Pink – not only for the Girls

Hello Maja Friends,

today I want to share with you a canvas, that I have made for my class sample that I taught last 12 months. I am working right now on some new samples, so I thought that I can post something made for the classes also.

CanvasBoyWell, I always tell to my students, that pink is not only for the girls. So I took a picture of my baby boy and worked with grey, coral and pink colors to create this canvas.

My choice was a very stylish Crea Diem collection, really a perfect match for any project. especially when you are adding some paints.

IMG_2834I used dome scraps from the Vintage Summer collection as they have some good expressions too.  But the dots and script patterned papers are amazing for creating the layers.

IMG_2835I added some flowers and metal embellishments, great mix for the boy, I guess

IMG_2837I want to thank all the ladies who visited  my classes and I hope that you have enjoyed working with absolutely beautiful papers from Maja Design.

Products used:

Crea Diem Collection – Kärleken övervinner allt , Ord flyger bort , Den oersättliga tiden , Sann vänskap ; Prima Marketing sprays, stencil, stamps, flowers and trinkets, Canvas Stickers.

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Tattered Frame

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Hi there! It’s Gabrielle here with you today to share a frame I made using the Maja Design Walking in the Forest collection papers.  I have to say this collections is an old favorite of mine, I love the tattered, worn look of the papers.

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I began by picking up an inexpensive unfinished wood frame at a local craft shop.  It cost me only $1.50 (I love me a good bargain!)  I then had the daunting task of choosing which papers I wanted to use to create my frame.  I say daunting because there are so many gorgeous papers in this collection that I had a hard time choosing which I wanted to put together.

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While I was shopping for my frame I came across these pretty tattered looking blooms (Recollections brand). When I saw the colors I immediately thought of the papers and colors in the Walking in the Forest collection.  I just love those faded denim colors and the worn craft colors.  I added a little hemp twine and some bits of burlap to finish the rustic look.

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Included in the floral package was this cute triple layer butterfly!  I also did a patchwork design on this frame so that I could use a variety of the patterned papers in this lovely collection.   I used some Bronze metalic dimensional paint to add ‘rivets’ to the cut edges. I also used a little water on the edge of the paper so that I could gently pull back the edge to reveal the Flannel Shirt paper.

I hope you enjoyed my project today using this versatile and beautiful collection.  Be sure to pop by daily for new inspiration from our talented design team! xo

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A little flower fairy

Hello!
I’m happy to have you here again :) Today I’m sharing a simple 20×20 canvas, with my daughter (here at the age of 2) looking like a sweet flower fairy.
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I have used Vintage Spring basics pieces, with the flower branches as the main decorative element. There are hardly any mixed media used here, except for the drops of liquid accents- it’s all about the papers really :)
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Supplies: Maja Design Vintage Spring Basics : 1st of May, 4th of May.
From my stash: chipboard window, flowers, brads, dies.

Thanks for visiting us today at Maja Design blog!

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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

Creating a Canvas with Old & New

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Hello Maja Design fans! Gabrielle here with  you today to share a canvas I made using some older bits of my scrapping stash mixed with some beautiful Maja Design papers.  I had recently been browsing on Pinterest and found this artist out of Singapore, named Grace Ciao, who makes fashion designs out of real fresh flowers….I  thought the artwork was beautiful but at the same time thought it sad that they could not last being that they were made from fresh flowers.  It got me to thinking about some very large Prima blooms that I had bought many, many years ago when I first started out scrapping.  I realized that they would be perfect to make up some lovely couture canvas designs.  Yesterday I shared one canvas that I made out of one of the other flower petals (also shared a video tutorial on how I made it as well).  Today I’m sharing another canvas using some pink/cream petals from my stash.

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I used a variety of papers from the Maja, Vintage Summer Basics and Vintage Spring Basics collections. I used the center of the ‘March 1st’ paper (from Vintage Spring Basics) for the body of my couture figure as well as the pretty Daffodil images in the corners of the paper for my canvas background.  In the center of the canvas I used ‘1910’ from Vintage Summer Basics, and then cut out a heart shape from ‘1909-bs’ also from the Vintage Summer collection.

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I always feel that the Maja papers are beautifully complimented by Dusty Attic chipboard, in this case I used a new chipboard design called ‘Elegant Swirls #3′ to top my canvas. I used a stencil that was designed by a lovely and talented friend of mine, Janene Meyerowitz to make the wings behind the figure and to add the lattice design in the corners.  Running down the side of the canvas I used a piece called ‘Branch #3′ and in the bottom corner I used a corner chippie from the DeVine frame set.

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Running down the side of the canvas I used a Dusty Attic chipboard piece called ‘Branch #3″ that I just gave a coat of Gesso and inked with some Ingvild Bolme ‘Moss Garden’ chalk ink, and some Branch Bark ink by her, as well.  In the bottom right corner I added a corner chippie from the DeVine Frame Set (Dusty Attic).  The dress design was made entirely of a couple of the petals I had from an old, old Prima box.  (I’m sure you can use petals from just about any silk/fabric flower you have in your stash).

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I sketched out a couture figure to create my canvas design and saved the page as a template.  Just right click on the photo and ‘save image as’ to your computer if you would like to try using my sketch for one of your projects.

Thanks so much for stopping by the Maja Design blog today, I always enjoy reading your comments and feedback! xo

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I love New York Canvas

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Hello Sweeties,
Today I want to share with you my very first project as a member of the Maja Design DT.
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I started with my frame. I covered it first with Gesso and used a stencil to add a design to it with heavy Gesso. When dry, I added a layer of black Gesso. I let it dry. I then dry-brushed the whole frame with white Gesso and started to add some colors with pink and silver Silks with the same dry-brush technic. I finished the frame with silver wax.

