In Red And Blue

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Posted by Maja Nowak

15 February, 2017 - , ,

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Good morning, Maja Friends, welcome to the blog today :)

When the days are still dull and short there’s no better remedy than some colour therapy! :) And so I returned to the bright and cheerful Summertime collection and created two cards. The first one is in red tones:

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I layered and distressed some papers. Then I added a couple of paper straws as the background for my embellishments:

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I added roses that correspond to the ones in the background and a cute heart frame:

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I completed the design with some glistening gem stones:

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And then I thought of fans of blue 😉 And made this card in a similar way:

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Again, I layered papers and added some paper straws:

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There’s an ornate frame too, inside which I placed a butterfly button:

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The flower cluster in matching colours and beautiful lace complete the whole:

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Here are the papers I used:

 

Other: art clay, gold paint: Martha Stewart; flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; button: Lemoncraft; molds, paper straws, lace – my stash.

 

And which one do you like more?

See you soon!

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“Love isn’t love until it’s given away” by Tina Ollett

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Posted by Tina Ollett

14 February, 2017 -

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Welcome and a very happy Valentine’s Day to you wherever you live in the world.

May your day be filled with love, flowers and chocolate, lots and lots of chocolate………..!

Tina O with you here today to share my next Maja Design creation. The title for this layout was taken from a beautiful beautiful quote I found in a big box of rub-ons this morning, one I had not heard of before. But it will be one that I use again one day soon. It goes……

“Love wasn’t put in your heart to stay, love isn’t love until it’s given away”

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For my scrapbook layout project here today I kept everything very clean indeed. I did a simple stamped border with embossing powders. Again as always I have added in some fussy cut elements from the Summertime (In the Garden) – Smell the roses patterned paper.

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I had the photo printed of twice in two differing sizes and then layered them one on top of the other. I framed one photo with the Summertime (In the Garden) Die Cut frames. The centre was cut from this and then used behind the back of my chipboard window. So cute!!

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I have added in some gorgeous lace that has been cut up and layered sometimes 4 times over itself. Some of the lace was left a little distressed to keep with a shabby feel.

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I have used lots of yummy Dusty Attic chipboards for this project. They were simply covered with Crackle Paste and coloured with China Black H2O’s, and a little distress crackle and some Star Dust Stickles.

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I used a Sizzix Die-Cut for my title “Love”. I layered it up a couple of times and dressed similarly to the other chipboards but I left it a little darker so it could stand out on the page. I also added in some handmade accetates to add to the layout another layer.

Well that is all from me today. I hope you have enjoyed your time here. Stay tuned there will be more again tomorrow. Until then happy scrapping.Tina-sign

 

Thank You Dear Mother

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Posted by Amy Voorthuis

10 February, 2017 - , , , ,

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Goodmorning Maja fans,

Oh how I love my beautiful Maja Design papers…..today I’d like to show you a little card with handmade flowers and a lot of bling which is totally not me but I loved making this card. This card is made out of four different collections but my base was the pretty “Summertime” collection. This is a card I made for my mother for the upcoming mothers day hihihi yes I am pretty early this time….

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It’s a easel card made out of cream card stock and the flowers are made out of dies and I finished them off with some glass glitter and some mica powder to give it more shine. Also I added some bling swirls, some shine spray & cream prills.

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Maja Design papers used: Summertime: Gives me joy, Gives me joy bs, Having fun bs, Wind in my hair bs, By the sea – Diecuts bs. Home for the Holidays: Together, Together bs. Enjoying Outdoors: Beautiful trees bs & Vintage Autumn Basics: no.XXIII BS

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Thank you so much for your visit and your lovely comments on all our work every time you are here. I really appreciate it and I know the other ladies will too. Have a awesome & creative weekend…..love!

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”Living the Dream”

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Posted by Mary Catt

5 February, 2017 - ,

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Hello my friends and happy Sunday to all!!!

Mary here with you today sharing my latest layout using papers from the beautiful ”Summertime” collection.

This time I made a soft romantic page using tones of blue to match my beautiful photo, which as always found on Pinterest.  And, before I continue I want to give all the proper credits to the photographer.

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For my background, I used the ”Glittering Water” paper and I made some layers behind my photo with the ”Gives my Joy” paper.

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I primed the background with clear gesso and when it was dried, I added some texture with modeling paste and a stencil. Then, I used Lindy’s Stamp Gang sprays ”Baby Blue Eyes Aqua”, ”Delphinium Turquoise” and ”Danny Zuko’s Denim” to give some color.

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I heat embossed the title and the chipboard from the ”Element Set 1” with two embossing powders, first with ”Bavarian Blue” and then with ”Madonna Robe Blue Gold”. The ”Corner Geneive” chipboard was also embossed with ”Madonna Robe Blue Gold”. The chipboards I used are 2crafty and the flowers are Prima Marketing. The beautiful flair is ”Cuts2luv”.

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To finish, I added some art stones and made some splatters with 13arts white gesso.

Papers used:

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That’s all for today, my friends!

Thank you for stopping by!

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“Seaside” by Tina Ollett

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Posted by Tina Ollett

25 October, 2016 -

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Hello and a very warm welcome to Maja Design.

It is Tina here with you today to share my next layout. I have been playing with the “Summertime” collection which I have fallen madly in love with, so don’t be surprised if you see me using this again and again!

I have titled this ….“Seaside”…..

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I found this photo of my youngest a few weeks back and put it to the side and it wasn’t until I pulled it out again that I noticed my eldest daughter was also in the picture in the background ……so I just had to use it! I have kept the layout soft and softened it more by tearing the “Cute Summer Dress” a and b sides allowing the core to show through., They have been layered up with a little Kraft Cardstock. I have also cut the frames from “By the Sea” a side and reversed some to show the b side. I also saved the strip from the paper to thread through the lace at the left and right of the layout. You can see this below.

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I love nothing better than to do a little op shopping to find odd bits and pieces to add to my layouts. And this is where the scrabble pieces come from. I made them a little shabbier by added a dry brush of gesso to them and then layered them up through the middle of my flower cluster and large anchor at the right of the layout.

Above and below are a few more close-ups for you. I had thought I was finished and took photos went to bed and come back the next day to find that I thought it needed a little more, so I then made some flourish transparencies using a stamp and Seafoam embossing powders. I fussy cut these and cut them down smaller to add around my layout.

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Below are the papers that I have used from the Summertime collection to complete my layout.

You can see the Dusty Attic chipboard anchor below. It was dressed with a little Crackle Paste and then I rubbed in some Distress Ink and wiped it over with a little Glimmer Paint.

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Other Products Used

Kraft Cardstock, Acetate

Flowers – 49andMarket, Prima and Miscellaneous

Chipboard – Dusty Attic

Scrabble Pieces

Leaves – Kaisercraft

Lace, Lace Motifs, Muslin, Jute

Gesso, Finnibair Crackle Paste, Walnut Stain Distress Ink, Glimmer Paint, Seafoam Embossing Powder, Versa Mark Ink.

That is all for me today. I hope you have a most beautiful week and I will see you back here again very soon.

Happy Scrapping !xo

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