“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

Memorial

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Posted by Pascale B

22 June, 2017 - , ,

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Hello Sweeties

Today I’m u Maja Design blog with a layout featuring the Vintage Summer Basics collection. I chose a photo taken during my trip to Prague of the Memorial to the Victims of Communism. The memorial is the work of Czech sculptor Olbram Zoubek. It’s a truly magnificent memorial. A sad one, though.

Memorial by Pascale B.

First, I primed the background with clear gesso. I mixed together some copper crackle paste with the brown Rust effect paste. I used the mix with a stencil to add a design and I let dry. I didn’t expect the crackle to appear as I mixed the crackle

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

Gift set by Padoriaa

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Posted by Paulina Monasterska-Tronina

15 June, 2017 - ,

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Hello our blog fans. Today I would like to show you gift set. It is a card with the notebook in a vintage style. I love to create this time of projects :) Take a look, please :Vintage gift set

I started to created this project by finding the matching papers. Next step was to collect all add-ons, chipboard and laces. With the composition was easy – it is always in my head. I took a while before I found my own style … I can create cards in a different styles as well but with the vintage it is really fast. I know what I like !

Vintage Gift SetUsually I’m adding chipboards without colouring. This time I decided to add two colours. It made sense and I really like the final effect. Will do it more often – definitely.

Vintage gift setWhite gesso – added on the roses and the small details showed the texture and gave a pinch of a shabby chic style as well.

Vintage Gift SetVintage Gift SetTiny notebook – perfect to have it on your office desk. I used to have one and write down my inspiration, dreams etc…

Vintage Gift SetVintage Gift SetHope you like my project. If you have any question – do not hesitate to ask. See you soon :) Hugs, Paulina

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Summer Blossoms Card

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Posted by Nancy Dynes

13 June, 2017 - , ,

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Hello and welcome to the Maja Design Blog! It’s Nancy today, with a new card to share. This week I’m inspired by the abundant seasonal blooms found all across the lovely city of Charleston. Summer is my favorite time of year. My soul truly blossoms with the long sunny days, warm weather, and beautiful flowers.

You’ll find quite a bit of layering along with a couple of my handmade wildflowers featured here. Each layer is artfully torn, distressed, and stitched together.

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A tutorial for the wildflowers can be found on my blog. Lace adds a bit of vintage inspired texture. I rummaged around in my stash to find the pearl earring, glass pearls, and the Prima resin piece. Additional lace and twine create a frilly finishing touch.

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If you look closely you’ll notice a few butterflies have made a home here as well. The sentiment is rubber stamped in archival ink.

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Maja Design Papers Used: 

Other Supplies: lace, twine, rubber stamp, white paper flowers, flower stamens, butterfly punch, pearls and earring  from my stash. Prima resin bridge, Magnolia Rose Leaf Die, Tim Holtz Tattered Flowers Die,  Tim Holtz distress tool and Mini Mister, flower shaping kit, archival ink, sewing machine, and thread.   

Thanks so much for being with us today. Don’t forget to check out our June Mood Board Challenge. You have plenty of time to enter your lovely project for a chance to win an entire Maja Design paper collection! May your day be filled with sweet summer breezes and crafty inspiration!

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Nancy Dynes

My name is Nancy Dynes. I love creating with layers, dimension, and all things feminine. Maja Design Papers speak to me and inspire my imagination. I am honored to be a member of this amazing Creative Team, and look forward to growing in my craft while working alongside these talented artists.