Memory Maze BlogHop!

>> Monday, May 20, 2013

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

If you didn't come from Erin Reed'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!

We hope to inspire you to get out your chipboard or to order more wonderful designs from your local shop. 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. You will not want to miss out on the prizes. Here's what you could win from Memory Maze.


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.

 I created a fun, sweet vintage card and wanted to show you the process I took to create the effect on the chipboard. Unfortunately the photos don't quite show off the versatility of the chipboard and how well it takes to different techniques, but its fabulous!

 I started off with these three pieces of chipboard, corner scroll, birdcage, and "sweet".

Before I did anything else, I decided the corner piece wasn't quite the shape I wanted, so usin an exacto knife, I along some of the lines and ended up with this fun, custom scrollwork! The chipboard is easy to cut, even though its very strong.

I then applied a very generous amount of glimmermist with a pain brush! It applies a gorgeous, almost burnt glitter effect this way. It was a technique I stumbled actross because my sprayer stopped working and I needed to change the colour of my chipboard. The paint brush works great if you want a nice, even layer.

My final step in customizing the chipboard was to take a white inkpad and stamp over the surface, it creates a beautiful chic antique look.

 and here is the finished product on the card.

 Our blog hop runs from Monday 20th May and you have 5 days to do the hop. You must comment on all the blogs for a chance at the Prize's, and return here with your answer to a question hidden on one of our designers blogs. The Winner will be announced here on the 26th May !

The next stop on the blog hop is Julene Mathews so pop on over and leave her some love. 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. 

Good luck Everyone!