Saturday, February 18, 2017

Friends - By Leanne Nankervis

Hi Everyone!

Leanne back here with you today, with my second share for the month. Today I'm sharing a layout with you that I created of my friends from a photo shoot we did together late last year. We had such a blast that day! so this is one of my favourite photo's from the shoot.

Well what can I say perfect friends, perfect day and a whole lot of laughs and fun! I don't think the photographer new what she was in for that day.
I used several wrought Iron flourishes, and pieced them together to form a larger ornate flourish, I used a black distress paint on the flourishes. I also used the bird on a wire border and cut it into pieces, which was painted in black distress paint and embossed on the wire.

close up of the wrought iron scrolls

For my Title I used the word Friends which was painted
friends script  mini words pack of 10 approx 20mm high
Title Friends
Bird on a wire 2 border   x  230x 35mm

wrought Iron flourish 19

Wrought Iron flourish 29

Small Wrought Iron Flourish 8

Memory Maze supplies used:

Wrought Iron No-19  80 x 98
Wrought Iron No- 29  98 x 59
Wrought Iron No 8
Bird on a wire
Title- Friends

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Thanks for joining me on the Memory Maze blog today.

Happy Crafting!

Leanne Nankervis
Memory Maze Design Team 2017


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

My first post as DT Member .... 12x12 Project by Lynn Good

Hi, Lynn Good here and I am SUPER excited to be part of the Memory Maze Design team and for my first project I have created a 12 x 12 board to hang in my craft room.

I had my husband cut a piece of mdf 12x12 - I was going to apply alot of mixed media and hang it on the wall so I wanted something sturdy.

Some shots and explanation of what I have done:

I began by randomly applying torn up dictionary paper, book paper, and wrapping paper.  I covered this with heavy white gesso, wiping back areas so the papers still peeked through.

On top of this I then applied white crackle  paste.

Once the crackle paste was dry I covered it with acrylic paint - I  used Cobalt Turquois Fluid Acrylic from Golden Paints.  Quickly before it dries I wiped and rubbed with a wet wipe so all I was left with was the colour in the crackle and bumps.   I then also applied some Bone Black Fluid acrylic randomly on the crackles and wiped away.

I have painted all the chipboard pieces with white gesso.  I used the crackle paste on the centre of the doily and embossed the edges with White Embossing Powder and then a sparkle embossing powder on the top.

I paint the small wrought iron flourishes with white paint

The butterflies I painted with the Golden Fluid Acrylic Paint - Cobalt Turquois

The black chipboard in the photo is the centres on the circles on circles chipboard.  I embossed them used Stampendous Aged Black Embossing Enamel

The Crackle on the chipboard tag was created by painting the Cobalt Turquois on the chipboard.  Once dry I covered it with Deco Art Crackling Medium and set that aside to dry.  Once dry I painted the tag with White Paint and left the crackling medium to do its job.

The chipboard title - Love - was covered with the Aged Black Embossing Enamel.

Here are some more close ups:

Thanks for stopping by and I cant wait to create another project for you all.  

Lynn Good

Monday, February 13, 2017

Steam punk style grunge journal

Hi everyone Jan here today with a 

                          First I took a medium sized hard covered notebook and painted it with gesso

 This is the cover once it has been painted with gesso and a layer of texture paste has been added with a memory maze Rose stencil.

Once I had layered the roses I started to add layers of tissue paper, lace and other items to build the look I was after.

Here I have used a chipboard title saying your time to shine,

Once I had done this I laid out some of the brass  items and other things I had on the cover and glued them down.

I have used pieces of chipboard left over from other projects to add to the effect I was looking for.

I have then painted it again with gesso and started to add layers of color.

I have used several other pieces of our wonderful chipboard including

the word friend and title its your time to shine.

Please keep a look out for more of our design team projects coming soon.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Mixed Media Tags By Elisa Ablett

Hi Crafters,

My turn up on the Memory Maze blog today with a couple of Mixed Media Tags using the new range of awesome tags that Memory Maze has just released!

These are a little close to my heart as I was lucky enough to help design the new range of tags.

The Tags are made out of heavy weight chipboard and can take a whole heap of heavy mediums and embellishments perfect for mixed media or use as a fancy ATC!

The first tag I created  'Create Boldly' uses the 'Classic' top tag along with small squares of chipboard reused from another piece (the negative leftover pieces) and also the new Glimmer Magic Dust. The dust can be added to any medium and leaves a lovely shine on your project.

Here are some close ups of the Tag

The Second tag 'Stay Weird' uses the filigree top tag, along with some grungy mesh chipboard and teal microbeads all available from the Memory Maze Shop 

 Tag,0,Chipboard  filigree, 145 x 70mm pack of 5

Product Links- 

Thanks for stopping by the blog today :-) 

Elisa xx