Monday, December 11, 2017

Merry Christmas, cards by Tania

Hi all, I'm with you today again, this time, I'm getting into the Christmas spirit with some pretty Christmas cards, using some little Chipboard bits from Memory Maze.
Now, the set that I decided to use, is themed Christmas in July, see this cool set below!

Christmas in July ,lights,tree 110 x 180mm min buy 3

I didn't really have any pics. to scrap from July, so I went with cards. The first one uses the Christmas Tree from the set. (I love this little tree.)

Because I was using soft, subtle colours for my cards, I wanted the chipboard pieces to stand out. I decided to emboss them, using a home made blend of embossing powders. (Basically, any sparkly embossing powders that were contaminated by other colours when using them in my classes, all thrown in together, in a little jar.) This one is sparkly, silver, black and a touch of green. perfect.

I embossed it a couple of times, so it was nice and thick.
The other embellishments on the card, are: a die cut doily, (backed with some vellum), die cut Christmas Trees and some other stamping and embossing, twine, ribbon and star sequins.

 For the 2nd card, I separated the Christmas word from the main title, and used that as a feature.The other piece on this card was one of the chipboard Christmas lights.

I embossed the Christmas word in the same way as the Christms Tree on the first card. The lights were coloured with Silver, Distress stain, and then I added some Glitter stickles to the tips of the lights.
I stamped and embossed a cute little dove and then finished off with some twine, Nuvo Crystal drops and some Heidi Swap, silver alpha stickers.
Hope I've got you in the Christmas spirit, happy cardmaking!

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Layers of chipboard with Tracey Henly

I used this cool stencil for the background and sprayed some glimmer through it.

I absoluetly love 3D chipboard, the more layers I can stack the better I love it. So this birds and branches frame kit was my starting point for this layout.  I added the fancy flourishes to the top and bottom as well to build it up, but as I was gluing it on I curved the straight edge around to match the frame. Finished off with the cute little butterflies.

The title "B fearlessly Authentic" was all one piece but it didn't work well that way on this layout, so don't be scared to cut them up and make them fit peeps.

All chipboard has been painted with Prima alchelmy sparks paints.

Finished off with some prima and petaloo flowers.

Thanks for looking


Saturday, December 2, 2017

{lovely ladies}

Hi everyone - Kylie here to inspire you with another layout here on the Memory Maze blog......

Swirl 2a Swirl flourish

To alter this gorgeous piece of chipboard I have used yellow Zinc embossing powder......

This layout is of my gorgeous mother and my daughter - I have created a background using texture paint and a cute branch stencil once dry I touched up with assorted metallic paint colours. I than drizzled with House paints orange and white..... over the background. Once dry I layered with old map paper and two different background papers which I have just torn and layered along with some small white dollies.

I have embellished with assorted wash tapes, gauze and puffy embellishments and of course my embossed chipboard flourish.

For the title I have used a Heidi Swapp die "Lovely" and gold chipboard tiles. To journal I have used manila tags. Last but not least I have used a white sign pen and doodled around the edges.

Hope you enjoyed todays upload.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

{amaze yourself}

Hi everyone - thanks for stopping by the Memory Maze blog I hope you you are inspired by my upload today....

I love this Memory Maze title AMAZE YOURSELF

I altered the chipboard with Minc Reactive Paint

I painted the chipboard title with the Reactive paint and set aside to completely dry. Once dry cut a piece of the Minc foil I have selected teal - place the chipboard face down and place inside the plastic mind sleeve and using the high setting let run it through the minc machine. Once its through peel the foil away to reveal an awesome minced title......

I really love this layout ..... to create I have used a 12" Marshmallow piece of cardstock I altered with Dylusion sprays and water, once dry I used green and yellow colour pastes and a circle stencil which added dimension and texture, once dry I added another layer using black acrylic paint and an awesome wing stencil. I placed my photograph wothits black mat over the wings and added some green tissue paper, pattern paper, wash tape and dyed gauze.

