Love and Passion

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Posted by Mary Catt

19 February, 2017 - ,

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Layout

Hello my friends and happy Sunday to all!!!

Mary here with you today sharing my latest layout using papers from the beautiful ”Vintage Romance” collection.

When I found on Pinterest that beautiful photo I wanted to create a romantic layout.  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 ”Love Notes” paper and I made some layers on it with some torn pieces from the ”She’s my Lady” and the ”Passion” papers.

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I primed the background with clear gesso and when it was dried, I added some texture with modeling paste and a stencil. Then, I used Lindy’s Stamp Gang sprays ”Cotton Candy Pink”, ”Salt Water Taffy” and ”Cheshire Cat Cherry” to give some color.

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I heat embossed the title and the chipboard pieces from the ”Moroccan Panel” with  ”Gilded Burgundy Brass” Lindy’s Stamp Gang embossing powder. The ”Leafy Silhouettes” chipboards were also embossed with ”Cafe au Lait”. The chipboards I used are 2crafty and the flowers are Prima Marketing.

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To finish, I added some licorice glass beads and made some splatters with the sprays I used before.

Papers used:

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That’s all for today, my friends!

Thank you for stopping by!

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Love

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Posted by Pascale B

2 February, 2017 - ,

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Hello Sweeties,

Today I’m up on Maja Design blog with a new layout featuring the Vintage Romance collection.

Love by Pascale B.

I primed the background with clear gesso. I added a Primary Element to the background that I sprayed with water. When I was happy with the result, I added a design with a stencil and white crackle paste.

Love by Pascale B.

While the crackle paste was drying, I colored the big flowers with the same color of Primary Element. I die cut some leaves and background elements in a watercolor paper.

Love by Pascale B.

I colored the leaves with Twinkling H2O. I altered the title and the squares with some Rust Effect paste and the same Primary Element as before.

Love by Pascale B.

I die cut also some berry sprigs that I colored with the Rust paste too and I added some berries with hot glue and embossing powder.

Love by Pascale B.

Before gluing all the embellishments with a 3D matte gel, I added a second design to the background with the same stencil and a brown Distress ink.

Love by Pascale B.

To finish I added some glass glitters and micro beads.

Love by Pascale B.

Maja Design papers:

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Champagne Words of love Words of love bs Falling for you
Champagne Words of love Falling for you

”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.

Close up 1

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.

Close up 2

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.

Close up 3

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”.

Close up 4

As a final touch, I added some mica flakes in ”Henna” and made some splatters with 13arts white gesso.

Papers used:

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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:

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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