Today was Just Adorable

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Posted by Amy Voorthuis

1 August, 2022 - ,

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Hello lovely Maja Design friends,

Happy 1st of August I am so grateful you are here with us today, for today I have another layout to share with you. Lately I really love to use a little mixed media on my layouts like combining the very romantic stuff with a darker twist to it. This time I made all the beautiful chipboard pieces black which I later on painted to my likes. For this layout I used a picture of both our kids {Kevin & Abbey} Kevin was reading a book and I thought it was so sweet that I took a picture. 

Today was Just Adorable:

All the pretty chipboard are treated with a layer of black gesso. Then I used several waxes and a dabber brush to make it look like real metal. In the end I added some color with acrylic paints to match my beautiful Maja Design papers. For my layout I have used the “Miles Apart” collection and a new mould to frame my sweet picture with. For the background I have used a stencil and some sprays.

Maja Design papers used:

 

Thank you so much for your visit today. And I sure hope that I have inspired you to take out your lovely Maja Design papers and create and have fun while doing so. Have a blessed & sunny week!

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Enjoy Beautiful Moments

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Posted by Maja Nowak

10 July, 2022 - ,

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Good morning, dear Maja Friends, welcome to the blog today 🙂

Our most recently released collection is called Everyday Life, but it is just perfect to keep those special moments too! Here’s a page that I made preserving memories of our first sailing trip:

I chose the beautiful Make Memories sheet for the background and put a wide panel across the middle. Then I added torn strips of papers and tucked chipboard pieces and sequins in between to get a more dimensional effect.

I also applied marine-themed stencil patterns upon the middle panel using two colours of structural paste:

Upon that background I placed the photo, decroating it with flowers, linen knots, colour-stained cheesecloth and artclay anchor painted with acrylic paints:

 

I arranged the title using cut-out words:

 

Although the layout has many layers and embellishments, it’s still flat enough to be framed or stored in an album:

Here’s what I used:

Maja Design papers:

Other: flowers: Wild Orchid Creafts, Blue Fern Studios; knots, anchor, mists: Prima Marketing; stencils, chipboard: Agateria; sequins: my stash.

 

That’s all for today, thank you for visiting and see you later!

 

“Moments” by Tina Ollett

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Posted by Tina Ollett

17 June, 2022 - , ,

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 Hello and a big warm welcome. Today I am here to share my newest design team project. I have been working on this one for a while and have finally found a little time over the weekend to add the finishing touches. I hope you love it as much as I did creating it.
I have titled this project “Moments”.
This scrapbooking layout features my gorgeous eldest daughter at her formal a few years ago now. I have so many photos from her school formal. I am so very glad that I took as many photos as I did. As soon as laid eyes on the gorgeous “Miles Apart” collection I instantly new that I would be using these  photos. They are the perfect fit. Below are the three sheets from the collection that I used to create my base page with.

Close at Heart – Miles Apart

This piece was used as my background base. It was primed with clear gesso and I added in some stencilling using a 3D texture paste over the paper.

Thinking of you – Miles Apart

I used the “B” side of “Thinking of you” for the matting of my photos and I cut the floral elements from the “A” side .

Ephemera – Miles Apart

I also used some of the elements from the Ephemera Sheet of Miles apart to help embellish my page.

 

 

 

 

I have also used chipboards from Dusty Attic to create a frame to the left of the page. These chipboards were primed with Stamperia Primer. I then added in some dimension over the chipboards using Liquid Pearls. These were allowed to dry and then I painted over the top of them again. I added in some highlighting using Viva Decors 3D Stamp Paints in Silver.

To the right of the layout I used a wooden embellishment from iCraft Australia. This was dressed the same as the chipboard frame. Over this piece I added in a handmade “X” mould. This was also dressed in white gesso with highlights of the Stamp Paint in Silver.

Once all the photos, chipboard and wooden embellishments were adhered I went to work on embellishing my page using the gorgeous Blush flowers from 49andMarket. I added in a little hand made heart from paper clay. Some flower pearls and string pearls were adhered in amongst the flower clusters along with wood wool and the fussy cut floral elements. I added in some Nuvo Glitter Accents over the elements to help them shimmer and shine a little more. Lastly I added in some handmade paper laces that you can see at the sides of the layout.
Well I hope you have enjoyed my post here today.
Thankyou so much for popping by.
Until next time take care and happy scrapping.

 

 

 

Love That Smile Mom

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Posted by Amy Voorthuis

13 June, 2022 - ,

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Hello lovely Maja Design friends,

Welcome to the blog today I am such a big fan of gorgeous new collection “Everyday Life”! I think it’s because it’s so versatile it has a bunch of different colors and styles of designs. This time I used the blue & cream tones with a lovely picture of my mom. I have used two sheets of the collection to create this layout. First I cut out the middle of my cream sheet that one I added on the blue sheet that I alsi cut the middle out of. Then to make it ferm again I used a monochrome sheet I also matted the picture with the same sheets.

Love That Smile Mom:

The chipboard pieces are all by 2Crafty. The frame I inked with some cream ink after I gessod it. Then I added some white & clear wax. The beautiful 11″Fine Floral Frame Set I sprayed with some lovely lindy’s and added some blue ink randomly to make fit my layout. The phrase & word are treated with white gesso and I added some blue ink. On the Swaying Branches I did the opposite I inked it with blue and used some white wax on it. 

For this layout I used a older technique on my background sheet I took a plastic bag and wrinkled it and added some spray on it to then add it to my sheet. I aslo used a pretty stencil only it’s almost all underneath the pretty pieces of chipboards & my picture. I also did some stitching and wrinkled my papers a bit.

Maja Design papers used: Everyday Life 6×6 paper pad

    

Thank you so much for your visit today. And I sure hope that I have inspired you to take out your lovely Maja Design papers and create and have fun while doing so. Have a blessed & sunny week!

Hugs

Cherish Simple Moments

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Posted by Maja Nowak

10 June, 2022 -

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Good morning, dear Maja Friends, welcome to the blog today 🙂

I’m so thrilled to bring you another project that  I made using the brand new Everyday Life collection! This set is so versatile that it matches any occasion and so many various themes! Last time I shared romantic, feminine and flowery Mother’s Day cards and today I bring you a masculine layout featuring a totally different colour scheme – and it’s still the same collection 🙂 Love it!

I chose the papers that match the colours from a photo of my hubby and our elder son learning to ride a bike 🙂 I’m happy I was able to capture this moment, so “everyday” and natural and yet so special!

I chose a dark brown paper for the background, so that the photo and all the embellishments pop up. I cut some strips of papers and added a signature strip to make a design grid, put the photo upon them and filled the space with flowers.

I arranged the title using words cut out from one of the papers (don’t you think it’s a great idea? Plenty of words to choose from, too!):

I also included some other cut-out elements, and added gold paint splashes to brighten the whole:

I love how this photo portraits my husband as a loving and caring dad, making sure our boy feels safe and supported. And I’m glad I was able to scrapbook this moment with beautiful papers.

Here’s what I used for my layout:

Maja Design papers:

Other: flowers: Prima, Wild Orchid Crafts; clock face: Maya Road; bling: Marianne Design; paint: Ecoline.

That’s all for today, have a nice day and see you soon!