“Tempus Fugit” layout

Hello Maja Design fans! Larissa here super excited to share with you  my first creation as a member of Maja Design´s Creative Team.

For the special occasion I have done a layout featuring Maja Design´s gorgeous Vintage Autumn Basics line.

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I simply love the imageries that make this line so unique! Beatuful ladies,inspiring balloons and clocks. They all give us the idea of how time flies… And that´s why we have to capture those special moments in a scrapbook page, to preserve and cherish them forever….

This layout has the “Vintage Autumn Basics n. I paper” as a base. The design was planned with the help of three tags taken from the “Heritage” paper and a few cutouts from the Vintage Autumn Basics n. IX, XIV and XVI papers (clocks, balloons, flowers, books).

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As you can see in the layout´s details, I have put this layout together by arranging three tags and grouping my cutouts, Prima flowers and die cut flowers, in the left side of my page. To add contrast and interest I have added a Mirrored embellishment by Embelliscrap at the opposite side.

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I also added a touch of color with the help of blue toned sprays and mists. I´ve also embellished my page with shabby chic resins by Prima Marketing and finished it with a touch of gesso that I previously colored in purple tones.

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I hope you´ve enjoyed this layout! Have a wonderful day!

Forever Love

Happy Monday!! It’s Marilyn here to share with you a new page using some Maja Design collections:  Vintage Spring Basics, Vintage Summer Basics,  Vintage Autumn Basics and Walking in the Forest collections.  Here in North Carolina everything around is turning green and blooming, it looks very pretty, so I continue inspired for spring pages and here is my page.DSC_5935 copy

My kids make me laugh…I said “cheese” and they put this funny face at the same time,lol. Every time I saw the photo I start to laugh and I have to make a page with it.DSC_5935 copy-2

I made fussy cutting(clocks) from the paper No. XVI – Vintage Autumn Basics.DSC_5931 copy

I added textures with molding paste, gesso and acrylic paint in my background.DSC_5935 copy-1

The small flowers are handmade with the 5th of April paper.DSC_5930 copy

To create dimension I draped the paper and to add more textures I used different elements.DSC_5935 copy-3

Supplies: Vintage Autumn Basics: No.XXII, No.XVI, Vintage Spring Basics:4th of April, Vintage Summer Basics:1904 paper, Walking in the Forest: The color of fall paper. Martha Steward border punch, Liquitex-gesso, Ranger-distress ink, molding paste

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Memories Captured

Good morning! Today I have a new project to share. I have played with the Vintage Summer Basics collection.

I added some mixed media to the background – some misting, stamping and masking. And then I did some layering with the fab Maja papers together with the Blue Fern Studios chipboard circle.

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The title chipboard and also the chipboard circle are just dabbed with some white gesso.

Memories captured 1 Here is a close up of the background.

Memories captured 2 Some gorgeous blooms to lighten up.

Memories captured 3 And here you see the layering up close.

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Products used: Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics collection: 1899, 1905, 1912; Blue Fern Studios chipboards; flowers; say it in crystals, masks, shimmerz spritz, stamp, inka gold, gesso
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Hello with Vintage Autumn Basics

Good morning!
I am hoping you are all well. Today I am keeping my post a little short. Life is very very busy here and as you all know I have my beautiful 3 daughters to look after who all still need me very very much on a daily basis.
So I am very happy to create and very happy to share here but not every post will be as detailed as before. I hope you do understand..
Anyway, here is a layout I created for Maja Design using their Vintage Autumn Basics collection
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“Hello”

This is myself and my eldest daughter at Sea World in Queensland in January .

Here are some close ups. I started with the “NoXIII” paper, and built my layers up from that using a mixture of Distress Stains, Distress Paints and inks.

