The Sweetest Thing

Hello friends!

Today I’m up on the Maja Design blog to share with you a layout I created using the gorgeous papers from the Vintage Basics collections.

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Since the keyword is “vintage”, I dug out this old wedding photo of my parents. Photos from their generation generally have an orange/reddish tinge so I used a sheet from Vintage Summer for my background to match the color. But I also liked the romantic roses and memory-keeping theme from Autumn so that was how I came to mix the two collections together. Surprisingly, the lilac and peach blended beautifully. It also helped that I had bits of green as a bridging color to tie the two together.

Some close-ups:

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Lots of paper layers here whose color scheme I had borrowed for the background. I had used vertical stripes to emphasize the visual line of the layers, and floral patterns for the backing for the photo to break the monotony of lines.

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My balancing cluster which I had some fussy and die cut layering, as well as clock hands chipboards, keeping in with the theme of love being timeless.

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My floral cluster and title with die-cut leaves sneaked in.

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Another floral cluster resting on my paper layers. You can see some of the background stamping peeking through. I like to add just enough color to make my background outstanding, but yet subtle enough not to over-power the beautiful designs on the paper. I also choose my stamps to complement either the script on the paper or to emphasize the theme (floral, shapes etc).

And that’s all I have for today. Thank you for dropping by!

Maja Design papers used:
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1912, 1943
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no. II, no. V, no. XVI

Other supplies:

Mediums: 13@rts (paints, mists)
Chipboards: Blue Fern Studios
Embellishments and stamps: Prima Marketing Inc

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Couple of Fika cards

Hello dear friends! Its Evgenia Petzer with you today. In Russia we celebrate the first day of Autumn and also its a beginning of a school year at Russian schools. I personaly love autumn, I love its warm colors and the Fika collection is a perfect thing for these autumn days. Although I am not a coffe lover, i love tea and this collection brings me the sense of rich fovors of tea as well. I love making cards and while making them I also enjoy my cup of tea.

So here are my 2 cards that I made, both of them use Dusty Attic chipboard as well.

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I created that little wreath from raffia myself and decorated it with matching flowers.

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Details:

The chipboard I had primed with the gesso and than coloured with acrylic Dusty ATtic paints and sprinkled it with the microbeads on top, while it was still wet.

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I have used the wonderful Fika collection for both of the cards:

Have a lovely day, Evgenia.

Baby boy train

Goodmorning lovelies,

Last Thursday I became a aunt again but this time to a handsome little boy {finally after having six nieces whom I adore too of course} named Lucas Julian. Until now we had the only boy in the family so for Kevin it’s great too now that he has a nephew. For the occasion I made a pretty little train using the Vintage Baby collection.20150822_150019I had such a great time making this train but I misjudged the time it would take to make. First I took out all the blue papers from the vintage baby collection and then selected which papers I was going to use. I made the train to be a piggy bank so the wagon which has his name spelled on it he can put money in. { well for now his parents need too :-) }20150822_150001I put some little sock in the locomotive so it would not be so empty. I stitched & distressed most of the edges of the papers. And of course I had to add some flowers hihihi even for a boy.20150822_145944Do you see those little pacifiers on the wagon?? When I was about 7 or 8 those things were hot in my part of the world all the little kids where wearing them around their necks and every once in a while it comes back. 20150822_145813The sheet I used for this locomotive is one of my favorites I just love those little elephants on it aren’t they just way cute? Sorry for all the sunlight but Saturday when I visited my brother, sister in law & niece it was very sunny and because it was a gift to them I had to take pictures very fast. 20150822_145821The parts of the train I didn’t put paper on I gessod. Normally I tare little pieces of paper and then stick them on there but this time the edges where to small to treat it like that. 20150822_145834Most of you who know my work know that I love to make my own flowers but for this I used prepared flowers just because I didn’t have that much time to make my own.  20150822_145841Maja Design papers used:Vintage-Baby-PThank you so much for your visit today and I do hope you like my off the page project!

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