Maja Design Papers and Watercolors…

Hello everyone! Iris here and I’m very happy to be posting here for the first time as a part of the creative team of Maja Design. I adore the papers of Maja Design and one thing I noticed is the quality of the papers. I love to dabble with mixed media and I wanted to experiment a little and add some watercolors to the sheets and see what would be the outcome. I was pretty sure the paper could handle the moisture from water-colour mediums and I was very pleased with the results…

I would like to share with you a bright pastel Maja Design page…IMG_1026

These photos were taken during a summer vacation in Baguio City, Philippines. I wanted to use my Maja papers but also wanted the page to reflect a bright pastel tone. It’s really possible to use the shabby and romantic designs of Maja papers even for bright pages. I just used colouring mediums to make it happen…IMG_1032

The hot air balloons I used here were cut from the Vintage Autumn Basics paper, while the flowers were cut from Crea Diem.IMG_1033

The bird and butterflies are from Vintage Spring Basics…IMG_1037

I also cut some neutral patterns and individually coloured each strip with watercolors. I then cut it again in smaller strips and layered them up to create a textured and multi-colored strip of page.IMG_1042

The  flowers were also cut from the Vintage Autumn Basics paper…IMG_1044

papers used from this collection:

Thanks for your visit! Hope you will have a fun and creative day!Iris-sign

Equinoxe Automnale

Hello Sweeties,

Pascale here with a new layout with a fall feeling. We had a photo contest in my town about Vine and Vineyard. The organizers ask my association to participate with our layouts as guests. This is one of the layout I made for this exposition.

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(Photo: Davide Gabino)

I cut different papers in tiny pieces. I glued them on the background and covered the collage with a thin layer of Gesso. When dry, I started to add some colors with spray inks and Twinkling H2O. I added also some heavy Gesso with a stencil. I finished with some random stamping with two colors of permanent ink.

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I die-cut the leaves in the Sunny Side paper from the Nyhavn collection and I added a bit of color with Original Rust and a green Twinkling H2O.

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I colored the little die-cut with black Gesso and one of the color I used to color the background.

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I have misted the papers with water before I crumpled them and inked them. It help to give a vintage look to them.

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Maja Design papers:

  • Vintage Spring Basics – 6th of March ;
  • Vintage Summer Basics – 1916 ;
  • Nyhavn – The Sunny Side ;
  • Nyhavn – A Dockside in Blossom.

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Wishing You Happiness

Cathy Wishing You Happiness

Hello Maja Design friends! It’s Cathy here on the blog today. You may think this card looks familiar? I had so much positive feedback on my Keep Smiling card from last month that I thought that I would share how I created it with a tutorial. I have lots of photos to help you as well as the instructions. So let’s get started!

Steps:

  1. Create a card base using white card stock that measures 5” x 7”.

Step One2. Cut a complimentary mat using cardstock 4 ¾” x 6 ¾”, white mat 4 5/8” x 6 5/8”  and Maja mat 4 1/2/ x 6 ½” . I used Vintage Summer Basics 1933 paper.

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3. Cut and emboss Spellbinders Fleur de Elegance die. Apply Victorian Velvet distress ink with an applicator while the paper is still in the die.

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4. Cut and emboss Vintage Summer Basics 1933 using Fleur de Elegance die 2 and Spellbinders Elegant Oval die 3 using white cards stock as shown.

step 45. Stamp sentiment then die cut using Spellbinders classic ovals large. Use Victorian Velvet distress ink and an applicator to ink the edges as shown.  (I used JustRite Botanical Medallions and Banners stamp set).

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6. Apply glue on white and Maja pages. Attach leaving an even border.

White on contrast – Maja on the top.

step 67. Place this section onto a metric cutting mat. Cut two pieces of 4mm ribbon that are the longer than the length of the card. Position the card so that the Maja paper lines up with zero. Place one ribbon so that the right ribbon and the left ribbon cross over as shown. Tape it to the mat. Repeat for the top of the mat.

Bottom of the card

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Top of the card

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Very carefully, peel the tape of the board and tape the ribbon to the back of the card. Repeat for the bottom.

IMG_20438. Apply foam tape to the back of the card front and the white Spellbinders elegant ovals die.

step 89. Apply card front to cardbase. Glue Fleur de Elegance to the card front.

Step 910. Glue sentiment to Elegant Ovals and glue Vintage Summer Basics 1933 die cut from Fleur de Elegance next.

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12. Create a bow using your preferred method. Attach using a glue dot.

step 1213. Embellish using 3 sized flowers. I have used Prima Le Mia and Green Tara flowers.

IMG_206314. Curl the ends of paper roses to add interest. (I use a paintbrush.)

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15 Add pearls and you’re done!

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Thanks so much for stopping by the Maja Design blog today. Have fun creating!

Hugs,

 

 

Two romantic city cards

Hello dear friends! Its Evgenia Petzer with you today. Its finally started feeling like a spring here, so I ahve a bit of romatic mood that I decided to express through my cards. And of course, Maja Design papers are so perfect for this type of mood. I added lots of Dusty Attic    chipboard on my projects.

On the first card  I have used the image with London and here is what I came up with. Here I used lots of natural elements- dried roses, spices and wood.

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card1det2and my second card for today’s post is with dreams of Paris. I again made this image as a central point of my card.card_paris_maja_petzer lots of layers and stitching on both cards. Little bits f lace, acrylic dew drops, I like when there are lots of elements that you can look at your cards.card2det1 card2det2

On both cards I have used the combination of different Maja Design collections: Fika, Vintage Spring, Vintage Summer basics and of course this wonderful sheet (Minnen) with images:

Have a wonderful spring day!

