24 April, 2017

Sherlock papers, album pages

Hello,
This will be my final project for Megs Garden Design team, my six months are up.
This month I have continued to work with the pack of Sherlock papers in my final design team bundle.

Page 1
From the cut and create sheet I selected elements which I felt would work well together to make a layered focal point on the page.
All the fussy cuts are edged with brown sharpie pen and colour was added using distress inks applied with a brush.
I found an old broken diamante chain in my stash.  As the diamantes are mounted in rose gold this went very well with the colour papers and would add that sparkle I wanted.
I got a little gemmed up for this page.
The results of a previous project search for art deco jewellery produced some lovely designs which I printed out with the intention of working them as I have in this project, as stunning embellishments at very little cost.

I worked in stages using glossy accents to adhere clear gems over the design

Once all the gems had been adhered, I added the sparkle with glitter, carefully applying the glossy accents over the printed design using a  fine pointed brush.

The finished result is a beautiful decorative jewelled element using the supplies you already have in your craft cupboards.
I mounted the clock face on some recycled cardboard and added glossy accent dots above each of the 12 numerals on the dial to add interest:
Finally i assembled the page from all the fussy cuts and individual elements.
I used the left over triangle from the front coverto make apocket into which the album owner can slip a photograph if they wish.
'The draughtsman', quill pen, torn ticket and half linear floral are all adhered to the background of the page:
The 'art' layered cut and create element formed the base layer, which I did not want to cover too much as it was already perfect.
I cut the centre from the mini book page and adhered my small photograph behind, added some scraps of washi tape and hessian.
Finally, I gave the page its bling.

Page 2
For the second page, and when I finish the album for a donation to my local homelessness charity for them to raffle to raise funds, I continued to work with the layering theme, using the layered papers and frame printed page as the background of a top opening pocket.
Many of the cut and create elements are adverts for photography studios emerging in the ealry 20th century.
By mounting this one on a book fold, i created a pocket behind which the album owner can tuck a photograph without loosing the lovely layered papers and envelopes I handmade inspired by other elements on the cut and create sheet which were too large for this layout.
A single bloom and some starbusts spray added the blue accent colour to the page.


Working with megs papers on this design team has been an interesting experience, through which I have been able to expand my range of skills.
thank you for looking,
debbie

23 April, 2017

Lavande fr. Lavender

Hello Paper Artists
We have a NEW COLLECTION of 18 papers that I know you will love:
shades of Lavender with Butterflies, Flowers, Words, Laces, Flourishes & more...

Ephemera in all the Lavender shades to embellish...
Tags, Tickets, Frames, Flourishes, Posies, Vintage Ladies, Birds, Butterflies...


Preview of Papers
12 patterned papers + 6 full of ephemera with tickets, flourishes, postcards & tags.
Available Printed:
Mini Album/Journal/Book/Planner with pages 5x7"
A4's - 8.3x11" papers

Available in a digital download:
Mini Album, A4's, 12x12's  -  The 12x12's are NEW & are also
available in White Flowers on Green

300dpi, JPG format, 8.3x11" or 12x12's
The Mini Album/Book pages are 5x7" which allows you to use them for any projects -
Perfect for ALL Papercraft ART - cards, scrapbook, mini albums
Ready for you to add your creative & artistic touch & convert them into the prettiest of projects.

For More Info  What's New
More Info on Digitals  I must have these digital papers
More info on Printed    I must have these printed papers

Attention Aussie Paper Artists - join the Design Team & you can start 
playing with these papers - email me for details

Bye for now
Meg

 

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22 April, 2017

Remember

Hello crafty friends, Brenda here with you today and a huge welcome to Meg's Garden Blog. My post for today is my layout using the stunning Sherlock Journal Vol. 11 papers. These are stunning papers and I have enjoyed working with them. I decided I would use a photo of one of the oldest homes in our local area. It is far from livable now with the Lloyd Family moving out many, many years ago. 
Every time I go past I always think to myself if only the walls could talk. I love the history of the area and knew these papers would be perfect for my photo. 


I created my page on a cream cardstock and on the edges of the patterned paper I used Distress Ink - Walnut Stain. I used the same ink on the corrugated cardboard just to blend the colour in a little more.  I left the chippie natural as I thought it suited the page better.


