Monday, May 27, 2013

Fabscraps Afternoon Tea

"Afternoon Tea"


Page created using Fabscraps Milkshake Collection


- Using C58 002 as your background turn the page upside down so the lady is standing on her head at the left bottom of the page, Make a small tear and roll the edges on the top right and bottom right we will add backing to these later with scraps. Ink the edge in black. add some paint drips to the back ground let dry.

- Mat your photo in C58 003 and distress the edges and ink in black

- Cut the ladies from paper C58 002 and keep the strips of black check from around the ladies, also cut the small flowers out these will be used around the ripped areas on your background paper.

- Cut a 4" strip from paper C58 002 and then cut it into 4" squares, distress the edges and roll one of the corners on each piece, ink edges in black.

- Cut the bottom of the die cut window MC58 004 ink the edges in black.

- Once background is dry place photo on page tuck 4" squares around it, add 2 half cut paper doilies under edge of photo and die cut window at back to right, add some flowers to cover the upside down lady on the background paper, add the cut out ladies. Use some of the black check scraps to add a background to the ripped area on the edges and the rest was tucked in here and there.

- add chipboard word Afternoon tea that has been lightly inked in pink leaving most of the word in its raw state, I've painted the teapot in the same paint I've used for the background drips and re-drawn on the lines in black, then added clear crackle paint just to the teapot, a hint of black ink on the edges to make it pop.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Fabscraps Rock n Roll

I was truly taken out of my comfort zone with these papers, which is a good thing, it tests the imagination and gets my creative spirit flowing.

"Rock n Roll"

This is miss DD 12 taken as she left for her year 6 farewell last year, although they did not have a rock n roll theme she rocked up in a beautiful red Chev. I've muted the colour of the car to fit better with that paper colours but still left some of the red.

I have used the new Milkshake collection which is a mixture of pastel colours with the 50-60's theme


- Using C58 005 as your background piece ink the edge in a black ink, I've used a distress ink in black soot.

- I've cut the bottom of the die cut window/arch MC58 002 and inked the edges as much as I could in black.

- Cut the blue clock out of MC58 001 die cut pack and slightly distress the edges, I've also added a little white gesso to the edges

- Cut a 3/4" strip from C58 005 along the black check area of the page and trim one end to look like a banner. Ink the edges in black ink.

- Cut the girl out of paper C56 006, placing foam dots on her back.

- Cut a 1" strip and a 1.5" strip from C58 006 and cut a banner shape into one end of each. Ink the edges.

- Using chipboard word Rock n Roll DC58 004 I have first painted with black then added gesso to the edges, once dry I've coated it in some clear crackle gloss,

- Ive die cut some leaves and vines from a die cutter using paper C58 006 and lightly inked the edges in black..

- Position the die cut window in the center of the page and using coloured texture paste and a mask you can create the look of the window being extended across the page, once dry I placed the mask back over the area and added a little white gesso over the edges of the mask to give the area a 2 tone affect.

- You can now lay all your elements onto the background paper, threading the vines through the window and adding some small roses to the vines.

- Finish up with a few splashes of black paint or ink over the page, and a texture stamp used around the edge of the page.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Fabscraps DT Layout Sweetie Pie

"Sweetie Pie"

This photo was a rare moment when my youngest DD was quiet and still, its also one of the very rare perfect photos I have of her. These papers from Fabscraps are just amazing to work with.

Chipboard left raw with just a hint of colour added to the edges.

Beautiful Prima flowers

Handmade flower from Scrappers Garden joined with more Prima flowers.

Little denim trim of a pair of paints my daughter wore around this age.

Again I have used the Baby Bear collection but this time in the creams & pinks


- Use C57 003 as your background paper.

- Taking C57 004 I have cut a die cut shape out of the middle making sure not to damage any of the small pictures on the corners of the page, the cut piece is approx 9" and was just roughly drawn by hand. The edges were then distressed.

- Matt photo onto the plain area of C57 003 and distress the edges.

- Place your die cut paper down on the background followed by some cheese cloth and then the photo.

- Cut the chair, frame & teddy out of the corners on C57 004, each one has been lightly inked with a pink ink on the edges and foam dots placed on the back of each, Ives also added a small piece of string to the frame to give it the look of being hung. adding them to the page.

- Chipboard work Sweetie Pie DC57 008 was cut carefully into 2 pieces, and left mainly in its raw state with only the edges inked in mix'd media chiffon ink.

