glass bottle

Hi there Maja fans!
Today I want to share this glass bottle.
Found this beauty at a local store and wanted to make him more prettier with Maja papers!
For this project I used the Vintage Summer collection.

IMG_0127I started this project by cutting and distressing all the edges of the paper.

IMG_0134Cut out some small strips and shaped them on the top. Added some lovely pearls and lace. The butterfly is from Prima.

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A small chipboard piece from Dusty Attic with a pearl.

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A piece from a larger home decor piece from my stash.

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Another lovely chipboard piece from Dusty Attic. Gave it a coat with some gesso.

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A stick pin and a lace flower on top. The cork got a touch with some ink to match the colors.

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A piece of the 1932 bottom strip.

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Papers used:
1903, 1926, 1932 and 1932

Enjoy your day!
Ingrid xxx

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Some changes in our Creative Team

Dear Maja-fans!

Welcome to the blog this wonderful Saturday! Here in Sweden we can enjoy a sunny Spring and listen to the birds singing happily outside. It is really a wonderful time of year.

Today I am going to share some Maja-news with you. In short, there will be some changes in our Creative Team.

First – we have the great honour to present Amy Voorthuis as our new Maja Creative Team member! We have been seeing her before as our guest when she was our Winter Girl last year - http://blog.majadesign.nu/2014/12/meet-our-winter-girl/.

She is a great artist and designer from The Netherlands that specialize in creating with flowers and chipboards with a lovely “girly” and romantic style. Her style breaths vintage, shabby chic and mixed media. She has been scrapbooking for about eleven years and you can enjoy her previous work at her blog – http://www.amyvoorthuis.blogspot.se/.

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We give her the most warm welcome to our Maja Family! Looking forward to see all her magic here on the blog..!
Her first blog post will be on April 22nd.

Amy’s incoming in the team also means that someone is taking a step down, for now. Gabrielle will be taking a short break and will come back later this year. So a huge thanks for all your commitment and hard work you’ve been doing for us, so far! We really love your art and will be counting the days for your return. Have a great summer Gabi! Hugs from us all. <3 See you soon!

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I also need to tell you that we have to take a ”So long” of our beloved Jenny that has coordinated this team for some years now. She is moving on into new adventures in life and we wish her all the best in the future! Jenny, you will be missed here at Maja. Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for all your great work and dedication you have been given the team. Hope to see you drop in at the office for a Fika every now and then! Take care. Big hugs!

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The one who will be filling in for Jenny will be me – Camilla, who has been at the Maja office for over a year now, working at the Customer Service among other things. I’m really looking forward to this task and the opportunity to work with such fabulous artists and great women around the world!

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I’ll see you around..! =) Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

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Fun With Tags

Cathy - Dreams Tag

Hello Maja Design friends! It’s Cathy here on the blog today. Are you addicted to Pinterest like me? I often have my iPad on my lap and I look around Pinterest during the commercial ads when I watch tv! I love getting ideas from this site and taking a peek at the beautiful creations from the talented crafters out in the world. I felt drawn to the tags that were coming up in my feed and decided that I was in the mood to make some. I also wanted to dabble in some watercolouring as well.

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I started by stamping Silver Fairy by Wee Stamps for Whimsy Stamps with Stazon Jet Black ink onto some watercolour paper. I coloured her in using Distress ink pads and a Tim Holtz detailer water brush. I simply stamped the inkpad onto an acrylic block and then used the detailer brush to draw colour from it to then colour the image. I used Victorian Velvet, Spun Sugar, Brushed Corduroy and Walnut Stain. I did however have one distress marker which was Tattered Rose which I used to colour her skin.

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I die cut Impression Obsession bare branch and leaf cluster. I shaped the leaves using tools from Susan’s Garden Tool Kit. I also die cut flowers using Memory Box flower mound and shaped them as well. I glued them using glossy accents and added a drop of Liquid Pearls petal pink in the centre. The sentiment is from JustRite Botannical Butterflies. I fussy cut the butterflies from one of the papers from the Collection.

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My tag paper is Vintage Spring Basics 3rd of May. In the top right and bottom left corner, I inked both sections using a makeup sponge and Victorian Velvet Distress ink. I then used TCW stencil Art Is.

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I had a lot of fun creating my second tag. It’s a bit grungy and easy to create. I used Vintage Autumn Basics No XIII and XXI for this tag.

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I used Tim Holtz stencil Measured with some modelling paste down the length of my tag. Once dry, I used a distressing tool and applied Brushed Corduroy and Stormy Sky Distress inks over the top of the dried modelling paste to make the design pop.

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I die cut Tim Holtz Weathered Clock and Picture Wheel using papers from the Vintage Autumn Basics Collection (Picture wheel and tag – XIII, Clock XXI).

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To add definition, I inked all edges of my embellishments using Walnut Stain distress ink. It also hides any imperfections in your fussy cutting! I also used foam tape to add them to my page to add dimension.

Maja Design Papers Used

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Thanks so much for stopping by the Maja Design blog today.

Hugs,

 

Hello card

Good day Maja fans!

Today I will be sharing a simple card that I made with some of the gorgeous papers from the Seasons’ Basics collections.

I had chosen a color scheme of orange, yellow and purple. Not very common but in the pastel shades they are found on the Maja papers, they actually compliment very nicely.

Here is the card I made for a friend:

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Keeping the mixed media background work to a minimum because I want the designs on the paper to show up.

