23 August, 2012

Bliss LO by Cathy


Cathy creates with some of the Le Belle Jardin Collection for a LO and card.. so yummy.

'This month I was inspired to create a Summery LO and card using papers from La Belle Jardin Collection, which have beautiful red, pink and green tones. Bring on Summer.. it's been quite chilly here in Brisbane!!'


'I started by punching some strips of the French Bird Cage paper with a border punch to frame my background paper.  I then fussy cut and used some metal dies to cut out a butterfly, some leaf flourishes and a beautiful doily die from the paper and layered them around my photo.  In amongst the layering I have used some of the Dusty Attic flowers and flowers cut from the lace.

 I love the Tim Holtz metal embellishments and used the clock face which I painted with gesso and highlighted with Viva precious metal colour to tone in with my LO and attached some pretty heart and key charms to my twine.

The background was created with a Crafter's Workshop stencil and gesso.  While the gesso was still wet, I sprinkled it with some glitter glass to create some lovely texture.


The smaller 6x6 papers and ATC papers are perfect for carmaking.  Here I used the Le Belle Jardin and Pink Passion ranges which went beautifully with the French Vintage Couples ATC's to make a romantic vintage card.  I created some softness with muslin and the pretty paper doilies which I layered with some fussy cut flowers, then topped it off with a couple of the Dusty Attic paper flowers.

Meg's Garden product:
Le Belle Jardin Collection - French Bird Cage - P6297
Le Belle Jardin 6x6 paper pk S112
Pink Passion 3407
Vintage French Couples ATC's - ATC035
Forget Me Not tag - TR107
Dusty Attic flowers - grassy knoll
Tim Holtz clock faces, Heart and Key charms
Paper doily - 10cm,Lace 3cm

Other product:  Fabscraps and Crate Paper pp's, White cardstock, KandCo chipboard word, Cheery Lyn & Dienamics metal dies, Martha Stewart border punch, glitter glass, glass beads, Prima bling, gesso, Viva precious metal colour, twine, Carolee Creations tiny alphas, muslin

Thanks for stopping by.
Cathy :)) '

They are fabulous projects Cathy - well done
Terrific idea to use glass glitter in the gesso - looks amazing & what a texture

Bye for now


  1. totally stunning page, so love that glitter with texture paste, fabulous :)

  2. Such pretty work Cathy !! Love the "romantic" card and your LO is gorgeous, I especially like how you have "prettied up" the mask by sprinkling it with glitter glass. xx

  3. Wowzer Cathy! this is like a bowl of strawberries and cream, totally yummo! really love the glass glitter effect on gesso. The card is such a pretty one, full of old-worldly charm and romance! xoxo

  4. Oh Cathy these are really spectacular!

  5. Amazing, so many wonderful things to look at, love all the techniques you used!