 

 

 

Maja Design collection: Vintage Autumn Basics – “No XIII” paper

Chipboard Title: The Dusty Attic

Chipboard heart and circles: The Dusty Attic

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Enjoy the Moments that make you Smile

Hello,today I am here to share with you a couple LO’s I did. The first on is a photo of me,in my garden taken in the fall. It amazes me how my garden changes,with the colors throughout, our very short growing season!! Speaking of that, last night it was -25 cel,& we still have 2 feet of snow!!!Once the snow goes,& we get warmer weather my garden comes alive! I just posted a LO, on my last post,of what my garden looks like, in the Spring,using the Fika Collection, & now on this LO,I am using the Walking in the Forest Collection….

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From the Walking in the Forest Collection I used:Autumn in the Air,Autumn in the Air-BS,knitted sweater,mountain ash_BS,The colors of Fall-BS & Orchestra of Nature. The chipboard used is from Dusty Attic. Here are some closeups of detail….

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I did distressed,hand stitched layers & some punch work. I inked all the edges of the paper with Vintage photo distress stain. I cut out the leaves & mushrooms,then applied rock candy crackle & inked the edges….

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On all the chipboard I used,caramel,sunset orange,ginger & pesto adirondack ink (Tim Holtz/Ranger) alcohol ink. I then applied rock candy crackle,& once that dried I used a brush & applied pinecone TA glimmermist.

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A rolled corner,these blooms are prima,the gold ones are from the sunrise,sunset collection…

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I did some stencil work,using Crafters Workshop Art is 6×6…the red flower is BoBunny…

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I sprinkled on some micro beads, while the crackle was still wet….

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Another BoBunny flower with Prima gold roses…

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Here is another LO I did using the Vintage Spring Basics Collection. I used Nadia’s Sketch for Dusty Attic on both of these LO’s……

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From the Vintage Spring Basics I used: 8th of April_BS,9th of April-BS,10th of April-BS,9th of April,11th of April-BS & some of the BS’s of the labels.

Here are some closeups of detail…

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Shows some distressed,stitched layers,punch work & stencil work…

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I left lots of the chipboard raw, but not really. I inked the edges,applied rock candy crackle & rock candy distress stickles…

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I used MS texture effects on the buds,wordlet & stencil work. Once that dried I rubbed in some lavender lace liquid pearls,using my finger…

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The flowers are Prima,some of them are old ones that I had….

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Over layering 2 pieces of chipboard….

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Rock candy stickles & lavender lace liquid pearls on the butterfly..Thank you so much for taking the time to look….Rachelle

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Peace

Hello and a warm welcome on this ist day of April. Beautiful weather here is Australia, a perfect Autumn day . A favourite time of the year for me.

PEACE    7 April LO peace Best 1As most of you are aware, I am a nature lover and today I have a layout in the blues and greens showcasing a cluster of glorious driftwood, seaweed and fungus I found on the edge of the ocean on one of our road trips along the Great Ocean Road, a glorious, rugged open ocean, scenic drive along the coast of Victoria, right down the bottom of Australia. 7 April LO layers 2    I have stacked lots of paper Layering, with clusters of chipboard and blooms. The altered key on the heart echoes how nature truly opens my heart, and sends love flowing through my veins. The entire cluster is tied together with cotton string. Looking deep into nature fascinates and intrigues me . Such intimate detail and captivating elements and tiny living organisms on this rich green piece of fungus. There were tiny little insects moving around through the moist green weed , too small for my camera to detect. Nature holds such beauty everywhere.7 April LO layers 4       a closer view of the chipboard title . this is inked in Bamboo Versacolor ink and when dry I dry brushed some white gesso across the word to bring out the texture. 7 April LO layers string 6      a view from the side . here you can see the layers of altered metal, diecut leaves and shapes. I love to raise the photo above the layering to bring the focus to the eye..

7 April LO layers 5     looking  closer at the cluster from the left side of the photo. paper, leaves, chipboard small tiny elegant branches and tiny roses all complete the cluster . these papers give me so much delight and they also have so much woven into each design… wonderful work Marie on each collection.

Maja papers used……Vintage Spring Basics 5th of March, 6th of March, 7th of March, 4th of April, Days to remember, Vintage Summer Basics 1902.          Thanks so much for looking at my work and have fun playing with the beautiful  Maja Design Collections. Take care and have fun , and hope to see you all again next month xox  Heather-sign

 

A little of Spring…

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Happy Monday Maja friends!! Marilyn is here to share with you this spring page about my dear daughter Paola that I made using one of my favorite collection…Vintage Spring Basics.  My inspiration was a full pleated skirt that I made a time ago and I created the same effect here with the Maja Design papers .

