29 June, 2015

'Nature' - a Journal by Margaret Mifsud

Hello everyone and welcome to Meg's Garden.  So pleased you dropped by for a visit.

Today I would like to share with you a small Journal I have created with the stunning Forgotten Meadows Book Kit designed by Kerry-Jean Watson.

These papers have some gorgeous floral graphics and I chose the lovely Wisteria for my cover.  Added a hint of colour  under the cluster with a spray and also added a little texture.

The chippies are from 2Crafty Chipboard and they were simply coloured with acrylic paint and then coated with Crackle Accents.

These lovely blooms are also from Megs Garden.   The 'Puffy Paper Flower' and the 'Mini Rose' were coloured with watered down acrylic paints.

Instead of cutting the papers to size I decided to tear all the edges and then ink them with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.  Found some lovely 'Nature' quotes on the net and incorporated them into my Journal.  Added some washi tape and ribbon and also some seed beads.

The first two pages ..

The pages in this booklet simply fold out.  Opening the left hand page reveals these two pages.

 Another 2Crafty Chipboard piece ...

 ... and the lovely vintage image came from the cut and create pages.

Opening the right hand side reveals these pages.

Added a little stamping on this page and sewed it around the edge.  I did quite a bit of sewing in this book, it's a great way to attach paper strips, ribbons and labels etc.

Love the brilliant colours on this butterfly.

The 'butterfly' page opens again to reveal these two pages.

I fussy cut one of the floral graphics and mounted it with some foam dots.

All the metal pieces are available at Megs Garden and I swiped them all with Ranger Metal Patina in Rust.

Here is the book fully opened.

 The back cover showing another beautiful floral graphic.  

 ... and the back of the booklet fully opened.

  I love the details on these papers.  Apart from the floral graphics there's lots of yummy crackle effects and textures .. simply stunning to work with.
To take a close look at this collection HERE is the Link.  It is available in 12 x 12 papers, a mini pack specially for card makers and also the fabulous Book Kit I've used here.  You can buy them already printed or as a digital download.

Well, I hope you have enjoyed this post and gained some inspiration.  Why not take a stroll around the Garden and take a look at all the fabulous projects created by the rest of the Team.
To see all of the wonderful products Megs Garden has in store HERE is the link to the Website. 

Megs Garden products used
Forgotten Meadows Book Kit
White Heirloom Flower
Small White Roses
Puffy Paper Flower
Primrose Posy - Cream
Dodo Vine Wire
Tim Holtz Mini Gears
Vintage Trinkets - Leaves #1
Filigree long Oval
Lace - Off White 1.2cm
Lace - Cream 2.2cm
Black & White Washi Tape
More Butterflies Transparency

Thank you so much for visiting and do enjoy the rest of your day.
Take care and God Bless.
Marg oxox


  1. So many beautiful details and an inspiring project .

  2. This is a delightful mini book...pretty in all the right places. I'm definitely going to have to practice machine sewing on cards. Love the way sewing adds to this book. Thanks for posting this project.

  3. Margaret,
    Gorgeous, elegant and exquisite - each and every page!

  4. Absolutely gorgeous journal Margaret!

  5. So many gorgeous details,fantastic work Margaret!

  6. This is so gorgeous I just love it. The quotes all through the book make it so special and unique. Fantastic job!

  7. Oh Margaret I'm so in love with this journal. It is beautiful and I love all the detail and bits you have out into it. I love all the verses and how you have stitched them in. It's a beautiful way to show the nature of each month and I think if you pushed me really hard to pick a month I just love the flower cluster of Spring. Love, love, love it all. xxx