A Maja Farewell

Hello Maja friends! It’s Andrea coming to you one last time to bring you some delightful Maja Design goodness! This will be my last post as a design team member…I look back at my time here very fondly…Marie is wonderfully creative and generous, Jenny is super supportive and always helpful and the rest of the team, well, they’re just fabulous and wonderfully talented! I figured that my last post would be a collection of my very favorite Maja Design cards, so here we go: AndreaEwenAndreaEwenAndrea EwenAndrea_EwenAndrea_EwenAndreaEwenCSC166MajaCCSC161Maja JulydivaDareMClean MajaCApr1113 PCL090513clean RememberingYouMajaC ZvaJuly13blogHopMajaCleanThanks so much for all the wonderful comments over the past two years! Hope I’ve inspired you to go out there and create! Andrea-sign

Peace & Joy

Hello,today I am here to share with a few Christmas projects I did, here is the first one,a card using “A Gift for You Collection”…..7ab70e7d59dd4356a5082e03317c2725

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From Santa with love (BS)

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wishing you peace & joy-BS

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handwritten Post Card

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wrapped in old newspaper

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die-cut sheet & a BS of a label

The Chipboard used is from Dusty Attic

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I dipped the poinsettia in water,then heat gunned it so that the petals would curl up.Then I applied 2 coats of red pepper color ink,then a thick coat of  clear crackle.Once the crackle I dry brushed in some black chalk to bring out the cracks.I then applied Prima white sand texture,sprinkling on some glitter as the texture was still wet. I also traced the outer piece of the poinsettia,to make leaves under with the paper I was working with. I then glued all the pieces together,using tweezers,to hold it together & giving the glue time to dry…

Here is a LO I did using the, Vintage Frost Basics Collection……

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I used 6th of Dec,7th of Dec,10th of Dec,19th of Dec-bs,2oth of Dec-BS & the Christmas die cut sheet

The Chipboard used is from Dusty Attic

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I cut the Corner Flourish in half,then painted it with white crackle. Once the crackle dried I rubbed in brown chalk & inked the edges using a brown ink pad……2e09c7a151a44817bcba388fd06f3b67

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I used Shimmeringz (Baby’s Breath) on the page pebble,then inked the edges….

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I used white crackle paint on the string & bows of the Christmas Banner. I painted the ornaments cloudy blue,then I applied a thick coat of clear crackle, sprinkling on clear glass glitter & rock candy glitter while the crackle was still wet…..

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I painted the lace border, with white crackle,& rubbed in the chalk, once the crackle dried. I traced the lace border, on to a piece of paper, I was working with. I then cut it out, applied a thick coat of clear crackle on the paper,then placed the lace border on top of that. I then sprinkled on the glass glitter & rock candy glitter….

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Here is a Christmas Stocking Card, using the Vintage Frost Basics Collection….

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I used 1st of Dec,1st of Dec-BS,3rd of Dec,18th of Dec,Christmas die cuts & a BS of a label

The Chipboard used is from Dusty Attic

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Here is a Christmas Stocking Card using, the Vintage Autumn Basics Collection….

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I used:no.X111,no.X1V,no.XX111,no.XX1-BS,Heritage & a BS of a label, I also used 16th of Dec from Vintage Frost Basics

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For my next post I will be doing a TUT,or should I say I will be trying to do a Tut (LOL). Thank you so much for taking the time to look….Rachelle

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Merry Christmas

Hello,today I am here to share with you 3 stocking cards I made & a LO. Here is the first card using the Vintage Frost Basics Collection…..

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I used: 1st of Dec,1st of Dec-BS,3rd of Dec,18th of Dec-BS,Christmas Diecuts

The Chipboard used is from Dusty Attic, here are some closeups of detail…..0259cb71f86b49bb814b24f9a8196e16

I left the top of the card open,so that I can insert tags,notes ect… I painted the font with DA raisin paint,then applied a coat of clear crackle, once the crackle dried I rubbed on some gesso to bring out the cracks, & did the snow effect on the top,using Prima white sand texture & sprinkling on glitter while the texture was still wet….2b0ffa2672c74ad69ad2204c7555be1f

I did distressed paper layers, using lace in the layers. I also did some hand stitching. The burlap flowers are Petaloo…I did distressed paper layers, using lace in the layers. I also did some hand stitching. The burlap flowers are Petaloo…c995e26c71944d6994e134ffedada666

Here is the next card,also using the Vintage Frost Basics Collection…

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I used 6th of Dec,7th of Dec,18th of Dec,19th of Dec,Dayd of Dec-BS,Christmas Diecuts & a BS of a label. The chipboard used is from Dusty Attic. Here are some closeups of detail….

