Hello Maja Design fans and friends. Nancy Hanttula here, back again. This week I am sharing a St. Patrick’s Day inspired mixed media project.
I created this piece using the gorgeous Ska Vi Ta En Fika? paper collection.
I knew that the beautiful greens and purples in this paper collection were going to be perfect to create this piece.
So, now I would like to share the basics on how this project came together. I first started with my basic background.
I then wanted to add some stenciling….I am all about texture and layering on my projects.
I first laid my stencil down to see where I wanted to go.
I mix acrylic paint with modeling paste to achieve the color and texture/dimension that I want.
I created my “shamrock” using one of my Martha Stewart heart punches. I punched out 8 individual hearts.
I was going for a dimensional look…so I folded each heart in half and then glued just one of the folded sides down.
I mounted the piece onto a wood frame that I bought at my local craft store. I wanted to add some dimension to my frame…so I added detailing with some dimensional paint.
After the dimensional paint dried, I painted over it with acrylic paint.
After the acrylic paint dried, I added some dark purple ink to just the dimensional areas to highlight the dimension.
I added a little Prima bird nest to the center of my shamrock…a little metal key and tag from my stash, some additional layering, bling, and stamping…and there you have it.
Papers used from the Ska Vi Ta En Fika? paper collection used for this project included: Kladdkaka (front); Pratstund (front and back); Marzipanbakelse (front); Havrerutor (back); Blommor pa bordet (front). Other supplies used: Liquitex modeling paste; Martha Stewart heart punch; E6000 glue; hot glue; Prima bird cage; small alphas from the Girls Paperie; Prima’s Ingvild Chalk Ink; wood flourish and wood frame from my local crafts store; acrylic paints from FolkArt and Dermacoat in colors Lavendar, Purple, & Fresh Foliage; Polymark dimensional paint; metal key, metal label, brads, felt, acrylic stamp, and stencil from my stash.
Thanks for looking. I hope I have inspired you to create something today.
Hello,I have just got back after a month & a half journey from the city,with my my son, who was in a accident & is suffering with a brain injury. This is my first project I have taking on,so I was a bit confused,but I needed a starting point. It is a card that I made for the team,@ Erlendurs rehab. Erlendur is a miracle,as the Doctors told us that only 3% make it through his type of brain injury. He will continue his rehab in Dauphin as a out paitient. The lower photo is of the front of the card….
I combined the Vintage Autumn Basic & the Vintage Spring Collections
From the Vintage Autumn Basics Collection I used:No.XXI,No.XVI,No.XXIII,&BS of the labels
From the Vintage Spring Basics Collection I used:1st of March,7th of April
The chipboard used is from Dusty Attic
I used 2 8X10 canvas’s for this project,this is the back….
This is the inside of the card,that Erlendur will write on one side & the rest of our family will right a note of thanks on the other. Thank you so much for taking the time to look….Rachelle
A very warm Welcome to Maja Design all my fellow scrappers. Heather with you today, sharing a feminine fussy cut card I created for a friend. … FRIENDSHIP… We have been friends for many years and I wanted to make a statement and create lots of stylish layers , representing the various experiences we have had together and the many layers of our friendship and life. I began by cutting white card and folding it into three sections. I created my layers with the Spellbinders Nestabilities. I trimmed a piece of paper 7’ x 4’ for my base , and then proceeded to add my layers. Beginning with the largest die and stacking them in various papers from the Vintage Autumn Basics collection. I completed my card cover by fussy cutting the elegant lady and added her to the top of my stacked diecuts. A Vintage brad adds the finishing touch to my cover. Watching the expressions on my friend’s face as she opens the card to see more details inside is pure delight for me xoxo.
I love to carry my embellishments to the inside of my cards. This card contains a poem. I also added a stacked tag with a tie, and a diecut folded in half and placed around the edge of the card. Stamp with a friendship stamp and add a strip of Tim Holt tissue tape .
Here is a copy of my poem for you to keep . Twelve gifts just for you Happiness – deep down within. Serenity – with each sunrise. Success – in each facet of your life. Family – beside you. Close and caring friends. Health – inside you . Love – that never ends. Special memories – of all the yesterdays.A bright today – with much to be thankful for . A path – that leads to beautiful tomorrows. Dreams – that do their best to come true . Appreciation – of all the wonderful things about you !
Maja Design materials….Vintage Autumn Basics No1, No 11, No 111,Vintage Frost Basics 19th of December .Tim Holtz Tissue tape, white card, stamp, Spellbinders diecuts, vintage brad. Thanks for dropping by and I do hope you are inspired to create with these super duper papers. Until next time , big hugz to you all.
Happy Monday!! It’s Marilyn here today and I will share with you a tag that I made using the beautiful Crea Diem collection…
I worked with the Av hela mitt hjärta and the Kärleken-bs papers from the Crea Diem collection in my tag.
I added some gesso and molding paste in the background using a stencil then I draped the paper to create dimension.
The quote translates to… “If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus one day. So I never have to live without you” Winnie the Pooh
Supplies: Kärleken-bs, Av hela mitt hjärta by Crea Diem Collection, Prima flower, Latina Crafter – Spanish stamp, Prima lace, Liquitex gesso
Good morning to you!
