19 September, 2017

Butterfly Kisses ~ In the Watercolour Garden

Hello fellow scrappers, Mary here and today I would like to share a layout using the gorgeous "In The Watercolour Garden Range "
The Pattern reminded me of Lilac , Growing up the family home had heaps of Lilac bushes so when they were in flower we always had vases and jugs filled with Lilac in the home. So this reminded me of my Mother.
The layout is of my Mother and Granddaughter. I know this photo is a favourite of my Granddaughters so I thought it would be nice to document a special moment between them.

Butterfly Kisses


I have cut the Butterly Kisses sentiment  & the large Butterfly from the Cut and Create sheet. I used the lilac flowers from my Mum's craft stash and then added Ribbons , the gold  Butterfly charm and also added a couple of diamente pieces in the cluster  The flower edged organza ribbon is so delicate and pretty,  apart from the flowers from my Mothers stash everything else is from Megs Store.
In the bottom corner I have placed the large butterfly on the wide Organza ribbon and added some Pearl trim


a couple of close ups for you


I hope I have inspired you to document special moments with the gorgeous Papers and embellishments that Megs Store has to offer .
Until next time Happy Creating
Mary x


16 September, 2017

In the Watercolour Garden Album

Hello, everyone!

Veronika here to share my  new album with papers from In the Watercolour Garden collection
from Meg's Garden. Please, do not forget that you can find this collection in digital and paper version.
The size of this album is 21x21 sm. The cover of the album was made from combination of cotton fabric and soft pink eco leather. All papers inside were stiched by hands and decorated with papers from Meg's Garden and different die-cutting elements.
















And the back of this album


Please check this awesome In the Watercolour Garden collection
here in Meg's Garden.
Best regards,
Veronika

14 September, 2017

Audrey Doll Tag


Hello everyone! Today I have a tag to share with you. I bought a few of the Julie Nutting doll stamps a while ago, and I haven't used them for ages. As I had some left over papers from some projects, I thought it would be a great way to use both!

Firstly, I stamped the image twice and die cut them out using the coordinating dies. I stamped the dress onto left over Lavande paper and the face and legs section onto text paper. To colour the face and arms I used copic markers E000, E000, E11 and R20. To colour her hair I used E50, E55, E57 and E59.

To accent areas of her dress, I used copic markers BV000, BV11 and V17. I did some random stamping of butterflies and script over her dress to add some texture. I coloured her waist band in using some clear wink of stella. These flowers are from my stash, and they complement the doll and the papers.

I used the same skin tones to colour her legs. I used a black copic marker and the clear wink of stella to colour her shoes.

Some ribbon, seam binding and butterflies complete the tag.

Supplies:

Meg's Garden : Lavande Collection and White Flowers on Green



Thanks so much for stopping by Meg's Garden today.

Hugs from Cathy




12 September, 2017

Two Simple Journals by Margaret Mifsud - Part #1

Hello lovely visitors and welcome to Megs Garden!  Thank you for dropping by today.

As you would have guessed by the Title, I am here to share two Journals with you.  Both have been created with some wonderful papers from Megs Garden.
I have used the A4 digital versions of two Collections ..  In the Watercolour Garden and Slightly Grunge, and I have also used papers from the Mini Book printed version of the Sherlock II Mini Book Kit.

These are the two books I created.

The journal on the left will be used for sketching and Mixed Media work and the one on the right I will use to practice my hand writing.  Believe me, I need lots of practice (LOL!!).  I used to have a reasonably neat hand but, over the years, it has degenerated quite badly so this little book will help  me to get it back in shape.  I hope!!!
Now, originally, I was going to show both books in the same post but found it would be way too big (lots of photos) so I have decided to do this in two parts.

In this post I will show you the Art Journal.
The idea and basic design of this Journal came from a You Tube video by Jen of Eve Designs.  It is a very easy book to make and Jen explains it very well so, if you would like to take a look, HERE is the link
I made my book from cardstock (it measures 5.5" x 8") and then decorated the cover by simply layering papers  and ephemera from the Mini Book Kit.   I added a little stamping and the flourishes in the corners were done with a Tim Holz Stencil and Distress Ink.
Punched an eyelet into the front cover and knotted a double length of twine through it and then attached the beads.  The twine simply wraps around the book and is looped through.  The weight of the beads help to keep it closed.
 The inside cover and the first signature. 

The paper on the inside cover is from the Slightly Grunge Collection.  All I have done here is added the stamps.  The grid and coffee stain are from Kaisercraft and the quote is from My Favourite Things.
As per the video, there are three signatures in this book (the inside pages are plain 160gm paper).  
 Each of these signatures has been sewn to the spine ..
.. and I have made a little cover for each of them.
The paper used for each of these covers is from the Sherlock II Mini Book Kit.  Again, the only thing added here are the stamps.
Back of the first signature and front of the second.
These papers have so much detail on them they would certainly stand on their own without any embellishment.  I have only added the stenciled flourishes here.  
 Again, all I have added here are the flourishes.  The postal stamp and faded script are all part of the papers. 
Back of second signature and front of third.
Sorry, but I have to keep repeating myself.  All I have added here is the flourish stencil.
 And, again, only added the stamp and the stencil.
 Back of the third signature and the inside back cover.
 Yep, just added the flourish!!
 The inside back cover is paper from the Slightly Grunge Collection as is the paper on the flap.  And .. again .. just added the splatter stamp and the flourish stencil.
The back cover of the journal has paper from the Mini Book Kit and .. wait for it .. all I added was the flourish stencil!!  LOL!!  Sorry!!
A closer look at the closure ..
 .. and a full frontal!!
As you've obviously noticed, (and I kept on, and on, and on, and on, telling you (LOL!!) ) there are no extra embellishments in this journal.  Firstly, as this will be a work book, I really didn't want anything  dimensional getting in the way.  Secondly, these papers are so detailed, I really didn't need to put anything more on them.  I added the stamps and stencil simply because I felt I should do some kind of embellishment even though it wasn't really necessary!!

I hope you like my little book and that I have inspired you to take a look at the video and make one for yourself using Megs fabulous papers.  Also, why not go and take a look at the fabulous range of other papers and embellishments available at Megs Garden.  I know you will find something that will be perfect for whatever you are creating.   And, if you're looking for more inspiration, why not also take a look at the fabulous creations by the rest of the Team.


Video of Journal


Thank you so much for dropping by to see my Art Journal.  I hope you will come back and take a look at the second journal as well.
Take care and God Bless.
Marg oxox

09 September, 2017

Just Pondering

Hello everyone,
Leanne here with you today.
I have created my layout with the beautiful patterned papers called In The Watercolour Garden. This is a photo of our fur baby.

These beautiful patterned paper plus trims & embellishments are available at Meg's Garden Online store. Be sure to stop by & check it out for all your crafty needs & start creating today.

Until next time.
Thanks for stopping by.
Have a wonderful day & happy creating.
Leanne