Guest Designer Kavitha

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Posted by Camilla Lilliesköld

17 April, 2017 - , ,

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Hi!! I am Kavitha from India.

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I have been into some form of arts & crafts all the time, but when I found mixed media 3 years I was completely hooked up. Mixed media give me lots of creative freedom and allows me to experiment with different mediums and materials. I love playing with paper, colors and all pretty stuffs. My style is more of vintage/shabby chic with lots of layers and textures but I love to try anything in between. Apart from crafting I love music, sleep, shopping and long drives.

I am so thrilled and honored to be guest designing here today. MajaDesign is one of my favorite paper line, I absolutely love the soft colors and textures prints. You can see more of my work at: kalalayaa-artclub.blogspot.com

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For my first layout i made a very soft, pretty and girly page with lots of layers and fussy cut elements. I have used papers from “Summer time” and “Summer crush”.

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Keeping the paper “He gives her flowers” as the base i used “Light scarlet” paper from summer time, torn and distressed the edges and glued both together.

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For layering i have used diecuts and papers from Summertime (In the garden, flowers everywhere and garden bouquet).

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For embellishing i have used prima flowers, laces and fussy cut flowers from “Smell the roses” paper.

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I have also used chipboard pieces from 2crafty which i colored with color bloom spray and applies ranger crackle paste on top to add some texture.

 

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My second layout is a mixed media page with lots of layers and textures. I have used “Summertime” (by the sea) glittering water” paper for my base and “Vintage romance together forever” paper for layering.

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To create my mixed media background, I did a lot of texture stamping, applied some modelling paste through stencils and colored with “Lindy stamp gang” sprays in different shades of blues.

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For layering and embellishing  i used die uts, stamped images, prima & petaloo flowers along with 2crafty chipboards.

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Mood Board April

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Posted by Camilla Lilliesköld

3 April, 2017 -

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Hi there!

Happy you stopped by today. 😉
I have a brand new, and OH soo inspiring mood board for you today:

Mood Board April 2017

This is how we use the mood boards:

Definition mood board – n

[a board used by designers on which samples of various colours and textures are mounted to help in deciding which elements complement each other]

We are using mood boards for our challenges. We truly believe in creativity and art at Maja Design. You are free to interpret the mood boards in any way you’d like. They are supposed to set you in an inspirational mood without too much controlling. We would like you to be inspired by the poems, words and photos. They are not given rules, they are just there as inspiration. However – we highly recommend you to follow the theme.. Feel free to use any Maja papers you’d like as long as they follow the colour scheme.

We will pick a winner and present it here on the blog April 24th.

Have in mind that these challenges are a really great way for us to discover new talents and maybe some future Creative Team members…

How to participate?

♥ Create anything you’ll like – a layout, a card, something altered or maybe a canvas. Use Maja papers primarily! Take a nice picture of it and send it to moodboard@majadesign.nu. We also need to know your full name, address and a phone number. Please specify what collection you would like to win, if you are the lucky one. We will also want to know if you would like it in the size 12*12 or 6*6. Please send us the pictures in the size of 800 pixels on the width. We would be so grateful if you also could change the file name of the photo to your first and last name including your country.

♥ Feel free to send us more than one picture, from different angles or some close-ups – or why not more than one project?

♥ Publish the project/s on your blog (or/and any social media, e.g. Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest) with a link to our site. Please also add the image of the mood board.

♥ Feel free to combine your entry with other challenges.

♥ The winner will be revealed the last Monday each month, at the Maja blog. The winner will be sent one collection by their choice, and also a digital Winner’s Badge to use and brag with.

We need your creation by April 20th at the latest.

Thank you & Good luck!

And here comes some fantastic inspiration from our incredible team:

Rachelle Sigurdson

Rachelle Sigurdson

Keren Tamir

Keren Tamir

Evgenia Petzer

Evgenia Petzer

Jennifer Snyder

Jennifer Snyder

Nancy Dynes

Nancy Dynes

Pascale B

Pascale B

Amy Voorthuis

Amy Voorthuis

Mary Catt

Mary Catt

 

Looking forward to see your creations..! ♥

Camilla

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Camilla Lilliesköld

I work as a Public Relations Coordinator here at MajaDesign and I have the pleasant task to coordinate this fabulous Creative Team, and from time to time also give you some exciting news and updates from the Maja Office. <3

Winner of March’s mood board challenge

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Posted by Camilla Lilliesköld

27 March, 2017 -

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Dear Maja fans out there,

March is coming to an end and it’s time to reveal the winner of this month’s mood board.
This month I’m totally overwhelmed by all the wonderful entries..! ♥ You are all so very, very talented and I’m so happy about the wonderful response. It was truly an inspirational mood board;

MajaDesign Mood Board March 2017

And here comes all the fantastic entries:

Angeline Decultot, France

Angeline Decultot, France

Anna Chasovskaya, Russia

Anna Chasovskaya, Russia

Cindy Wille, the Netherlands

Cindy Wille, the Netherlands

Gry Veronica Andersen - Norway

Gry Veronica Andersen – Norway

Jeanette Frydenberg, Norway

Jeanette Frydenberg, Norway

JingWen Mi- China (1)

JingWen Mi – China

JingWen Mi, China (1)

