Family Street

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Posted by Pascale B

20 May, 2018 - ,

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Hello Sweeties,

Today I’m up on Maje Design blog with a new layout featuring the Celebration collection. I chose a photo of my father with his parents and his sister taken in 1959.

Family Street by Pascale B.

I tore the Champagne sheet in three pieces, and I glued them to the Anniversary. Then, I stamped the background with a brown ink before priming it with clear gesso.

Family Street by Pascale B.

Next, I added a design with a stencil and white crackle paste. I let it dry naturally.

Family Street by Pascale B.

I die-cut some leaves in a watercolor paper, that I colored with green and brown inks.

Family Street by Pascale B.

I cut a few papers to add under the photo as well as sisal. I started to build the composition with different elements: flowers, doily’s scraps, leaves and a black street sign.

Family Street by Pascale B.

When happy, I colored lightly the background with green, brown and pink inks.

Family Street by Pascale B.

To finish the layout I added some microbeads.

Maja Design papers:


Anniversary bs

Champagne bs

Ballroom Dancing bs

Leave Footprints Take Only Memories

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Posted by Amy Voorthuis

17 May, 2018 - , , ,

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Goodmorning Maja Design Fans,

Yesterday some of us at the Maja Design creative team are guests designers at the More Than Words challenge blog! I totally love this months challenge because I love using frames and the word memories on my layouts as much as I can. For this layout I used the always amazing “Denim & Friends” collection. If you click on the pink words above it will take you to the link at their blog.

For the frames and the text I used some beautiful The Dusty Attic chippies which I colored with gesso, acrylic paints and rust paste. First I added a layer of clear gesso on my background sheet later on I added some lindy’s spray after that I added a script stemp and a stencil with some crackle paste. The flowers are by 49 and Market & Little Birdie.

I used some clear gesso on my background sheets after that I added some white spray that I moved from the left to the right with a brush. When that dried I took a script stamp with some grey ink and stamped it randomly on my background after that I added a stencil with paste.

 At the end I added some art stones and some of the clocks from the Vintage Autumn Basics collection.
Maja Design papers used: Sunbleached, Fashion bs & Stonewashed
                                               

Thank you very much for your visit, I hope I have inspired you to go and create something beautiful with your Maja papers. Have a wonderful & sunny day!

Love xoxo

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Enjoying Outdoors with Tutorial

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Posted by Kerstin-Inga Peters

18 April, 2018 - , ,

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Hello creative friends!

Today I want to explain how you can create a vintage romance layout with an altered 3D frame as your central focal point.

I create a very simple layout because the paper alone gives all the magic effect.

I think is one of my fav in this collection ‘Enjoying Outdoors’ – ‘Singing in the rain’.

I love the beautiful edge design and the girl on the right side and I like people who smile when it’s raining.

Times are not always easy, but I always try to make the most of it.

Take a break from the hectic everyday life and relax.

I started by creating an altered frame for my photo.

Want to see how I made this? Here I have some photos from the making.

Snapguide How to an Altered 3D Frame

Now to the background, first I primed with clear gesso, then I used Distress ink ‘Seedless preserves’ on a stencil, it’s the same colour how you can find on this paper sheet.

Next, I added a Glimmer Mist Spray ‘Kiwi’ from Tattered Angels

to the background arround the area of the photo.

then I use two die cuts to add more dimension

(Wordlet ‘Do what you love’ and ‘Girl under umbrella’)

with papers from ‘Vintage Romance’.

Afterwards I choose some embellishments to decorate this romance layout,

for instance from Prima Marketing (garden gates, butterfly), flowers, lace, fabric leftovers,

water drops, little resin flowers.

I builded a small cluster on the right side under the photo.

suitable to the titel ‘singing in the rain’ I added some pearl drops and another umbrella from a die cut, as well as a clockface

from the ‘No. XVI’ (Vintage Autumn Basics) above with a glass cabochon.

The ‘Welcome’ sign is a photo cutout with a underlaid folder music paper sheet.

3D look

This project was so much fun to create and I love the 3D effect that you can build up.

Questions??? you’re welcome :-)!

I hope my project can give you some inspiration for your work with Maja Design papers.

What is your favourite paper sheet??

Have a beautiful day!

Mom and Dad

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Posted by Pascale B

8 April, 2018 - ,

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Hello Sweeties

Today I’m up on Maja Design blog with a layout featuring the Denim and Friends collection. I worked with a photo of my parents.

Mom and Dad by Pascale B.

First I primed the background paper with clear gesso.Then I stamped randomly with a text stamp and a brown ink. Next, I added a design. with a stencil and white crackle paste.

Mom and Dad by Pascale B.

When the paste was dry, I colored it with teal and brown inks.

Mom and Dad by Pascale B.

I die cut some leaves as well as some wildflowers in a watercolor paper. I colored them with the same colors I used to color the background, I just added a touch of purple to the wildflowers. I colored some flowers too.

Mom and Dad by Pascale B.

I added more stamping with a black ink. Next, I cut a few papers to add under the photo and I glued all the embellishments with a 3D gel.

Mom and Dad by Pascale B.

To finish the layout, I added some microbeads.

Mom and Dad by Pascale B.

Maja Design papers:

Denim-P

Gentleman bs

Jeans and T-shirt

Fashion

Summer Shirt bs


Other products:
Flowers – WOC (Lotus, Apple FLowers);
Spray Inks – Lindy’s Gang (Sassy Sapphire, Tainted Love Teal, Whale Watch Blue, Open Arms Amethyst, Smoky Sapphire);
Magical – Lindy’s Gang (My Mojito Green);
Stamps – 49 and Market (1787, Captured Adventures set 2);
Stencil –
Die –
Die – Prima (Leaves);
Art Ingredients – Finnabair Prima (Microbeads: Bronze)
Art Extravagance – Finnabair Prima (White Crackle Paste);
Art Basics – Finnabair Prima (Clear Gesso, 3D Gloss Gel, Soft Matte Gel).

The Dame of Brissac

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Posted by Pascale B

25 March, 2018 - ,

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Hello Sweeties,

Today I’m up on Maja Design blog with a new layout featuring the Vintage Summer collection. I work with a photomontage I made.

La Dame de Brissac by Pascale B.

First, I primed the background with clear gesso. When done, I added some random stamping with different stamps and inks.

La Dame de Brissac by Pascale B.

Next, I colored the background with two inks. When dry, I added a design with a stencil and white crackle paste that I let dry naturally to allow the cracks to appear.

La Dame de Brissac by Pascale B.

When the paste was dried, I dry brushed the colored areas with white gesso to tone down the color. Next, I splattered some brown ink.

La Dame de Brissac by Pascale B.

I cut a few papers to add under the photo before gluing all the embellishments.

La Dame de Brissac by Pascale B.

Next, I added some mica flakes and microbeads.

La Dame de Brissac by Pascale B.

To finish, I added some random stamping.

Maja Design papers:

Vintage-Summer-Basics-P
1921 1910 1904 bs Paper-Pad-Vintage-Summer-Basics6×6 paper pad