Flowers, Flowers Everywhere

Hello Maja Fans, welcome to the blog today :)

It’s Maja here to share my recent creations. Both feature the Ska Vi Ta En Fika? collection with its beautiful beiges, purples and greens to add some colour to greys of these days :) I do miss the spring!

The first one is a layout in which I added some blues and white shades to cold crisp beige background:

mdymmhI stamped the bacgkround paper with stamps designed by my fellow DT member for Maja, Gabi Pollacco – great work, girl!

mdymmh1For the top layer of the background, I cut the Kaffetaren… sheet diagonally to omit the coffee pot image and feature just the flourish corners. Then I distressed and curled out the edges:

mdymmh2I placed the flower cluster tucking the flowers and other elements between the background paper and the curled edge of the top layer:

mdymmh4To make the photo section more interesting, I used the same photo in two sizes, placing the small one into a resin frame:

mdymmh3Blue is not an essential colour in the “Fika” collection, but I think it looks great with it :)

Now let’s have a look at my other creation – a wedding card:

mdslfHere I combined the warm beige papers of the collection with delicate purples. I was inspired by the rose motif of the Chaite paper and delicate flourishes that happen to be very similar to the chipboard floruishes I had in my stash :)

mdslf1I built my flower cluster around the printed roses, making them a part of the design:

mdslf2I mounted each layer on 3D dots for more dimension. I also added several liquid pearl dots as a finishing touch:

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Supplies:

Maja Design papers: Ska Vi Ta En Fika?: Kaffetåren den bästa är, Kaffetåren den bästa är bs, Chaite, Lejas café, Havrerutor bs. Other: flowers: Prima, Petaloo, my stash; stamps: The Scrapbook Diaries; chipboard: Wycinanka, Scrapiniec, Blue Fern Studios, 2Crafty; resin frame: Prima; Liquid Pearls Biscuit – Ranger.

 

Have a nice day and don’t forget to drop by tomorrow for more inspiration from our Team :)

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family album

Today I want to share this family album cover.
When my mom and dad passed away they left us lots of lovely and very precious photo’s.
I have scanned each and every one of them and burned them on CD’s for us kids and all the grandkids as a wonderful memory of their family heritage.
For a long time I wanted to put them in albums and finally I started my family album.
Planning to do lots of pages with photo’s from both sides of the family.
Would be quite challenging though, to make flat pages, but I give it a go!
To be continued! :)


Made this album with the Vintage Autumn collection.
For this album I used the following papers: No. II, V, X, XI, X, XVI and heritage sheet.
The book handle and key are from Scrap-Unlimited.


A rolled flower with No.V
The clock is from Artemio and the clock handles from Prima.


All the clocks were cut out from the XVI sheet. Just love this sheet!!


Can’t remember this metal family plate, it was in my stash for some time, but it was perfect for this project.


“Memories”, a piece from the bottom strip No.X


After layering all the strips of paper, I added some texture with instant filler and a stencil.


Also added some stamens and dew drops.

Enjoy your day!
Ingrid xxx

Born To Ride

Born to Ride - Nyhavn - Cathy McGrath

Hello Maja Design friends! It’s Cathy here on the blog today and I am going to share a grungy/mixed media layout that I have created using  the wonderful Nyhavn Collection. I used Dockside in Bloom as my background paper. I used Crushed Shells Glimmer mist to darken the centre of the paper, then splattered some Lindy’s Stamp Gang Blue Hawaiian Blue as well as Mister Hueys Opaque White and Inky Black mists randomly around the page. I also randomly stamped over this using some Tim Holtz Ultimate Grunge stamps.

born to Ride 1- Nyhavn - Cathy McGrath

I die cut some cogs using chipboard and Spellbinders sprightly sprockets dies the used Distress Crackle Paint to alter them. I also used some left over papers and stamped some chevrons from Impression Obsession. I added a BoBunny brad to one cog to add some extra dimension.

born to Ride 2a- Nyhavn - Cathy McGrath

I used a grunge front from Kaisercraft to stamp part of my title. I also stamped the edge of my base page in a grunge texture stamp also from Kaisercraft to add some texture to my page. I inked all of my papers with Black Soot distress ink to add definition.

born to Ride 3- Nyhavn - Cathy McGrath

Finally, when I added my photo, I used some twine. I wrapped it around a modelling paste container to get the rounded shape the carefully positioned some small glue dots to adhere it into place. I used a small peg to attach it to my photo.

Maja Design papers used:

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Nyhavn Collection

Dockside In Bloom

Sitting At the Dock

Heritage Harbour

Old Townhouses

Like a Colourful Bouquet

Thanks for stopping by the Maja Design Blog today.

Have a fabulous day!

 

My Sassy Girl

Hello friends, how are you this Thursday?

Today it’s my turn on the Maja Design blog with you and I have a canvas to share. I made this for a family we often have play dates together with, and their daughter is really a sweet little girl.

