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Tuesday, 9 September 2014


Dear all,

How have you been? Another month has passed, and here comes Autumn in Germany...
This month's going to be busy as my little one turns 2 on 26th September. Yeayyy.... I can't wait for the small party that I've planned for her. Well, I will have to do a lot of preparation yes but.... like scrappers say "Keep Calm and Scrap On".
Another new month, another new challenge from 123 Challenge Blog, here's the challenge board...
COLOUR = Khaki WORD = Emphasise TECHNIQUE = Hidden Journaling
And here's my layout
this time I did a lot, I really meant a lot of stamping. Started with an old stamp I barely knew I had it till the new one I got from wining a challenge recently. I thought it would be nice if I could use two papers to really stressed out the color. With the first paper (the paper is from DCWC), I did a lot of distressing and stamp out to bring out the green khaki color. I painted the paper more with black and olive green acrylic paint because at the end I didn't find distressing ink from Ranger was dark enough. 
Finally I added some rub-on lace to add a nice touch.
For the second paper I decided I wanna have brown khaki to match the first paper (it's from Kaisercraft). First, I decided where the photo would go, then I added some structure paste in some area I would like them to show. Did again lots of stamping to match the first paper. I stamped it with Color Box - Green with leaves motives.
For the journal I had it hidden (scrolled) next to the photo. It said "There is nothing more that I would like to emphasize than the love I have for my little beauty. She has such a sweet serenity about her."
To be honest, the word "Emphasise" was a very difficult one for me. I'm not really good with it. I was so 'desperate' (have to say) to find the best journaling for my layout, and finally Brenda Caldow was helping me out. She's a very nice lady. You could check out her blog here. She made a lot of amazing layouts.
Finally I added more flowers, some embelishments, sequins and all the small pieces I could find in my stash. And for the square check I used for the background, it is a plastic canvas I bought last time on my holiday back home in Indonesia. It's a plastic canvas for making a carpet to be honest (loved the experiment that worked well on my lo), that's why the size is bigger than the normal one for stitches.
Would like to join this layout for Scrap Africa with the Skecth no. 34 
Hope you enjoy my layout as much as I did... Thank you for stopping by my blog and please do come back again.


  1. Oh wow! How gorgeous is this! So much detail to look at... and that photo! Simply stunning. Thank you for sharing with us at Scrap Africa.

  2. Merry, this is absolutely beautiful!! WOW! I love the color combination and your mixed media elements! STUNNING! Thank you for sharing and playing along with us at Scrap Africa!

  3. amazing work <3
    Thanks for playing with at Scrap Africa.

  4. Ah man such a cute photo. I love the colours you have used here. Lovely stamping. You have just inspired me to use stamps a bit more. Thanks for sharing this lovely layout and thanks for playing with at Scrap Africa.

  5. This is stunning! beautiful colour combo and the perfect background. Thanks for joining us at Scrap Africa :)

  6. A stunning layout! I adore the hard work you've put into this piece of art. love the colors, the background work, with so many mixed media techniques. absolutely gorgeous page for your darling girl.
    Thank you for playing with us at Scrap Africa!

  7. Thanks for joining us at Scrap Africa with your knock out page. I love your interpretation of the sketch and the mixed media used to blend the two papers. The photo is so sweet and your details are superb. Stunning :D

  8. Merry,beautiful page! Such a cool background, love the colors and the flowers! Thank you for playing with us at Scrap Africa!

  9. Simply wow Merry! A fabulous page and your stamping and background amazing! Love it to bits! I hope you have a super,special party on the 26th for your little girl...and may she be blessed with lots of love and happiness! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Scrap Africa! ;-)

    1. Thank you very much for the blessing Denise.... Always enjoying to play along with Scrap Africa

  10. Wow. Merry!!!!!
    It is gorgeus page!!!! You have made a wonderful background!
    I hope you will have the best party for your little girl!!!!
    Thanks for playing with us at Scrap Africa!

  11. LOVE this! Your background work is amazing! Thank you for playing along at Scrap Africa. :)

  12. oh wow stunning project. Love the mixed media backround. Thank you so much for taking part in our challenge at Scrap Africa, love Marta xx

  13. such a beautiful page!!!love the colors you used!!!Thank you for playing along at Scrap Africa xx