Saturday, May 28, 2016

Life is a Journey - Candy Chelepy

Hello everyone once again I have a quick tutorial for you using the lovely chipboard from
Memory Maze for my latest Design Team piece.
And yes a layout for you this month

I have started with some cog/gear chipboard and used some texture paste really heavily.
I had to leave this overnight to dry as I wanted a texture grungy look.

When this was dry I sprayed with Glimmer mist sprays
( dry completely after each coat) Until I got the colour I wanted.
 Then gently rubbed some rub n buff in gold over the top.

I then used some Distress Ink Walnut stain and rubbed gently over the top
to tone it down a little.

I then created my layout making sure that everything was glued down well.

Memory Maze products

Other products used

Cream card stock
Bo Bunny Country Collection
- Almanac, Garden Glimpse, Garden Charm
Texture paste, clear gesso
Glimmer mist - Junifer, Pinecone sprays
Spray water
Prima glass glitter - Midnight blue
Mini Prills - Heart of gold
Run n buff - gold leaf
Prima flowers and leaves
Tim Holtz distress ink - Walnut stain

Thank you for visiting
Candy Chelepy
2016 Memory Maze Design Team

Monday, May 23, 2016

Joy wedding layout - by Toni Herron

Good morning Memory Maze friends and family. I am excited to be back today after quite a big weekend celebrating our Guest DT member Lane's 13th birthday. He will be back with a post for you very soon to share another Memory Maze project he has created just for you!
Today however, I'm happy to bring to you this lovely wedding layout featuring some different techniques used on the Memory Maze chipboard pieces.


Using Kaiser papers & flowers, Prima Bling swirl and 3 gorgeous MM chipboard pieces this layout has a very subtle soft vibe to highlight the photo against the busy background paper.

The beautiful picket fence gate was quite simple to colour with some black paint. 
The title piece "joy" was fun with a few different layers. First was two coats of White Embossing powder. I then realised it still wasn't as white as I wanted it, so I sprayed some White Mist on it. This definitely helped to get a more solid coverage. I should have inked or painted it first as I wanted it to be stark white. silly me! It was finished off with a top coat of Dimensional magic.
The pretty bicycle piece was first covered with a pink ink, then sprayed with a Glimmermist and top coated with the Dimensional magic.
Every now and again I think it is important to go back to basics with scrapbooking layouts and do a fairly simple design. I believe it can help to reload our creative imagination and give a nice boost to a lacking mojo.
Memory Maze products used;
Wrought Iron Gate

Vintage Bicycle and basket of flowers  150 x 120  sold in 3\'s
Thank you so much for joining me today
Toni Herron
2016 Memory Maze DT Member

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Introducing Lane

It is with great pleasure that I introduce Lane Herron to Guest on the Memory Maze blog.
Lane is a young man with heaps of talent. Scrapbooking is merely one of them. He is a keen sportsman and is heavily involved in Swimming, AFL football, Cross Country and distance running and is at Representative Level for them all.
I love watching his journey and he is a serious Scrapbooking talent. I am hoping that we will see more of his work in the future.  



For his first project, he has designed a fun boy themed page featuring a photo of himself his best mate. They were born only two weeks apart and were neighbours for over 6yrs until his mate sadly moved away. Even though time passes, whenever they are together it's like the never missed a beat!

To start off the layout, he chose some papers from the Kasier Scrap Yard collection. This is one of his favourites to create with.  Going through his Mum's awesome Memory Maze stash, he pulled out the Wall chipboard piece, some Cogs and the title.
He was able to use a sketch to base his layout on, however actually ended up making so many changes and adaptions that it has very little resemblance to the sketch.  The base was lightly coated with some Gesso, as this matched some of the pattern already on the paper.
Then some strips were torn and layered in a stair effect to form the background of the layout.
The wall chipboard piece was painted black and cut up to be placed around the page.
The Selfies title and Cogs were coated with a Silver alcohol ink.  Everything gets distressed and raised with 3D tape whenever Lane scraps! The chipboard was adhered to the page with caution and delicately with the hot glue gun (as his Mum was hoovering over his shoulder!)
Memory Maze products used;
Brick Wall
miniature cogs 100 x 120 suitable also for project life,ATC and
Lane is always very proud of his creations and this one is definitely a stand out page!!
He would love to hear any feedback and encouragement if you have any, please feel free to leave him a comment if you wish.

 Thank you so much for joining us today
Lane Herron
GUEST Memory Maze DT Member

Project Share - by Toni Herron

Good day Memory Maze friends. It is a perfect day for crafting at my house at the moment. Overcast and sun showers, lovely weather to stay inside.
Today I'm going to share with you a couple of projects made by myself and one by my youngest crafter, Hunter.


For this layout, I loved following the White on White rule. Although the photo doesn't do it justice, it most certainly IS white on white!  I have used some white paint on the flowers, white paint and sprinkles of white embossing powder on top for the doily and plain impasto for the Memory Maze Pebbles stencil.
Plenty of layers, textures, different combinations of flowers have made this one of my all time top favourite layouts!
This first layout was completed by me for the April 123 Challenge blog challenge.
The blog owner also owns a crafting store in Gladstone, Qld. Scrapbook Fantasies are now stocking loads of customised Memory Maze chipboard and of course some older favourites.

Memory Maze products used;
Vintage Lace Doily 1
chipboard flowers 4 for dimensional work 110 x 180 min buy 3 Mem
River pebbles poly template 8x8 sold in 3\'s


This layout was made by Hunter. 5yrs old and already loves to work from a sketch, adapt it to suit his own papers and photos and digs through my Memory Maze goodies on his own. I sometimes offer a suggestion, I usually get told no. I offer to help, again I get told no.  He is very independent and likes it done his way!
With some supervision by our Guest Designer this month - Lane.
For the chicken wire, Hunter used a Silver alcohol ink, as he wanted it to look like the fence and shiny. For the title, he had to cut off the biker down a trick cause that didn't match the scooter photos, then did 2 coats of white paint. He hasn't had the chance to journal on the page yet, but will be soon!

Memory Maze products used;
Chicken Wire Large
BMX Extreme
Thank you so much for joining me today
Toni Herron
2016 Memory Maze DT Member