To finish the layout off I have machine stitched with black thread and added some gold shimmer powder, background stamping and doodling.

I hope this layout has inspired you too create today.....

Monday, November 27, 2017

You make me Smile layout by Tania

Hi all! I'm sharing a layout on the blog today, made using some awesome stencils and a large, Chipboard title, from Memory Maze. I was in a brights mood this weekend and this is what I came up with!!

My background sheet, is 12 x 12" Watercolour paper from Kaszazz. I love the thickness of this paper for mixed media background work.
I started with some beautiful pink watercolour paint, from my Prima Confections. When the main area of colour was dry, I flicked some deeper colour drops, mixed with a good splash of water onto the page with my brush . 
Once that was dry, I did some background stamping in Archival Ink, with a script stamp, then I used some Distres Ink in a similar shade as the paint, with a blending tool, through this stencil, (which is one of my favourites):

Mini Stencil inverted bricks 4x4 min buy 5

My next Mixed Media layer, was some texture paste through this awesome Roses, stencil, another favourite.

OT 0008 Roses, Leaves stencil,mask,template, 110 x 180mm MIN BUY
[OT 008]

To make my photo pop off the page, I added some strips of Patterned paper and then backed it with a sheet of chipboard for height. Then I fussy cut some gorgeous flowers from the paper, and added them around the page, tucking some under the photo, before sticking it down.

My Chipboard title, was painted with a coat of Gesso and Then Distress Paint, and I used Magic Mount/foam dots to lift it up off the page. (Once everything was finished, I gave it a coat of Glossy Accents to make it shine.)

You make me smile 98 x 102 min buy 3
[you make me ]

To finish the page, my journaling was typed on the computer and then printed and attatched.
I added some strips of patterned paper to the top and bottom edges, and then went around each edge of the water colour paper with a Black Alcohol marker.

I just love the way this page turned out!

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Advent Calendar by Candy

Hello ladies today I have created an Advent Calendar.
This is for my grand daughter Zarna.

I have just put together a Kaisercraft Advent Calendar
using good pva wood glue and clamps
to hold it together until it dries.
I painted the whole thing with some white gesso, I gave it 2 coats
This is just to protect it from the elements.

I measured and cut the christmas papers to suit. 
Then applied using matt medium.
Front of the draws, inside the square and also around the outside.

I painted all the chipboard pieces with white gesso.
Snowflakes, merry christmas, the two berries and leaves and also the scroll on the top.

The scroll I coated well with the shabby white embossing enamel.
The snowflakes and merry christmas word cover with seafoam embossing powder.
And the berries cover with red and the leaves with green embossing powder.

Put everything together and use some dimensional magic to make the
numbers 1 - 24 stand out.

Memory Maze products

Other Porducts used
Kaisercraft Advent Calendar
Kaisercraft Letters to Santa Collection
Pva glue, Clamps
White gesso, Matt medium
Dimensional magic
Bell garland, christmas tree ornament, flowers and berries
The word Believe from my stash

Thank you for visiting
Candy Chelepy
Design Team

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Wedding Day by-Leanne Nankervis

Hi Everyone!
Leanne here to share another project with you today, using Memory Maze Chipboard products.

Wedding Day!

Today I'm sharing a layout with you using the lovely scripted wedding day title from Memory Maze.
I was asked by a friend at work if I could do a couple of wedding photo's of her sons wedding this year! I used lovely papers from Blue Fern, my Memory Maze title was the perfect addition to my page.

Wedding Day Title I embossed in a white detailed embossing powder.

Memory Maze Mandelas I embossed the same as the title, I then cut it in half and used a piece at the bottom of the page, as a small cluster. The other half I used underneath my main flower cluster, beside my photo.


Memory Maze supplies used:

Memory Maze Title Wedding Day

Thanks for stopping by the blog today
Happy crafting!
Leanne Nankervis
Design Team Member 2017