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I used a punch to cut the little hydrangea. I added a little bit of glitter in the center.

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The chipboard as simply been embossed with Aged Silver from Stampendous.

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After embossing the butterflies, I used a stamp to give them so texture, then I colored them.

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Papers used:
A Gift for You – When the snow is falling
A Gift for You – Handwritten Post Card
Vintage Frost Basics – 3rd December
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winter canvas

A winter project for you today featuring Maja’s “A Gift for you” collection.
Added my favorite color, turquoise!


I took a reversed canvas and started to decorate with papers from the “A Gift for you”.
I used the backside of the *pictures and tag sheet* for my background and
*shipped from the North Pole* for the inside of the canvas.
For the border of the inner frame and the roof of the birdhouse I used the *when the snow is falling*.


This cute little bird was found between a lot of xmas decorations at a local store.


Added some puffy paint around the edges to give it a more wintery look.


On some spots on the canvas I glued some bits of kitchen paper towel and added a mix of modeling paste with 13 Arts glass filler. Once dry, I painted the brown and turquoise colors and gave it a touch of gesso for more effect.


The small birdhouse gives it a great 3D effect.


Wooden trees.


Some flowers and the white resin at the top of the canvas are from Scrapberry’s, together with the lovely white twigs from 13 Arts.


The birdhouse with the *when the snow is falling* papers.
Some white cotton balls to give it a more wintery feel.


The cute bird sitting on some twigs from 13 Arts.


Papers used:
*shipped from the North Pole
* when the snow is falling
* pictures and tags sheet

Wishing you a warm and cozy day!
Ingrid xxx

time to fly

It’s been a long time since a made a canvas/layout.
Made this one for my youngest daughter, Yiscka
with the beautiful Crea Diem collection from Maja design.
The closer the date of Yiscka’s leaving to the States, the more sentimental I become!! :)
She had to take some photo’s for all the legal documents, not her usually sunny self and she really hates this one, but he…..thought it was a beautiful photo anyway and had to be scrapped!
(note: she forgave me for using it! LOL)

-Time to fly-
Go where you need to.
Explore the world.
Live your life but always
remember your way home.


I started this layout with layering some cut out strips from the Crea Diem collection.


Created the background with modeling paste and a clock template.
Used the fushia color from Shimmerz paints and some black acrylic paint.
The gorgeous butterfly is from Scrap-Unlimited and got two coats of gesso before randomly painted with the fushia. Added some pearls on the butterfly.


Lovely -home- resin from Prima.


Ab imo pectore = with all my heart / uit de grond van mijn hart
A piece of the bottom strip.


I wanted to add some extra color for more contrast and choose some lime colored touches in the flowers and pearls. The chipboard frame is from Dusty Attic and the painted twigs are from 13Arts.


Some extra touches with gesso.


I used the following papers:
Ord flyger bort
Den oersattliga tiden
Fylld av karlek (+bottom strip)

Enjoy your day!
Ingrid xxx

Classes with Elena Olinevich… and the new A Gift For You

Good morning folks!

Today I have some cards with the new A Gift For You collection to share. But first I want to tell you about a wonderful weekend I had some time ago.

In late August I had the privilege of meeting our own Elena Olinevich. We had so much fun. We had dinner with Marie, swam in papers in our warehouse, had some sightseeing and. Elena held classes and I attended two of them. Her classes are so personal, often with smaller groups to get the intimate feeling and be able to help everybody out.

So I thought I’d share the creations I made during her classes.The first class I took was a canvas class where Elena taught different mixed media techniques.We used the romantic Crea Diem collection in combination with Prima embellishments and different mediums.
Here’s a final close up where you can see the background work.And here’s the class I took…

The next class Elena was holding was my favourite. We all got to choose whatever papers we wanted to use. Since there are so many Maja collections we all came up with papers from different collections. I don’t think I saw anyone picking the same papers, so all the albums were so different from each other. We also got embellishments depending on what papers we had chosen. I chose to use papers from the Life In The Country and Life By The Sea collections.
1_We used a lot of acryllics for the mini-album. I really loved that. They became new favourites of mine. 2Try to repeat that if you can. 😉3We used lots of different dies and mediums…
5Elena really showed us the use of acryllic albums and embellishments.6Elena uses the acryllic sheets to make the album see through. Since I love to follow my albums from page to page I think this is a fantastic way to make it more visible.
7And here you can see though the next page to see the previous one.
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And here’s the page you saw through the acryllic before.9I really love this face…
10And finally. Joel with his beloved IKEA jars…

This album was made during this class.

And now… a couple of Christmas cards made with the new A Gift For You collection that we have all been waiting for…JennyGrotherus jul1 jul2_Jenny

Make lemonade…

Marilyn Rivera-Maja Design July Happy Monday!!! Marilyn here to share with you this project that I made with the new  Coffee in the Arbour collection. I love the Lemon Meringue pie paper with all these pretty lemons and  the Delicious moments paper that I combined to create this canvas.

Marilyn Rivera-Maja Design July1 I framed the lemonade illustration with a 2Crafty chipboard.

Marilyn Rivera-Maja Design July2I added a variety of  flowers and cheesecloth around the frame .

 

 

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I’ve been listening this quote since I was a kid. I used a stencil and molding paste.

 

 

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Supplies:  Lemon Meringue pie paper, Delicious moments paper- Coffee in the Arbour collection, 2Crafty chipboards,  Prima and Recollections flowers, DCWV stencil, Shimmerz Sprintz, lace, cheesecloth

Until next time!Marilyn-sign