One of the projects for CHA that I had a super fun time working on is this layout showcase the fun bicycle paperclip (circled out with the paper twine); along with the row of the kraft townhouses in both white and black options. And of course, about my favorite topic ... traveling!
I had the opportunity to go to Florence, Italy again and honestly no matter how many times I've been there (this was our 3rd time), I love every bit of it. Cray as it may sound, but love just walking around the city. Taking in the amazing architecture (hence the kraft houses) and the buzzing of the people.
And sharing one of my favorite picture from the trip, a little something simple but yet brings back so many memories. Here I frame the picture with the large photo frame chipboard (misted using mettalic cherry mist) and on the side, tucked in some kraft tickets, the bit of chocolate plum vintage tape measure trim, a yellow star pin and layered on a cute wooden button.
And on this side of the layout, once again having lots of fun with the paper twine (to keep the circle in place, I used a bit of fabric tape to hold the ends together), another cute button to match and of course the new bicycle clip (have you gotten yours yet?).
Thanks everyone for stoppin by and do keep a look out for all the new Maya Road goodies at your nearest LSS or online.
One of my favorite projects that Caroline requested for the summer show was to alter a clipboard! I have to admit, when I first heard, I had NO idea what I was going to make. But if I've learned anything about creating, it's to plan a little, and then just let things take shape as you go.
Since our project was supposed to be all about us, I started by pulling items that were my favorite colors, and incorporating some of my favorite patterns and fabrics and threads, as well.
I always have to be a bit messy in my projects. I can't handle all straight lines and corners and perfect paint coverage. Have you noticed that? And I just love layering tons of different textures together
Even though the clipboard is decorated, it's still fully functional, so I didn't want to glue the clip portion shut. Instead I embellished the clip.
I love that I can tack sticky notes or clip reminders onto this pretty board!
hi Roadies, welcome to the Stampendous Blog Hop week with Maya Road. So I have to admit that I am not big into embossing or glittering. I am probably not very good at it so it is not a technique I try very often. So when I got this:
I had to think for a while what I would do. At first I tried the mica flakes with one of the Maya Road wood pieces. I ended up having to scrap the projects and start over since it just looked like I was making a mess on the wood piece. So it was back to square one. With this Encrust Jewel Teal Embossing Kit what should I do?
I decided to try something with the Sky Blue Embossing Tinsel. I decided not to emboss with it. What I did was cover a wooden Maya Road Hummingbird with Diamond Glaze and I sprinkled the Embossing Tinsel in there. I liked how the colors looked. After it dried, I glazed it again to seal in the embossing tinsel and embossing powders:
I then mounted the bird on a Vintage Ribbon Spool that was wrapped with some of our new Blue Raspberry Twine. I then added both on pop dots to a Super Mega Bottlecap that had patterned paper and a Time Flies Clock Transparency on it and mounted everything onto a card:
Thanks for joining us today for our blog swap! Don't forget that you still have a chance to win our giveaway! Make sure to go read the details on this post.
Hello Roadies, Emily here today with the Maya Road and Stampendous Swap, Day 4. Did I scare you?
I got to play with the same awesome pack of Fran•táge Mica Kit that Mandy Kay shared yesterday, and I'm amazed at how different our projects turned out! While we both did fall based projects, the pearl and black mica flakes made me think of night time, so I went with a spooky Halloween-inspired frame.
I used my Silhouette for the frame and holder, a Lori Whitlock creation. I filled the cavity of the frame with a thin layer of glue and then the black mica flakes. I was impressed with how well they attached. I added the pearl mica to the outside of the frame as well. I love how elegant it makes it look!
Hey there, Roadies! Mandy Kay Starner here, to share a fun fall card, I created using Maya Road and Stampendous products.
When I received my Stampendous Fran-tage Mica set in the mail I thought long and hard about how I could use the mica in an "out of the box" kind of way. Ironically, I ended up putting my mica in a box... a shaker box!
