”Delight”

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Posted by Mary Tzalla

22 January, 2017 - ,

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Layout

Hello my dear friends!!!

Mary here with you today sharing my latest layout using papers from the beautiful ”Vintage Summer Basic” collection.

In this layout I tried to give you a cozy sense using this beautiful photo found on Pinterest, which reminds me relaxed Sundays mornings. There is nothing better than having a hot cup of coffee lying in your comfortable couch. Don’t you think?

But, before I continue I want to give all the proper credits to the photographer.

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For my background, I used the ”1903” paper and I made some layers behind my photo with the ”1912”  and the ”1932” papers using both sides of the last one. I also placed some torn pieces from the pages fo an old book.

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First, I gave my paper a coat of clear gesso and then I applied some white gesso. When dried, I added some texture with modeling paste and a stencil. Then, I used Lindy’s Stamp Gang mists, ”Cocoa Bean Copper” and ”Sassy Sapphire” with some water to make a watercolor effect.

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I heat embossed the title words with ”Byzantine Bronze” and the small border chipboard pieces with ”Cafe au lait”. The chipboards I used are 2crafty and the flowers are Prima Marketing. The metal embellishments are ”Scrap Unlimited” and the flair is ”Cuts2luv”.

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As a final touch, I added some mica flakes in ”Henna” and made some splatters with 13arts white gesso.

Papers used:

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That’s all for today, my friends!

See you again in two weeks!

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“Amazing Beauty” by Di Garling

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Posted by Di Garling

26 May, 2016 - ,

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Amazing Beauty

Hello there Maja fans. Thanks for stopping by. Today I have another layout to share with you & I have again used the fabulous “Vintage Summer Basics” collection. It has to be one of my favourite Maja Design collections because it is so versatile.

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For the panel across the middle of my layout I have used the “1905” paper & for my background I have used the “1932” paper & as you can see they compliment each other so well. Because they are fairly neutral too, you can then add pretty much any accessory colour. Here I have added pinks & yellows.

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Before I started, I added a light coat of gesso to the papers which makes them a little lighter, but I wanted to then do a little stencilling with some texture paste. When I had finished the stencilling, I then added a little pink in the way of some mists & finished off with some stamping. I always like to add a little mixed media to my layouts.

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I have also used some lovely little mini words, heart frame &  chippie foliage all from 2Crafty Chipboard.

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Lots of beautiful flowers to finish off with.

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Here are the Maja Design “Vintage Summer Basics” papers I have used to create my layout. The one on the left is the “1905” & the one on the right is the “1932”. Fabulous aren’t they.

Well thats all for today. Until next time.

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Di Garling

Hi my name is Di Garling. I am married to a very patient man, I have two grown up sons, two grandchildren & a little dog. I owned & operated a Scrapbook shop for eight years here in Australia until I recently sold it & retired. I think retirement is the best kept secret. I love it, it gives me lots of time to enjoy my craft. I still teach scrapbooking & cardmaking once or twice a week, so all in all I am as busy as ever & wouldn’t have it any other way.