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Simple stamping and heat embossing, which acts as a resist for the paint I added and also gives a beautiful contrast against all the colors. I also made little splatters of black paint to make the pastel shades even more outstanding.

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Making a frame from an intricate die. While I glued the bigger piece down, I popped up the smaller inner piece for a more dimensional and interesting look. From there, I built up the more 3D parts of my embellishments so that the cluster looks natural and not intrusive.

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And here is the cluster of flowers which I have lightly painted to match the color scheme of the papers. I also cut out little banners from the info strip at the bottom of the patterned paper I used to add not just layers but also direction as well. The chipboard I altered lightly with black paint and some black sand paste.

That is all I have for you today. Thank you for dropping by the blog!

Maja Design papers used:

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1911, 1923

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No. III

Other products:

Mediums – paints (13@rts), black sand paste (Liquitex)
Chipboard – Blue Fern Studios
Flowers – 13@rts
Frame die – Bo Bunny

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Little Prince

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Good morning Maja friends! It’s Heidi here today sharing a baby card with you.

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As you may know Maja Design has released a new collection called “Vintage Baby”. I’m totally in love!!! The papers are so adorable!! Today I have used some of the blue papers to make a card for a newborn baby; a little prince.

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Together with the papers from “Vintage Baby”collection I have used a doily, cheese cloth, tulle, lace, manila tags and flowers.

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I have sewn zigzag stitch around the edges of the papers with a sewing machine and I have added some white Gesso.

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Thanks for dropping by! Wish you all a sunny day!

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Two vintage inpsired cards

Hello dear friends! Its Evgenia Petzer with you today, I have prepared two cards that were inspired by the Vintage Basics series. I absolutely love all the designs that Maja Design provides. Its perfect for all type of crafters, you can apply mixed media products on these papers, you can fussy cut from them- so many ways to get creative.

My 2 cards are in 2 different color, but have teh same romantic mood.

april_Maja_petzer_vintage_autumn_01some close ups:

lots of layers, pearls, chipboardapr_shabby_det1and my second card is in blue tones:blue_april_petzerthe main picture is from Vintage Autumn collection (Heritage die cut sheet)blue_april_det2For these cards I have used the following collections:

Mostly its the Vintage Basics Autumn collection

and little bits from Vintage Summer collection:

Have a wonderful scrappy day!

 

 

Japan Mini Album

Japan Mini Album by Irene Tan1(resize)Hi Maja fans! Are you up for a mini album? Today, I’m sharing with you all an acrylic mini album featuring Maja Design “Vintage Spring Basics” collection.

This time, I’ve opt for the beautiful pinkish hues to frame the gorgeous scenery of Japan. Here are some details on it.Japan Mini Album by Irene Tan2I’ve used the pattern papers to layer and decorate each page of this album. Here are some pages in it.Japan Mini Album by Irene Tan3Japan Mini Album by Irene Tan5Japan Mini Album by Irene Tan6Supplies: Pattern Papers: Maja Design Vintage Spring Basics collection; Others: Clear Scraps acrylic album, paints, inks, pearls, flowers, ribbons, lace, stamps, chipboard, adhesives.Vintage-Spring-Basics-PSee you soon!Irene-sign

 

Cute Baby Card

Hello Maja Friends.

as you might know there is a  new collection that has been released long time ago in Vintage range, and this time it is Vintage Baby . I am so grateful to Marie that she created something Baby, as my new passion is to create something baby or for kids. Finally I feel  I’ve got the skills and energy to create for my kids their baby albums, so I am looking through the best photos and can’t wait to play with this new collection.

But today I’ve got only the card to share with you. I guess I need to take a rest from creating only the albums, as I am searching for the new ideas.

VintageBabyCard_ElenaOlinevich  Well, when I finished making this card it had only the papers and nothing more. and I really loved it ( I do love it now), but I thought that it was not me. so I wanted to add flowers or ribbon trim

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img_9330while there are the pictures, it is not easy to add many of the embellishments, especially when you have more than one image

img_9331But I need to say that the papers are so cute, that I wanted just adding more and more layers.

Products used: Vintage Baby – New Arrival, Die Cuts, 6*6 paper pad; Prima Marketing flower, crystal, trim.

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Beautiful Spring…

Hi everyone! Iris here again, and as you are reading this I am just on my way home from a vacation I took with my family in Korea. We were very excited to see the famed Cherry Blossoms of Korea during springtime, and to celebrate that season I created a spring layout for you…IMG_1059

The papers of Maja Design are so beautiful and delicate and I wanted to make a soft background for the flower patterns I hand cut from the Vintage Spring Basics line.

To achieve this, I started with a white water-colour paper and used stencils and thick gesso to create textured images. I then misted it and added watercolors to the flowers and leaves. As the paper dried, I simply added strips of paper and hand-cut paper from Maja Design….IMG_1067

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These are the collections I used…

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When craft is your lifestyle and paper is your devotion

Hi Maja friends!
What was your first thought when seeing the title of this post? Can you relate to that? I bet you can :)
Today I’m sharing one of my first works created with the supplies from my DT pack, which I did to celebrate the fact of joining one of my dream teams – Maja Design that is!DSC_0854 kopiera MD DSC_0857 MD DSC_0860 MD

Supplies Maja Design:
Nyhavn – Strolling along the canal, Cover page
Vintage Autumn – Heritage
Crea Diem – Känn dig själv

Other supplies : Prima flowers, brads, resin butterfly, stencil. Martha Stewart silicon form, Impressions Obsessions Worn Roses background stamp

Hope you are having an enjoyable day!

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