Like A Butterfly with Butterfly Meadow

Hello, Karen here with my first project for September using the Butterfly Meadow collection from ScrapBoys and Uniqolour Paint Markers from Uniquely Creative. These are water soluble real brush tip markers and a joy to use. The Butterfly Meadow is filled with flowers, fruit and butterfly papers – scrumptious.

I started by stamping a verity of butterflies from lots of different Kaisercraft clear stamp sets, using a Stazon ink pad.

In then coloured them by using a Uniqolour Paint Marker by using a marker to add some colour to an acrylic stamping block and then picking the colour up with a water brush to add to my butterflies. This is an excellent video showing this technique.

Once I was happy with my stamped butterflies I then cut all the butterflies (and there were a lot) from the Butterfly Meadow Paper 07. I also cut all the clusters of figs and flowers from Paper 05.

The next step was to lightly draw a circle onto a piece of Kaisercraft white smooth cardstock, with a pencil.

I placed my clusters of flowers and figs around the circle to make a garland and added a 5in x 7 in photo to the centre. The fussy cut and painted butterflies were added to the outside and inside of the garland of flowers with the outer ones flying clockwise and the inner ones flying counter-clockwise.

All that remained for me to do was to add my title (cut from a piece of Orchid Weave cardstock using my Silhouette) and I could call this page finished.

The Uniqolour Paint Markers worked perfectly for this project and I am looking forward to experimenting with different ways of using them on my next page.

Karen x

Love Your Smile with Primavera

Hello, Karen here with my fourth page using Primavera by Scrapboys. I had some scraps left over from my other three pages which were too gorgeous to be left in my scraps box so I decided to see what I could make.

I started with a piece of Bloom Kaisercraft weave cardstock and then added a piece of Snow weave cardstock, which I had cut .5 in from the bottom and one side.

From a piece of Kaisercraft Smooth White cardstock I cut a 5.5 square and a using Smoke Kaiserink pad and a Text Backgound Stamp I stamped randomly over the card – I didn’t put the stamp onto an acrylic block but held it and gently rolled it over the card.

and a Text Backgound Stamp I stamped randomly over the card – I didn’t put the stamp onto an acrylic block but held it and gently rolled it over the card.

I cut two pieces of Paper 01 to 11ins x 1.5ins and two pieces 5.5 ins x 1.5 ins and punched one edge with a border punch. A piece of Paper 06 was trimmed to 12 ins x 8 and added to the centre of my cardstock. I tucked the two longest pieces of punched paper under each side. Next I added two frames cut from Paper 06 to the top right and bottom left of my page. Onto this I placed a piece of Paper 02, which I had gutted from the frame used on a previous page – this measured 7ins square, I gutted a 4.5 in square from the centre of this. .My stamped square was placed on the centre of this with the two smaller pieces of punched paper at the top and bottom. Finally I stuck a strip of Paper 05 measuring 2ins x 8ins over the centre of this stack with a final piece of Paper 02, gutted from the 8 in square in the centre as my photo mount.

To finish my page I used I added a die cut title, some Champagne Pearls and some Little Birdie flowers.

I hope I have inspired you to try this gorgeous paper range and look forward to showing you what I make next month.

Karen x

Sunny Village Cards

Hi Everyone,
Today I am sharing with you some mixed media cards using the Sunny Village Collection by ScrapBoys. I love the summer feel and the bright colours of these papers. I have also used the fabulous UNIQOLOUR MARKERS to create my backgrounds of these cards.

To create these cards I have used the steps below:

  • For two cards Take the brown and yellow UNIQOLOUR MARKERS and for the other two take the black, deep green and red markers.
  • Colour a line in the same direction of the texture paste in the darkest colour and then a gradient out. Use the water brush to blend the colours and move then as you wish.

I hope I have inspired you to create some cards using the Sunny Village Collection and the UNIQOLOUR MARKERS. Stay Safe and Happy Crafting!


xX Roxanne Xx

Baby Photo Album with Fairy Land

Hi everyone,
Today I would like to share the biggest project that I have created since joining the Merly Impressions Design Team! It is this beautiful album that I have decorated with the gorgeous Fairy Land Collection by ScrapBoys and I have used every single page of this collection for this project. Many of you may recognise this album as it is from the 2017 Merly Impressions Retreat! I know many of you will probably still have them to be used. So here is some inspiration for what you can do with them (3 years later!). I created this album as a gift for an unborn baby so I couldn’t add the photo’s yet but I know the parents like to take many photo’s so I know it is the perfect gift that will be filled up quickly!

