Monday, September 25, 2017

Vintage Clock Tag by Tania

Hello again, hoping you have all had some time to create over the weekend. I've been playing with lots of goodies, and made this Mixed Media Tag using the gorgeous, Memory Maze, Vintage Clock as my centrepiece.

Vintage Clock

I started with a Prima, Julie Nutting Tag, I love the size of these, lots of length to work with. 

I gave both the tag and the Vintage Clock Chipboard piece, a rough coat of Black Gesso, using a sponge.

When the Gesso was dry, I used the Tim Holtz, sanding tool, to sand over the surface of the tag.

Next, Using this gorgeous stencil from Memory Maze, I sponged some Distress Stain in Metallic, Brushed Pewter, over the entire tag.

I sanded over the top again, once the stenciling was dry. Then I started adding some layers of embellishments.
I used some gauze and coated it with black Gesso, some cotton, and some Micro beads. There's some metal embellishments, pearls & Liquid pearls. The flowers were all coloured with Metallic Distress Stain.

The doily was needed to break up all the dark areas under the clock. Here you can see, I painted the middle of the clock with some awesome Art Alchemy, acrylic paint, and added an Antique Pearl in the centre.

One more close up of the Micro Beads..

I hope I have inspired you and given you some ideas for all your stand out pieces of chipboard from Memory Maze.
Thanks for stopping by!
Memory Maze Design Team

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

All Boy-By Leanne Nankervis

Hi Everyone!
Leanne here to share a couple of projects with you today, using the wonderful products from Memory Maze Lasercuts.

All Boy Layout

For my first project I did a layout of my Son Dylan, taken a few years back on a trip to Queensland. I have used 7 dots Hazy days papers for this layout, with a lot of stencilling and stamping in the background.

Close up of the Memory maze Duo Stars, which I embossed and sponged in distress paint
All Boy title Painted and Embossed on the edges and Chipboard Cogs, I painted in copper metallic paint and stamped with a grunge stamp, then sponged some of the edges in black paint.
Close up of Memory Maze Grungy Stencil which I used with blue distress ink, and the Cross stamp which I stamped with archival ink randomly around the page.
Memory Maze supplies used:

All Boy in circle 75 x 75mm packs of 10 Memory Maze
Stars duo pack of 10
Double Z fold card Birthday (Dad)

For my Second project I made a grungy dad birthday card with the left over cogs, from the 12x12 cogs sheet.
Chipboard cogs I left natural rawness and inked some of their edges just in distress inks.
I used some metal cogs on my top layers of my cluster
Back of the card for your sentiment and small chipboard cog cluster
12 x 12 all there is is cogs, cogs for everything
Mini cogs and watchparts 5 gram hang sell. All will be different

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!
Till next time happy crafting!
Leanne Nankervis
Memory Maze Design Team 2017

Sunday, September 17, 2017


For this post I have created a set of birthday cards using chicken wire which I have left raw. 

Thanks Jan

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Unforgettable Nan, Mixed Media layout by Tania

Hello again! I've been having some mixed media fun with a layout about my beautiful little Nan, who passed away in 2003, 2 weeks after my daughter was born. I came across some pics I had scanned a few years ago while sifting through old pics at Mum's. I decided it was time to record the memories of my Grandparents.

My inspiration definately started when I chose this awesome chipboard piece to work with!

Flourish circle frame 290 x 200 mm 

Everything fell into place from there. It made me want to scrap a vintage photo. (This photo would've been taken, roughly about 1940!)

I used Kaszazz Watercolour paper for my background, it's thick and can take a lot of wet mediums! Then I went to town with my new Distress Oxide inks!! Wow, just love them. I used them as watercolours, by tapping them onto a small piece of transparency film and spraying with water, then smooshing on my page. There's about 4 colours there, and I love the effect after you add several colours on top of each other. You can see the colour on the right of the photo below.

I did some stenciling with this: 

Oct 005 Leaves and floral stencil

And this:

micro dots stencil 4x4 or 100 x 100 

(It's very subtle as I used some Metallic Distress Stains.)

I have tried to show you different angles of the Flourish Frame, to see the colour I added to it. I used Lindy's Starbursts in a dabber and some of the Colour Shots powders and sprayed with water.

 It came up a treat!

