So Sweet & Precious

Hello,today I am here to share with you a couple LO’s I did, combining Maja Design’s Vintage Baby Collection,with Vintage Spring Basics Collection.I have also completed my kitchen wall using the Nyhavn Collection,so I will also be sharing thatc3528148-315a-4adf-bbcb-ef34475e7ffb_zpsfskkvufa (2)The Adorable little girls are Chris Lim’s granddaughters,Cass & Caitlyn. They are just so cute. Vintage-Baby-PI used:New Arrival,Our Little Miricle, From the 6×6 Vintage Baby I used:Welcome Little One,Adorable-BS,Baby Showers-BS,Journaling Cards-BSVintage-Spring-Basics-PFrom the Vintage Spring Basics I used: 4th of May,6th of March & 5th of AprilThe Chipboard used is from Dusty AtticOther products used: Prima Flowers & metal hearts, I am Roses,tiny roses,Petaloo berries,Queen & Com Bling  Here are some closeups of detail…e68c985c-e512-459a-9b8f-b085800c212b_zpskl1vremjI did lots of distressed,hand stitched paper layers….06de5f45-0f58-4925-938b-f163736cfd60_zpshn3x2ldc8d135d20-219a-4ad8-89b1-ad817f5e47f6_zpsrnp9guhk (1)I covered the DA hot air balloon with the Maja Papers…be747248-e60f-41e9-a85b-e7d8aab0b588_zpsevt0hpan (1)8b35225b-b04b-4d15-b36c-1cb078d38075_zpsxxrihmjf (1)8f8b307d-ea2f-47a2-b13c-8355fd7461e8_zpsutmenmv3 (1)5e97719d-e9e4-4384-85fe-4715a4d41c9d_zpsvymowndr (1)9f669f21-7ef1-43ad-8564-ae43f9987792_zpsnpfq77rie011a98e-8dd4-4366-8da1-a1dfdb97a1fd_zpskn0bsepjHere is my next LO,also combining the Vintage Baby & Vintage Spring Collections…8eae1307-e29b-468c-a894-3597cc5b6604_zpspbnp65mjFrom the Vintage Baby I used: Expecting,Flowers for Mom, From the Vintage Baby 6×6 paper pads I used: It’s a Girl,Flowers for Mom,Journaling cards pink-BS,Flowers for Mom-BS &Baby Shower  From the Vintage Spring Basics I used:2nd of May-BS & 4th of May

The chipboard used is from Dusty Attic

Other Products used:Prima Flowers,Queen& Comp Bling, IamRoses,tiny roses,Die-namites Dies

Here are some closeups of detail…d3439a1d-e388-4918-93e9-daa0c0a8667b_zpsr3d3vl6jOn most of the chipboard I used picket fence crackle,once the crackle dried, I brushed on some brown chalk,to bring out the cracks….5ca7d6c3-a6ed-4f0a-b01e-e505e8f77311_zpsr4wu0s4zThe rocking horse is is a die from Die-namite’s. I did lots of card stock layers,then the Maja layers…12df3d5d-5bb9-4125-95a3-9139c44793c2_zpsciekcahvfec4841b-ddeb-4405-a627-8023a15bc775_zpsa6cvlii8c159d5ff-fa1f-4bf4-a3ca-559887413979_zpsntkxgqkj9f669f21-7ef1-43ad-8564-ae43f9987792_zpsnpfq77ri83829ce5-3fff-44cc-99e7-61b694a4bbb1_zps4eucgs2kI did the same to the carriage as I did with the rocking horse….

Now I am going to share with you my completed kitchen project,using the Nyhavn Collection…2934cdc8-8fea-4e19-92f1-a5a0cc57dd7d_zpstbzmncb9Our kitchenac4740168c1047f8ba2ec3e809a6c581A before photo of the walla3c3a3d8-4066-48b3-b624-3eb8297b54c6_zpsd3r4m2rxAfter photos of the wall…cafd88b2-f04c-4775-a376-3584e46a09c2_zpso9eerjbeThe last of 40 LO’s I did for this project…497ef276-40f3-402b-9ea4-b19fec87ad67_zpsxhcvma819ced0067-21a6-4300-8aaa-260f4ea26d09_zpssr4ho4gx39ec644a-ffbe-4bbb-8e8c-4d38e956a023_zpskeicliula7c0b424-db17-400f-895a-5ff3ec51184f_zpssb5fu9itc101ae33-7bdb-48f9-a362-77113148f471_zpstkuw7cfde1780534-aa29-4aa3-83fd-c552a3e94d85_zpstk30bnhx My last LO,using the Walking in the Forrest Collection,one of my Favs5f6c4f31-0f46-43f1-a9b4-d01d13c50eaa_zps3lpocu4qThank you so much for taking the time to look….Rachelle

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My first post!