The rich metallic colors of the mica made me think of fall and the leaves falling, so I took a couple of the Ornate Tags Chipboard pieces and a scrap piece of acetate from some stamp packaging to create a fun shaker box for my fall card.
To create my shaker box, I covered one full Ornate tag(frame and the middle) with some patterned paper. Then, I painted just the frame of an identical tag, glued a piece of acetate behind it, and adhered it to the paper covered tag(but not before sandwiching in some of the mica).
I covered my card base with Patterned paper and layered on some Sunset Burlap Trim, Cream Ruffle Edge Trim, some leaves from the Autumn Mini Chipboard set, and some Vintage Paper Roses.
Ania here with another piece of Maya Road and Stampendous inspiration for you!
I got the Pink Enbcrusted Jewel Jar Kit from Stampendous, including five bottles of various embossing powders and elements. I thought the kit I recieved, consisting of hues in pink, white, gold and silver, seemed perfect for a babygirl-themed card.
First, I poured champagne glass glitter onto the Vintage Glass Memory Vials (I love these, they come in two different sizes, this is the chubby and cute one :D). Then I tied a piece of Celery Green Twine Cording (you know, to offset all the pinkiness on the card..which actually isn't all too much cause I balanced it out with the kraft colored elements and the yellow pins...:))
Then I painted the Deborah Mini Alphabet Chipboard Set in white before pushing the letters in my watermark stamp pad so I could use the Shabby Pink Embossing Enamel on them, which gave me such a cute blend of white, pink and gold surface on the letters. I finished the letters off with glossy accent on top (which had a yellow tinge to it due to me not cleaning the top of the cap from last use, cough).
Thanks for joining us today for our blog swap! Don't forget that you
still have a chance to win our giveaway! Make sure to go read the
details on this post.
Welcome to Day One of the Maya Road & Stampendous Blog Swap. I'm excited to kick things off with a couple of projects featuring Maya Road product and the Frantage Mica Kit from Stampendous.
If you're not familiar with mica flakes, they are sheet silicate minerals and have a beautiful metallic or pearlescent sheen to them. You can use them like glitter with a wet adhesive.
My first project is a card that's set in a shabby style. Mica flakes lend themselve well to a vintage look. By covering my chipboard frame from the Ornate Tags Chipboard Set with some silver paint and then adhering it with pearl colored flakes, it really gives the frame a beautiful mother or pearl look.
The second project uses many of the same products all put together to make a beautiful shabby magnet. It will definitely make anything you put on a magnet board or refrigerator stand out.
To create the magnet I filled the inside of a Super Mega Bottle Cap with a generous amount of strong liquid adhesive. The cap is then filled with all manner of pretty embellishments that are listed above. As well you'll find vintage buttons, Vintage Sequin Flowers, and Antique Butterflies. Mica flakes fill in the spaces in between the objects beautifully adding more interest and shine to the project.
Adhere strong magnets to the back of the bottlecap to finish off the project.
Thanks for joining us today for our blog swap! Don't
forget that you still have a chance to win our giveaway! Make sure to go read
the details on this post.
Hey Roadies! It's going to be a great week here on the Maya Road DT Blog! We're excited to be pairing up with Stampendous for a fabulous week of creative inspiration. We know you're going to love all the wonderful creations.
Of course with a blog swap, it's always wonderful to have a giveaway, don't you agree? We know you do and we'd love to send one lucky winner this lovely rainbow of twine cording.
Pretty fabulous, right?
Be sure to stop the Stampendous Blog each day as well as they'll be sharing their Maya Road & Stampendous Creations as well. Something tells me that they just may have something to give away as well! Check it out!
order to enter the giveaway you have 3 ways to enter.
over to the Maya
Road Facebook page and what your favorite project you've seen on the
blog this month was and make sure you've hit "Like" to become a
friend.Leave us a comment that you are a friend of Maya Road on FB.
We will pick a winner from all the comments by Monday September 16th and
post it here by Tuesday September 17th. Be sure to check back the rest of the week to see more
fun projects from MR and stampendous!