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Happy Scrapping from Susan.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Behind the Scenes

Here are a couple of photo tutorials to show you how the mini book and frame from the previous post were made.
Join two pieces of card together so the base of the mini book is 19inches x 6 inches.
Cut 2 inner pices 12inches x 6 inches.Score at 3, 8 1/2 & 9inches on both pieces.

The kaisercraft frame was painted with black gesso and when dry was dabbed with gold ink.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Jolly June

 I can't believe we are already half way through the year. This time I thought I would show you ways to use your chipboard on different projects....

This isn't a typical baby layout but I love the brightness of it. The frame was crackled the original way of a 3 step proceedure. The base coat was painted in red acrylic paint and when it dried a layer of clear crackle medium was applied. When this layer dried a coat of pink acrylic paint was added then the crackling started. Once this was dry I adhered the flowers and the fairy in the corner with the butterflies. It really doesn't show up in the photo but I also brushed over a light coat of Perfect Pearls in interference red.

To decorate the fairy I used....Smooch in green apple, taffy and silver,Glitzy gllitter glue in crystal, Distress Paint in victorian velvet, Distress Stain in spun sugar, Kindy Glitz in pink and 3D Kindy Glitz in glitter hot pink.
Frame ( )
Fairy In My Garden( )
Creative Imaginations paper, handmade foil tape frame, tags, bow ribbon, rubons.

I used a few different chipboard pieces on this beach inspired frame. The feet are part of the micro feet set. They were inked with a creamy coloured ink and topped with distress stickles in linen to give them a sandy look. The ATC frame was painted with Radiant Rain in yellow rose and Smooch in gold lame and kiwi. The word journey was coloured with a papermania marker pen in brown and covered in Kindy Glitz in Aztec Gold.

The banner was first covered with Distress ink in wild honey and the edges sponged with brown ink. The letters were stamped on in black ink. It was then covered in Dimensional Magic to make it shiny.

The corner swirl was coloured in with a Papermania marker pen in mustard and coated with Distress Stickles in antique linen. The scallop border above this was a piece left from another project. It was coloured in with a marker pen and covered in Gllitzee gllitter glue in aqua.

The feathers are part of a sheet of feathers and I used Smooch in 4 different colours and dabbed them on to give a shimmery effect.
Triangle banner( )
Scallop border( )
Flourish corner swirl( so524)
Journey (goo78)
ATC frame( )
Microfeet( )
Feathers( )
Kaisercraft frame & collectables, handmoulded shells & perfect pearls, stamped acetate, ribbons.

I love seeing old photos of my Mum and Nan dressed up. This mini book is dedicated to my Mum and some of her fashions. The word memories was painted in olive acrylic paint and dabbed over the top with Dimensional pearls in olive. The swirl was simply coloured with green ink. The dress form is part of a set with coathangers.The dress was coloured with Distress paint in pink and coated with Glitzee glitter glue in crystal. The stand part was painted with Smooch in molasses.

These vintage scissors were painted with Smooch in silver.

This old sewing machine matched in perfectly with the theme and it was painted with Distress Stain in black soot and the trims with Smooch in silver.

On the left side, the cotton reels were painted with Distress Stain in bronze and Smooch in pink for the cotton. On the right, the vintage corset was dabbed with Distress Stain in peeled paint and the edges touched with Smooch in crystal to add a bit of depth. The coathanger above it is from the dress form set. It was painted with Smooch in molasses and silver.

This is what the mini book looks like from the top view.
Dressform & coathangers( )
Swirl( )
Memories( )
Sewing machine(co132)
Cotton reels(co128)
Vintage Corset( )
Kaisercraft Needle & Thread -fabric & collectables, paper & acrylic doilleys, sticker corners, handmade paper & material flowers, haberdashery items, ribbon.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Winter Chills

Even though it is cold, the days will begin to be longer from here on in! The cool nights are a good excuse to stay in and be crafty. I am trying to finish off all those "nearly" completed projects before starting anything else. My want to do list seems to be growing longer with other things taking up my time.
On this layout I have used up some of my stash as well as the scrap pieces I have ( I store scrap pieces A4 and smaller in plastic envelopes in a hanging file box for easy access to the colours that I need). The new pieces are the Memory Maze chipboard and the flowers. The small scallop edges were dabbed with purple ink and the star sprays were painted with silver smooch.

The 30th was dabbed with purple & gun metal glitter paint. The word beaurty was painted with purple glitter paint.

Once again I used papers and embellishments from my stash. The easter basket with the bunny was an Easter card and the colours matched in perfectly with the papers and other embellishments.

The swirl and egg are from Memory Maze chipboard. They were inked in pink and perfect pearls in interference red were dusted over the top.
Keep warm and here's to crafty moments that we can grab!

Thursday, June 13, 2013


It's here! Our sale is on for the whole of June with 10-50% off everything to make way for new stock. So come in and grab a bargin. Have a look at the shop hours for June as a couple of days have changed. New Memory Maze chipboard has arrived with some wonderful new designs.
The layouts I did here have the MM doiley on them.
This is a good way to add more photos to your layouts. Some layouts look good with just one photo on them but sometimes a cluster is what you want or you just don't want to do a lot of pages with the photos you have.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Half way Mark!

I can't believe we are half way through the year already. It's that time of year when the sales begin....and we have a sale as well! Everything is on sale from 10-50% off, even reduced items.Pop in and have a look and be sure to check out the discount for buying 10 or more sheets of plain or patterned papers & cardstock.
I hope everyone enjoyed the Memory Maze Designs blog hop last month. Don't forget to keep checking on their blog site for more great inspirational ideas and their website for all their products.