‘True Love’ Layout

Hi Maja Design friends and fans! Welcome to the blog today!

Larissa here sharing a new layout with you!

 

True Love

true love

I have combined two Maja Design collections to create this layout – Vintage Spring Basics and Sofiero!

Just love the florals and soft colors together!

Let´s take a look at its details so you can see how have I worked my layers and have added die cut flowers and a few other embellishments:

true 1

true 2

 

true 3

 

true 4

I hope you´ve enjoyed this layout and leave this blog inspired to create something beautiful today!

Thanks for your visit,

Larissa-sign

 

Merry Christmas

Hello,today I am here to share with you 3 stocking cards I made & a LO. Here is the first card using the Vintage Frost Basics Collection…..

9de28c9e5f954ebbaafd244833bba45d

Vintage Frost Basics

I used: 1st of Dec,1st of Dec-BS,3rd of Dec,18th of Dec-BS,Christmas Diecuts

The Chipboard used is from Dusty Attic, here are some closeups of detail…..0259cb71f86b49bb814b24f9a8196e16

I left the top of the card open,so that I can insert tags,notes ect… I painted the font with DA raisin paint,then applied a coat of clear crackle, once the crackle dried I rubbed on some gesso to bring out the cracks, & did the snow effect on the top,using Prima white sand texture & sprinkling on glitter while the texture was still wet….2b0ffa2672c74ad69ad2204c7555be1f

I did distressed paper layers, using lace in the layers. I also did some hand stitching. The burlap flowers are Petaloo…I did distressed paper layers, using lace in the layers. I also did some hand stitching. The burlap flowers are Petaloo…c995e26c71944d6994e134ffedada666

Here is the next card,also using the Vintage Frost Basics Collection…

1256ecbc-5833-44cc-a93e-68d9dc7a7d9d_zpsf0187ada

Vintage Frost Basics

I used 6th of Dec,7th of Dec,18th of Dec,19th of Dec,Dayd of Dec-BS,Christmas Diecuts & a BS of a label. The chipboard used is from Dusty Attic. Here are some closeups of detail….

9105b92b-b4ff-4495-98b9-99b51ca532d6_zps423c890c

The flowers & berries are Petaloo. I painted most of the chipboard with white crackle paint,then rubbed in a brown chalk, once the crackle dried, to bring out the cracks. I used Prima white sand texture for the snow effect..824a45f2-b8d8-4a1e-83d9-4efb861de3b2_zps22719a6a

I hand cut out the little circles for the banner,from the paper, I was using,inked the edges,applied clear varnish & sprinkled on some glitter while the varnish was wet..I did paper layers,used lace,chipboard & pearls in my layers…ff3d2f15-0f91-4070-a380-2673399facfe_zps09287e27

Used snowflakes as buttons on the stocking…

81f5581e-5c17-4f0f-94e3-60d236830aaf_zpsddd099ed

Here is another stocking using A Gift for You Collection….

f77d4dd4-11ed-4e4b-9ce2-44ab77f1a6b1_zpsc4ee59ef

gift

I used:Sent with Love,Packed by Santa’s Elves-BS, My dear friend-BS,Given from the Heart,Die cut sheet & a BS of a label……

Here are some close ups of detail…

7b5946e5-1360-4eb9-a9b1-d84e8c317d2d_zpsc625c3fb

I dipped the poinsettia in water,then heat gunned it so that the petals would curl up.Then I applied 2 coats of red pepper color ink,then a thick coat of  clear crackle.Once the crackle I dry brushed in some black chalk to bring out the cracks.I then applied Prima white sand texture,sprinkling on some glitter as the texture was still wet. I also traced the outer piece of the poinsettia,to make leaves under with the paper I was working with. I then glued all the pieces together,using tweezers,to hold it together & giving the glue time to dry..7365a42f-c2dc-4e04-8b2e-da456bf92e40_zps65cae396

