Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Timeless Traditions for Maja Design

Welcome friends!

I'm very happy to share with you a new layout with our latest collection 'Christmas Season'.
This collection, is a wonderful Holiday/Winter combo with red and blue season colours. You will have a holiday collection that you can continue to use well past Christmas.
My absolutely favourite in this very beautiful collection is the sheet 'Mail the post
cards', I love the very delicate background scenery 
and the lovely woman at the mailbox in a mixture of soft winter colours.

I have set myself the task to cover up as little as possible of the amazing motifs.

used paper collection

some details

I used some cutting dies and added some wonderful chipboards 
from Dusty Attic to add dimension.

a real postcard motif

As I saw the paper sheet 'Greeting Cards' I thought, yes, that's the perfect addition for this theme.
So  I cut out some individual postcards, using the paper distresser tool and inked around the edges with  dark brown.
This project was so much fun to create and I love the scene that you can build up, using some paper sheets from the new collection.
Thanks so much for your visit!
 I hope this layout will set you up for a beautiful and relaxed Advent season!
x Kerstin x

Friday, November 23, 2018

Dare to be different


 Today I want to share a new project for Scrap FX.
It's a mixed media layout in a slightly different way.
I was inspired from the new awesome paper pockets.

used Scrap FX products

some details

 I used every single pocket and the tags as photo holder,
film stripes were made with a cutting die 

I hope you like this inspiration
and all the other wonderful projects of our teamies!

Happy crafting!

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Shadow Box Nemo's Memories

Hello friends!

Maybe you can still remember on my last book shadow box
 'Octopus En Vogue' with the awesome 
  Today I want to present you the interior design. 
The background was created with a decoupage paper with old maps, 
I think very suitable for Captain Nemo's adventures,a very famous fictional character by Jules Verne.
I wanted to create a gritty dripping atmosphere.
I used a lot of Nautical & Seasides wooden shapes from Calico Craft Parts
in combination with some steampunk shapes.


on my detail photos can you find all this wonderful pieces

two old lanterns made with a silicone mould and 
black acryl, painted with Antiquing cream 'Patina Green
and highlighted with  Metallic Lustre 'Gold Rush'

Hopefully you will now feel even more inspired to create your own
 Steampunk or a project in industrial grunge style?!
I really enjoyed working on mine!!! 

Many thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Little stars

Hello Maja Fans!

Today a season inspired layout, winter time is knocking at the door,
best time for crafting, if it's warm and cosy.
I created a nature inspired mixed media layout, 
where I used a mix of torned monochrome and winter papers. 

Thanks for your visit!

More amazing inspirations
 from our Team can you find here

Heartful greetings from Kerstin

Friday, November 9, 2018

Photos of the past


 Today I want to share a new project for Scrap FX.
It's a layout in romantic vintage style.
I was inspired from the new beautiful Antique flourish frame.

  used Scrap FX products

more  details can you find

  Antique flourish frame in altered art
firstly I used white gesso and added a script stamp for the lower part
the upper part was coloured with a mix of  acrylic paints (brown, white and turquoise)

I used only some  parts from the Lace transparency to framing the photo

I used only some  parts from the Lace transparency to framing the photo

 a cutout from Feathers and Lace transparency as wonderful addition
 behind the flower cluster

I hope you like this inspiration
and all the other wonderful projects of our teamies!

Have a nice day my friends!
x Kerstin x

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Thinkers Oasis

Hello craft lovers!

I was inspired to create a new shadow box in vintage style. 
I thought on an old spartan room 
where poets and philosophers let their thoughts run free.


more details can you find


one of our latest great MDF shapes a Flying Eye ball 
coloured with some diluted DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics white, black and gold

I was inspired from the dark night sky with his colours black, brown and gold, 
stars and 
the whole world of Alchemy

Thanks for your visit!

Happy crafting!
x Kerstin x

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Passion for SASPC

Welcome crafty lovers!

  I'm back with a new inspiration for you. 
So let's start with our winter special challenge at SASPC
- it is - as usual - an

themed challenge and all kinds of projects (except digitally created ones) are welcome! So show us your tags, cards, art journal pages, canvases, altered objects, drawings, paintings, sketches....whatever you're up to as long as it fits our challenge themes steampunk or industrial.

...and of course a project that combines X-mas with steampunk or industrial style is more than welcome too ;)
And as it is a two months long challenge you are allowed to enter up to five projects instead of just the usual three!

I was inspired to create a tag in mixed media style. I love it to combine various materials such like fabric stripes, shapes from silicon moulds and cutting dies. Together with some Fluid acrylic paints and a crackle background from DecoArt always a lot of fun and pleasure.

used DecoArt materials

Steampunk is the combination of nostalgia from the Victorian era with modern mechanical elements. I'm fascinated by the DIY mentality and the ingenuity, the imagination knows no bounds.

  I'm also fascinated again and again what nature brings about in big and small wonders, which are often a model for technical innovations. 
Our 'Big boss' Claudia deserves a special 'Thank you' for her engagement
 for this challenge blog.  
She is a big beetle fan and that's why today a little creepy-crawler moves 
about the Steampunk tag, to which genus he belongs 
I don't know, but in any case he is related to the bookworms ;-)

some details

a victorian element made with a silicone mould a grey air drying 
modeling clay,
afterwards painted with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics

 I hope you like this inspiration
and all the other wonderful projects of our teamies!

Have a nice day my friends!
x Kerstin x