“You are Awesome” by Tina Ollett

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18 July, 2017 - , , ,

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Hello and welcome back to the home of Maja Designs. Tina Ollett back with you today to share my first layout using the gorgeous new collection of “Denim and Friends”.

This project has been titled

“You are Awesome”……

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Opening my box of goodies from the lovely ladies at Maja Designs was a definite hightlight of my week. My squeals of pure joy and excitement brought a number of my family members walking down to the art room to find out exactly what was going on.

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Doing pretty layouts with copious amounts of flowers and embellishments is my go to thing for most projects, but today because this is mainly a masculine paper collection, I have opted to use a photo of my son who is quite happy not to be the centre of attention ever especially in my scrapbooking, but today it is! I captured this photo of him a number of years ago whilst we were on holidays at the Great Barrier Reef. We were on our way out to the reef on a very windy day and he was so very excited to be going snorkeling. The photo says it all.

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I decided to keep this layout very simple with layering of all this fabulous collection. Of course I love to use woodgrain patterns to custom make the design for my chipboards and photo to sit. I used 2 sheets of Wood to create this using the first for the background page.

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I have also added in the bs of Leather ( I also love polkadots) as a square frame to sit all of the cut wood to sit upon. And over this I have cut sections of Stonewashed to lay over this. My photo is also matted with Stonewashed.

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 I have also used sheets of papers from the Vintage Autumn Basics collection, cutting some of the hot air balloons for embellishments to add to my project.

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I have also used lots of yummy Dusty Attic chipboards to emphasise my photo. These were inked and painted and layered amongst the layers of papers to allow more dimension to my layout.

Well that is all from me today. I hope you enjoyed your visit. Remember to return tomorrow for another Design Team creation. Until then take care and happy crafting. xxx

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“Dream” by Tina Ollett

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4 July, 2017 - , ,

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Welcome back and hello!
I hope this post finds you happy and well. Today I have for you a layout inspired by a gorgeous photo of my eldest daughter. This I have titled

“Dream”…….

I have used a combination of Maja Designs gorgeously stunning Vintage Summer and Vintage Spring Basics collection to create my layered background of torn and distressed papers.
  I can’t tell you how often I have wanted to use this piece of chipboard……but finally it happened for the perfect project. I think it just fit wonderfully here. You can see these pieces above cut into 2’s and tucked amoungst my gorgeous Maja paper layers. Yay I was so happy when this worked!
I love this Title chipboard. They are totally gorgeous. This one was dressed in some Sugar Plum acrylic paint and then I toned it down a little to compliment my page with some white gesso and of course some Dress My Craft sparkling dust……..
I have also used a Swirly Frame chipboard. It was cut into two and used to frame these beautiful photo’s of my daughter Ashlea. We held a Mad Hatters Tea Party a little while back and she dressed as the Queen and looked just stunning. These photos of course were changed to a Sepia tone to help fit my layout and the moodboard.
Here you can see my Fleur de Lis coloured with inks and paints. Atop of it I sat the small Decorative #1 frame and then on top of that a Mini Clock Face. The mini clockfaces are the perfect fit for this frame!!
Okay and I love me a little or quite a lot however you look at it, of the Dress My Craft
Princess Mix Sequins. I also gave my layout a good sprinkling of  Dress My Craft’s Sparkling Dust just to make it shine that little bit more.
I also added in some florals but I kept it quite minimal for me that is. Above you can see the 49andMarket Floral Mixology flowers that I used. These are the Pina Colada coloured florals that I changed up by wiping over with a little Dusty Sugar Plum acrylic paint.
I have also tucked in a little lace and muslin to keep the layout as soft as possible.
And lastly these gorgeous Heart Arrows. I have dressed both the large and the small chippies in some Star Dust Stickles to really make them pop. I then added them into my clusters of flowers.
 Well that is all from me today. I hope you have a beautiful week and find some time for yourself !
Big hugs …..
Tina x
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Please find below the complete list of materials used for this project.
Materials Used
 
Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics 1933bs
Maja Design Vintage Spring Basics 4th May
 Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics 1923
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Dusty Attic Sugar Plum Acrylic Paint DA0908
Dusty Attic Heart Arrows #2 DA1026
Dusty Attic Word Pack #4 DA1077 “Dream”
Dusty Attic Decorative Frame #1 DA0207
Dusty Attic Swirly Frame DA1468
Dusty Attic Mini Clockfaces DA0717
Dusty Attic Fleur de Lis DA1280
White and Clear Gesso
3D Gloss Gel
49andMarket Floral Mixology Pina Colada
Dress My Craft Sparkling Dust
Dress My Craft Princess Mix Sequins
Distress Ink Walnut Stain and Ground Espresso
Star Dust Stickles

“Adore” by Tina Ollett

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9 May, 2017 - , ,

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Hello and welcome Maja followers!

Tina Ollett with you here today to share my next Design Team creation. Last time I was here I shared something a little rustic /country, so this time around I have decided on something Shabby Chic to showcase this gorgeous photo of my two girls. And what better collections to use to create this with, but the ever gorgeous

Vintage Spring Basics and the Vintage Summer Basics.

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Just perfect to create that pretty shabby page.