I did distressed, hand stitched,paper layers,using DA chipboard,lace & pearls in my layers..On most of the chipboard I used white crackle……e83a8b0f-d61e-4a7c-a289-7e859ffc9685_zps30cf617b

My last project for today,a LO,using the Walking in the Forrest Collection….dd2eb19a-65b9-487d-9e64-acc2320b725f_zps8b5b2520

Walking-in-the-forest-P

I used:Birdsong, Mountain Ash-BS,the colours of Fall-BS,

Other products used: Flowers Prima Luna Collection (Lyrical), Sunrise,sunset copper roses, Junkyard findings,metal embellishments,Petaloo flowers

Here are some close ups of detail:

649e7c2b-d863-494d-9913-0e9008e68b72_zps95c12596

1a459cb8-f08a-4f4e-9661-bb30bcfe73c4_zpsa1abd522

I used Vintage Photo & Forrest Moss stain, on the rest of the chipboard. I also applied a thick coat of crackle & once the crackle dried, I rubbed in some brown chalk,to bring out the cracks. I also inked all the edges using a brown ink pad….Here are some more closeups…

27a77b49-8356-4c37-9b2e-c1f29c408cb2_zpsb6e3de8f

c0e1649c-f837-45bc-aeee-cb75de594ca1_zps76afe469

87a56f17-808a-43ef-a3e1-871579c43acb_zps64206f62

d1950320-e72b-4418-97f2-0f0842c3242f_zpsab76db9b

3ca54721-4775-407b-a65a-92486112ff47_zps2ff38789

20465331-30d1-4be8-9169-7ef86b0eee2d_zps981a7558

Rachelle-sign (2)

 

Life by the Sea Tutorial – step by step

Hi everyone and a great BIG warm welcome to Maja Design blog… today I have a step by step tutorial for you . My very first tutorial I have ever done so I hope you like it .I included lots of images to help you with my process of layering … here goes !!

I created this Layout using the Life by the Sea collection .   Life by the sea tutorial by HeatherLayout by heather       I like to use elements that reflect the energy of my work . Here the texture reflects the sand, waves, shells, and ocean .

MY PROCESS – Step by Step images .  tutorial by heathertutorial by heathertutorial by heather tutorial by heathertutorial by heather   Maja Design papers are perfect for distressing . Do you think this looks a little like the movement of waves in the ocean ?tutorial by heather     Now the fun begins . adding texture with modelling paste and a stencil .   tutorial by heather tutorial by heathertutorial by heathertutorial by heathertutorial by heathertutorial by heather     when creating I lay my elements down and then move them around until I am happy .  tutorial by heather      You can see by this image I have moved the position of the circle and chipboard. The photo is mounted and placed over the chicken wire chipboard . tutorial by heather      Next step is to  begin adding other elements of your choice .   tutorial by heathertutorial by heather     keep adding  lots of elements to form a cluster … this creates interest and draws the eye across the page .   tutorial by heather tutorial by heather    Clear crackle paint adds richness to the elements and papers , and gives a shiny textured finish .    tutorial by heather     Be creative and add beads and muslin to mimic the ocean .  tutorial by heathertutorial by heather     My completed Layout … as you can see creating layers is very easy and lots of fun. just be creative as you go and add lots of elements to create depth and texture .tutorial by heather      Thanks so much for looking at my tutorial . I hope this helps you understand my process .these papers are just so perfect for a seaside Layout or project .. I had fun creating this and I do hope I have inspired you to begin creating your own layout by the sea .

Heather-sign

 

A layout from Camilla

Hi everybody! I hope you all are well. The chilly weather in Sweden made me bring out the  Vintage Frost Basics collection. And this is what I made. Melvin - MDThe three papers from the collection are layered on top of each other and to make them blend together I used different border punches.