 

 

 

Baby Boy Album

Hello dear Friends,

not recently I have discovered a new passion – creating albums with bookbinding and today I have a Baby Boy Album to share with you that I have made using Vintage Summer Basics collection. I am so very happy that Marie created a new Baby collection, but before we haven’t had something special it was quite easy for me to create with any of Basics collection

BabyBoyAlbum_Cover_ElenaOlinevichI started making it almost 2 months ago, and made a photo after each page has been finished, so here they are:

BabyBoyAlbum_ElenaOlinevich1the second one:

BabyBoyAlbum_ElenaOlinevich3the third one:

BabyBoyAlbum_ElenaOlinevich3the fourth one:

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BabyBoyAlbum5_MainIt’s quite big, about 23,5* 25 cm, so it was not easy to take the shots.
But I wanted to show you all the secret pages inside so I made a video clip for you to watch all the details:

You can find a video here, om Maja YouTube channel:

I hope you have enjoyed watching it.

I used tons of Maja papers from Vintage Summer Basics as well as many of prima Marketing embellishments and dies.

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Love Completely

Hello,since we are still in the month of February, I decided to do another wedding LO,using the Vintage Summer Basics Collection….b812abbb898245ecac7bcb7854126d0a

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The chipboard used is from Dusty Attic1271c0ae7ffa497aa196ab450948c115Shows,distressed,some punch work,stencil work,hand-stitching,& lace used in the layers…0e5cb8cecc1f4e0cb715a0d07f173e2b

7b2d3c6d287c4d40b2bfb3291566fdcdI used picket fence crackle on the string of hearts….The flowers are Prima…Here are some more closeups…c090bdaaf39a4f86b2de2122ab04fe30

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Thank you so much for taking the time to look….Rachelle

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Elisa

Hello Sweeties,

Today I’m on Maja Design blog with another family photo. It’s my great-grand-mother Elisa.

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I began to alter the background with a thin and uneven layer Gesso. Then with a stencil, I added a design with a some white crackle paste that I let dry all night.

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The day after, I added a light and uneven touch of color to the background with a chalk ink as I want to give a vintage look to my layout. Some random stamping and a few splatters were enough to finish the background.

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Before working on the chipboards, I painted them with Gesso. I added some crackle paste on the flowers to give them some texture. I painted the grass with a Silks and the flowers with two shades of Twinklings H2O.

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I colored the leaves, die-cut in a watercolor paper, with a Silks and two tones of Chalk ink in order to obtain some texture too.

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Maja Design papers:

  • Vintage Summer Basics 1911
  • Vintage Autumn Basics n°V
  • Nyhavn – The Sunny Side

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Memories Card

Memories Card by Irene Tan 1Hi Maja Design fans! Today I’m sharing with you all an acrylic card. Have you tried creating an acrylic card? The acrylic can easily makes an elegant card.

For my card I’ve used the Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics. I’ve chosen the blue hues from the collection.Memories by Irene Tan 3To create a softer look, I’ve used some soft lace trims and ribbon.Memories Card by Irene Tan2Supplies: Pattern Papers: Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics collection; Others: Clear Scraps acrylic card, trims, ribbon, flowers, pearls, ink, stamps, adhesives.Vintage-Summer-Basics-P1See you again soon!

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More & More Spring Cards

Hello dear friends.

Today I am sharing more spring cards. I know that I haven’t create many of layouts recently, but I can’t stop creating cards and canvases at the moment. Spring is coming , I guess.

SpringCardInYellow_ElenaOlinevichWell , I need to confess that yellow is not my color. I love it just for the daffodils and I it seems that I create something new only for some spring cards .

So I have made at least 3 for the 6 years of my crafting hobby.

img_8447I used yellow papers, yellow flowers and even added some splatters of yellow spray, so I think it is even too much for me.

But I used the chipboard that I cut into 2 pieces, and the other part I used for my second card, this time the pink one, the color I feel more comfortable for me to work with

PinkSpring_ElenaOlinevich  Well, this is the color I like for something soft and delicate

img_8573I made this simple card. but I needed something simple but feminine. This is my pink therapy as I am going to create some brown projects for the next couple of weeks. The person who knows about it is enjoying to see my last pink one,

Products used:
Vintage Spring Basics – 2nd of March, 1st of March, Prima Marketing flowers, 2Crafty Chipboard;

Vintage Summer Basics – 1910, 1908

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A Valentine’s Day special… and a new team member!

Today we are celebrating Valentine’s Day by introducing an old friend as our new Creative Team member. Please welcome back our former Maja Educator and Summer Girl Iris Babo Uy.Iris-Babao-UyIRIS BABAO UY is a designer based in The Philippines who specializes in teaching classes that marries the beauty of traditional scrapbooking with the vinrant colors and rich textures of mixed media. Iris is known for her shabby chic and romantic style but also enjoys working with bold patterns and striking colors.

Iris’ work has been published many times in different international magazines.

Iris has been teaching classes for years now all over Asia, The United Arab Emirates, Australia, and Europe. A generous teacher when it comes to sharing her knowledge and techniques with both beginner and advanced scrappers.

You can see more of Iris’ work in her blog: http://www.irisbabaouy.typepad.com

She has created a soft beautiful Valentine’s Day canvas for us to enjoy.

IMG_0813She has combined Vintage Summer Basics and Vintage Spring Basics for this fantastic creation. Here follows a couple of close up’s…IMG_0823 IMG_0827 IMG_0831We will be enjoying Iris’s art on selected Saturdays. Jenny