Monday, February 10


hello scrappy friends!

it's a new month and there is another fabulous challenge going on at MERLY IMPRESSIONS. this time the theme is "STAMPS & STAMPING". as you might know, KAISERCRAFT produce the most unique and inspirational clear stamps, which you can use on absolutely any type of project. 

this month i have the pleasure to create with the stunning “TELEGRAPH ROAD” collection from KAISERCRAFT. add a lot of stamps and here is the result – 


to create my layout i used different stamps sets and background stamps:
“HONEYCOMB” background stamp
“BUBBLE WRAP” background stamp
“GRUNGE” background stamp
“TELEGRAPH ROAD” clear stamps set
“HUMMINGBIRD" clear stamp set
“BLAE & IVY” clear stamp set

for my background i used two different pattern papers from the “TELEGRAPH ROAD” collection - telegram and message.

i cut off 1 cm from each side of the TELEGRAM pattern paper, inked and distressed it edges and layered it on top of the MESSAGE pattern paper. then i started altering it with stamps, ink and paint. 

first, i marked where my picture will be and then i added a light green pastel around it. after the fixative was dry, i added alphabet pattern using TIM HOLTZ “cargo” layering stencil and “OLD PAPER” distress ink pad

then i stamped the “GRUNGE” background pattern with a brown ink and the “HONEYCOMB” background pattern with a black ink. finally i added the “BUBBLE WRAP” background pattern with KAISERCOLOUR paint “pistachio”.

when all the layers were dry, i started assembling my design. i used the COLLECTABLES pack and the 6.5 x 6.5 inch paper pad to create my embellishments.

i used the “TELEGRAPH ROAD” clear stamps set to stamp the hello sunshine sentiment of a few places on my page.

for the black birds and butterflies i used the ”HUMMINGBIRD” clear stamp set…

and the “BLAE & IVY” stamp set for the foliage.

 i used also various MARIANNE design dies with beige cardstock to create the swirly foliage.

and my latest passions - beaded pins - i just love to create them in every colour and size. oh, the possibilities of a hand full of pearls and beads!

to finish off my layout i added a piece of KAISERCRAFT lace - natural colour, heart shaped stickers from the STICKER sheet from the same collection and RANGER liquid pearls.

here is an overview of some of the products i used on this project:

to create this layout, i got inspired by KAISERCRAFT saturday sketch #1 for FEBRUARY:

thank you for visiting my blog today!

and don’t forget you’ve got until 1:00 pm on march 2nd, 2014 to add your creation to the gallery under the FEBRUARY 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 fabulous scrappy week!

hugs 'n smiles,


Shona Erlenborn said...

This is so pretty Emmy. Love all the delicate embellishments. ... and such a cute photo!

Anita Scroggins said...

Love your layout!! Wonderful details, and I love Kaisercraft stamps too!

April said...

I love your beautiful layout and that picture is adorable! Great job!

Cindy Gay said...

So many neat details!