Melvin1 - BFSProducts used: Maja Design Vintage Frost Basics papers (6th of December, 13th of December, 14th of December), doily and lace leaves from Tresors de Luxe, flowers and crystals from Prima Marketing.
Camilla-sign

So Sweet ~ Watching Them Grow

So Sweet_Sig_Layout_Gabrielle_Pollacco_Maja_Design_07

Hi all, it’s Gabrielle here with you today to share with you my latest page using Maja Design papers.  As I was scrapping this recent photo of my youngest daughter, I was struck by how much she’s grown up.  I can’t believe she is a teenager now (turned 13 over the summer).  I miss her being my little girl, but I also have enjoyed every stage of her life, this girl cracks me up with her funny sense of humour and quirky style.

For this page I used a modge podge of Maja Design papers.  I more often than not combine a variety of Maja papers, coordinating them by color rather than collection name.

So Sweet_Sig_Layout_Gabrielle_Pollacco_Maja_Design_04

I used a variety of scraps in neutral tones and greens to make my rolled paper accents.  I rolled up the scraps and then bound them with some twine.  I added a fun l’il door hook on the side of my paper from Ingvild Bolme’s Junkyard Findings.

So Sweet_Sig_Layout_Gabrielle_Pollacco_Maja_Design_05

I used a variety of Dusty Attic chipboard as part of my page design, including a Skeleton Clock Frame, Foliage, and the ‘So Sweet’ title.  For the frame I first painted the pieces with some white Gesso.  Then I randomly dabbed on some ‘Broken China’ and ‘Peeled Paint’ Tim Holtz Distress Ink.  I did a little edging with Ingvild Bolme’s ‘Branch Bark’ Chalk Ink.  Then I added a coat of Inksenttials Crackle Medium.  When it was dry  and crackled I dabbed on some ‘Walnut Stain’ Distress ink so that it got in the little cracks and whipped off the excess ink.

So Sweet_Sig_Layout_Gabrielle_Pollacco_Maja_Design_03

I used the 11th of March-bs paper as the green background frame for my page and as the main background paper I used the backside of ‘Flannel Shirt’ paper from ‘Walking in the Forest Collection’….this is one of my favorite papers to use as a nice neutral background, especially when I do some mixed media on the page as I did here.  I used a bit of Broken China and Peeled Paint Distress ink pads on the page and added some texture with home-made texture paste and a Crafter’s Workshop Stencil called ‘Mini Damask’.  The butterfly is an image that I printed on a piece of transparency and cut out.

So Sweet_Sig_Layout_Gabrielle_Pollacco_Maja_Design_06

I wanted to keep my blossoms soft and clean, so I went with a burlap bloom from Petaloo and two white blossoms from Dusty Attic Designs.  The small sugared dots are from Prima.

So Sweet_Sig_Layout_Gabrielle_Pollacco_Maja_Design_08

The strip of lace I used on the bottom of the page and the natural floral cluster (just above the title) are both from Tresors de Luxe.  I had a little fun with the title.  First I gave it a coat of brown chalk ink ‘Knotted Wood’ by Ingvild Bolme, then I used some ‘Waterfall’ Stickles in the center of my alpha’s.  After it all dried I gave the whole thing a coat of gloss medium with some Glossy Accents.

Maja Design Products used in this project:  Vintage Spring Basics (11th of March-bs, 7th of April, 7th of April-bs), Antiglen (Kaffe på trappan), Walking in the Forest (Flannel Shirt-bs), Sofiero (brown dot).

I hope you enjoyed today’s project and hope you find yourself some time this week to get your Maja on.

