“True Story” by Tina Ollett


Posted by Tina Ollett

11 October, 2016 -

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Hello and welcome. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend refreshed to start all over again.
Tina O with you here today with my very first blog post as a Maja Girl!  I am extremely happy to be here. A sweet dream come true. Thank you so very much for having me!For my first post I have created a layout titled……

……….”True Story”……..

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It is funny the things I remember and the things I forget about my children from when they were young, so it is a wonderful thing that I can reflect on photos which usually ignites those memories. This is of my youngest who will be turning 12 very soon! From this photo I remember the pure sassiness and I must admit stubborness she emitted. These are the things that I so love about her and I wouldn’t want her to be any other way!


My background was created using Maja Designs Nyhavn Collection. This would have to be one of my most favourite collections. I think because it has a lot of grey / black through them which I am extremely fond of at present.  I have incoporated a sheet of A Dockside in Bloom from the same collection and the reverse of it also….it has the crowns on the reverse which I thought was only fitting for a project encapsulating this photo and all that it means.The background page Kings Square was layered up with A Dockside in Bloom and primed with clear gesso. I added in a little texture using the Dusty Attic Distressed Diamonds stencil and crackle paste. While it was still wet I sprinkled over some silver prills and left to dry. I also painted in some Twinkling H2O’s to give the paper a little more colour. I have listed the papers below that I have used for this project.

 Maja Design – A Dockside in Bloom bs

Maja Design – Kings Square bs

Maja Design – Kings Square

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                  I have distressed torn leftover pieces from the Nyhavn collection to matt my ever so gorgeousphoto of my girl. They have been layered  to help give my page dimension.

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          The large chipboard piece was dressed in a mix of black gesso, crackle texture paste, and art stones along with a little iridescent medium to give my pieces a shimmery effect. The foliage chipboards were dressed clear crackle paste and then covered with liquid pearls once they dried. I have some more close-ups photos for you below……2016-10-09 Maja - True Story 026 2016-10-09 Maja - True Story 027 2016-10-09 Maja - True Story 028

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I also added in some tea stained muslin to highlight some of the darker areas of my page and add more texture.

Other Materials

Dusty Attic:Dusty In Colour Cashmere DA0904, Bird Baths 2 pk DA0395, Crown #2 DA0156, Leafy Stem #5 DA0156, Ornament Trim #2 DA0156, Word Disks DA1195, Distressed Diamond Stencil – DA1480,Foliage #2 DA1292, Foliage #5 DA1295, Cameo Ribbon Slides DA

Other:49andMarket Rustic Barn Blooms, Collections Butterflies, Liquid Pearls Black Onyx, Silver Pearl , Bisque, Lace, Prills – Silver, Gesso Black,White and Clear, Gel Medium, Muslin, Prima Metal Clocks, Prima Art Stones, Prima Crackle Paste White, Prima Marketing Inc. Flowers – Item # 590062, Twinkling H20’s #29517 (Buttercup), Black Distress Spray.

Well that is all from me today. I hope you have a lovely day.