glass bottle

Hi there Maja fans!
Today I want to share this glass bottle.
Found this beauty at a local store and wanted to make him more prettier with Maja papers!
For this project I used the Vintage Summer collection.

IMG_0127I started this project by cutting and distressing all the edges of the paper.

IMG_0134Cut out some small strips and shaped them on the top. Added some lovely pearls and lace. The butterfly is from Prima.

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A small chipboard piece from Dusty Attic with a pearl.

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A piece from a larger home decor piece from my stash.

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Another lovely chipboard piece from Dusty Attic. Gave it a coat with some gesso.

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A stick pin and a lace flower on top. The cork got a touch with some ink to match the colors.

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A piece of the 1932 bottom strip.

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Papers used:
1903, 1926, 1932 and 1932

Enjoy your day!
Ingrid xxx

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Fun With Tags

Cathy - Dreams Tag

Hello Maja Design friends! It’s Cathy here on the blog today. Are you addicted to Pinterest like me? I often have my iPad on my lap and I look around Pinterest during the commercial ads when I watch tv! I love getting ideas from this site and taking a peek at the beautiful creations from the talented crafters out in the world. I felt drawn to the tags that were coming up in my feed and decided that I was in the mood to make some. I also wanted to dabble in some watercolouring as well.

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I started by stamping Silver Fairy by Wee Stamps for Whimsy Stamps with Stazon Jet Black ink onto some watercolour paper. I coloured her in using Distress ink pads and a Tim Holtz detailer water brush. I simply stamped the inkpad onto an acrylic block and then used the detailer brush to draw colour from it to then colour the image. I used Victorian Velvet, Spun Sugar, Brushed Corduroy and Walnut Stain. I did however have one distress marker which was Tattered Rose which I used to colour her skin.

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I die cut Impression Obsession bare branch and leaf cluster. I shaped the leaves using tools from Susan’s Garden Tool Kit. I also die cut flowers using Memory Box flower mound and shaped them as well. I glued them using glossy accents and added a drop of Liquid Pearls petal pink in the centre. The sentiment is from JustRite Botannical Butterflies. I fussy cut the butterflies from one of the papers from the Collection.

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My tag paper is Vintage Spring Basics 3rd of May. In the top right and bottom left corner, I inked both sections using a makeup sponge and Victorian Velvet Distress ink. I then used TCW stencil Art Is.

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I had a lot of fun creating my second tag. It’s a bit grungy and easy to create. I used Vintage Autumn Basics No XIII and XXI for this tag.

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I used Tim Holtz stencil Measured with some modelling paste down the length of my tag. Once dry, I used a distressing tool and applied Brushed Corduroy and Stormy Sky Distress inks over the top of the dried modelling paste to make the design pop.

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I die cut Tim Holtz Weathered Clock and Picture Wheel using papers from the Vintage Autumn Basics Collection (Picture wheel and tag – XIII, Clock XXI).

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To add definition, I inked all edges of my embellishments using Walnut Stain distress ink. It also hides any imperfections in your fussy cutting! I also used foam tape to add them to my page to add dimension.

Maja Design Papers Used

Tag One

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Tag Two

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Thanks so much for stopping by the Maja Design blog today.

Hugs,

 

Little Prince

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Good morning Maja friends! It’s Heidi here today sharing a baby card with you.

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As you may know Maja Design has released a new collection called “Vintage Baby”. I’m totally in love!!! The papers are so adorable!! Today I have used some of the blue papers to make a card for a newborn baby; a little prince.

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Together with the papers from “Vintage Baby”collection I have used a doily, cheese cloth, tulle, lace, manila tags and flowers.

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I have sewn zigzag stitch around the edges of the papers with a sewing machine and I have added some white Gesso.

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Thanks for dropping by! Wish you all a sunny day!

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Two vintage inpsired cards

Hello dear friends! Its Evgenia Petzer with you today, I have prepared two cards that were inspired by the Vintage Basics series. I absolutely love all the designs that Maja Design provides. Its perfect for all type of crafters, you can apply mixed media products on these papers, you can fussy cut from them- so many ways to get creative.

My 2 cards are in 2 different color, but have teh same romantic mood.

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lots of layers, pearls, chipboardapr_shabby_det1and my second card is in blue tones:blue_april_petzerthe main picture is from Vintage Autumn collection (Heritage die cut sheet)blue_april_det2For these cards I have used the following collections:

Mostly its the Vintage Basics Autumn collection

and little bits from Vintage Summer collection:

Have a wonderful scrappy day!

 

 

Japan Mini Album

Japan Mini Album by Irene Tan1(resize)Hi Maja fans! Are you up for a mini album? Today, I’m sharing with you all an acrylic mini album featuring Maja Design “Vintage Spring Basics” collection.

This time, I’ve opt for the beautiful pinkish hues to frame the gorgeous scenery of Japan. Here are some details on it.Japan Mini Album by Irene Tan2I’ve used the pattern papers to layer and decorate each page of this album. Here are some pages in it.Japan Mini Album by Irene Tan3Japan Mini Album by Irene Tan5Japan Mini Album by Irene Tan6Supplies: Pattern Papers: Maja Design Vintage Spring Basics collection; Others: Clear Scraps acrylic album, paints, inks, pearls, flowers, ribbons, lace, stamps, chipboard, adhesives.Vintage-Spring-Basics-PSee you soon!Irene-sign

 

Cute Baby Card

Hello Maja Friends.

as you might know there is a  new collection that has been released long time ago in Vintage range, and this time it is Vintage Baby . I am so grateful to Marie that she created something Baby, as my new passion is to create something baby or for kids. Finally I feel  I’ve got the skills and energy to create for my kids their baby albums, so I am looking through the best photos and can’t wait to play with this new collection.

