Clematis

Hello Sweeties

Today I’m up on Maja Design’s blog with a new layout and the photo of a clematis taken during a walk in the beautiful village of Chédigny (Indre-et-Loire, France).

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I began to apply a layer of Clear gesso on the background to protect the paper and also to help the colors to react as I was working on a watercolor paper. Then i added a design with a stencil and Black Sand texture paste.

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While the background dried, I’ve altered the chipboards: the Ring Panel was covered with Graphite paste and the Rose Border with Black Gesso, then with Twinkling H2O.

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I used differents blends of pigment/mica to color the flowers: Glimmer Mist, Twinkling H2O and Primary Elements. I die cut the leaves in the Vintage Autumn Basics n°VII paper, and used both sides. I cut also some strip of papers (n°II et n°VII) to add under the photo. I shaded everything with Distress ink to add some depth.

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I die cut the leaves in the Vintage Autumn Basics n°VII paper, and used both sides. I cut also some strip of papers (n°II et n°VII) to add under the photo. I shaded everything with Distress ink to add some depth.

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I finished the lay out with some ramdom splatters of black Gesso and some Art Ingredients.

Maja Design Papers

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Enjoy the Moments

Hello Moday Visitors to the Maja Design blog :)

It’s Maja here to share another inspiration piece I made using the sweetest Maja collection, Vintage Baby. I just love the cute images and pastel colours! Perfect for a layout featuring a cute photo in pastel colours 😉

mdenjoyAs there are two girls and one baby boy in the pic, I could safely use designs that include both pink and blue! I used the girl baby background page, but covered it with the striped paper so that only the doily frame shows up:

mdenjoy1Then I added a strip of tiny stars paper to give a vertical guide for my composition…

mdenjoy2…and also a couple of horizontal strips to balance the design. Here’s a piece of the signature strip (I love using them!) that I decorated with tiny pearls for more interest:

mdenjoy4The collection contains a lot of the cutest baby images and quotations you can think of, and they make great embellies to the page:

mdenjoy3I added a chipboard rocking horse, small flowers and a lot of chipboard hearts covered with white glitter that looks just like sugar icing (I told you, it’s a sweet layout 😉 ):

mdenjoy5And here’s a little guardian angel to look over the siblings:

mdenjoy6The cork clockfaces refer to the title: enjoy the moments, as they go by so quickly and you can’t go back!

Supplies:

Maja Design papers: Vintage Baby: It’s a girl, Newborn, Flowers for mum, Adorable bs, Journaling cards blue, Die cuts, Small paper pad. Other: flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; chipboard: Scrapiniec, Wycinanka; pom-pom trim: Lemoncraft; glitter: Ranger; cork clockfaces, ribbon: the ScrapBerry’s; angel: my stash.

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small cakes

Hi there dear Maja friends!
Ingrid here today with, I’m sadly to say, my last blogpost here at Maja’s.
It’s been a wonderful journey with a wonderful team!
I want to thank the Maja staff for having me and letting me play with all those
gorgeous papers! <3
Also want to thank this awesome team, you girls are amazing!!! <3

With my last post I want to share my love for all the papers.
As you might know I have made a lot of mini cakes.
This post will show a few of them with different collections.

This cake is my latest, made with the Summer Crush collection.

20150723_151052These cakes are pre made but can easily be made with small round boxes.
They can be opened and they have room for a small note or present.

20150723_151407For the tops of the cakes I applied some fabric fiber to imitate the whipped cream.
Once dry, I gave it a touch with some gesso.

20150723_151452Loving these colors together, esp. my favorite, turquoise!

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Met her at the dance
Off to meet him
Flirty
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Old cakes but still yummy!
All of these cakes are already found a new home. :)

DSC_0096With the Vintage Summer collection.

DSC_0081With the Vintage Summer collection.

DSC_0006With the Vintage Autumn collection.

DSC_0485With the Vintage Spring collection.

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With the Vintage Summer collection.

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Hope you enjoyed watching my cakes and get inspired.
So for now it’s goodbye but I’m sure we will be seeing each other!
Lots of love
Ingrid xxx

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Backyard Boy

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Hello everyone! I hope that you are well. I am sharing a scrapbook page which is for an album that I am slowly making for my brother. As a toddler, he was always into cars, trucks etc and loved playing with them all the time. To create this page, I have selected papers from The Vintage Autumn Collection.

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To alter the title to have a rugged masculine feel, I used Distress Spray Stain faded jeans and then used Clear Rock Candy. The Clock face was embossed with Lindy’s Stamp Gang Midnight Bronze embossing powder. The clock faces were fussy cut Clocks XVI to add to the vintage/masculine feel of the page.

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To frame my photo, I used the reverse of XXI and distressed it. I applied some weathered wood distress ink before adding a wall cut out from Wild orchid Crafts. I didn’t alter it any was as I liked it raw.

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Even though it’s a masculine page, I still like to add flowers! The flowers help to frame the photo and of course compliment the beautiful papers!

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The bottom section features a section of corrugated paper. I have had various colours in my stash for a while now! I used a ruler to tear a section of my papers and then I distressed them with some ink. I used XV as the very base of the page.

Maja Design papers used:
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Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!

Hugs,

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Memories

Hello Maja fans!

I’m back in today to share a project I made with the limited edition Nyhavn collection. This time, it’s using one of the many IKEA frames I have around the house and turning it into a display piece in my living room.