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The flowers & berries are Petaloo. I painted most of the chipboard with white crackle paint,then rubbed in a brown chalk, once the crackle dried, to bring out the cracks. I used Prima white sand texture for the snow effect..824a45f2-b8d8-4a1e-83d9-4efb861de3b2_zps22719a6a

I hand cut out the little circles for the banner,from the paper, I was using,inked the edges,applied clear varnish & sprinkled on some glitter while the varnish was wet..I did paper layers,used lace,chipboard & pearls in my layers…ff3d2f15-0f91-4070-a380-2673399facfe_zps09287e27

Used snowflakes as buttons on the stocking…

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Here is another stocking using A Gift for You Collection….

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I used:Sent with Love,Packed by Santa’s Elves-BS, My dear friend-BS,Given from the Heart,Die cut sheet & a BS of a label……

Here are some close ups of detail…

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I dipped the poinsettia in water,then heat gunned it so that the petals would curl up.Then I applied 2 coats of red pepper color ink,then a thick coat of  clear crackle.Once the crackle I dry brushed in some black chalk to bring out the cracks.I then applied Prima white sand texture,sprinkling on some glitter as the texture was still wet. I also traced the outer piece of the poinsettia,to make leaves under with the paper I was working with. I then glued all the pieces together,using tweezers,to hold it together & giving the glue time to dry..7365a42f-c2dc-4e04-8b2e-da456bf92e40_zps65cae396

I did distressed, hand stitched,paper layers,using DA chipboard,lace & pearls in my layers..On most of the chipboard I used white crackle……e83a8b0f-d61e-4a7c-a289-7e859ffc9685_zps30cf617b

My last project for today,a LO,using the Walking in the Forrest Collection….dd2eb19a-65b9-487d-9e64-acc2320b725f_zps8b5b2520

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I used:Birdsong, Mountain Ash-BS,the colours of Fall-BS,

Other products used: Flowers Prima Luna Collection (Lyrical), Sunrise,sunset copper roses, Junkyard findings,metal embellishments,Petaloo flowers

Here are some close ups of detail:

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I used Vintage Photo & Forrest Moss stain, on the rest of the chipboard. I also applied a thick coat of crackle & once the crackle dried, I rubbed in some brown chalk,to bring out the cracks. I also inked all the edges using a brown ink pad….Here are some more closeups…

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So Sweet ~ Watching Them Grow

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Hi all, it’s Gabrielle here with you today to share with you my latest page using Maja Design papers.  As I was scrapping this recent photo of my youngest daughter, I was struck by how much she’s grown up.  I can’t believe she is a teenager now (turned 13 over the summer).  I miss her being my little girl, but I also have enjoyed every stage of her life, this girl cracks me up with her funny sense of humour and quirky style.

For this page I used a modge podge of Maja Design papers.  I more often than not combine a variety of Maja papers, coordinating them by color rather than collection name.

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I used a variety of scraps in neutral tones and greens to make my rolled paper accents.  I rolled up the scraps and then bound them with some twine.  I added a fun l’il door hook on the side of my paper from Ingvild Bolme’s Junkyard Findings.

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I used a variety of Dusty Attic chipboard as part of my page design, including a Skeleton Clock Frame, Foliage, and the ‘So Sweet’ title.  For the frame I first painted the pieces with some white Gesso.  Then I randomly dabbed on some ‘Broken China’ and ‘Peeled Paint’ Tim Holtz Distress Ink.  I did a little edging with Ingvild Bolme’s ‘Branch Bark’ Chalk Ink.  Then I added a coat of Inksenttials Crackle Medium.  When it was dry  and crackled I dabbed on some ‘Walnut Stain’ Distress ink so that it got in the little cracks and whipped off the excess ink.

