Spread Joy

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Posted by Nancy Dynes

24 September, 2018 - ,

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Hello, and welcome to all of our friends of the Maja Design Blog! It’s Nancy with you on the blog on this lovely day. I’m having a joyful day filled with flower making, stamping, and playing with my pretty Maja Design papers, all of which has led to this new card to share with you.

I’m using Maja Design’s Fika collection again this week, because I absolutely love purple, and this collection is filled with every hue of this beloved color. I’m working primarily with the deepest purple in the collection (almost a purple-blue), with accents in lighter tones.

I’m like a kid at Christmas with some new stamps I have in my collection, and have been happily stamping away, finding new ways to use them to enhance my projects.

I’m also in flower making mode. I love creating flowers from Maja Design papers. It’s the best paper I’ve ever found for this purpose, and when I take the time to make my own, my flowers perfectly coordinate with each project. I have tutorials for these roses on my blog for anyone who would like to give them a try.

The leaves are die cut and tucked in amongst the florals, along with autumnal berries resin frames, and a natural twine bow.

 

I’m now sitting at my very messy craft desk, blissfully surrounded by layer upon layer of Maja Design goodness, and I’m counting my blessings to have had a chance to create something today. Taking the time to use our hands, minds, and energy doing something we love is so important to our mental and physical health. I hope you’ll be able to find some quiet moments in your day to bring your masterpieces to life.

Maja Design Papers Used: 

Other Products Used: Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Dies and Distress Tool, Magnolia Rose Leaf Die, Flower Shaping Tools, Seth Apter Stamp, Unlabeled Sentiment Stamp, Archival Ink, Prima Resin Frames, Natural Twine, Acrylic Paint and Brushes, Sewing Machine, Thread.

Thank you so much for joining us on the blog! Your visit is a bright spot in in our day, and we hope you’ll be back each and every day to check out new projects from the design team. Don’t forget to take part in the monthly mood board challenge for the chance to win an entire collection of your choice of Maja Design paper. I wish you a week filled with love, magic, and crafty adventures!

Hugs, 

  

Wonder, Believe, Inspire

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Posted by Nancy Dynes

3 September, 2018 - ,

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I wish a very happy hello to all of our friends at the Maja Design Blog! I hope you’re having a lovely Monday. It’s Nancy with you today. I’ve been away since May due to a shoulder injury, and can’t tell you how thrilled I am to be mostly recovered and back in my craft room again. I have a new card to share with you featuring Maja Design’s Fika collection, and my favorite color; purple.

Each layer of paper is distressed and stitched. A bouquet of handmade flowers provides a cheery focal point, with die cut rose leaves and  loopy twine bows entwined throughout.

I have a few new stamp sets I’m using with this card. I’ve been waiting a long time to be back with all my crafty goodies, and couldn’t resist bringing them out to play!

If you look closely you’ll find resin butterflies fluttering amongst the blooms.

Finally, a touch of gesso for a shabby chic finish.

Maja Design Papers Used: 

Other Products Used: Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Dies, Flower Shaping Tools, Stamens, Magnolia Rose Leaf Die, Seth Apter Stamp Sets, Archival Ink in Timber Brown, Prima Resin Butterflies, Gesso, Twine, Sewing Machine, Thread. 

Thank you all so much for joining us on the blog today. May your week be filled with the joyful presence of those you love, and many happy moments in creative pursuits!

Hugs,

 

The Stag Man

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Posted by Pascale B

15 July, 2018 - ,

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Hello Sweeties

Today I’m up on Maja Design blog with a new layout featuring the Ska vi ta en Fika? collection I chose a photo I’ve taken during an event at the castle of l’Islette (Loire Valley, France).

The Stag Man by Pascale B.

I stamped randomly with a black ink before priming the background with clear gesso. Next, I added a design with a stencil and clear crackle paste.

The Stag Man by Pascale B.

When the paste was dried, I splattered some white gesso and different metallic paints. Next, I replaced the stencil and I added some waxes on top of the crackle paste.

The Stag Man by Pascale B.

I die cut some leaves and a doily. I painted the vines with different acrylic paints and the summer leaves with waxes.

The Stag Man by Pascale B.

I painted a few flowers with metallic paints as well as the doily in violet. I colored also some Art Stones with a black ink.

The Stag Man by Pascale B.

I cut a few papers to add under the photo and I glued all the embellishments.

The Stag Man by Pascale B.

To finish the layout I added some glitters.

Maja Design papers:

Ska vi ta en fika?

Hemma Hos Mig

Hemgjord Saft

Havrerutor

Mandelkaka

Vintage garden

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Posted by Camilla Støen Bakke

24 June, 2018 - ,

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Hi everyone! I am back with a purple card today, with a few papers from the lovely Fika collection.

The main image is coloured with Distress Ink, re-inkers. I have stamped the image from Stempelglede on The Langton watercolour paper.

I have tried to use the same colours as the papers when I was colouring the vintage garden stamp.

The text says “You are special” and is also from Stempelglede. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. And I have put some sisal grass behind them. The shape of the card is made with a die from Go Kreate.

I have added different layers onto the card.

I really hope you are having a lovely weekend! I am soon of on my Summer holiday, which this year will be Spain. By the way, this card was published in the Norwegian Magazine Ett Trykk.

Thank you so much for visiting the Maja Design blog today!

With love,

Always follow your dreams – Layout by Kavitha

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Posted by Kavi Tha

18 June, 2018 -

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Hello everyone,

Kavitha here today to share my new layout.This time i  made a dark/moody yet girly layout using gorgeous Fika collection,i just love the purple tones of this collection.

I have used three papers from the collection,one dark,one medium and one light to balance the colors,and used some fussy cut flowers from one of the papers.

To create the background i mixed gel medium,purple metallic paint & glitter and applied it through stencils.I have used lots of chipobard pieces and paper layers to construct my design.

All the chipboard pieces are colored with metallic paint and then heat embossed using lindy’s embossing powders.I even colored some flowers to match the color palette as i dint have any in my stash

As finishing touch i added some copper micro beads and sprinkled some glitter.

Maja papers used: Fika : Hemgjord , Blommor pa bordet , Cheesecake BS

Fika-P

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Happy crafting