Scrapping Masculine Pages

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Hello Maja Fans!  Gabrielle here with you today to share with you all a masculine style page I just finished.  Lately I’ve gotten a number of messages and emails requesting that I make a more masculine style page. So I gathered up some of my favorite Maja papers from the Vintage Autumn Basics Collection, Walking in the Forest and the Crea Diem collection for the page above.

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I just love the stripes in the Vintage Autumn Basics collection, the plaids in Walking in the Forest, and the clock elements in the Crea Diem collection.  All of the these designs work well for a masculine style page (at least I think so).

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I used the striped framed paper ‘Tempus Fugit’ from the Vintage Autumn Basics collection as the matting/frame background paper.  I then used the simpler side of the ‘Flannel Shirt’ paper as the main background design.  I curled back the top left corner to expose the lovely plaid design on the back of the paper, and used the extra strips I had cut from the paper for my ribbons/banners at the bottom of the photo cluster.

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I used a variety of fabric textures (cheesecloth, burlap and twine) as well as lot’s of nice masculine chipboard elements to embellish the page).

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I did some machine stitching to add a little more texture and design to the page, and although I added some floral elements to the page, I tried to keep them small and/or in a rougher masculine texture like burlap in order to keep to a more masculine theme.

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Here is a close-up of the photo cluster, as I mentioned above, I tried to stick to more masculine textures when adding some floral/nature elements to the page.  Keys, cogs & wheels, light bulbs and clocks, are all embellishments that I find work very well with a masculine style page.

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I used some spritzes on the background papers and did a little stamping with some bubble wrap.  Another fun way to add texture to a masculine page is to use some Drywall Tape (found at your local hardware store), this stuff is so easy to use because it already has a light tacky background so it’s easy to apply.

Maja Design Papers used in this project: Vintage Autumn Basics (Tempus Fugit), Walking in the Forest (Jeans, Flannel Shirt-front and backside), Crea Diem (Den Oersattliga Tiden).

If you would like to recreate this page for yourself, I have made this one into a Page Kit for The Scrapbook Diaries, where you can get the Maja papers and all the page elements including the chipboard, mixed media products, blooms and embellishments in a single page kit with a Video Tutorial created by me included in the package.

Thanks for stopping by today to see my project! xo

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Butterfly Kisses

Hello,today I am here to share with a few projects, I did a couple extra,as my son’s wanted me to Scrap for a wedding they were attending. Here is the first one using a photo of my oldest son getting lots of Butterfly Kisses……

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I used the Vintage Spring Basics Collection….

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The chipboard used is from Dusty Attic,the Butterflies are from LittleScrapShop & the flowers are Prima & Petaloo

Here are some closeups of detail…..

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Shows distressed,hand stitched layers & a flower cluster using prima roses,petaloo flowers & Angelica’s beautiful butterfly…..

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I used TH Vintage Photo Stain on all the chipboard,then inked the edges using a dark brown ink pad….

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My dogs are Papillon’s (butterflys),so that is where I came up with the title,as you can see that my oldest son is getting lots of butterfly kisses…

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I glued some seed beads in the film strip…

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Here is my next project,a canvas using the Vintage Summer Basics Collection

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I used 1912,1915,&1891. The chipboard used is from Dusty Attic,the flowers are Petaloo & Prima,the metal is from Prima & Websters. Here are some closeups of detail….

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I did some distressed hand stitched layers & some stencil work using The Crafter Workshop Art is & Viva Modelling cream….

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I stained all the chipboard with TH distress stain (tea dye & Vintage photo),then applied a coat of rock candy crackle.Once that dried I dried brushed on some white paint,& rubbed it in using my fingers. I used picket fence crackle on the feathers & chestnut liquid pearls on the dangling part of the dream catcher.

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Now for the fun part,embellishing the dream catcher. I did some stencil work behind it,wrapped some prima wire thread around the circle part. I then finished embellishing it using,seed beads,beads,bottle cap,jump rings & flower clusters. I love both of the DA dream catchers,so much fun to work with….

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This is my next project,using the CreaDiem Collection. My middle son was a grooms man,this past weekend & bought a bottle of Dom Perignon Champagne,for a gift. He asked me to scrapbook the box,so this is how it turned out…

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The chipboard used is from Dusty Attic,Butterflies,flowers & stick pins are from LittleScrapShop. Here are some closeups of detail….

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I used something old & something new on the box,some of the rub ons,stickers & the hearts used in the cluster have been sitting in my room for years.The box the champagne came in is black,so that is why I decided to use this collection.Here are some closeups of detail….

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Of course,because I did the altered box for DD,I had to make a wedding card for Tandri,as he was attending the same wedding. I used the Fika Collection….

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The chipboard used is from Dusty Attic & the roses are from LittleScrapShop…

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The inside of the top part of the card,with a pocket to insert a gift of cash…

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The bottom part of the inside of the card,I left space for Tandri to write…

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The back of the card,I also used lots of old rub on’s on this card. Thank you so much for taking the time to look…Rachelle

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Shabby-Chic Mixed Media Canvas with Video Tutorial

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Hello Maja fans, Gabrielle here with you today to share my newest canvas using the beautiful Maja Design collections Coffee in the Arbour and Crea Diem.  The lovely rosey prints in the papers lend themselves so well to the shabby-chic look, don’t they!

