Saturday, December 3, 2016

Christmas layout - by Toni Herron

Christmas is almost here crafters so I have decided to share with you a lovely layout that I have created in preparation for a special photo hopefully to be taken this year while we are celebrating over on one of Queensland's magical paradises -  Great Keppel Island.

I have left this layout title-less and photo-less at the moment, plus it actually looks much better in real life than in this photo, so I apologise.



Firstly, I had to prepare the base. Of course this is my most favourite part of all for my while making a scrapbook layout. I love being able to get messy and creative with a couple of different mediums to change the background to suit me.

I started out by getting an old foam brush that is a bit stiff from glue. This gives off a really cool streak effect that looks great for weathering looks like woodgrain - or in this context - a Blistered of blowing snow. I then stamped with a woodgrain stamp with a "sky gray" ink pad, then stamped some journaling style words with a  "slate" ink pad.

To top it off I flicked some white gesso and black paint to make flecks, again to give the effect of snow or a glistening night atmosphere.


The Reindeer chipboard have been painted with a "coastal blue" paint, then wiped with gesso and black paint with the same old glued foam brush.

The frame and swirl have simply been coloured with grey paint.

I have layered with a Doily, Silver Glitter cardstock, white scrap paper where the photo will be able to slide in. The frame has a lovely silver snow flake embellishment featured with a Memory Maze Bling piece. The top swirl is embellished with an eye catching small round mirror, some Memory Maze snowflake chipboard that has been covered by a "puff white" embossing power and more Memory Maze Bling.


Memory Maze products used;

Swirl






Thank you so much for joining me today
Toni Herron
2016 Memory Maze DT Member


Sunday, November 27, 2016

October 31st | Tarrah McLean

Hi everyone!

It's Tarrah McLean back with you again! Today I am sharing a new scrapbook layout with you using one of the large Memorymaze chipboard circle overlay frames!



I inked the circle frame with my Bronze Versamark ink pads ( that's about as messy as I get lol) I like how it turned out, I was going to use an orange ink but I didn't want the frame to overpower the whole look of the layout.  









This is the chipboard circle overlay that I used!



I had some Halloween photos left over from another project so I decided to create a Halloween themed layout this time! The circles were fabulous to be able to add different patterned papers behind and even my photos too! I added embellishments to each circle to decorate and match my theme!

Thank you so much for stopping by the Memorymaze blog today!

Happy creating!

Tarrah x

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Make Each Day your Masterpiece by Elisa Ablett

Hi Crafters,

Elisa here from the Design Team with my next share for this month.

I found inspiration for my project in a oil painting that I saw on the internet and loved the colours so much i decided to replicate them. Plus it gave me a chance to crack open my new set of Prima Confections Watercolour Pans, the colour in these little watercolour sets are amazing!

Here is my double Art Journal Page that I created with the theme of making each day your Masterpiece. Monday through to Sunday. Featuring Memory Maze 12 x12 sheet of chipboard Trees and Memory Maze Stencils (Micro Dots and Crackle) which can be found here at the -



Here is a list of the other products used in my project:

Prima Confections Tropicals, Dylusions Paints, Colour Blast Australia Pastes in Rose Petal and Bling, Colour Blast Shimmer Spray in Bling, Gesso, Dorlands Wax Medium, Art Foamies Stamp (writers block), Carabelle Stamp and Kaisercraft Stamp.


Here are some close ups of the pages, for the finer details. 

TIP - I painted the trees with Black Dylusions Paint then while wet press face first down into the reflection of the sunrise making the trees have a mirror image.




12 x 12 just trees,trees,trees, 300 x 300mm


Crackles Stencil 150 x 200

Mini Stencils  micro dots   100 x 100mm  min buy 5 priced as eac



Thank you for stopping by the Blog today. Make sure you leave some love 😀😀




Sunday, November 20, 2016

Pretty as a picture with Candy

Welcome to another month it is getting closer and closer to Christmas.
I think the older you get the quicker the year goes. 

Today I have created another layout for you using the chipbpoard from
Memory Maze

And yes another beautiful photo of my Grand daughter Zarna Rose.


I cut down the white cardstock so it measures 11 1/2 inches square, 
then I used an edge distresser and distressed the edges.
Tape this onto the pattern paper.


I used a circle stencil form Memory Maze and the lilac spray, 
then I added the texture paste over the top using the same mask.
Let this dry then spray on some of the snow angle spray.
Let this dry and stamp using a script stamp and pink ink all around your layout.
I have cut pieces from the 6 1/2 inch paper pad, using three pink coloured papers.
Tape these down you might have to use some glue as the tape may not stick well to the mixed media on the layout.
I have added a flower border from the sticker sheet as well also some lace.
Add your flowers and leaves.
Now for the frame it is pretty easy I just covered it with some pink ink. You might have to give this a few coats to get the effect you want.
I aslo added a phrase from the sticker sheet as well.


