31 May, 2014

Jen creates with the Slide Mailers

Hello Bloggers:

'Hi everyone, Jen here today sharing my latest project for Meg's Garden. I got the pleasure of creating with the new Art papers this time round and I instantly fell in love with them. I wanted to create something pretty special and unique with them so decided to add the microscope art pieces available in Meg's store onto my order. I had never seen anything like the microscope art before and couldn't wait to play with it. When I saw the glass slides and beautiful images I was in my element.

I used the Art papers as a cover for the little album and used a mask and texture paste to create some depth. I painted the texture paste with Inka gold in Platinum and Apricot then inked round the edges with distress ink in Tea Dye. I added a  chipboard frame as a title.  I inked the frame using more Tea Dye ink and then added some Crackle Accents to give it an aged effect .

On the inside page I again used the beautiful Art papers. I layered them with coffee dyed medical gauze and added some lace. The beautiful heart doily is available in the Meg's Garden store and I just misted it with some  spray. I also hand embroidered the edges to add some interest & stamp. 

Now onto the glass slide page. Aren't these just amazing? I used 2 different  masks with texture paste round the edges and again painted it with the  Gold as above. I inked all the edges of the images with the Tim Holtz Tea Dye ink and glued everything in. I trimmed the edges with some lace and finished off with 2 wooden frames. 

The micro scope art comes in a pack of different size little albums. I can't wait to create another one and share it with you. Jen xx'









 Thanks Jen - fabulous use of the slide mailers, papers & slides
Bye for now
Meg
www.megsgarden.com

30 May, 2014

Slide Mailer Card

Hello Bloggers

Adriana shows us her slide mailer card:
'Hi everyone,
I have a quick and special little project 
that I have created for
my DT work for Meg's Garden
Using a microscope slide mailer with the
two slots and the stamps set which are all available
from 

Front cover


Inside

Outside cover
I made a very quick step by step on
this project.......

1. Cut out the middle of the insert of the 
Microscope slider mailer



2. Prime your slide mailer
with two coats of white Gesso. 
Leave to dry.

3. Apply, Wild Honey, Broken China Distress
Stains or paints. Blending the colours together, 
until you are happy with the results.

4. Using Rubber stamps , apply your selected designs
with black memento ink pad. I have used
TJ Design Elements rubber stamp collection
for the outside of the folder. 





For the inside I used
some Paris rubber stamps.

5. Decorate the front with metal elements and flower.

6. Cut out the vintage ladies images from the 
(I cut 3 images and then glued in the centre of the slide panels, decorate with metal embellishments around the edges.
on spine of slide folder.

Cut a butterfly from the 
glue on mailer as shown.






Meg's Garden products
Check out all the wonderful products from
and see more inspirational work from

Thanks for looking, Cheers Adriana XX :)'

Bye for now
Meg
www.megsgarden.com


28 May, 2014

Adriana with her Vintage LOVE layout


Hello Bloggers, today we have Adriana with her layout

"Hi there everyone,
Adriana here with another Vintage layout using papers from 
"Meg's Garden of Papercraft delight" paper, 

These papers are great for Vintage Projects
Here is my layout....... "LOVE".




Using the paper "The Correspondence Collection"
as the background, border lace scallop and
and several papers from the 6' x6' mini paper pack




With vintage wide Lace (which I tea dyed), Velvet, paper and silk flowers,  Butterflies transparencies, skeleton mesh.

I created some flower clusters with fabric and paper flowers.
All of these products are all available from
Meg's Garden website.








Photo courtesy of Meg - (The photo is of her mother as a child, such an adorable photo)



List of Materials used from Meg's Garden website
here are the links to all the products
Please check out all the wonderful products 
and see all the design team members inspirational work at

Thanks for looking, till next time :)
Cheers Adriana XX'

Thank you so much Adriana for using the photo - the ringlets were accomplished by rolling the hair round rags which were then tied tight - I know because they did the same thing to me - ouch it hurts.

This LO shows how these papers designed by Kerry-Jean Watson can be used dramatically as seen on Heather's LO on Monday & with flowers & lace in a very pretty LO here.
So versatile!!

Bye for now 
Meg
www.megsgarden.com



26 May, 2014

Heather's Travel Layout

Hello Bloggers

Heather is with us today to how how to do a LO using a postcard:

'Hi everyone
here I am with another project, 
showcasing the Correspondence Collection.
today I have a layout to share ..
I came across this Vintage Post card and thought it was just perfect to use with the 
new paper collection created by Kerry-Jean Watson . 


TRAVEL 


 These papers really lend themselves to Vintage themes.
I adore anything vintage .
I kept the color hues in tune with the post card .
soft and dreamy, rich and earthy.


Small rectangular Parisian Frame  fr005 ....
colored with Tim Holtz Rusty Hinge distress ink 

\
Mini Rose Buds - Ivory
Paper/fabric flowers - Cornsilk  da806
Marion Smith papers..Nirvana
Dodo Brown Vine wire

 Items from Megs Garden 
Correspondence Collection
Mini Rose Buds - Ivory
Paper/fabric flowers - Cornsilk  da806
Marion Smith papers..Nirvana
Dodo Brown Vine Wire
Small rectangular Parisian Frame  fr005
Vintage brads 

thanks so much for popping by and
hoping you find time to have a play with these divine papers . 
until next time 
happy scrapping and big hugz from Heather x'

Fabulous layout - well done Heather.  Every project you send for posting gives m a new idea - thank you so much for your inspiration. Love all the layers & how you have focused on the tramcar but also made it the focus of an art piece.  Awesome!!

