Feeling the Blues

Posted by Andrea Ewen

9 May, 2013 - , ,

Hello Maja friends! I’m here today with a couple of card that I made using both Maja Design’s Vintage Spring Basics and Life by the Sea collections. I was really in a mood to work with blue, a definite diversion from my mostly neutral palette of cards. My first card features the Vintage Spring Basics collection:

AdjustingSMajaCleanWhen I make cards, I don’t throw any scraps away unless they are of the minutest of pieces. What I like to do is add them as panels to cards. There really doesn’t have to be any rhyme or reason, especially when your cards are shabby in nature, so you can basically do no wrong. This card features a bunch of scraps I had left over…I simply roughed up the edges and attached them. One thing I like to try to do is layer color effectively. You want to add opposite color spectrums (for the most part) when layering so that each layer is defined. If I stacked two blues together or two white, they would get lost in each other. Here I staggered the colors so you could see each individual panel.

My next card is more on the masculine side…before you shake your head that it’s not…I was going to say…about as masculine as I can get {grin}. This card features Maja Design’s Life by the Sea collection and it’s perfect for all these nautical stamps I see entering the marketplace:

StrongandCourageousSMajacleanMy dad happens to be a boat lover so I thought this card would be perfect for him. This card features Navigate – bs, Bottle message, Bottle message – bs, Drop the anchor, Drop the anchor – bs, Landmark – bs papers. I did tie a little rope bow on there along with a seam binding bow and button. The only thing is…I don’t think this will fit in an envelope so I think maybe hand delivery is in order! 

Thanks so much for spending part of your day with me, I really appreciate the visit!




Facebook Twitter Email Plusone


  • Andrea, your work is so beautiful…..I just want to pull out my goodies and scrap, you are such an inspiration! I love the quotes as well, beautiful cards! xo

  • Donna/48FiveTime says:

    Sooo loving your “blue” theme! I really love the navy blue nautical card!
    I always feel strongly about a color before I begin creating! Some are pink days, and some are black and red!

  • These cards are sooo beautiful!!!

  • mm Rachelle Sigurdson says:

    Love both of your cards,Beautiful!!!

  • Camilla says:

    Such beautiful cards Andrea! You have matched the papers perfect together.
    Hugs xx

  • mm Elena Olinevich says:

    The first card is so delicate, love this color combo. and the layers of the second one are amazing

  • Jenny Grotherus says:

    Your cards are truely inspiring. So delicate, love your creations.

  • I love what you did with the ‘blues’ Andrea! But then I love every color your create with! Gorgeous cards hon! xo