“Dream” by Tina Ollett

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Posted by Tina Ollett

4 July, 2017 - , ,

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Welcome back and hello!
I hope this post finds you happy and well. Today I have for you a layout inspired by a gorgeous photo of my eldest daughter. This I have titled

“Dream”…….

I have used a combination of Maja Designs gorgeously stunning Vintage Summer and Vintage Spring Basics collection to create my layered background of torn and distressed papers.
  I can’t tell you how often I have wanted to use this piece of chipboard……but finally it happened for the perfect project. I think it just fit wonderfully here. You can see these pieces above cut into 2’s and tucked amoungst my gorgeous Maja paper layers. Yay I was so happy when this worked!
I love this Title chipboard. They are totally gorgeous. This one was dressed in some Sugar Plum acrylic paint and then I toned it down a little to compliment my page with some white gesso and of course some Dress My Craft sparkling dust……..
I have also used a Swirly Frame chipboard. It was cut into two and used to frame these beautiful photo’s of my daughter Ashlea. We held a Mad Hatters Tea Party a little while back and she dressed as the Queen and looked just stunning. These photos of course were changed to a Sepia tone to help fit my layout and the moodboard.
Here you can see my Fleur de Lis coloured with inks and paints. Atop of it I sat the small Decorative #1 frame and then on top of that a Mini Clock Face. The mini clockfaces are the perfect fit for this frame!!
Okay and I love me a little or quite a lot however you look at it, of the Dress My Craft
Princess Mix Sequins. I also gave my layout a good sprinkling of  Dress My Craft’s Sparkling Dust just to make it shine that little bit more.
I also added in some florals but I kept it quite minimal for me that is. Above you can see the 49andMarket Floral Mixology flowers that I used. These are the Pina Colada coloured florals that I changed up by wiping over with a little Dusty Sugar Plum acrylic paint.
I have also tucked in a little lace and muslin to keep the layout as soft as possible.
And lastly these gorgeous Heart Arrows. I have dressed both the large and the small chippies in some Star Dust Stickles to really make them pop. I then added them into my clusters of flowers.
 Well that is all from me today. I hope you have a beautiful week and find some time for yourself !
Big hugs …..
Tina x
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Please find below the complete list of materials used for this project.
Materials Used
 
Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics 1933bs
Maja Design Vintage Spring Basics 4th May
 Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics 1923
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Dusty Attic Sugar Plum Acrylic Paint DA0908
Dusty Attic Heart Arrows #2 DA1026
Dusty Attic Word Pack #4 DA1077 “Dream”
Dusty Attic Decorative Frame #1 DA0207
Dusty Attic Swirly Frame DA1468
Dusty Attic Mini Clockfaces DA0717
Dusty Attic Fleur de Lis DA1280
White and Clear Gesso
3D Gloss Gel
49andMarket Floral Mixology Pina Colada
Dress My Craft Sparkling Dust
Dress My Craft Princess Mix Sequins
Distress Ink Walnut Stain and Ground Espresso
Star Dust Stickles

Pastel card *Mix of the collections*

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Posted by Evgenia Petzer

1 July, 2017 - , ,

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Hello dear friends! Evgenia Petzer with you today. Not for the first time I am admiring how easy the collections of Maja are mixed between each other. here I have used mostly Sofiero and Vintage Spring collections.The image and the dies are from magnolia, WOC flowers.

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Lots of close ups for you to enjoy. I have added some flower soft for Tilda/s mini flowers, and in the window. love that product so much and it works pretty with the lilac papers.CA2A7687 CA2A7690 CA2A7692 CA2A7693 CA2A7696

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and Vintage Spring Basics:

Have a lovely weekend, dear friends!

Thankfulness Book by Keren Tamir

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Posted by Keren Tamir

18 June, 2017 - , ,

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Hi Everyone,

Its Keren here for the Maja Design blog with a new project.

I created another Thankfulness Book using the Vintage Spring Basics and the Vintage Summer Basics collections.

I kept it monochromatic this time and used several green tones.

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I covered a plain notebook from the dollar store with the 11th of March paper from the Vintage Spring Basics Collection and used the back side to cut a small border for the edge using a Martha Stewart Punch. I also used the back side to create some die-cut vines and flowers to embellish around the flowers.

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For the doily under the flowers I used the back side of 1904 paper  from the Vintage Summer Basics collection as it was pretty neutral. Then I embellished with some Prima Marketing flowers and vines.

