Saturday, September 30, 2017

Layered Cards

Today I have created 2 layered cards. I have used Memory Maze stencils with white texture paste on the patterned paper, then layered on Memory Maze chipboard (sprayed with silver), leaves, flowers and gauze to create these pretty cards. 

Thanks for looking, Jan

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

{just the girls}

Hi Everyone - Kylie here..... 

Sharing with you another colourful creative background layout of course it is embellished with awesome 

To start I have created my 12" layout on white Marshmallow cardstock    assorted acrylic paints, stencils and Gelli Plate..... this sets the theme for my layout.

I love to frame my photograph with Black Cardstock it really frames the photo.

I selected the frame sized I wanted to use from the packet of 3 and painted it with black acrylic paint. 

Junky frames arrows 2 300 x 300 set of 3 

I adhered the photograph to the top of the chipboard frame I placed silver tulle underneath to create more texture. I added a Charms Creations fabric heart and Heidi Swapp Puffy Glitter Heart sticker to the bottom corner of the layout. I also randomly adhered puffy heart stickers around the layout along with assorted washi tapes and some plumbers tape.

To create the title I used a "Just the girls" sticker and a wooden Heidi Swapp "Memory" piece.

I have framed the layout with black machine stitching and added some random background stamping with black ink.

Last but not least I added my journalling to finish the layout.

I hope you ensued this layout - see you next time.....

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