Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Wedding Themed Layout - by Toni Herron

Welcome back Memory Maze friends. Toni here and  I have a special treat for you today with a loved up layout featuring a stunning photo (credit to Kristina Childs) of a good friend Shae and her new husband Alex. They finally made it official in Bali in April in a spectacular wedding!

Journey Adore Believe Love Together


I started out with a pattern paper from Kaiser as the background. I left it as is.
 Then used this fun Beehive 12x12 chipboard piece as the focal piece for the background. I painted it with a "Linen" coloured paint and randomly plot some "Cotton Candy" paint in some areas. Over the top of that paint I lightly applied some Silver Stickles Glitter glue.

The swirl chipboard pieces used as a cluster branch for the flowers has been coated with a Silver Opal embossing powder. The Words for the title have been coloured using the Adirondack Alcohol Silver ink. I really wanted a flat, clean and shiny finish to the words. So therefore using any sort of embossing powder was out of the question.

The flower clusters include plenty of Kaiser, Manor House and Prima. Of course I added the final touches of some Memory Maze bling in there too.
I submitted this into my local show a couple of weeks ago, I'm very proud to announce that I captured 1st Place with this gorgeous layout. I hope that this does some justice for the stunning photo and amazing chipboard pieces!
This awesome layout that my youngest son Hunter (just 5yrs old) did featuring Memory Maze chipboard captured - link to blog post -  1st Place for his Age Group section also! :)
Memory Maze products used;
beehive 12 x 12
Border 40- NO 11 flourish  PK 25 BULK  approx 140 long
Together word sheet sold 3\'s
Thank you so much for joining me today
Toni Herron
2016 Memory Maze DT Member

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Frame and Card - by Guest DT Lane Herron

Hello crafters. We are back today to share with you the two latest creations that our Guest Designer Lane has been working on.

Swimming Frame

Lane wanted to bring you something different! Something unique! And I definitely think he managed that when he came up with the idea of using the special Swim chipboard pieces to alter this plain black photo frame.

He started off by simply painting the "Lane Rope" pieces white and then randomly adding some glue and Blue Glitter on top. "My Mum thinks it looks weird because it's not all covered in Blue Glitter, but I think it's just because it looks awesome and it was my idea, not hers!"

The swimmer piece was coated several times with Silver Opal embossing powders. He learnt this technique by watching his Mum on another project a few months ago.  He did about 4/5 layers of the Opal powder, as he was finding it difficult to get rid of some of the holes. He eventually gave up and "will live with that".

Then the medal / ribbon piece he heat embossed Gold. "I tried to double layer it like the Opal powder, but that didn't work the same"

Easel Card

Although Lane just celebrated his own Birthday (the big 13!), he is already looking forward to his little brothers birthday at the end of June.
The only Memory Maze chipboard on this card is those cool flag banners in the top corner. As soon we he saw these, he knew that he wanted to make a special card. He simply painted them White.
We looked through some different designs and he settled on the Easel fold. Using Hunter's favourite paper, he dry embossed the pattern paper for the card topper.
The tag on the side has a happy birthday stamped on it and Hunter's favourite character is Iron Man,  "ohhhh YES, jackpot!" when he found this piece in the scrap pile.
Memory Maze products used;

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

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Steampunk canvas - by Toni Herron

Good evening fellow crafters, it's Toni here tonight to bring you my latest DT creation for Memory Maze. I wanted to share something a bit different and out of my own comfort zone yet again and chose to go wild with this SteamPunk themed canvas.

Steam Punk Canvas

So I started off by preparing this 8"x8" canvas with white Gesso, then before it dried I quickly sprinkled over some Silver Opal embossing powder. When it was heated up, it gave a great melted metal look.
Next I used a MM Brick stencil and Modelling Paste with Gold embossing powder coating it. I loved the look of it bubbling when it was being heat dried. Added that extra special Steampunk feel.
I added a little bit of colour to the base with some Distress Inks. And topped it off with a few dashes of Barn Door ink to compliment the chipboard piece that will be featured in the middle of the canvas.
Now it was onto colouring the chipboard pieces. Again, I covered some Cogs in the Silver Opal powder and the centre Steampunk piece with Distress Powder.
So the final touches were to hot glue everything down! I added some extra cogs to the other corners. I have used the Silver Opal powder again and two distress inks to softly colour them.
Embellished with plenty of Steampunk themed goodies like; train, key, clock, pins etc..  
Memory Maze products used;
12 x 12 all there is is cogs
Inverted brick 8x8  min buy 3
Thank you so much for joining me today
Toni Herron
2016 Memory Maze DT Member