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I cut the tags, butterflies and my tittle from the ” Days to Remember”  paper.

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I tie the tag with a  jute and added a cheesecloth around the flowers.

 

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I love these butterflies, they are in the 6th of May and Day to Remember papers.

 

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Supplies: Days to Remember, 4th, 6th and 7th of May papers from Vintage Spring Basics, Prima flowers, Martha Steward border punch, acrylic paints, gesso.Vintage-Springr-Basics-P1

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Follow your dream

Good morning! I hope you are well. I have been working on a new project to share with you. I think you agree when I say the Vintage Spring Basics collection is beyond beautiful. I have been using it to create this layout.

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A close up of the flowers I have been using. It is a selection of different spring colours.

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I tucked in a small piece of chipboard painted in white.

Follow2I added some texture paste to a mask to create this pattern.

Follow3 A little metal trinklet is the perfect finish touch.

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Winner of the March Mood Board and a new Creative Team member

This months Mood Board has generated so many beautiful projects… MarchMB

Here are our contributions for this month…

And the winner is….Lainie Michel_USALainie Michel, USA!

The Vintage Summer Basics collection will be sent out to you as requested.

Our next Mood Board is full of life and Easter feelings. It’s light colours and dreams of the warming sun will sure keep you inspired for the coming month. There is now a second reason for you not to miss it. I will pick one of our Seasonal Girls (Winter) among the Mood Board contributions this year. That means that you will get a box of Vintage Frost Basics to play with and become a guest in our cozy little corner…

And. Speaking of Seasonal Girls. Our first Spring Girl made such an impression on us that we decided to keep her. So here’s our new Creative Team member that you will meet on our blog every second Thursday, starting next week…Larissa-Albernaz

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Loving Life

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Hi everyone! Gabrielle here with you today to share with you my latest Maja Design project.  Yep! I’m one of those scrappers that often forgets to scrap about myself. I have a big family and have lots to scrap about so I don’t often think to do a page about me.  The photo in this layout is one that one of my daughters took of me when we were on a walk together.

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I used mainly papers I still had in my stash from the Limited Editing Sofiero collection.  I chose colors in the pinks and taupes with just a hint of green.

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I really hate to waste any of my Maja Scraps so I save anything bigger than a couple of inches for upcoming projects.  I had this piece of ‘Enjoy the Frangrance’ paper left over from another layout I made and decided to keep the angle cut the way it was. I just lightly moistened the paper and gave it some folds along the diagonal edge. When it dries, it gets quite firm and holds it’s shape well.

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I added some lacy die cut pieces from Memory box along the cut edges of the paper (Norwich Corner, Quinn Flourish) and tucked them between the papers. Texture was added with some homemade texture paste and a Crafter’s Workshop Stencil (Gothic Romance).  The soft pink in that I used behind the photo is a chalk ink by Ingvild Bolme called Sweet Pea.

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The blooms were handmade from some pink scraps of Maja papers I had in my stash, I used a pale pink paper from Vintage Summer collection, deeper pinks from Crea Diem and a deep rose from Vintage Summer.  To make the blooms I simply used a scissor to cut a wavey edge circle (in different sizes).  Then I cut a wavey spiral into each circle and rolled them up  (working from the outside – in) to make the roses.  Then just glued down the spiral design to the center part of the circle.  I added a pearl bead to each center.

Maja Design Products:  Sofiero (Enjoying the Fragrance-bs, Princess Margareta’s Garden-bs, The Elegant Winehouse), Vintage Summer Basics (1923, 1922-bs), Crea Diem (Fylld av kärlek), Vintage Autumn Basics (III-bs, XVI), Vintage Spring (6th of May).

Thanks so much for stopping by the Maja blog today and hope you will give these beautiful Maja products a try on your next project! xo

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