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I used the 11th of March-bs paper as the green background frame for my page and as the main background paper I used the backside of ‘Flannel Shirt’ paper from ‘Walking in the Forest Collection’….this is one of my favorite papers to use as a nice neutral background, especially when I do some mixed media on the page as I did here.  I used a bit of Broken China and Peeled Paint Distress ink pads on the page and added some texture with home-made texture paste and a Crafter’s Workshop Stencil called ‘Mini Damask’.  The butterfly is an image that I printed on a piece of transparency and cut out.

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I wanted to keep my blossoms soft and clean, so I went with a burlap bloom from Petaloo and two white blossoms from Dusty Attic Designs.  The small sugared dots are from Prima.

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The strip of lace I used on the bottom of the page and the natural floral cluster (just above the title) are both from Tresors de Luxe.  I had a little fun with the title.  First I gave it a coat of brown chalk ink ‘Knotted Wood’ by Ingvild Bolme, then I used some ‘Waterfall’ Stickles in the center of my alpha’s.  After it all dried I gave the whole thing a coat of gloss medium with some Glossy Accents.

Maja Design Products used in this project:  Vintage Spring Basics (11th of March-bs, 7th of April, 7th of April-bs), Antiglen (Kaffe på trappan), Walking in the Forest (Flannel Shirt-bs), Sofiero (brown dot).

I hope you enjoyed today’s project and hope you find yourself some time this week to get your Maja on.

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When Leaves are Falling

Hello,today I am here to share with you a fall LO,using the beautiful Walking in the Forrest Collection….

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Walking-in-the-forest-PI used: Bird Song,Flannel Shirt,Jeans,Mountain Ash,Orchestra of Nature & a BS of a label.. The Chipboard used is from Dusty Attic. Here are some closeups of detail….9ee05fcb-b592-4eb0-a0e5-8e0b58906558_zps66f4b90cI did distressed payer layers,using burlap & corrugate paper in my layers….1ad6c93e-7f40-4896-b3c5-db3b76eee2b9_zps13dc9435On the birds on the branch,I stained the branches with Vintage photo,& on the leaves I used green & barn door red. I then applied a thick coat of rock candy crackle. & once the crackle dried brushed on some gesso,to bring out the cracks & to tone down the color. I also cut out the birds from the Collection, & glued them on to the branches….3f650372-f974-4e0c-a39b-6d67de2142c0_zpsb110f9f0Chicken wire under the fence….3f650372-f974-4e0c-a39b-6d67de2142c0_zpsb110f9f0

2b60cf91eb2c45efbdcc110dbff62bc1I also did some stencil work,using CWS confetti & Viva Modelling cream. When the cream dried I rubbed in brown & orange chalk….6d092730-3dda-4798-a9e8-84487efa42ab_zps764eac06

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865b34817dce40dfaf53379aec5d40b3Thank you so much for taking the time to look….Rachelle

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Scrapping Greens & Creams

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Hello Maja fans!  Gabrielle here with you today to share my latest layout using a variety of Maja design collections.  Green has always been one of my favorite colors to scrap, but lately I’ve been scrapping a lot of pinks and purples.  I thought it was high time to play with some of my old favorite green toned papers mixed with some soothing neutrals.

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I love the warm green in the Ska vi ta en Fika collection, so I used one as my backdrop for my layout design.  I then chose one of the neutral papers from the same collection for my next layer.  I wanted to play a bit with the side edges so I chose to use a chipboard Zipper design From Dusty Attic, moistened the sides of the papers and pulled back the paper in the center, creating small pleats.  I then attached the zipper chipboard pieces (painted with some Bronze 3D paint (Scribbles) and glued it behind the edges of the paper.  The title and the number chippies are from Dusty Attic as welll.

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There are some tag images in the Walking in the forest collection, so I cut these out to used along the top of the photo as a page accent and a place to put a little journaling.  I also cut another tag out of a Coffee In the Arbour paper and stamped one of my Signature Word stamps ‘fabulous’ that I recently released.  (My word stamps can be found at The Scrapbook Diaries).

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I wanted to keep the page accents naturalistic so I chose a new Dusty Attic chipboard piece called Wildflowers #3 to add alongside my photo of my two little great nieces.

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And finally in the corner of the photo I accented with a few blooms from a tin of flowers from Recollections.  I did a bit of background stamping as well with some green Moss Lawn color from Ingvild Bolme.

