Beach theme

Dear Maja-fans,

This day we are going to show some wonderful layouts within the theme “beach”. We guess you have a lot of pictures from this summer, featuring the beach, the sun or another wonderful environment, that you want to start scrapping. We hope you find inspiration here.
Enjoy!

Capturing the AdventureGabrielle’s wonderful layout, created with papers from Vintage Summer & Vintage Spring

EnjoyGabrielle has created this fantastic creation with papers from Vintage Spring & Vintage Summer

DSC_5256 copy-1Marilyn are using papers from Vintage Frost, in this fabulous layout

Seaside_ElenaOlinevich_MainResElena has been using papers from Life by the Sea for this stunning layout

DSC_0410Beautiful creation by Marilyn, using CreaDiem

Sofiero Sunset 800Wonderful layout by Jennifer, using Sofiero

014-(3)Lovely & Colorful. Made by Stacey, using papers from CreaDiem

Beach LifeWonderful layout, created by Larissa, using Life by the Sea

DA_MB_Evgenia_majaEvgenia has created this wonderful layout, using papers from Life by the Sea

tutorial by heather Absolutely stunning layout by Heather, using Life by the Sea

Sailing 1Beautiful layout by Romy, using papers from Life by the Sea

1e95dba4-5fef-41b4-a764-9be5d9e5512e_zpscdf10a98Stunning & beautiful layout by Rachelle, using papers from Walking in the Forest

Hope you were inspired..! And please don’t forget to tell usif you like anything special. :) Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

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Pink – not only for the Girls

Hello Maja Friends,

today I want to share with you a canvas, that I have made for my class sample that I taught last 12 months. I am working right now on some new samples, so I thought that I can post something made for the classes also.

CanvasBoyWell, I always tell to my students, that pink is not only for the girls. So I took a picture of my baby boy and worked with grey, coral and pink colors to create this canvas.

My choice was a very stylish Crea Diem collection, really a perfect match for any project. especially when you are adding some paints.

IMG_2834I used dome scraps from the Vintage Summer collection as they have some good expressions too.  But the dots and script patterned papers are amazing for creating the layers.

IMG_2835I added some flowers and metal embellishments, great mix for the boy, I guess

IMG_2837I want to thank all the ladies who visited  my classes and I hope that you have enjoyed working with absolutely beautiful papers from Maja Design.

Products used:

Crea Diem Collection – Kärleken övervinner allt , Ord flyger bort , Den oersättliga tiden , Sann vänskap ; Prima Marketing sprays, stencil, stamps, flowers and trinkets, Canvas Stickers.

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The Carament tower

Hello Sweeties

Today I’m up on Maja Design blog with a new photo taken in Château-Renault (France): it’s the Carament Tower.

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I added a layer of clear Gesso before adding a design with a stencil and Light Moldeling Paste. When dry, I colored the background with some Twinkling H2Os.

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While the background was drying, I covered the geometric chipboards first with Black Gesso, then with Graphite Paste.

CRenault_detail2_PascaleWhen all the embellishments were in place,I added some Art Ingredients: Glass Glitter and Micro Beads.

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I finished by adding some splaters of Twinkling H2Os and some random stamping.

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Maja Design papers:

Vintage Summer Basics: 1899
Crea Diem: Ord flyger bort

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Barcelona : Carrel del Bisbe

Hello Sweeties
Today I’m up on Maja Design blog with this photo taken during a recent trip to Barcelona.

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I started by adding some black gesso with a sponge, then some big splatters of white diluted gesso.

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While the background dried, I covered the chipboard with some graphite paste.

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I die cut the leaves in assorted papers, then I put them in shape after shading them.

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I colored the flowers with some Twinkling H2Os.

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Maja Design collections used: 

CreaDiem-P1 Fika-P Vintage-Spring-Basics-P

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Keep calm…

I can’t keep calm, I’m turning 40!!!!
(that would be my line). Luckily, my friend who turned 40 the other day, was a true role model of a fabulous woman, at the best of her years!
The project which I’m sharing today is a little gift which I have prepared for her on this special day, a card with a matching decorated box.
DSC_0521md The box is decorated in a feminine style: delicate colours, flowers, some lace and bling!DSC_0526 mdClose up of the card: the text is found on pinterest and printed out on a piece of MD paper.DSC_0529md
Supplies Maja Design: Nyhavn-The sunny side, Vintage Summer – 1933, Crea Diem – Känn dig själv, Den oersättliga tiden.
Supplies others: Stamp – Tim Holtz, Flowers – Wild Orchid Crafts, stencil, bling, heavy gesso-Prima.