The vintage trinket behind the flowers is a XX Long Filigree, there are different ones  and they are stunning on all craft projects and I love this one.  The flowers are the beautiful Green Tara and you can get all the colours in the Meg's Garden Store.

The quill and ink well have been fussy cut from the patterned papers. The Mesh Ribbon comes in 8 different colours and is also by Green Tara and you can find them in the store as well. They are great colours and I love using them.

The brass pen nibs are perfect with these papers, they are exact to the to the quill en that I have fussy cut. The Lions Head round ring I just love. It looks so cute and I thought it would look like something you might find inside the house. Also in this flower cluster is the Lock 2 Tall.
 

The other thing I used on my page is a chippie title and I colored it with a Ditress Marker - Aged Mahogany, a great match for the patterned papers.


I hope you have enjoyed popping into Megs Garden and please keep scrolling down and have a look at some of the other wonderful creations by the rest of the design team. There is so much inspiration to be seen and many different uses of the wonderful Meg's Garden products. Thanks so much for stopping in.  Happy Crafting and hugs Brenda xxx

Products Used From Meg's Garden - 

20 April, 2017

SHERLOCK JOURNAL


 Hello all .. Annette here..
thanks for popping by 
 today I'm sharing with you a journal I created using 
SHERLOCK JOURNAL VOL II papers
I really enjoy playing with neutral colours
& distressing,  grunging  & making mini albums
  so I LOVED this new range
'it was right up my alley' as they say


My cover was made from scratch with chipboard
using gel medium I adhered my chosen papers to front, back & spine
inked across the paper & around the edges for a pre-loved book look 
decorating the join with mesh ribbon
then used photo corners & a metal flourish with a handle adhered on top .
 there is a real feather under the quill
clocks are from a previous paper from Meg's Garden
acetate from my stash is adhered as a pocket so photos can be added
lift the metal ring to flip out the page for journalling &/or photo
tags slide out
mount for photo
tags for more writing & a mat for small photo
tag with key opens the flip out
The letter unties & opens out & the lions head page flips out as well
a post card for more journaling & a photo mount

 final page with space to write the end of your journal entries

Are you ready for some Sherlock?
The journal papers are ready for you!
Available printed or digital download
18 papers - 8.3x11"; pages for journal are 5x7.5"
Preview of papers:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83YlrrTtba8 
 
Whilst your here I invite you to scroll through the garden blog
& see the creations from Meg's design Team
you are sure to be inspired

thanks for visiting
Happy Scrapping
Hugz Annette x 


18 April, 2017

Card and Tag by Brenda Caldow

Hello Craft friends and welcome to Meg's Garden Blog and my post using the very beautiful Sherlock Vol II patterned papers. Wow are these papers stunning, so masculine. When I was creating my card and tag I had my Grandfather in mind. He was a Gardner and for some reason the colours and pictures on these papers reminded me of him.  
Now for my card first....


My tag and clock are fussy cut from the patterned papers. On my back ground on top of the patterned paper I used some Sand Mesh Ribbon, then placed a strip of black cardstock which I used a gold pen and placed dots around the edge. 
Over this I used a a Prima Vintage Label that I molded from the beautiful moulds that are available in the Meg's Garden Store. There are different designs and I love them all. I have used the paper clay that Meg's Garden Store also have to go with them. They are so easy to make. With this one I decided to use Jet Black Archival Ink on it and then placed Kaisercraft  mini Alpha stickers on the label.
A couple of pieces of Dusty Attic Chippie and then some Black Raffia tied through the tag and it was finished. Ready for the envelope and a special male friend. 


Now it's time for my tag.....


Again the beautiful masculine Sherlock Volume II patterned papers, fussy cutting from them and the Black Raffia. The other items I used for this tag are Vintage Mechanical Clock and a china bead. 
Both the card and tag are simple but look so nice and the colours are perfect for a guy. 



