Hello Maja Friends,
August – my favorite Summer month, though it is the last before the dull and rainy days come. However I like it more than any month.
So that is why I enjoy looking through the pictures taken this summer and to create something that is associated with this particular month.
I combined several Summer collections for my Layout – Summertime, Summer Crush and Life in the Country.
I tried to keep the red and greens on my layout, using the paper layers, and added some embellishments of yellow and orange.
I also stretched the colors from the photo – soft blue and pumpkin and played with the acrylic paints .
I added some fussy cutting, though I mixed the greens and reds from almost the same patterned papers.
So it’s time to enjoy each and every day this Summer, hope you will follow my advice.
In the hammock
Smell the roses
Garden bouquet bs
Prima Marketing flowers, 2Crafty chipboard, Wycinanka Chipboard, Pentart acrylic Paints.
Hi everyone! It’s Gabrielle here with you today to share a special page I made for my parents anniversary this month. They are having their 58th wedding anniversary, such a wonderful milestone. For this page I combined a number of paper collections, using 5 different papers. (Vintage Summer Basics 1922, Nyhavn-Strolling Along the Canal, Vintage Summer Basics 1923, Ska Vi ta en Fika-Pratstund, Vintage Autumn Basics-XVI).
I began by using the Vintage Summer Basics 1922 paper as my matting/background paper. I then cut the corner and 1/4 inches off the edges of the Nyhavn paper, which I then painted with some Shimmerz paints (Black Cherry Soda Creameez and Onyx Inklingz) and stamped liberally around the photo area with some stamps that I designed for The Scrapbook Diaries. I then layered on a crocheted lace Doily from Tresors de Luxe and a chipboard frame from Dusty Attic (Swirly Frame and Laurel Leaf chippies).
I created coordinating blossoms using the Rose Creations dies from Spellbinders, using the scraps from the Vintage Summer Basics 1922 and 1923 papers. I cut the smaller inner petals from the darker pink paper and the larger petals from the light pink paper. I also cut out a few green leaves using the Ska vi ta en Fika paper (leaf dies are from the Rose Creations set).
I added a cluster of embellishments in the bottom right corner using a couple of Dusty Attic chippies (title and scroll). I also added some texture using a Prima flourish stencil and home-made texture paste. And as always I love to tuck in a little clock here and there from the Vintage Autumn Basics XVI paper.
I hope my parents enjoy this layout, I’m forever grateful to have them in my life and hope they will see many many more anniversaries. Thanks so much for stopping by the Maja Design blog today!
Hello Maja Design fans, it’s Gabrielle here with you today! I don’t know about you, but I have so much to be thankful for, so for me it’s important to always have lots of pretty ‘Thank-you’ cards on hand. I made this card for a dear friend who has been so generous with me, I wanted to say thanks to her in a way that shows my deep appreciation for her friendship.
For this card I mainly used papers from the Maja Design ‘Enjoying the Outdoors’ collection. I used ‘Late Summer Flowers-bs’ for the background of my card. Then I opened my pack of Enjoying the Outdoors 6×6 paper pack and layered a variety of the patterned papers onto my card, using one of the mini-print floral papers as the inside of my heart design.
Another paper that I find indispensable is the clock paper ‘XVI’ from the Vintage Autumn Basics collection. I usually take a moment to cut out all the clocks and keep them in a little plastic baggie so I have them handy for embellishing my projects. Another little tip: I never throw out the paper strips from the bottom of my 12×12 paper pads, they come in so handy for decorating my projects as you can see here.
A sweet friend of my sent me a bunch of chipboard frame designs, among them was this heart design. I painted the heart with Shimmerz Paints ‘Grape-tastic’ Dazzlerz, this is a thick pearlescent paint that goes on beautifully in one coat. While the paint was still wet I sprinkled on some bronze and purple micro beads (no name dollar store brand). I then finished the card design by adding a few Prima Hydrangea’s in a purple color and used a leaf stamp from one of my stamp sets that I designed for The Scrapbook Diaries….these I stamped onto the ‘Woodlands’ paper, cut out and slightly crinkled them, then just tucked them into the floral cluster.
I hope you enjoyed my project today and hopefully inspired you to use this gorgeous paper collection for your next cardmaking adventure! xo