Hi Maja friends,
Amy here!
I am so excited to show you my first layout as a Maja Girl ;-)Sadly though that I will be filling in for Gabrielle {I will miss her awesome work with Maja} for the next six months but I’ll try and do my best for you all.

I really love this months “mood board” and I was planing to participate in it before I got asked to be on the Maja Design Team! So a masculine layout I will show you today {without any blooms yep that was a real task for me}

The picture I used is one of our handsome son in a German amusement park! He told his dad can I sit on the car to take a picture. My husband said sure you can but I never got around to scrap it.

I always take out my first sheet {that’s darker blue one} cut out the middle part and on top of that a whole bunch of layers. Let’s have a closer look:

 

I don’t know if some of you already know my work but I love to use chipboard especially with the beautiful Maja Design papers. For this layout I took out all my metal pieces, that had to do anything with gears or cars.

 

Maja Design Papers used:

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no.XIII

Frost-Basics-P 18th of December BS, 13th of December BS, 21th of December BS

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Sailing

Vintage-Summer-Basics-P

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Thank you so much for visiting the blog today and I hope I have inspired you to scrap those masculine pictures. Have a wonderful and creative day!

Love

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Vintage Baby for babies and more

Hello Maja Fans,

a very good morning to you from Maja :)

I bet you already saw our latest collection, Vintage Baby, and fell in love with it :) And you know you can create the cutest baby projects with it, can’t you? Here are two welcome baby cards I made:

mdbabywAren’t those baby images just too adorable? :) With four cut-out sheets in the collection you can make cards in no time! (well, not my case, I’m a really snail-slow crafter…). The cards share the same design (only mirrored) and traditional boy-girl colours. Here’s the baby girl card:

mdbabyw1As not everyone likes flowers in boy creations, I exchanged them for pom-poms. What would you use? :)

mdbabyw3For the upper parts of the background panels I used papers from the small paper pad, so that those sweet toy images are better visible. Just love them :)

mdbabyw2mdbabyw4I think Vintage Baby is one of the most beautiful baby collections I’ve ever seen and worked with :)

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with all themed collections I always feel the temptation to use them for something a bit different. And that’s what I love about Maja Design collections – they are so versatile you can use them for just any project you like :) And so I created a layout for a little older babies ;)

mdcherishAnd ? What do you think? :) I think the papers are quite suitable for a cheefrul boy page too. For my layout I first added some pattern with a stencil and white gesso and distressed all the edges:

mdcherish1I matted the photo with several layers of papers and added my embellies:

mdcherish2mdcherish4I used Promarkers to colour the Pink Paislee Artisan word I used for my title:

mdcherish3And so, while I really love the baby imagery of the collection, I’m also happy it will suit any project actually :)

Supplies:

Maja Design papers: Vintage Baby: Welcome little one, Adorable bs, Newborn, Cutie bs, New arrival, Special moment bs, First teddy bear bs, Precious, Precious bs, Die cuts, First teddy bear and Cherish from the small pad. Other: stamps: Technique Tuesday, Lemonade, Heidi Swapp; flowers: Prima, my stash; title word: Pink Paislee; dies: Spellbinders, Marianne Design, kraft clockfaces: Maya Road; ribbon, lace, pom-poms – my stash.

See you soon!

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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

IMG_1068 I love the soft and vintage look of these papers…IMG_1071

These are the collections I used…

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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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Love That & more LO’s for the Kitchen Wall

Hello,today I am here to share with you, a few more LO’s I did, for our kitchen wall. I do have to say, that this task, is getting harder to do, (working with the same paper,over & over,lots of boy LO’s, & with the color tones, being the same trough out, I am finding that, I may be getting a bit repetitious,as my embellishments are limited). But as I am doing the LO’s,I am adding them to the wall, & the wall is looking amazing,so it gives me the drive to keep on going.

The first three 3 LO’s are of my nephews,the first one is of Quenton….6ee0eb86bed64989b27189fc610ccdb6I used Kings Square-BS,Veteran Ship-BS & Sitting on the Dock from the Nyhavn Collection. The chipboard used is from Dusty Attic.

