“Perfect Beauty” by Tina Ollett

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Posted by Tina Ollett

20 February, 2019 - , ,

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Hello and welcome Maja Design friends.

Tina Ollett with you today to share my newest layout “Perfect Beauty”.

Last year was a huge year for my eldest daughter having graduated from high school. Of course there was the formal and semi formal and graduation dinners and lots of differing ceremonies to celebrate many milestones of her schooling life. And as always, I was there at the ready with my camera to capture all of these moments.

Sometimes for me, it is easier behind the camera, because I can hide my emotions of joy of pride and of just being her mum. I am, as I am of all my children so very proud. So you can imagine how I felt when I saw this photo after taking so many many photos in only a short space of time. Because of course we were running late !

So with you I will share now all the details of this project.

 

For my project I used a combination of different collections. My background piece “Sunbleached” was from Denim and Friends.

 

And my second piece from the Summertime collection.  This is titled “Wind in my hair”. Is was so easy to combine both pieces for this project. Looking closely at the Sunbleach page you will see snippets of the vintage orange with compliments it very easily. And because the quality of these papers are amazing I was able to do some creasing of “Wind in my hair” by spritzing the paper with water and manipulating it. I then dried the paper off. Did a little sanding, tearing and distressing. I then adhered the two pieces together.

 

With my remaining papers ( I actually used two sheets of each) I did more tearing and made layers to sit under my photo. I also matted my photo. I have embellished my page with lots of Dusty Attic chipboards that were dressed in acrylic paints and distress inks.

Above you can see the layers of papers intertwined with chipboards and flowers and lace and also a little Cheesecloth.

My flowers used were from 49andMarket. They were all coloured with acrylic paints to compliment my layout.

Here you can see the creases made on my background paper. I have also done some stamping and painting of my background.

Lots of layers made with the papers which you can see above. I love to tear these papers and use both a and b sides. I have tucked in lots of pieces of lace cut into smaller pieces to give some height to my layout.

Well that is all from me tonight. I do hope you have enjoyed my post here today. Thank you for popping by.

 

Until next time take care and happy scrapping.

Where is the Sun?!

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Posted by Kerstin-Inga Peters

6 February, 2019 - , ,

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Welcome!

February has begun, it’s still winter time.

In my last layout were the beautiful pages of the winter to discover, a magical dreamy castle like from a storybook. 

The everyday life has got us again and unfortunately is it too often dark, gray and gloomy.

But if the sun manages to make its way through the thick clouds, a hint of spring is already noticeable.

Today I want to introduce you to a slightly different mixed media layout. 

It shows a city silhouette in background in shades of grey, because I wanted a grungy look.

I used a monochrome paper from the latest paper collection, it’s a beautiful blue tone and always suitable for a winter mood.

I’m a big fan of this neutral monochrome paper collections, because I always like to go with my intuition, you have such a lot of possibilities to create your very own idea.

some details

some chipboards painted with rust colors

 a small cabochon in the middle of a gear chipboard

Together with a small photo ‘Love the Sun’,

 I use only a part from a die cut as shining sun.

 
 Don’t give up because this winter also comes to an end, hopefully soon!!

used Maja Design papers:

Other products used: Cutting dies, Dusty Attic Chipboards, Embossing powder, Stencils, Gesso (white, black + clear), Rust acrylic colours, Deco-Granules, Cabochon, Silver Metallic Paint 

Many thanks for your visit!

Have a beautiful time!

 

Magic Winter Time

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Posted by Kerstin-Inga Peters

30 January, 2019 - , , ,

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Welcome friends!

Recently we have made a beautiful winter trip in the mountains ‘Harz’.  

Snow and ice magically transformed the landscape into a winter fairy tale.

 

… and then we discovered a beautiful castle that looks like

 it was torn right from the pages of a storybook.

I choose for my mixed media layout the ”Sparkle” paper from the Maja Design ”Joyous Winterdays” collection.

I started as always by applying a coat of clear gesso on the background and then I cut out a handmade half moon from a white structure paper. I painted the moon with some watercolors and a little bit glitter paint and some deco stars for a magical effect. 

 It was a good background for a Dusty Attic chipboard and some winter trees made with cutting dies.

 

and  some another close up’s

a small cluster in the upper left corner

snow texture and glitter paints for some dreamy winter impressions

another bigger cluster made with frosted roses, silver winter berries, feathers and laces

I framed the cut out photo with a chipboard and used the moon as magical background.

I colored the flourish frame with white acrylic paint only on some places and white embossing powder to match to a wintry layout.

a wooden tree disc, snow paint and some paper leftovers

and a beautiful saying on a tag as addition and memory on a wonderful day

 

 used Maja Design papers from the ‘Joyous Winterdays’ collection

 

Many thanks for your visit and I hope I could inspire you to create your very own, amazing idea.

 

Happy crafting!

 

Imagination

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Posted by Mary Catt

25 January, 2019 - ,

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Hello dear friends!

Mary with you today and I have a new layout with a video tutorial to share with you. I made it for my January inspiration using papers from the gorgeous ”Denim & Friends” colection and some of my favorite chipboards which I placed around a beautiful photo I found on Pinterest.

When I saw it I knew I had to scrap it and the Maja Design papers along with The Dusty Attic chipboards were just perfect for it. But, before I continue more I want to give all the proper credits to the ”unknown” photographer.

 

You can watch all the procedure here…

 

And here are some close ups…

I choose for my page the ”Worn Indigo” paper from the Maja Design ”Denim & Friends” collection. I started by applying a coat of clear gesso on the background and then I created texture with modeling paste and a stencil.

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

Next, I painted all the Dusty Attic chipboards with Finnabair acrylic paints.

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

 

Paper used:
 

 

I hope you enjoyed my project!

Thank you for stopping by!

 

These are treasured memories

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Posted by Amy Voorthuis

17 January, 2019 - , ,

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Goodmorning Maja Design Fans,

So nice of you to visit the Maja Design blog today, I am back again posting on this lovely blog, it’s been a while since my last post. Hope you did not miss me too much ;-). For today I have a layout to share that I made for a nice lady who contacted me because she wanted to give her parents a present for their 50th year wedding anniversary. I did replace the pictures because she did not wanted them online….on the pictures you see my parents in law.

I took the dark blues and soft yellow tones from both collections because I think that is a lovely combination. The chipboard I used are off course The Dusty Attic & the flowers are by 49 and Market. On the background I used several stencils by different companies. Let’s have a closer look.

Maja Design papers used:

 

Hope you liked my post and I let your creating juices flowing…..love to see you soon! And I wish you a wonderful day…soon I have some amazing news keep you posted.