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Happy Scrapping from Susan.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Hi everyone and welcome to my August post for MEMORY MAZE
This layout is all aabout my husband David. I printed out a large photo (A5 size) because at times he is larger than life. He loves his shed and invents, designs and makes many things there. He is an electrician by trade so the ladder and lightbulb fitted this project to a tee!

The viewfinder was coated with Distress Stain in Black soot with black Kindy Glitz spread over the top. A brad was inserted throught the center.
The Sparky Electrician was coloured with Distress Stain in brushed pewter and black soot. The pole was coloured with Radian Rain in nutmeg. The fan was top coated with Kindy Glitz in antique silver to give it some texture. The cogs were coloured with Distress Stain in copper.
The tag ticked was coloured with Distress Stain in tarnished brass with black soot around the edges. A tag was glued onto the top and brads were inserted into the ends.
The light bulb was coloured with Distress Stain in brushed pewter and Smooch in gold lame. The inner tree was coated with Plaid glitter paint in silver. Dimensional Magic was applied over the bulb to give it some shine.
Light Bulb (Tree) so779
Micro Film Reels so762
Tag Ticket
Sparky Electrician LO173
Other Products Used
Senic Route paper, Tim Holtz Adirondack Collection-meadow, texture paste & gold acrylic paint.

Here is my husband's second home! It is definately a boy's playground, complete with toys and his "fish fridge of fame" where all the big catch photos go...as well as beer! I wanted this layout to reflect the shiny toys as well as the grungy shed stuff.
The fob watch "shed time", was painted with Smooch in silver, blue and bronze. When dry, Distress Crackle Paint in clear rock candy was painted over the top for an aged look.

These tools were left unpainted but had clear crackle paint on them. I covered cardstock with silver foil tape then embossed it.
These smaller tools were painted with Smooch in silver and bronze.
Phoebe Watch so613
Tool Set so497
Large tool Set so792
Other Products
Ruby Rocket-Vintage-flourish, stickers, twine, corrugated cardboard, foil tape, cardboard.
I find that Memory Maze has such a good range of chipboard for the boys( young and old alike!) and it makes it easier to embellish my layouts to create the feel that I want to convey in them.
Happy scrapping

Friday, August 23, 2013


Something I planned on doing this year is to do the challenges on different sites. "life is what happens when you are busy making plans"....which means I haven't done as many as I would have liked.
This challenge is from www.scraparoundtheworld.blogspot.com.au

This sketch really caught my eye but I wanted to do a male layout that was a bit grungy. I took the cake colours for inspiration off the board and contrasted them with the blue like in the photos. I misted with a pearly yellow spray to reflect the gold of the jewellery.

The chipboard I used on this layout is from Memory Maze Designs.

The arrows (arrow set LO199) were sprayed with Memory Mist in sparkling silver and Tattered Angel Mist in sapphire blue, then stamped over the top.

The small swirls were inked withColorbox ink in topaz and coated with Distress Stickles in dried marigold.

The title( SO515) was sparayed with Memory Mist in sparkling silver then stamped over the top using black ink.


Saturday, August 17, 2013

August Already!!

The days are becoming a little bit longer..yahoo! Having a cold is horrible but it is a good excuse to sit around and potter a bit in my craft room! I like the pottering, not the cold.
Here's a sneak peak of my next Memory Maze project!! Only a few more days to go!

I was going through my stash (part of the pottering thing) and decided to use up some of the bits and pieces I found. I sprayed and inked pretty much everything so all the colours matched. The round gold piece near the title is a foil seal off the top of a wine bottle! Of course we had to drink it first for scrapbooking purposes!
Keep well and potter on!!