Monday, May 20, 2013

Memory Maze Blog Hop

Welcome to the Memory Maze's first ever blog hop!!

If you didn't come from Amanda Lawrence's  blog or you popped upon this blog and didn't realize we were blog hopping you need to go to the Memory Maze blog and start the HOP!
You will need to comment on ALL of the blogs to be eligible for the prize. Plus some of our awesome designers are giving away a prize on their blogs as well.
Here's what you could win from Memory Maze.
The Winner will be announced at the Memory Maze blog on the 26th May !
Our theme for this blog hop is Technique, each of our wonderful design team members will show you how to decorate those chipboard pieces or create new chipboard piece.

Now I will share my projects with you. I  wanted to create a soft dreamy textured back ground using one of my favourite chipboard shapes ~ the butterfly S0060.

The Background

1. Adhere the chipboard to the top left hand corner of the base cardstock.

2. Paint the butterfly with a thick coat of Ranger Distress Crackle Medium.
3. Extend the crackle medium down the base cardstock.
4. Let the crackle medium dry - if you are like me and like everything to happen fast, hit it with a
hot air gun to speed up the process.
5. Dribble pink gesso at the bottom of the butterfly and spread with a flat edge tool.
6. Keep adding splats and scrapping the gesso down until you build up the effect you are after.
7. Wipe off some of the gesso from where the crackle medium is to show the white through and let dry.
8. Flick some mint green gesso over the pink crackle butterfly.
9. Pour a small pool of mint green gesso at the base of the butterfly.

10. Lift the base cardstock up vertically and allow that pool of mint green gesso run in dribbles down the page.
11. Tilt the page left and right to control the way the dribbles go.

12. Tilt it the opposite way to make the dribble zig-zag slightly.

13. I have created my background on the diagonal.

14. Using a bamboo stick add some dots to the dry pool of mint green gesso - this breaks up the solid pool.
15. Build you your layout around the background.

Finishing Touches

I wanted to use the Butterfly Dreams Frame  ~ frame 2 but I wanted it to fit in with my soft background so I added a subtle pink glitter finishing.
1. Coat the chipboard frame with white gesso.

2. Add glue to the frame, I did not add glue to all of the frame as I wanted the
white gesso to show through for a softer touch.

3. Sprinkle glitter to the frame.

4. This photo shows how I left the glue off in spots to show the white underneath.


 The Final Layout

Butterfly Dreams

If you are still with me now I have a prize that I want to give to one of you lovely ladies just for visiting my blog and I am going to make it easy for you......just leave a comment and become a follower of my blog and the Memory Maze blog so that you can see what future inspiration Memory Maze brings to my layouts. I will pick a comment randomly from the ones left and will send you a zippy lock bag full of Memory Maze Chipboard and ribbons.
Our blog hop runs from today, Monday 20th May, Invite your Friends to play along. You must comment on all the blogs for a chance at the Prize.
The Winner will be announced at the Memory Maze blog on the 26th June !
The next stop on the blog hop is Donna O’Leary, so pop on over and let them know what your favourite piece of Memory Maze chipboard is.

Thank you for playing along with our first Blog Hop, we hope that you had fun and will be back to join in again.

Here is a list and order for our blog hop, just in case you get lost along the way.



Julene Matthews said...

A very pretty page Tracey and love that dribbling technique.I must try that.

Rebbecca said...

I love how you used the butterfly to create your backing , it works really well!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwww!! This is gorgeous! I love love love those butterflies!!!

Susan said...

The butterfly theme is lovely and the background page really sets them off.

Tracey said...

Thanks ladies. :)

Giorgia Rossini said...

oh, I love this, put it in my bookmarks, I must try it :)
thanks for the inspiration :)

Tone-Lill said...

A brilliant tutorial, I love the finised butterfly :)

Unknown said...

I love butterflies. I like the idea of adding glitter to chipboard for really girly pages.

Unknown said...

love what you did with those chippies, great work ~

Rebecca Mosher said...

Your technique is inspiring, I love what you did to create the background. The page is lovely as well :)

Unknown said...

Very pretty I love Flutterby's . Although your so much more talented than I :)

Hilde Aaslund aka Scoobie said...

Love all the mess on this page, and the chipboards add the perfect structure to the layout. TFS!

Stacey said...

What a mess! lol. It turned out beautiful! I love what you did! I am now follower 101!

Lisa'sLettersandLace said...

I LOVE this..this is the kind of scrapbooking I really enjoy reading and doing! Thanks so much. Lisa

BlackDamaskDesigns said...

What a beautiful layout! Thank you for describing how to do this. I am new to scrap booking so it is so helpful when you guys show your techniques to us. Becoming a follower for sure

Jackie said...

Beautiful page!! Love the idea with the butterfly!!

Beeceecreativity said...

OMG fabulous use of chipboard .. so many amazing and different ideas.. need to make a list to try some of these.... said...

Really cute page