Blue Venus

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Posted by Pascale B

17 June, 2018 - , ,

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Hello Sweeties

Today, I’m up on Maja Design blog with a new layout featuring the Vintage Summer Basic collection. I chose a photo of the Daum Venus aux Tiroirs by Salvador Dali.

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I stamped here and there with a grey ink before priming the background with clear gesso. I added also a very thin layer of white gesso to tone down the blue.

Blue Venus by Pascale B.

Next, I added a design with a stencil and Paper texture paste. While the paste was still wet, I sprinkle two embossing powders: one pearl, the other silver that I heat set.

Blue Venus by Pascale B.

Then, I added some colors: black ink, white ink, and steel mica to add some contrast.

Blue Venus by Pascale B.

While the inks were drying, I die cut some leaves in a watercolor paper. I colored with a blue ink and embossed the big ones. I covered the other ones with a silver foil. I colored some flowers in blue.

Blue Venus by Pascale B.

I cut some papers in the Home for Holidays collection to add under the photo. Before gluing all the embellishments, I stamped some text here and there with a black ink.

Blue Venus by Pascale B.

To finish the layout, I added silver microbeads and glitters.

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Posted by Camilla Støen Bakke

7 January, 2018 - ,

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Hi everyone! Happy New Year! This is my first Maja card in 2018, and I am so thankfull to be in this wonderful team for one more year!

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I have used papers from the gorgeous Home for the Holidays Collection. I will add the list at the end of this post.

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I have used papers in blue, white and brown tones. They are so beautiful! The stamps used are from Magnolia, and are called Spellbound 17. I have coloured the image with Distress Ink, re-inkers and Markers.

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Here I have made some post stamps of the “Love the snow” paper. The post mark stamp is from Stempelglede.

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All the flowers, lace and flowerberries are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

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Here are the papers used:

Thank you so much visiting the Maja Blog!

With love,

Camilla

Cool Winter 8×8 Layout & Some Cards

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Posted by Amy Voorthuis

17 November, 2017 - , , , , , , ,

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Goodmorning Maja Design Fans,

Today I’d like to share some projects I made with my lovely Maja Design papers all the flowers you will see on my projects are all hand made with dies. I love making winter projects although I dislike winter time here in The Netherlands the days are getting colder and the night longer. I love the getting cozy part but the rest not so much. My first project is a 8×8 layout made with different Maja Designs collections.

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As I said I love playing with snow effects and I did that massively here on this layout…can you see which collections I have used here? Don’t you just love that picture? Although I dislike winter time I love snow and the peacefulness it brings….hope it will snow this year.

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Now on to my cards……

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Maja Design papers used: Home for the Holidays, I wish & Walking in the Forest

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Thank you so much for your visit today I sure hope I have inspired you to play with your amazing products you have in you stash or even order new products I have used here.

Have a wonderful  and creative weekend!

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The Bermuda Triangle

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Posted by Pascale B

12 October, 2017 - ,

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Hello Sweeties

Today I’m up on Maja Design blog with a new layout featuring the Home for Holidays collection. I chose one of my photomontages.

The Bermuda Triangle by Pascale B.

I started to stamp some leaves and some text with different Archival inks. When happy with the result, I primed the background with clear gesso. Next, I added a design with a stencil and clear crackle paste. I let dry.

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In the meantime, I covered the shells with white crackle paste. I primed the boat with white gesso, then with clear gesso, and finally, I was able to add some colors.

The Bermuda Triangle by Pascale B.

With the same inks, I colored some Art Stones as well as natural moss.

The Bermuda Triangle by Pascale B.

I added some shine to the flowers with inks. And when the shells were dry, I primed them with clear gesso before coloring them too.

The Bermuda Triangle by Pascale B.

As the background was dry, so I added some colors with the same inks I have used to color the different embellishments.

The Bermuda Triangle by Pascale B.

I cut some papers to add under the photo and I glued all the embellishments with a 3D gel. To finish the layout I added some microbeads.

Maja Design papers:

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Chocolate Box For Grandpa

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Posted by Maja Nowak

18 January, 2017 - , ,

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Good morning, Maja friends, welcome to the blog today 🙂

Remember my post two weeks ago? I made a chocolate box for Grandma and obviously needed one for Grandpa too. I don’t know about you, but even though I’m the only woman in the house and thus I’m surrounded by boys, it’s still quite difficult for me to create masculine projects. I always worry about not going too much on embellishments, or not make it too sweet… And so making this chocolate box was not so easy, but the Vintage Romance and Home For the Holidays collections came to help 🙂

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I basically kept the same design pattern as with the Grandma’s box, but used blue and brown palette and of course masculine motives like this handsome man 😉

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I added some more cut outs and chipboard pieces and the stamped sentiment that says: Grandpa, you’re superb! 🙂

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I thought a little glam would not hurt, right? And so I added some glitter cardstock to the sides:

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Inside I added soem stamping on background papers and also a tag to make writing wishes easier – you just pull it out and write not worrying about the decorated other side 🙂

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Although I was a bit ill-at-ease, I really like the way the box turned out: masculine, but elegant with brown glitter cardstock to emphasise the celebration. What do you think?

 

Here’s what I used:

 

Other: dies: MFT; chipboard: Miszmasz Papierowy, wycinanka; brad: scrap.com.pl; vintage ribbon, metal charm: my stash.

See you!

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