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chic look for this one because I had been playing with some air dry clay (Martha Stewart) and had made this little corset trinket that I wanted to use as my center piece.

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I mounted the corset on a Dusty Attic chipboard winged dress form (Divine Divas) adding a little fabric to dress it up.  I layered on some lace (Tresors de Luxe) and added a little bit of texture with a stencil and homemade texture paste.   I painted and spritzed the canvas with a variety of Shimmerz Paints sprtizes, paints and Inklingz (all products are listed in the video below).

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I added an interesting embossed texture to my Dusty Attic chipboard frame using a variety of mixed media products (you can watch a step by step in the video below)

Maja Design papers used in this project:  Coffee in the Arbour (Rose Garden, Butterflies are Free), Crea Diem (Clock paper).

I hope you enjoyed watching my process and hope that I’ve inspired you to give Maja Design papers a go when creating your mixed media projects!

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Saying Thanks in Style

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Hi Maja fans, I’m just dropping by to share a little tag I made using some blue paper from Crea Diem and a creamy/yellow color paper from Vintage Spring Basics.

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I used the Spellbinders Rose Creations floral dies with the cream color paper and tinted the centers with some Ingvild Bolme chalk ink.  The vine flourish was cut from a Cheery Lynn die called Fancy Flourish.  I added a little texture with a Crafters Workshop stencil and texture paste.  Finishing the design off with a few adhesive pearls.

If you are like me and don’t want to waste a bit of your Maja papers, then creating cards and tags are a great way to make good use of them.

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Winner of the May Mood Board

Our May Mood Board was a Mood Board about love… Here’s a reminder of what it looked like.
And here are our contributions for this month…

This month must be a new record when it comes to creative and beautiful art. We’ve had such a hard time picking a winner. But here it goes.Lindy_GillespieLindy Gillespie from Australia! The collection of your choice will be sent to your doorstep.

Our next Mood Board will be presented on June 20th. Next Saturday we will announce the happy winners of our Coffee In The Arbour giveaway. I hope you haven’t missed it.

Until next time…Jenny

BEAUTIFUL

Hello my friends and welcome to Maja Design blog. Today I am sharing a layout featuring the beautiful pastel pink and pale grey from the Vintage Spring Basics Collection . I allowed the papers to flow and blend with lots of layered tags and leaves, which embrace  the pinks in the photo and  compliment the pastel hues in the papers.Beautiful May Layout by Heather Jacob     I created a design on my background using a mask and moulding paste , with some random stamping.Heather Jacob      One of the papers in the the beautiful Crea Diem paper collection feature these magnificent clocks.  Crea Diem…Den Oersattliga Tiden..  I love to use clocks in my work as they symbolise time and scrapbooking is like a diary , keeping memories and photos as treasures. Heather Jacob     I fussy cut some of these delightful flowers, so delicate and beautiful .These little  blossoms are cut from the Vintage Spring Basics collection .. 1st May Heather Jacob     The title Beautiful speaks about many things on this layout. The photo, the papers, the layering , the masking, the stitching , vintage brads and distressed edges revealing the underside paper  … all parts and pieces that make up this creation of mine.beautiful layout diecuts

Heather Jacob       Maja Design Collections used …. Vintage Spring Basics ….2nd May, 3rd may, 4th May, 5th may , 7th May, Vintage Summer Basics.. 1932, Criea Diem…Den Oersattliga Tiden..  Thanks for dropping by and take care until next time we meet … warm hugz from me to you xHeather-sign

Romance…with Crea Diem

Happy Monday to everyone! Marilyn here today to share you my latest project with Maja Design.  This time I made a page with a fabulous combination, I mixed Crochet  +  Mix Media +  Crea Diem collection =  a Romance….

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This page is about my son Alexander and his girlfriend Monique. I started to pick the paper Sin lyckas smed, Skapa Dagen and Den Oersattliga Tiden from the Crea Diem collection for this project.  I cut all the clocks from one of the paper and used one of the biggest as my photo mat. I chose the Sin lyckas smed paper as my base and I added two pieces of crochet that I bought in my local craft store  then I applied gesso and Shimmerz in different colors to create the background work.

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To create a variety of textures in my page I added the metal hearts and the key.

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I painted a piece of lace with glimmer mist and put it between the two piece of crochet and behind the photo.

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I created a circular frame with the vine pearls and the jute.

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In the floral cluster I incorporated some of the cut out clocks…

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Supplies: Crea Diem collection: Sin lyckas smed, Skapa Dagen and Den Oersattliga Tiden papers, Shimmerz paints, 13Arts- clear gel medium, Paper Studios-flowers, Prima flowers, butterflies by Pink Paislee, Ranger Distress Inks, chipboard-Scrapmatts.

Until next time!!!Marilyn-sign

Scrapping A Favourite Photo

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Hi everyone, Gabrielle here with you today to share with you a layout I made with one of my all time favourite photos, a picture of my dear husband and my youngest daughter.  I just love the way she is looking up at him while he chatting with her, it’s one of those photos that are just close to my heart.

