A big WELCOME BACK to Maya de Groot! Maya has a distinctive mixed media style with surprises in each collection! I love how creative and fun so many of her elements are in her kits! Maya’s designs are perfect for any style of scrapbooking and creating! Let’s take a closer look at “Winter Woodland” that is included in
The Digi Files this month:
This is ONE of SEVEN collections you get when you become a member of
The Digi Game this month. You also get an interactive Playbook (in PDF and iBooks formats) that has lots of ideas for using the supplies including techniques, tips, and tricks! All of that, including access to exclusive collaborations every four months you are a member, for only $7.50 total per month! Here are some layouts created using Maya de Groot’s contribution:
Layout by Vicki. Supplies: Winter Woodland by Maya de Groot; Photo by Cheryl Curtis; Fonts: Birth of a Hero, Bariol.
Layout by Suzy. Supplies: Winter Woodland by Maya de Groot; The Sophia by Heather Joyce.
Layout by Heddy. Supplies: Winter Woodland by Maya de Groot; Fonts: .
Layout by Monica. Supplies: Winter Woodland by Maya de Groot; Fonts: Century Gothic.
You can see more layouts created with this kit on our ”
Team Inspiration” page.
Hi, I’m Maya of Maya de Groot Designs. I’m a 22 year old master student from Amersfoort, the Netherlands. I’m now in my second year of the Architectural Engineering master track at the University of Technology in Delft and live with two other architecture students in a student house in Pijnacker. Besides studying, I love being creative; scrapping, painting, drawing, art journaling. Although I only have time to do something creative in the weekends, I enjoy looking at Pinterest during the week and figuring out what the project for that weekend will be. And I love collecting all kinds of vintage stuff, that could be used in mixed media art pieces. We have jars filled with wooden scrabble letters, bingo numbers, buttons, etc.
This is one of my favourite art journal pages. I started with a paper collage for the background and blended the pieces together with some aquarelle painting and chalks. I used punchinella and gesso to add some texture to the page. I’ve directly drawn the tail and the body to the page. To make the images pop I added a white outline. I did the same for the text, which means ‘deep in the sea’. And last but not least I added some pieces of punchinella and gem stones to the page.
Left over paperpieces, acryl paint, gesso, derwent inktense, faber castell marker, white paint sharpie.
During the summer of 2005 my niece and I got all excited about making our own jewelry. Two years later, when I was on vacation my aunt bought my niece and me some scrapbook letters, so we could make a scrapbook page about the summer. I got all enthusiastic and told my mom about it, but she wasn’t so sure. I just got all these beads and stuff and she thought: ooh it’s just another hobby. But I managed to convince my mom how much fun it would be. We bought lots of paper stuff, but when searching online for paper supplies, my mom discovered digital scrapbooking. We tried and both fell in love with it. That was fall 2007. So I’ve been digi scrapping for seven years now. The very first forum we joined was Oscraps and it became our home. My mom and I started as a regular members, soon started CT-ing for Oscraps designers and both became a Site CT member at Oscraps. I love scrapping and one day I just thought let’s try designing. That was four years ago. I started with some freebies, but in the summer of 2010 I decided I really wanted to design and since December 16th 2010 I’m part of the Oscraps design team and I’m still loving it!
OOh literally EVERYTHING! magazines, pinterest, songs, movies, architecture… just anything. But I really like using pinterest for saving all the ideas, cause an image may give me one idea now but another idea some other time. Oooh and instagram, also a great place for inspiration!
Computer: I just got a new laptop. It’s a HP Z-Book 15 Mobile Workstation ( 15,6 inch, Windows 8.1 64 Bits, Intel Core i7-4700MQ, Nvidia Quadro K1100M 2GB Graphics, 8GB RAM, Weight: 2.82kg), but I’m still busy getting all my programs on it. I mostly use it for my architecture study (needs to run heavy programs). For designing I often use my parents Acer Aspire 7750 Laptop. (17,3 inch, Windows 7, IntelCore i5, 6GB DDR3 Memory, 500 GB HDD).
Program: I use Photoshop Elements 5.0 for scrapping, I also have PSE9/PSE10. PhotoshopCS5 and IllustratorCS5, for designing, still learning, discovering new tricks and getting better every day. It also depends on which laptop I’m working, not every laptop has the same programs. And ofcourse pencils, fine liners, markers and paint for handmade elements.
Camera: I have a Canon Powershot SX 10IS
Anything Else: Seagate 2TB EHD, Canon CanoScan 9000F Mark II, Wacom Bamboo Fun M Tablet, Silhouette Cameo.
Ok, so this might be something obvious or well known, but I only discovered it recently after 7 years of scrapbooking. Found out about it, cause I was working in PS CS5 which I normally don’t use to scrap, but it was already possible in PSE 5. So, when working in Photoshop, I would normally duplicate the layers I needed and then drag them to another working file (in PSE), but you can actually choose the file you want your layers duplicated to. So in the layer overview; select the layers you want to duplicate; right click; duplicate layers. You now get a pop up screen and you can now choose your target. Open the drop down menu and select the name of the file you want your layers duplicated to or select new for a new file.
Being an architecture student, I’ve always wanted to create an architecture inspired product. For some reason I was always struggling with this, but it all came together when I was looking at some mixed media houses. I knew I wanted to make it part of the ‘Zen & the Art of’ Collection, but I couldn’t really figure out how to combine it. Until, I realized that these mixed media houses are a perfect example of putting different parts together to create something new. And this reminded me of my graduation direction, called RMIT, which is all about reusing old buildings and giving them a new life. With this in mind I created this kit as a mixture of vintage elements, hand drawn parts , etc.
One of my most popular products is Zen & the Art of Flying Machines. I think people like the combination of vintage images and hand drawn elements. It’s different than other products, because of the zentangles and the steampunk feel to it. Although I created it to use for art journaling pages or mixed media style layouts, the neutral colours with brass/gold elements also work well with heritage style pages and I love seeing all the different styles of the layouts created with this product.
Here are some of my favorite products by Maya:
Here are some more inspirational layouts using Maya’s products. All of the layouts are linked to the originals with credits.
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