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Thursday, February 28, 2013

February Memory Maze layouts

I'm still so stoked that Sally invited me to join the Memory Maze design team. Opening my DT parcel was like Christmas {well it was for my friend who tore into it for me} so many delicious chipboard pieces inside. I started sorting through the box and matching up the pieces with photos I had, to pre-pack layouts ready for a rainy day of creating.


I have 3, never-seen-before layouts to share with you all today. They are all quite different in style which really shows off the versatility of chipboard in your projects.

Sweet Dreams my Little Angel


I've been carrying this photo of my daughter around for a while now along with all the supplies to create it. I had an idea of how I wanted it to look, but have been too scared to actually attempt it. I can honestly say that although it didn't turn out exactly how I envisioned {when does it ever} I am so happy with the result.


The background was created by inking through two different stencils in various areas. I then added texture by tearing and scrunching tissue paper and mod podging it over the top. You can see some of it under my main embellishment cluster.


For my smaller embellishment cluster I used a Border Hook 1 with a paper doiley folded over it to look like a hanging pennant. 


To create my title I used a Dreams mini word which I placed inside a Scalloped Name Plate. The name plate was simply inked and the word painted with a thin coat of white gesso.

Memory Maze products:
Border Hook 1 - S0147
Scalloped Name Plate - X0001
Dreams - G0011

Other products:
Glitz Design papers, Prima resin angel wings, Green Tara beaded spray, D-lish Scraps flowers, resin and paper doilies, embroidery thread, inks, tissue paper.

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Beach Shadows


This is a photo of my son and I at the beach over New Year. I had a grand plan to draw the heart in the sand and get the whole family in, not my best idea with a toddler who can't stand still!


The background for this layout was created by inking through a Crafters Workshop template. 


For my top cluster I used Wrought Iron 49 and added some of my embellishments to it. I wanted the chipboard to offset the dark shadows in the photo so I simply inked them black. 


The lower cluster uses Wrought Iron 25. I inlaid the back of it with patterned paper to make it stand out more. 

Memory Maze products:
Wrought Iron 49 - S0449
Wrought Iron 25 - S0446

Other products: 
Crate Paper patterned papers, D-lish Scraps doilies, flowers, resin and washi tape, ink.

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Owl will always Love You


Some cute little selfies of me and my boy so I just wanted to create a fun and playful page.


I used the Love mini word as part of my title. I have coloured with some Twinkling H2O's to match.


I used a few different types of media to decorate my Owl on a Branch. Firstly I masked off the owl and leaves with some washi tape. I use this as it is low tack and less likely to tear the surface when you remove it. The woodgrain on the branch was stamped using a Kaiser background stamp. The leaves were inked and then the detail added on with a marker. For the owl I used Twinkling H2O's and white gel pen for the centre of his eyes.

Memory Maze products:
Love - G0044
Owl on a Branch - S0046

Other products:
Teresa Collins papers, Kraft cardstock, D-lish Scraps twine and beads, staples.

Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you like what I have created to share with you all.

Until next time
Star xx

4 comments:

Chloe :-) said...

Wow, these are gorgeous, Amanda. Love all the fabulous techniques!!

Leonie said...

Fabulous Layouts Amanda. I adore the one of your sleeping angel! And love the black Chippies on the beach shadows layout. :)

Anne P said...

stunning work. You are rocking the chippie.

Trish said...

Gorgeous work Amanda