Camilla here to share a new layout. Spring is on it’s way here and I have been inspired to play with the gorgeous Vintage Spring Collection. I used some neutral coloured papers and added some accent colours with the flowers.
Products used: Maja Design Vintage Spring Basics collection: 7th of April, 5th of May; flowers; old book pages; journaling card; resin frame and butterfly; seam binding; alpha stickers; leaves; tags; stamps
This months Mood Board is a bit different. It’s based on a Swedish folk song that is a bit sad, but very beautiful…And 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 March 29th. 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 email@example.com without any watermarks (size 600×600). Include your full name, address and phone number 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 March 26th at the latest.
We will only publish creations that fullfill the requirements!
And here comes inspiration created by our new fabulous Creative Team…Andrea EwenCamilla Ekman
Heather JacobIngrid GooyerJenny GrotherusMarilyn RiveraNadia CannizzoNancy Hanttula
Good morning , dear Friends.
I can’t believe, the winter is almost over and tomorrow is the first day of spring. I need to confess, I suffer when it’s cold, either when it is hot. That is why I love Spring and Summer days.
So here is my Layout welcoming the Spring.
I made some fussy cutting, all those butterflies and blooming branches are great for that kind of creations .
The new time has come and I feel a necessity in renewing myself, so I will keep on experimenting with light colors and shabby style. So if you are interested in it, stay tuned, I will make a video tutorial on some of my shabby creation during this month.
So if you don’t want to miss it, I highly encourage you to subscribe on Maja Design Channel on YouTube, there will be more tips and tutorials from our Creative Team.
Vintage Spring Basics – 1st of May, 3rd of May, 5th of May, 6th of May, Days to Remeber;
2Crafty Chipboard – Cherry Blosom Vine and Window Set, Prima Marketing flowers and embellishment , Shimmerz Sprays, Lace trims.
…you’ll find me with my Maja Design papers! Morning Maja lovelies! It’s Andrea here with you today…I’ve got some lovely vintage cards to show you…featuring some pearls, lace and vintage goodness all wrapped up with some gorgeous Maja papers! The cards above and below were both made with the Ska vi ta en fika collection. I wanted to keep the top card monochromatic using purples and just a dash of neutrals to break up the lines. The pearls helped with that, also. On the card just below, I wanted just the accents to be in purple, so that your eye would be drawn to those effects.
This card below was made with Vintage Spring Basics collection, because I KNOW we could all use a little Spring just about now. I added some Zva Creative flourishes, K & Co. sequined flowers and lots of liquid pearls. The whole card reminds me of wonderful Easter pastels.
The bow is so simple, yet so elegant. Really, it’s just a series of loops. The first band is laid down across the base of the card. Then I made two loops, one bigger than the other. The bigger one was laid down over the base ribbon and I glued the middle down. Then I did the same thing with the smaller loop. To cover the tack in the middle, I simply added a gem. So easy!
I don’t know how winter has been for you lovely ladies in Sweden, but here in Canada it has been extremely cold and snowy this year! I for one am soooo ready for Spring to make an appearance! So to warm myself up a little I thought I’d work on a summery photo. This is a photo I took a few years back of my oldest daughter when we were taking a summer vacation near Sable Falls in (Northern) Ontario.
I’ve recently been putting together a color inspiration board for myself on Pinterest and I find one of my favourite color combinations is purples with greens, but I’m particularly fond of the these colors in soft smokey tones. So for this page I reached for some of the soft smokey plums in the ‘Ska vi ta en Fika’ collection and mixed it with some taupey grey and soft green from the Vintage Summer basics colleciton.
I wanted to add some ‘lush’ greenery to the page so I matted behind the photo with some green paper from the Life In the Country paper collection (Sowing Seeds-bs), and added a new vine chipboard design from Dusty Attic called ‘Ivy Corners’ adding a few Dusty Attic purple roses in as well.
I just love to add vintage style embellishments to my Maja Design layouts because the beautiful papers lend themselves so well to these types of embellishments, like vintage lace (from Tresors de Luxe), Natural floral accents (also from Tresors de luxe), chipboard designs (Skelleton clock and flourishes, from Dusty Attic Designs) and the Flowers are from a tin of blooms from Recollections.
Clocks are one of those design elements that I feel work with almost any page. So again on this page I’ve added in some of my favourite clock designs from the Vintage Autumn Basics collection (XVI).
When I get my Maja Design collections, I love to fan out the papers and enjoy how the different patterns and designs look against each other. I always want to share these pretty designs in a unique and fun way, ….here I was able to do this using a new chipboard by Dusty Attic called ‘Geometric’ border. I glued a small sampling of a few of the patterned papers behind the small square designs.
Maja Design Papers used in this project: Ska vi ta en Fika (Söders höjder – bs, En Kopp te-bs, Chaite-bs, Favoriter-bs), Life In the Country (Sowing Seeds), Vintage Summer Basics (1932-bs), Vintage Autumn Basics (XVI).
I hope you enjoyed my little project today using Maja Design products and hope that it brought you a little Spring warmth as well! xo