Saturday, February 28, 2015

My Little Girl Book ...the start

My Little Pink Dress

These are the first two pages to my little pink dress chipboard book using Memory Maze chipboard and hand made papers.

This is the board book and comes with four pages, I have also used a several  Memory Maze hand made papers , rhinestone embellishments and mulberry flowers also available on our website.
My first step was to cover the chip board edges with satin bias ,
I then made templates for the dress, apron and packet for those pages that will have a little pocket to hold cards and notes.
I then set about decorating my page I have added MM handmade paper , flowers and embellishments to form one of the pages of my little pink book.
These photos below show close up pictures of areas of the little pink dress.

This is the corsage showing the feathers beads and MM Mulberry flowers

Just showing some of the detail of the lace and flowers
This is the lower half of the first page of my little pink book.
I have added color to the white flowers with memento ink pads.

With the second page I added chalk ink to the edges of the chipboard to add something different from the first page.
This page is a little different from the first it is again decorated with MM hand made papers the bottom of the dress is a pocket and I have added some little tags to the apron.
Thankyou for looking at my little pink dress and stay tuned for the next chapter of my little pink dress!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Not an "over the top" scrapper? Than this is for you!

Toni here with the mid-week check in.
I hope everything that has been effected by the Cyclones in Qld and NT are on forging ahead with their recovery at the moment.
While creating my DT project this week, I went through my usual process of completely overthinking! I even went for a trip to the next town to get some crafting supplies.. Didn't end up using any of them of course. As I was sitting there staring at all my awesome goodies in front of me, I felt a little overwhelmed.
 I know that many of us work, those that don't are still very busy with volunteering or other happenings.  So with this in mind, I emptied my desk and started from scratch!
I wanted to make something with minimal supplies that we all have.. The other criteria I gave myself was less than 1 hour to complete it. So many of us are time poor, but still need a creative release at the end of the day, so I hope you all enjoy my quick share today.

1x white cardstock
NO embellishments - except for the chipboard
A series of 4 photos
I started by cutting up the "Myahm small" chippie design from my old MM stash and painting it black with Crackle Paint.
Next was the base page was splattered with some red mist using a paint brush..
*Normal red paint will give the same effect if you don't have a Mist Spray..
Here is the base with the chippie positioned strategically underneath where the photos will be.
I used some Acetate frames on top of the photos of my awesomely talented boy. This was Lane in the Pre-Lim finals for U13. *They went on to win the Grand Final also! He was one of only two U11 to play up an age group in the Finals. 

The AFL football was heat embossed red and white to represent the Sherrin football.
This from my own stash of Memory Maze goodies, however since it is many years old, I couldn't find the packet or the information for it.. BUT here are some more fabulous FOOTY chippies currently available from MM.  
Footballer set Footballer Set
Footballer,goals and ball 99x 142 Min buy 3 Footballer
Mini football 40 x 40 pack of 10 Mini Football 40x40
Regulars to my blog know well that my littlest boy Hunter is an avid crafter also. While creating this project, he was happily giving me advice and input.
In finishing today, just a quick recap so you can recreate something similar at home after a long day or even at a crop or scrapping retreat..
1. Splatter the base cardstock with mist or paint.
2. Cut up your chosen MM chippie design, paint / colour it.
3. Place MM chippie in positions so they will pop out from under your photos.
4. Stick down photos. (use an Acetate overlay also if you wish)
5. Complete your layout with other embellishments as you wish.. *Additional MM chipboards / flowers / bling / title / journaling

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Memory Maze Design: Sally posting for Tracey who has spent an amazin...

Memory Maze Design:

Sally posting for Tracey who has spent an amazin...
: Sally posting for Tracey who has spent an amazing amount of time  on her designs for this post. She also won our Design team Challe...

Sally posting for Tracey who has spent an amazing amount of time  on her designs for this post.
She also won our Design team Challenge with her amazing butterfly technique.

Why don't you give it a try
Tracy has used the S0060 Butterfly

Now check out her second design using
 Puppy love S0166
Puppy Love 146mm x 88mm

In the Puppy Love layout. I used the puppy love chippie and one of the hearts from the 12x12 heart packs. 