 I knew I needed to do lots of journaling on this page, so I have stuck an envelope behind the photo. I glued the flap down and slit the top, so as to keep the envelope fasteners on show, then I can slip my journaling into the envelope without having to worry about accessing them.

There are lots more layers over the Oxides and stenciling. I did some background stamping, added torn pattern paper strips, washi tape, a tag, and one of my favourite pieces is the packaging from a 'Typo' purchase.

I finished off with some Liquid Pearls from Ranger, in Gold, just around my cluster of flowers and embellishments.
here is the final result!

Thanks for joining me, hope you will give Distress Inks and Oxide inks a go as watercolours, you wont be disappointed!

Memory Maze Design Team 2017

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Experimenting in an Art Journal with Tracey Henly

Before I attempt anything new on a layout I have a play in my art journal.
With this one below I was practicing turning a photo into a transfer.
I found out it is a much better result on a white or lighter background. I also used our memory maze chipboard frame as a stamp. I covered the front of it in white acrylic paint and turned it over onto the journal page and pressed down.
You will see I then used the frame in this months DT layout.

The layout below was my DT layout for a challenge site this month.

Click on the above link to Check it out for inspiration.

I would love to see you enter using your Memory Maze chipboard or stencils.

I have taken inspiration for this layout from my colour and paint muse Lisa Oxley.

Thanks for looking

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Ten little fingers ten little toes by Candy

Welcome again to another scrappy month. 
Today I have  created a layout using a leaf mask and a verse from 
the baby chipboard collection.

I trimmed the background pattern paper to 11 1/2 inches square
than taped it well to the cardstock.
Cover well with some clear gesso and let dry.
Using the larger leaf on the mask and the texture paste apply to the
base using three of these leaves on each side of
where you are going to place your photo. I then sprinkled my sprays
over the leaves and sprayed with water to make them run
. Do one at a time and dry between them.
Stamp around the edges using the black ink and the script stamp.
Splatter some ink around.

The verse I painted with some white paint. Mine was old and gluggy
this gave some texture I just daubed it on. Then before it dried
sprinkle over some clear glitter.

Glue down your laces, then double matt your photo 
I just used some scraps of pattern paper I had in my stash.
Tape down using some foam tape.
Then add your flowers, pearl sprays
butterfly and lastly your verse

Memory Maze products

Other products used

White cardstock
Clear gesso
Kaisercraft Lilac Whisper collection
- opal paper, paper pad
Texture paste
Lindys - Merci Beaucoup mint and Tea pot purple sprays
Thick white paint
Ranger distress stickles clear dry glitter
Script stamp and black staz on ink
Assorted lace
Green tara flowers, leaf spray and butterfly

Thank you for visiting

Candy Chelepy
Design Team

Monday, September 4, 2017

Cute-By Leanne Nankervis

Hi Everyone!

Leanne back again to share some more Memory Maze projects with you today.
I have two layouts to share with you today, using some lovely Sea papers from 49and Market.
Along with some awesome Memory Maze Chipboard products.


I used quite a few different techniques, to alter some of the chipboard pieces, from this 12x12 chipboard Mermaid set. The Cute Title I embossed with a chunky ivory embossing powder which has a hint of gold in it.
The sea horses and Coral I painted in white gesso first, I then used Prima water colour oil pastels to colour them in, I did the same with the coral pieces as well. Once the pieces were dry I then used my clear Wink of Stella glitter pen, over my chipboard pieces to give a little sparkle and shine to my chipboard.



For my second layout I used another one of the 49 and Market Sand and Sea papers, with left over chipboard pieces from the Mermaid set. The anchor I embossed with a distress embossing powder to give a rustic look, I added a little bit of distress ink colour to the edges of the anchor. The wire I painted with white gesso, I wanted to leave it a little bit of the shabby look. The coral I water coloured once again and painted the coral prongs with heavy gesso.
The Beauty Title I used the same shabby white embossing powder, the sea shell I embossed with a sea blue glitter.
The Mermaid I altered her using some of Lindys Stamp Gang Starbursts sprays, I added some Mica powders, some Art ingredients beads and muslin and sequins. I firstly glued on all my chipboard pieces to layer her up, then gave her a coat of white gesso. Then a couple layer of sprays and started to decorate her.


Memory Maze supplies used:

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!


Leanne Nankervis
Memory Maze Design Team 2017