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I used the Vintage Summer Basics collection to cover this journal:

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and here are the papers I used from the collection:

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Thank you so much for visiting the Maja Design Blog

Have a Wonderful day!!

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Keren Tamir

I'm Keren Tamir a self taught scrapbooker, mixed media artist and designer. Since I was a child, I always loved art. I used to doodle on my notebooks and on anything I could get my hands on. ​ Fourteen years ago I discovered scrapbooking and fell in love with it. One of the main reasons I started scrapbooking was to preserve memories and photos for my children. Scrapbooking opened a creative door to something that I had longtime forgotten I'd loved. It gave me peace of heart and mind. visit my blog for more inspiration: https://kerentamir.blogspot.ca

Guest Designer Julie Lavalette

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Posted by Camilla Lilliesköld

22 May, 2017 - , , , , , , , ,

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Hello Maja Fans, my name is Julie and I am from Scotland, today I am delighted to be sharing with you a mixed media project and two cards.

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I have been crafting for around ten years now and am at my happiest creating in my craft room watching the birds come into our garden. My love for flowers, bygone eras and antiquities I love to express through my creating.

I love bringing a piece of paper to life and creating a story within my card so it becomes a keepsake and has a true meaning for the recipient and I love adding special little touches of details.

My style is definitely vintage/shabby chic, I love using diecuts and making my own flowers, adding lace, pearls, chipboard and mixed media accents into my designs.

So why not grab a cuppa and let me share my projects with you.

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As a child I remember my parents had a Photo Cube in the house where family photos took pride of place and with all the beautiful images Maja Design have to offer I was inspired to making one in a shabby chic style. My cube measures approximately 3.75 inches square and was created by gluing beer mats together to form the cube, adding some coffee stirrer sticks at the joins internally to help strengthen my cube. Next I added tissue tape around all my seams and a little blue Distress paint.

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My papers were all cut to size and tattered at the edges, I then rubbed some Versamark Ink around the edges and heat embossed my Embossing Powders. I added a pretty lace to the back of my paper and positioned them all in place with foam strips on each side. This helps to give my lace more dimension than lying flush next to the cube.

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I tattered my images at the edges and added a little stamping to distress them before matting and layering in place on my cube.

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I decorated with lots of small flowers with a Pearl centre and some dried ones.

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I fussy cut out lots of butterflies using both the 12 x 12 paper and 6 x 6, gosh I adore these butterflies for a perfect finishing touch.

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I added a diecut banner onto the top of my cube with my chipboard sentiment which had been heat embossed with the same colours as the edges of my paper.

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My larger flowers were shaded with Distress Inks and Pearl Stamens added into their centres with some smaller butterflies added onto their petals.

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I finished off my cube by adding small brass feet from my stash that I added highlights of Gilding Wax.

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Finishing of with a few more images of my cube.

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Maja Design Products Used :

Vintage Autumn Basics – Heritage 12 x 12

Vintage Spring Basics 6th of May 12 x 12

Vintage Spring Basics 6th of April

Vintage Spring Basics 6 x 6 Paper Pad

 

Other products used:

Cheery Lynn Designs –

C184 Judy’s Blooms,

DL 278 Horizon Fishtail Banners

 

Sue Wilson Small Flowers – Delicate Garden

Stampers Anonymous – Correspondence Set

6 Square Beer Mats or Chipboard measuring approximately 4 inches square

Tissue Tape

Distress Ink – Victorian Velvet and Frayed Burlap

Distress Paint – Faded Jeans

Treasure Gold Gilding wax

Versamark Ink Pad

Gold and Penny Copper Embossing Powders

Anna Marie Dried Flowers

Flower Stamens,

Cheesecloth and Lace – Ribbon Girl

Scrapiniec Chipboard – Memories Captured

Pinflair Glue, Hot Glue, Cosmic Shimmer Glue, Foam Strip Tape

Tiny Pearls and Brass Feet – Hobby House

 

 

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This card uses the exquisite papers from the Sofiero Collection. I love the pretty feminine tones and the elegance of the images that compliment any craft project so well. This card measures approximately 5″ x 10″ and I intend to put it into a frame to keep as my ‘Precious Memory’ as a Guest Designer here at Maja Design.

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I started with tattering the base pink layer of my card with my scissors, this would help frame the soft tones on my design. I gathered lots of little scraps of paper from my Sofiero Collection and cut into approx 1″ squares, tattered at the edges and placed onto my card with foam strips. I now added on my torn layer of paper with tattered edges, some stitching and lace for extra detail.

