Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Maja Design March Mood Board...Treat Yourself

Happy Friday all! Yesterday Maja Design announced their challenge for the March Mood Board...ooh, what beautiful inspiration! I have been using more purple on my cards lately than I have ever used and it is all thanks to Maja Design's Ska vi ta en fika collection. Warm, earthy browns, soothing shades of green and glorious purple! Here is a card I made based on the Inspiration Board pictured below:

Here's a shot to give you an idea of the dimension:

Light box version:

I got the idea for the crystallized medallion from Amy's blog...I cut a 12" X 1.25" strip of En kopp te - bs paper and scored in 1/4" increments. I painted one side with pearl paint. I folded up the medallion, glued it to a piece of cardboard and then brushed on some tacky glue over the paint. While the glue was still wet, I sprinkled some snow glitter on it (basically snow glitter is really chunky white (clear) glitter). Next, I layered a pearl dotted Petite Scalloped circle on that and then popped up a regular circle with he sentiment stamped on it. I also dotted that panel, but made my dots really small and close together. The cup is paper pieced with Kärleksmums - bs paper. I added a strip of burlap and white silk ribbon underneath the main panel and had every intention of adhering a big white bow, but it swallowed up the card so I forgo-ed, for-went, skipped it. I added some stick pins, paper flowers and a flow-y hemp bow after all was said and done.

Definition mood board - n:
 a board used by designers on which samples of various colours and textures are mounted to help in deciding which elements complement each other

Jenny, the DT coordinator for Maja Design, gave us some insight into this line of paper and it's origin. Here are her words: 

"Fika is simply enjoying a cup of tea or coffee together with friends or co-workers, often with a cake. Most people are very careful about their fika. We even have fika breaks by law twice a day at work! If you meet up with friends for a fika you should not be surprised if you are staying at the café for the rest of the evening. ”Ska Vi Ta En Fika” means something like “Let’s have some fika”.

Here are the details for entering your creation into the challenge:
The mood boards will be presented the first Tuesday every month. We will be presenting all participating creations that fulfill the requirements below March 29th. We will also draw a winner who will be winning a Maja Design collection of their own choice in 6×6 or 12×12.

After your creation is done, take a photo and send it to without any watermarks (size 600×600). Include your full address in the e-mail and what collection you would like if you win. Don’t forget to write down if you would like 6×6 or 12×12. We need your creation March 27th at the latest. Good Luck!

Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Stamps: Sip and Savor (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Ska vi ta en fika collection (BjörnbarskakorKärleksmums - bs, Blommor på bordet, En kopp te - bs, Havrerutor - bs) Maja Design, Early Espresso, Mauve Mist, Natural White (SU!)
Ink: Cocoa (CTMH)
Accessories: Paper flowers (Zva Creative), hemp, burlap & White silk ribbon (Ribbon Carousel), stick pins (K & Co.), Circle, Petite Scalloped Circle Nestability (Spellbinders), score board, White Pearl paint & Snow glitter (Martha Stewart), White Opal & Silver Liquid Pearls (Ranger), Early Espresso Striped Grosgrain ribbon (SU!), dimensionals, paper distresser, sewing machine
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  1. Wow! Your take on the moodboard is amazing - it's the moodboard in card form!

  2. Love that wide, stripped ribbon :) You are the medalltion master and it is lovely on this card. Well done using the mood board too!

  3. Lovely card--your interpretation of the mood board is spot-on!

  4. beautiful card!bye from France,

  5. This is a beautiful card Andrea. I love all the layers and little details.

  6. Very beautiful card,Love your work...

  7. Stunning card! The layered medallion is so pretty with the paper pieced cup, sponging, pearl dots, and of course your fabulous ribbon treatment. LOVE. A wonderful card to include with a gift!

  8. I love how you used your ribbon!

  9. Oh I love all the layering!! The medallion is stunning and I love how you've combined all the elements to create another masterpiece!! Absolutely beautiful!! TFS.

  10. Oh this is just beautiful! The second picture shows how many layers there are. Gorgeous work

  11. I love the detail and texture on your cards. So very, very, well done!

  12. Your light box image is better exposed but your window ledge image has better ambiance. Do you know how to edit your window ledge photos to brighten them? That would be the overall best photo I'd think! But your cards are so gorgeous it doesn't matter!

  13. I would so love to win some of this paper!! Your card is so inspiring and beautiful, I'm not sure I can get anywhere near your level... but I will make my attempt at a paper creation to enter into the challenge!


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