Maja Design Products used in this project:  Ska vi ta en Fika? (Smulpaj m Applen, Havrerujor, Pratstund), Walking in the Forest (Klippark, Flannel Shirt), Vintage Autumn Basics (XVI), Vintage Frost Basics (Days of December), Coffee in the Arbour (Feel the Grass Between Your Toes).

Thanks so much for stopping by the Maja blog today!  Hope you get a chance to play today! xo

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Happy

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Happy Monday!! Marilyn is here  to share my new Maja Design project with you today. It is a layout for a special friend and behind her in the photo is a brick wall that I continued through the page.  I gave the  effect with a Prima stencil and molding paste to my paper.  I worked with the beautiful Walking in the Forest collection.MarilynRivera-MajaDesign-Oct-2-#2.

I made this mix media page with fabulous textures and dimensions as you can see it in this photo.DSC_7717

 

I made textures in all my left side of the page, then I draped my Maja Design paper (Knitted Sweather) and made layers with corrugated and lace from Tresor de Luxe.MarilynRivera-MajaDesign-Oct-2-#3.

I cut some of the leaves with a Sizzix die from the Colours of Fall paper and I added some  leaves chippies from 2Crafty Chipboards.MarilynRivera-MajaDesign-Oct-1

 

I cut out some clocks from the No. XVI paper from the Vintage Autumn collection.

Supplies: Walking in The Forest collection- Knitted Sweather, Colour of Fall, Die cut Sheet. Vintage Autumn Basics-No.XVI. Prima Marketing- flowers, stencil, molding paste, gesso, stamp. Sizzix- Little Leaves die, 2Crafty Chipboards-chippies.

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Fall Inspired Forest

Morning Maja friends! It’s Andrea here with you today starting off with some big flowers, big bows and lots of Maja paper goodness! Here’s a card I made using the Walking in the Forest collection: FallFramedLilliesMAccessories on this little beauty consist of Verve stamps, a silk bow, twine, crystal stamens, Dark Chocolate liquid pearls, vintage alace, and lots of distressing. I also inked up some gauze and placed it behind the big bow. I was toying with making a Christmas card, but I think I’m going to wait a bit and enjoy this beautiful Autumn weather! Have a great day and thanks for spending part of it with me! Andrea-sign

A beautiful autumn day

I am a pure autumn girl. I love when the darkness falls, there’s a chill in the wind and the leaves are changing colour. There’s nothing better then crawl up in the sofa in front of the fireplace with some hot chocolate. 
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I have used the wonderful Walking In The Forest collection for this photo. I remember I ran in the woods while Marie was drawing it and I texted her “rowanberries. We need rowanberries.” She answered “I already have :) ” Then I knew that this collection was going to be fantastic. autumn5_

I love all the beautiful cut out details in this collection. I have used the envelope on the die cut sheet here together with Prima embellishments.
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I love this branch that goes so well with the Walking In The Forest collection. The resins are perfect for it as well. The butterfly stripe is from one of the sheets in the collection.

Wishing you a wonderful Sunday…Jenny

Hello Autumn

Welcome to the blog today, Maja Fans :)

It’s been a while since I shared a layout here, so today I’m catching up :) I don’t particularly like autumn as there seem to be more and more dull and rainy days, but sometimes it’s really wonderful (like today!), with last warm rays of sunshine caressing the cheeks and tons of colourful leaves falling…My boy on the other hand love autumn and especially our chestnut and leves hunting in the park ;) And this is what this layout is about:

mdhautI used the Walking in the Forest collection that features all the colours from the photo. First I matted the photo with a couple of layers, adding a burlap pane as well:

mdhaut1Then I started filling the composition with cut-out elements – isn’t that owl great? :) I also added tags with leaf-shaped eyelets that i’ve had for ages!

mdhaut2I added lots of leaves to relate the design to the photo, in which my boys compare their collections of leaves and chestnuts :) I used paper, velvet and die-cut leaves by Prima:

mdhaut3I composed the title by die-cutting the word “hello” and adding letters I cut out from one of the papers:

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mdhaut5I also hid some journaling in the envelope :)

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Walking-in-the-forest-POther: flowers: Petaloo; leaves and dies: Prima; metal zipper: Prima; burlap panel: DCWV; eyelets: Eyelet Outlet.

 

And what’s autumn like in your countries? Is it warm and sunny or cold and rainy?

 

See you!

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