Autumn feelings

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Posted by Kerstin-Inga Peters

17 October, 2020 - , , ,

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 Hello creative friends!

Autumn is with us and the days are getting shorter and darker.

Best time for a walking through the meadows and forests, all surrounded by colorful autumn leaves.

I was inspired to create a mixed media layout in typical fall colours.

 

I used some wonderful papers from the ‘Walking in the Forest’ collection, here you can find a lot of  papers in warm earth tones

as well as shades of denim blue and green. I love particularly the nature style in the design collection.

 

Walking-in-the-forest-P

 

 ‘Montain ash’ as background

 ‘Die cut sheet’

‘Teal socks’

 

 ‘The orchestra of nature’

 

some close up’s

Thanks for your visit!

Kerstin

Sea View

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Posted by Kerstin-Inga Peters

17 July, 2020 - , , , , ,

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Welcome dear creative Maja friends!

Today a mixed media layout in shabby chic style as memory on wonderful days

with our little sunshine ‘Filou’ by the sea.

I was inspired to create a maritim inspired layout,

where I used some wooden shapes (Calico Craft Parts), cutting dies,

origin beach sand and self-assembled shells :-).

used paper collections

 

as background paper Monochromes – Shades of Celebration – Vintage Teal

for cutting and embossing elements Mono Celebration Pearl

Denim-P

‘Streetware’

 Vintage-Summer-Basics-P

 

‘1905’

some close up’s 

 a photo cutout backed with three punched flags

  I used a 3D embossing folder ‘Flourish’ (Sizzix) as amazing waves

 behind the photo you can see a rising sun made with 3D Impresslits ‘Radiant’ (Sizzix)

 

 sand, shells, jute and some driftwood were all glued on with Heavy Gel Medium (DecoArt)

I wanted a weathered look for the four edges, so I used some remnants

 of punched out forms,

after gluing I painted over the edges of the pages

with a white thin crackle medium and palette knife.

Thanks for your visit!

Happy Summertime!

Kerstin

My beautiful girl

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Posted by Amy Voorthuis

2 July, 2020 - , , ,

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A very good morning to you all,

Today I present you my second layout I made since my creative juices are flowing again….the colors {blue & green} I used are totally into my comfort zone so this layout was created very quickly. And look at that picture I am so totally in love with our daughter it’s nuts. I really like to use the opposite parts of my chipboard pieces that you normally throw away that is what I used here to. Alle the chipboard pieces I used here are treated with gesso and some them later on with Finnabair wax.

The picture in this layout was a lucky shot too….that little girl brings so much joy to our life’s I can’t imagine not to have her. Being pregnant with her was amazing so much better then with our now 15 year old son who also adores his little sister. Here a picture when I was pregnant:

I like to add little details on my work like sequins, art stones, prills and those amazing clocks from a sheet from the “Vintage Autumn Basics”collection. I cut apart I think three of those sheets and keep them in a envelop to use whenever I like to it’s just a little addition on your page. I am a hugh sucker for flowers and especially the ones by 49 and Market because they fit so amazingly well with all the Maja Design papers.

As a finishing touch I added some wax on my white flowers so they blend in a little more. Thank you so much for visiting the blog today. And I will be back posting in two weeks on my normal post day the previous post was Lenet her day that I used because I could not wait anymore to post lol…

Love

Lavender Garden

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Posted by Kerstin-Inga Peters

17 June, 2020 - , , , ,

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Welcome Maja friends!

I was inspired to create a mixed media layout to a natural garden theme.

I love this time in my garden when the lavender is in bloom and it’s a beautiful characteristic

 because the dried lavender flowers keep their scent for an extremely long time.

They are ideal for decoration, potpourris and to fill sachets.

  

 I used the paper sheet ‘Lace’ from the – Denim & Girls – paper collection as background and some cut outs from Vintage Spring Basics collection.  Matching the nature theme I added some chipboards from Dusty Attic, some remnants of lace & jute, sisal, dried & artificial lavender flowers and branches to the mixed media layout.

Lace

 

Floral top bs

 

Tight fit bs

 

Days to remember (Vintage Spring Basics)

 

some close up’s

 

The background was created with some diluted acrylic paints and some Lavinia stamps.

 here I used the ‘Juliette Balcony’ – a chipboard from Dusty Attic

in weathered wood optic made with a crackle medium and distress inks

 Thanks for your visit!

Wish you a good time!

Kerstin