- adding some flowers from Prima, a trim from my daughters old pants and a paper doily inked with glimmer mist.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Fabscraps DT - Bundle of Joy

"Bundle of Joy"

I have used the Fabscraps Baby Bears 1 Collection

1- Using paper C57 008 cut the inside out leaving a border as thick as you would like, I've done mine approx 1/2", I have also not cut it straight making a kind of waving pattern, Distress and ink both the inside and outside of the border carefully so as to not break the paper.

2- Use C57 007 as your background paper, placing the C57 008 over the top, you may find you will need to cut a very small strip of 2 sides of this paper so it fits perfectly behind border paper.
Add some texture paste with a mask in the corners of this paper and lightly ink them when paint is ddry.

3- As this page is for a boy I have cut the bow of the baby in the pram on the chipboard word DC57 00, it has then been inked with distress ink and edges touched with a paint brush and gesso.

4- Cut a strip of paper from C57 008 from the bunny side, approx 1.5 rows of bunnies, use a border punch leaving a full row of bunnies visible, cut into 3 pieces, ink each piece along the punched edge and crush up the punch edge to give it some detail. Pop them under the edge of the C57 008 paper on the top and 2 sides of your page.

5- Cut the small rocking horse from MC57 009

6- Cut the matching trim from the ribbon sheet MC57 008 and crinkle it back and forward to create a ruffle border.

7- Take some leaves and flowers from MCDC58 006 - MCDC58 002 - MCDC58 and slightly wet them and crumple them up gently, unfold and let them dry, I have used a die-cutter to cut more petals out of C%& 008 and using the same wet, crumple method to create some more matching flowers, layer them how you would like and ink the edges.

8- Taking the journal tag from MC57 005 cut it in half, ink the edges and tug one half under the photo at the top and the other under the photo on the left side.

9- Using the small chipboard feet from DC57 012 ink and gesso them the same at the words.

9- I've added some hessian ribbon & loose threads along with some little roses, add your journal details.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Welcome to the Memory Maze first ever blog hop!!

If you didn't come from Victoria Freze blog or you popped upon this blog and didn't realize we were blog hopping you need to go to the Memory Maze blog and start the HOP! 
You will need to comment on ALL of the blogs to be eligible for the prize. Plus some of our awesome designers are giving away a prize on their blogs as well. 
 Here's what you could win from Memory Maze.

The Winner will be announced at the Memory Maze blog on the 26th May !

Our theme for this blog hop is Technique, each of our wonderful design team members will show you how to decorate those chipboard pieces or create new chipboard pieces.


This is a shadow frame I found at a Riot store it had a perspex from that I removed and is 6.5" x 4.5" 

Starting with the raw frame I painted the entire thing in gesso, then using texture paste, a couple of masks and some glimmer mist I created a unique frame.

Memory Maze chipboard Angle word.

First I painted the word in gesso then applied a purple glitter embossing powder.

Memory Maze Chipboard flower vine. Comes in several pieces I didn't use them all on this project.

First I painted the chipboard with gathered twigs Distress stain from Tim Holtz, then I dipped the tips into a pva glue and then into flower soft.

Memory Maze chipboard butterfly.

I painted Lumiere paint in Burnt orange directly onto the chipboard, this paint has a metallic look then sprinkles it with glitter while it was still wet.

Memory Maze chipboard mushrooms in cluster and single.

Each of the mushrooms were painted in gesso them glimmer mist added with a paint brush in peach delight, bahama blue & timeless lilac, I used a heat gun to dry the pieces and continued to add colour and blend until it was to my liking, then i applied a coat of crackle paint to the mushrooms to give them more texture and a glossy look.

Some turquoise mesh and cheesecloth added to the bottom gives the look of a fairy tale.

Memory Maze chipboard wings.

I coated the wings in true snow roughly to give the look of feathers, I cut the ends of the wings that's why they are not covered in snow so they sat nicely together behind the photo.

A cluster of Prima flowers, with touches of gesso.

The background was painted in gesso and scenery created with gelatos spraying with water and smudging with my finger, I then used a tissue to remove some of the blue so it looked like clouds.

A couple of close ups of the frames texture and colour

I hope I have inspired you 

I'm also giving away a prize today just leave a comment and become a follower of my blog, 
I will pick a comment randomly to win this great prize pack, full of chipboard, ribbons and bows from Memory Maze and some handmade flowers from me & my store.

Our blog hop runs from today, Monday 20th May, Invite your Friends to play along. You must comment on all the blogs for a chance at the Prize. 
The Winner will be announced here on the 26th May!
The next stop on the blog hop is the Memory Maze blog so pop on over and let them know what your favorite piece of Memory Maze chipboard is that you have seen along your hop.

Thank you for playing along with our first Blog Hop, we hope that you had fun and will be back to join in again.