24 August, 2015

Childhood Memories Mixed Media Layout by Mabel Sim


Hi Guys!

This is Mabel here with my first blog post for Meg's Garden Design Team. I'm from Singapore, a small island country in Southeast Asia. Most of my projects involve Mixed Media and today I have a Mixed Media layout tutorial for you using Meg's Garden products from the English Rose Garden Collection.

I picked Paisley & Roses (P6432) as my layout base. I also really love the flourishes on Meg's Garden name card! So I decided to not waste it and fussy-cut out the flourishes for embellishment later.


I also picked out a couple of Meg's Garden products I wanted to use for embellishment later. I have the vintage rose tag cut out from Cut & Create (P6434) which I snipped it into half to make full use of this beautiful tag for layering. I also fussy-cut out the frame from Vintage Ornate Tags 1036.

I briefly arranged my embellishments and photos to determine the area I would like my mediums to go onto. 


I primed the patterned paper beforehand with clear gesso. I used 13arts Ayeeda Matte Coral and Lemon paints as well as Tim Holtz Distress Stain Spray in Tattered Rose and Milled Lavender to create the area I want to embellish later on. 


I wanted to bring out different textures and effects and stamping is a very good way to achieve visual texture effects. I used Prima Marketing stamps from Cigar Box Secrets Collections as well as Finnabair clear stamps with my Black Stazon ink pad. I chose Stazon as its permanent and the ink will not run when I use it more mediums on top of it. 


I continued to bring out more texture for the background by going over my stencils with modelling paste. I used Tattered Grid stencils from 13arts as well as Prima Marketing's stencil. 


While the modelling paste was still wet, I poured on some mica flakes from 13arts to create some sparkle! 


I also added Gold Glitter paint from 13arts as well as creating some splatter with diluted black gesso.


This is one of the trick I love to use when I need to stick alphabet stickers. I placed them on a ruler so I can gauge the length of the entire word, I can also shift them around easily to see where they fit better. Once I'm happy with the placement, I simply tilt my ruler and gently rubbed in those 'open' areas so they stick to the background.


And after embellishing my layout, this is the final look!

I diecut some leaves from Prima Marketing dies. I also tucked some laces as layering for added effect. 


Meg's Garden has got a wide variety of flowers to choose from. I used some of the mulberry papers flowers as they're awesome for altering. 

As mulberry papers are porous, inks can spread easily with water. So I just dipped my brush into Tim Holtz's Milled Lavender Stain Spray and brushed onto the flower near to the stamen. I then wet the areas I want the colours to spread to with water so the ink will flow. This creates a very natural looking flower. :)


More close ups looks of the layout!





That's all for my tutorial! Thanks for reading!

Hope you're feeling inspired by my tutorial. 
Please click on the link below to see more of this beautiful collection. 



To view more of my projects over at my blog, please click on the link below.




22 August, 2015

Always Friends - By Brenda Caldow

Welcome fellow crafty friends I'm glad to see you here again at Megs Garden Blog. Today I would like to show you a layout I have created with the beautiful Meg's Garden products which you can find over in the store. 
The layout I have created is of my very beautiful friend Lynn Good. 


The beautiful patterned papers are from the "English Rose Garden" collection. I just love these papers, the flowers on them are lovely and the colours divine. I created my layout on white cardstock.


I inked the edge of the patterned papers with Distress Ink - Walnut Stain. I chose the ink colour as I thought it went great with the rest of the colours I was using and it really made the patterned papers stand out. Also behind the photo I used a paper doily and inked it lightly all over with Walnut Stain and the edge of the doily a little darker. 


This beautiful butterfly has been fussy cut from Butterflies Transparencies Sheet. The sheet has 13 beautiful butterflies to choose from. 

The beautiful bird cage tag I have fussy cut from The English Rose Garden Collection cut and create   sheet. There are different wonderful tags and embellishments to be cut from the one sheet. I also used the text tag from the same sheet and both tags I inked the edge of.

p6434 rose garden cut & create
The beautiful flowers I chose to use are available in 11 different colours and would look wonderful on any layout, card or project. In these Fantasy Blooms packets there are eight different blooms in different sizes. In this packet of Rust coloured blooms you get the cream is in my layout which have the rust center to match.  


