Chateau de Brissac

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Posted by Pascale B

20 July, 2017 - , ,

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Hello Sweeties

Today I’m up on Maja Design blog with a layout featuring the Denim and Friends collection. I chose one of my photo of the Chateau de Brissac (Loire Valley, France).

Chateau de Brissac by Pascale B

As usual, I primed the background with a clear gesso to protect the paper. Then I added a design with a stencil and a clear crackle paste. I let dry naturally.

Chateau de Brissac by Pascale B

In the meantime, I colored a few flowers and the leaves with different Twinkling H2O.

Chateau de Brissac by Pascale B

I colored the background with different colors of Twinkling H2O to match the colors of the photo.

Chateau de Brissac by Pascale B

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

Chateau de Brissac by Pascale B

I added some mica flakes and micro beads. To finish the layout I added some random stamping.

Chateau de Brissac by Pascale B

Maja Design papers used in this project:

Denim-P
Denim and Friends
Summer shirt bs
Summer Shirt bs
Leather
Leather
928 - Paper Pack
6×6 Paper pad

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“You are Awesome” by Tina Ollett

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Posted by Tina Ollett

18 July, 2017 - , , ,

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Hello and welcome back to the home of Maja Designs. Tina Ollett back with you today to share my first layout using the gorgeous new collection of “Denim and Friends”.

This project has been titled

“You are Awesome”……

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Opening my box of goodies from the lovely ladies at Maja Designs was a definite hightlight of my week. My squeals of pure joy and excitement brought a number of my family members walking down to the art room to find out exactly what was going on.

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Doing pretty layouts with copious amounts of flowers and embellishments is my go to thing for most projects, but today because this is mainly a masculine paper collection, I have opted to use a photo of my son who is quite happy not to be the centre of attention ever especially in my scrapbooking, but today it is! I captured this photo of him a number of years ago whilst we were on holidays at the Great Barrier Reef. We were on our way out to the reef on a very windy day and he was so very excited to be going snorkeling. The photo says it all.

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I decided to keep this layout very simple with layering of all this fabulous collection. Of course I love to use woodgrain patterns to custom make the design for my chipboards and photo to sit. I used 2 sheets of Wood to create this using the first for the background page.

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I have also added in the bs of Leather ( I also love polkadots) as a square frame to sit all of the cut wood to sit upon. And over this I have cut sections of Stonewashed to lay over this. My photo is also matted with Stonewashed.

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 I have also used sheets of papers from the Vintage Autumn Basics collection, cutting some of the hot air balloons for embellishments to add to my project.

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I have also used lots of yummy Dusty Attic chipboards to emphasise my photo. These were inked and painted and layered amongst the layers of papers to allow more dimension to my layout.

Well that is all from me today. I hope you enjoyed your visit. Remember to return tomorrow for another Design Team creation. Until then take care and happy crafting. xxx

Tina-Ollett

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Special Guest Designer Kerstin-Inga Peters

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Posted by Camilla Lilliesköld

17 July, 2017 - , , , ,

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Hello Scrapbooking friends!
I am very excited and honored to have been invited here this month as Guest Designer. Thanks so much for your invitation!

My name is Kerstin- Inga Peters and I come from Germany. I have been creating for many years now, always in search for new techniques and yet unexplored territory in craftland.
I’m a modern girl with a big vintage heart and my big passion are photos, colours and textures. With Scrapbooking and Mixed Media Style I have found ‘my’ perfect favourite genres – as it combines words and pictures, thoughts and feelings, and the application of various innovative products, techniques and the idea of telling stories.
I love the sea forever and ever. That’s my place for relaxation, dreaming and inspiration.
As I saw the wonderful papers I thought, amazing the right colors for sea, beach and so much more.

My first layout shows our family sunshine ‘Filou’, it’s a sheltie and he has always so much fun on the sea. His favourite occupation is to get sticks or balls out of the water.

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Used materials

Maja Design papers: Summer Time -Having fun-; Life by the sea -Regatta-; Life by the sea -Marina-

Prima flowers, Scrap FX chipboards, Gauze, Texture paste white, Distress Stain Walnut ink, Embossing powder, 3D pearls, sea shells, metal embellishments, driftwood

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IMG_2820A crumpled craft paper with burlap leftover, some self-collected shells and a piece from edge stripe.

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Some stains and splashes with paints diluted with water, together with some cut outs from the ‘Marina’ paper (flags and lighthouse).

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Can you see the waves on my photo? I love the idea to continue some photo elements on the background paper. Here I used a white texture paste and a fan brush for more sea waves.

