August Heat

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Posted by Elena Olinevich

10 August, 2018 - , , ,

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Hello Maja Friends,

August – my favorite Summer month, though it is the last before the dull and rainy days come. However I like it more than any month.
So that is why I enjoy looking through the pictures taken this summer and to create something that is associated with this particular month.

I combined several Summer collections for my Layout – Summertime, Summer Crush and Life in the Country.

I tried to keep the red and greens on my layout, using the paper layers, and added some embellishments of yellow and orange.

I also stretched the colors from the photo – soft blue and pumpkin and played with the acrylic paints .

I added some fussy cutting, though I mixed the greens and reds from almost the same patterned papers.

So it’s time to enjoy each and every day this Summer, hope you will follow my advice.

Products used:

Prima Marketing flowers, 2Crafty chipboard, Wycinanka Chipboard, Pentart acrylic Paints.

Generous August

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Posted by Elena Olinevich

16 March, 2018 - , , , ,

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Hello Maja Friends,

April is coming, however I found a picture taken in August and felt that I need to create something with it immediately, though I skipped the Spring time.

Well, I do like the end of summer, due to the harvest, the  smell of hay, and most of all because of the apples season.

So the apples were my main focus this time. I die cut the trees using the die, and used the negative die cut too. I also make some watercoloring inside this negative die cut tree

I add some drops of watercolors on the stairs die cut too

I didn’t want to be my layout busy with the paper layers or the embellishments, so I added mostly the die cuts   – one more tree, this time topped with the leaves and apples

and Silhouettes Etched Die with a tree  .

I also made some fussy cutting  – just love these roses from Summertime collection

and finished everything with watercolors.

Supplies used:

Summertime collection

Spellbinders Dies, Prima Marketing Flowers and Watercolors.

 

I also wanted to remind you about this month’s Moodboard, you can read about it here,  and to share my sample with you too

I love this color scheme as it has all of my favorite colors

 

I mixed the papers from different collection – Vintage Summer Basics and Crea Diem

I hope you have liked my projects for today.

Supplies used:

Vintage Summer Basics and Crea Diem papers

Time to Fly Layout

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Posted by Elena Olinevich

28 April, 2017 - ,

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Hello Maja Friends,

I do like watercoloring. I ‘ve used to practice it a lot when I was a child. I wish I could do it more often now.

But I found how I can combine scrapbooking and watercoloring

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When I saw new Maja collection – Monochromes, I thought it is a good chance to work more thoroughly on your background. But then I forgot about it, and only after I almost finished my layout, I ‘ve realized that I’ve missed something. and I started sketching and drawing with a brush.

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I have told many times that I love Maja papers as they reflect my favorite colors, and I guess that this color combo is the most natural for me. So first I wanted to keep it’s monochromatic look and played mostly with pink tones.

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I also made some fussy cutting from the Vintage Romance papers. Normally I don’t like roses as the flowers, but this time I cut out several of them

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However my drawing was not about the roses

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It was fun creating the background, I think I need more practice .

Products used:

Prima Marketing Flowers , Gesso and Watercolors.

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