Thanks for stopping here for a moment! Have a great day!!!

 

Happy Birthday

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Hello everyone! It’s Cathy here on the blog today and I am sharing a masculine card that I made for my brother (I am behind in my birthday cards as I have another birthday card to make!) I always struggle to make masculine cards and it takes me a while to create one. This one is a bit grungy/steampunk inspired.

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I used the CreaDiem Collection as I was drawn to the muted tones of the papers. I also used foam tape to add definition to the layers.

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I used two Tim Holtz stamps, Simple Sayings and Odds and Ends as well as a memo pin. The steampunk clock is by Cheery Lynn. I also fussy cut a clock from Vintage Autumn Basics XVI papers to add to the centre of the clock as shown. I distressed the edges with walnut stain and black soot distress inks.

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I usually machine stitch around the edges of my cards, but I used Bobunny’s stitches stamp on my card and tag instead. I love the distressed pattern of the stamp.

Maja Design Papers Used

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

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Beautiful You

Hello everyone,

Today I would like to show you all a layout I made with the pretty “Crea Diem” collection. Maybe some of you know I adore Gabrielle her work, as most of you do too. She was one of the first designers I met on the net when I started blogging. On my layout you may notice my “Gabi touch” as I call them. They are the cute rolls of papers on the sides of my page. I always try and compliment other designers if I use their ideas so thank you Gabrielle 😉20150517_1117221
For this layout I used a picture of my sweet friend “Natalie May” she turned 40 on the 8th of May. The Crea Diem collection is really gorgeous to work with it has such gorgeous elements what I really like is the pretty darkened edges.20150518_101310 20150518_101233 20150518_10115920150518_101155
The flowers I used are not handmade this time but from Petaloo these flowers look so amazing with the Maja Design papers. For this layout I used: om du vill alskas, sann vanskap & fylld av karlekCreaDiem-P20150518_10114820150518_10113120150518_101134Today I would also like to share two other layouts made with some pretty Maja Design papers.20150228_125726mam0

I would like to thank you for stopping by the blog today and have a wonderful day.

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It’s a Girl!

Hello wonderful Maja Design fans!

I’m in today after a nice family holiday to share a card I made using two seemingly different collections: Crea Diem and Vintage Baby.

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The colors in Crea Diem are quite muted, and complements the tones in Vintage Baby. The designs are also more flourished, so for those who prefer a different kind of background for their baby cards, it is a good alternative. Here, I used some of the neutral grey tones and layered my cut outs from Vintage Baby on top to get a card that is both classic and baby-ish at the same time.

The grey toned paper layers I used didn’t have the black border on all sides, so it was just a matter of inking the edges with black ink to achieve the same effect.

Some close-ups:

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A simple background of mists and stenciled texture paste over my layers of papers, plus my must-have floral cluster. Some stamping with a vine stamp as well to create the effect of spreading leaves and direction. I had also done some stamping on my cut-out from Vintage Baby before layering the beautifully drawn image on it.

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I like to add chipboard to my projects because it’s additional dimension and texture, and breaks up the monotony of just papers alone. On this piece, I have a few different layers of tones of pink and lilac to make it complement the papers.

And that’s all for now, thanks for dropping by!

Maja Design papers used:

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Sann vänskap, Ord flyger bort

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Ephemera cards, Journaling cards pink

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A Card to Inspire You

Hello Maja Friends, the spring has sprung and this is the most giving a hope season, I guess.

And today I have a lovely card to share with you.

CardPurple_ElenaOlinevichI combined some of my favourite sheets form different collections – Crea Diem and Vintage Spring Basics, and added some purple and fuchsia to pop up on the card

img_9753 img_9754I enjoy creating layers from the embellishments, adding lace, trims and strings.

Maja Design papers used – Crea Diem – Sann vänskap, Vintage Spring Basics – 3rd of May – BS.

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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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