Friday, February 24, 2017

'The Wild' by Elisa Ablett

Hi everyone,

My turn up on the Memory Maze Blog with a mixed media 'nature' inspired layout featuring plenty of gorgeous Memory Maze products. I have added a list of the products used to the bottom of this post along with the links.

I wanted to create a combination of a natural 'rainforest' looking layout featuring natural items like twine, feathers and twigs and also all the colours of the rainforest; the browns and the greens.

Here is my layout - 

Here are some close ups of the finer details.

TIP - colour your chipboard leaves directly with a Distress stain in green and then while wet add a bronze distress paint on the end of the leaf to add extra colour and dimension.

Thanks for Stopping by the blog today, make sure you leave some love :-) 

Memory Maze Products used include - 

Leaves 100 X 150 sold in 3's

Frame embellish scroll   APPROX 120 X 230MM MIN BUY 3

Sweet Word Sheet sold 3's

Crackles Stencil 150 x 200

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Angel by Candy

Hello everyone today it is my turn to create a layout using some chipboard
product for Memory Maze

My layout has another photo of my grand daughter Zarna Rose
I am  being a bit biased here but never get sick of creating layouts about her.

I purchased a kit from Kitaholics and most of this is from that.
I have used black cardstock for the back and cut down my pattern paper 
1/2 inch two sides only. I cut a V at the side of my pattern paper and curled the edges.
Tape this to the black background and I then cut the frilly part from a pink doiley.
Gathered it up and and glued well into the V part (just on one side).

I have added flowers, ephemera, sparklets, epoxy stickers 
and a flair button to my background.
 I also used a black pen and went around my page and and the flowers 
to make these stand out a bit more.

I have used the word Angel  and painted it with white gesso.
 Then I used a versamark stamp pad covered the word well 
and sprinkled with sparkle embossing powder.
Heat with a heat gun and glue to the layout.

Memory Maze product

Other products

Black Kaisercraft cardstock
Simple stories Love and adore paper and ephemera pack
Pink doiley
Kaisercraft Candy epoxy stickers and sea breeze sparklets
Just add flair flair button
white gesso
versamark stamp pad
Hero arts sparkle embossing powder
Black zig pen

Thank you for visiting

Candy Chelepy
2017 Memory Maze
Design team member

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Friends - By Leanne Nankervis

Hi Everyone!

Leanne back here with you today, with my second share for the month. Today I'm sharing a layout with you that I created of my friends from a photo shoot we did together late last year. We had such a blast that day! so this is one of my favourite photo's from the shoot.

Well what can I say perfect friends, perfect day and a whole lot of laughs and fun! I don't think the photographer new what she was in for that day.
I used several wrought Iron flourishes, and pieced them together to form a larger ornate flourish, I used a black distress paint on the flourishes. I also used the bird on a wire border and cut it into pieces, which was painted in black distress paint and embossed on the wire.

close up of the wrought iron scrolls

For my Title I used the word Friends which was painted
friends script  mini words pack of 10 approx 20mm high
Title Friends
Bird on a wire 2 border   x  230x 35mm

wrought Iron flourish 19

Wrought Iron flourish 29

Small Wrought Iron Flourish 8

Memory Maze supplies used:

Wrought Iron No-19  80 x 98
Wrought Iron No- 29  98 x 59
Wrought Iron No 8
Bird on a wire
Title- Friends

For all these chipboard pieces and more
check out the Memory Maze Store now.

Thanks for joining me on the Memory Maze blog today.

Happy Crafting!

Leanne Nankervis
Memory Maze Design Team 2017


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

My first post as DT Member .... 12x12 Project by Lynn Good

Hi, Lynn Good here and I am SUPER excited to be part of the Memory Maze Design team and for my first project I have created a 12 x 12 board to hang in my craft room.

I had my husband cut a piece of mdf 12x12 - I was going to apply alot of mixed media and hang it on the wall so I wanted something sturdy.

Some shots and explanation of what I have done:

I began by randomly applying torn up dictionary paper, book paper, and wrapping paper.  I covered this with heavy white gesso, wiping back areas so the papers still peeked through.

On top of this I then applied white crackle  paste.

Once the crackle paste was dry I covered it with acrylic paint - I  used Cobalt Turquois Fluid Acrylic from Golden Paints.  Quickly before it dries I wiped and rubbed with a wet wipe so all I was left with was the colour in the crackle and bumps.   I then also applied some Bone Black Fluid acrylic randomly on the crackles and wiped away.

I have painted all the chipboard pieces with white gesso.  I used the crackle paste on the centre of the doily and embossed the edges with White Embossing Powder and then a sparkle embossing powder on the top.

I paint the small wrought iron flourishes with white paint

The butterflies I painted with the Golden Fluid Acrylic Paint - Cobalt Turquois

The black chipboard in the photo is the centres on the circles on circles chipboard.  I embossed them used Stampendous Aged Black Embossing Enamel

The Crackle on the chipboard tag was created by painting the Cobalt Turquois on the chipboard.  Once dry I covered it with Deco Art Crackling Medium and set that aside to dry.  Once dry I painted the tag with White Paint and left the crackling medium to do its job.

The chipboard title - Love - was covered with the Aged Black Embossing Enamel.

Here are some more close ups:

Thanks for stopping by and I cant wait to create another project for you all.  

Lynn Good

Monday, February 13, 2017

Steam punk style grunge journal

Hi everyone Jan here today with a 

                          First I took a medium sized hard covered notebook and painted it with gesso

 This is the cover once it has been painted with gesso and a layer of texture paste has been added with a memory maze Rose stencil.

Once I had layered the roses I started to add layers of tissue paper, lace and other items to build the look I was after.

Here I have used a chipboard title saying your time to shine,

Once I had done this I laid out some of the brass  items and other things I had on the cover and glued them down.

I have used pieces of chipboard left over from other projects to add to the effect I was looking for.

I have then painted it again with gesso and started to add layers of color.

I have used several other pieces of our wonderful chipboard including

the word friend and title its your time to shine.

Please keep a look out for more of our design team projects coming soon.