“Summer” by Tina Ollett

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Posted by Tina Ollett

21 November, 2017 - ,

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Welcome and a very big hello !

Tina O with you here today. It has been a couple of months since I was last here and I am so very happy to be back on board creating again for Maja Designs. I have been away recuperating from shoulder surgery but I am very happy and so glad to be back at my table again creating.

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Today I have something beachy for you. Here in Australia Summer is a very special time for our family. Lots of trips to the beach and just getting out and enjoying the beautiful sunshine and our gorgeous beaches. The photo I have used today is of my youngest who just loooooooves the beach. And every chance she gets she will be found digging away in the sand, or mud digging holes or just building sandcastles. I adore this photo of her from back in 2012 at a holiday gettaway in Forster, New South Wales. Again she is digging away and very much caught up in the moment !

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Since the togs she was wearing are a navy blue I decided to keep with these colours and add some neutral tones and have kept it very earthy. I have only used a little media being distress inks and gesso along with Rust Paste.

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My starting point was tearing up my sheet of Vintage Autumn Basics and layering it using both sides along with some Dusty Attic corrugated board. These pieces were laid over the top of Vintage Autumn Basics and then primed with some clear gesso. I did some drying brushing with white gesso to give that whitewashed beachy look and also did some splatterings of white.

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I have used some new Dusty Attic release beach chipboards, lots of 49andMarket Floral Mixology and Garden Seeds flowers along with some seashells to help with my embellishing of the page.

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The chipboards were dressed in gesso and I randomly applied rust paste let it dry for a few moments and rubbed the rust paste until the colour bleed into the gesso.

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Well that is all from me today, I do hope I have inspired you in some way big or small to create something this week for yourself! Enjoy the time you create and happy scrapping.

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Autumn Loveliest Smile

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Posted by Amy Voorthuis

6 October, 2017 - , , ,

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Goodmorning Maja Fans,

Autumn is upon us again and here where I live the weather is showing us all the beauty of it! Falling leaves and changing colors but also my least favorite part, the heavy wind and the rainy days. Today is a day like that and I’d love to stay in bed under the warm covers….but I have to go to work in a while! This time I’d like to share a Autumn card with you using all dies and my beautiful Maja Papers. For this card I used different collections but mostly “Walking in the Forest”! All the dies I used where cut out a couple of weeks back but I never used them. I am hooked on leaf dies because you can use them for every occasion and this time it’s a Autumn card. It was really hard to take a picture because it is very windy and I take all my pictures outside….and my card almost flew away…..glad it didn’t though.

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This card was made out of leftovers it’s so much fun to sometimes dig into your stash and see what you can make with it. I had leftover papers from both of my paper design teams and every once in a while my neighbor gets all my cut out papers to make Christmas cards and all sorts of other cards and projects. Because I am fortuned enough to be on these amazing paper companies that I’d like to share some of that fortune ūüėČ

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Maja Design papers used: Walking in the Forest: colours of fall, fresh air, die cut sheet, die cut letters and jeans. Vintage Baby: Die cuts bs for the flower. Monochromes shades of denim: Mono Denim Light blue & Vintage Autumn Basics: no.VII & no. VII bs.

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Thank you so much for your visit today I sure hope I have inspired you to play with your amazing products you have in you stash or even order new products I have used here.

Have a wonderful week!

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Gift bag by Padoriaa

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Posted by Paulina Monasterska-Tronina

7 September, 2017 - , , ,

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Hello our blog fans. Today I would like to show you gift bag decorated by me. It is a wedding set. Inside I will put a card which fit perfectly. A little bit unusual. Take a look, please :Paper bag

I would like to show how in a easy way, from a simple paper bag  can create a nice wedding gift ba.

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This time I didn’t use just a one collection. I combined different sheets¬†from Maja Design. Chipboards came from Scrapiniec – I just love this wedding collections. Next you can see layers, layers and more layers.Paper bag Paper bag Paper bag Paper bag Paper bag

Do not have to much things I decided to leave it without flowers. I just added the ribbon bow. Hope you will like my today’s project. Have a lovely day, Paulina
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Best Friends by Tina Ollett

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Posted by Tina Ollett

29 August, 2017 -

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Hello and a huge welcome to you! Today I am here to share my next project which I created using Maja’s gorgeous Vintage Spring Basics combined with Coffee in the Arbour. If you keep scrolling I will share a few close-ups and more details of how I used these beautiful papers.

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“Best Friends”

I love yellows…….. and browns just seems to be the thing I go to next! So for this creation I came across this photo of my gorgeous youngest daughter and our furbaby Rafael some time ago in the back yard at home. It was one of those lucky shots that it was fortunate that they were looking my way at the correct time. I had printed this photo off a few times and I never liked the way this came out in the sepia tone so I had stashed it away. But for these project the colours fit beautifully, wouldn’t you agree?

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With papers tearing seems to be a natural progession. My first sheet (background sheet) was ¬†Coffee in the Arbour’s Lemoncurd. The soft tones to this paper drew me to it instantly. I did a little stenciling on it but mainly left it’s beauty remain. I then cut the frame from the Vintage Spring Basics 1st of March Sheet. Did some distressing and adhered it to the background piece. With the remainder of the 1st of March I did some tearing and adhered the torn middle section to the page. ¬†I love the images of the calender and other elements that are this sheet. They are just gorgeous and really lend itself to my project!

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I also used the back of 1st of March to help the photo pop a little. Again tearing papers to fit the matting of my photo. The other torn pieces were layered amoungst the chipboards and flowers and clocks that I cut from from the Vintage Autumn Basics No.XVI. These were cut carefully and sanded and distressed to give that worn feeling.

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I used some Dusty Attic chipboards inked with Distress Inks and also some paper moulds that I made a few weeks back along with a charm that I picked up in my travels to Taiwan a few months back. I love the simplicity of it.  When everything was layered I then dry brushed my elements to soften the page and then added in a few microbeads with some 3D Gel.

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Well that is all from me today. I so hope you have enjoyed my project today. I will see you back here in a couple of weeks! Until then take care and happy scrapping. xoTina-sign

The Elfant

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Posted by Pascale B

3 August, 2017 - , ,

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Hello Sweeties

Today I’m up on Maja Design blog with a new layout featuring the Denim and Friends collection. I chose a photo I created.

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I primed the background with clear gesso. When dry I added a design with a stencil and black gesso. Then I sprayed two shades of inks through a second stencil. Then I added some splatters with two Magicals.

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While the background was drying, I sprayed the chipboard with the same inks.I dried them before applying some Platinum Crackle Paste.

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I added a last design to the background with a third stencil and Platinum Crackle Paste. I colored some flowers as well as some leavesI’ve die-cut in a watercolor paper.

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When happy with the result, I glued all the embellishments: chipboards, flowers, and leaves with a 3D gel.

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To finish the layout I added some mica flakes and micro beads.

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Maja Design papers:

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Denim and Friends
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no.XXI
Vintage Autumn Basics
N¬įXXI

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