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Happy Scrapping from Susan.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Memory Maze Designs Last Pot

Working with the Memory Maze Design team has been wonderful. This is due to the talented people on the team and the great products that Memory Maze Designs has. So here is my last post and even though it has been fun, I am feeling a bit sad that it has come to an end but I do have other exciting adventures to look forward to!
My grandsons are both so gorgeous but then I probably am a bit bias!
I left the map as raw chipboard and used marker pens to colour in the letters and scribbled around the edge of the map to create a waters edge. The plain background was decorated using the Memory Maze mask and Distress Paint. When it dried I moved the mask slightly off the paint and sprayed again with Glimmermist in "denim," which is similar in colour to the background so it ended up with a slight watercolour effect. The distress look on the bottom of the layout was achieved by turning the mask over when I had painted the top part of the page then pushing down to press the paint and ink onto the cardstock.

I made this as a 2 page layout because as usual I have lots of photos I wanted to use. I tied the two layouts together by using the same mix and match papers and colours.

The red is marker pen, the white and blue is Smooch in azure and moonlight with illuminate over the red. When it all dried it was coated with Dimensional Magic.

I used the negative from "beachboys" and saved the letters for another project. It was then sprayed with glimmermist in sapphire.
Australia Day   LO329
Beachboys   GO245
Mask   bricks
Other products used
Bazzil cardstock, Paper Inklings-Australia Day & Aussie Flag, corrugated card.
It is always an exciting time of year when the children or grandchildren go back to school...especially for the parents!

Marker pens are so versatile and easy to use on detailed pieces of chipboard because you can direct where you want the colour to go. I coated the title itself with Dimensional magic so it would be glossy and stand out from the books.

The arrow was painted with Smooch in lettuce, the frame with Distress Stain in black soot and the zig zag was covered in paper and inked along the edges.

The 2 stars with coated with Distress Stain in brushed pewter and layered with foam dots to adhere them to the layout.
1st Day of School   NO133
Arrow (set)   LO199
Stars (pinked star set)   LO263
Zig Zag
Other products
Bazzill cardstock, Bo Bunny-Grease Monkey Rivet, tag, washi tape.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Be Inspired

So today I have some inspiration from Archiscraps so have a go and jump on their blogspot for a bit of fun.
Here is the picture for February with the additional criteria of "travel"
Here is my take on the picture. I used the pocket page protectors to give the block effect and my travel was to the Devil's Marbles in the Northern Territory in Australia.
This was January's picture with the added criteria of music.
The peaks of the Opera House were reflected in the curves of the doiley mat and the punched edge along the bottom. My neice is very musically talented and her 18th birthday party was musically themed.

Happy Scrapping and enjoy your day....