Saturday, November 15

merry and bright {MERLY IMPRESSIONS}

hello scrappy friends!

it is almost CHRISTMAS and all the paper craft companies are releasing the most amazing CHRISTMAS collections! KAISERCAFT is no exception! you can find the very merry and really beautiful YULETIDE collection at MERLY IMPRESSIONS online store

and here is a bit of inspiration from me - 


the shabby vintage look and feel of this paper line is just what i was looking for to create layouts with all the pictures i have from CHRISTMAS past!

i created this layout for the NOVEMBER sketch challenge at MERLY IMPRESSIONS. this month the sketch is design by our very own DEBORAH WOOD:

for my background i used KAISERCARD stone wave cardstock. i softened the colour in the middle by adding a thin layer of RANGER gesso and then i sprinkled red spray on top of it. after the gesso has dried, i stamped the frame using TIM HOLTZ distress ink pad tea dye and KAISERCRAFT clear stamp grundge background. then i added a second layer with KAISERCARFT clear stamp bubble wrap and KAISERCOLOUR paint mocha

to finish off my background i added two red 12″ pattern stripes with different motives.

i used stickers from the 12″ sticker sheet matching the collection, which i adhered with mounting foam tape.

i used RANGER STICKLES gold and christmas red to finish off the background design and to alter some of the die cut elements.

after all the ink and paints have dried, i started arranging my page. i used two small pictures (7,5 x 10 cm) and an image from the TRADITIONS foil pattern paper as a central point of my design. i decorated the pictures with die cut elements from the COLLECTABLES pack matching the collection…

… fussy cut elements from the pattern papers from the small PAPER PAD

and ribbon from the KAISERCRAFT lace pack – natural. i adhered my embellishments using mounting foam tape and KAISERCRAFT mounting foam dots.

i hope i managed to inspire you today! 

don’t forget you’ve got until 1 pm on 13th of december, 2014 to add your creation to the gallery under the MERLY IMPRESSIONS' november sketch challenge. 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. how awesome is that!

have a great scrappy day! 

hugs 'n smiles,

1 comment:

Shona Erlenborn said...

A gorgeous layout Emmy! Love what you did to the background. Super vintage look!