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Monday 24 June 2013

Mary & Bob 1950's (Merly Impressions)

The first of the layouts I completed at the Merly Impressions Retreat was this one featuring a photo of my parents from 1950's. I love this old photo and it was damaged near the bottom with a stain, but I decided to leave is as it is, and the stain was covered by the paper images.

This layout was designed by Chrissy and I will include her original at the end of the post.
The kit contained papers and other embellishments from the Elegance collection from Kaisercraft.
We had double sided papers -Flight of Fancy, Pure, Bohemia and Thoughts. Elephant Ears (grey) card stock. We had a whole pack of Elegance Collectables, and another pack of Teal Pearls. We had a matching skein of DMC stranded cotton thread for the hand stitching and used the WRMK Sew Easy tools for creating the holes in the papers for stitching. Like Chrissy I did a lot of fussy cutting with images from the Collectables as I prefer not to have the heavy white borders around the images - quite a challenge for the feathers!

I added some gold glass dew drops, stickles, Distress ink in Iced Spruce and some pearls and gems.

Lovely class thanks to Chrissy, great kit and papers.
Here is Chrissy's pretty original page 'Happiness' featuring Merley:

Thanks for looking.
Lynn x


  1. Love the colours and the layouts are great too The feathers and flowers are rather nice too congrats

  2. this is so sweet; what a lovely tribute.

  3. That is beautiful Lynn xx

  4. Loved this one Lynn, so beautiful x


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