Treasures of the Heart

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Posted by Nancy Dynes

6 May, 2019 - ,

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Welcome, dear friends of the Maja Design Blog! It’s Nancy today, and I’m so excited to be here with you. Each time I’m on the blog I still have to pinch myself to believe I’m actually part of this amazing Creative Team! I hope you’re doing well today. Have you had plenty of creative time? My husband recently had an injury requiring surgery (he’s recovering well now), and everything to do with that kept me out of my craft room for a couple of weeks. Needless to say I am thrilled to be back to crafting this week.

I have a brand new card to share with you! I’m using the lovely Vintage Autumn Basics Collection again because it’s one of my absolute favorites. It’s full of rich colors and romantic vintage images, but can be used during any season of the year.

There are many layers to this card which I am trying to capture in the photos, though it doesn’t always show up as well as I’d  like. The base layers are hand distressed, layered, and stitched together. The chipboard frame is painted with my own recipe of acrylics to blend in with the paper tones, then lightly inked over in timber brown to give it some ‘age’.

The roses are handcrafted using the paper collection, as are the leaves and flourish swirl.  Even the sentiment is part of the paper collection! The clock is stamped onto a sheet from the collection cut out.

 

A light stippling of gesso adds a more vintage appearance.

Below is a peek at the interior of the card, which also has a bit of stamping. I like to coordinate the inside of my cards with the front.

 

 Maja Design Papers Used:

Other Products Used: Natural Twine, Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Dies, Flower Shaping Kit, Flourish Die, Magnolia Rose Leaf Die, Flourish Die, Tim Holtz Distress Tool, Chipboard Frame, Resin Frame, Paper Stamps from my stash, Stampin Up Clock Stamp, Staz-0n Ink in Timber Brown, Acrylic Paints, Gesso, Sewing Machine, Thread. 

Thank you so much for joining us on the blog today. It’s been and honor and a pleasure to spend this time with you. I wish you a week filled with beauty, joy, and many crafty endeavors!

Hugs,

 

Time Passages Card

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Posted by Nancy Dynes

22 March, 2019 - ,

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I wish a happy hello to all our friends of the Maja Design Blog! I hope you’re well and enjoying a lovely spring season. It’s Nancy on the blog today and I’m super excited to have something new to share with you.

I love anything and everything ‘time’ themed. It can be art, a time travel series or movie, or a vintage clock or pocket watch. I adore it all. With this in mind I felt inspired by Maja Design’s gorgeous Vintage Autumn Basics collection to create this new card.

There is quite a bit of fussy cutting involved with this card, from the clock to the vintage lady, the pink flowers, and the sentiment. All of this fussy cutting has made me realize I  I need better lighting in my craft room or stronger glasses. :-))

The roses are handmade. I have a tutorial for these roses on my blog.

Here are a few detail photos. Each embellishment is popped up with foam tape to create multiple layers. I tucked in a twine bow and some cheesecloth to finish things off.

I have the best time playing with my Maja Design papers! I hope you do, too!!

Maja Design Papers Used:

Other Products Used: Natural Twine, Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Dies, Flower Shaping Kit, Flourish Die, Magnolia Rose Leaf Die, Tim Holtz Distress Tool, Cheesecloth, Sewing Machine, Thread. 

Thank you so much for visiting us on the blog today! It’s an honor and a pleasure to be here with you. I send wishes that you may be surrounded by all in life that is beautiful.

Hugs, 

Dream

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Posted by Mary Tzalla

26 November, 2018 - ,

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Hello Maja fans!

It’s Mary with you today and I have a new layout to share made for my November inspiration.

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 picked a paper from the gorgeous ”Vintage Autumn Basics” collection that was just perfect for it. But, before I continue more I want to give all the proper credits to the ”unknown” photographer.

I choose to use the back side of the ”No XXI” paper. I started by applying a coat of clear gesso on the background and then I created texture with an icing paste and a Stencil.

Made some stamping here and there and used a Lindy’s Gang spray to add color.

Next step was to paint all the Dusty Attic chipboards with the Finnabair acrylic paints.

When everything was glued down I added some art stones and glass glitter and beads. The final touch was made with some splatters with white gesso.

 

Paper used:

 

I hope you enjoyed my project!

Thank you for stopping by!

 

“Memories are timeless treasures of the heart” by Tina Ollett

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Posted by Tina Ollett

20 November, 2018 -

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Hello and welcome Maja fans. Tina Ollett with you today to share a project created using the gorgeous collection of Vintage Autumn Basics. I hope you enjoy this layout which I have titled

“Memories are timeless treasures of the heart”.

I decided to go with the colours of the clothes my little girl was wearing in the photo. She had camoflague shorts on so the greens in this were quite dark. To highlight this green I decided to lighten the papers by distressing and sanding all of the layers that I used for this project. I have listed the papers that I have used to do this project below.

No IV

no.VII BS

No. X bs

No. V

The addition of Dusty Attic chipboards were added in to help frame the photo. And adding this to the photo prompted me to wrap some garden vines and frames around the chipboards.

I have added in some moss and art stones. Here you can see the lovely distressed layers.

 I have also made some resin moulds of the bird and Window and Shutters. They are so cute. The bird above and the windows and shutters below.

Some more close-ups for you.

 

Thanks for popping by today. I will see you back here next month. Until then take care and happy scrapping.

 

Trick or Treat!

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Posted by Camilla Støen Bakke

4 November, 2018 - ,

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Hi everyone! It is me again, with a new Maja Card! This time I have been inspired by Halloween. When I was a child we never celebrated Halloween, I am not sure if I had heart about it. But in the last years it has been really popular here in Norway too. We also had some “scary” children on out door Wednesday evening asking for Trick or Treat.

I thought the darkest papers from the Vintage Autumn Basics collection would fit nice for a card like this.

The image is from Magnolia, and is coloured with Distress Ink, re-fillers and Markers. The white flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. I have added some white Gesso and some frantage.

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

With love,