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Posted by Mary Catt

16 January, 2018 - , ,

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Hello Maja fans!

I wish you all a very happy New Year full of health, love and hapiness. Mary with you today to share my inspiration for January.

When I found that beautiful photo on Pinterest, I wanted to scrap it and finally I made a soft wintery layout in grey and teal colors, with lots of flowers, laces and chipboards. But, before I continue more I want to give all the proper credits to the ”unknown” photographer.

I combined two paper collections, the ”Nyhavn” and the ”Vintage Summer Basics”. I choose the ”Sitting at the Dock” paper from the ”Nyhavn” collection for my background paper. Then, I added some layers with the ”Eating Out” paper from the same collection and the ”1934” from the ”Vintage Summer Basics”.

First, I gave my background a coat of clear gesso. When it was dried, I added some texture with snowflake paste and a stencil and then I used graphite paste with a second stencil to give more contrast on my page. I also made some stamping here and there. I continued by coloring my page with the sparks ”Mermaid Sparkle” acrylic paint. 

I painted the flourish chipboards with the metallique ”Silver Spoon” acrylic paint and the chipboard title with the sparks ”Mermaid Sparkle” acrylic paint. Then, I gently rubbed them with the ”Vintage Gold” wax. The chipboards I used, are from Dusty Attic.

When everything was glued down, I added some art stones and glitter. I also made some splatters with white gesso diluted with some water.

Papers used:

 

That’s all for today, my friends!

Thank you for stopping by!

 

“Adorable”

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Posted by Tina Ollett

8 November, 2016 - ,

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A very warm welcome to you! Tina O with you today to share my latest Maja Design creation.

I have titled this project “Adorable” which best describes my gorgeous eldest daughter at a much younger age. I have used Maja Designs gorgeous Nyhavn collection. This collection is so very versatile, I could go on using it forever.

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This photo of my daughter was taken back when we lived in a little mining town in regional Queensland. Her favourite pastime was swinging on the swingset. I have so many photos of her on it, but this one is by far my favourite. It of course is a little blurry due to my lack of photography skills,  but she looks so radiantly happy and that smile just melts my heart.

I have used “Eating Out” as my background page. It was kept pretty simple with just a little colouring of H2O’s. I also added splatterings of Dylusions and also some Liquid Pearl Accents.

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You can see here that I have layered strips of the boards from “Sitting at the dock”. These were all cut into random strips and distressed. I then layered them up using a hot glue gun as I find this the quickest way. The Harbour Hertiage paper was used to mat the photo and I also used a strip of it to sit at the top and bottom of the photo to give more layers to my layout.

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I have used some Dusty Attic chipboards to embellish my page. They were all dressed with liquid pearls in an array of colours to keep my page bright and fun.

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My flower clusters were created using Prima Marketing flowers and some Kaisercraft paper leaves.

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I have also added in a couple of Cabochons which I have coloured using liquid pearls.

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And from another view. The papers from this collection have been listed below for your convenience.

Nyhavn-P

Eating Out 

Heritage Harbour

Sitting at the dock

Other Products Used

Dusty Attic Chipboards Elegant Swirl, Heart Arrows #2 and Word Pack #12

H2O’s Mystique, and Bashful Blue 

Liquid Pearls Robins Egg, Onyx Pearl, Lemon Chiffon, White Opal

Clear and White Gesso

Distress Ink Black Soot

Fairy Dust Glitter

Dylusions Black Marble and White Linen

Prima Marketing Inc. Flowers

Kaisercraft Paper Leaves

Cabochons

Well that is all from me today. I hope you have a very beautiful week.

Until next time….take care.