Away In A Manger

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Posted by Maja Nowak

22 November, 2017 - ,

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Good morning, Maja Friends, welcome to the blog today :)

With Christmas coming closer and closer, I think it’s a good moment to start some serious Christmas cardmaking ūüėČ For my today’s post I created two cards, using the latest Joyous Winterdays collection and the traditional holiday red and green palette:

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Both my cards feature a manger scene chipboard pieces. In the first card I chose darker red and green flourish patterns layered upon light paper for contrast:

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I covered the chipboard piece with crackle accents and decorated it with die-cut leaves and snowflakes, a petaloo flower, tiny pom-poms and crystals and an acrylic angel button:

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In the other card I created a shadowbox frame for the chipboard piece, but as the card is to be mailed, I kept it just barely raised:

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I covered the chipboard manger with glitter and decorated with a mulberry flower, large crystal that looks like frozen ice, and some die cuts:

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I really love how easy it is to get a vintage, shabby look for your projects with Maja papers! Just perfect for traditional Christmas cards :)

And here’s what I used to make my cards:

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Other: dies: Magnolia, Impression Obsession, Sizzix, Joy!; holly punch: Woodware; flowers: Petaloo, Wild Orchid Crafts; chipboard: Wycinanka; glitter: Ranger; pom-poms, button: my stash.

 

I do hope you find some inspiration for your Christmas cards :)

See you soon!

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“Summer” by Tina Ollett

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Posted by Tina Ollett

21 November, 2017 - ,

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Welcome and a very big hello !

Tina O with you here today. It has been a couple of months since I was last here and I am so very happy to be back on board creating again for Maja Designs. I have been away recuperating from shoulder surgery but I am very happy and so glad to be back at my table again creating.

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Today I have something beachy for you. Here in Australia Summer is a very special time for our family. Lots of trips to the beach and just getting out and enjoying the beautiful sunshine and our gorgeous beaches. The photo I have used today is of my youngest who just loooooooves the beach. And every chance she gets she will be found digging away in the sand, or mud digging holes or just building sandcastles. I adore this photo of her from back in 2012 at a holiday gettaway in Forster, New South Wales. Again she is digging away and very much caught up in the moment !

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Since the togs she was wearing are a navy blue I decided to keep with these colours and add some neutral tones and have kept it very earthy. I have only used a little media being distress inks and gesso along with Rust Paste.

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My starting point was tearing up my sheet of Vintage Autumn Basics and layering it using both sides along with some Dusty Attic corrugated board. These pieces were laid over the top of Vintage Autumn Basics and then primed with some clear gesso. I did some drying brushing with white gesso to give that whitewashed beachy look and also did some splatterings of white.

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I have used some new Dusty Attic release beach chipboards, lots of 49andMarket Floral Mixology and Garden Seeds flowers along with some seashells to help with my embellishing of the page.

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The chipboards were dressed in gesso and I randomly applied rust paste let it dry for a few moments and rubbed the rust paste until the colour bleed into the gesso.

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Well that is all from me today, I do hope I have inspired you in some way big or small to create something this week for yourself! Enjoy the time you create and happy scrapping.

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The Lady of Chenonceau

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Posted by Pascale B

20 November, 2017 - ,

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Hello Sweeties

Today I’m up on Maja Design blog with a layout featuring the new collection Joyous Winterdays. I chose a photomontage I’ve made.

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First I primed the background with clear gesso. Next, I added some colors with different inks, paints, and Magical: I used different stamps to add the inks, I splattered some paints, …

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Next, I mixed a white acrylic paint with texture powder to add a design with a stencil.

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I die cut some pine needles in the monochromes shades of Joyous Winterdays. I die cut also some snowflakes and mistletoe in a watercolor paper. I painted the snowflakes with pearl and gold paints.

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I sprayed the mistletoe and the white flowers with a spray, made of gold opal magic mica powder, to add some shimmer.

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I glued all the embellishments with a 3D gel. And to finish the layout I added some glitter and microbeads.

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Lucky- Scrapbooking Layout By Keren Tamir

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Posted by Keren Tamir

19 November, 2017 - , ,

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Hi Everyone,

Its Keren here and I created a layout for Maja Design using the new Denim & Friends collection. I used the “Worn Indigo” paper as the background for the layout as¬†as well as the “No XXI” from the Vintage Autumn Basics collection which really go well together.

I used the blue toned papers from these collections as I wanted to mimic the colors in my picture.

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I framed the photo with a chipboard frame which I colored in blue to match the layout and then I added matching blue flowers as well.

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I incorporated some gold into the layout because I love the combination of blue and gold.

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Here are the papers I used from both 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. ‚Äč 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

Joyous Winterdays Card

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Posted by Evgenia Petzer

18 November, 2017 - ,

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Hello dear friends, Evgenia Petzer with you today. I have made this card using the news christmas line, such a beautiful one. I love that it combines both traditional christmas colors as well as neutral tones, that I have used in my todays card.Joyous_winterdays_card2_petzerclose ups:JOYous_winterdays_card_petzer2_det1 JOYous_winterdays_card_petzer2_det2 love this cute little snowballs that I have put on the pines (they are from light plastic material and look so cute)JOYous_winterdays_card_petzer2_det3

The newest collection- Joyous Winterdays, definitely a must have in your stash.

have a wonderful warm weekend,