Thursday, February 28, 2013

Palette #144

Thought I would try this one over at the Color Room its been a while since i did one one there challenges.

Yippe I got a Feature spot with this page

I didn't make this page for this challenge but after visiting a few challenge sites the other day I thought this might be a great fit.

"Sweet Treasure"

I was inspired to create this layout by a couple of our other wonderful Green Tara DT members, I love the result with lots of Green Tara goodies and some very messy hands. 

Memory Maze 12" frame has had texture paste added in some areas and the rest was covered in gesso then hand made paint sprays used in 3 colours.

Lots of Green Tara Lace, Cobweb and ribbon was mod podged and texture pasted into the background, then gesso added to the edges & homemade paint spray to add a little colour back. topped of with roses and buds.

More lace tucked in behind the flowers

Green Tara  ... Lilly, roses & rose buds

Lots more Green Tara flowers, each has had the edges dabbed with gesso

Treasure chipboard word from Memory Maze has been inked then slightly painted with silver ink

Another chipboard piece from Memory Maze treated the same way as the treasure word

Jute Ribbon bow from Green Tara in white with touches of black and blue ink.

Green Tara Products Used

Jute ribbon white - CODE: RB407Wh
Lace 1cm - CODE: L3077OW
Lace - 
Flower Garland - CODE: RB797BL
Cobweb ribbon green - CODE: RB6772Ol
Roses - CODE: FDR003Gr & CODE: FDR003B
Rose buds - CODE: FDV025Tu & CODE: FDV025Wh & CODE: FDV025BL
Lilies - CODE: FDV051Wh10
Satin Rosette - CODE: XF9330YO
Lolipop - CODE: XF9322BL
Wild Rose - CODE: XF9318Mo
Primula 4.5cm Pale Green - CODE: XF9325PG

Extra Products Used

Memory Maze chipboard Street lamp L0082 & 12' Wrought Iron Frame Z0012
Texture paste
Distress ink dabber black
Kaiser paints
Scrappers Garden charms and resin


Green Tara Feb DT Work

"Our Love"

I found this photo of my brother and his wife in my stash and I haven't seen my brother for 8yrs as he is in the Army and travels a lot but hes moving back home for 2yrs I'm so excited to be able to see him again.

 A beautiful cluster or Green Tara flowers both fabric and paper

 Clock in sepia has been lightly ink then a darker ink used around the edge as well as the hands of the clock and a dab of glitter glue in brown added to the middle of the hands to hide the small hole.

 the bird cage has been embossed 3 times to give it a real good look and the little bird inked and then an eye and wing drawn on in black.

 More beautiful flowers from Green Tara.

Heart spray has been embossed and a little bird in white left as is with its wings puffed up.

the words have both been coated in glitter.

 Hearts have each been embossed the same colour as the heart spray and one heart was cut so the other one could be linked thru it, I then hid the cut under the join.

Green Tara products used

Apple blossom ivory - CODE: FDV044Iv
2cm rose white - CODE: FDR006Wh
Cherry blossom white - CODE: FLC22Wh
Gardenia Cherry - CODE: FDV054Ch
Silk Flowers with Swarovski Crystal Centres. 2cm Burgundy. - CODE: SDBurgS
3cm Calla Lillies Ivory with Brown Stamen - CODE: FDV051Iv/B10
Heirloom 6.5cm Silk and Organza Flowers Teal - CODE: XF9213Te
Satin Rosette 5cm Satin and Pearl Flowers Olive - CODE: XF9330Ol
Satin Rosette 5cm Satin and Pearl Flowers Yellow Ochre - CODE: XF9330YO

Extra products used

Webster papers
Ranger distress inks
Ranger stickles
Alison Elise embossing powder, hot set powder & glitter
Hand made spray paint mist
Scrapmatt chipboard

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

WW1 Feb

White With 1 



Thought I'd give White with 1 another go this month.
This is me at about 1yr old


Memory Maze Chipboard hearts frame has been inked white with a little pink here and there then painted with mod podge in random spots and small beads added, and the whole thing painted with Glimmer glaze.

The insert hearts from the frame have been inked in white then stamped with a floral pattern beads added to the edge and again painted in Glimmer glaze

Beautiful bunches of Green Tara Flowers, all have been slightly painted with glimmer glaze to make them sparkle.

Flourish with a bling pearls added

Green Tara Lace and pearl trip with a paper tape cut to look like ribbon.

