Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Merly Impressions August Challenge

Every month I am amazed at how quickly time fly! Is it really the 15th already? Well yes so it is time for a new scrapbooking challenge! And this month the challenge is: No Cardstock! The only paper you are allowed to use is patterned paper!
It can be any brand, as busy or simple as you wish but we want to see you use up your patterned papers! And here is my example for this month:

I used a mix of collections: Junk from Miss Match, Ends from Miss Match, Prayer Gloss from Charlottes Dream and the roses were cut out from a sheet from the Sweet Nothing Paper Pad. I also used a tag from the Timeless Journal Tags Pad. I used odds offcuts from all those papers to create my confetti. I love this trend and I can say that you will see me use them more and more in the future!!!

I really can't wait to see all your entries! Have fun!


Alana said...

Beautiful page, I like how you have used black and white photos, it realy adds to the vintage feel.

Richard Norman said...

Bonjour Emilie

I am English but I live in France :) We live in the Limousin.

I stumbled across your blog. Always a pleasure seeing another crafter getting pleasure from what they do.

Your cards are more sophisticated than anything I have done.

I sometimes make my own Christmas cards, I make lino cuts and print them on my old hand press.

Im'e a gilder and use gold leaf and imitation gold leaf rather a lot.

Have you thought of gilding onto paper?

It's really quite easy to gild onto paper, there are now modern gold sizes that are simple to use, and there are various ways to create antique and distressed finishes as well., like the crackle glaze and antique glaze.

If you have a moment, pop over to my site, there is quite a lot about gilding onto paper, in particular there is an old bookbinders recipe which you can use to make really authentic looking imitation vellums and parchment papers from ordinary papers.

Good luck to us all.


soapHOUSEmama said...

Gorgeous page, as always!!!

Naomi Edwards said...

Emilie I am starting to wonder if you could actually make a layout or card that is not magazine material, hahahha you are soooooooo awesome! This layout is freakin amazing.. I really love the black and white photos and it really shows in your work that you love doing what you do. Brillant!

Naomi Edwards said...

I went back again to look at your layout and noticed the "Fun in Black Pool!!! I have friends in Blackpool that just spent 2 weeks with me all the way here in Prince Edwards Island , Canada!!!! That is sooo cool!

vixen said...

Gorgeous layout as usual :) x