”Delight”

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Posted by Mary Catt

22 January, 2017 - ,

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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:

Vintage-Summer-Basics-P

That’s all for today, my friends!

See you again in two weeks!

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Xmas trees

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Posted by Pascale B

19 January, 2017 - , , ,

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Hello Sweeties,

Today I’m up on Maja Design blog with a new layout with a step-by-step video. I chose a photo of a  Christmas floral arrangement from the castle of Chenonceau (Loire Valley, France).

Xmas Trees by Pascale

Here are some close-ups:

Xmas Trees by Pascale

Xmas Trees by Pascale

Xmas Trees by Pascale

Xmas Trees by Pascale

Xmas Trees by Pascale

Here is the video:

Maja Design papers:

1915 1912 bs 21st of December BS
Vintage Summer Basics Vintage Frost Basics
1915 1912 21st of December bs

“Forever Love” by Tina Ollett

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Posted by Tina Ollett

17 January, 2017 - , , ,

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A huge welcome to you! It’s Tina with you today to share my next Design Team creation.

This project for January, I have titled

…..”Forever Love”….

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This, for me, was a layout of love. Scrapbooking for me is about the memories and sometimes the photos from the most special days of all, aren’t of the best quality but I always insist on using them no matter what. On our special day a professinal photographer was hired, but it was very unfortunate that during the development of our photos that something went horribly wrong. Due to the developing error we we did not receive a great deal of photo’s that were of a good quality or worthy of using to hang on our walls. We depended on our family and friends to help us with photo’s they had taken and this photo is one of them. We were so fortunate to have our two eldest attend our wedding. They were so excited the whole day through. My son walked me down the aisle with my Dad, something I will never forget and treasure always.

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I am mad for anything at present that I can fussy cut from papers. And I found this in the Vintage Autumn Basics No. II sheet that was in my gorgeous Maja stash. I have cut at least a half of this sheet up and layered it in and around the page.

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You can see above in the bottom of the photo the layering of journalling cards that I cut from Vintage Spring Basics “Days to Remember” and also from the Vintage Romance collections “Love Notes”. Amongst the several layers of journal cards I have alternated mats of “Raspberry Jam Cookies” from the Coffee in the Arbour collection. Yes I have mixed a lot of collections this time around . I find the beauty of Maja Designs ranges is that they just blend together so beautifully.
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I have layered the  project with paper doilies, lace motifs, Dusty Attic’s gorgeous chipboards cut up, muslin and even a sewing spool. The sewing spool was wrapped with the bar strip from Vintage Romance’s bside of “Passion”. Passion was used as my background piece with the frame cut from Vintage Romance’s “She’s my Lady”.

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This here, is the side on view of the base of the photo. The lace motif I have used here has been cut into many many pieces and divided throughout the layout to help give it movement.

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I have tucked a few doilies around to help break up the pink from the flowers and the background.

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I just loved these clocks found on the Vintage Spring Basics sheet. I have used the largest of the clocks and cut it to sit behind the photo so it did not overtake the whole layout. I cut some of the smaller clocks with the roses to sit on top of the large one layered.

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From another view…….

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and another…..

Maja Designs Papers used for this project were:

625-Vintage-Autumn-Basics-no.II_

Maja Designs – Vintage Autumn Basics No.II

679-Raspberry-jam-cookies

  • Maja Designs – Coffee in the Arbour – Raspberry Jam Cookies

821-Passion-bs

Maja Designs – Vintage Romance – Passion -bs

822-Shes-my-Lady

Maja Desings – Vintage Romance – She’s My Lady

839-Love-notes

Maja Designs – Vintage Romance – Love Notes

Other Materials Used

Dusty Attic Ornamental Trim Set

Dusty Attic “Forever”

Wendy Vecchi Crackle Texture Paste

Art Basics Heavy Gesso

Liquid Pearls Chocolate

Ranger Distress Ink Walnut Stain, Ground Espresso, Victorian Velvet

E Line Pearl Crystal Prima Marketing Inc – Pearls and Crystals Item# 300470

A Place To Create’s Lace Motif (large)

Muslin, Wood Sewing Spool, Miscellaneous Wood Heart and Bracket

Acrylic Stamp Set Script

I so hope that you have enjoyed your time here today. If you have pieces of different Maja collections lying around in your stash, why not try combining them together like I have here today. Would love to see what you do!

Until next time take care and happy scrapping.Tina-sign

”Cherished Moments”

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Posted by Mary Catt

8 January, 2017 - ,

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Hello my friends and happy Sunday to all!!!

Mary here with you today to share my latest layout featuring the beautiful ”I Wish” collection. I really love these papers because although it is a Christmas collection can easily be used in non-Christmas pages. Take for example mine…

This time I made a soft romantic page with this beautiful photo, which as always found on Pinterest.  And, before I continue I want to give all the proper credits to the photographer.

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For my background, I used the ”I wish to play in the Snow” paper and I made some layers behind my photo with the ”I wish you a Happy new Year”  and the ”I wish for frosty mornings” papers. I also placed some pieces from an old book and made a fussy cutting on some vintage clocks from the Vintage Autumn Basics ”No XVI” paper.

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First, I gave my paper a coat of clear gesso and then I added some texture with modeling paste and a stencil. I heat embosed the paste with ”Golden Angel Wings” Lindy’s powder to make the texture more obvious. Then, I used Lindy’s Stamp Gang mists, ”Cowabunga Copper” and ”Cape Cod Coral” with some water to make a watercolor effect.

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I heat embossed the floral chipboards and the title with ”Byzantine Bronze”. All the chipboards I used are 2crafty and the flowers are Prima Marketing. The metal embellishments are ”Scrap Unlimited”.

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As a final touch, I added some bronze microbeads and some Prima Memory Hardware – Glass Pearls.

 

Papers used:

I-wish-P

Autumn-Basics-P

Well, that’s all for today, my friends!

See you again in two weeks!

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”Season’s Greetings”

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Posted by Mary Catt

25 December, 2016 - ,

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Merry Christmas everyone!!!

May your Christmas be filled with lots of happiness, peace and love!

Mary here with you today and I have a layout to share with you. I used papers from the ”I Wish” collection which matched perfectly the beautiful photo I found on Pinterest. Is there anyone who doesn’t believe on Santa? I still believe… and this photo was just perfect for a Christmasy post. 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 ”I wish you a Happy Holiday” paper and I made the layers behide my photo with torn papers from the ”I wish we will deck the halls”, the ”I wish for a holly jolly Christmas”. I also placed some pieces from an old book and two photos from the ”I wish – Ephemera”.

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I applied on the center of my paper white gesso and then I added some texture with modeling paste and a stencil. Before it gets dried I heat embossed it with ”Purely White” embossing powder. Then, I used Lindy’s Stamp Gang mists, ”Rudolph’s Nose Red” and ”Bayou Boogie Gold” with some water to make a watercolor effect. I also added some splatters with 13arts white splash ink.

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I heat embossed the frame and the floral chipboards with ”Desert Moon Copper Pine”, the words and the dotted baubble chippies with ”King Midas Gold” Lindy’s embossing powders. All the chipboards I used are 2crafty and the flowers are Prima Marketing. The metal embellishments are ”Scrap Unlimited”.

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As a final touch, I made some splatters with white splash ink and when dried I added some bronze microbeads.

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Papers used:

I-wish-P

Well, that’s all for today, my friends!

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful Happy New year!!!

See you again in two weeks!

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