Capture the Moment

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Posted by Maja Nowak

25 April, 2018 - ,

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Good morning, Maja Friends, welcome to the blog today 🙂

You know I love the Denim & Friends collection as it’s just perfect for all masculine projects! But if you think it’s JUST a masculine collection, I hope to prove you wrong 😉

Yes, a totally girly stuff! Soft and romantic frame with three of my nieces in the photo.

First I assembled a chipboard shadowbox frame and then covered it with Maja papers, inside and outside, inking and distressing all the pieces. For the front coevr I chose to colour with mists as it is too intricate to cover it with papers.

Then I placed a chipboard clockface in the bacgkround, added the photo and surrounded it with embellishments – hand-cut tags, a tiny banner with an opalescent acrylic heart:

…mulberry flowers, resin heart and bird, a butterfly flair button:

…a delicate twig winding around the frame side:

The title is a chipboard piece too:

I also added a flower cluster on the outer side, addding guipure lace:

I’ll add some journaling on the back, which is for now covered with papers:

 

 

 

And here’s my list of supplies:

Maja Design papers:

Other: shadowbox frame, sentiment: Scrapiniec; flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts, Prima; resin embellishments: Prima, button: Lemoncraft; mists: Tattered Angels, golden metallic paint: Martha Stewart.

 

So what do you think of such version of a masculine collection? 🙂 I really like the way it turned out and how the patterns compliment the photo.

And that’s all for today, thank you for visiting and see you later!

A beautiful evening

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Posted by Kerstin-Inga Peters

7 March, 2018 - , , ,

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Welcome Maja Friends!

I’m also still creating with our latest amazing ‘Celebration’ collection. As I saw this elegant dancing pair I thought on our annual SemperOperaball in Dresden. It’s a very special and magic event.

”Despite low temperatures, thousands of people will take to the theatre square in front of the Semper Opera House to celebrate the Semper Open Air Ball. While guests watch the gala programme inside, up to 15,000 partygoers will be singing and dancing outside in front of the opera house. In rain, freezing temperatures or under starlit skies – the Semper Open Air Ball transforms the square into the world’s largest dance floor for the locals and guests.”

Therefore I was inspired to make a home decoration piece, it’s a cloche in romantic vintage style.

How you can see you will need not so much materials, main thing is the paper sheet ‘Ballroom dancing’, old music paper, Distress inks and some embellishments how like flowers, lace, feathers and what do you want.

I used as basic a star from a cutting die. After I cut out the pair, I curved the motif with a knitting needle and folded the feets to glue them on. The paper from Maja Design is so stable that it stands alone, but you can stick to support a few more blooms from behind against it.

Now you just need to stick the decoration on.

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I rolled up the notebook paper, distressed the edges and created some paper sticks.

 

I highlighted some places with Stickles ‘Baby Blue’ from Ranger and a wonderful blue feather suitable to the ball gown.

… and your new eyecatcher is ready 🙂

Thanks for your visit!

Greetings from Kerstin 🙂

Special Dream

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Posted by Amy Voorthuis

7 April, 2017 - , , ,

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Goodmoning lovelies,

Are you enjoying your week? Well I am and that’s because we are on a weekend trip from yesterday through Sunday and I am so super excited because hubby and I need some special free time. Today I would like to show you a layout I created with the lovely “Summertime” collection which includes a gorgeous picture of my cousin her daughter on her wedding day. My cousin and are just two months apart and I am the older one hehe she gave birth on a really young age she was just seventeen. And I could not have imagined her daughter to grow up and be such a wonderful young lady that she is now. Due to my cousin was such a party animal when she was that age well enough talking about my family up to my layout.

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All the chipboard pieces are treated with gesso, ruste paste and rusty powder. On the background sheet I sprayed with several sprays and then I stamped with the new designed stamp by Gabrielle Pollacco that I got in my latest DT package from 49 and Market. I just love her work and miss her being on this design team…..I really enjoy creating with this Summertime collection that you can say ot’s my NEW fav…. 🙂 Then I added a stencil design that looks like metall and I really like the effect it has on my layout.

