Wednesday, 25 March 2015


Thanks for joining me today for a bit of fun with some of your chip boards, that you think you will not use.

I was supplied with some great chipboard  from Memory Maze, firstly the  'Baby Set' (S0142),  'A little dirt never hurt' (kw005) and finally 'Uncle' .

I sat looking at them  for sometime thinking , how can I best utilise  these chippies?  Then in a light bulb moment I set about cutting them up.

Little Ben Layout

You can see that I used the 'e' & 'n' from (Uncle) and wait for it......the handle of the dummy as the 'b'.  The word 'little' was taken from ­­­­­­­'A little dirt never hurt', these are teamed with 'cute teddy bear' and  MM flourishes cut into bits.  I have also used the 'flower' stencil from MM with some Impesto.

The impesto was given a blast with the heat gun to give it that bubble effect.
Then a light coat of Gesso over the whole page.

 I applied some glimmer mists, silks and topped off with 'Inka gold' orange and buffed up to give it a lovely shine.

...and here is the finished result.  I hope that you enjoyed this post and it inspires you to look at your chip board pieces in a different light.

For my next work I have created a layout of my little granddaughters.


 This time I have used 'Sister' (SO399) and 'Gates' (LO166)chip board from Memory Maze.

I first painted 'Sister' with Gesso and then 'pretty pink' paint.  When dry I then applied some rub on flourishes and applied Dimensional Magic to give the special effect.

I cut up some of those lovely gates and inked in 'pinecone' and threaded flowers and vine through them

 ...and here is the end result.

Thanks for taking the time to view and if you would like to see more of these beautiful chip boards etc. you can visit here @ Memory Maze
until next time,

 Happy scrapping ...Liz
2015 Memory Maze Design Team Member.

Tuesday, 24 March 2015


Hello Ladies,

Liz here again.  Well here we are with Autumn underway in the Southern Hemisphere.  Great time to be trying new techniques on your work.

Have you ever thought of playing around with some of your kitchen supplies?    For you today I have played around with some Aluminum Foil.
Firstly I started with MEMORY MAZE 'Uncle' word.

I slightly crumbled the foil and then crumbled it out and worked it around the MM chippie
Then I had fun getting messy with some Maya 'gold', emerald and Cacao paints

 Finally, I applied my favourite Inka Gold 'orange' and then polished it up and here is the result.
I decided to make a card and use the Memory Maze 'Uncle' on it.

Now for something a lot more feminine ladies.
I decided  to create a layout for my granddaughter's album.

Here I have used
Memory Maze Fence LO 166
Memory Maze words 'Cute as a button'
 Memory Maze words 'I love being'
Don't be afraid to cut up your chipboard pieces to suit your layouts it opens up a whole new look at chippies for sure.

Crackle accents really adds a vintage effect to your chippies and is so easy to apply and let it work its magic on your favourite chipboard piece.  On the Memory Maze fence, I first applied some gesso, dried and then applied crackle medium and left it to work its magic.
Now for the completed layout, I was so pleased with the way that it all came together.

I hope now this gives you a new look on how versatile your Memory Maze chipboards can be.
Thanks for taking the time to look.....until next time....happy scrapping....Love Liz


Hello girls,

Well to say that I am very excited to join Memory Maze's Design Team and work with a wonderful group of girls is an under statement and I can't wait to show you some of MM fantastic products.

Firstly, I decided to have a play with Memory Maze's heart stencils.  Although we don't celebrate Valentine's Day here in Australia, I could not resist making a card for my dear Hubby Ray.

So I set to with some water colour paper, sprayed with a little Tattered Angels Vintage Pink Glimmer Mist.  Then the gorgeous MM heart stencil with some Impasto and dried with a heat gun.

 I then applied some Tim Holtz Distress Ink 'Dusty Concord'.

I love how this looks at the moment and you could stop here, but why????? It is a lot more fun to extend your work don't you think??  I decided to apply some Gesso over the whole area, just patchy
and dried with the heat gun once again.
Now for the fun part.............I embossed the hearts you could do this with clear or coloured embossing powder.

 So now all the play is over, I set to dressing up the card and here is my final result.  I used another heart stencil from Memory Maze to cut out the centre purple heart. and layered some of the original hearts and dressed them with Inka Gold Blue.

Now for a layout girls, here I have cut up the Memory Maze's Flourish, which I have spread with PVA Glue, then dried with heat gun to make it bubble up, looks great when it bubbles up. Then spread gesso over the top and dried with heat gun.  Sprayed with Tattered Angels Glimmer mist, which caused a dotted effect.

For the Memory Maze Anchor I covered it with Gesso and applied some Silks 'warm gray' and some Inca gold to give it an aged look.
Now for the final result..........................................................

Thanks for taking the time to look and don't forget to check out the wonderful array of goodies at Memory Maze
and until next time........Happy Scrapping   Love Liz.