Awesome Autumn for Memory Maze

Hello crafty friends, I am here with another scrapbooking layout for you with a number of gorgeous Memory Maze goodies.

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This layout today is of my youngest son playing in the crunchy Autumn leaves! Love the expression on his face…he was having so much fun! The background of this 6×8 inch layout is from my gel press plate. See my previous blog posts to learn more about this. I often print on a whole lot of papers and later use them for project as they fit – I loved the multiple colours in this paper to compliment the colours of Autumn.

The layout came together simply with the photo adhered to the background, the ‘awesome’ wood veneer word from Memory Maze as the title with some letter stickers. There is a range of new wooden veneer words from Memory Maze this month. Be sure to keep an eye out of the website for these. The Australian birds on a branch chipboard pieces was inked with black archival ink and clear embossed.

The range of birds and chipboard pieces in this theme can be seen on the Memory Maze website http://www.memorymaze.com/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=birds&search_in_description=1&osCsid=hqrrlll6lmg5p4vj4gi4rv9195.

This layout was quick and easy to come together. I hope you enjoyed it.

If you are interested in any of the Memory Maze products, be sure to contact your local craft store or website at http://www.memorymaze.com.au/ for your local stockist where we can place our local sales reps in contact with them. The new products for June can be found on the website also.

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Mixed Media Chipboard tags for Memory Maze

Hello crafty friends, I am here with you to showcase the amazing chipboard tags by Memory Maze. There are 18 different designs and can be found on the website at http://www.memorymaze.com/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=tags&search_in_description=1&sort=2a&page=1&osCsid=hqrrlll6lmg5p4vj4gi4rv9195.

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These chipboard tags are 130x50mm and are ideal for tag swaps, creating bookmarks or an off the page project. For this post, I used Distress Crayons to jazz up the tag.

Firstly I adhered some die cut shapes to the tag. This creates texture and interest on the tag. I then covered the whole tag with white gesso. Gesso acts as a primer and because I wanted to move the distress crayon around on the the tag, gesso was the best base for this to easily occur. I applied three colours of Distress Crayons to the tag and smudged them using a baby wipe. I then applied some stamping using black archival ink.

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I applied a little more gesso with my finger over the die cut area to add some defined areas and finished off the tag by adding some Prima Opal Magix wax in Vintage Silk to add some shine…beautiful! Outlined the edges of the tag with black ink.

Here is an example of a tag, a different design, where I did not add the die cut pieces at the beginning and did apply gesso to the background. The colours are not as bright but I like it for a varied effect. I added a small photo to this one as a little memento piece. 

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If you are interested in any of the Memory Maze products, be sure to contact your local craft store or website at http://www.memorymaze.com.au/ for your local stockist where we can place our local sales reps in contact them.

It’s only a Dream for Memory Maze

Hello crafty friends, I am here with another scrapbooking layout, this time showcasing the amazing new acrylic words from Memory Maze! You’d have to agree that the blue colour of the acrylic in this layout is just stunning!

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This photo was taken recently when we did a street tour of some artwork in Frankston, Victoria. A number of artists have contributed around town to some magnificent pieces of work. The Alice in Wonderland series outside the Frankston library would have to be my favourite though.

This 6×8 inch layout (seems to be my new size lately) was created using background cardstock with some gelli printed deli paper adhered to it with gel medium. The gel medium allows the deli paper to “melt” in to the background of the surface it is adhered it…lovely! A bit of black stencilling on the top left and bottom right corners of the layout broke up the colours a bit. Given I loved this photo so much, I enlarged it and simply adhered it to black cardstock. This complimented my son’s black tshirt and broke up the colours from the background.

To complete the layout, the ‘dream’ acrylic word was adhered along with some letter stickers to make up the title. I used some chipboard feathers from Memory Maze that can be found on their website http://www.memorymaze.com/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=feathers&search_in_description=1&sort=2a&page=2&osCsid=hqrrlll6lmg5p4vj4gi4rv9195

I covered the feathers with Versamark and gold embossing powder. I love how they look once embossed – so shiny and beautiful. They were adhered down and to finish off the layout, some Dylusions blue paint added with my finger around the edge of the layout. This paint compliments the colour of the acrylic piece and is a nice finishing touch.

If you are interested in any of the Memory Maze products, be sure to contact your local craft store or website at http://www.memorymaze.com.au/ for your local stockist where we can place our local sales reps in contact with them. The new products for June can be found on the website also.

Fun Times for Memory Maze

Hello crafty friends, I am here with a layout for you using one of the new wooden words from Memory Maze! They are just adorable and fantastic for those scrappy layouts or even a card with the word as the feature.

