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

Secret Garden with Victorian Home

Hello fellow crafters,

Emmy here today sharing my first project for March. For this layout I’ve used the magical Victorian Home collection from ScrapBoys (available at Merly Impressions online store) and a few chipboard pieces.
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To decorate my page I used fussy cut images from Victorian Home – Paper 04Victorian Home – Paper 07 and Victorian Home – Paper 06.MI-secret-garden-det-c MI-secret-garden-det-d MI-secret-garden-det-e

For my title I used chipboard words, which I coloured with KaiserInk Pad – Flamingo. Once the ink has dried, I coated the words withMulti-medium – Gloss and I adhered them to my page using ZIG 2 way Glue Fine PointMI-secret-garden-det-f MI-secret-garden-det-g

Once all the pieces were secure, I sprinkled KaiserMist Spray Ink – White and KaiserMist Spray Ink – Rose Gold on top. MI-secret-garden-det-h

As a final touch I added Rhinestones – Soft PinkRhinestones – Orange and Stickles Glitter Glue. 

Thank you for stopping by today!

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

Emmy xx

Follow Your Dreams with Victorian Home

Hello fellow crafters,

Emmy here today sharing my first project I created using the cute and romantic Victorian Home collection from ScrapBoys (available at Merly Impressions online store).MI-Follow-your-dreams-web530

For my background I used a beige pattern paper. I cut it in two to ‘put’ the pattern together and adhered the two parts on a Kaisercard Tutu Weave Cardstock. Then using Kaisercraft Mini Designer Template “Butterfly Skies” and KaiserInk Pad – Flamingo I created the pinkish butterfly pattern. Once the ink has dried I sprinkled KaiserMist Spray Ink – Antique Gold and KaiserMist Spray Ink – Rose Gold on top. MI-Follow-your-dreams-det-a MI-Follow-your-dreams-det-b

I layered my picture on a slightly larger panel of Kaisercard Snow Weave Cardstock and adhered it to my background using Mounting Foam Tape.

To decorate my page I used fussy cut images from Victorian Home – Paper 04Victorian Home – Paper 07 and Victorian Home – Paper 06MI-Follow-your-dreams-det-c MI-Follow-your-dreams-det-d MI-Follow-your-dreams-det-e

I also used different chipboard pieces. MI-Follow-your-dreams-det-f MI-Follow-your-dreams-det-g

For my title I used a chipboard phrase, which I coloured with KaiserInk Pad – Chocolate. I adhered the chipboard pieces using ZIG 2 way Glue Fine PointMI-Follow-your-dreams-det-h

As a final touch I added Rhinestones – Soft Pink and Stickles Glitter Glue. MI-Follow-your-dreams-det-i MI-Follow-your-dreams-det-j

Thank you for stopping by today!

Have a lovely creative weekend!

Emmy xx

Life Itself is the Most Wonderful Fairytale with Flowers Story

Hello, Karen here with my final project for February using the lovely Flowers Story range from ScrapBoys.  IMG_2540

This time I decided to make a double layout – mainly because the paper pack has two of every paper and it would would be a shame not to utalise them ( the paper pack is an absolute bargain  – 12 papers, plus a fussy cutting sheet, for £9.95).

The final page was a happy accident as I had planned for the two pages to be the opposite way round (with the small centre cluster in the middle) but when I laid them down to photograph put them the opposite way round and liked it better – the joy of double pages :0).

For this page I have used the Flowers Story paper pack, one piece of Paper 07  Mandela 12 x 12 Stencil, Red Gum Ink Pad and two sheets of Oatmeal Kaisercard.

I started by trimming .5 in from one side and the bottom of two pieces of Paper 05 and adding it to my Oatmeal Kaisercard. I laid them side by side and used the Mandela 12 x 12 Stencil and the Red Gum Ink Pad to add a pattern to the centre.

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Next I cut the cluster of flowers from both pieces of Paper 03 and added them to the centre of the Mandela. I cut Paper 02 in half vertically and fussy cut around the flowers, adding this to the far left and far right of my pages.

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From Paper 07 and the corresponding sheet from the paper pack I cut Four butterflies, two large and two small watch faces and four black and white flowers. I added these to the small cluster and top and bottom of the cascade of flowers down the centre.

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From Paper 06, I cut four large frames and added them to my page, with my photos on top.

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I used ‘Life itself is the most WONDERFUL FAIRYTALE stamp and a scrap of paper for my title.

I have really enjoyed working with this paper range this month and have found it so versatile, it is the perfect range for both male and female projects.

Karen

 

Puppy Love with Flowers Story

Hello, Karen here with my first post for February and this month I have been given Flowers Story, to work with.  This is from a company called ScrapBoys and if you like Graphic 45 you will certainly love the products from this range.

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This Layout was inspired by a photo that popped up on my Facebook feed of me with my dog Kiera, who is sadly no longer with us, at Marks hall.  Coincidentally, I had had one taken at the same place, with the same coat and hat on, holding my new puppy Darcey and thought it would be lovely to document the two photos.

I started by fussy cutting flowers and butterflies from the Paper07 in preparation for adding to my page.  The ScrapBoys ranges have a paper in each collection which seems to be deigned for fussy cutting.  If you buy the paper pack – a very reasonable £9.95 for 12 papers , the back of the cover sheet has the elements for fussy cutting printed on it.