I also used some hand torn stripes together with colored gauze and a lot of little blue flowers.

 

Good day – We don’t remember days, we remember moments

Sunshine, beach, the sea and more: while the little ones dig in the biggest sandpit, the grown-ups lounge in a beach chair enjoying the sun or take a refreshing dip in the sea.

Used materials:

Maja Design papers: Life by the sea -Sailing-, Life by the sea -Regatta-

Stencil ‘Coral’ Scrap FX, Clear stamps ‘Maritim’ Viva Decor, Dies – Lighthouse, Beach grass, Tattered flowers, white gesso, Chalkboard Glimmer Mist ‘Boogie board’ Tattered Angels,

burlap,metal embellishment, tags, chipboard word from Scrap FX

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 Hanse Sail

Maja Design papers: Sailing – Vintage Romance -Words of Love-, Life by the sea -Marina-

Embellishments – wooden seahorse, metalic charms, feathers, starfish, rope

3D pearls, Distress stain ‘Walnut ink’, chipboard wordlet Scrap FX, circle dies, stencil ‘Bubbles’

embossing powder ‘Burnt copper leaves’

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I’m a big fan of old sailor ships. The ‘Hanse Sail’ shall take place once at year on the Baltic Sea. You can see there very impressive windjammers,

traditional ships and museum ships. IT’s really a highlight for me and my vintage soul.

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So I used here more vintage colors, various brown shades and a wine red.

For the wooden seahorse I used a transparent crackle paste in combination with distress ink and a little bit copper wax creme.

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Some motifs from the ‘Regatta’ were very suitable for my photo and I decided to use a round die to cut out these elements.

 

More of my projects can you see here

https://scrapdesigns77.blogspot.com/

Many thanks for your visit!

Happy crafting!

Favorite Little Things

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Posted by Mary Catt

9 July, 2017 - , , ,

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Hello my dear friends and happy Sunday to all!!!

It’s Mary here with you today and I have a new layout to share with you, made with the new amazing ”Denim & Friends” collection.

Oh, I love that collection!!! These papers are amazingly beautiful!!! Don’t you think?

I decided to use a paper in blue tones combined with flowers in earth colors that was inspired by the beautiful photo which I found on Pinterest. And, before I continue I want to give all the proper credits to the ”unknown” photographer.

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I used for my background the ”Worn Indigo” paper and I made some layers behide my photo with the ”Pocket Square”, the ”Wood” and the ”Blue Jeans” papers.

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I gave my background a coat of clear gesso and when it was dried I highlighted some spots with white gesso. Then, I added some texture with modeling paste and a stencil. I continued by coloring my page with Lindy’s Stamp Gang spray ”Afternoon Delight Demin”.

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I heat embossed the title with the ”Venus Violet Blue” and the pieces from the ”Interlocking Grid Panel” with the ”Bratwurst Brown” Lindy’s embossing powders. All the chipboards I used are 2crafty.

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To finish my page, I added some bronze micro beads with gel medium and made some splatters with white acrylic artists ink.

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Paper used:

 

Denim-P

 

That’s all for today, my friends!

Thank you for stopping by!

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Rabelos

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Posted by Pascale B

6 July, 2017 - ,

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Hello Sweeties

Today I’m up on Maja Design blog with a layout featuring the new paper collection Denim and Friends. I chose a photo I’ve taken during my trip to Porto of the Rabelos, the traditional boats of the Douro.

Rabelos by Pascale B.

As usual, I primed the background with clear gesso. I added a design with clear embossing powder and a stamp. Then I added another design with a stencil and the Platinum crackle paste. I let dry naturally.

Rabelosby Pascale B.

I die-cut a few branches in a watercolor paper that I painted with a brown Twinkling H2O. I also cut a few papers to add under the photo.

Rabelosby Pascale B.

When the crackle paste was dry, I colored the background with different Twinkling H2Os.

Rabelos by Pascale B.

I glued some mesh that looks like a fishnet, as well as flowers and seashells. I added a few chipboard that I colored with metallic waxes.

Rabelosby Pascale B.

To finish the layout I added some Art Stones.

Rabelosby Pascale B.

Maja Design papers:

Denim-P
Sneakers bs
Sneakers bs
Worn Indigo
Worn Indigo
Sunbleached
Sunbleached
6x6 Paper Pack
6×6 pads

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Pascale B

Hello, I'm Pascale B. from France. Since I began to scrap, flowers are part of my layouts, and I gradually started to use mixed media as well. I don’t know how to define my style, perhaps something like free vintage shabby style could be a good definition. Visit me at www.pbhobby.blogspot.com