Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Jovial July from Susan

Hi from Susan....as the cool weather sets in, it is a wonderful time to stay indoors and scrapbook! I hope my layouts and the great Memory Maze Design chipboard pieces give you that inspiration.

We live by the beach so our grandchildren are fast becoming water babies! They love swimming and playing in the sand. The "Bear Bum" title was perfect for this layout. I drew the sun on the back of a piece of patterned paper then cut it out. I distressed the edges then inked them to create shadowing.
The banner was covered with paper and the edges were inked to match in.

As soon as I saw the sheet of feet I knew what to do with them..... I coated them with PVA glue (runny white glue) then presses them into sand. Once they had dried I coated them with dimensional magic to seal in the sand and make them look wet.

The words in the title were painted with Radiant Rain in teal zircon with Glitzee Glue in aqua over the top.The bear was painted in nutmeg with Distress Stickles in vintage photo and antique linen smudged together over the top.
Bear Bum (so603)
Feet Set (so766)
Triangle Banner
Kaisercraft - Tropicana-coastline, collectables, paper leaves, hessian flowers, Radiant Rain, Dimensional Magic, twine, glitter glue.
Embellishing with chipboard doesn't have to be an expensive time consuming effort ( unless you want it to be!). It still looks good with a couple of coats of paint.The frame was decorated to reflect the colours in the paper and the floral headpiece of the flower girl. (The photos aren't the best because they are original ones of me as a flowergirl in the mid 60"s!)

The wreath was painted with Distresss Crackle paint in weathered wood. When dry I glued on the flower layers. A quick, simple but effective finish for the chipboard

The heart banner as well as the 2 small hearts I cut off the ends were painted with gold paint.
I changed the colour of the rhinestone word with alcohol ink in orange as I wanted the contrast with the blue colours.
Vintage Lace Frame (vow003)
Heart Banner
Paper flowers & roses, Kaisercraft - Marigold collection-mustard, rhinestone word, alcohol ink. gold paint, lace, rose ribbon.

I chose the backing papers to highlight the feathers which I cololured to match in with the paper! The background sheet was plain cardstock that I sponged with bubble wrap dipped in black acrylic paint. I machine stitched around the edges.

The feathers and the cogs were inked in maroon, blue and grey smudges beside each other and blended in using a small sponge. Glitter glue in crystal was applied over the top and when it had dried I coated it with Dimensional Magic.

These cogs were inked the same as the ones above. The other embellishments on the layout were chosen to bring out the colours in the cogs and feather. There was a lot of fun to be had making this layout.
Micro Feathers (so747)
Cogs Multi Pack (so091)
Plain cardstock, bubblwrap, black acrylic paint, cotton, Kaisercraft timber letters,ink, glitter glue, dimensional magic.
It was fun this month to try a few different techniques with the chipboard to customise them to fit in with the layout themes. I hope you have fun with yours too.


  1. Great layouts, love the first one so cute lol

  2. Lovely work Susan...I especially like the feathers

  3. These all look fabulous. I think the first one is a classic.Still smiling:)