Memory Maze products







Other products

White cardstock
Kaisercraft Peek a boo collection - infant paper
6 1/2 inch paper pad
sticker sheet
Texture paste
Glimmermist Timeless lilac and snow angel sprays
Script stamp
Colorbox mixed media chiffon inx
Green tara flowers, leaves and lace


Thank you for visiting


Candy 
2016 Design Team

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Mermaid 4 square - by Toni Herron

Is anyone thinking about handcrafting Christmas gifts this year?
Well, Toni here today to bring you an idea that any little girl will love!

Believe



Starting with an Off the Page 4 square project I decided that I wanted to create something that not only would I love but hopefully a little someone will enjoy it too.

I didn't want to use a heap of colouring or medium products, however it didn't quite turn out that way. Please refer to the bottom photo. 
I did want to make sure that the colouring techniques of the chipboard were all pretty much easy and the same though so you can create this at home yourself or a little crafter can do it themselves maybe.

The frame has been coated with White Gesso and sprinkled with "rock candy" glitter.
The Mermaid too was covered with gesso, but then I sprayed here with a couple of pink mists and edged her lightly with a pink Gelato.



The multi colour fish background paper is perfect to give the illusion of an Under the Sea backdrop.

All of the other chipboard pieces have been coloured using Alcohol inks.
Many of these colours I have never used before. Of course you have seen the Silver quite a bit and few dashes of Gold in my projects, but the rest were just opened for the first time although I've owned them for many years. Oops!
*I actually pulled out my nice new Distress Crayons, then panicked and put them away. I shall have to learn more about them first before I share that adventure with you.

I love that the Memory Maze chipboard is just thick enough that I was able to split the Seaweed pieces in half, so it gave me double!


The finishing touches were lots of fun to attach. Using just a hot glue gun, I placed the Seashells just so and even managed to get the right effect with the Flower Soft and Fluff products to look like coral or seaweed.



Memory Maze products used;




Thank you so much for joining me today
Toni Herron
2016 Memory Maze DT Member

Friday, November 11, 2016

Frame with a Difference!

Hi everyone,
Marelle back again, this time with something a little different - I am showing you how to customise one of the many beautiful chipboard frames in the Memory Maze product range.

First of all I lightly covered the frame with gesso, then used liquid glue to cover the frame.  I then proceeded to sprinkle (quite a thick layer) of SAND - yes beach SAND! (lucky I live close to the beach!)
Next I mixed some black, navy and white acrylic paint together and painted over the sand (once it had dried).  I then sprinkled randomly Glass Glitter from Prima (one of my all time faves) while the paint was still wet.

The end result is amazing - I turned the chipboard frame into an "antique looking" texturised frame that can be used as home decor with a quote inside, on scrapbooking pages, in art journals - the its is endless!



Remember never stop experimenting crafters - you just never know what you will create!

Until next time

Love
Marellex

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Start each day with a grateful heart - by Elisa Ablett





Hi Crafters,

Elisa here from the Design Team with a very bright layout featuring a gorgeous Memorymaze Chipboard and stencils.


I wanted to create a very vibrant ink and watercolour background to match the colours in my instagram photo. This layout features one of my favourite photos which is of myself on my regular early morning walk along our local beach with my girl, Lila. We have recently lost our beloved dog who was my regular walking companion. She loved walking the beach with me every morning greeting all who came along and happy to on the receiving end of loads of pats and cuddles. The title of my layout is 'Start each day with a grateful heart'.

To achieve the look - Gesso your chipboard piece and put aside.
Using watercolours and inks create your background and then stencil over the top in gorgeous Gold (Bling) Colour Blast Paste. Then Stencil over that with Shimmer Sprays using the Grunge stencil.

Add splats of watered down gesso and then using the 'ray' stencil trace the inside of the stencil from the middle of your layout. Add your extra embellishments once all dry.

I have added also a cool product which you can DIY colour, it is called Pink Paislee - Artisan Elements - Circles. You can customize each circle with your own colour!



Here are some close ups for you to see some of the finer details, from here you can see the gorgeous Daler Rowney Inks and Colour Blast Bling Texture Paste and Colour Blast Colour Shimmer Sprays which i used to create the vibrant background.




Here are some of the gorgeous products from Memory Maze that i used to complete this layout...

A day to shine circle flourish frame  200 x 200min buy 3 .


Mini Stencils  micro dots   100 x 100mm  min buy 5 priced as eac


Stencil Grunge 10

Stencil,mask or template J019 SPIDERLIKE   110X180   Min buy 3


Thanks for stopping by the Blog today :-) 

Elisa xx