Bye for now
Meg
www.megsgarden.com






21 May, 2014

Birthday Card from Heather

Hello Bloggers:

Heather shows us her take on using the new Correspondence papers:

'Today I have a card to share with you 
created with the delightful new Correspondence Collection 
designed by Kerry-Jean Watson
Pictured below is my first project using the Correspondence papers 
'BIRTHDAY CARD' 



 I love these beautiful paper flowers from Megs Garden
I have colored it slightly with pan pastels .
I also added some rose buds and some dies in kraft paper 
to compliment these papers . 



ITEMS USED FROM MEG'S GARDEN
Correspondence Collection
 Open Rose  - Off White
mini Rose Buds - Ivory
Copper paper Leaves - small
  
thanks for popping by and I hope you are inspired to have a play
 with the beautiful new Correspondence Collection.
until next time 
big hugz from Heather x'

Fantastic card - well done Heather. The layers of die cuts tied on with twine are fabulous. Love the single rose with the rosebuds & copper leaves & die cuts are a great accent. The inside is also fantastic & finishes the card beautifully.

Bye for now
Meg
www.megsgarden.com

19 May, 2014

"Letters from Paris" by Adriana Bolzon


Hello Bloggers, 
today we have Adriana taking us to Vintage Paris,

"Hi there everyone,
Adriana here today with my very Parisian Vintage layout
using papers from 
"Meg's Garden of Papercraft delight" paper, 
The Correspondence Collection.

These papers would be great for travel and for background of projects, 

also great for any vintage projects.


Here is my layout.......
"Letters from Paris- Time to Remember"




Using the paper "Distress Letters" as the background,

and several papers from the 6' x6' mini paper pack
to create various letters and correspondence.





With vintage Parisian collage image, velvet flowers, seam binding ribbon, burlap strip

butterflies transparancies,
Clock face images from Old world time clock collage papers. All of these elements are available from
Meg's Garden website.







List of Materials used from Meg's Garden website
here are the links to all the products

Thanks for looking, till next time  ......  Cheers Adriana XX'

Fabulous project Adriana - well done. Love the idea of using the mini papers as letters on the layout.  The ephemera you chose are perfect to add more 'vintage' to the project. Love all the elements - brilliant!!

Bye for now
Meg
www.megsgarden.com



18 May, 2014

A Correspondence Card from Marg

Hello Bloggers

Marg shares a very beautiful card with us today:

'Hi everyone!!!  It is my turn again at Meg's Garden and I'm so pleased you could come for a visit.
I have a card to share made with the new 'Correspondence' papers designed by  Kerry-Jean Watson.  I was very privileged to be one of the first to have the opportunity to use these papers.  They are so pretty and a real dream to work with.


The papers I've used on this card are all from the mini paper pack and the only alterations I've made is to distress the edges and add a little doodling.


 Did some stitching around the edge and added some stamens and small twigs between the layers.  I've also added a few pearls here and there.  The metal heart was recycled from an old necklace that was no longer being used by it's owner and I was lucky enough to be given some of the pieces.




 In the lower left corner you can see I've added a few Micro Beads.  The greeting was printed on my computer and simply matted on some cardstock.



 The inside was decorated with some strips of the paper which was border punched with M.S. Doily Lace Punch ...


... and here is the full frontal!!!   
As I said at the beginning of this post, I was very privileged to be one of the first to use these papers and I thoroughly enjoyed creating with them.  I know for sure that I will be making many more projects with these lovely papers.  


Thank you so much for visiting the blog today and do take a minute to check  out all the gorgeous products Meg's Garden has to offer.  Believe me, you won't be sorry.
Take care and God Bless.
Marg oxox'

Gorgeous card - well done Marg.  Love the layering you have done & the hints of cream are a fantastic touch.  The textures of beads, pearls, die cuts & flowers are fabulous. The inside of the card is the perfect finishing touch.

Bye for now
Meg
www.megsgarden.com

16 May, 2014

Kerry-Jean uses her Great Aunt on a Layout

Hello Bloggers

Kerry-Jean shows us her latest LO using her Correspondence Collection:

'I found a lovely old photo of my great aunt (my paternal grandmother's sister) and thought it would go perfectly with the Meg's Garden new paper collection I created called "Correspondence". I wanted to create a collection with vintage paper and old script handwriting and was able to find some photographed textures by Evelyn Flint that I played with digitally to get the finished look I wanted. Meg's Garden also has some fantastic flowers and charms I wanted to use and this was the perfect opportunity.'




The flowers I have used are the Oatmeal Colour Flower and the Ivory Heirloom 6.5cm and then the beautiful charms from Finnabair trinkets from Prima   for the leaves.  I also popped a Tim Holtz Pen Nib in there as well. There is some lace I had lying around behind the photo and the Sage Burlap 38cm worked really well. I just had to finish things off with the grey Vintage brad  on top of the metal embellishment.


A very gorgeous vintage LO - well done Kerry-Jean.  Love the layering you have done & the different textures you have chosen are amazing. The lace, burlap, flowers & metal really work well.

How much fun is it to work with your own papers?  Must be awesome!!

Bye for now
Meg
www.megsgarden.com

15 May, 2014

Denise shows us some projects she has taught

Hello Bloggers

'Thought it was about time I posted something on my blog it has been so neglected of late.
Finding myself not achieving as fast now days more like slow and steady to the finish line.
For my Birthday this year I received a photo tent I have been experimenting with it and my camera settings. As we are coming into winter very soon and the days will be gloomy I am thinking this will help me a lot once I get it right. So here are some photos I have taken of my last creations, using papers from Meg's Garden  the Damask Garden Collection.

These are projects which have been taught in class













Beautiful projects - well done Denise. Love the layers & fussy cutting. You have used your papers so well.
Bye for now
Meg
www.megsgarden.com