Merly Impressions August Challenge

Hi Everybody! Time flies so quickly and we are at the 15th already, our monthly rendez-vous for some challenging fun!

As I haven’t done it for a while, I have decided to challenge you with a sketch! I know you love them, so here it is:

Cool one isn’t it? We want to see how this sketch inspires you! You can flip it, turn it, resize it, make it yours but we still want to recognise it in your layouts. To inspire you and give you some ideas, here is what the gorgeous Merly DT did with it:

Ali Parris

Love Makes You Beautiful

I decided to rotate the sketch and layer up (of course!) all the lovely Sweet Pea papers and collectables. I just adore this collection!! I used some white Kaisercraft card to cut my title on the Silhouette….you really can’t beat it! The rub ons, stickers and stamps are fabulous, so they all make an appearance on the page! Gorgeous sketch, gorgeous product and my gorgeous girls :0)

Linda Iswariah

Curiosity 01

I used stamps from the Enchanted Garden on the background with some ink running vertically inspired by the sketch. I love the possibilities with stamps when creating a background! There are also patterned paper and rubon text from the same collection. When I first saw the Enchanted Garden collection my first thought was to document my children exploring the nature! And here we go – it is my one year old’s cute little chubby hand reaching out to the plant.

Emilia van den Heuvel

Our Precious

I used Lavendar Haze collection from Kaisercraft. I used the paper pack and the Collectables pack to embellish my page.  For my background I used modeling paste, masking template and Kaisercraft clear background stamp Bubble Wrap. I used Tim Holtz “Broken China” and “Peeled Paint”.

I can’t wait to see your entries! Have fun!

Please add your creation to the gallery below before the challenge closes at 1:00pm on 12th September 2013. 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. Wow!

We do hope that you have fun with our challenge and that we bring some inspiration your way. Every month I love to look through all your gorgeous entries but please make sure you follow the challenge rules as we are sad to have on occasion to remove some entries as they didn’t follow those rules. You can find a full list of the Challenge rules on the Monthly Challenge page but we would like to politely remind readers that:

  1. anyone who puts their entry on their own blog must link back to this post ( so that all your visitors can find the gallery below and enjoy all the fabulous layouts being created
  2. each creation entered must be “new” (not previously entered into a Merly Impressions or any other challenge)

It can be difficult for us to view any of your entries linked through Facebook therefore we are kindly asking you if you could please post your photos on the Merly Impressions page as this should make it easier for us all to admire your work. You can also email your entries directly to us at and we will add them and link them through our Photobucket gallery.

Have fun!

Emilie xxx


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