below so you can view them at you leisure…

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I like to save all my title strips from my Maja Design papers for my projects and one of my favorite uses for them is to use as borders on my canvas’s.  They are a perfect fit width-wise and for a 4×6″ canvas, they fit perfectly  all around as well. Here I used the paper strips from the Sofiero ‘Princess Margareta’s Garden’ paper for this (although you can use any border that suits your fancy for this.

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I found the perfect little frame for this in the Dusty Attic Baroque (Square) Frames ….using the smaller of the two frames in the set I just gave it a little snip here and there to make it fit my 6″x 4″ canvas.  Prima’s Shabby Chic treasures had just the right size corset in it to suit my project.  And then I found a lovely little heart frame in the Dusty Attic Lacey Heart Frames.

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I chose my mixed media paint colors from the Kaisercraft rose ribbon a friend had sent me a little while back. I picked Shimmerz Paint’s ‘Ride the Tide’ and ‘Sage It Isn’t So’ Creameez to add a soft hint of color to the background of my design.  I added a little texture with some texture paste and TCW’s ”Mini Brocade” 6 inch stencil.  And finally I added a scripty title by using the chipboard word ‘Beauty’ from Dusty Attic’s Wordpack #20.

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I hope you enjoyed today’s project and hope you feel inspired to create your own shabby-chic wall art using Maja Design papers! xo

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1951

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Posted by Pascale B

22 September, 2015 - , ,

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Hello Sweeties

Today I’m up on Maja Design blog with, as you can see, a new family photos. It’s a photo of my dad taken on the day of his very first parachute jump. He was only 18 years old at the time …

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I started my layout by protecting the background with a layer of clear Gesso. Then I added a design with a stencil and Graphite paste.

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When dry, I added some color with bleu and black bisters. I let react with water and when the result pleased me, I dried with my heat gun.

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I added some random stamping. And to finish I completed my layout with some micro beads and glass glitter.

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Maja Design Papers:

Nyhavn
Sitting at the dock
Crea Diem
Ord flyer bort
Crea Diem
Den oersättliga tiden

Other products:
Bisters – Couleur d’Artigo
Texture Paste, Gesso, Stencil, Micro Beads, Glass Glitter, Stamps – Prima
Archival Ink, Crackle Accent – Ranger
Die – Sizzix

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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