To begin with I decorated the outside because I found doing so many pages at once was too over whelming! So I started by preparing a front, back and side strip with KAISERCARD ORCHID WEAVE CARDSTOCK. Under this layer I glued (and taped) three ribbons with different thicknesses so the album could be tied closed. Then a second layer of patterned paper where the front and back were from FAIRY LAND – PAPER 03 and the side strip I made from FAIRY LAND – PAPER 01.

After this step, the back was complete so I focused next on the side where I took a wooden letter E, painted it purple and covered the top surface in DISTRESS STICKLES – DUSTY CONCORD. Once the letter was dry I glued it to the side of the album and left it dry.

To decorate the front, I cut a photo matt from white cardboard and stamped the Toadstools from CLEAR STAMPS – ENCHANTED COLLECTION in Perfect Medium and applied the white Perfect Pearls. I have also included a SCRAPFX CHIPBOARD fairy that I painted in DISTRESS STICKLES – DUSTY CONCORD and DISTRESS STICKLES – BUNDLED SAGE. Next I fussy cut the elements from FAIRY LAND – PAPER 01, FAIRY LAND – PAPER 04 and FAIRY LAND – PAPER 07, and added them to the front and side, along with RHINESTONES – SILVER and WHITE ZIG WINK OF STELLA BRUSH MARKER. Lastly, I added some DISTRESS STICKLES – BUNDLED SAGE grass along the bottom of the front and added the name from painted wooden letters from in my craft stash.

Next I moved into the inside covers where I made pockets to store tags with photo’s and notes. I have gone for the animal pairs from FAIRY LAND – PAPER 07 as features for these pockets and more Perfect Pearl toadstools.

Next I moved on to doing the pages of the book, for those that haven’t seen this album before it comes with already made pages so I have just gone ahead and decorated them with the same Fairy Land theme from as the covers.

For the first page I focused on a purple theme with FAIRY LAND – PAPER 01, as the main background and have included a panel for a 7.5 x 5 cm (small) photo. I have embellished the page with some CHEESECLOTH GAUZE and a painted Uniquely Creative laser cut word.

For the second set of pages I have gone for a green theme, using KAISERCARD DEW DROP WEAVE CARDSTOCK and FAIRY LAND – PAPER 01 with one small photo square and two tags. On the tags I have used an ink blending tool and KAISERINK PAD – SPEARMINT through the STARS MINI DESIGNER STENCIL.

For the next set of pages I have selected purple as the main colour focussing on FAIRY LAND – PAPER 02 and FAIRY LAND – PAPER 06 with one small photo on the right page and a series of manual flip photos on the left hand side. The Flip photo section can hold up to 5 large portrait photos (just smaller than 10.2 x 15.4 cm) is tied down with a green bow on each side.

I have created this set of paged with contrasting colours compared to the rest of the album using KAISERCARD OATMEAL WEAVE CARDSTOCK and KAISERCARD MAROON PREMIUM CARDSTOCK. I was inspired by another project I created with this collection which focuses on the flowers from FAIRY LAND – PAPER 04. I just couldn’t help but bring it in here too. There is space for one 4 x 6 cm photo on each page.

For the last set of double pages I have gone back to the main purple theme but have included a fancy mechanism mini flip album the right page which is better viewed in a video that I will shared on my Roxii’s Craft Studio Instagram and Facebook accounts. The page on the left has a simple pocked with punched edges and two removable tags. The main paper inspiring this set of pages was FAIRY LAND – PAPER 05.

Lastly, I created the final page to match the first single page of the album with FAIRY LAND – PAPER 01 as the main background. I have used the MINI BACKGROUND STAMP – TEXT and MINI INK PAD – ORCHID to create the stamped background for these pages.

There is also a secret pocket space on the edge of each page for more tags which i have created from left over pieces of the album. I have also added some texture paste rhinestones, laser cut words into the album, as well as lots of Perfect Pearling, stencilling, stamping and edge inking too.

