“Summer” by Tina Ollett

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Posted by Tina Ollett

21 November, 2017 - ,

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Welcome and a very big hello !

Tina O with you here today. It has been a couple of months since I was last here and I am so very happy to be back on board creating again for Maja Designs. I have been away recuperating from shoulder surgery but I am very happy and so glad to be back at my table again creating.

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Today I have something beachy for you. Here in Australia Summer is a very special time for our family. Lots of trips to the beach and just getting out and enjoying the beautiful sunshine and our gorgeous beaches. The photo I have used today is of my youngest who just loooooooves the beach. And every chance she gets she will be found digging away in the sand, or mud digging holes or just building sandcastles. I adore this photo of her from back in 2012 at a holiday gettaway in Forster, New South Wales. Again she is digging away and very much caught up in the moment !

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Since the togs she was wearing are a navy blue I decided to keep with these colours and add some neutral tones and have kept it very earthy. I have only used a little media being distress inks and gesso along with Rust Paste.

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My starting point was tearing up my sheet of Vintage Autumn Basics and layering it using both sides along with some Dusty Attic corrugated board. These pieces were laid over the top of Vintage Autumn Basics and then primed with some clear gesso. I did some drying brushing with white gesso to give that whitewashed beachy look and also did some splatterings of white.

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I have used some new Dusty Attic release beach chipboards, lots of 49andMarket Floral Mixology and Garden Seeds flowers along with some seashells to help with my embellishing of the page.

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The chipboards were dressed in gesso and I randomly applied rust paste let it dry for a few moments and rubbed the rust paste until the colour bleed into the gesso.

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Well that is all from me today, I do hope I have inspired you in some way big or small to create something this week for yourself! Enjoy the time you create and happy scrapping.

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Lucky- Scrapbooking Layout By Keren Tamir

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Posted by Keren Tamir

19 November, 2017 - , ,

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Hi Everyone,

Its Keren here and I created a layout for Maja Design using the new Denim & Friends collection. I used the “Worn Indigo” paper as the background for the layout as as well as the “No XXI” from the Vintage Autumn Basics collection which really go well together.

I used the blue toned papers from these collections as I wanted to mimic the colors in my picture.

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I framed the photo with a chipboard frame which I colored in blue to match the layout and then I added matching blue flowers as well.

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I incorporated some gold into the layout because I love the combination of blue and gold.

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Here are the papers I used from both collection:

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Thank you so much for visiting the Maja Design blog

Have a wonderful day!!

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Keren Tamir

I'm Keren Tamir a self taught scrapbooker, mixed media artist and designer. Since I was a child, I always loved art. I used to doodle on my notebooks and on anything I could get my hands on. ​ Fourteen years ago I discovered scrapbooking and fell in love with it. One of the main reasons I started scrapbooking was to preserve memories and photos for my children. Scrapbooking opened a creative door to something that I had longtime forgotten I'd loved. It gave me peace of heart and mind. visit my blog for more inspiration: https://kerentamir.blogspot.ca

Like Father, Like Son

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Posted by Maja Nowak

25 October, 2017 - ,

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Good morning, Maja friends, welcome to the blog today :)

Today I have a layout to share featuring one of my most favourite collections, Denim & Friends. It is so great for masculine projects, and was just perfect for the photos of my younger son being so happy and proud about wearing the same T-shirt as his daddy :)

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I first layered blue papers in the background to make a nice clear contrest against the woodboard paperthat matched the background of the photos. I distressed all the edges.

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I addded the title made of various stickers and also used chipboard stars to mat and mount the photos a bit:

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I added various metal embellishments:

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…but also some flowers and druzy stones: who says boys don’t like a little bling? 😉 But not to make it too sweet I splashed some black ink here and there as the finishing touch:

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Here’s the list of the supplies I used:

Maja Design papers:

Other: flowers: Blue Fern Studios, Petaloo; stickers: Prima, American Crafts; chipboard: Latarnia Morska; clockface and game spinner: Tim Holtz; bling, gears: my stash.

 

I really like the way the layout turned out – what do you think?

See you later!

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Beautiful Memory– Layout by Keren Tamir

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Posted by Keren Tamir

22 October, 2017 - ,

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Hi Everyone,

Its Keren here and I created a new layout for Maja Design using the new Denim & Friends collection. I used the “Wood and Summer Shirt” papers  for the layout as they’re very light and match the colors of the picture.

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I cut the “Wood” paper to make it look as cut planks. I wanted to use it to create a wooden texture in the background.

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I used chipboard and flowers to embellish the layout.

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Here are the papers I used from the Denim & Friends collection:

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Thank you so much for visiting the Maja Design blog

Have a wonderful day!!

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Keren Tamir

I'm Keren Tamir a self taught scrapbooker, mixed media artist and designer. Since I was a child, I always loved art. I used to doodle on my notebooks and on anything I could get my hands on. ​ Fourteen years ago I discovered scrapbooking and fell in love with it. One of the main reasons I started scrapbooking was to preserve memories and photos for my children. Scrapbooking opened a creative door to something that I had longtime forgotten I'd loved. It gave me peace of heart and mind. visit my blog for more inspiration: https://kerentamir.blogspot.ca

Best Friends by Tina Ollett

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Posted by Tina Ollett

29 August, 2017 -

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Hello and a huge welcome to you! Today I am here to share my next project which I created using Maja’s gorgeous Vintage Spring Basics combined with Coffee in the Arbour. If you keep scrolling I will share a few close-ups and more details of how I used these beautiful papers.

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“Best Friends”

I love yellows…….. and browns just seems to be the thing I go to next! So for this creation I came across this photo of my gorgeous youngest daughter and our furbaby Rafael some time ago in the back yard at home. It was one of those lucky shots that it was fortunate that they were looking my way at the correct time. I had printed this photo off a few times and I never liked the way this came out in the sepia tone so I had stashed it away. But for these project the colours fit beautifully, wouldn’t you agree?

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With papers tearing seems to be a natural progession. My first sheet (background sheet) was  Coffee in the Arbour’s Lemoncurd. The soft tones to this paper drew me to it instantly. I did a little stenciling on it but mainly left it’s beauty remain. I then cut the frame from the Vintage Spring Basics 1st of March Sheet. Did some distressing and adhered it to the background piece. With the remainder of the 1st of March I did some tearing and adhered the torn middle section to the page.  I love the images of the calender and other elements that are this sheet. They are just gorgeous and really lend itself to my project!

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I also used the back of 1st of March to help the photo pop a little. Again tearing papers to fit the matting of my photo. The other torn pieces were layered amoungst the chipboards and flowers and clocks that I cut from from the Vintage Autumn Basics No.XVI. These were cut carefully and sanded and distressed to give that worn feeling.

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I used some Dusty Attic chipboards inked with Distress Inks and also some paper moulds that I made a few weeks back along with a charm that I picked up in my travels to Taiwan a few months back. I love the simplicity of it.  When everything was layered I then dry brushed my elements to soften the page and then added in a few microbeads with some 3D Gel.

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Well that is all from me today. I so hope you have enjoyed my project today. I will see you back here in a couple of weeks! Until then take care and happy scrapping. xoTina-sign