baby carriage

Today I proudly present Maja Designs new baby: the “Gift for you” collection.
What better way to show this new ‘baby’ by altering this carriage!!!
Took me quite some time and lots of work but I’m very pleased how it turned out!
Lot of my work already found a new home but my girls insisted that I kept this one! :)


At first I started to paint the carriage as the original color was an ugly brown color.
Took me quite some layers of gesso to lighten it.
Can’t live without gesso! LOL


Added some turquoise touches so it matches my living room.
The base of the carriage was made using the ‘wrapped in old newspaper’ sheet.


Made the blanket with the ‘from someone special’ and ‘wrapped in old newspaper’ sheet.
The edges of the carriage is the border strip from the ‘ handwritten Post Card’ sheet.


The paper blanket with lace and a piece of a flower trim.
Added a small bear charm, isn’t he cute?!!


Painted the metal pieces of the carriage with some metal paint.


The front side.
Punched some flowers from the ‘wrapped in old newspaper’ sheet.
Distressed the edges and glued them on both sides.


A lovely bow of turquoise ribbon on the back.


Took me some time to make the top of the carriage.
Cut out some small strips of the ‘hope to see you soon’ sheet and distressed all the edges.
Some inking on the sides to get an older look.


Added some beautiful lace on the small strips.


A lovely flower accent on the top.


The wheels were also painted with the metal paint.


Although this is a Chrismas collection, these papers can be used for non-traditional projects as well!!

Papers used:
Hope to see you soon
Wrapped in old newspaper
Handwritten Post Card
From someone special

Enjoy your day!
Ingrid xxx

wall hanging

This wall hanging has already found a new home!
Made this one for a dear friend of mine.
I used the Vintage Summer Basics collection.


I started this project with a blue background and distressed the edges.
Layered some strips of patterned paper and made some texture with modeling paste.


Some modeling paste using a template from the Crafter Workshop and paint splatters.


Made the circles by using a bottle cap and some paint.


A lovely metal bird cage.


A flower arrangement with handmade thread flowers and painted flowers and mini roses.


This gorgeous metal butterfly was found at a home decor store.
It was part of a long string with different sizes of butterflies and leaves.
The little metal butterfly comes from my stash.


This metal leave was a part of the string also.


The letters are from Imaginarium Design and got a layer of puffy paint.


1923, 1933 and 1934

Enjoy your day!
Ingrid xxx

 

Romantic Autumn Notebook

Hi there, Maja Fans!

Welcome to the Maja Design blog today and have a look at what I’ve created to share with you :)

Autumn always makes me feel more romantic and nostalgic. I love to sit in the evenings with a mug of raspberry tea and a good book, wrapped in a cozy blanket, or go through photo albums all over again :) It’s also the time to describe and organise summer photos, or make first Christmas arrangements (I like to prepare my gift lists much earlier so that holiday frenzy doesn’t affect me LOL). And thus a beautiful handmade notebook is needed :)

mdromnI made this one using the Vintage Summer and Vintage Autumn Basics collections. For the cover I combined my two favourite papers from the VAB collection: I just love how the beautiul roses look with those stripes! I used the signature strip to cover the line between the papers. I decorated the die-cut plaquette with a fabric rose and paper Prima leaves and a die-cut Prima doily cut into halves. I also cut out a clock face and placed it in the doily centre:

mdromn2I like to decorate the wires of my notebooks too: here I tied a beautiful guipure ribbon and a tag I cut out from the VAB sheet – it can be used as a bookmark, or if you would like to give the notebook as a present – you can write some wishes on it :)

mdromn1For the inner cover I used a Vintage Summer Basic paper, with a more delicate rose pattern. I also stamped several stamps:

mdromn3The notebook is sturdy enough to go into a handbag, but I think I’m just going to keep it on my desk to have it at hand :)

Supplies:

Vintage Autumn Basics: Heritage, No. II, No. V., No. XVI; Vintage Summer Basics: 1921. Other: dies: Prima, Sizzix; brads: Craftmania; leaves: Prima, stamps: 7Gypsies, KanBan; fabric flower: from my stash.

see you!

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Explore the world

With my girl leaving the nest for her study oversea in mind, I made these two suitcases.
She is on a journey to explore the world!!


I used the Vintage Autumn and Vintage Summer collection for this project.



I first started to paint the suitcases with watered ink.
The bleu paper is from the Summer collection, 1921 and
The brown paper is from the Autumn collection, No. VIII.
Distressed all the edges.
The metal embellishments are from Prima.

Group of different flowers:
The big white one is from 13Arts, the blue tulle one from Prima,
the lace one I found online and the small roses (which were white)
were painted with Shimmerz coloringz, Mama sings the Blues.


I cut the air balloon from the No.XIV sheet.


And a piece of an old neck lace for an extra touch.

The butterfly and the gears chipboard are from a Dutch online store, Scrap-Unlimited.
The butterfly got 2 coats of gesso and was a bit overheated  for a more textured effect.
The tiny fleur de lis is chipboard from Dusty Attic.


The gears were also painted with some watered black ink.


I punched some flowers from the No.VIII sheet and distressed the edges.


Top view.


No. VIII and No. XIV


1921

Enjoy your day!
Ingrid xxx

A mini album…

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Happy Monday!! Marilyn’s here with you today to share this mini album with a decorated wood box that I made for a special friend.  First, I made the mini album cover with cardboard, it is 5′ x 3 1/2″ and  I covered with the Rose Garden paper from The Coffee in the Arbour collection. I used Vintage Spring Basics, Vintage Autumn Basics and Coffee in the Arbour collections in my project and I decorated it with laces and flowers from Tresor de Luxe.

