“Dream with your eyes wide open” by Tina Ollett

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Posted by Tina Ollett

3 January, 2017 - ,

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Well hello to you and a very very Happy New Year!! I certainly hope 2017 is kind to you and blesses you with many wonderful suprises.

Tina O with you today to share with you my first Maja Project for the year!!

Unfortunately the start of 2017 has not been so kind to me. I had a small incident whereby I dislocated my shoulder…..arghhhhhh. So this typing is done one handed (lefthanded) with my other in a sling. Scrapping has been somewhat difficult and let’s just say it takes twice as long to do things! So I am hoping for a very speedy recovery. But with that being said I still got to meet my deadline and here it is…..

“Dream with your eyes wide open”

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My youngest girl just adores our fur family and every chance I get, I photograph her with them. I shot this photo last week with our beautiful boy Rafael and I just adore it. My project here today was created using Maja Design’s “Enjoying Outdoors” collection. This was one of my very first collections to choose when I first come on board Maja. I so love all the earthy tones combined with the pinks and purples. For my background I chose to use “Woodlands”. I preped the background with clear gesso and some Crackle texture paste through the Kaisercraft 12 x 12 Damask Stencil. I also did a small amount of stamping with some Walnut Stain distress ink.

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I used Maja Designs Enjoying Outdoors both front and back to create my layered background for the photo. I tore and distress these papers and I also added in torn journaling cards and tags from the Enjoying Outdoors Tags & Journaling sheet. I tucked in some torn paper and white doilies around the photo matting to help start my page off. You can see some of the layering I did above.

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Above and below you will see that I have used quite a bit of chipboard . I used the Dusty Attic String Frame to frame my photo which I printed off in a sepia tone. The String Frame was inked in Walnut Stain Distress Ink and coated with a small amount of Distress Crackle Paint to highlight and deepen the colour. I then wrapped moss and green florists wire around the String Frame. This was then adhered to the photo.

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You can see the string frame above.

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Another view of the string frame wrapped in moss. You can also see here some of the foliage chipboards that I added into the flower cluster. These were dressed the same as the string frame but with just a hint of Forest Moss Distress Ink added in.

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I love this title chipboard I have used here…..It would have to be a favourite quote of mine.

“Dream with your eyes wide open”

This was dressed in Antique White acrylic and then I inked the edges with some Walnut Stain and Forest Moss to compliment the rest of the project.

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These little tags from the Tags and Journaling sheet are just gorgeous and I love adding in little elements with numbers that just don’t mean anything, but is a lovely addition to add interest.

 Below I have listed a complete materials list for your convenience.

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  Maja Designs Enjoying Outdoors Colourful

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Enjoying the Outdoors Colourful bs

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Maja Designs Enjoying Outdoor Woodlands

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Maja Designs Enjoying Outdoors Tags & Journaling Cards

Other Products Used 

Dusty Attic Fancy Flourish DA0349

Dusty Attic Foliage #5

Dusty Attic Foliage #2

Dusty Attic String Frame Small DA1185W

Dusty Attic leaves

Kaisercraft Damask Stencil

Prima Marketing Inc. Flowers

Miscellaneous Small flowers Cream

Distress Inks Forest Moss, Walnut Stain and Ground Espresso

Distress Crackle Paint

3D Gloss Gel

Wendy Vecchi Crackled Texture Paste

Dylusions White Linen

Kaisercraft Antique White Acrylic Paint

Teastained Muslin

Moss

Art Basics Heavy Gesso

Liquitex Clear Gesso

ArtExtravagance Mini Art Stones

Inka Gold Hydrangea

Well that is all from me today. I hope you have enjoyed visiting me here.

Until next time.Tina-sign

”Believe” Layout

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Posted by Mary Catt

16 October, 2016 - , ,

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Hello Maja fans and welcome to the blog!

It’s Mary here with you today! I would like to share a new layout I made with papers from two collections… ”Enjoying outdoors” and ”Vintage Summer Basics”.

Layout

When I found that beautiful photo on Pinterest I decided to use it for my new layout… It’s so mysterious and so magical at the same time and I couldn’t resist! Of course, I want to give all the proper credits to the photographer.

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The green paper is the ”Beautiful trees” from the ”Enjoying outdoors” and the brown is the ”Minnen” from the ”Vintage Summer Basics” collections. I tore the brown one in the middle and glued it on the green paper. Have I ever tell you how much I love to tear and distress those papers? They look amazingly gorgeous that way!

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I made my background by using modeling paste and a stencil over a coat of clear gesso. All the mediums I used are Finnabair’s. This time, I prefered to play with magical powders (Red Hot Poker Orange, Cowbunga Copper and Cattail Copper Brown) from Lindy’s Stamp Gang to color my page. I made my own mist with ”Ponderosa Pines Olive” magical and misted the 2crafty chipboards.

