Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Journey wedding layout

Well have I got a treat for you?! YES I certainly have! Today I'm back to share my newest DT creation from Memory Maze.
This one, although I am a little bias is definitely a standout! It features a stunning photo (credit to Kristina Childs) of a good friend Shae and her new husband Alex. They finally made it official in Bali in April in a spectacular wedding!

Journey Adore Believe Love Together


I started out with a pattern paper from Kaiser as the background. I left it as is.
Then used this fun Beehive 12x12 chipboard piece as the focal piece for the background. I painted it with a "Linen" coloured paint and randomly plot some "Cotton Candy" paint in some areas. Over the top of that paint I lightly applied some Silver Stickles Glitter glue.

The swirl chipboard pieces used as a cluster branch for the flowers has been coated with a Silver Opal embossing powder. The Words for the title have been coloured using the Adirondack Alcohol Silver ink. I really wanted a flat, clean and shiny finish to the words. So therefore using any sort of embossing powder was out of the question.

The flower clusters include plenty of Kaiser, Manor House and Prima. Of course I added the final touches of some Memory Maze bling in there too.
I submitted this into my local show a couple of weeks ago, I'm very proud to announce that I captured 1st Place with this gorgeous layout. I hope that this does some justice for the stunning photo!
The layout has now found a new home, as it was a gift to Shae & Alex.
Memory Maze products used;
beehive 12 x 12
Border 40- NO 11 flourish  PK 25 BULK  approx 140 long
Together word sheet sold 3\'s

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Baby to 1st Birthday - Scrapbook Album

Welcome back to a finally chilly day here in my local town.. Winter has hit!
We basically went from having fans on during the night, to the next night having to warm up the room with the heater. lol..
Anyway, today I'm here to share with you this scrapbook album that I have put together for Hunter's teacher from last year. She is expecting her first baby and the entire school is very excited!
We designed 20 somewhat basic layouts to fit into the 10page album.
Welcome cover page
New Born page.
On the opposite side of this one, I have slid in a pattern paper from Karen Fosters Design. I haven't altered it in any way, just left it as is for the Mummy to Be to write info about her pregnancy.
 Grandma & Pa layouts.

Great page for Mummy & Me photos.
Bath Time & Feeding Time layouts
This one is just a play double layout. I don't like it very much so will probably replace it with a better double layout when the baby is born and we know if it's a boy or girl.. lol..
Fun Cousins and a Friends page..
Aunty & Uncle layouts
Baptism layout

Beach layout (we live in a coastal town, so a beach visit is for sure!)

Fun in the Sun. Great for play in the backyard or park.
Finally the last page is the 1st Birthday layout.


Sunday, June 5, 2016

Steampunk Canvas

Good evening fellow crafters, I'm here tonight to bring you my latest DT creation for Memory Maze. I wanted to do something a bit different yet again and chose to go wild with this SteamPunk themed canvas.

Steam Punk Canvas

So I started off by preparing this 8"x8" canvas with white Gesso, then before it dried I quickly sprinkled over some Silver Opal embossing powder. When it was heated up, it gave a great melted metal look.
Next I used a MM Brick stencil and Modelling Paste with Gold embossing powder coating it. I loved the look of it bubbling when it was being heat dried. Added that extra special Steampunk feel.
I added a little bit of colour to the base with some Distress Inks. And topped it off with a few dashes of Barn Door ink to compliment the chipboard piece that will be featured in the middle of the canvas.
Now it was onto colouring the chipboard pieces. Again, I covered some Cogs in the Silver Opal powder and the centre Steampunk piece with Distress Powder.
Special mention to my awesome VersaMark watermark ink pad.. It has lasted me at least 6 years so far and I have only just re-inked it tonight. I probably didn't need to be just yet, but when I was going through some draws finding Steampunk goodie ideas, I found the re-inker bottle. So while still fresh in my mind... lol..
So the final touches were to hot glue everything down! I added some extra cogs to the other corners. I have used the Silver Opal powder again and two distress inks to softly colour them.
Embellished with plenty of Steampunk themed goodies like; train, key, clock, pins etc..  
Memory Maze products used;
12 x 12 all there is is cogs
Inverted brick 8x8  min buy 3