Love heart key from Scrappers Garden to keep with the theme of hearts.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Key Hooks

I started this projects many months ago, but never seam to be able to get it the way I wanted so into the 'finish it latter box' it went.

While cleaning up my room yesterday I stumbled back onto it, so time to finish

I started off with a plan metal hook rack and picked out some chipboard pieces, as you can see I changed my mind on the centre piece I originally started with, for some reason I just couldn't get it to work and maybe it was the one thing that i needed to change those months ago.

I brought these metal hooks from Target for $15

I used texture paste along the metal tree branch, while it was still wet i used a tooth pic and make some patterns into the paste to represent a normal tree, once dry I dabbed my finger in  Mix'd Media inxs and rubbed them onto the texture paste to highlight the lumps and bumps

Large Key and lock have been treated with rusting powder

Name plate was painted and the swirls also treated in rusting powder, letters have been embossed with mix'd media embossing powder.

Gates also treated in rusting powder. Each of the metal birds have been covered in paper then Green Tara mulberry paper and mod podge used to create the wings, then a light coat of gesso was added.

Grass border was cut in half and each piece was painted in 5 different colours of green then a little mix'd media inx added to the edges, to tops have been coated in flower soft.

Birds nest also treated with 3 different colours of mix'd media inx

Twiddlybits house made into a bird house, covered in paper and decorated with supplies from my garden lol.

Products used

Target metal hooks
Mix'd media inx - truffle, leather, honey & jassmine
Mix'd media inx embossing powder - Jassmine
Prima marketing flowers
Kaiser paints
Ranger Gesso
Mod podge
Paper off cuts
Dusty Attic - grass border, name plate, gate, birds nest, mini birds, keys & locks
Twiddlybitz - rusting powder, house & groove alphas
Flower soft

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Today is my first official post as part of the new Memory Maze Design Team, the extra exciting part of it all is I've been appointed the Design Team Coordinator. 

"The one that didn't get away"

I guess everyone has at once heard the saying the one that got away, well not this time. My mum made this photo using my 2 youngest girls.

Lots of memory Maze chipboard of this page.

Once again Ive used a circle out of the circle frames pack, there are so many circles in the pack its great value for money. This time I have used texture paste on the circle and then inked it in distress ink and used it to frame my photo.

I have also used the Fishing boy chipboard, the base has also been texture pasted and inked in the same colour as the circle frame, the little boy has been ink black and then a metallic silver used distress stain used with a paint brush to add slight highlights to him along with his fishing rod that has been done in silver. each of the cats were done in picket fence distress stain then using a paint brush i have added black and brown distress stain to the edges. the little bucket was done in silver and lines drawn in black and a little wire handle added.

I added more wire to the little boys fishing rod to look like a fishing line. Using a climbing vine i cut it into 3 pieces and rearranged 2 of them to look like a tree, it has been inked in white distress stain and the leaves done in green distress in then everything has had black & brown added to the edges.

I used a chipboard chicken wire and texture paste to create raised areas on the background. And stitching around the outside edge of the background paper.

Lots of Prima Flowers to finish it off.

Memory Maze products used

Climbing Vine 2 - L0054
Circle Frames - Z0009
Fishing boy - L0168


This week I was sent a parcel full of Stackums card making sheets, now I'm not really a card maker but these take the hard work out of creating beautiful card.

Simple cut each lot of pictures out and layer them with foam tape 

Vintage car Stackums

This card was used for my husbands birthday yesterday.

I started by layering each of the pieces then I white washed the entire stackum to give it more of a vintage feel. and inked the edge.

A Memory Maze cog was cut in half and inked then also white washed

The other half of the cog & some Green Tara Ribbon

Side view of the layers

Products used 

Vintage Green Car Stackums - DS0187
Cogs - L0048


Pink Rose Stackum

I also white washed this stackum, I'm not a gold person so I wanted to tone down the gold elements

My wonderful 2yr old thought it would be a good idea to grab a piece of chipboard of my desk and start eating it, so to salvage this piece I cut it up into 3 smaller pieces, each piece has been white washed and lightly inked in pink

Manor House flowers

Side view of the layers

Products used 

Pink Rose Stackums - DS0017
Vintage Corners - C0139


Frog Stackums

A cute card for any girl.

Memory Maze 16th chipboard inked in white then the edges inked in a pale blue

Cupcake chipboard done the same way as the 16th, handmade & Prima flowers

Side view of the Layers

Memory Maze Products used

Frog Stackums - DS0098
Cupcakes - C0034
16th - C0019