Merly Impressions September 2014 Challenge

Hi everybody! It’s a new month and we are to challenge you once more!

This month we are offering you a sketch challenge drawn by Pam. You can flip or rotate the sketch and your layout can be on any subject but we must be able to recognise that your layout was based on the sketch drawn by Pam.

The final date for entries is the 2nd of October 2014.

One of our design team has created a layout to provide a little inspiration:

Hi there everyone,

It’s Pam here with the Merly September challenge.

For September we have a sketch challenge for you. I love working from sketches – it takes away a lot of the decision making, the dithering that sometimes accompanies scrapbooking: photo here, or there? One embellishment or two? Where will I put the title? What about the journalling? Well those decisions are all taken care of if you use a sketch.

This is the sketch for the September challenge: Untitled-1

Remember you can rotate, flip or resize it.

For my take on the sketch I was working with the fabulous ‘Mix and Match’ papers from Kaisercraft. This collection is based around kraft and black with a pop of red. LOVE it! P1160666-1I started this layout with a couple of scrapes of gesso and some splashes of red acrylic paint.P1160665-1I then used some of the patterned papers from the Mix and Match collection, and a paper doily to add some layers. In addition to the Mix and Match papers I used some stickers from the sticker sheet to embellish the layout, and some cute coordinating letter stickers from another of the sticker sheets for the title. Oh, and one of the Captured Moments journalling stamps.

I do hope you like this sketch and that you are inspired to join in with this month’s challenge.

Can’t wait to see your layouts!


Please add your creation to the gallery below before the challenge closes at 1:00pm on 2rd October 2014. 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!

Chrissy xxx

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