Thanks for taking the time to have a read of my Heart & Soul blog. You are welcome to leave a comment & any tips about scrapbooking or anything at all really!
Happy Scrapping from Susan.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Happy Memories

  I have a couple of layouts with lots of fablous chipboard to share with you today.

I found my inspiration for this layout from the "White With One" challenge were "the one" is pistashio. I used the double barbwire as a frame to look like branches and not as barb wire. This photo was taken in our two boy's cubby house which was on stumps and was surrounded by gum trees.

The swirl was sprayed with Perfect Pearls in Heirloom gold and dotted with dimensional pearls in lettuce.

The barbwire was sprayed with Perfect Pearls in heirloom gold and distress stickles in crushed olive was smudged along them. The banners were painted with dimensional pearls in lettuce. The camera was sprayed with perfect pearls and the lens was painted with smooch in green.

Memory Maze products used:
Mini camera(set) SO774
Swirl 4a SO419

Other products used:
Tattered Angels mist-mustard seed, Basics Pearls-green, Bazzill Bling-white, Kaisercraft-doilleys, Flourish With A Bling-Jack-green, Smooch-green, Dimensional Pearls-lettuce, Perfect Pearls-heirloom gold, Distress Stickles-crushed olive.


I made this layout for a challenge at "Scrap Around the World" and the inspiration board was black and white. I painted black gesso on the top and bottom and then used crackle paint over a mask.

I painted the lily with black gesso and dabbed the center with black glitter glue.

The swirls were painted with black gesso and dabbed with black glitter glue.
A simple but effective treatment for the chipboard.

Memory Maze products
Lilly 2209091
Small swirls

Other products used
Gesso, Glitter glue, Tim Holtz film strip, paper rose, Kaisercraft rubon-girls rule & elegant black pearl flourish & tissue tape, white card & velvet ribbon

Friday, September 20, 2013

Another Challenge!

Yes here is another one. I spent yesterday finishing off layouts and photgraphing them which was difficult as my beloved camera has decided to start not woking properly! So here we go.....
This challenge was from www.archiscraps.blogspot.com.au and I knew which photo I was going to use as soon as I saw the challenge picture.

The Memory Maze Chipboard Arch (lo185) reminded me of a stained glass window. I sprayed a piece of gloss card with Ink Potion No.9 and dripped on Tsukineko ink in teal, lavendar and marine.
The arch was coated in Distress Stain in black soot and when dry it was adhered to the gloss card with Dimensional Magic. The window panes were coated with dimensional magic to give them a glossy look.

The Memory Maze swirl was coated with grey, purple & black ink then glitter glue in antique silver was smudged in places on the top.

The column was dabbed with tan and brown ink then distress stickles in antique linen was dragged along it.
I hope that this brings you some inspiration too and that you are challenged to give something new a go. Maybe find some of your old embellishments and have a go at revamping them to fit in with your layout.

Scrap Around the World Challenge

I have been doing more challenges to have some focus for finishing the layouts I have started and not have half a dozen on the go and none finished!
This challenge is from scraparoundtheworld.blogspot.com and it can be interpreted how you like.

Here is my take on this sketch and mood board.

I painted black gesso on the top and bottom of a white sheet of card. When dry, I painted Distress Crackle paint in picket fence over a mask.
The backing to the photos is washi tape and negative tape.

The Memory Maze lilies and swirls were painted with black gesso and antique silver glitter glue was smeared over the top.


Monday, September 9, 2013

Hi again from Susan. Here I have a layout for you with more of the wonderful chipboard pieces from Memory Maze Designs along with some instructions on how I made it.
This layout is all about my husband and myself and it celebrates the fact that we have been married for nearly 32 wonderful years!

The frame was primes with gesso then when dry it was coated with red acrylic paint.

Once the paint had dried I smudged the edges with dark grey ink to create a shadow around it. There is a close up in the photo below.

Next I stamped a swirling stamp pattern in clear ink over the painted frame and sprinkled on copper embossing powder then heated it. This allowed the red paint to show through the copper embossing. giving the frame smooth and rough textures.

For the swirls I coated them in gesso then when dry I used brown ink over the top as I didn"t want the white gesso showing through the glitter. I cover the chipboard with white gesso as it makes the colour stand out better.

The dry swirl was coated with dimensional magic/crystal glaze then I sprinkled copper glitter over the top and left it overnight to dry. The excess glitter was gently shaken off then a top coat of dimensional magice was applied and left to dry. This makes for a sparkly high gloss finish.

A few pearl drops were stuck around the swirl to dress it up a bit.

The love banner was simply inked and the word love coloured with Smoch ink then a couple of pearls were added for the final touch. This was then clustered together with a tag and flowers.
Even with all the waiting for embellishments to dry, this was a fun layout to make.
So gather up all your bits and pieces and have a go at findiing fun ways to alter your chipboard pieces.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Quick Idea

I coated this plain chipboard piece with texture paste and let it dry
Next I sprayed it with a couple of different colours of mist ink and dabbed on some distress stain in metallic colours. The colours you choose determine the colour of the piece so you can do this to match in with your photos. When it was all dry I inserted some eyelets and adhere some metal pieces and cogs using Dinemsional Magic. 
This border piece from Memory Maze Designs can be used as one whole piece or cut up to make corner or smaller sections.