Summer Days with Sunny Village

Hi Everyone,
I hope you have all had good summer capturing memories along the way. I know I certainly have! I have used some of my summer photo’s on this layout that I have created using the Sunny Village Collection by ScrapBoys and the Uniqolour Markers. I fell deeply in love with the sunflowers in this collection. They remind we of summers growing up, my mum always had sunflowers growing in the garden. So I have run with a yellow and brown on white theme with this project.

To create this project I have followed to steps below:

  • Take an acrylic stamping block and a yellow UNIQOLOUR MARKER, scribble onto the block and then use the water brush to water it down as desired, turn the block over and “stamp” the water colour onto the layout. I have added the watercolour on the inside and outside of my inked semi-circles.
  • Fussy cut the two circle frames from SUNNY VILLAGE – PAPER 05, including removing the centres.
  • Size, cut and adhere photos to centre of the frames.
  • Foam tape framed photo to layout, each inside a semi-circle.

I hope I have inspired you to create a layout with the Sunny Village collection to document those memories captured this summer.
Stay Safe and Happy Crafting!

Roxanne Xx

Sunflower Dreams with Sunny Village

Hi Everyone,
I have documented more of my summer photo’s using the Sunny Village Collection by ScrapBoys and the Uniqolour Markers. I fell deeply in love with the sunflower frame of paper 02 and just knew that I had to use for my sunflower filled photos! I have again focused on a yellow and brown theme, with lots of flowers.

To create this project I have followed to steps below:

  • Trim strip from SUNNY VILLAGE – PAPER 02.
  • Measure and rule a line 7.7 cm from the left and right side of the page. Fussy cut the flower frame on the inside of these lines. You should have two pieces to adhere to the top layer of your layout later.
  • Trim to 19 x 30.5 KAISERCARD DAFFODIL WEAVE CARDSTOCK and use your favourite punch along the long sides.
  • Ink the edges of the Daffodil piece in KAISERINK PAD – CHESTNUT and using the same ink stamp “you brighten my day” from the CLEAR STAMPS – BOMBAY SUNSET along the inside edge of your punched line.
  • Adhere prepared Daffodil piece to the centre of Paper 02, covering the cut flower frame.
  • Fussy cut the two frames with flower corners from SUNNY VILLAGE – PAPER 06, and including remove the centres.
  • Size, cut and adhere photos to centre of the frames.
  • Foam tape framed photo to the centre of the layout, with a layer of CHEESECLOTH GAUZE in between.

I hope I have inspired you to create a layout with the Sunny Village collection to document some of your summer memories.
Stay Safe and Happy Crafting!

Roxanne Xx

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

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

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

Mixed Media Cards using ScrapBoys-Industrial Romance

Hi everyone,
Today I would like to share with you a set of three, mixed media cards that I created using the Industrial Romance Collection by the ScrapBoys. I just love the cogs and industrial theme of this collection and thought it would be perfect for a set of heavily clustered, mixed media cards. Many of you would have noticed that I do not usually cluster so heavily in my projects but I thought it was the perfect point in time to push my limits and learn something new. Check out how I went below!

To create these cards, I started with square 3 kraft cards (12.8 x 12.8 cm), 3 squares of Marrekesh Cardstock (12 x 12 cm) and 3 squares of Oatmeal Cardstock (11 x 11 cm). I added the mixed media background to the Oatmeal squares before adhering them to the Marrakesh squares and the kraft cards. Firstly, I stamped the music background stamp in Bark Ink. Secondly, I painted sections with white Gesso with a little bit of orange acrylic paint and Nuvo Crystal Drops- Brown. Next I stamped a mix of the Factory 42 and Time Machine Collections cog stamps in Spiced Marmalade- Ranger Distress Oxide onto the painted sections. Following this, I tinted some Texture Paste with Brown KaiserMist and applied it through the Linear Lines Stencil onto the cards. Lastly, I spray the Brown KaiserMist over the texture paste to finalise the mixed media background.

