“True Story” by Tina Ollett

Posted by Tina Ollett

11 October, 2016 -

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.



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  • Vija Anton says:

    This is absolutely divine Tina and I love the photo too! Stunning LO!

  • Tina, congratulations, my friend – woo hoo – what an amazing team and company! Your page is totally beautiful – as is your sweet and adorable daughter.

  • What an awesome lay out here. Such a sweet and cute picture, and you really made it pop with these gorgeous papers, and sooo nice to see some, who dare to use some very different colors too. And it ended up just sooooo fabulous and beautiful. I´m really in love with this here.