I hope you have enjoyed my layout and that I have been able to inspire you a little. Please keep calling back to the Meg's Garden Blog and check out what the rest of the wonderful design team have been up to. There are some more stunning creations below mine and many more to come. 

Happy Crafting Brenda xxx


Meg's Garden Products - 
English Rose Garden patterned papers

Other Products - 
Liquid Pearls
Distress Ink
Kindy Glitz
Chippies
Stencil
Stamp
Spray Stain
Sticker word
 


20 August, 2015

Be True To Yourself by Dana Tatar - English Rose Garden + Forgotten Meadows Collections


Hi! Dana Tatar here today sharing a layout that I created with the gorgeous new English Rose Garden collection. I used neutral patterned papers, Sunshine on Petals and the Trips to the Village Half Sheet, from the Forgotten Meadows Collection for the background of this page. I then added whipped spackle through a stencil, which I then colored with mist and ink, to the top half of the page to add some texture to my design. I cut large flowers from the English Rose Garden Roses and Flowers patterned paper to create a floral base for the photo.


I cut this gorgeous vintage photo from the English Rose Garden Cut and Create patterned paper. I matted this image with a Circle Paper Lace Doily and a piece of chipboard from by personal supply. I filled in the white space around the image with flowers and leaves from the Temptations in Cream and Sage Bundle and some pink flowers from my personal supply.


I cut this butterfly from the Butterfly Collection Cut and Create Ephemera Sheet.


I finished this layout with a rub-on title from my personal supply.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Meg's Garden Supplies:
Butterfly Collection Cut and Create Ephemera Sheet
Circle Paper Lace Doily
English Rose Garden Cut and Create
English Rose Garden Roses and Flowers
Forgotten Meadows Sunshine on Petals
Forgotten Meadows Trips to the Village Half Sheet
Temptations in Cream and Sage

18 August, 2015

Tea time album

Hello, everyone!
Veronika here to share with you my next album for Meg's Garden with  papers from The English Rose Garden  collection from Meg's Garden.
This time I decided to play with paper doilies.










  List of materials available from Meg's Garden

Thanks for looking, Veronika

13 August, 2015

CHOCOLATE BOX of CARDS

Hello visitors 
Annette here today I’m sharing a Chocolate Box of Cards which would make a lovely gift
these are made with ENGLISH ROSE GARDEN from MEGS GARDEN 
& my stash 
I covered to top of the box in Pink Rose Vine P6433 paper
Coffee stained the lace glued around the edge
finished the top edge with jute string



Prettied up the top with muslin, hat pins, metal, bling velvet leaves with roses, forget-me-nots ribbon & bling button
The lid is lined with Leaves & Foliage P6430  paper
Lace and a tag



The base is divided in half to hold the cards 



Using the 


I made six cards & lined the inside of the envelopes to match each card
 all cards have been distressed & inked in pinecone versamark  


 a frame stamp, muslin, leaf die cut, cherry blossom, birdcage flair. metal flower & touches of gesso


paper doily, heart pins, roses, pink tipped leaves,chipboard flourish pieces, flair 
& crystal topped pin


chantilly lace, metal embellishment, velvet leaf, butterfly, ribbons,cherry blossoms,
 long crystal pins tied with a bow& tips of gesso.

bling centred lace, cherry blossom, metal embellishment , bling button, forget-me-nots
                                               organza ribbon bow & leaves


muslin, die cut leaves, green leaves, chiffon flower, circlet of bling on metal flower,
pretty rosebuds & touches of gesso 


frame of green , pink bling flourish, fussy cut rose, chipboard bird cage, tiny daisies, butterfly
& pink tipped leaves 
These are such pretty papers which lend themselves to any style of scrapbooking or card making
Make a cuppa & take some time to scroll through the posts from my fellow team members
You are sure to be inspired
PRODUCTS from MEGS GARDEN 
 all other products are from my stash 
Thank you for calling by
Happy Scrapping 
Hugz Annette 

11 August, 2015

Trish here with the Forgotten meadows and English Rose garden collection of papers and other goodies

Hi Bloggers
Trish here with a layout of my Nanna in 1911

Nanna 1911






Thanks for taking a stroll through Megs Garden
Megs garden products used
Forgotten meadows,English Rose collection,lace,
Victorian laser cut frame,flowers