Thursday, February 19, 2015

My Sassy Girl with Maja Design

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:


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:


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.  


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. 


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!



  1. Have a lovely weekend! Your canvas is so pretty, adorable photo and love the colors too..

  2. Oooh! Have a lovely mini break:) This is a gorgeous always amaze me with your flower clusters....!!!

  3. Very lovely canvas. Love the way you built up the two sides.

  4. Oh how gorgeous Jelissa. Love the softness of this.

  5. So pretty Jelissa.. You can't not create something beautiful with these papers and your eye for colour and detail.. just stunning.


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