Monday, March 18, 2013

Memory Maze DT share

Today I have some Memory Maze Goodies to share


I love these Vintage boards they come in several sizes and include a stand, This one is about the size of an A4 piece of paper. First I painted the edges, top swirls and stand in gesso, then I added a piece of paper and inked the edges and top swirls in a couple of different tones.

Using a MMC hot air balloon I didn't quite have the colour I wanted to I sprayed it with glimmer mist and while still wet I sprayed it with a home made white paint spray to soften and blend the colour, I then added a touch of ink to get the perfect colour.

I used a CW template and added a texture paste pattern at the top and bottom of the photo.

Using a bottle of glossy accents I stamped the bottom of the bottle onto the stamp pad and created a few random circle patterns on the paper.

Kaiser Craft stamps used randomly around the paper to give more detail.

I took a Wrought Iron swirl and cut it into 2 and applied the same technique as above but this time I started with  tones of distress ink, I didn't cover the entire piece in ink just little bits of each colour ink but once I sprayed it with the white paint they blended together and lighten giving me the perfect colour.

The second piece of the Wrought Iron Swirl

I used the same technique as before on these MMC cogs this time I used a chalk ink and a mix'd Media ink, once again I didn't cover the entire piece in ink and I sprayed them with just water this time to get them to blend together.

More cogs at the top of the layout.

Large brown Handmade flower I made about 2yrs ago, with glitter added to the tips to match the other Prima flowers used at the top of the stand. 

Prima Flowers used to make a cluster and Prima rhinestone swirl has been cut up and added here and there.

Sisters MMC was embossed, first I applied gesso in a watered down spray, once dry I added a little bit of pink embossing powder to small parts of the word and then coated the whole thing in white mix'd media embossing powder and heated, I applied a second coat to give a think consistent layer.

MMC street lamp has been treated the same as the word this time using a blue and brown embossing powder.

Memory Maze Products Used

Street Lamp - C0144
Vintage Board - Q0005
Cogs set - L0048
Wrought Iron 30 - S0444
Hot air Balloon - 

Other products used

Prima - paper, flower, rhinestones
Handmade flower - previously available at Scrappers Garden
Manor House flower
Texture Paste
Distress inks
Mix'd media inx and embossing powder
clearsnap ink
Kaiser stamps
Handmade butterflies 


"Perfect Wonder"

A gorgeous photo of a gorgeous girl, I'm a little bias.. even with her dribble drenched shirt and messy hair.

Memory Maze Candle holder was first painted black with distress stains then I went over it in tarnished brass distress stain.

A cute little Memory Maze card size bird cage also treated the same as the candle holder but this time i added a little more black over the top.

Perfect word was painted with black distress stain and then black stickles added

Wonder word also treated the same as the perfect word

Wrought Iron swirl was cut into 3 pieces and treated the same at the words, I tucked 2 in here and the 3rd was tucked in at the bass of the candle holder.

Wrought Iron 14

Memory Maze Products Used

Wrought Iron 14 - S0435
Candle Holder - S0588
Bird cage - C0170
Perfect word - G0196
Wonder word - G0212

Extra products used

Prima flowers, rhinestones lace & butterfly
Basic Grey paper & element stickers - Curio
Pen nib charm - Scrappers garden
Distress stain - black soot & tarnished brass
Distress ink black soot
Stickles black soot

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Liebster Award

Hi everyone, exciting news to share today -.

I have been so very fortunate to have been awarded the
 Liebster Award from my very good friend and scrapping
 buddy, Jan Rankine.  Thank you so much Jan.

The Liebster Award was designed to be a blog award 
in the pay it forward fashion. It is awarded to blogs
 that have fewer than 200 followers to encourage new
 visitors to them. Once you have been nominated you award

 it to five other blogs.

The rules are: Post the award to your blog,
 give the award to five bloggers who you appreciate
 that have fewer than 200 followers, then leave 
a comment on their blogs to let them know that 
you have given them this award. 

I have passed the award on to five other ladies whose work
 I admire tremendously.

Please pop over to these blogs and have a look at their beautiful work.

Thanks for dropping by.

Linda xxxx