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.

Materials Used

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Maja Design Vintage Spring Basics 1st of March

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Maja Design Vintage Spring Basics 1st of March bs

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Homemade Lemoncurd

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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

Little Angel

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Posted by Maja Nowak

16 August, 2017 - , ,

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

Today I have a sweet baby layout to share with you:

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I combined the Vintage Frost and Vintage baby collections to create a delicate girly layout with my sweet niece. I created a layered background placing a square in the centre of the striped paper and adding a punched decorative square on top. Then I added a die-cut doily as a decorative corner between the photos:

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I matted the photos with papers and tags from the Ephemera sheet, and then adde a couple of balloons I cut out from the New Arrival paper:

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The flower cluster includes paper straws with metallic foil patterns and gold metallic drops:

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I made the title with foam sticker letters, embellishing the letter “a” with a molded angel wing and added a signature strip from one of the papers as a decorative border:

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As a cherry on top, I stamped “You are perfect” in the lower corner.

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I really love how the papers and patterns compliment the cute photos of the baby girl :) What do you think?

And here’s the list of supplies:

Maja Design papers:

Other: letters: American Crafts; flowers: Prima, Wild Orchid Crafts, my stash; die: Prima; punch: Martha Stewart, mold: Prosvet; stam: ScrapBerry’s; paper straws, gold drops: mys stash.

 

See you later!

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“Picture Perfect” by Tina Ollett

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Posted by Tina Ollett

1 August, 2017 - ,

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Hello and welcome. Tina O back with you today.

My newest creation, “Picture Perfect” has been designed using the gorgeous Denim and Friends collection. This is such a versatile collection that I decided to do a beachside layout. My favourite thing to create, as we live in one of the most beautiful beach inspired places in the world ! Much of our spare time and holidays are spent at the beachside, therefore I have an endless supply of photographs from these memorable moments.

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I have kept my layout very simple using a smaller sized portrait colour photo of my youngest daughter at the beach getting very very muddy. I caught her unawares as you can see from the photo. Denim and Friends has many gorgeously stunning pages that would work perfectly for a beachside background page. Today I decided to use the bs of Fashion to start my layout. I primed it with gesso and did some stenciling using the Dusty Attic Confetti stencil with crackle texture paste. Once it dried a did some colouring with Rusty Hinge Distress Ink and water.

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I did lots of layering of chipboards (Dusty Attic) to create a design to work a photo into. These chipboards were dressed in Rust Pastes, Gesso, Distress Inks and Nuvo Embellishment Mousse.

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I made some acetate embellishments using 49andMarket’s Sand and Sea stamp set. Other embellishments included a lace motif and beautiful 49andMarket Sea Side Blooms in Sea Breeze colour.

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I wanted to emulate the mud that my daughter was digging in. To do this I have used fibres coloured with rust pastes. I dried these and gave them a coating of gesso and then randomly wiped over with Rust Pastes. I also adhered over the fibres with some Art Stones with 3D Gloss Gel. And then coloured them using some Nuvo Mousse.

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Well that is all from me today. I hope you have enjoyed your visit here today.

Until next time happy scrapping. x

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When One Is Not Enough :)

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Posted by Maja Nowak

5 July, 2017 - ,

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Good morning to you, dear Visitors, welcome to the Maja Design blog!

Have you ordered our latest release, the Denim & Friends collection? If not, then hurry up, it’s simply gorgeous! One of my favourite collections so far! Sooo perfect for masculine projects!