To begin the clustered sections of the cards, I coloured Cheese Cloth with Black KaiserMist and glued it to the cards. Next I added some fussy cut elements from INDUSTRIAL ROMANCE – PAPER 07, INDUSTRIAL ROMANCE – PAPER 03 and INDUSTRIAL ROMANCE – PAPER 01. Then I added more and more of these elements on top of each other, followed by some yellow and orange Flower Blooms.

To finalise these cards, I added some Wooden Cogs and splattered some extra Brown KaiserMist.

I hope you have enjoyed reading about how I created these heavily clustered, industrial style, mixed media cards. I also hope I have inspired you to have a go at using this stunning collection and some mixed media techniques in the near future. Stay happy, healthy and crafty!
Best wishes,
Roxanne xX

Angel in Disguise using the ScrapBoys-Industrial Romance Collection

Hi everyone,
I would like to share with you this mixed media layout that I have created using the Industrial Romance Collection by the ScrapBoys. I love cogs and industrial themed papers so this one really caught my eye. I don’t usually gravitate towards orange as a colour so this one was a nice challenge for me.

I decided that I would go for a mixed media background for this layout. I have used the Spiced Marmalade- Ranger Distress Oxide to stamp a mix of the Factory 42 and Time Machine Collection cog stamps. Following this I added some watered down Oxide Ink, Brown KaiserMist and acrylic paint spatters to the background before adhering to a sheet of Marrakesh Cardstock.

Next I took two copies of my photo ( 8.7 x 14.2 cm) and cut the subject from one photo and foam taped it onto the same place of the second photo, creating a 3D effect. I also added the wings from INDUSTRIAL ROMANCE – PAPER 07 between the two photo layers. After adding a Marrakesh Cardstock frame to my photo I adhered it to the centre of my layout. Then I created a layered frame around the layout using fussy cut elements from INDUSTRIAL ROMANCE – PAPER 07, 2x INDUSTRIAL ROMANCE – PAPER 03 and INDUSTRIAL ROMANCE – PAPER 01.

To finalise the layout, I embellished with MINI PAPER BLOOMS – CORAL and Black Rhinestones.

I hope I have managed to inspire you to step out of your comfort zone today and try a new colour in your next project, or just create a project using this amazing ScrapBoys Collection. I hope you are staying safe, healthy and enjoying some extra craft time.
All the best,
Roxanne xX

I Love You with Victorian Home

Hello fellow crafters,

Emmy here today sharing another project I created using the amazing Victorian Home collection from ScrapBoys (available at Merly Impressions online store).MI-Love-you-web530For my background I used Victorian Home – Paper 05. Using a foam brush I smudged Dina Wakley White Gesso on top of the design to soften the colours. Once the gesso has dries, I added extra texture using Clear Stamp – Lattice and Ink Pad – Bark (but you can use KaiserInk Pad – Chocolate as well). MI-Love-you-det-a530

Then I took the flowery edges from Victorian Home – Paper 01 and adhered them on top of the altered background paper. Using Decorative Die – Texture Burlap and Kaisercard Tutu Weave Cardstock I added a decorative edge between the background paper and the flower panel. Once everything was in place, I sprinkled KaiserMist Spray Ink – Rose Gold on top. MI-Love-you-det-b530MI-Love-you-det-d

I matted my picture on a slightly larger panel of Kaisercard Snow Weave Cardstock and then I adhered it using Mounting Foam Tape

To decorate my layout I used fussy cut images from Victorian Home – Paper 04Victorian Home – Paper 07 and Victorian Home – Paper 06.MI-Love-you-det-cMI-Love-you-det-eFor my title I used banners, which I created from the cut-off stripes of the pattern paper. I also used a chipboard word, which I coloured with KaiserInk Pad – Flamingo. Once the ink has dried, I adhered it using ZIG 2 way Glue Fine PointMI-Love-you-det-f

 

As a final touch I added Rhinestones – Soft PinkRhinestones – Silver and Stickles Glitter Glue. MI-Love-you-det-g

Thank you for stopping by today!

Come back soon for more inspirational projects from our design team!

Emmy xx