 

 

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I painted the jute with gesso and made a bow. I added a little frame, pearls and different laces.

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When you open the mini album you see in the first page that I cut “Days to Remember” from the paper with the same name and in the back cover I used the “3rd of May” paper, a stencil, a heart lace and molding paste.

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I covered  out and inside of the box with 2nd of May paper.  I used both sides of the paper, the box’s outside  is with flowers and inside is with the stripes.

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The mini album has ten pages that I worked with different papers, I don’t show you all the pages because I don’t have permission to show my friend’s photos.  It is a surprise gift.

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This is how looks the box…very shabby chic  and inside is the mini album.

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Supplies:  Vintage Spring Basics: 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th of May papers and Days to Remember paper. Vintage Autumn Basics: No.XVI, Coffee in the Arbour: Rose Garden.  Laces and flowers – Tresor de Luxe, Prima-stencil, Shimmerz Paints, Gesso.

Until next time!!!Marilyn-sign (1)

altered wooden clock

Hi there Maja friends!
It’s my turn on the blog today and I want to share this clock with you today.
Found this clock at a local store (Action) and it just had to be altered! lol
For this project I used the Vintage Autumn Basics collection.


I did a bit of fussy cutting for the front of the clock, making sure the lovely lady stayed in tact. The No.XVI clock sheet is perfect for some extra embellishments.


The beautiful papers on the sides.


Just love to add some kind of jewelry to my projects. Here I used a piece of a necklace.


The gorgeous big tulle flowers are from 13Arts.
I used the No.III sheet for the rolled roses.


The clocks from the No.XVI sheet.


The top of the clock with an arrangement of tulle and paper flowers.


Rolled two pieces of paper for an extra element on top.


Papers used: No.I, No.III, No.XVI.

Enjoy your day!
Ingrid xxx

A home decor item..

Hello Maja Design fans and friends!

Welcome to Maja Design Blog!

Larissa here sharing a new project featuring the gorgeous Coffee in the Arbour & Spring Basics lines by Maja Design.

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These lines were perfect to help me decorating this lovely window:

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I have used a lot of cutouts and die cut flowers and leaves to add interest to this wooden piece.

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I have also included a few Prima flowers (yellow vine), blings and shabby chic resins here…

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Finished it with a touch of liquid pearls and gesso!

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I hope you like this project and all its dimension!

Thank you so much for your visit!

See you soon,

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Shadowbox Fun

Hello Maja Design fans and welcome to the blog today :)

It’s Maja here to share the shadowbox I made, inspired by the chipboard quotation I bought recently:

mdshadFor the background I used papers from the Vintage Autumn Basics and Vintage Frost Basics. I inked and distressed all the edges, added a few strokes of white gesso here and there and also glued torn strips of paper for an even more distressed look :)

mdshad4Then I placed the chipboard quotation and the photos and then started to fill the shadowbox with embellies:

mdshad3mdshad10The small glass vial contains the letter I wrote to my boys – it’s not sealed so they can open it and read any time :)

mdshad5I also decorated the outside of the box: the top is covered with flowers and gauze:

mdshad8…and the back is decorated with stamps, stenciling, clock faces and numbers that mark the boys’ age at the time the photos were taken.

mdshad9The shadowbox can be a nice home decor item, and it’s so fun to make! :)

Supplies:

Maja Design papers: Autumn Vintage Basics: No. XIV, No. XV, No. XVI. Vintage Frost Basics: Days of December, 10th of December, 2nd of December, 9th of December. Vintage Summer Basics: 1936.

Other: Chipboard shadowbox and elements: Scrapiniec; flowers: Flora Bella; metal elements: Retro Kraft, Tim Holtz; stencil: Crafter’s Workshop; glass vial: Tim Holtz; stamp and wax: Papermania.

see you soon!

Maja-sign

bird house

Today I would like to share this altered wooden bird house made with Maja Design latest collection, Coffee in the Arbour. I was in a sentimental mood because my youngest daughter is going to study at Wright University, Dayton USA. I’m soooo proud of her and so happy for her that she is following her dreams but this mom is a little bit sad….she is leaving the nest!

Covered the front of the house with the “Flourishing Garden” sheet.
Added some pink lace at the roof top edges.

View of the left side of the bird house.
For the roof I used the other side of the “Flourishing Garden” sheet, the striped one.

View of the right side of the bird house.
I painted the bird chipboard with some gesso mixed with mini beads.

Some real (painted) twigs to decorate the house together with some Prima flowers.

Two wooden hearts, painted white with some gesso.

Along the sides I used the bottom stripe from the “Flourishing Garden” sheet.

For the top a used a piece of the “Raspberry Cupcake” sheet

Papers used: Flourishing Garden(+bottom stripe) and Raspberry Cupcake.

Enjoy your day!
Ingrid xxx

Spread your wings and fly

Hello Maja Design fans and friends! Larissa here with a new Maja Design project to share with you!

This time I have a mixed media piece featuring the newest Coffee in the Arbour line:

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Spread your wings and fly little canvas

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This small canvas in its easel is a lovely item, perfect to alter and to include great words of intention and inspiration!

 

I have altered it by using a collage of small scraps of Coffee in the Arbour papers everything pasted with the help of gel medium and a foam brush.

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I have included my message with the help of different fonts and alphabet stickers and have decorated everything with a few flowers, a paint brush and a ribbon!

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I hope you´ve enjoyed this project!

Don´t forget to “spread your wings and fly”!

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See you soon,

Larissa-sign