So Sweet

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Posted by Pascale B

16 February, 2017 - ,

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Hello Sweeties

Today I’m up on Maja Design blog with a new layout featuring the Enjoying Outdoor collection.

So Sweet by Pascale B

I started by priming the background with clear gesso. When dry, I sprayed some ink on a plastic bag, then I put my page on the plastic bag. I repeat the process twice with two different ink: one brown, one purple.

So Sweet by Pascale B

When the inks were dry, I added a design with a stencil and white crackle paste.

So Sweet by Pascale B

I cut a few papers to add under the photo.

So Sweet by Pascale B

I added a few flowers and leaves that I glued with a 3D gel. Then I added a few Art Stones.

So Sweet by Pascale B

When everything wad perfectly glued, I added more color as well as some random stamping.

So Sweet by Pascale B

Maja Design papers: 

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Flourishing bs Garden creatures bs The great nature Tags & Journaling cards bs
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Thank You Dear Mother

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Posted by Amy Voorthuis

10 February, 2017 - , , , ,

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Goodmorning Maja fans,

Oh how I love my beautiful Maja Design papers…..today I’d like to show you a little card with handmade flowers and a lot of bling which is totally not me but I loved making this card. This card is made out of four different collections but my base was the pretty “Summertime” collection. This is a card I made for my mother for the upcoming mothers day hihihi yes I am pretty early this time….

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It’s a easel card made out of cream card stock and the flowers are made out of dies and I finished them off with some glass glitter and some mica powder to give it more shine. Also I added some bling swirls, some shine spray & cream prills.

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Maja Design papers used: Summertime: Gives me joy, Gives me joy bs, Having fun bs, Wind in my hair bs, By the sea – Diecuts bs. Home for the Holidays: Together, Together bs. Enjoying Outdoors: Beautiful trees bs & Vintage Autumn Basics: no.XXIII BS

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Thank you so much for your visit and your lovely comments on all our work every time you are here. I really appreciate it and I know the other ladies will too. Have a awesome & creative weekend…..love!

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Special Guest Designer – Bev Rochester

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Posted by Camilla Lilliesköld

16 January, 2017 - , , , ,

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Hello there, I’m Bev Rochester and hail from the North East coast of England.  I was tickled pink to be asked to be a guest designer for Maja Design.  I’ve been crafting for years but have concentrated on papercrafts this past 7 or 8 years.  I’m very lucky in that I have a dedicated craft room (my hubby converted the garage and utility room for me) so have all the space I need to collect more craft stash than I will ever use!

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My style has evolved over the years and I’m finding myself more drawn to soft, pretty and vintage colours, papers and embellishments and Maja papers are perfect for all things soft, pretty and shabby.

For my first card I worked with the Coffee in the Arbor collection – perfect for a pretty shabby chic card.  The sheets used are Raspberry Jam Cookies, Raspberry Cupcake and Raspberry Lemonade.

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I used dies and stamps from Whimsy Stamps, Rosy Owl and Magnolia and flowers from I Am Roses.

I also used a butterfly stencil from Whimsy Stamps with embossing paste and glitter to add texture to the card.

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And of course a card is not complete unless you carry the pretty through to the inside :)

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For my second card I went back to my first love and did some stamping and colouring to pair up with the exquisite Vintage Romance papers.   The papers I used are Passion, She’s My Lady and Just You & Me.

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I used Spellbinders, Rosy Owl, Magnolia and Whimsy Stamps dies as well as stamps from Whimsy Stamps, flowers from I am Roses.  I used a faux stitches stamp around the edges of the paper.

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Again I’ve carried the design to the inside of the card with these gorgeous vintage papers.

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For my final project I used the absolutely gorgeous Sending Love collection.  I used Enjoying Outdoors, Garden Creatures and I’m Happy.  Oh my goodness!  The colours in this collection are … I have no words except to say that this is my favourite collection.  Just beautiful!

I decided to make a shaped card, the base is die cut with a Tattered Lace die set.  I stamped a chicken wire stamp randomly on the top layer, it works so well with the outdoor theme of the paper collection.

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I made a bird using a mould and paper clay, and also stamped out some butterflies onto the patterned paper and fussy cut them out to carry the theme of the collection through.

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And again, the inside finished off to carry the design through.

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Thank you for visiting!

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“Dream with your eyes wide open” by Tina Ollett

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Posted by Tina Ollett

3 January, 2017 - ,

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Well hello to you and a very very Happy New Year!! I certainly hope 2017 is kind to you and blesses you with many wonderful suprises.

