Saturday, May 10

always believe {MERLY IMPRESSIONS}

hello scrappy friends!

if you have some spare time this month, i've got the perfect challenge for you - the MAY challenge from MERLY IMPRESSIONS "spring is in the air".




this month i have the pleasure to create with the amazing HONEY CHAI collection from KAISERCRAFT. 
creating a SPRING themed layout was very easy with this paper line - just look at the soft green colours and all the flourishes.

i used one of ELISE’s most recent pictures, taken this spring in WREST PARK.

i used KAISERCARD coconut weave cardstock as a base for my layout. i added a layer of soft green pattern, using PRIMA marketing masking template and PANPASTELS. after the fixative has dried, i did a bit of stamping, using the wonderful clear stamps from KAISERCRAFT - i used the "hummingbird" set, "film edges" stamp and "lattice" clear stamp.


i fussy cut the swirly frame from the CLOVE gloss paper and adhered it with mounting foam tape to the cardstock to create the frame around my design. i added KAISERCRAFT rhinestones lilac to decorate the edges.



i layered my picture on different colours pattern paper from the 6.5" paper pad. i used MARTHA STEWART punches to create the edges on the different layers. when i was ready, i embossed them slightly and decorated the top one with KAISERCRAFT self adhesive pearls, colour lush.

i used die cuts from the COLLECTABLES pack to embellish my page.



to cut the foliage and the ferns, i used various dies from MARIANNE design.


i also used two different types of KAISERCRAFT flowers – mini paper blooms “amethyst” and paper blooms “sage”.



here is the complete list with all the products, you can find at the MERLY IMPRESSIONS online store:



i hope i managed to inspire you today!

and don’t forget you’ve got until June 2nd, 2014 to add your creation to the gallery under the may challenge post. we will then choose our favourite layout to win a fantastic prize – a £25.00 voucher to spend on anything you want from the MERLY IMPRESSIONS online store.

have a wonderful day!

hugs 'n smiles,

1 comment:

Patty O'Malley said...

Perfectly beautiful!