Here is the project:

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Although I’ve not been to Nyhavn before, looking at the papers remind me of the seaside places we visited in Perth. One of these was the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse located right at the southern tip of Western Australia and it’s where the Indian Ocean and the Southern Ocean meets. We didn’t see a lot of boats on our way in, but the place is just as rich in history and we spent some time looking out for migrating whales.
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The frame was originally black but I coated it with white gesso and that gave a beautiful rustic finish which added to the seaside feel. To create my layers, I used strips of papers from the Nyhavn collection and selected them to match the colors in my photo. I left these layers untouched by mediums as I wanted the designs and colors to show.

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A little detail which unfortunately I didn’t capture very well in this photo. The grey world map is a bonus sheet found in the collection pack and I deliberately cut out a piece with the map of Australia and tucked it behind the coral chipboard. The different chipboards I used were colored to match the other paper layers.

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Some background work I did – creating resist with embossing powder and painting with water colors over. I left some of the more intricate details on the Maja Design background paper untouched.

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Parts of my floral clusters. I tucked in a few shells which we had collected from another beach in Perth. One thing I realised is that we use so many products to embellish our projects that we forget the most basic and meaningful of embellishments are those that we collect on our trips and from our life events. Just as scrapbooking is about collecting memories, keeping these memorabilia is also a huge part of remembrance.

That’s all I have for today. Thanks for dropping by!

Maja Design papers used:

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Heritage Harbor, Old Townhouses, A dockside in bloom, The sunny side, Romantic Lunch

Other supplies:

Mediums: 13@rts, Rangers, Liquitex
Chipboards: Blue Fern Studios
Flowers and resins: Prima Marketing Inc

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I have a crush…the summer crush!

Good morning Maja friends!

Today I have played with the new papers from the Summer Crush collection. I just love the colors and pattern of these papers!

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I have used the papers “He gives her flowers” and “Dancing the Bop”.

This is a folded card made as a type of easel card. The inspiration to the folding I found on the Pinterest.

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Together with the lovely Maja papers I have decorated the card with a vintage image found on the internet, a doily, cheese clooth, lace, flowers, leaves, chipboards and pearls.

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I wish you all a great summer day! Enjoy :-)

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Baby Boy Album idea

Hello dear friends! Its Evgenia Petzer with you today and I have prepared the idea of refillable baby album in a fabric cover. I bought the regular student folder and covered it up with Tilda fabric (I combined 2 types of fabric for this). And of course from the Baby Vintage collection I used die cuts to decorate the cover.

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Its a gift for my friend, so I basically ddnt fill it in, so she can easily do it herself.

I just made couple of the dividers inside, and they look like this in the album (of course, they use Maja papers as well):

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For the first and the last pages of the album I used papers from the Vintage Spring collection, they were perfect addition for the colors. Thats another point why I like the Maja Vintage series. They all combine so well with each other.Baby_boy_album_main_petzer_dev2

and some close ups:

Here you can see better how it looks from the side.

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I have mainly used the Vintage Baby collection:

 

 

 

Baby Handmade Frame

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Hello Maja fans! Today I would like to showcase a super easy project that even the kids can do. This project is a handmade frame using just two pieces of 6 x 6 pattern papers and some embellishment. For my frame, I’ve used Maja Design 6 x 6 Vintage Baby collection.

Here are the simple steps.

First, choose two pieces of 6 x 6 pattern papers. For the paper on the front, cut out a window. (Note: the size of the window should be a little smaller from the size of your photograph. You can trace your photograph on the paper and cut the window a little smaller)

Glue three edges of the two papers together. Left one of the edges open for inserting your photograph later.

To make sure your photograph stays in the middle of the frame or in the correct position, simply just hand stitch a line underneath the window horizontally across the frame.

Lastly, just add some embellishment around the frame.

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Here you have it, an easy and simple frame! It can be used as a home decor or even as a gift for a friend. Hope you all like today’s simple project tutorial. See you all soon!

Supplies Used: Pattern Papers: Maja Design 6 x 6 Vintage Baby Collection; Others: Petaloo flowers, white gel pen, Clear Scraps acrylic and mask, adhesives.

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Capture the Moment

Goodmorning Maja fans,

I am glad you are visiting our wonderful blog today. We are in the middle of summer and I am thinking about autumn :-) crispy leaves, fresh air, cool wind. Don’t get me wrong I love summer but my scrappy mood isn’t! For this layout I used the beautiful earthy “Walking in the Forest” collection. 20150812_110411This time I took a picture of Kevin that I really love he was just a little three year old boy when this picture was taken. At the time we had a hugh pile of leaves in our backyard and he was playing in them and here he was playing hide and seek.20150812_11045820150812_110502First I created a background using paste, stamps and sprays love to get messy 😉 Later on I cute a bunch of leaf dies to add to my flower clusters. 20150812_110601Also I cut out the beautiful butterflies & tags that are on the die cut sheet in that collection. I wanted the make my layout more in the earthy tones that’s why I used the pretty greens, cremes and orange sheets. 20150812_11053120150812_110524Maja Design Papers used:Walking-in-the-forest-PThank you so much for your visit today I hoped I have inspired you to take out your pretty Maja Design papers and make something pretty.

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Maulevrier

Hello Sweeties,

Today I’m up on Maja Design blog with a photo of the beautiful Oriental Park in Maulévrier (France).

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I started by gluing together two papers of the Sva vi ta en fika collection. Then I added a design with gold crackle paste and a stencil that remind of the glittering of the water.

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When the crackle paste was dry, I used some Ecoline to color the background in different shades of green and brown.

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I used some Silks paints o color the different leaves. For the flowers, i worked with the Twinkling H2Os.

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I split the dragonly’s wings to give them more litghness. When the wings were dry, I covered the body with the graphite paste and the wings, painted with Twinkling H2O, were covered with crackle accent.

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