Friday, January 3, 2014

Welcome 2014 by Tracey Campbell

A New Year, a new beginning....time to celebrate!!! This time of year is always so busy with all the celebrations happening, so we are concentrating on them and show casing our layouts with the idea of celebrating in them. 


To kick off I have a quick and simple layout about my daughter Bronte on the day of her third birthday. This was taken while she was waiting for all her guest to arrive for her party, she was so excited.
I used the word title "Birthday Party and added some hot pink, light pink and yellow acrylic paints - so simple but effective.
For the word banner I wanted to make sure that the etched word was still visible after I had painted it so I used some bright water colour paint. I found that acrylic paint is too think and fills in the etched marks, but if you water it down then it is perfect.
Memory Maze Product Used:
Happy Birthday word title: C0123

Flat Banner word Celebrate


 A layout of Mum and I taken at my wedding. Love this photo of the two of us, celebrating my special day together.
Memory Maze has such lovely delicate chipboard pieces that suit any occasion. In this close up I have used a decorative heart, which is painted in white Gesso, the word title "Mum" which is cut in the most loveliest of script writing and by adding just a touch of colour with some blue ink finished it off. Add a few wrought iron swirls and you can create a very feminine piece of embellishment.
By cutting and placing the wrought iron pieces underneath some flowers you can stretch your chipboard further without loosing any detail. Don't forget that Memory Maze also sells these Mulberry paper flowers in the store.
In this close up you can see some of our new poly templates at work. I have used the floral poly template with some modelling paste for a textured look and then misted with blue and purple mist.

More of the Mulberry paper flowers, wrought iron chipboard and the poly template in use.
Memory Maze Product Used:
Product ID: Heart Decretive C0168
Product ID: Floral Poly Template
Product ID: Mum Script Pack 3
Product ID: Wrought Iron 35 S0423
Product ID: Mulberry Flowers SAA 141

Fun Laugh Magic

 I wanted to do a layout to celebrate life with my kids and the beautiful sunsets we have here in Darwin and when I found this 12x12 frame in the Memory Maze store I knew it was perfect.
The frame has a few stunning details that is included with the frame and separately around on the excess chipboard.  I simply used a gold Gelato and painted it onto the detail.

For the frame itself I wanted to give it a beach chic look, so I painted it brown first and then added some streaks of white Gesso over the top with a dry brush. I added some more brown in patches over the top. For the words Laugh, Fun and Magic I painted them blue with acrylic paint and then hit them with a thick layer of Candy Rock Crackle Paint by Ranger.
Memory Maze Product Used:
Product ID: Fun Laugh Magic 12x12 Frame Z0056
Thanks for dropping in. Keep up the celebrations and make this year a happy and safe one.


  1. These are all totally delish :-)

  2. Tanya w1/05/2014

    I love these, but that frame laugh, fun, magic is totally stunning

  3. The colours are gorgeous in your layouts....just lovely