I hope I have inspired you to have a play with this gorgeous collection or with your old retreat album!
Stay safe and keep crafting!
Xx Roxii xX

Thankful For You with Premaveera

Hello, Karen here with my third project using ScrapBoys Primavera collection. I love all the pinks and greens that feature in this range and again, this layout features lots of fussy cutting, which the collection ‘cries out’ for.

I started by cutting an eighth of an inch from all four sides of Paper 02 and then cutting out the centre, using a scalpel, (I kept the centre to use on another layout).

Next, I cut the two patterned corners from Paper 01. I added the Paper 02 to a piece of Snow Weave Kaisercard, only sticking the outer edges down, and then tucked the two corners from Paper 02 under the top right and bottom left of the Paper 01 . I added mounting foam dots under some of the flowers and leaves to give some dimension to my page.

From Paper 06 I cut two identical frames, trimming the right side border from one and the left side border from the other. I then placed them side by side in the centre of my page. I added lots of birds from Paper 07.

I used the phrase stamps from Clear Stamps Anthology to add my title using Cotton Candy ink, at the top left and bottom right of my photo mounts. I also added some Rose pearls under my phases and scattered a few around the page, to add interest to my page.

To finish my page, after adding two 3in x 4in photos, I placed a curio under my left photo and above the right one.

I have one more project this month, using ScrapBoys Primavera collection and this one only has a tiny amount of fussy cutting :0)

Karen x

Shaker Cards with Fairy Land

Hi everyone,
Today I would like to share a set of 3 shaker cards that I have created using the Fairy Land Collection by ScrapBoys. I have created these beautiful cards using the left overs from an album that I also created using this collection plus some glitter and an old Kaisercraft specialty sheet with 4 white frames.

To create these cards I started with three white 11 x 11 cm cards. Then I cut three squares of FAIRY LAND – PAPER 05 with dimensions 10.5 x 10.5 cm and inked the edges with KAISERINK PAD – BLUE HAZE before adhering the the cards.

Next, a cut 3 square frames (from 2 specialty sheets) and adhered some plastic sheet to the back of them and then I adhered thin strips of cardboard also on the back. Then I put about 1 teaspoon of TWINKLE MELANGE – JELLY BEAN, 15ML to the centre of the cards before adhering the frames over the glitter. Now the shaker part of the card was ready!

Lastly, I embellished with fussy cut elements from FAIRY LAND – PAPER 07, FAIRY LAND – PAPER 04, FAIRY LAND – PAPER 06 and FAIRY LAND – PAPER 05. I also added some RHINESTONES – SILVER and RHINESTONES – ICE BLUE.

I hope I have inspired you to have a play with this gorgeous collection.
Stay safe and keep crafting!
Xx Roxii xX

Life is the Best Fairytale with Fairy Land

Hi everyone,
Today I would like to share with you a step by step process to how I have created this gorgeous layout using Fairy Land by ScrapBoys. I fell in love with flower sheet in this collection and decided to create a layout that incorporated all the colours of the flowers.

To create this layout I have followed the steps below:
1. Trim KAISERCARD OATMEAL WEAVE CARDSTOCK to 29 x 29 cm and round the corners.
2. Using a deep ivory (for example: Ranger Distress Oxide- Antique Linen) stamp the keys from CLEAR STAMPS – ENCHANTED COLLECTION all over the cardstock to create the background.

3. Take KAISERCARD WHITE PREMIUM CARDSTOCK and cut into a heat shape (~24 wide and ~20 cm high).
4. Apply some Ranger Distress Oxide- Shaded Lilac onto an INKSSENTIALS CRAFT SHEET, spray some water onto the ink and apply onto the white heart. Use a heat gun to dry and reapply more ink until satisfied (see my previous post for a more detailed description).
5. Using Ranger Distress Oxide- Shaded Lilac and an ink blending tool through the STARS MINI DESIGNER STENCIL onto the purple heart.

6. Take KAISERCARD MAROON PREMIUM CARDSTOCK, trim to 12 x 12 inch and round the corners
7. Adhere the prepared Oatmeal cardstock to the Maroon cardstock and adhere the purple heart in the middle of the layout.

8. Take a 15.4 x 10.2 cm photo, round the corners and adhere to the centre of the heart.
9. Fussy cut flowers from FAIRY LAND – PAPER 04 and layer them around the central heart.
10. Stamp the sentiment from the CLEAR STAMPS – ENCHANTED COLLECTION onto a spare piece of white cardstock in Versa Fine-Black Ink, trim and frame with a piece of Maroon cardstock.

