Guest Designer Julie Lavalette

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Posted by Camilla Lilliesköld

22 May, 2017 - , , , , , , , ,

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Hello Maja Fans, my name is Julie and I am from Scotland, today I am delighted to be sharing with you a mixed media project and two cards.

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I have been crafting for around ten years now and am at my happiest creating in my craft room watching the birds come into our garden. My love for flowers, bygone eras and antiquities I love to express through my creating.

I love bringing a piece of paper to life and creating a story within my card so it becomes a keepsake and has a true meaning for the recipient and I love adding special little touches of details.

My style is definitely vintage/shabby chic, I love using diecuts and making my own flowers, adding lace, pearls, chipboard and mixed media accents into my designs.

So why not grab a cuppa and let me share my projects with you.

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As a child I remember my parents had a Photo Cube in the house where family photos took pride of place and with all the beautiful images Maja Design have to offer I was inspired to making one in a shabby chic style. My cube measures approximately 3.75 inches square and was created by gluing beer mats together to form the cube, adding some coffee stirrer sticks at the joins internally to help strengthen my cube. Next I added tissue tape around all my seams and a little blue Distress paint.

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My papers were all cut to size and tattered at the edges, I then rubbed some Versamark Ink around the edges and heat embossed my Embossing Powders. I added a pretty lace to the back of my paper and positioned them all in place with foam strips on each side. This helps to give my lace more dimension than lying flush next to the cube.

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I tattered my images at the edges and added a little stamping to distress them before matting and layering in place on my cube.

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I decorated with lots of small flowers with a Pearl centre and some dried ones.

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I fussy cut out lots of butterflies using both the 12 x 12 paper and 6 x 6, gosh I adore these butterflies for a perfect finishing touch.

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I added a diecut banner onto the top of my cube with my chipboard sentiment which had been heat embossed with the same colours as the edges of my paper.

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My larger flowers were shaded with Distress Inks and Pearl Stamens added into their centres with some smaller butterflies added onto their petals.

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I finished off my cube by adding small brass feet from my stash that I added highlights of Gilding Wax.

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Finishing of with a few more images of my cube.

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Maja Design Products Used :

Vintage Autumn Basics – Heritage 12 x 12

Vintage Spring Basics 6th of May 12 x 12

Vintage Spring Basics 6th of April

Vintage Spring Basics 6 x 6 Paper Pad

 

Other products used:

Cheery Lynn Designs –

C184 Judy’s Blooms,

DL 278 Horizon Fishtail Banners

 

Sue Wilson Small Flowers – Delicate Garden

Stampers Anonymous – Correspondence Set

6 Square Beer Mats or Chipboard measuring approximately 4 inches square

Tissue Tape

Distress Ink – Victorian Velvet and Frayed Burlap

Distress Paint – Faded Jeans

Treasure Gold Gilding wax

Versamark Ink Pad

Gold and Penny Copper Embossing Powders

Anna Marie Dried Flowers

Flower Stamens,

Cheesecloth and Lace – Ribbon Girl

Scrapiniec Chipboard – Memories Captured

Pinflair Glue, Hot Glue, Cosmic Shimmer Glue, Foam Strip Tape

Tiny Pearls and Brass Feet – Hobby House

 

 

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This card uses the exquisite papers from the Sofiero Collection. I love the pretty feminine tones and the elegance of the images that compliment any craft project so well. This card measures approximately 5″ x 10″ and I intend to put it into a frame to keep as my ‘Precious Memory’ as a Guest Designer here at Maja Design.

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I started with tattering the base pink layer of my card with my scissors, this would help frame the soft tones on my design. I gathered lots of little scraps of paper from my Sofiero Collection and cut into approx 1″ squares, tattered at the edges and placed onto my card with foam strips. I now added on my torn layer of paper with tattered edges, some stitching and lace for extra detail.

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My dressing table mirror was diecut in white cardstock and I stippled on some Gesso for extra texture and once dry I added some Gilding Wax for highlights. You will also notice I replaced the mirror part of my diecut with a oval chipboard which had been painted and gilded in the same way. My beautiful image was glued onto an oval chipboard adding Pearls around the frame, finishing with a flower in her hair and a small Pearl added to her choker for extra detail.

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My Ivy chipboard has been painted nestling some small flowers around them and adding a few diecut leaves.

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My lilac flowers were created with Distress Inks and adding Pearl centres, my other flowers have all been creating using Maja Papers.

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Products Used List.