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This page was published in the April issue of a Swedish print Magazine called “Ett Trykk’ (meaning ‘One Print’ in English).  I wanted to showcase a variety of Maja Design papers so I chose paper from their Vintage Spring, Vintage Summer and Vintage Autumn Basics as well as from Ska vi ta en Fika and from Crea Diem.

One of my favorite color combinations is purple and green, so I used the lush and beautiful Dusty Attic Chipboard piece called ’Ivy Corners’ to accent the page.  I simply painted the Ivy with gesso and then added some watered down green (DA Forest paint) and brown (DA Hot Chocolate) paint to it.  The flowers are Dusty In Bloom ’Evening Blush’ blossoms.

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The quote you see here and the words on and underneath the photo are all old rub-on’s I had in my stash from my old days on the Daisy D’s design team.  I also took this photo on an extreme angle so you can see the clear glass dome accents I added to my fussy cut clocks from the Maja Design papers (Vintage Autumn Basics XVI)…..I feel like they give the clock embellishments a really nice authentic finish.

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The vine design you see in the bottom right corner is another Dusty Attic chipboard piece called Corner Flourish #3, another favourite chippie of mine.  I painted it with more of the green and brown paints to give it a nice lush finish.  I love incorporating clocks with flowers, I think it helps give a whimsical touch to a page.

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Here is another view of the floral cluster I accented this page with.  I interspersed a lot of clock cut-outs on this design because I wanted to reflect the passage of time and the importance spending time together.

Maja Design products:  Patterned Paper: Maja  Design: Ska vi ta en Fika (Pratstund, Våffla m björnbärssylt-bs), Crea Diem  (Fylld av kärlek), Vintage Spring Basics (4rth of May), Vintage Summer Basics  (1923), Vintage Autumn Basics (XVI).

Thanks so much for stopping by the Maja blog today! xo

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May Mood Board

The wedding season is here and what a lovely season that is. Our latest Mood Board, based on the Crea Diem collection, is all about love and we hope you find it inspirational.May-Mood-board-nyAnd here’s a little reminder of what our mood boards are used for…

Definition mood board – n

a board used by designers on which samples of various colours and textures are mounted to help in deciding which elements complement each other

We are using mood boards for our challenges. We truely believe in creativity and art at Maja Design. You are free to interpret the mood boards in any way you’d like. They are supposed to set you in an inspirational mood without too much controlling. We would like you to be inspired by the poems, words and photos. They are not given rules, they are just there as inspiration. They are all inspired by a Maja collection, but you are free to use any Maja papers you’d like as long as they follow the colour scheme. We highly encourage you to follow the theme of the mood board as well.

We are presenting a new mood board the first Saturday of every month. We will be presenting all participating creations that fulfill the requirements below May 31st. We will also draw a winner who will be winning a Maja Design collection of their own choice in 6×6 or 12×12.

After your creation is done, take a photo and send it to moodboard@majadesign.nu without any watermarks (size 600×600). Include your full name and address in the e-mail together with what collection you would like if you win. Don’t forget to write down if you would like 6×6 or 12×12. We need your creation May 28th at the latest.

We will only publish creations that fullfill the requirements!

And here comes inspiration created by our new fabulous Creative Team…Andrea_EwenAndrea EwenHeather_JacobHeather JacobIngrid_GooyerIngrid GooyerJenny_GrotherusJenny GrotherusMaja_NowakMaja NowakMarilyn RiveraMarilyn RiveraNadia_CannizzoNadia CannizzoNancy_HanttulaNancy HanttulaRachelle_SigurdsonRachelle SigurdsonJenny

Let it Snow

Hello,today I am here to share with you, a LO I did, using the CreaDiem Collection. I hope this is the last Winter LO, I do until next Winter! I am still looking at snow & so looking forward to Spring!

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The Chipboard used is from Dusty Attic. Other products used: MFT die, Petaloo flowers,wild blossoms mixed,fushia, Prima butterflies & resin zipper, the Crafter Workshop Stencil,seed beads…..

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I did lots of distressed,hand stitched layers….

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Ripped layers,ATC frame,brads & resin zipper……

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I stained the tree,ATC frame & alpha with Tim Holtz  black soot….

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Then I put drops of liquid accents on the tree & the frame,then sprinkled on seed beads. I painted the nameplate with picket fence crackle. I used MS texture effects on top of the alpha….

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Here is a card I made, using the Vintage Spring Basics Collection…..

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I used 1st of March,1st of March -BS,9th of March & a BS of a label. The Chipboard used is from Dusty Attic, The flowers are Petaloo & Prima…

Here are some closeups of detail…..

 

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I did some distressed,hand stitched layers. I left the frame & chicken wire raw,except for inking the edges. I used two shades of green paint on the leaves of the bamboo & once that dried I applied rock candy crackle….

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Shows layers,burlap trim from Prima,& chicken wire inserted under a ripped,distressed piece of paper…

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Thank you for taking the time to look & have a wonderful Easter weekend….Rachelle

 

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