Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Aunt Canvas with Candy

Hi Everyone Candy here with my latest mixed media canvas.
This one is for an order for a friend
from her Granddaughter to her Aunt...
Just love this verse

I'm not just an
I'm a big cup of 
Covered in Awesome
with a splash of sassy
and a 
dash of crazy

I firstly applied white gesso to the canvas.
Then applied the modelling paste and the mask all over.
Let this dry
Apply your sprays I used coffee and turquoise around the canvas
I used a spray water bottle to dilute the colour
and don't forget to dry between colours or you will
make mud...
It took me a while until I was happy with the colours
just don't forget it will dry lighter.

I glued the plastic frame using a good strong glue
My canvas had a cut out piece where you place the photo
This is where I glued my frame.
If your frame is glossy give a rub down with sandpaper
to roughen so the gesso and sprays will take.

I covered my chipboard pieces with gesso
then using versamark then my embossing enamel
cover well.

Then place your flowers, chipbaord pieces, leaves etc where
you want them, then glue down.
I added some gold around my canvas just to give it a highlight.
I also went over my verse with a black permanent pen to make stand out.

Memory Maze products

Butterfly corner flourish

Butterfly dream scribble frame

Butterfly plate

Frame Hearts

Crackles Stencil

Other products
 34 x 34 cm canvas
4 x 6 inch plastic frame
White gesso, modelling paste, matt medium
Spray water bottle
Kaisercraft turquoise and coffe sprays and metallic gold paint
Stampendous shabby white embossing enamel
450 helmar glue
Prima flowers, leaves, pearls and swirls
Printed Aunt verse
Copic multi liner black pen

Thank you for visiting
Candy Chelepy
2017 Design Team

Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas tags with Tania

Hello lovely crafters, and a big Merry Christmas to you all!!
I have a quick and easy project for you today. These cute, hanging hearts make great tree decorations or gift tags, you can personalize them to suit and add any embellishments to compliment.
I used this stencil from Memory Maze which is a favourite of mine!!!

Mini Stencils divided heart 100 x 100mm min buy 5 priced as ea

I started by sponging some Distress Stain in Gold and Silver, through the stencil onto white cardstock. 

Then I cut the hearts out using a die and my Die cutting machine.

To finish, I embossed a Merry Christmas sentiment in black, added some gold washi tape strips and a punched, gold star.

I have some gorgeous gold and silver twine in my stash, so used these together to make the hangers.
All done, so quick and easy. You could pump out a few of these in one sitting, they make great last minute tags!

Thanks for looking and enjoy your Christmas!!!

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Layers of chipboard with Tracey Henly

I used this cool stencil for the background and sprayed some glimmer through it.

I absoluetly love 3D chipboard, the more layers I can stack the better I love it. So this birds and branches frame kit was my starting point for this layout.  I added the fancy flourishes to the top and bottom as well to build it up, but as I was gluing it on I curved the straight edge around to match the frame. Finished off with the cute little butterflies.

The title "B fearlessly Authentic" was all one piece but it didn't work well that way on this layout, so don't be scared to cut them up and make them fit peeps.

All chipboard has been painted with Prima alchelmy sparks paints.

Finished off with some prima and petaloo flowers.

Thanks for looking


Saturday, December 2, 2017

{lovely ladies}

Hi everyone - Kylie here to inspire you with another layout here on the Memory Maze blog......

Swirl 2a Swirl flourish

To alter this gorgeous piece of chipboard I have used yellow Zinc embossing powder......

This layout is of my gorgeous mother and my daughter - I have created a background using texture paint and a cute branch stencil once dry I touched up with assorted metallic paint colours. I than drizzled with House paints orange and white..... over the background. Once dry I layered with old map paper and two different background papers which I have just torn and layered along with some small white dollies.

I have embellished with assorted wash tapes, gauze and puffy embellishments and of course my embossed chipboard flourish.

For the title I have used a Heidi Swapp die "Lovely" and gold chipboard tiles. To journal I have used manila tags. Last but not least I have used a white sign pen and doodled around the edges.

Hope you enjoyed todays upload.