But today I’ve got only the card to share with you. I guess I need to take a rest from creating only the albums, as I am searching for the new ideas.

VintageBabyCard_ElenaOlinevich  Well, when I finished making this card it had only the papers and nothing more. and I really loved it ( I do love it now), but I thought that it was not me. so I wanted to add flowers or ribbon trim

img_9328So it took me a long time to find the place where it was is needed to be placed, as everything was completed already.

img_9330while there are the pictures, it is not easy to add many of the embellishments, especially when you have more than one image

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Products used: Vintage Baby – New Arrival, Die Cuts, 6*6 paper pad; Prima Marketing flower, crystal, trim.

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Beautiful Spring…

Hi everyone! Iris here again, and as you are reading this I am just on my way home from a vacation I took with my family in Korea. We were very excited to see the famed Cherry Blossoms of Korea during springtime, and to celebrate that season I created a spring layout for you…IMG_1059

The papers of Maja Design are so beautiful and delicate and I wanted to make a soft background for the flower patterns I hand cut from the Vintage Spring Basics line.

To achieve this, I started with a white water-colour paper and used stencils and thick gesso to create textured images. I then misted it and added watercolors to the flowers and leaves. As the paper dried, I simply added strips of paper and hand-cut paper from Maja Design….IMG_1067

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These are the collections I used…

Hope you will all have a crafty happy day!Iris-sign

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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Special Moment

Hello,today I am here to share with you, a LO I did, combining the Vintage Baby Collection & the Vintage Spring Basics Collection. The photo’s used, are of me, giving Sigurdur his first bath,in 1981,time flies!!! I am also going to show you, the latest LO’s I have completed for the kitchen wall….80d053481c0a4ee08e51a606e8024b10

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From the Vintage Baby Collection, I used: Special Moment, First Teddy Bear-BS,Journaling cards blue & a BS of a label….Vintage-Spring-Basics-P

From the Vintage Spring Basics I used: 2nd of April-BS,7th of April & 7th of April-BS

The chipboard used is from Dusty Attic,the flowers used are Prima…

Here are some closeups of detail….97021269ff9d43c4bd2be4f41dc1f0ceI just love all of the images on the Vintage baby Collection……0d03626e90034d59b9ec6e266a9acbfdI used picket fence crackle on most of the chipboard,ten rubbed in some brown chalk once the crackle had dried…14fcb7cb1a5d4d658b5ada411d624a8aShows distressed,hand stitched layers…e791fa0949b04afaa1aefcdb68b6a8b7

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Here are some more LO’s I completed for the kitchen wall using the Nyhavn CollectionNyhavn-PI used Kings Square-BS,Veteran ships-BS & Sitting at the dock

The chipboard used is from Dusty Attic

For this LO,I used a photo of my middle son,who is now painting canvas’s,finding the creative side in him….31db4537bbe742c0bd360a17b44be474For the red used on the chipboard ,I  used my wall paint,for the red,plus I applied a coat of clear crackle varnish.

I used LuminArt’ (Jasper Red)H20 over the crackle on the chipboard. The red was still a bit to bright,so I toned with wintermist gray H20,once the red had dried. I used this on all the chipboard in these LO’s….I also inked the edges of the chipboard using a ink pad..I used distressed brushed pewter stain,paint & crackle on the rest of the chipboard.

This next LO,is of me with my sisters,I am the first one on the left,the oldest…..92861ee8d5604520ba204e8609cd7823A LO of us girls as we got older,my Mom called us the 3 Queens,we did not like that!!!! 83aea1bc36334d34bb28633ab5e086edThis is a photo, of a younger,Siggi,my husband….868a3778765d4214addb7191d3b29a15My Mom & Dads wedding photo,with my grandparents…010833acc94241ecb3c315053409b668My middle & youngest son,when they were little…dea0f5766f0d44c7992c2834ea7f5a48My husbands parents,wedding photo…e134f5e2b12740b485a7a2fee07fc847Well, I guess that is it for today,I am hoping that, for my next post I can show you the before & after of the kitchen wall….Rachelle Rachelle-sign (2)

 

 

 

Nicolas Joseph

Hello Sweeties,

Today I’m on Maja Design blog with another family photo. It’s my paternal grandfather Nicolas Joseph. This photo has been taken during his military service in the Air Force.

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I began my layout by adding some clear gesso on my background to  help the Brusho I choice to work with to react properly. When dry, I added a design with a stencil and some modeling paste. When dry, I added some random stamping.

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I die-cut the gears in a cardboard that I painted first with white gesso, then with an uneven and very light layer of black gesso. When dry, I used some Original Rust to give them the aspect of rust.

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I used some Walnut Stain Distress ink to alter the flowers.

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I die-cut the leaves in two assorted papers from the Vintage Autumn Basics collection.

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Maja Design Papers:

A Gift for You – From Santa with Love

A Gift for You – Wrapped in Old Paper

A Gift for You – Handwritten Post Card

Vintage Autumn Basics – N°VIII

Vintage Autumn Basics – N°XI

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