25 February, 2017

Spring by Meredith Hilly

Hello everyone.
When creating your latest scrap project there will always be left over pieces of pages when its time to clean up. I find it very hard to throw these in the bin so I put them all in a tray knowing they will be handy for a future pages.
Well with such a wet winter the spring here was amazing for my flowers in the garden.
I knew I had paper from Megs garden that would complement pages with them.
So here is a mix up of a few of Megs papers.


The amount of bling I put on this page made it very difficult to get a nice photo. I used Kindy Glitz and Liquid Pearls to high light this lovely lady.




Tearing the edges of the matting around the photos gives another depth to the page.




When using left over paper to make a book it doesn't have to be the same size as the page before.




Adding fold out pages gets the best out of double sided pictures.






Cutting out and gluing part of a see through image , for example the butterfly , makes the image seen on following pages.


I am lucky enough to have a magnificent wisteria like the beautiful papers at Megs garden. They look great together.















On the back page I used a Slide Mailer from Megs Garden. This made a lovely ending for the book.



Thanks for having a look at my book.

Megs Garden


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23 February, 2017

ART JOURNAL BOOK ~ PARISIAN GARDENS RANGE

Hello Mary here to share with you today.
Art Journals are a great way to get your emotions onto a page and to experiment freely. I purchased a old book from a second hand shop for this reason. On this page I have used images from the Cut and Create Page (they are fabulous for this style of creating)


I glue a few pages of the book together to give the page strength and then I prime the pages with Gesso, ( clear gesso if you want the print of the book page to show through )
Firstly I play with mists and inks and then I add the images and stamping and last my quote.
I fussy cut the decorative border from the cut and create for the top of my page and shaded with blue.The large butterfly from the cut and create page I have gone around the edge with a white gel pen.
Finally I fussy cut the girl, flowers and the word "Beauty" from the cut and create sheet added to the opposite page. Its a little hard to see , but under the word "Beauty" I have added the lovely sheer Green Ribbon from Megs Store
You can find the cut and create sheets (along with many other gorgeous products ) in Megs Store

Thank You for calling by
Until next time Happy Creating
Mary x


21 February, 2017

Sherlock Journal Vol. II mini album

Hello Bloggers

I'm not usually fond of grunge creating so it was with some concern that I took the latest paper collection -Sherlock Journal Vol. II - to my craft table.  I am much more comfortable with shabby chic - grab some ribbons, flowers, lace & pearls & have fun.

But I have had many requests for some more Sherlock so here is my attempt.

The paper collection pages are each 5x7.5".  I used black cardstock for all pages including the cover & spine.  You could also use kraft, cream, grey or dark brown depending on the look you want to achieve or your style of art.

The individual black cardstock pages for the inside of the journal are 10.5x7.5" with a 2/8 " gusset down the centre of each one.  The individual pages were cut since I wanted to do embellishing & have many pockets for journaling, photos & embellishing.  The 2.8" gusset was glued to the inside of the spine so that the pages would lie flat.
Using this style of page I then had 4 pages on each one - front, back & the 2 insides.

The cover is 6x8" with a 3" spine - chipboard for all 3 pieces & then covered with black cardstock - if you want to cover the corners you will need to add to this measurement. 




The front cover has kraft cardstock & one of the paper covers - both are distressed & torn.
Embellishments include vintage filigree corners, a knob, & a key tied to the knob with jute twine.  The other embellishments are from the ephemera papers attached with foam tape.





Inside the cover - a piece of the other cover paper.  Front of page 1:  The post card is attached on 1 side only so that pics, notes etc can be inserted.



Inside page 1: - ephemera from the sheets, vintage trinkets, a clock charm & tags tucked behind the 'ART' ephemera.  The majority of the ephemera were backed with black cardstock.



Back of page 1:- pocket for lined pages of journaling, tag for interest.
Front of page 2 is 1 of what I called 1 of the alternate pages.



Inside page 2 - more ephemera.
On the back of page 2 & front of page 3 there are pockets again for journaling papers.



Inside page 3: more ephemera , the vintage envelope is slit to allow insertion of papers, docs or pics. More charms & a key on key chain tucked into mini paper clip.  Thanks to Annette for the idea of slitting the envelope



Back of page 3 is a pocket for journaling pages attched with the same clip; the front of page 4 is decorated simply & both pages have vintage trinkets.



Inside of page 3:  the cabinet card opens to show a pic of a vintage gentleman; more vintage trinkets & some cream mesh ribbon to lightly soften the page



Back of page 3: ephemera distressed.  Front of page 4:  more journaling pages.



Inside page 4: ephemera



Back of page 4; ephemera distressed & attached with foam tape
Front of page 5: journaling pages



Inside page 5: more tags & another slit envelope



Back of page 5 - ephemera
Front of page 6; this page opens us with the faux lock



Inside the page is a journaling sheet - the other side opens to the following:


Both sides have journaling, the middle has simple ephemera & a tag



Back of page 6 is the other alternate page - the alternate pages could also be used on the front or back  covers of the journal 



The back cover of the journal: the other piece of the cover paper - distressed, torn & decorated with more ephemera, a vintage trinket with a clock charm



The spine of the journal: Covered with mesh ribbon & from a hardware charm hangs a key on jute twine & a little bottle of seed beads. A vintage trinket has a cream/gold tassle - a touch of elegance.

The video shows the slides:


To be honest, I actually enjoyed making the mini album - it was a great exercise to see how the collection of papers & ephemera flowed together. 
  
Sherlock Journal Vol. III is definitely on the drawing board for mid year.

Bye for now 
Meg

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19 February, 2017

Spring album

Hello, everyone!

Veronika here to share my new photo album with Spring Pastels collection
from Meg's Garden.
You can choose digital or paper version to create your own projects!
I love this tender papers with blue, lilac and pink accents and
 add some paper elements from other paper collections from Meg's Garden.
Almost all decorative elements, such as paper laces. fabric laces, flowers, tasselsmetallic embelishments are from Meg's Garden too.

























https://youtu.be/QLyFpwPqEW0

Please check this amazing Spring Pastels collection
here in Meg's Garden.

Best regards,
Veronika