Gabrielle-sign

Seize Every Day

Hello Maja Fans, I’m so glad you’re here today :)

This time I have a special layout to share. My friend has a disabled son and a group of crafty gals gathered to help her raise some money for his rehab. Some of us donated handmade cards or jewellery for auctions, other just spread the news – any kind of help is needed and appreciated. My idea was to make a layout for the highest bidder in an auction, with their photos and to their taste. And here’s the result:

mdjolaI got this photo of the winner’s kids and thought of this double-view idea, with the photo in the background in sepia. And then the colours of the photo in the foreground made me think of the Ska Vi Ta En Fika? papers, and as it was taken in the woods, I thought this blackberry paper would give a nice forest climate :) Then I decided on the title – Carpe Diem, seize the day. I think even the littlest moments in life are important because they are unique, nothing ever happens again so each second is precious. And thus the golden mist I sprayed all over the background and flowers and the glitter on the letters:

mdjola2I added some die-cut twigs and leafy branches:

mdjola1mdjola3…and flowers matching the colours of the kids’ clothes. The rest of the embellies include the resin house I painted brown to make hte details pop, a chipboard clock covered with Crackle Accents and the silvery key charm.

mdjola5This is already the second auctioned layout and I’m so happy I could help even this little – I believe what goes around comes around and it’s so important to help whenever we can. One person can’t help everyone, but together we can change the world! :)

Supplies:

Maja Design papers: Ska Vi Ta En Fika? Other: flowers, mists, resin house: Prima; stamp: Bo Bunny; dies: Memory Box, Taylored Impressions, Kesi’art; chipboard: Crafty Moly; studs: ScrapBerry’s; key charm: my stash.

 

see you!

Maja-sign

 

Walk with me daddy plus a Christmas layout

Good morning! We have recently celebrated our second Father’s Day. It was a lovely day, filled with joy. I created a special card for Johan’s first Father’s Day last year. This layout continues the journey…walk

I shot this photo of Johan and Joel while Joel was very ill and went in and out of hospital last year. I’ve used the same poem for this layout as I used on the card. Freely translated it goes like this…

Walk with me daddy
Hold my hand while we’re walking
There’s so much I want to learn
And so much I don’t understand
Teach me how to avoid all the danger every day
Teach me to always do my best
And be happy for who I am
Every child needs a loving hand
So they can have support and security
Come and hold my hand daddy
We have a long way to walk
I have used Sofiero and Vintage Summer Basics scraps for this layout…walk2All flowers are by Wild Orchid Crafts. Chipboard from Scrap FX, pearls from Michael’s. Lace from LSS.walk4I have used a stripe from one of the Sofiero papers for this beautiful Tim Holtz frame (painted with ordinary white gesso). walk3The acryllic frame is from Prima, doily by Wild Orchid Crafts. I’ve used scraps from Sofiero and Vintage Summer Basics to create the little circles. I’ve used Ingvild Bolme chalks and Distress Ink to stamp sewing patterns on them and the larger background scraps.
I have also got a Christmas layout to share with you today, created with A Gift For You…sentwithloveThis photo was shot of Joel on Christmas Eve last year. He was so tiny. Just two months old and very sick…sentwithlove2I have used a little hanger (7Gypsies) to put ribbon on it. Dies from Spellbinders, punches by Martha Stewart. Flowers from Prima, chipboard from ScrapFX. sentwithlove3I love to use stripes and die cuts from the various Maja collections. They really bring something extra.Papers used
Sent with love
Given from the heart
Boquet of poinsettias
Packed by Santas Elves
When the snow is falling
Die cut sheet

I hope you all got inspired. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Jenny

“Note Book” layout

Hello Maja Design fans and friends!

Larissa here with a new Maja Design project to share with you!

This time I have used the gorgeous Vintage Spring Basics line to create the layout below:

Vintage-Spring-Basics-P

Note Book – A day to remember

 Note book

This layout has 1st of April paper as a base to paste all the other layers of pieces of beautiful Maja Design patterned paper.

notebook 1

As you can see I have decorated this page with a few cutouts, a bunch of flowers, blings, pearls, blings and shabby chic resins by Prima.

notebook 3

 

Let´s take a closer look:

notebook 4

I hope you´ve enjoyed it!