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For this 6×8 inch layout, I used some gelli printed paper for the background (I just love making my own patterned paper in this way!) and simply added on a photo of my youngest son having fun climbing on the kinder equipment. I snapped this shot recently when I went along for a Mother’s Day afternoon tea. Given the background paper is so busy, I went for minimal embellishments on this layout.

I added some Memory maze acrylic hearts and some letter stickers to finish off the title. Some doodling with a fineliner pen to add a border and it’s all finished!

If you are interested in any of the Memory Maze products, be sure to contact your local craft store website at http://www.memorymaze.com.au/ for your local stockist where we can place our local sales reps in contact with them. The new products for June can be found on the website also.

Mixed Media layout ‘My Boys’ for Memory Maze

Hello crafty friends, I am here with a mixed media layout for you today using a number of fun ways to add to the background of your scrapbook layouts or memory keeping formats.

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The background of this 12X12 inch layout was created with acrylic paints, printing with the 6 inch round gel plate and distress crayons. To create a watercolour affect, the crayons are applied to the background page and ‘activated’ with a wet paint brush. For this layout, I have allowed them to drip off the page for additional texture.

I stamped onto the background using the Distress Crayon to colour the stamp. I used Darkroom Door, kaiser and Memorymaze background stamps.

The layout was finished off by some marks with my Posca Paint pens, and background script stamping (Kaiser) with black ink.

The chicken wire chipboard pieces are from Memorymaze and have been coated with Finnibair metallic wax paste. The shimmer this wax provides is awesome!

The chicken wire chipboard comes in a larger size, 12×12 and a 150mmx150mm piece as shown here. Black stencilling with acrylic paint was added for contrast. The layout was completed with a doodled border using a black fineliner. If you like this layout, I’d appreciate you leaving a comment below.

If you are interested in any of the Memory Maze products, be sure to contact your local craft store or http://www.memorymaze.com.au/ for your local stockist where we can place our local sales reps in contact with them.

 

XOXO for Memory Maze Lasercuts

Hello crafty friends, I am here with another 6×8 inch scrapbook layout using some Memory Maze acrylics, chipboard, stamps and stencil.

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This layout is of my younger son cuddling our puppy – it’s just adorable and I wanted the photo to be the main focus of the layout with a subtle but effective background. I used a brayer to create the various colours in the background, taking the palette from the photo – mainly reds with a bit of blue. I then used Memory Maze rubber stamps coloured with Posca paint pens to stamp on the background.

The title was also coloured using a white Posca paint pen. I added some stencilling with black paint to the layout using the Noughts and Crosses mini stencil.

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I finished the layout with adhering the photo and heart acrylic embellishments. I love how the red hearts compliment the colours in the photo.

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I hope you enjoyed this layout and will give this mixed media look a go on your projects. If you are interested in any of the Memory Maze products, be sure to contact your local craft store or http://www.memorymaze.com.au/ Memory Maze for your local stockist where they will place their local sales reps in contact with them.

Warrior Card for Scrapping Fun Kits

Hello crafty friends, I am pleased to bring you another project using the Scrapping Fun Kits’ May Fundraising kit. Let’s take a look;

I fussy cut one of the butterflies from the kit and adhered it to the cars. I also applied some Dylusions paint through some punchinella to give the background some darker contrast.  The wooden veneer word ‘Warrior’ was adhered and the card front mounted on black cardstock to finish off the card.<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-CuQQ8JxDItU/WwEBp_oEbAI/AAAAAAAABTA/HlbKdJfTbw4qCoHKmZnhtXU9vKnl-IsngCPcBGAYYCw/s1600/card3.jpg&quot; imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-CuQQ8JxDItU/WwEBp_oEbAI/AAAAAAAABTA/HlbKdJfTbw4qCoHKmZnhtXU9vKnl-IsngCPcBGAYYCw/s400/card3.jpg&#8221; />

The background for this card was created using Ken Oliver’s Color Burst pigment powders. Spritz the cardstock with water and apply a small amount of powder. The explosion of colour is just amazing to watch. This needs to be dried quickly and well.

Using gel medium, I adhered some of the tissue paper from the kit to the background, layered with some of the kit’s gorgeous butterfly washi tape.

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I fussy cut one of the butterflies from the kit and adhered it to the card. I also applied some Dylusions paint through some punchinella to give the background some darker contrast.

The wooden veneer word ‘Warrior’ was adhered and the card front mounted on black cardstock to finish off the card.

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Scrapping Fun Kits is fundraising for Starlight Children’s Foundation this month. All profits from sales of the http://scrappingfunkits.blogspot.com.au/search/label/May%202018%20Kit May Embellishment Kit and kit extras will be donated to Starlight Children’s Foundation. If you would like to donate directly to Starlight Children’s Foundation you can do so via their website https://starlight.org.au/donation-form