Monday, May 20, 2013

Welcome to the Memory Maze first ever blog hop!!

If you didn't come from Victoria Freze 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 pieces.


This is a shadow frame I found at a Riot store it had a perspex from that I removed and is 6.5" x 4.5" 

Starting with the raw frame I painted the entire thing in gesso, then using texture paste, a couple of masks and some glimmer mist I created a unique frame.

Memory Maze chipboard Angle word.

First I painted the word in gesso then applied a purple glitter embossing powder.

Memory Maze Chipboard flower vine. Comes in several pieces I didn't use them all on this project.

First I painted the chipboard with gathered twigs Distress stain from Tim Holtz, then I dipped the tips into a pva glue and then into flower soft.

Memory Maze chipboard butterfly.

I painted Lumiere paint in Burnt orange directly onto the chipboard, this paint has a metallic look then sprinkles it with glitter while it was still wet.

Memory Maze chipboard mushrooms in cluster and single.

Each of the mushrooms were painted in gesso them glimmer mist added with a paint brush in peach delight, bahama blue & timeless lilac, I used a heat gun to dry the pieces and continued to add colour and blend until it was to my liking, then i applied a coat of crackle paint to the mushrooms to give them more texture and a glossy look.

Some turquoise mesh and cheesecloth added to the bottom gives the look of a fairy tale.

Memory Maze chipboard wings.

I coated the wings in true snow roughly to give the look of feathers, I cut the ends of the wings that's why they are not covered in snow so they sat nicely together behind the photo.

A cluster of Prima flowers, with touches of gesso.

The background was painted in gesso and scenery created with gelatos spraying with water and smudging with my finger, I then used a tissue to remove some of the blue so it looked like clouds.

A couple of close ups of the frames texture and colour

I hope I have inspired you 

I'm also giving away a prize today just leave a comment and become a follower of my blog, 
I will pick a comment randomly to win this great prize pack, full of chipboard, ribbons and bows from Memory Maze and some handmade flowers from me & my store.

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 here on the 26th May!
The next stop on the blog hop is the Memory Maze blog so pop on over and let them know what your favorite piece of Memory Maze chipboard is that you have seen along your hop.

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


  1. Your frame looks awesome Linda.I must get some lumiere paint.

  2. Such a lot of effort and detail has gone into your frame...such lovely work.

  3. Love all the detail in this project.

  4. lovely project, I love it!
    ciao dall'Italia, thanks :)

  5. Linda this is breathtaking as usual ~

  6. I love this shadowbox! Wow, what a lot of detail you poured into it, its simply spectacular. I may have to bookmark this post as a reference for fabulous techniques to alter chipboard :)

  7. Gorgeous shadowbox! Great hop!

  8. Thanks for sharing some of your secrets with us, your frame is stunning! You've put so much time and detail into this, I just love it.

  9. I just love everything about this shadow box: the fun mix of colors and objects, the tecniques you have used. TFS!

  10. What a stunning work of art!!! Thank you for sharing it!!!!

  11. stunning project.. beautiful detail and colours.. TFS.. new follower

  12. Stunning shadow box it is great!!!! Thanks for sharing


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