Other products used:TCW, template, The Story 12X12, Coffee Splotch 6X6, Prima Texture Paste Graphite, & metal, Tim Holtz paints,rock candy crackle,brushed pewter crackle,paint & stain,LuminArt Jasper Red

Here are some closeups of detail….6d7e963866f64b4bab64dfff43ebdbc1 (1)To deepen the color of Veterans Ship-BS,I painted on Tattered Angels Indian corn & rubbed in some pebbles chalk…I inked all the edges of the paper using a mixture of charcoal & grey mist,I used a brush to do this…154a0c3969af436ea19c34bbe0c1fa97For 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.311d70b702234bdb83ca48443d46ffde

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9363ca19b03c4c8daefa112ac5a1917d (1)Here is my next LO,of Quentons brother Elliot…4d43260ac5e94dbc97bf322994013382I used all the paints & metal as I did in the above LO. The Templates used are TCW, dart board 6×6,contact sheet 6×6, & Tim Holtz rulers….

My next LO is of Justin,Quinton & Elliots cousin…..eacbdbd9b39a4a00a33da9d571204fc5The stencils used: TCW, believe 12×12, Specimens 6×6,mini screen print, 6×6, Tim Holtz rulers.

This next LO is of my Mother with her siblings,my mom is holding the baby….51b3539dd3574645b9b3d4b6a4010da9This is the last photo,I took of my Mom with her Siblings,before she passed away June 2013. Mom is the beautiful lady,lower right corner…0db863cdf1dd484580ccebaa7b3f4119The last LO,for today,me with my best friend Tenely.071ccac6161d49d98bac79800bfde0f4I am on a count down,only 16 left to go,then I can show you a before & after of the wall!!! Thank you so much for taking the time to look….Rachelle

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Justine & Nicolas

Hello Sweeties,

Today, I’m up on Maja Design blog with a new family photo. This is a photo of my paternal grand-parents, Justine and Nicolas, on their wedding day.

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I began my layout by gluing some scraps of papers on the background before adding a design with a stencil and Graphite paste. The paste has a grainy texture and some mica in it. The texture, when dry, is amazing!

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When the paste was dry, I added some colors: first some splatters of blue Primary Elements,and then splatters of diluted Gesso to tone dawn the color. I wanted to obtain a white washed effect. I finished the background  with some white splatter of acrylic ink and some random stamping.

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I used the same trick with the roses, I used first Primary Elements to color them then diluted Gesso.

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To give the light pink color to the cherry blossoms, I just applied a pink Distress ink with a piece of Cut’n-dry on the tip of the petal.

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I added several layers of medium to the bookplate. I began to prime it with white Gesso, then Black Gesso that I partially removed. When completely dry, I added a layer of clear crackle paste. I let it air dry as it is the best way to obtain nice cracks. Then I covererd the bookplate with a layer of glossy gel to prevent the cracks to fall. And last step I added some color.

Maja Design Papers:

Nyhavn – Sitting on the Dock ;
Nyhavn – Historical Atmosphere ;
Nyhavn – Old Town House.

Beautiful

Hello Maja Fans, welcome to the blog today :)

It’s Maja here to share a delicate, girly page I made with a photo of my beautiful niece:

mdbeautifulShe’s such a darling, sweet girl, so I wanted to give her photo a delicate, soft and ethereal background. Therefore I chose the Vintage Spring Basics papers and started by distressing and layering two sheets and then adding some textured pattern with white gesso:

mdbeautiful1Then around the photo I arranged the clusters of flowers, cut-outs and sme bling:

mdbeautiful2I had this plastic frame in my stash for ages and it turned out it makes a perfect match with a resin cameo. So I glued them together and placed among the flowers:

mdbeautiful3To add an interesting detail, I tore a bit of the bottom part of the papers and inserted a piece of lace:

mdbeautiful4I also used a little trick with this chipboard frame. Originally, it was smaller than the photo, so I cut it apart diagonally and placed above the photo corners:

mdbeautiful5I hope the layout well portraits her sweet personality :)

Supplies:

Maja Design papers: Vintage Spring Basics: 5th of April, 6th of March, 4th of May, 4th of May bs, 4th of April; Vintage Autumn Basics: no. XVI. Other: chipboard : Stempell&Kartoon; flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; die: Sizzix; resin frame and cameo, guipure lace: from my stash.

See you :)

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