JingWen Mi, China

Joanna Krogulec United KIngdom 1

Joanna Krogulec, United KIngdom

Karina Lange, Switzerland

Karina Lange, Switzerland

Kerstin F. Germany

Kerstin F. Germany

Larisa Makeeva, Russia

Larisa Makeeva, Russia

Lisa Nygårds, Sweden

Lisa Nygårds, Sweden

Marjut Laine, Finland

Marjut Laine, Finland

Melina Dahl, Sweden

Melina Dahl, Sweden

Olesya Erankevich, Russia

Olesya Erankevich, Russia

Olga Kulavskaya, Russia

Olga Kulavskaya, Russia

Pernilla Rosenlund, Sweden

Pernilla Rosenlund, Sweden

Pia Baunsgaard, Denmark

Pia Baunsgaard, Denmark

Ramona Schmitt, Germany

Ramona Schmitt, Germany

Randi Thorsen, Norway

Randi Thorsen, Norway

Rosemarie G.Thorsell, Sweden

Rosemarie G.Thorsell, Sweden

Tetiana Arkhipova Ukraine 3

Tetiana Arkhipova, Ukraine

Tineke van der Linden - The Netherlands

Tineke van der Linden – The Netherlands

Tineke van der Linden, The Netherlands

Tineke van der Linden, The Netherlands

Vicky Pass United Kingdom

Vicky Pass, United Kingdom

Vija Anton, Australia

Vija Anton, Australia

Vivi Thomsen, Denmark

Vivi Thomsen, Denmark

Zora Bergström, Sverige

Zora Bergström, Sverige

 

And the winner is…

 

 

 

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Angeline Decultot from France..!

Angeline Decultot, France

Your layout is simply stunning and we love your way of how to interpret this mood board..!
A huge congrats to you! A whole collection of your choice is coming your way. ♥

And, from the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH for taking part in this challenge and for creating such wonderful things.

I’ll see you next week when we present the new mood board for April. Don’t miss that!

With love,

Camilla

Guest Designer Eulanda Silvey

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Posted by Camilla Lilliesköld

20 March, 2017 - , , , ,

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Hi,

My name is Eulanda Silvey and I will guest here at Maja today.

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My husband and I own our own business but we are lucky to have our weekends to ourselves.  This is where I find myself heading to my craft room when there isn’t other things we need to be doing.  We built a house recently and my craft room is only a set of french doors away from his man den.  I set it up this way so that I can open the doors and feel like I am spending a bit of time with him while he’s in his room watching tv and I’m in my room creating.  Clever huh?  LOL!!!  I’ve been crafting for about 10 years now and just love this hobby.  If I could play full time, I would!!

 

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Tea card 

I tried to keep this card from being covered in embellishments to show the gorgeous papers from the “Coffee in the Arbor” collection.  The image is from the “Delicious Moments” 12″ x 12″ and my bottom layers of the card are “Raspberries” and “Rose Garden” but from the 6″ x 6″ pad.  Yes I have both in many Maja collections.  LOL!  I layered with a square doily I had in my stash (well half of it) and a few more dies from Joy called “Cutting & Embossing Floral Edge Die” and “Cutting & Embossing Doily Edge Die”.  I’ve added various Wild Orchid Crafts flowers and a few leaves and finished it off with a row of white rose ribbon.

Cuddle Mice

Cuddle Mice  This card was fun to make but after I was finished I thought I should have made it into a canvas!  7″ x 7″ (almost 18cm x 18cm) and I still managed to have embellishments fall outside of that measurement! Well my thinking was that I wanted to added lots of embellishments but I also wanted to show some of Maja Design’s gorgeous “Vintage Romace” papers.  Ummm….well I tried!!!  LOL! The image is from Whimsy Stamps called “Cuddle Mice”. I added some “Diamond Dust”glitter to the pom pom on the hat and over the grey flooring.  FUN!!! After I added the WO English roses I put some glitter on those as well.  OH and I added more to the miniature glass jar.  Those are fun too!  The Marianne “tassel dies” are so easy to make but adding them under the “filigree flat back pearl”, wax cord bow and seam binding bow seemed like the perfect addition.

Summer Red

Red “Happy Summer” Card  I started with Dutch Doobadoo’s Card Art A4 Tent template and layered using Maja Design’s gorgeous Summertime collection.  For the image I used Summertime’s “In the Garden” and layered it over Joy’s “Framework with Rounded Corners” die.  For the top layer I added the “Happy Summer” strawberry stamp.  I then added some Wild Orchid Craft flowers as well as a hand made Foamiran flower (white) and layered all flowers with Foamiran leaves.  The shabby chic bow and rose charm were then popped on last for the finishing touch.

Summer Blue

Blue “Happy Summer” Card For this sweet card I did the same thing as the Red “Happy Summer Card” using the Art A4 Tent template from Dutch Doobadoo.  I loved the Summertime collection so I thought maybe I needed two of them.  The image is from the “By the Sea” diecuts paper and same with the “Happy Summer” stamp that I layered atop the image.  Under the image is a different Joy die called “Rectangle Frame with Circles”.  Again I made a flower bouquet using more Wild Orchid Craft flowers and another cream colored Foamiran flower.  I layered them with more Foamiran leaves but for this one I added a wood bark star from Noor! Design UK.  The filigree butterfly was from my stash.  

I hope you’ve enjoyed this one!  I know I did!
Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs!

 

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Guest Designer Monika Jakubowska

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Posted by Camilla Lilliesköld

12 March, 2017 - , ,

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Hello Maja Design fans.
Monika Jakubowska with you here today.

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It`s nice to meet you here. Today I want to share romantic card made with Summertime collection.

I used paper “Garden bouquet” and added gorgeous image from the paper “Is always the best”. Flowers comes from Wild Orchid Crafts. To make the cluster look more natural I added leaves cut out with the paper “Greenery” .

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I also added some chipboards from Agateria and lots of cream beads.

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I hope you like my inspiration.

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