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My dressing table mirror was diecut in white cardstock and I stippled on some Gesso for extra texture and once dry I added some Gilding Wax for highlights. You will also notice I replaced the mirror part of my diecut with a oval chipboard which had been painted and gilded in the same way. My beautiful image was glued onto an oval chipboard adding Pearls around the frame, finishing with a flower in her hair and a small Pearl added to her choker for extra detail.

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My Ivy chipboard has been painted nestling some small flowers around them and adding a few diecut leaves.

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My lilac flowers were created with Distress Inks and adding Pearl centres, my other flowers have all been creating using Maja Papers.

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Products Used List.

Maja Design Products Used –

Monochromes Shades of Sofiero Blush / Rouge 12 x 12

Exuberance of Flowers in Bloom 12 x 12 

Ephemera 12 x 12

The Sofiero Collection 6 x 6 Paper Pad

 

Other Products Used –

Cheery Lynn Dies –

CABD 72 Chrysanthemum

B338 Black Eyed Susan Strip

B178 Flourish Leaf Strip

CAFLRS 13 Flourish#13
Scrapiniec – Ivy and Precious Memories

Dusty Attic – ATC Frame

Marianne Creatables Vintage Mirror

Spellbinders Hydrangea

Gilding Wax – Rose

Gesso

Sewing Machine, White Thread

Lace, Cheesecloth

Mini Pearls, Pearl Ribbon

Distress Oxide Peeled Paint

Distress Ink Milled Lavender, Shaded Lilac Foam Strips

Pinflair Glue and Cosmic Shimmer Glue

 

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The inspiration for this card which measures 7.5 x 5.5 inches came from the love between a mother and daughter on my image and the beautiful Vintage Romance 12 x 12 paper called Engagement. I knew these would compliment each other so well and I could replicate the pretty flowers from the background paper onto my card.

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I started by adding tattered layers, accents of cheesecloth, touches of lace and Frantage for a shabby feel.

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My roses were die cut out in coordinating papers and inked with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink, I also added some small flowers with a mini Pearl into their centres.

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My floral arrangement was positioned onto my card with leaves which were inked at the edges and a few flourishes for added detail.

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I finished with a small double layered heart chain, some dried flowers and a little thread positioned through my bouquet.

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Maja Design Papers Used :

 

Vintage Romance Forget Me Not 12×12

Vintage Summer Basics 1924 12×12

Vintage Romance Engagement 12×12

Vintage Summer Basics 6×6

 

Cheery Lynn Dies Used:

B304 Ivy Strip

B241 Rose Leaf Strip

B291 Mini Fanciful Flourish Right

B117S Mini Fanciful Flourish Left

B376 Tiny Flower Kit

B433 Small Gardenia Strip

B339 Gardenia Strip

LPC-16 Rectangle Pierce and Cut Tool

DL270 Horizon Boutique Rectangle Stacker Frames

B115 Heart Chain Border

B569 Curved Border Set

 

Other Products Used :

Lace, Cheesecloth

Image from Stash

Antique Linen and Victorian Velvet Distress Inks

Stampendous Shabby Green Embossing Enamel

Stampendous Aged Bronze embossing Enamel

Craft Consortium Pearl

 

Thanks so much to Camilla for giving me this opportunity which shall be forever in my heart and for the super talented Design Team at Maja for their endless inspiration.

 

Crafty Hugs to all,

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Mixing Vintage Basic Collections

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Posted by Jennifer Snyder

13 May, 2017 - ,

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Jennifer Snyder here today with a graceful birthday card created by pairing papers from the Vintage Spring Basics and the Vintage Autumn Basics collections.  The beautiful thing about the “Vintage Basics” collections is that they were made to mix and match.  That’s just what I did.
Here are the papers I chose:
Maja Design Papers – Vintage Spring Basics – 6th of May -both A and B sides
The tiny delicate butterflies were from the Maja Design Papers – Vintage Spring Basics – 6th of May 12×12 paper. They make great card accents.
The sweet floral pink pops of color are Petaloo rom the mauve flowers Petaloo Penny Lane Forget Me Not – Antique Pink  and the darling cupcake stamp is from JustRite Papercrafts.
 The sweet floral pink pops of color are Petaloo rom the mauve flowers Petaloo Penny Lane Forget Me Not – Antique Pink  and the darling cupcake stamp is from JustRite Papercrafts.  
Thank you for stopping here at Maja Design.

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