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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Sweet Memories

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Posted by Amy Voorthuis

26 April, 2018 - , , ,

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Goodmorning lovely Maja Fans,

Are you enjoying the spring weather…here in The Netherlands we had some pretty sunny days but that is over now, sadly but hopefully soon we can enjoy the sun again. For today I have a layout to share. Two weeks ago my computer died on me and I could not post my project {sorry for that} but now my husband fixed that and I can edit my work again yeah. This layout is made with two collections “Celebration” & “Denim and Friends” and Camilla her lovely daughter Freja <3 is on the picture.

On the beackground of my layout I added the pretty waterdrops stamp by Gabrielle Pollacco {still one of my favorite stamps sets ever} but before I added that stamp I used two other stamps to one crackle and one script stamp. After prepairing my background I treated my chipboard pieces with several acrylic paints layered on top of each other to get a worndown look.

After I treated the chipboards I added my flower clusters. Then I took my photograph and layered it on two sheets of the 6×6 paper pads then I placed it on top of the chipboard frame to get more dimension.  At the end I took out a letter sticker sheet from webster pages and made the word bliss and in that corner I placed a metal piece.

At the end I used some of my white spray and gesso to lighten up my flowers and papers…but I also added some art stones and some sea shells. I think that is it on how I created this layout. I had a lot of fun also because we have a son and I really enjoy making layouts with girls being the focal point.

Maja Design papers used: Celebration: Glamour bs & Champagne bs, Denim & Friends: Streetwear bs.

    

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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“Sun Kissed” by Tina Ollett

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Posted by Tina Ollett

13 March, 2018 - ,

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Hello and welcome Maja fans. It is Tina with you today to share my next Maja project with you.
As you are all aware I am sure, I love anything to do with the beach. My heart skips a beat when I think sunshine and sand. And yesterday while I was clearing away my desk of the Nyhavn collection from another Maja creation I came across 3 pieces that I had not noticed before. The colours of these papers instantaneously sent mind mind thinking ……. aha a beach layout that will be perfect.

This is “Sun Kissed”

And below are the 3 sheets of papers from the Nyhavn Collection that I have used to start my project.

I used Historical Atmosphere as my background piece. I then did some tearing of the Sunnyside. I have to say that this piece is just magical in my eyes. I could not go without using this piece. I adhered pieces of Sunnyside throught the centre of my layout running vertically. I then did some matting of my black and white portrait photo. These pieces of matting were distressed and sanded a little to give that worn look that you often see with beach layouts.

Once everything was glued in place including my photo, I primed the papers using some clear gesso.

I also added in some stencilling using the “Cobblestones” stencil from Dusty Attic. I then painted some white gesso over my papers to lighten certain areas and to highlight others. I then went on to give my page more colours using some Dusty Attic Acrylic paints in Bisque and Faded Denim.

I then went on to change up the colours of my 49andMarket flowers from older collections to co-ordinate with my page. Some of these flowers were a bluebell colour which looked beautiful with the faded denim over the top. I also added in some beautiful Dusty Attic chipboard frames and flourishes and an anchor to help embellish my page.

And lastly I adhered all my coloured embellishments along with some extra seashells found at our last trip to the beach. some of these were quite bulky so I had to cut the backs away to fit them where they needed to sit.

Well that is all from me today. Thank you for taking the time to visit and have a look at my project.

Until next time happy crafting.

Hugs

“Summer” by Tina Ollett

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Posted by Tina Ollett

21 November, 2017 - ,

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Welcome and a very big hello !

Tina O with you here today. It has been a couple of months since I was last here and I am so very happy to be back on board creating again for Maja Designs. I have been away recuperating from shoulder surgery but I am very happy and so glad to be back at my table again creating.

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Today I have something beachy for you. Here in Australia Summer is a very special time for our family. Lots of trips to the beach and just getting out and enjoying the beautiful sunshine and our gorgeous beaches. The photo I have used today is of my youngest who just loooooooves the beach. And every chance she gets she will be found digging away in the sand, or mud digging holes or just building sandcastles. I adore this photo of her from back in 2012 at a holiday gettaway in Forster, New South Wales. Again she is digging away and very much caught up in the moment !

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Since the togs she was wearing are a navy blue I decided to keep with these colours and add some neutral tones and have kept it very earthy. I have only used a little media being distress inks and gesso along with Rust Paste.

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My starting point was tearing up my sheet of Vintage Autumn Basics and layering it using both sides along with some Dusty Attic corrugated board. These pieces were laid over the top of Vintage Autumn Basics and then primed with some clear gesso. I did some drying brushing with white gesso to give that whitewashed beachy look and also did some splatterings of white.

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I have used some new Dusty Attic release beach chipboards, lots of 49andMarket Floral Mixology and Garden Seeds flowers along with some seashells to help with my embellishing of the page.

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The chipboards were dressed in gesso and I randomly applied rust paste let it dry for a few moments and rubbed the rust paste until the colour bleed into the gesso.

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Well that is all from me today, I do hope I have inspired you in some way big or small to create something this week for yourself! Enjoy the time you create and happy scrapping.

Tina-sign

Salty Kisses

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Posted by Amy Voorthuis

8 September, 2017 - ,

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Goodmorning lovely Maja Fans,

Today I am showing you a beach layout using a picture of myself en the always pretty “Vintage Summer Basics” collection. Also we are promoting “PETALOO” flowers this month from the 12th – 24th and on this layout you will see a bunch of them. You see the promotion doesn’t start in couple of day’s but I wanted to give you a little taste on how pretty they are.

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This picture was taken back in 2010 and I never used it on a layout before…all the chipboard pieces are by The Dusty Attic and where treated with white gesso and Lindy’s Stamp Gang sprays but also I used some different sizes art stones and some stamps and stencils. The stamp I used is a new one from 49 and Market designed by own very own Pascale….awesome job girl love it!

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Maja Design papers used: Vintage Summer Basics: 1935, 1946, 1936 and 1934

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Thank you for visiting the blog today and I would like to wish you all a wonderful week, vacation time and so much more. Hopefully I will see to back on my next post 😉

Love

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