I’m nuts about coffee. I really am. If I had a dollar for every cup I’m drinking I would be VERY rich. For those who know me it doesn’t come as a surprise that Fika is my all time favourite Maja collection. So when we released the Coffee In The Arbour collection this spring I had to restrain myself before going coffee crazy with it. But I eventually did. Here’s a coffee layout, freshly brewed.I shot this photo while having coffee with Marie at Lejas Café while we planned our trip to CHA. That was one exciting evening. I have used four different Distress Ink’s on the left side (Vintage Photo, Pumice Stone, Gathered Twigs and Frayed Burlap) to make it more alive.
A bit of Texture Paste for dimension in combination with flowers from Prima, Wild Orchid Crafts and Magnolia. All background stamps by Tim Holtz, bling from Prima.
All chipboard by Scrap FX. This one has been covered with Distress Embossing Powder Dusty Concord. Resin and background masks by Prima.
I have used the following papers from the Coffee In The Arbour collection…
Grandma’s Old Porcelain
Smell of Freshly Brewed Coffee
The air is heavy and the heat makes it vibrate in the merciless sun. It’s not hard to remember a vacation in Mexico a couple of years ago. But honestly… It’s warmer here then it was in Mexico at the time.I’ve played around with different kinds of mists and mediums. The two background papers are from the Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics collection. I’ve used Glimmer Mist Chalkboard Mint Chocolate Chip, Glimmer Mist Moonlight, Patina, Frost and Granite for the background. I created the mask with my Gazelle, saving a buck or two. The white texture is plain white Texture Paste, used together with a Prima mask. The green texure is Shimmerz Texturez Patina, used with a Tim Holtz mask. Here you can really see the difference between ordinary texture paste and texturez.
I’ve used papers from a number of Maja collections. The new Coffee In The Arbour, one of my favourites-Vintage Autumn Basics and the old goodie Crea Diem. I used a Fiskars circular border punch I bought at Michaels a couple of years ago for the circular die cut. I think it turned out quite nice. Big rose and crab by Prima, the other flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts. The chipboard has been misted with Glimmer Mist Slate. I’ve used three different Distress Ink’s… Salty Ocean, Walnut Stain and Pumice Stone.Here’s another angle where you can really see how the Texturez shines.And a final close up…
The scraphouse has airconditioning, so don’t be too surprised if I start posting like crazy…
It feels like two days ago I posted the May Mood Board, but here we go again. It’s already time for the next one. Based on the gorgeous new collection, Coffee In The Arbour, it encourages us all to enjoy life.Got to say that I adore the little blueberry cupcake on the watercolor image that you can find on the die cut sheet. And here’s my take…I shot this photo of Johan while we were celebrating my birthday by the castle Läckö a couple of years ago. I have used five different PanPastels for the background, together with some plain white texture paste.
I’ve colored the lace with different Distress Inks and Glimmer Mists. The cute birdbath has been painted white and then I added some Texture Paste here and there. Flowers by Prima, Magnolia and Kaisercraft. The butterfly is from Prima as well.
I loved to cut out all the beautiful details of the Enjoying The Moment sheet.
Some not so perfect stitching… The way that I want it. Pearls, more cut outs and roses from my favorite Sachet collection by Prima.
I hope you got some inspiration. Don’t forget to drop by our blog and join the fun.
Maja papers used:
Coffee In The Arbour
Enjoying The Moment
Homemade Lemon Curde
Lemon Meringue Pie
I realised that I’ve been posting a lot of blue layouts lately… It’s not a coincidence I used to be called Little Blue. But here’s something in apricot and green this time…
My friend Terese gave birth to Elodie exactly three months after Joel was born. The photo was shot during our very first meeting. She’s grown now and is so cute.
The apricot paper is from the Vintage Summer Basics line by Maja Design. Flowers by Prima, Wild Orhid Crafts and Re-collections. Bench is from Prima as well. The ribbon has been colourised with Distress Stain Bundled Sage. The texture is Texturez Artichoke by Shimmerz. I created the mask myself with my Gazelle.
The chipboard frame contained a clock, but I removed it. It’s been painted with Gesso, some Distress Ink Shabby Shutters, Glimmer Glam Chandelier. Finally I’ve added Matte Accents over it. I was going to put some pearls in it before it dried, but the phone rang and I completely forgot.
I’ve painted the flowers and letter stickers with Gesso. The cute lace is from a LSS.
And… I am going to post the Bo Bunny album. Eventually…