Thursday, March 20


hello scrappy friends!

it is my turn today over at the MERLY IMPRESSIONS blog and i've got a new project with a short tutorial on how to choose the right colours for your layout, using the amazing KAISERCRAFT collections, to share. 

the KAISERCRAFT paper lines have amazing colourful patterns and are perfect to use with any type of pictures. but every now and then, i would like to choose just a few colours from the collection to match my photograph better. 

today, i decided to work with the yellow, green and blue from the TELEGRAPH ROAD paper line. as an extra basic colour i added dark brown, but i left out the pink and the red colour from this KAISERCRAFT collection. 

 this picture was taken a few years ago in GUATEMALA on top of one of the highest MAYAN’s temples and though it was a very bright sunny day, because of the nature and the ruins, the picture turned out a bit dark and brownish-green, which is prefect for the colour combination i choose to work with.

to create this layout, i used the 2nd KAISERCRAFT sketch for march:

for my background i decided to use the collect die-cut glossy paper. i stamped randomly postmarks with the timeless postmarks clear stamp and KAISERCRAFT brown ink pad and added a bit of texture using the TIM HOLTZ broken china distress ink pad and the KAISERCRAFT grunge background clear stamp

i carefully selected the papers (12 x 12″ pattern sheets and 6 x 6" from the paper pad) and the die-cut elements from the COLLECTABLES package with the colours i wanted to use.

to build the layers under my picture i used papers from the TELEGRAPH ROAD 6 x 6" paper pad and KAISERCARD coffee bean weave cardstock.

 i aged the edges of some of my layers using the TIM HOLTZ paper distresser tool. on other layers i die-cut  one of the edges to match my background paper, using TIM HOLTZ “torn notebook” on the edge die.

 to embellish my layout further, i used die cuts from the COLLECTABLES package and fussy cut framed sayings from the paper pad.

 it was really fun to look at all those pretty die cuts and select the ones, i needed.

i also added some vintage flowers from PETALOO and blue and brown mulberry paper roses. 

i used various MARIANNE DESIGN and JOY! crafts dies for leaves and the swirls. the awesome chevron and arrow chippies are from SCRAPMATTS. i altered them with brown embossing powder.

here is a list with all the products i used from MERLY IMPRESSIONS:

 i hope i managed to inspire you today!

have a creative day!

hugs 'n smiles,


Anne Temple said...

Gorgeous!! Love all the added details and what a fabulous photo.

Patty O'Malley said...

Pretty layout!

Shona Erlenborn said...

What a fantastic layout Emmy. Love the colors you chose, works in great with the post marks. Love all your embellishments too. Super photo!

trisha too said...

Beautiful LO, Emmy!