Posted by Mary Tzalla

30 April, 2017 - , , ,

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Hello my friends!

It’s Mary here with you today sharing my latest layout featuring the ”Vintage Summer Basics” collection.

A mysterious layout in blue tones that was inspired by the beautiful photo which I found on Pinterest. And, before I continue I want to give all the proper credits to the ”unknown” photographer.

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I used as the main paper for my background the ”1914” and I made another layer on it with the backside of the ”1902”, which I had torn it and removed a piece from the center. Then, with the torn piece from the ”1902” I matted my photo.

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I primed my background with clear gesso and when it was dried, I added some texture with modeling paste and a stencil. Then, I colored my page using Lindy’s Stamp Gang sprays ”Baby Blue Eyes Aqua”, ”Blue Hawaiian Blue” and ”Hydrangea Blue”.

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I heat embossed the ”Flourish Adornment Set 5” chipboards with ”Bavarian blue” Lindy’s embossing powder. The title was also embossed with the ”Cafe’ au lait” powder.

The chipboards I used are 2crafty and all the flowers are Prima Marketing.

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To finish, I added some turquoise glass beads with gel medium and made some splatters with white acrylic artists ink.

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That’s all for today, my friends!

Thank you for stopping by!

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“A Moment Captured” By Di Garling


Posted by Di Garling

14 April, 2016 - , ,

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Hello Maja fans, thanks so much for dropping by. Today I have another new layout to share with you using some papers from the Vintage Summer Basics collection. I used the “1914” paper for my background & then added this delightful striped one from the Vintage Spring Basics called, “4th April” to both the top & bottom edges. Even though it is a different collection, I think it works great.

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I have also made a handmade flower to add to my flower cluster above the photo, using the same stripe “4th April” paper. I really like adding some handmade flowers in the same papers as my layout to add extra accents to the page, plus it gives it a more custom made look I think.

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I have created a mixed media background & the Maja papers are just perfect for this because they are so beautifully thick & they handle it so well without warping etc.

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I have layered strips of both the “1902” & the “1904” papers underneath my photos, but unfortunately after adding lots of gesso & mists, it is a little hard to see them in the photos, but little bits of their colours & patterns peek out here & there.

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All of the chipboard I have used is from 2Crafty Chipboard.

On my background I have also added lots of stamping, fibers, micro beads in both blues & silver, pearls, pearl sprays & finished of with lots of flowers.

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These are the four papers I have used. Well thats all for today. I will see you back here again in two weeks time.