Sweet & Sassy For Memory Maze

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I'm on the Memory Maze Blog today with this layout that was inspired by these two little cuties
(my son in laws niece's)
They are such gorgeous girls 

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I used the Swirl Stencil on the background using parts of it twice on the page under where I put the photo

I then sprinkled some Lindys Alpine Ice Rose Magical Shaker over the background spraying water as I go until I'm happy with the colour and the amount of where the colour got into the grooves of the stencil

I then stamped with a background stamp into some versa mark ink then I used some Butter Zing Embossing Powder over the background and over the title 

I did two coats of the embossing powder on the Sweet & Sassy Chipboard title to make sure it had a good cover

I then added a yellow doily I had in my stash and lots of little flowers

I've had these metal clips forever and the colour was perfect and just added that little extra something the layout needed on that side 

Then I added lots of little glass pebble rocks all over the page for that little extra dimension and thats it

Memory Maze Products I used

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Beautiful Strong Woman for White with 1

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This page is for the White with 1 June Challenge and the colour is Space Frontier

I saw this quote and loved it
It spoke to me in so many ways

I suffer from depression and anxiety and this just says what I wish I could do everyday

I have a tattoo that says Breathe and so this reminds me to do just that

I used the Memory Maze Doily Stencil with the Finnabair Graphite Texture paste

Then over the top of that I used some tissue paper that I tore around one of the flowers and adhered that over the stencilled pattern which it then went into the grooves
I also tore up more of the tissue paper to add flowers and leaves over the paper to give it an added dimension

I used Lindy's Magical Shaker Black Forest Black watered down like a paint and randomly painted in places on the page

 The butterfly was from a sticker sheet that Kaisercraft used to sell I just used some foam to raise it up a bit then used a paint brush to roll the wings a bit to add a bit more interest to it

I also used it to paint the flowers 

I found these gorgeous feathers at a cheap shop the gold on the end is so shimmery it's a shame the photo doesn't show it
I had a plastic coaster that I cut in half and used they are so pretty they look like doilies

I added some white flowers as well because you can never have too many flowers 

I had the die cut from a Prima pack I think it was and it fit perfect with the  quote so I raised it up with some foam tape and added it to the layout

I randomly stamped with a Kaisercraft Texture Script stamp

 I then finished off with some Prima Art Stones and thats it

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Dreams for Helmar

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I had this photo of my son which I stole of his Instagram I think it was - teenagers are hard to get photos of and this was taken at a party lucky for me someone had tagged him and I saw it LOL 

I had the perfect size canvas for this photo and thought it would make a great project for my Helmar Blog post 
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 I used the Helmar Super-Tac Glue to stick book paper down onto the canvas tearing it into random shapes and scrunching it as I lay it down

 I put a layer of the Helmar Craft & Hobby PVA Glue over the top of the paper to make sure it is all stuck down then put a thin layer of clear gesso over that so that the Magical's would take to the surface
I used Bachelor Button Blue, Tweedle Dee Denim, Mad Hatter Mint Green and Shabby Turbine Teal over the background sprinkling the colours then spraying the water and drying in between until I was happy with the colour of the canvas 

After using the Magical's I like to use a coat of Helmar Crystal Kote Fixative to make sure when I'm sticking anything down to make sure the Magical's don't smudge or run with the wet glue

I used the Helmar Super-Tac Glue to stick the cardstock die cut to the canvas

I used the Acid Free Glue to adhere the photo to the cardboard 

I used the Helmar Craft Glue to adhere the cardboard to the canvas 

I used Memory Maze Square Mesh Grunge Chipboard for some added texture and covered it with the  Art Alchemy Metallique Wax in Brushed Iron

I love metal so I added some metal washers and some old metal pieces that I had in my stash 
On the Hexagon die cut cardstock I added some Art Alchemy Metallique Wax in Brushed Iron so it matched my metal embellishments

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Keep Calm for Memory Maze

Hey Everyone Suzanne here for a Memory Maze blog post

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I found this quote on Pinterest - don't they have some great stuff to find on there

So I decided it would look great on a canvas in my favourite colours

I used the Heart Butterfly Cog Stencil with clear impasto in Radom spots on the canvas

I glued my Flourish Chipboard down using Helmar Tacky Craft Glue so this was in place when I started to paint and would be covered at the same time as the canvas (I did have to use a brush along the sides of the Flourish so I could get it fully covered)
So using Impasto paints by Finnabair - Raspberry Pink, Poppy Red, Pumpkin and Lemon Peel I blobbed each colour at the top of the canvas and scrapped them down then where the lines where I blended them with a wipe so they mixed a little and created slightly different versions of each shade

I used an old paint brush and added some of the Raspberry Pink Impasto to that and after stamping a pair of scissor I painted in the middle of the handles instead of trying to fussy cut them out
To the right side of the canvas I added lots of wire for some interested and texture

I love the embellishing stage of any project and what you can use is endless I had a packet of tiny pencils which I thought was perfect for this canvas 
I used a little bottle with some liquid like an ink or spray 
I added a little tea pot because I love to have a cuppa while I'm creating and I love that crafting is such a social hobby 

I used the light bulb because isn't that the symbol for an idea LOL 
A little clock for the time that gets away from you when you get engrossed in a project
And then the words are from one of Tim Holtz's word stickers, and from Flutterby Designs Stickers and a Flair Button I love of their products they have make sure you check them out

I then went over everything with Art Alchemy Metallique White Gold Wax for a bit of shimmer and to tone down all the black

Then of course flowers, art stones and a few flicks of white gesso and thats it

Memory Maze products I used :-

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2 projects for Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge

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This Month on the Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog we are having the Challenge 
Our sponsor is Deco Art and they are giving a great prize of a Mixed Media Starter Kit

We have had a few Designers that have had some things come up and couldn't do their projects this month so I am sharing two projects

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The first I created a canvas of one of my favourite photos of my son on his christening day 
His God Mother was holding him but all he wanted to do was talk to me my sweet little man

I used an old KaiserCraft paper I had in my stash that I cut up and used across the top

I used paint in a blue for the background of the canvas then used a diamond stencil with impasto
Then over the top of the stencilled pattern I added some a cream colour and wiped back some of it to add another dimension

I added a few embellishments and some Art Stones using some Helmar Tacky Craft Glue 

The 2nd is the Page - Ballerina Baby
I created of my daughter's niece (there are 3 at this stage) when she wasn't quite 1 making it look like she was standing in 2nd position, her aunty was a Ballerina for quite a long time so it's highly likely that one of the 3 girls will dance

I used a stencil in the background then used a pale turquoise paint and added some water to it so it was thinned down
I left it a bit darker over some of the other areas
And added some to the Art Stones I added randomly around the embellished areas

I then added my embellishments including a special event ticket which I thought was cute and of course flowers and bling

I used my Scan n Cut to cut out the word Ballerina and then painted them in the same pink paint that I splattered over the background

I had a little rub on of the word baby and thought it was perfect to go under the word Ballerina

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