Next I trimmed .5 in from the top and one side of Paper01 and stuck this to the middle of a piece of Coal Weave Kaisercard.

From the Paper06 I cut four of the larger frames, gutted the centres but kept the gutted pieces to use at a later date.

I added these to my page with the first one portrait orientation, the one next to it landscape orientation (with the bottoms aligned) and the second row the first one was landscape orientation and the last one portrait orientation (with the tops aligned).  To the two portrait ones I added my photos (although you can’t really see Darcey in the bottom photo as she is black against my dark coat).

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I then cut six cogs from Coal Weave Kaisercard using a cog die. Although the die I used is no longer in the Merly shop this one would work just as well.  I tucked my cogs under the top left and bottom right photo frames.

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The two landscape frames were filled with my fussy cut shapes.  To the left of my top photograph and the right of my bottom one I added two sage mini blooms, one black mini bloom, one coconut paper bloom and two leaves.   I also added two wooden sprays from the Blooming flourish pack and a fussy cut butterfly.

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To finish my page I added a title using white stickers from this Alpha Sticker Sheet and dotted some Latte pearls about the page.

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I hope you have been inspired to create something with the Flowers Story range and if you do please show us on the Merly Impression Crop Facebook page.

Karen x

January 18th 2020 – Merly Crop Layouts & kit Sneak Peeks

Hi Everyone,

With just under a week to go until our first crop of 2020, here are the details of the crop and sneak peeks and details of the layouts that you will be able to create using the kit. For the kit I have used the lovely Everlasting Kaisercraft collection.

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For the kit you will get the Everlasting Paper Pack which includes 12 sheets of paper and a sticker sheet, you will also receive 2 skeins of DMC thread, an extra sheet of paper and some Kaisercard……and the usual detailed instructions with coloured photo’s for you to follow, so you can create the two layouts that I have designed, at your own pace. There is a third bonus layout which you can create if you like from the leftovers. Bring your phone to take a photo of it at the crop (as there are no instructions) there will also be a full image of it on the website and on the blog after the crop.

Below are some sneak peeks & details of the first layout which I’ve called All of me loves all of you

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This layout features the pastel greens & peaches from the collection – I have fussy cut the gorgeous white flowers, there are also lots of layers and colour coordinating stitching. I have added a few rhinestones from my own stash. The photo measures about 9cm wide x about 11cm high.

Below are some sneak peeks of the second layout which I’ve called Best Moments”

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For this layout I’ve focussed on using the kraft & cream coloured papers from the collection, with a pop of black and pink. The layout features lots of fussy cut leaves, birds and flowers, hand stitching – all this layered around the fussy cut lacy borders. My photo measures about 12cm x 12cm. I have also added “lippy red” rhinestones (from my own stash, but you will be available to purchase these at the crop you want)

Here are the sneak peeks of the extra third layout, if you would like to create it from the leftovers.

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The layout features fussy cut pale pink flowers, I’ve used one full piece of paper and the leftovers. There won’t be instructions, so bring your phone to take a pic – however there will also be a full image on the blog & website. My gorgeous photo measures 10cm wide x 13cm high!!! If you want to do the punching please bring your own punch.

Other items used which you may want to bring are a needle for sewing (if you want to do it) foam pads and a small pair of scissors as there is a lot of fussy cutting on all the layouts. We will however have a selection of Foam dots/roll, available to purchase in the on site Merly shop.

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I have used the WRMK Sew Easy Tool, we will however bring this item to the crop for people to use. Please note: If you want to do the punching on the extra layout, please bring your own punch, my MS punches won’t be available to use at the crop anymore. Similar punches will also work. I have used the MS Garden Trellis Deep Edge punch.

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The location of the crop, together with other details and future dates can be found on our Crop Dates page. We also have a crop/retreat facebook page, where you can see more sneak peeks of these layouts – and details of up and coming events and where you can also post your finished layouts.

At the crop we will also have our usual FABULOUS Merly Impressions Shop where you can purchase all the latest Kaisercraft goodies, including the new December & January Kaisercraft collections and the three brand New ScrapBoys collections

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Extra kits will also be available to purchase at the crop. Just ask Paul for them. The usual supply of tea, coffee and a selection of biscuits, chocolates, snacks & homemade cakes will be available throughout the day. You will need to bring your own lunch and your usual supply of crafting tools.

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See you all on Saturday 18th January 2020!!! at 10am (not before, unless you have been asked to help, as we will be very, very busy getting ready, please wait outside if you do turn up early) – until 4pm.  The cost for the day & kit is £30.00 payable on the day, we take cash and/or cards.

For anyone who can not attend the crop, the kit will be available to purchase the day after the crop over on the website. The cost for this kit is £17.00

See you all on Saturday 10am.

Happy scrapping, hugs,

Chrissy xXx xXx

Here are the full images of the layouts I created for the kit –

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……and the extra you can create, just add some black card

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The layout features the fussy cut pale pink flowers from the Bloom paper, I’ve used one full piece of paper for the base – the reverse of the “You & Me” paper and added some black Kaisercard in strips.

Chrissy xXx