This I have titled “Adore”………

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 I used the Vintage Spring Basics 7th of May as my background page but I firstly cut a photo mat from the centre to save on paper. I then layered torn Vintage Summer Basics 1922 and the Vintage Springs Basics 4th of May over this. When creating shabby layouts I like to leave large areas of the white paper core to give it an complete border and it also saves on sanding or inking.

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Here you can see the layered torn papers and above that the photo mats with distressed and sanded edges.

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I have layered over the top of the background page two sections of lace. I have run a piece of seam binding through the top piece of the lace and I tied it in a bow at the right side of the photo where it hangs to hold the chipboard title “Adore”. This chipboard piece was simply dressed in gesso and Liquid Pearls was swiped across and around the edges to highlight the titled.

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I love to create flower clusters, and this one was no exception. I used leftovers from many of my flower baskets that sit under my desk. They were all whitewashed with gesso to keep in with the shabby chic design. To complete the layout I added in some Kaisercraft paper leaves, a Dusty Attic frame which was dressed in Platinum Liquid Pearls and cut into several pieces and also a little cheesecloth.

Well that is all from me today. I hope you have enjoyed popping by. Until next time, take care and happy crafting.

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“She loves in Colour” by Tina Ollett

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25 April, 2017 - ,

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Hello again everyone! Tina Ollett with you again today to share my next Maja project with you.
Today I have something much more different than I would normally do as a project for Maja. Whenever I look at my collections of Maja I see Vintage, Shabby, Shabby Chic. But never have I considered something country rustic! Well that is exactly what I have created for you today. This all come about when I come across my other Design Team project Moodboard at Dusty Attic. Of course by now you would all know that each and every project I create has an element or should I say a lot of elements of chipboards. Well anyway their moodboard this month motivated me to go in search for that perfect paper collection that could combine all this and more.

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Walking in the forest was the most perfect fit for my project today. All the rustic colours of the countryside!  You will see that choosing the papers for me was the hardest decision of all in the video that I made for this project today. If you keep scrolling through my blogpost you will find the link.

I have titled this project ……….“She loves in colour”…………

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My photo of choice for today’s project was one taken late last year of my eldest daughter with a friend that we would see on my girls’ afternoon Violin tuition lessons. This friendly beauty lives in the paddock of the house that I would park at. And on most afternoons it would walk to my car just to check and see who it was! I was able to capture this gorgeous photo of both these beauties on one of our afternoon visits.

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For this layout I have used my Maja Design papers in my layering with lots of blooms, chipboards and elements cut from the Die Cut sheet.

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And from a different view.

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You can see above that I have used a chipboard quote. My title for this layout was taken from the quote. It reads:

She see in black and white, thinks in greys but loves in colour…..

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And the flowers are all from the 49andMarket series of Rustic Blooms. These were co-ordinated with some Dusty Attic chipboards that were coloured with differing mediums from Distress Inks to Rusting Powders and Crackle. If you follow the link below you will see how these were all dressed in the video.

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This chippie was simply dressed with a little Liquid Pearls.

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You can see above the layering of these gorgeous papers from Maja Designs. The die cut sheets are a fabulous idea to add that touch of difference to any layout. The journal cards I used from the Die Cut sheet were cut into mutiple pieces to make them go further. All the layers of patterned papers were sanded, distressed and randomly inked.

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Again you can see the layering along with the added embellishments.

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This little cute guy above was fussy cut from the Die Cut sheet. He is just too cute to leave out, don’t you think?

For my layout I have used the following papers from

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The colours of fall ( a and b)

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Die Cut Sheet (a and b sides)

Well that is all from me today. I do hope you enjoyed your visit here! As I mentioned I have made a video to go with my post here. Just click on the link below to take you to it! Enjoy!!

Until next time happy crafting and take care.

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“Heartfelt Love” by Tina Ollett

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11 April, 2017 - ,

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Welcome dear Maja friends. I hope this blog post finds you all well and happy. Today I am here to share a very simple card I created using the ever so versatile Sofiero collection. I have fallen madly and deeply in love with the softness of this paper collection.

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I kept this card very simple, as much as it didn’t feel right ……..it also did. Crazy I know but I had piles of flowers sitting around the card and adding flowers just distracted from the simple elegance of it.

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I have used the 6 x 6 pack perfect for cardmaking. Enjoying the fragrance was used as the background and I layered another strip of it along with Strolling down the path, with a little lace. See simple!

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I used some Dusty Attic Chipboards along with a metal swallow embellishment to help decorate the card. The elegant scroll was dressed with liquid pearls and the cute Cameo Ribbon was coated with Gesso. I then cut an oval shape from the Royal Summer Residence to help it pop a little. I then highlighted them a little more with a little Star Dust Stickles.

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I tucked in a little muslin and then added in some sweet tiny little micro beads.

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The little swallow I think just completed this little project. It was primed with a little gesso and then I sprinkled over a little colour of Pale Pink Mica Powder. And finally I have topped the embellishment cluster with the word strip “Heartfelt Love”.

Well that is all from me today. I hope I have inspired you to pull out your Maja Papers and create something small and simple, but very very elegant.

Until next time take care my friends and happy scrapping. xxx

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