Pumkins

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Posted by Kerstin-Inga Peters

31 October, 2018 - , , , ,

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Welcome friends!

Today is the day of the year where especially the children have a lot of fun.

  I’m not the greatest Halloween fan but I love the mystical, imaginative side of it.

  Dimly light, swathes of mist envelope the landscape, glowing pumpkins in warm colors and not very serious stories, but always associated with a lot of fun.

 It is also the main harvest time of pumpkins in my garden,

you can cook wonderful dishes and soups
made out of pumpkins or use them just for decoration or make a pumpkin cutting event
for family and friends.

 

 I used some papers from our wonderful autumn collections.

Paper sheet ‘ The colours of fall’ from the paper collection ‘Walking in the forest’ was perfect for me as background.

Beautiful green shades together with the delicate old trees were very suitable for my autumn mixed media layout.

 The background brings the warm colors of the pumpkins to light.

some details

 I love layouts with a natural look and so can also find

acorns, autumn leaves and branches (cutting dies).

 Maja Design papers

are very well suited for working with

cutting dies, because
 papers are very stable and bring along the appropriate color shades.

a beautiful man and you can do it yourself 🙂

 Exciting, what you can discover in autumn foliage

Thanks for your visit and Happy Halloween!

Cherish Layout with Video Tutorial

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Posted by Mary Catt

30 October, 2018 - ,

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Hello Maja fans!

It’s Mary here today and I have a new layout to share made for my October inspiration. I have also prepared a VIDEO TUTORIAL so you can watch all the details.

 

As you may already know, I love searching on Pinterest to find photos to scrap and this time I came across with that amazing photo. I choose some papers from the gorgeous ”Enjoying Outdoors” collection that was just perfect for it. But, before I continue more I want to give all the proper credits to the ”unknown” photographer.

For my background I used the back side of the ”Spending Time” paper. To start, I gave my background a coat of clear gesso. When it was dried, I added some texture with modeling paste and a stencil.

Next I colored my page with some Lindy’s Gang sprays and made some stamping here and there.

The Dusty Attic chipboards I used were painted with several Finnabair acrylic paints.

When everything was glued down, I added some art stones and I made the final touch with some splatters with white gesso.

 

Paper used:

 

That’s all for today, my friends!

Thank you for stopping by!

 

When the leaves are falling.

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Posted by Lenet Mos

25 October, 2018 - ,

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Hello sweet Maja fans,

Lenet here and today I bring you this autumn layout.

I”m very lucky to live close to the forest and the shore of the  North Sea

I love being outdoors and taking long walks especially in the forest  .

The colors are so beautiful this time of the year and I love the earthy smell, and a hot mug of coco with whipped cream when I get home to warm up.

There is so much to see while nature is preparing it self for winter.

I tried to bring you that feeling in todays layout.

I used the walk in the forest Collection for this one, love the warm colors and cosy patterns of this collection.

The little girl is holding a bouquet of flowers and I made it come back in this corner, the branches are cut out of a sheet of cork with a branch die from sizzix .

The fawns are made using the playful fawns die from memory box.

This branch comes from my stash and I have no idea what brand it is, but I used distress embossing powders to color it and gave it more dept with a layer of clear embossing powder on top of it.

Added some dewdrops for a finishing touch.

Hope I gave you some autumn inspiration to make your own layout, tag, card or anything.

Happy Fall to you all, enjoy it.

 

A new tree house

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Posted by Kerstin-Inga Peters

17 October, 2018 - , , , ,

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Hello Maja friends!

When we were hiking in the autumn forest, we discovered a new house for our dog.  

Filou had to examine it closely and it seems as if it meets his requirements 😉 

Back at home, he has come to love his soft dog basket and of course our sofa again,

 because it’s much more comfortable as he whispered to me.

 

That was my inspiration for this new autumn layout in mixed media natural style.

 

I have combined two of our beautiful autumn collections at Maja Design ‘Enjoying Outdoors’ and ‘Walking in the forest’.

The delicately patterned green background was ideally suited

 to embellish it with stamps, stencils and spray paints.  

The central element is a cutout from the paper sheet ‘Maple’ in the shape of an autumn leaf, 

which somehow looks like an acorn.

used paper collections

 

 

some details

some typical forest elements in autumn colours – a chipboard,

wooden shapes, dried tree bark and lichen

two trees made with modelling paste and silicone mould, ‘Fall foliage’ and branches with cutting dies

dried acorns shells and fern leaves also made with white modeling paste

 the cutout fall leave where the edges finished with ‘Walnut Stain’ ink pad and Spray colour

Thanks for your visit!

Have a wonderful day!

 

Autumn Wedding

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Posted by Maja Nowak

26 September, 2018 - ,

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Good morning, dear visitors to the Maja Design blog!

Autumn has just begun and although we can still enjoy some warmer days, nights become colder and colder and leaves turn yellow and orange, a sure sign of the autumn season. And so for today I have an autumn wedding layout to share:

For this page I decided to keep the colour palette of the photo: yellow, pale orange, delicate green and pastel brown. This is perhaps not my frequent choice of colours, but it was surprisingly nice to work with. First I built the background using papers from the Enjoying Outdoors and Vintage Summer Basics collections. The I added some brick pattern onto the top sheet using a Prima stencil and crackle paste:

I kept the design rather simple, with a flowery heart matting the photo as the only decorative element. I added some white resin embellishments among the flowers and some theme words describing marriage features around the photo. Under the heart I attached a delicate lace bow. The heart is also matted with frayed cheesecloth.

The layout is quite dimensional and perfect to go into a shadowbox-like frame.

I really like the way it turned out, light and delicate with some touches of bright colours, with the photo still in focus. What do you think?

And here’s the list of my supplies:

Maja Design papers:

Other: flowers, stencil, crackle paste – Prima; resin embellishments: handmade with Prosvet moulds; cheesecloth, bling, lace – my stash.

 

Thank you for visiting and see you later!