Here is the project:

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I based the colors of my canvas on the photo – there’s mostly blue from her dress, some green from the background and a little bit of pink and purple from her hair clip. I also emphasized the checkered square pattern because of her dress design, which also has the same pattern.

Some close-ups:

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I made quite a few butterflies cut out from the Vintage Spring Basics collection and had them randomly over the page. To make them look more alive and dimensional, I folded them into half and glued down only the centre portion. My chipboard was painted with a few different shades of pink and green, and distressed with some white gesso for a white-washed look.

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Another view of the same cluster, but you can see the layers of papers I’ve used and a mini tag I’ve cut out as well. I also tucked in pieces of die cut leaves under my flowers.

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My main floral cluster, where I have layers of papers, chipboards, gauze, die cut leaves and the flowers. All the flowers were dry-brushed with gesso for a shabby look. You can also see some of the splatters I’ve done in my background and glass beads I’ve added to emphasize the overall “shape” of the main cluster.

So that’s all I have for you today, and I’m  off to enjoy a 4-day holiday break with my family. Have a great weekend too!

Maja Design papers used: Vintage-Springr-Basics-P1

9th of March, 2nd and 6th of May, Days to Remember

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no. III

Vintage Winter

14th and 16th of December

Other supplies:

Mediums – 13@rts (paints), Rangers (Distress Ink)
Chipboards – Blue Fern Studios
Resins, flowers – Prima Marketing Inc
Wood cage – Maya Road

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Blue symphony

Good morning Maja friends! Today it’s me, Heidi, blogging a shabby chic card in my favortie color blue.

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I have used papers from the collection “Vintage Autumn Basic” together with a mesh of plastic which is actually meant to wrap bottles in for protection.

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The card is decorated with different kind of blue and grey flowers, pearls and lace.

IMG_3687Wishing you all a sunny and creative day!

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A christmas photo

Hello dear friends! Its Evgenia Petzer with you today. Although its almost spring on a calendar, I still have some temptation to play with my christmas photos. So this time I have prepared the layout with the photo of me and my kids around this year’s christmas time.

Lets have a look and then I will tell you more details about my layout.

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As you can see I have started my layout by appling the mask and using the golden gel medium over it and then sprayed with some mists (I have used both prima and Shimmerz on here). I laso have added lots of Dusty attic chipboard and thir paint on top of it.

Then I draw a heart on a pink sheet (5th of December) and fussy cut it and used it as one of my layers under my photos and embellishments.

Though the papers are much more delictae, muted colors, I still decided to keep my photo in color and then just to add some splashes of those colors in my layout by tiny bits here and there.DAFebpostLodet1 CA2A2099Sequins are very popular now and I alos love this new trend, so to maintain lots of blue colro that my photo has, I have used some of teh sequins on my layout, as well as lots of bids. I apply those little things on glossy acent by Ranger.

Have a lovely, sunny day in your part of the world. I really hope I have inspired you a bit to take your winter/christmas photos out.

Maja Design papers used:

Die cut sheet, On Christmas morning (those two sheets are from a Gift for you collection) and 5th of December from Vintage Frost Basics collection.

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Memories Card

Memories Card by Irene Tan 1Hi Maja Design fans! Today I’m sharing with you all an acrylic card. Have you tried creating an acrylic card? The acrylic can easily makes an elegant card.

For my card I’ve used the Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics. I’ve chosen the blue hues from the collection.Memories by Irene Tan 3To create a softer look, I’ve used some soft lace trims and ribbon.Memories Card by Irene Tan2Supplies: Pattern Papers: Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics collection; Others: Clear Scraps acrylic card, trims, ribbon, flowers, pearls, ink, stamps, adhesives.Vintage-Summer-Basics-P1See you again soon!

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More & More Spring Cards

Hello dear friends.

Today I am sharing more spring cards. I know that I haven’t create many of layouts recently, but I can’t stop creating cards and canvases at the moment. Spring is coming , I guess.

SpringCardInYellow_ElenaOlinevichWell , I need to confess that yellow is not my color. I love it just for the daffodils and I it seems that I create something new only for some spring cards .

So I have made at least 3 for the 6 years of my crafting hobby.

img_8447I used yellow papers, yellow flowers and even added some splatters of yellow spray, so I think it is even too much for me.

But I used the chipboard that I cut into 2 pieces, and the other part I used for my second card, this time the pink one, the color I feel more comfortable for me to work with

PinkSpring_ElenaOlinevich  Well, this is the color I like for something soft and delicate

img_8573I made this simple card. but I needed something simple but feminine. This is my pink therapy as I am going to create some brown projects for the next couple of weeks. The person who knows about it is enjoying to see my last pink one,

Products used:
Vintage Spring Basics – 2nd of March, 1st of March, Prima Marketing flowers, 2Crafty Chipboard;

Vintage Summer Basics – 1910, 1908

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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