Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Mixed Media Chipboard tags with Sarah

Hello crafty friends, Sarah here with you to showcase the amazing chipboard tags by Memory Maze. There are 18 different designs and can be found on the website here.
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. Lets have a look at the naked tag first so you can see the full design.
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.
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 not 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.
If you are interested in any of the Memory Maze products, be sure to contact your local craft store or Memory Maze for your local stockist where we can place our local sales reps in contact with them.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Handmade 8x8 Album

Hi everyone Candy here
sorry I have been awal for a while but been away
on holidays then when I came home no computer.
So hopefully all good now.
So today I have created an 8 x 8 inch album using
some  A4 chipboard as the cover.



I used 2 pieces of the A4 chipboard and cut an 8 x8 inch square from both.
using one of the left over pieces cut a piece at 4 x 8 inches this piece is for the spine.



Lay 2 pieces of white 12 x 12 inch card stock beside each other and
tape together. Using tape, tape around all edges and middles of your card stock
and lay onto your white card stock.
Centering the smaller one (spine) in the centre of the card stock.
Laving about 1/8 inch between the pieces.
This allows the book to bend.



Mitter the corners of the card stock


Use your bone folder to go around the edges of the book 
and then gently bend your pieces to fold over the edges.
Add some tape to these edges and tape down. 
Crease the center spine and also gently bend not to crack your card stock.



Cut 2 pieces of white card stock at 7 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches and also a piece at
3 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches this one is for the centre spine.
Tape down using plenty of tape as this will be opened and closed
you need it to be strong.
Now your base is finished.









Memory Maze products 





Other products

White card stock
Good strong glue or wide double sided tape for strength

I have included a video of the album all covered
and ready for embellishing etc
Sorry if this is a bit shaky I had my phone in my hand






Thank you for visiting
Candy Chelepy
2018
design team





Monday, June 18, 2018

Adorable-by Leanne Nankervis


Hi Everyone!

Leanne back to share another project with you today, using chipboard from Memory Maze Laser cuts.
Today I'm sharing a father, daughter layout! one of my favourite photo's of the both of them.
I used the Misty Mountains paper range from Kaisercraft, flowers from Blossom Tree and 49 Market, and opal magic paint from Finnabair. And the Adorable arrow title, hearts stencil and acrylic hearts from Memory Maze. 

Adorable
Using the Misty mountains paper, I stencilled the hearts then added layers to my page, I created my flower cluster to the bottom left of my photo.


The Adorable title I painted in the Finnabair opal Magic Rose/Gold





The small hearts I painted in the same Rose/Gold colour

Memory Maze supplies used:




http://www.memorymaze.com/product_info.php?products_id=21371

Thanks for stopping by the blog today
Till next time happy crafting!
Leanne Nankervis Design Team Member 2018




Saturday, June 16, 2018

It's only a Dream with Sarah

Hello crafty friends, Sarah 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!
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 magnificient pieces of work. The Alice in Wonderland series outside the Frankston library would have to be my favorite though.

This 6x8 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 here. 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 Memory Maze 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 at http://www.memorymaze.com.au/

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Fun Times with Sarah

Hello crafty friends, Sarah 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.
For this 6x8 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 or Memory Maze 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 at http://www.memorymaze.com.au/

Monday, June 11, 2018

My Boy- By Leanne Nankervis


Hi Everyone!
Leanne back to share another project with you today, using Memory Maze Laser cuts.

My Boy

Today I'm sharing a layout I did of my son Dylan, its not very often you can take happy snaps of teenagers. I have used loads of Memory Maze Chipboard to create this page, along with Kaisercraft papers, and Finnabair rust pastes.


I used the cog page corners which I covered using the three colours in the rust pastes from Finnabair, Using the clocks and cogs I assembled my clusters first, then I covered in the rust pastes, once dried I used the bronze wax from Finnabair to add highlights.

Close  up of the assembled clusters covered in rust pastes.

The My Boy title I did the same way, and added some extra cogs to my title.



Memory Maze supplies used:

http://www.memorymaze.com/product_info.php?products_id=18764&osCsid=28aa671o8rrpfmd6hjoha4up50

Thanks for stopping by the blog today
Till next time happy crafting.
Leanne Nankervis Design Team Member 2018




Wednesday, June 6, 2018

New Product Release: Fabric Flowers

Hello crafty friends, today we have another new product release - fabric flowers, and we are sure you'll agree, they are just delightful!
The new line of flowers can be found online here. The flowers come in packs of 5 and there are currently 7 different designs and colours. Lets take a look;
These flowers are a great addition to any project - off the page, mixed media, scrapbooking or card making. Keep an eye out for some upcoming Design Team projects using these flowers!

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

Monday, June 4, 2018

Keep Calm by Suzanne Franin

Hey Everyone Suzanne here

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I found this quote on Pinterest - don't they have some great stuff to find on there

So I decided it would look great on a canvas in my favourite colours




I used the Heart Butterfly Cog Stencil with clear impasto in Radom spots on the canvas


I glued my Flourish Chipboard down using Helmar Tacky Craft Glue so this was in place when I started to paint and would be covered at the same time as the canvas (I did have to use a brush along the sides of the Flourish so I could get it fully covered)
So using Impasto paints by Finnabair - Raspberry Pink, Poppy Red, Pumpkin and Lemon Peel I blobbed each colour at the top of the canvas and scrapped them down then where the lines where I blended them with a wipe so they mixed a little and created slightly different versions of each shade

I used an old paint brush and added some of the Raspberry Pink Impasto to that and after stamping a pair of scissor I painted in the middle of the handles instead of trying to fussy cut them out
To the right side of the canvas I added lots of wire for some interested and texture


I love the embellishing stage of any project and what you can use is endless I had a packet of tiny pencils which I thought was perfect for this canvas 
I used a little bottle with some liquid like an ink or spray 
I added a little tea pot because I love to have a cuppa while I'm creating and I love that crafting is such a social hobby 

I used the light bulb because isn't that the symbol for an idea LOL 
A little clock for the time that gets away from you when you get engrossed in a project
And then the words are from one of Tim Holtz's word stickers, and from Flutterby Designs Stickers and a Flair Button I love of their products they have make sure you check them out

I then went over everything with Art Alchemy Metallique White Gold Wax for a bit of shimmer and to tone down all the black


Then of course flowers, art stones and a few flicks of white gesso and thats it



Memory Maze products I used :-






Thank you for visiting and I hope you will come back soon xx