11. Apply liquid glue in the four corners of the layout, around the photo and in the corners of the sentiment.
12. Apply DAZZLE COCKTAIL – MANHATTAN, 15ML to the wet glue and allowed time to dry.
13. Adhere a set of fussy cut flowers to each golden corner.
14. Add WHITE ZIG WINK OF STELLA BRUSH MARKER to the white flowers and RHINESTONES – SILVER to their centres.

I hope I have inspired you to have a play with this gorgeous collection.
Stay safe and keep crafting!
Xx Roxii xX

Hello Love with Primavera

Hello, Karen here with my second layout using the stunning Premavera range from ScrapBoys. This range is perfect to use for any page that requires a soft delicate touch – like this one of my puppy Darcey!

I started by trimming .5 inch from Paper 03 and cutting it in half horizontally. I then stuck it onto a piece of Snow Weave Kaisercard, with the pattern across the centre of the page. I used the Stonewall 6×6 Designer Stencil and some crackle texture paste to add some interest to the top left and bottom right of my page – absolutely love the effect this has on the page.

To cover the join I added some flowers fussy cut from Paper 04 to each side of my page.

Next I cut one of the circle frames from Paper 05, removing the centre also. In addition, I cut two small circle frames from Paper 06. These were added diagonally to my page.

I used Decorative Die Textured Criss Cross and some scraps from Paper 05 to cut two pieces which I placed overlapping the top of my centre strip on the left and the bottom of my centre strip on the right.

My title was die cut from a scrap of Paper 05.

Finally I embellished my page with some Champagne Pearls.

Another page, using the Premavera range, that I am delighted with!

Karen

Believe in your Dreams with Fairy Land

Hi everyone,
Today I would like to share a layout that I have created with the very, very last pieces that I had left over from the Fairy Land Collection by ScrapBoys. Do you end up with lots of left over pieces from a collection? But never have a whole sheet of the collection left to add them to? Well here is a layout I have created in that exact situation! I collected all the pieces and simply added them to a piece of card stock that I had prepared with a little bit of texture paste.

To create this layout I have started with a sheet of KAISERCARD CINNAMON WEAVE CARDSTOCK and unevenly painted the left hand side with KAISERMIST SPRAY INK – BROWN 50ML.

Then I have tinted some TEXTURE PASTE with KAISERMIST SPRAY INK – BROWN 50ML and applied it through a brick stencil (COBBLESTONE 12X12 DESIGNER STENCIL would look even better!) to the left hand side of the page. I also used Bark ink to add more colour to the bricks.

Next I applied all my fussy cut and other left over pieces from FAIRY LAND – PAPER 01, FAIRY LAND – PAPER 02, FAIRY LAND – PAPER 05, FAIRY LAND – PAPER 06 and FAIRY LAND – PAPER 07 to the layout. Finally, I embellished with some Ribbon, CHEESECLOTH GAUZE, Stamped sentiment from CLEAR STAMPS – ENCHANTED COLLECTION, the laser cut word “believe” and RHINESTONES – LIPPY RED.

I hope I have inspired you to have a play with this gorgeous collection.
Stay safe and keep crafting!
Xx Roxii xX

Blooming Beauty with Primavera

Hello, Karen here with my first project using Primavera from ScrapBoys – this is a very pretty range featuring humming birds and orchids in very soft, subtle colours. As you can see there is lots and lots of potential for fussy cutting with this range.

I started by cutting 1 inch from the bottom and left of Paper 03 and attaching it to a piece of Snow Weave Kaisercard. I then cut the two longest strips of flowers from Paper 04 and these were placed 1 in from the top and 1 in

I fussy cut all the flowers and birds from Paper 07 and added some of these, on foam dots to the top of the two strips of flowers. I cut out one of the square frames from Paper 05, cutting out the centre also. My photo was placed behind the frame. Finally, I added one of the corners from Paper 07 to the bottom right of my page. Additional leaves, flowers and birds were also added.

For my title I used the Alpha Sticker Sheet in white.

I was really pleased with the end result – loving all the layers I was able to achieve with this gorgeous range.

Karen x