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I made my clusters with Prima Marketing flowers and I added some ”Scrap Unlimited” embellishments to accomplish them.

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Some splatters with white gesso, microbeads in ”copper” to match with the earth colors and a few gems to finish my layout.

Papers used:

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Vintage-Summer-Basics-P

Thank you for your time my friends!

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Enjoying Outdoors mini album

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Posted by Pascale B

15 September, 2016 - ,

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Hello Sweeties

Today I’m up on Maja design blog with a new mini album made with the Enjoying Outdoors paper collection.

Enjoying Outdoors Mini Album by Pascale B.

I chose to make the cover with linen and I glued some lavender from my garden. I stamped the linen before adding the embellishments.

Enjoying Outdoors Mini Album by Pascale B.

I used 12×12 papers as well as papers from the 6×6 pad.

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I need to keep the pages of the mini as flat as possible, but I can help myself to add a few flowers and …

Enjoying Outdoors Mini Album by Pascale B.

Enjoying Outdoors Mini Album by Pascale B.

Enjoying Outdoors Mini Album by Pascale B.

… and some glitter, micro beads and glass glitter.

Enjoying Outdoors Mini Album by Pascale B.

Enjoying Outdoors Mini Album by Pascale B.

Enjoying Outdoors Mini Album by Pascale B.

And here are the last pages.

Enjoying Outdoors Mini Album by Pascale B.

Enjoying Outdoors Mini Album by Pascale B.

Enjoying Outdoors Mini Album by Pascale B.

The size of the mini album is 18 x 12 x 3 cm (about 7″ x 4″3/4 x 1″3/16).

Enjoying Outdoors Mini Album by Pascale B.

Enjoying Outdoors Mini Album by Pascale B.

Maja Design papers used in this project:

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Enjoying Outdoors
Feeling good Autumn hues bs Gardening Gardening bs Spending time
Feeling good Autumn hues bs Gardening Gardening bs Spending time
Spending time bs Harvest time Harvest time bs Late summer flowers Late summer flowers bs
Spending time bs Harvest time Harvest time bs Late summer flowers Late summer flowers bs
Time for reflection Woodlands bs Tags & Journaling cards Enjoying Outdoors paper stack
Time for reflection Woodland bs Tags Journaling cards 6×6 paper stack

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Snails

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Posted by Pascale B

1 September, 2016 - , , ,

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Hello Sweeties

Today, I’m up on Maja Design blog with a new layout made with different paper collections. You will see how easy it is, to mix them all.

Snails by Pascale B.

I used the Wind in the air paper from the Summertime collection as background. As usual I primed it with clear gesso before adding a design with a stencil and clear crackle paste.

Snails by Pascale B.

When dry, I added some colors with twinkling H2Os that match the photo.

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I chose different papers from different collection to add under the photo: a dark blue from from the Vintage Autumn Basics collection and two brown-green from the Enjoying Outdoors collection. I distressed the edges.

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Then I started to build the layout: I started to glue the papers, then I added progressively all the elements starting by the biggest and finishing with the smallest (the leaves).

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When happy with the result, I added some micro beads.

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Maja Design papers:

Wind in my hair bs no.XXI BS Enjoying Outdoors paper stack
Summertime
Wind in my hair bs
Vintage Autumn Basics
no.XXI bs
Enjoying Outdoors
Paper Pad 6×6

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Nyhavn’s Cards

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Posted by Pascale B

26 June, 2016 - , , ,

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Hello Sweeties

Today I’m up on Maja Design blog with a new set of cards featuring the Nyhavn collection.

Nyhavn's Cards by Pascale B.

I used the same background paper (Strolling along the canal) on both card and added the same design with a stencil and two metallic paints: one gold the other one silver.

Nyhavn's Cards by Pascale B.

On both card, I added a piece of the Old Townhouses paper as well as a piece of the Historical atmosphere paper.

Nyhavn's Cards by Pascale B.

On this one, I added yellow roses and leaves die-cut in the Enjoying Outdoors papers.

Nyhavn's Cards by Pascale B.

On the second card, I added blue and pink roses.

Nyhavn's Cards by Pascale B.

The two cards, even if they were made with the same papers, look totally different just because I’ve used two different colors of embellishments.

Maja Design papers:

Strolling along the canal Old Townhouses Historical atmospher Historical atmosphere bs Beautiful trees bs Woodlands
Nyhavn Enjoying Outdoors
Stolling
along the canal
Old
Townhouses
Historical
atmospher
Historical
atmospher bs
Beautiful tree
bs
Gardening
bs

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