Thursday, May 28, 2015

Smile! with Maja Design

Hello friends!

Popping in today to share a layout I made for Maja Design using their Vintage Summer Basics, working with turquoise, blue and grey.

Here is the layout:

You can see where the idea for the color palette came from; sometimes when I'm need of inspiration the photo helps a lot and I managed to match the papers from the Summer Vintage collection perfectly.

Some close-ups:

My Blue Fern Studios chipboards (Notebook Edges and XOXO) which I altered. For Notebook edges I blended different gelato colors and did some script stamping. For the heart it was also gelato but a generous coat of crackle paint. My background was a lot of sponge dabbing with Ayeeda paints.

My title piece, layered on top of a Graduated Square frame, on top of the many layers of Vintage Summer papers I have layered. The idea is to create a triangular visual flow that accents the photo itself, so I arranged the papers and chipboards (right down to the size) used to achieve that. Lots of textural details in the background too using microbeads and distress glitter, as well as more intense color to contrast against the simplicity and slightly desaturated colors of the photo.

Simple heat embossing and paint splattering.

And that's all I have for today. Thanks for dropping by!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Winner for the Maja Design giveaway!

Hello friends!

I'm so sorry this has taken so long to post - this silly girl has left the winner's post in draft for the longest time and thought I had published it already!

Nevertheless, thank you all for your kind support and the winner of my Maja Design giveaway is:

And you are:

Congratulations! You've won yourself a full collection of Coffee in the Arbor from Maja Design. Please email me at sunnyjeli{at} with your name and postal address and we will get the products to you asap.

Thanks everyone for taking part in this giveaway, and have a great day!


Monday, May 25, 2015

xoxo for 13@rts, an Epic challenge and Color fun!

Hello friends!

I'm in today on a fabulous Monday to share a layout I created using a mix of my new collection Mental Vacation and Olga Heldwein's Starlight, as well as the gorgeous new mediums in the 13@rts store. I have also entered this for the Epic challenge over at Scrap Around the World where I was also an Epic challenge winner last year, as well as my first time entering for Words and Paintery. The sketch inspiration came from Sketchabilities which I flipped (although I'm not sure whether I'm eligible or not!). It's been awhile since I entered any challenge at all and it was really all for fun!

My background was created with four different Ayeeda paint and mist colors - over a stenciled design with modeling paste on my paper Hallerbos. The inspiration for the colors came from Word and Paintery. To create the textures, I mixed Coral matt paint with 3D fillers and sprinkled on generous amounts of sand grit, more plastic fillers and mica flakes. To seal the whole thing, I painted liquid medium over. Before everything is dried, I randomly arranged black and grey threads around the paste I have made. These were inspired by some of the photos from the SATW mood board.

Some close-ups:

My title which is a chipboard piece from Blue Fern Studios. It was primed with a mixture of black gesso and plastic fillers, and glazed over Violet metallic paint. 

The resin frame was colored with random splatters of Lilac chalk mist. The tags were created with Olga's papers (Sagittarius) which I had distressed the edges with first: a layer of black gesso and secondly, gold embossing powder and sand grit. This was inspired by one of the pictures in the SATW mood board where there was a ring of confetti on the martini glass.

I like to layer Blue Fern chipboards and for this layout, I primed them with white gesso, followed by Lavender matt paint and Violet Purple paint. Then I painted on Lilac chalk mist and watered it randomly before some stamping. Lastly it was a layer of tinted embossing powder and distressing with black gesso. 

One of the fun bits I enjoyed creating are the leaves and vines. These were craft colored when I got them, and I was debating whether to alter them or not. Adventure got the best of me and I primed them with black gesso. Then it was a layer of glaze using Violet metallic paint, followed by stamped script which I embossed in gold. Then I took Gold pearl paint and glazed over the vines 

Wow, that was a lot of altering and layering! I hope you enjoyed the techniques I shared here and use them in your own projects. Thank you for dropping by the blog!

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