Meet our Summer Girl

Posted by Jenny Grotherus

21 June, 2014 - , , , ,

Our Guest Team this year consists of four very talented girls from all over the globe. Each and one of them represent the current season and are creating projects with the Basics line that matches it.

Do you want to be the Winter Girl and create projects for us with Vintage Frost Basics? I will pick our Winter Girl from our Mood Board contributions. So if you want to be our guest, work our Mood Boards the very best you can and maybe YOU will be given the honour.

The time has come to introduce you to our beloved Summer Girl.Summer---Iris-Babao-Uy

IRIS BABAO UY is a designer based in The Philippines who specializes in teaching classes that marries the beauty of traditional scrapbooking with the vinrant colors and rich textures of mixed media. Iris is known for her shabby chic and romantic style but also enjoys working with bold patterns and striking colors.

Iris’ work has been published many times in different international magazines.

Iris has been teaching classes for years now all over Asia, The United Arab Emirates, Australia, and Europe. A generous teacher when it comes to sharing her knowledge and techniques with both beginner and advanced scrappers.

You can see more of Iris’ work in her blog:

And here comes her three wonderful projects that she has created for us…
IMG_2244Iris explains.

“To create the page I used a Maja Paper as base and layered a watercolor paper on top of it. I Applied texture pastes, mists and inks on the watercolor paper and proceeded to layer Maja Design Papers on top of it. The chipboard shapes were painted and embossed to give more texture.”IMG_2247 IMG_2250 IMG_2254 IMG_2260

I used papers from the Vintage Summer Basics as well as the following:
Watercolor paper, Texture Pastes and Gesso,’Distress Inks, Shimmerz Mists, Prima Flowers, Burlap Fabric, White Foam Sheets, Buttons.


Her next project is a beautiful canvas frame.
“I Made a canvas frame as a gift to one of my scrappy friends. I started with a stretched canvas and applied soft gel medium on top of the canvas. I then added torn patterned papers from Maja Design Vintage Summer Basic and added another coat of soft gel medium to coat and protect the surface of the canvas. As it dried I added texture mediums and gesso over a stencil. Mists and Glazes followed next. Once the surface was completely dry I then added the rest of the layers.”IMG_2276IMG_2283 IMG_2290 IMG_2288IMG_2285 IMG_2286

Last, but not least, she has created a beautiful set of note cards for us…IMG_2274 IMG_2270 IMG_2267We thank Iris for being our guest and the beautiful project she created for us. I hope you have enjoyed Iris’s projects as much as we have. In September you will meet our Autumn Girl who will play with Vintage Autumn Basics. So don’t miss her…

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  • Maryann says:

    WAUW this is soooo beautiful. She´s a very talented girl, that´s for sure, and her work is absolutely stunning. I love how she has got everything to match so well together in one and anyway it´s parted in sooo many small areas too. Soooo amazing and beautiful. I loved it.

    • Thank you Maryann! The papers are just gorgeous… it’s easy to be inspired when you have amazing products to work with. Thanks to Maja Design for that!

  • Jenny Grotherus says:

    I just love this. That canvas is so unique and special. All the details of the layout… And the fabulous cards. Amazing.

    • Thank you Jenny! It was a huge honor to be invited to guest design for Maja. I will be coming up with more projects for Maja for sure. The papers are just gorgeous!

  • Jennifer Snyder says:

    So overjoyed to have you as the Summer Guest – Guest? nonsense. You are Maja family!

    • Thank you Jennifer!! It was such a huge honor to guest design here… plus you are part of the Maja Family too and you are just awesome!!! So that is a bonus for me!:)

  • Thank you to Maja Design for having me as a guest for the Summer Collection. The papers are just divine and of a totally different look and quality. It is in a league of its own. I will be creating more Maja projects for sure. It was an honor to design for you.