My Absolute Favourite


Posted by Mary Tzalla

16 January, 2018 - , ,

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Hello Maja fans!

I wish you all a very happy New Year full of health, love and hapiness. Mary with you today to share my inspiration for January.

When I found that beautiful photo on Pinterest, I wanted to scrap it and finally I made a soft wintery layout in grey and teal colors, with lots of flowers, laces and chipboards. But, before I continue more I want to give all the proper credits to the ”unknown” photographer.

I combined two paper collections, the ”Nyhavn” and the ”Vintage Summer Basics”. I choose the ”Sitting at the Dock” paper from the ”Nyhavn” collection for my background paper. Then, I added some layers with the ”Eating Out” paper from the same collection and the ”1934” from the ”Vintage Summer Basics”.

First, I gave my background a coat of clear gesso. When it was dried, I added some texture with snowflake paste and a stencil and then I used graphite paste with a second stencil to give more contrast on my page. I also made some stamping here and there. I continued by coloring my page with the sparks ”Mermaid Sparkle” acrylic paint. 

I painted the flourish chipboards with the metallique ”Silver Spoon” acrylic paint and the chipboard title with the sparks ”Mermaid Sparkle” acrylic paint. Then, I gently rubbed them with the ”Vintage Gold” wax. The chipboards I used, are from Dusty Attic.

When everything was glued down, I added some art stones and glitter. I also made some splatters with white gesso diluted with some water.

Papers used:


That’s all for today, my friends!

Thank you for stopping by!


“Wonder, Always, Enjoy”


Posted by Di Garling

3 March, 2016 - ,

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Wonder #1..

Hi there Maja fans. Thanks for stopping by. Today I have another layout to share with you featuring my sweet little grandaughter Mia. I have used some papers from the “Vintage Summer Basics” collection.

Wonder 2

For my background I have used the “1934” paper from the Vintage Summer Basics collection & I have layered it over the top of the “1933” paper, that is the gorgeous floral one that is peeping out of both sides of my layout. It is a little hard to see unfortunately. (Scroll to the bottom of this post to see the papers clearly).

Wonder 3

Also behind the photo I have added lots of different strips of various Maja Design papers, then I wiped them over with some gesso before brushing on some pink coloured mist to contrast with the lovely aqua background paper. All the chipboard is from 2Crafty Chipboard.

Wonder 4

This is a great fun little technique as it is a good way to use up lots of your scraps & it also adds great textural interest to the page. Plus the Maja papers are so nice & thick that they are perfect for using with  mixed media. Last  step was to stencil some pattern over the page using a stencil & some texture paste.

Wonder 5

Once the background was all dry I proceeded to add my photo, chipboard & of course, lots of flowers.

Desktop13These are the two papers I have used.

The paper on the left is the “1934” paper & the one on the right is the “1933” paper.

Well thats all from me today. Until next time.



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.