Tina O with you today to share with you my first Maja Project for the year!!

Unfortunately the start of 2017 has not been so kind to me. I had a small incident whereby I dislocated my shoulder…..arghhhhhh. So this typing is done one handed (lefthanded) with my other in a sling. Scrapping has been somewhat difficult and let’s just say it takes twice as long to do things! So I am hoping for a very speedy recovery. But with that being said I still got to meet my deadline and here it is…..

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My youngest girl just adores our fur family and every chance I get, I photograph her with them. I shot this photo last week with our beautiful boy Rafael and I just adore it. My project here today was created using Maja Design’s “Enjoying Outdoors” collection. This was one of my very first collections to choose when I first come on board Maja. I so love all the earthy tones combined with the pinks and purples. For my background I chose to use “Woodlands”. I preped the background with clear gesso and some Crackle texture paste through the Kaisercraft 12 x 12 Damask Stencil. I also did a small amount of stamping with some Walnut Stain distress ink.

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I used Maja Designs Enjoying Outdoors both front and back to create my layered background for the photo. I tore and distress these papers and I also added in torn journaling cards and tags from the Enjoying Outdoors Tags & Journaling sheet. I tucked in some torn paper and white doilies around the photo matting to help start my page off. You can see some of the layering I did above.

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Above and below you will see that I have used quite a bit of chipboard . I used the Dusty Attic String Frame to frame my photo which I printed off in a sepia tone. The String Frame was inked in Walnut Stain Distress Ink and coated with a small amount of Distress Crackle Paint to highlight and deepen the colour. I then wrapped moss and green florists wire around the String Frame. This was then adhered to the photo.

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You can see the string frame above.

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Another view of the string frame wrapped in moss. You can also see here some of the foliage chipboards that I added into the flower cluster. These were dressed the same as the string frame but with just a hint of Forest Moss Distress Ink added in.

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I love this title chipboard I have used here…..It would have to be a favourite quote of mine.

“Dream with your eyes wide open”

This was dressed in Antique White acrylic and then I inked the edges with some Walnut Stain and Forest Moss to compliment the rest of the project.

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These little tags from the Tags and Journaling sheet are just gorgeous and I love adding in little elements with numbers that just don’t mean anything, but is a lovely addition to add interest.

 Below I have listed a complete materials list for your convenience.

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Other Products Used 

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Dusty Attic String Frame Small DA1185W

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Kaisercraft Damask Stencil

Prima Marketing Inc. Flowers

Miscellaneous Small flowers Cream

Distress Inks Forest Moss, Walnut Stain and Ground Espresso

Distress Crackle Paint

3D Gloss Gel

Wendy Vecchi Crackled Texture Paste

Dylusions White Linen

Kaisercraft Antique White Acrylic Paint

Teastained Muslin

Moss

Art Basics Heavy Gesso

Liquitex Clear Gesso

ArtExtravagance Mini Art Stones

Inka Gold Hydrangea

Well that is all from me today. I hope you have enjoyed visiting me here.

Until next time.Tina-sign

”Believe” Layout

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Posted by Mary Catt

16 October, 2016 - , ,

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Hello Maja fans and welcome to the blog!

It’s Mary here with you today! I would like to share a new layout I made with papers from two collections… ”Enjoying outdoors” and ”Vintage Summer Basics”.

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When I found that beautiful photo on Pinterest I decided to use it for my new layout… It’s so mysterious and so magical at the same time and I couldn’t resist! Of course, I want to give all the proper credits to the photographer.

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The green paper is the ”Beautiful trees” from the ”Enjoying outdoors” and the brown is the ”Minnen” from the ”Vintage Summer Basics” collections. I tore the brown one in the middle and glued it on the green paper. Have I ever tell you how much I love to tear and distress those papers? They look amazingly gorgeous that way!

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I made my background by using modeling paste and a stencil over a coat of clear gesso. All the mediums I used are Finnabair’s. This time, I prefered to play with magical powders (Red Hot Poker Orange, Cowbunga Copper and Cattail Copper Brown) from Lindy’s Stamp Gang to color my page. I made my own mist with ”Ponderosa Pines Olive” magical and misted the 2crafty chipboards.

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I made my clusters with Prima Marketing flowers and I added some ”Scrap Unlimited” embellishments to accomplish them.

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Some splatters with white gesso, microbeads in ”copper” to match with the earth colors and a few gems to finish my layout.

Papers used:

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Thank you for your time my friends!

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