The heart and word love are done with Dimensional Magic then glitter poured over the top. Press the glitter into the Dimensional Magic then shake off the excess. The dog and bone is left in its raw state. The word Love was inked white then stamped with a teal color with the dots.

 A thick layer of Rock Candy Crackle paint was applied and left to dry and crackle.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

February reveal - part 2 with Alicia Barry

Today I am back amongst the rain and the wind to add a touch of colour to the blog. With the weather being so miserable, I figured a little touch of brightness was just what we need. 

Thinking of you

For this card I have used an ornate frame to create a focal point on my card. I have used plain colours for the background to make the bright bold print and colour of the frame really stand out.

 I covered the frame in bright pink ink, then coated he whole thing in Crystalina stickles. I  then I added metallic melts embossing powder in three different shades to select parts of the frame, allowing the stickles to shine through in parts. Once dry, I also added some dots of dimensional paint around the edge. 

 To help the title stand out, I simply inked in bright pink, so it would pop out against the frame. 

Memory Maze supplies:
Oval ornate 2

Thursday, February 19, 2015

February reveal with Alicia Barry

Hi and welcome to another reveal post. This month, the design team have been challenged to share a step by step post on creating a particular technique using chipboard.  I have created a project where I have taken a decorative frame and turned it into an interactive window shutter embellishment for a layout.

First, I started by coating the whole piece in gesso to give me a good foundation for the rest of the products.

Next I sponged on teal and brown distress ink using a blending tool. I used a darker brown for the edges.

Next I cut the frame in half. I took some scraps of chipboard and cut them to fit the frame. I inked the pieces in brown and used an embossing folder to create the wood texture, before adhering to the back. I added a little strip across the bottom of each window as a window sill. 

 I added some tiny metal trinkets and snaps as the handles.

I added tiny leaves and flowers to the window sill, and attached it to my page using hinges. 

And here it is all finished on my page. The shutters open to hold a photo. 

Memory Maze supplies:
Wrought Iron Frame 3 Small

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Jan's Upload

This month for Memory Maze I have created two layouts, one vintage and the second a boy layout.

100% BOY
This layout features my son dropping Liam off at daycare.  I have used three pieces of chipboard on this layout.  The chipboard has been altered using one of my favorite mediums, metallic rub-ons.

Metallic Rub-ons - used to accent or as a full coverage.
Apply with finger, rubbing the metallics over the surface
 to bring out the full colour.
Memory Maze chipboard used:

Arrows All Messed Up

Chicken Wire Large

100% BOY
This vintage layout features my parents, photo taken around 1940.  Its a long time since I have done any vintage layouts.  The chipboard is this layout has been altered using Brilliance Ink - Coffee Bean.

Memory Maze chipboard used:

Bicycle Micro

Life is a Beautiful Ride

Friday, February 13, 2015

A Little Bit Country

Mel here again with my second post for today.
This time I have a double layout to share with you. I live in the Country and love everything Country so these Chipboard pieces were perfect for me to work with. Unfortunately I didn't have any printed photos to go on my layout but I am sure I will have some printed off at a later date and will have the perfect layout for them to go on.

For my Chipboard fence I covered it in Walnut Ink Crystals. I then added some water using a paint brush to activate the crystals. This makes them dissolve and cover the chipboard. Once it was dry I added some gold and silver ink to give it that rusty look.
 I cut the Chipboard piece in half so I could use some of it on the top as well as the bottom of the layout.
 I used a Memory Maze flower template and some Distress Embossing Powder to give a textured background.
 I just love this Memory Maze Cowboy and Son. I covered the piece with some Brushed Pewter Distress paint and then inked the edge with the trusty Pinecone ink. (who doesn't have this in their stash!!!!!)
I am loving the end result of this layout and the Teresa Collins Life Emporium paper collection went perfect with the colours and the feel of the layout.

My Country layout wouldn't be complete without some Memory Maze Chipboard barbed wire. I just covered this with some pinecone ink and left it at that.

Memory Maze Chipboard flower stencil RED4.
Memory Maze Chipboard Fence and Barbed Wire L0192.
Memory Maze Chipboard Barbed Wire S0898.
Memory Maze Chipboard Cowboy and Son S0473.

Thanks for looking.