And so, when I stopped smelling and touching 😉 , I began cutting and I can’t stop! And I created this layout:

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I took the beautiful hemisphere map for the background, matted my photo with various papers and added some paper straws for dimension:

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…the flower cluster with a metal charm:

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…and made my title using foam metallic gold sticker letters. I also hand-cut some tags and added pieces of signature strips from papers – I love including them in my projects :)

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I really like the way it turned out, but I had so much fun working with this collection I couldn’t just stop after one layout 😉 And so I made another one:

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For a change, I used the other hemisphere for the background 😀 And started to embellish the photo. I had this “love key” for ages and finally the time has come to use it :)

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There’s also the flower cluster with tags and signature strips:

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…and a somewhat longish title 😉 using foam letters. A tip for you: if you want your small letters pop out of the patterned background, trace them around with a fine pen :)

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It may be a little difficult to notice, as the two maps are on two sides of the same paper – but if you have two of them you’ll see the two hemispheres match perfectly! And soooo….I combined my two layouts to make my first double page ever! :)

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What do you think? I really like the way the two pages go together :)

And here’s what I used:

Maja Design papers:

Other: flowers: Prima, wild Orchid Crafts; letters: American Crafts, Prima; glitter ink: 13@rts; charms, paper straws: my stash

 

As I said, I can’t stop cutting these beautiful papers, so join me soon for more inspiration with Denim&Friends :)

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“Dream” by Tina Ollett

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Posted by Tina Ollett

4 July, 2017 - , ,

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Welcome back and hello!
I hope this post finds you happy and well. Today I have for you a layout inspired by a gorgeous photo of my eldest daughter. This I have titled

“Dream”…….

I have used a combination of Maja Designs gorgeously stunning Vintage Summer and Vintage Spring Basics collection to create my layered background of torn and distressed papers.
  I can’t tell you how often I have wanted to use this piece of chipboard……but finally it happened for the perfect project. I think it just fit wonderfully here. You can see these pieces above cut into 2’s and tucked amoungst my gorgeous Maja paper layers. Yay I was so happy when this worked!
I love this Title chipboard. They are totally gorgeous. This one was dressed in some Sugar Plum acrylic paint and then I toned it down a little to compliment my page with some white gesso and of course some Dress My Craft sparkling dust……..
I have also used a Swirly Frame chipboard. It was cut into two and used to frame these beautiful photo’s of my daughter Ashlea. We held a Mad Hatters Tea Party a little while back and she dressed as the Queen and looked just stunning. These photos of course were changed to a Sepia tone to help fit my layout and the moodboard.
Here you can see my Fleur de Lis coloured with inks and paints. Atop of it I sat the small Decorative #1 frame and then on top of that a Mini Clock Face. The mini clockfaces are the perfect fit for this frame!!
Okay and I love me a little or quite a lot however you look at it, of the Dress My Craft
Princess Mix Sequins. I also gave my layout a good sprinkling of  Dress My Craft’s Sparkling Dust just to make it shine that little bit more.
I also added in some florals but I kept it quite minimal for me that is. Above you can see the 49andMarket Floral Mixology flowers that I used. These are the Pina Colada coloured florals that I changed up by wiping over with a little Dusty Sugar Plum acrylic paint.
I have also tucked in a little lace and muslin to keep the layout as soft as possible.
And lastly these gorgeous Heart Arrows. I have dressed both the large and the small chippies in some Star Dust Stickles to really make them pop. I then added them into my clusters of flowers.
 Well that is all from me today. I hope you have a beautiful week and find some time for yourself !
Big hugs …..
Tina x
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Please find below the complete list of materials used for this project.
Materials Used
 
Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics 1933bs
Maja Design Vintage Spring Basics 4th May
 Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics 1923
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Dusty Attic Sugar Plum Acrylic Paint DA0908
Dusty Attic Heart Arrows #2 DA1026
Dusty Attic Word Pack #4 DA1077 “Dream”
Dusty Attic Decorative Frame #1 DA0207
Dusty Attic Swirly Frame DA1468
Dusty Attic Mini Clockfaces DA0717
Dusty Attic Fleur de Lis DA1280
White and Clear Gesso
3D Gloss Gel
49andMarket Floral Mixology Pina Colada
Dress My Craft Sparkling Dust
Dress My Craft Princess Mix Sequins
Distress Ink Walnut Stain and Ground Espresso
Star Dust Stickles