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On the long swirl chippie on the right side of my picture I also added a stamp frome the same collection as the little crosses. And on the picture I used a word stamp also designed by Gabi. To finish my layout I added some 3D balls in two different sizes and some of the clocks from a sheet in the “Vintage Autumn Basics” collection and some butterflies from “Vintage Spring Basics”collection. I also did some machine stitching on the outer side of my layout and on the fishtale banners.

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Maja Design papers used: Summertime: Cute summer dress, Cute summer dress bs, Wind in my hair bs, Playing at the beach bs and Glittering water Vintage Spring Basics: 6th of May

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Thank you so much for stopping by I hope you enjoyed my post today, and I have inspired you to play with your lovely Maja Design goodies have a lovely weekend….. 4

Darling Moment

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Posted by Amy Voorthuis

22 April, 2016 - ,

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Goodmorning lovelies,

Wow I am so in love with the new “Vintage Romance” collection, that when I got my DT box two days back my head began to spin of ideas what to create next but first I sorted my beautiful papers. For today’s post I have 12×12 layout totally my style so it was very easy to create. Sometimes it’s hard to find flowers that will fit on my layouts because most of the time it’s slightly a different color which I don’t like. So on this layout I used handmade flowers made of the same collection! 😉

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When I saw Rachelle her layout last Saturday I was totally swooned by it {she is one of my favorite artists} I totally liked the idea of the pretty gems on that particular chipboard piece beneath her picture. That I really wanted to give her credit for it thank you for the wonderful idea Rachelle xox! The chipboards I used are by Dusty Attic their designs are so pretty and delicate that it totally fir this paper collection.

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This collection totally lends itself to make romantic layouts of Paris. I have been to the city of love more then once and still I don’t have pictures of that time sadly. So I used a picture of a adorable couple that I got from Pinterest “Oh how I love that site” it has the most amazing ideas and beautiful pictures.

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Maja Design papers used: Words of love, Love notes bs, Passion, Engagement, Engagement bs, Forget me not bs.

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Thank you so much for visiting the blog today and I would like to wish you a wonderful, creative & sunny weekend. We are having some bad weather coming our way but hopefully they have it wrong again as they do lately. I hope you enjoy your weekend as well hugs sending your way xox!

Love

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Sweet Baby

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Posted by Jelissa Mei

26 November, 2015 - , , ,

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Hello Maja fans!

I’m finally able to share a layout I made of my little girl – it took awhile to get those photos printed! I was very tempted to use the Vintage Baby collection, but thought I would have a bit of fun with a collection that’s not baby-based.

Here is the page, made with the gorgeous pinks from Summer Crush:

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I choose this particular sheet “Off to meet him” as the background color matches my photo’s perfectly. I also liked how Marie has drawn the images such that my photo and clusters can be placed in the centre without being too cliche or flat. My background is very simple painting with pink and brown, and I had added my stenciled lace after the painting so that I get a nice contrast of white against the colors. Usually my stenciled designs get lost in the colors I add so this is one way of letting them stand out.

Some close-ups:

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My layers of papers, made from scraps from the same collection. I also have a piece of chipboard which I tucked in between and colored with various dimensional and distress paints.

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My floral cluster to make it more feminine. Underneath is a spare die cut leaf which I had from a previous project made with Enjoying Outdoors.

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And my title which I had colored with gelato and watercolor pencil to match that of the ladies in the corner.

And that’s all I have for today. Thanks for dropping by the blog!

Maja Design products used:

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Off to meet him, He gives her flowers, Met her at the dance, Sweetheart

Other supplies:

Mediums – 13@rts (paints, modeling paste, gesso), Art Anthology (dimensional paint), Rangers (distress paint)
Flowers: Prima Marketing Inc
Chipboard: Blue Fern Studios