Magic Moments

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Posted by Kerstin-Inga Peters

11 November, 2017 - ,

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Welcome dear Maja friends!

Kerstin here, I’m the new guy and I’m coming more often now ūüėČ

Today I want to share with you a new winter layout.

Winter is around the corner, fields and meadows are frozen, nature lies down to rest. The best time for creating or?! :-)

I have created a very magical mixed media layout.

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¬†I used the amazing Maja Design ‘Joyous Winterday’ collection – Sparkle + Blizzard

and some stamps (border, stars, saying), corrugated cardboard, cutting dies (deers, trees, stars, snowflakes, Holiday greens – Sizzix), chipboards – Scrap FX, pinecones, feather and flowers.

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I  start my backgrounds with a thin clear gesso layer to be able to create a nice watercolour effect on my paper. The picture is always my eye -catching focal point.

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I love to work with corrugated cardstock for a nature feeling and I’m always a big fan of cutting dies, so many possibilities, not only for cards, it’s also a wonderful addition for layouts or out off the page projects. The very good quality of Maja papers is perfect for that technique.

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a piece of fell gift ribbon for a cozy feeling, some deers with cutting die and a leftover from a structure wallpaper

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all Maja papers are printed on both sides, that’s very useful, so you can make special effects, the lower star¬† looks like patchwork

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 Many thanks for your visit!

Have a nice weekend!

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Purple Hues

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Posted by Elena Olinevich

10 November, 2017 - ,

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Hello Maja Friends, it’s Elena here to share several cards I made playing with the purple hues.

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Each time the leaves left the trees, and the landscape is dull and grey around, I start to look for some bright colors, and I’ve noticed each November I turn to lilac and purple hues.

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For my cards I used Enjoying Outdoors collection, so rich and so beautiful for the mature Autumn Season.

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I made a lot f die cutting and used the pearlescent gold and white cardstock for my die cuts

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They pop up on the purple background, you can notice

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However I added the white and pale pink flowers, I wanted my cards to be feminine and soft

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I made 3 more cards using the other one sketch

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But actually I used the same die shapes for my paper layering

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I like adding the pearls as the finish touch to my frames

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I hope you have liked my cards. It’s was difficult to stop creating only one or two.

 

Products used:

Spellbinders Dies, Petallo Flowers, Prima Marketing Flowers

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The Broken Window

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Posted by Pascale B

9 November, 2017 - ,

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Hello Sweeties,

Today I’m up on Maja Design blog with a new layout featuring the Denim and Friends collection. I chose a photomontage I made inspired by the painting ” Evening Falls ” by Magritte.

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I primed the background with clear gesso. Then, I added some stamping with two inks and stamps. Next, I added a design with a clear crackle paste and a stencil.

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While the crackle paste was drying, I colored some chipboards with different inks. I colored the flowers with a silver ink.

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Next, I colored the background with different inks.

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I printed the title on a photo paper and I used the same inks to alter it. Then I glued all the embellishments with a 3D gel.

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To finish the layout, I added some glass glitter and microbeads.

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Christmas Cards In Blue

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Posted by Maja Nowak

8 November, 2017 - , ,

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

Have you purchased our latest collection yet? I can tell you it’s just wonderful! One collection to use for traditional green and red Christmas projects and blue and white wintery creations. And of course some universal patterns you can use for just about anything you create :)

For my today’s post I decided to share two Christmas cards I made using the blue-red palette, as I already created some red and green ones (see the Moodboard challenge post ūüėČ ):

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In the first card I used a St.Nicholas image from the Ephemera sheet (small pad) and mounted it a bit on tags I cut out of various papers to add some nice pattern combo in the background. Then I added the flower cluster including winter leaves I die cut from glitter cardstock.

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I also included little banners I cut out of signature strips – I just love using these bonus mini patterns!

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For the second card I used a stamped image that I coloured with Distress inks. Then I placed it on the background of layered papers, including the one I stamped the vintage postcard on:

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For the flower cluster I also used die-cut leaves and a Petaloo flower. I inked the corners of my coloured image and added some liquid pearls “snow”:

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Though I’m more for the traditional Christmas reds and greens, I really like the way those blue babies turned out :)

And here’s what I used:

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Other: stamps: Whiff of Joy, Docrafts; flowers: Petaloo, Wild Orchid Crafts; dies: Sizzix, Magnolia, Craft&You Design; chipboard: Scrapiniec; bling, felt snowflake: Home&You; ribbon, snowflake stones: my stash.

 

See you soon!

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Joyous Winterdays & Card by Padoriaa

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Posted by Paulina Monasterska-Tronina

2 November, 2017 - , ,

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Hello our blog fans. Have you seen the new collection called “Joyous Winterdays”? I received it a few days ago. ¬†Couldn’t wait to use it so here is another set for Christmas :)

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