Mint is the new black

Posted by Maja Nowak

11 March, 2014 - , ,

Hello there, Maja Fans!

It’s Maja here with a mint post for you ๐Ÿ™‚

Mint has been in fashion for some time now. I must admit that without scrapbooking trends I wouldn’t probably notice the colour and its potential ๐Ÿ™‚ But since it became so popular in papers and embellishments, I suddenly discovered that pale shade of green. And found out it goes great with many other colours, especially grey – and as I found both in the Vintage Summer Basics collection, I created this LO:

mdspreadOn the grey “wooden” background I placed many layers of mint and grey papers. I wanted to add some lightness and texture, so I used my favourite mask and white gesso, and then stamped on the pattern:

mdspread1Then I added more layers to mat the photo, filling some spaces with flowers:

mdspread2I also composed the title using various stamps:

mdspread3Then I added more flowers ๐Ÿ™‚ I handmade the white lace one, just sewed along the edge and pulled the thread and the flower came into being ๐Ÿ™‚ Then I filled the hole with a metal brad:

mdspread4Apart from the colour combo, the page is all about layers:

mdspread5However, I tried to make it all flat to go into a pocket album – I’m really having trouble with the layout storage! What is your solution to that??


Maja Design: Vintage Summer Basics – 1905, 1926 bs, 1943 bs, Memories.

Other: flowers – Prima, Wild Orchid Crafts; stamps – Darkroom Door, Time Holtz, Inkadinkado, Stampers Anonymous; dies – Cheery Lynn Designs; resin embellies – DP Craft, Webster’s Pages


Having used most of the 1943 bs sheet for matting the photo and die-cutting doilies for my layout, I have left the piece large enough to make a card ๐Ÿ™‚

mdmintThe design is very simple, but elegant. I embossed the paper, placed a chipboard frame and resin cameo in the centre and then accented the cross-points with liquid pearls:


Maja Design: Vintage Summer Basics – 1943 bs.

Other: embossing folder – Craft Concepts; cameo – Webster’s pages; Pearl Maker – Waco; mint cardstock, chipboard – from my stash.


And how about you? Do you like mint? Do you use it in your creations? ๐Ÿ™‚

So that’s all for today, and as we’re having truly wonderful weather in Poland today – I’m off for a walk! ๐Ÿ™‚


See you soon!



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  • Jennifer Snyder says:

    Mint is not only the new black, it’s the new gorgeous as well. amazing job

  • Marilyn Rivera says:

    Beautiful page Maja and very elegant card! the mint color looks wonderful in your projects! xo

  • Maja, both projects are absolutely GORGEOUS!! Love the color combination you chose to use!! great eye for color! xo

  • Jenny Grotherus says:

    Ohh. I love those shoes. Your feet is smaller then mine, otherwise I would have borrowed them. Ha ha! Gorgeous creations as always. Very inspiring.

  • Yes…mint is an amazing color…..and you do have tiny feet ๐Ÿ™‚ so dang it, I won’t be able to borrow those shoes either Jenny! (but Jenny, tall people have to have big feet…that is how we keep our balance – it’s all in the proportion ๐Ÿ™‚ ) Maja, LOVE the color combination of the mint with the grey….really gorgeous….and it really made your photo “pop.” And what a beautiful and elegant card in the same hues….fantastic work! Love the color inspiration photo you shared at the end… super fun is that?!