I hope you have enjoyed my card and tag. Please keep scrolling down through the blog and see the other beautiful creations by the design team. There are so many beautiful creations and ideas to inspire you and the Meg's Garden store has everything you need. It's a great way to shop in the comfort of you home while crafting and waiting for the postman with your next goodie pack. Just don't let my husband know II do most of my shopping this way lol. 
Happy Crafting friends. xxx

Megs Garden Products - 

ART FRAME with SHERLOCK

Hello & Welcome
Thank you  for visiting Meg's Garden blog
There is a saying:
'Stop the world I want to get off'
I don't want to get off however I wouldlove it to slow just a little !!!
Recently I traveled to Victoria for a retreat & one of the classes was titled
WHERE IT FALLS
we gathered bits of nature & the created whatever came to mind
I gathered & brought it home to complete 
it was such fun to think outside the box a little
 & combine the gathered bits with papers 
from SHERLOCK JOURNAL VOL II
My base is mdf which is coated in gel medium & crumpled dictionary tissue paper,
I then tore some corrugated cardboard, frayed hessian & inked paper 
I continued layering  papers from my stash including a hand made paper 
& a printed acetate frame



 the ART piece & the alphabet are scraps left from my mini album in another post
the papers are titled SHERLOCK JOURNAL VOL II
I finished my OTP with my gathered pieces of
 gum leaves, gumnuts & other strange pieces wire,
 broken windscreen, bits of cork & string.
the leaves & nuts are painted with varnish to hold them.
  
I loved the grunge of these papers 
Ready for some more Sherlock?
The journal papers are ready for you!
Available printed or digital download
18 papers - 8.3x11"; pages for journal are 5x7.5"
Preview of papers:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83YlrrTtba8

whilst your here why not wander through the Garden & see the other designs
created with the gorgeous products available in
MEG'S GARDEN
 
I hope I have inspired you to play a little more with your art
thanks for popping by 
Happy scrapping
Hugz Annette x


15 April, 2017

Wedding Treasures by Meredith Hilly


Hello everyone. I have been very busy making a box for my daughter
to put her wedding treasures in. I made it for her to keep all those wedding items that don't fit into a album. Like a hair clip or wedding personalised cuff links.



I found Megs Gardens lace dollies fitted the box perfectly. Don't be afraid
to cut them up. They are so pretty.



I fussy cut out a butterfly and added glitter to it. When it was nearly
 dry I gently folded up the wings.





Inking edges with a dark brown can give the item an aged look.


I used a lot of crystal glitter on the flowers. Made them look like I had just
watered them.


I picked some bracken fern and sprayed it silver. This gives the flowers some fine foliage to go with the flowers.




I had a ball using Megs Garden new moulds. So easy and affective.
I painted mine to look like silver.
If you gently brush the dried paint with some dark ink in the deeper parts and then
wipe of the excess you can achieve an aged look.





Thanks for dropping by. Have a lovely day.

Megs Garden

My stash
Foam letters
Sliver leaves

















12 April, 2017

The Embellished Tassel

Hello Bloggers

I saw that Prima had some embellished tassels in their product line so I decided to do one.


I took this beautiful tassel to another  level & another genre to do artistic things with. 

Dusty Pink Tassels - code ft68








1.  Unravel the binding & tie a knot in the loose threads so that the bead does not fall off.  I used 1 tassel - you could use more.

2.  I glued the large pink bead (from my stash) onto the top of the loose threads.  A large pearl would also look fab.

3.  The added the pink ribbon bow with a velvet flower - Pink Carabella Roses posy.

4.  The Paper Butterfly:  before you do anything with it glue some wire to its back horizontally so that the butterfly can fly.  I used wire from the stem of a paper flower cut to just a little smaller than the width of the butterfly.  Let it dry before going further.  I did not do this &, as a result, the painting & decorating of the butterfly suffered.

5.  Spray or paint the butterfly - I used Dusty Pink acrylic paint & then added Platinum Stickles that I rubbed on with my finger.  You could use glitter, flitter flakes or any other product that suits you.  Distress ink could also be used.

6.  Add some pearls or small beads to the antennae & the body.

7. When everything is dry you can attach the butterfly & bend the wings up to fly.

8.  I also added a tiny key chain - not sure why!

9.  A shabby chic project must have some lace - I used the new Flower lace & cut it apart lengthwise & just added it to the tails.

Of course you could do something simpler but I think this is probably one of the ultimate shabby chic embellishments.

Products:

Hope I have inspired you

Bye for now
 Meg

Parisian Gardens collection cards and tag

Megs garden Parisian Gardens collection is so very pretty
I made a step card,tag and one other with part of Megs gorgeous doily

I love this range so much and this pretty purple paper I did a digi download
for extra paper,i cut extra flowers and molded them  a little for more dimension



Gift tag


Step card





Thanks for taking the time to stroll through Megs Gardens collections and
don't forget to check out what the other DT members create.
Cheers Trish