Pumkins

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Posted by Kerstin-Inga Peters

31 October, 2018 - , , , ,

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Welcome friends!

Today is the day of the year where especially the children have a lot of fun.

  I’m not the greatest Halloween fan but I love the mystical, imaginative side of it.

  Dimly light, swathes of mist envelope the landscape, glowing pumpkins in warm colors and not very serious stories, but always associated with a lot of fun.

 It is also the main harvest time of pumpkins in my garden,

you can cook wonderful dishes and soups
made out of pumpkins or use them just for decoration or make a pumpkin cutting event
for family and friends.

 

 I used some papers from our wonderful autumn collections.

Paper sheet ‘ The colours of fall’ from the paper collection ‘Walking in the forest’ was perfect for me as background.

Beautiful green shades together with the delicate old trees were very suitable for my autumn mixed media layout.

 The background brings the warm colors of the pumpkins to light.

some details

 I love layouts with a natural look and so can also find

acorns, autumn leaves and branches (cutting dies).

 Maja Design papers

are very well suited for working with

cutting dies, because
 papers are very stable and bring along the appropriate color shades.

a beautiful man and you can do it yourself 🙂

 Exciting, what you can discover in autumn foliage

Thanks for your visit and Happy Halloween!

Cherish Layout with Video Tutorial

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Posted by Mary Catt

30 October, 2018 - ,

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Hello Maja fans!

It’s Mary here today and I have a new layout to share made for my October inspiration. I have also prepared a VIDEO TUTORIAL so you can watch all the details.

 

As you may already know, I love searching on Pinterest to find photos to scrap and this time I came across with that amazing photo. I choose some papers from the gorgeous ”Enjoying Outdoors” collection that was just perfect for it. But, before I continue more I want to give all the proper credits to the ”unknown” photographer.

For my background I used the back side of the ”Spending Time” paper. To start, I gave my background a coat of clear gesso. When it was dried, I added some texture with modeling paste and a stencil.

Next I colored my page with some Lindy’s Gang sprays and made some stamping here and there.

The Dusty Attic chipboards I used were painted with several Finnabair acrylic paints.

When everything was glued down, I added some art stones and I made the final touch with some splatters with white gesso.

 

Paper used:

 

That’s all for today, my friends!

Thank you for stopping by!

 

A new tree house

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Posted by Kerstin-Inga Peters

17 October, 2018 - , , , ,

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Hello Maja friends!

When we were hiking in the autumn forest, we discovered a new house for our dog.  

Filou had to examine it closely and it seems as if it meets his requirements 😉 

Back at home, he has come to love his soft dog basket and of course our sofa again,

 because it’s much more comfortable as he whispered to me.

 

That was my inspiration for this new autumn layout in mixed media natural style.

 

I have combined two of our beautiful autumn collections at Maja Design ‘Enjoying Outdoors’ and ‘Walking in the forest’.

The delicately patterned green background was ideally suited

 to embellish it with stamps, stencils and spray paints.  

The central element is a cutout from the paper sheet ‘Maple’ in the shape of an autumn leaf, 

which somehow looks like an acorn.

used paper collections

 

 

some details

some typical forest elements in autumn colours – a chipboard,

wooden shapes, dried tree bark and lichen

two trees made with modelling paste and silicone mould, ‘Fall foliage’ and branches with cutting dies

dried acorns shells and fern leaves also made with white modeling paste

 the cutout fall leave where the edges finished with ‘Walnut Stain’ ink pad and Spray colour

Thanks for your visit!

Have a wonderful day!

 

My Blue Jeans

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Posted by Kerstin-Inga Peters

3 October, 2018 - , ,

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Welcome Maja friends!

Today a season inspired layout, Autumn is the best time to go on a discovery tour through the forest and to rustle in the fragrant autumn leaves.

 

I used the background paper ‘Birch’ from Maja Design collection ‘Walking in the forest’.

What can be better than a wonderful walk through a colourful forest

in your favourite pair of jeans?!

used papers

 I was inspired to make a natural rustic style layout. 

For that I also worked with papers from our Denim & Friends paper collection, with corrugated cardboard, blue color shades and suitable autumn chipboards, wooden shapes and embellishments.

  some close up’s

corrugated cardboard and leftovers from ‘Wood’ as frame wood planks

 autumnal embellishments with a fabric denim star as tag

Enjoy your day!

Sunflowers

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Posted by Kerstin-Inga Peters

19 September, 2018 - ,

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Hello Maja friends!

The sunflowers are blooming in my garden, a wonderful flower – beautiful and useful at the same time. They radiated stronger than the sun and provide the birds with plenty of food in winter. Mostly they grow by themselves and only need a support or neighbor’s garden fence.

 

I was inspired to create mixed media layout with autumn feelings and so I used  a lot of leaves dies, stamps and fabric textures.

The autumn colours based on spray inks in yellow, white and brown shades.

 The Monochrome paper sheet ‘Old Brass’ from the Shades of Celebration collection was very suitable for it. 

I’m always in love with the amazing motif papers from Maja Design,

 but if you want to develop artistically completely free, the monochrome papers are perfect, 

because you can hide nothing with your own personal design. 

You know what I mean?!

Old Brass bs

 some details

I love the natural look, not perfect but unique,

 just like outside in the garden and in the great outdoors.

I hope my layout was able to get you into the fall 

and inspire you to play with the wonderful papers again.

 

Have a beautiful time!

Kerstin