Tender Kiss

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Posted by Amy Voorthuis

1 December, 2017 - , , ,

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Goodmorning lovely Maja Fans,

Oh boy do I dislike cold & rainy weather it’s been raining for days {and freezing at night} now at where I live. So for today I wanted to show you a layout made with lots of flowers and a spring picture of my cousin Jaime & her boyfriend Weston who live in the States oh how I love Facebook ūüėČ This layout was made with both the I Wish & Vintage Spring Basics collection. The flowers I used are by 49 and Market and totally fit the purple color from the Vintage Spring Basics collection like the other flowers fitted with the I wish collection. The chipboard I used is by The Dusty Attic and I treated them with acrylic paint, gesso and rust paste.

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First I added some stamps on my background sheet that I recently bought, over that a stencil that looks like my stamp. The outer edges of my layout are punched with holes and then were traced with a blunt knife to get the upward effect you see. On my picture you see a piece of chipboard that looks like strings I added some extra thread on it to match my flower clusters a bit more. Then I added some gesso on top of the thread. To give my layout a fresh look I added some white flowers too….I really love that picture <3

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Maja Design papers used: I Wish – for frosty mornings & those memories will last, Vintage Spring Basics: 9th of April & 10th of April.

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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  and creative weekend!

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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

“Dream” by Tina Ollett

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Posted by Tina Ollett

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!!
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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
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Dress My Craft Sparkling Dust
Dress My Craft Princess Mix Sequins
Distress Ink Walnut Stain and Ground Espresso
Star Dust Stickles

Pastel card *Mix of the collections*

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Posted by Evgenia Petzer

1 July, 2017 - , ,

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Hello dear friends! Evgenia Petzer with you today. Not for the first time I am admiring how easy the collections of Maja are mixed between each other. here I have used mostly Sofiero and Vintage Spring collections.The image and the dies are from magnolia, WOC flowers.

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Lots of close ups for you to enjoy. I have added some flower soft for Tilda/s mini flowers, and in the window. love that product so much and it works pretty with the lilac papers.CA2A7687 CA2A7690 CA2A7692 CA2A7693 CA2A7696

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and Vintage Spring Basics:

Have a lovely weekend, dear friends!

“Adore” by Tina Ollett

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Posted by Tina Ollett

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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