Thursday, March 21, 2013

Vintage Violets - Maja Design

Vintage Violets

I want to feature the Ska Vi Ta En Fika?  collection because it's Friday and we can all use a Fika break.  So STOP what you are doing....I am calling an official FIKA time.  Let's enjoy the gorgeous collection Maja Design has in honor of Fika.

Here's some translation for my non-Swedish friends:
fika - a break where one get something to drink (often coffee or tea) and/or eat (often some kind of bread)
Ska vi ta en fika?  merans literally "Shall we take a fika?", which basically means "Do you want to have coffee with me?

If the ONLY Swedish I know involves coffee and food, then I am a happy scrapper.   

On this page, I use  Maja Design Ska vi ta enFika?   Bjornbarskakor ( Background paper),  Smulpaj m Applen ( leaves), Soders Hojder ( paper strips).

On this page, I used a mask and some moulding paste rather thickly.  After the paste dried, I rubbed some inks over the top - making sure I only got the masked areas.  

I also stamped here and there....One of the ink colors I used  is called "Coffee" - how appropriate. 

Here you can see some  details on the side of my layout.   Just some tiny little details that bring out the most gorgeous rich  purples in this paper. 

Thanks so very much for having Fika with me here on my blog...where I LOVE all things Fika 
(especially paper collections). 

Maja Design Ska vi ta enFika?   Bjornbarskakor ( Background paper)
Maja Design Ska vi ta enFika? Smulpaj m Applen ( leaves)
Maja Design Ska vi ta enFika? Soders Hojder ( paper strips)
Prima Mask -Lattice 12x12
Donna Salazar Mixd Media Inx - Wisteria. Berries, Mossy, Vintage
Martha Stewart Frond Punch
Kaisercraft Arty stamp CS879
Recollections Flowers - paper and fabric
Memory Ink - coffee


  1. Beautiful piece! Love colors, inking, well, I love Your style!
    and this cake looks so yummy! I wanna go to Fika with You :)))

  2. Love the stamping. This is a beautiful project. Very spring like!

  3. Well I really enjoyed have Fika with you Jen! :) And this layout is absolutely stunning. I just adore that oval flower embellishment and how you clustered the flowers around it. The dark purple is gorgeous and the little coloured beads are so perfect. This needs to be framed and on a wall!!

  4. Beautiful project,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

  5. Wow, beautiful details and great LO!!