Happy New Year

Posted by Rachelle Sigurdson

8 January, 2014 - , , , ,

Hello,this is my 1st Maja Blog post for 2014! I am so happy to remain on this amazing design team,& working with the best quality,beautiful papers I have ever worked with!!!


The photo is of a photo I took of the bird houses,I then repeated the embellishments on the card.

Vintage Frost Basics

From the Vintage Frost Basics Collection I used:18th of Dec-BS,10th of Dec,16th of Dec-BS,Christmas diecuts & I also used the diecut sheet from Vintage Winter….

My next project is a LO I did combining 3 of Maja’s Collections together. The photo is of a friends daughter & the colors in these collections are perfect for this photo….



From the Vintage Autumn Basics I used No.II-BS


From the Vintage Summer Basics I used:1921,1922,&1923


From the Vintage Spring Basics I used: 2nd of May-BS,7th of May-BS

The Chipboard used on all projects is Dusty Attic


I first painted the chipboard vine,then I applied the crackle varnish & once that dried,I dried brushed on some gesso,to soften it & get it closer to the paper….


I did the same to the wordlet. On the wings I used LuminArt heavenly white,then inked the edges brown…


I used tulle in my flower layers. The flower centers are old brads covered with micro beads.


Shows my layered hearts,using cheesecloth, in the layers…



Here is a LO I did, using Nadia’s sketch, for Dusty Attic….


I used the Vintage Frost Basics Collection & the Vintage Spring Collection on this LO…..

Vintage Frost Basics

From the Vintage Frost Basics I used:10th of Dec,10 of Dec-BS,16th of Dec-BS & a BS of a label…


From the Vintage Spring Basics Collection I used: 6th of March

My last LO is a LO I did using my new blog header I made using Maja Design & Dusty Attic. I am so happy to be part of both of their teams….


I combined the Vintage Autumn Basics Collection & the Vintage Summer Basic Collection…Vintage-Autumn-Basics

From the Vintage Autumn Basics Collection I used: No.I,No.I-BS,No.II-BS,& a BS of a label…


From the Vintage Summer Basics Collection I used:1921,1922,&1891


Here is my new blog header,I was debating,between these two…


Thank you so much for taking the time to look & all the best in 2014!!!!

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  • AngieB says:

    Gorgeous projects! So many wonderful things to look at on your layouts!

  • all I can say…..WOW!!!!!!!! xxx

  • Ava Gavloski says:

    gorgeous design, lovely showcasing of the collection

  • butterfly says:

    Glorious work showing off these amazing papers beautifully. Love those DA ivy vines too!
    Alison x

  • These are fantastic! Great inspiration for us all.

  • Gilda says:

    Your layouts are absolutely stunning – some of the most beautiful I have seen. Maja has designs like no other company – what an honor to design for them. I look forward to your projects.

  • Beverley says:

    More ‘Works- of- Art’ Rachelle … your layouts are simply gorgeous! Love your layered/ stitched hearts, and what a good idea to micro-bead cover brads for flower centres. So look forward to continue following your work throughout the year!
    Thank-you Maja for such a wonderful/inspirational site!

  • sylvia says:

    wow, stunning creations. I’m still in awe over your happy new year’s card, cannot figure out how you managed to take that photo ! Repetition of all the embellishment is just a fabulous effect!

  • Gabrielle Pollacco says:

    Such beautiful projects Rachelle… I can always tell one of your projects at a glance, you have such a unique style! Gorgeous work! xo

  • Jenny Grotherus says:

    You are so amazing Rachelle! I can’t believe your productivity! All projects are so gorgeous and filled with yummy details.

  • Marilyn Rivera says:

    Oh my..Rachelle! Stunning pages!!!!xo

  • absolutely AWE-mazing, to say the very least!