Thank you for your visit,

Larissa-sign

 

 

 

It’s Winter Time

Hello,today I am sharing with you a LO I did,using the first photo’s with snow Oct 2014!!! Garden season is over,but this year I made a couple winter gardens,using my purple flowering cabbage,& pine,so I was excited to get the snow to get my photo’s.8af383ad-b0c9-46af-95a9-63ee8bb85d39_zps68ebaabe

I used the “A gift for You Collection” with the Vintage Summer Basics Collection…gift                                                                   I used: On Christmas Morning & Wrapped in old News Paper, I also used Vintage Summer Basics                                                                                                                  The Chipboard used is from Dusty Attic. Here are some closeups of detail…..72712488-e3a6-4e22-936e-0fab190b1950_zps3295ed36My dogs have been on my mind, with winter coming. We love the snow,but I worry about them when it turns really cold. So I guess that is why they ended up in my flower clusters…5899a745-cd93-4213-9769-6aa7731651a5_zps84c738c9

a0d869ba-984b-473b-801f-80517763e922_zps39b2755eThe large flower is Bobunny. I used Tim Holtz Die,Festive Greenery,for most of the foliage used on this LO. I cut the pieces,applied rock candy crackle,then dry painted on gesso to bring out the cracks. I then applied MS white texture effects,& while the effects was wet,I sprinkled on some glitter. Milo’s nose was in the snow in the photo & now it is in the effects..e4aa0d8b-fda6-482c-bb75-b58ed72acd30_zpse1d36362I painted the wagon wheel with rock candy crackle,rubbed in the brown chalk,then dry brushed on some gesso & applied texture effects…..07773358-c1d7-4a37-b40a-28f7cca4d0b5_zpsd90ed14f

59130435-1b9f-4cc4-846e-e6b438c1d16d_zps603387dbI painted on some plum color wash on to the tiny roses,once that dried I applied some texture effects & glitter….the roses were cream & are IamRoses…e3fb9371-8238-4b82-bd60-4de6178336aa_zps8cb1ec75

78d63e05-52a5-4546-945f-bacfe6f34624_zps486826b2

2775bb77-0a52-4c0e-9306-5dfdacc51c63_zps60960abbThank you so much for taking the time to look….RachelleRachelle-sign (2)

 

When Leaves are Falling

Hello,today I am here to share with you a fall LO,using the beautiful Walking in the Forrest Collection….

5515dac327e54e3ca726b969a0ad7c0d

Walking-in-the-forest-PI used: Bird Song,Flannel Shirt,Jeans,Mountain Ash,Orchestra of Nature & a BS of a label.. The Chipboard used is from Dusty Attic. Here are some closeups of detail….9ee05fcb-b592-4eb0-a0e5-8e0b58906558_zps66f4b90cI did distressed payer layers,using burlap & corrugate paper in my layers….1ad6c93e-7f40-4896-b3c5-db3b76eee2b9_zps13dc9435On the birds on the branch,I stained the branches with Vintage photo,& on the leaves I used green & barn door red. I then applied a thick coat of rock candy crackle. & once the crackle dried brushed on some gesso,to bring out the cracks & to tone down the color. I also cut out the birds from the Collection, & glued them on to the branches….3f650372-f974-4e0c-a39b-6d67de2142c0_zpsb110f9f0Chicken wire under the fence….3f650372-f974-4e0c-a39b-6d67de2142c0_zpsb110f9f0

2b60cf91eb2c45efbdcc110dbff62bc1I also did some stencil work,using CWS confetti & Viva Modelling cream. When the cream dried I rubbed in brown & orange chalk….6d092730-3dda-4798-a9e8-84487efa42ab_zps764eac06

080b5cae-38ce-4062-813c-9654545095cb_zpsfa2ed436

7e530c2cebb148ac959dfa880e7f59f7

865b34817dce40dfaf53379aec5d40b3Thank you so much for taking the time to look….Rachelle

Rachelle-sign (2)