Maja Design Products Used –

Monochromes Shades of Sofiero Blush / Rouge 12 x 12

Exuberance of Flowers in Bloom 12 x 12 

Ephemera 12 x 12

The Sofiero Collection 6 x 6 Paper Pad

 

Other Products Used –

Cheery Lynn Dies –

CABD 72 Chrysanthemum

B338 Black Eyed Susan Strip

B178 Flourish Leaf Strip

CAFLRS 13 Flourish#13
Scrapiniec – Ivy and Precious Memories

Dusty Attic – ATC Frame

Marianne Creatables Vintage Mirror

Spellbinders Hydrangea

Gilding Wax – Rose

Gesso

Sewing Machine, White Thread

Lace, Cheesecloth

Mini Pearls, Pearl Ribbon

Distress Oxide Peeled Paint

Distress Ink Milled Lavender, Shaded Lilac Foam Strips

Pinflair Glue and Cosmic Shimmer Glue

 

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The inspiration for this card which measures 7.5 x 5.5 inches came from the love between a mother and daughter on my image and the beautiful Vintage Romance 12 x 12 paper called Engagement. I knew these would compliment each other so well and I could replicate the pretty flowers from the background paper onto my card.

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I started by adding tattered layers, accents of cheesecloth, touches of lace and Frantage for a shabby feel.

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My roses were die cut out in coordinating papers and inked with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink, I also added some small flowers with a mini Pearl into their centres.

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My floral arrangement was positioned onto my card with leaves which were inked at the edges and a few flourishes for added detail.

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I finished with a small double layered heart chain, some dried flowers and a little thread positioned through my bouquet.

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Maja Design Papers Used :

 

Vintage Romance Forget Me Not 12×12

Vintage Summer Basics 1924 12×12

Vintage Romance Engagement 12×12

Vintage Summer Basics 6×6

 

Cheery Lynn Dies Used:

B304 Ivy Strip

B241 Rose Leaf Strip

B291 Mini Fanciful Flourish Right

B117S Mini Fanciful Flourish Left

B376 Tiny Flower Kit

B433 Small Gardenia Strip

B339 Gardenia Strip

LPC-16 Rectangle Pierce and Cut Tool

DL270 Horizon Boutique Rectangle Stacker Frames

B115 Heart Chain Border

B569 Curved Border Set

 

Other Products Used :

Lace, Cheesecloth

Image from Stash

Antique Linen and Victorian Velvet Distress Inks

Stampendous Shabby Green Embossing Enamel

Stampendous Aged Bronze embossing Enamel

Craft Consortium Pearl

 

Thanks so much to Camilla for giving me this opportunity which shall be forever in my heart and for the super talented Design Team at Maja for their endless inspiration.

 

Crafty Hugs to all,

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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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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.

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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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Guest Designer Jaya Raghuvanshi

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Posted by Camilla Lilliesköld

20 February, 2017 - , ,

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Hello! I am Jaya Raghuvanshi from India, a dentist by profession and a truly creative person by heart. I am a mixed media style scrapbooker . I love playing with colours, textures & different mediums.Its been three years since I have been into Mixed Media.

Mixed media art gives me the freedom to go wrong, make mistakes, learn & create, which is why I am so hooked!!  Apart from paper crafts, I also love travelling & photography.

I would like to thank Maja Designs for having me here :)

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The Vintage spring basics by Maja Designs is a really gorgeous line!  I love the muted look of some of these papers. For this page I decided to go ahead with the ‘2nd of April’ paper from the same collection. It’s really soft light yellow with a hint of script texture. I absolutely loved that the papers handle all sorts of media so well!

Maja Paper – Vintage spring basics  602-2nd-of-April-BS

Prima 8″X10 “stencil- Enjoy

Prima watercolr confections- Pastel dreams

Prima watercolor confections- The classics

Prima flowers- Rossibelle collection

Prima Valentine vines

2Crafty chipboards- Handdrawn hearts

2Crafty chipboard- Precious loopy font

Prima wood icons- Epiphany collection

Prima Confetti hearts die

Kaisercraft texture stamps

 

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I just fell in love with the collection the moment i saw it. It has the most gorgeous papers and images. I loved fussy cutting a few to add on my page for some added interest. I decided to go with a monochrome look for this layout with a hint of gold.

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Maja designs papers-

Summertime- 12×12 inch-


Summertime- In The garden- diecuts

2Crafty chipboard- Follow your heart

2Crfaty chipbaord- Grame Madeline’s flourish

Prima Marketing Inc- Art stones, Mini art stones

Prima Watercolor confections

Prima Stencil- Flourish Damask

Prima flowers- Royal Menagerie- Elizabeth

Prima Junkard findings- Black Street signs

Prima shabby chic resin treasures- Oval frames

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Thank you so much for having me on the Maja blog!

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