02 March, 2014

Garden of Dreams by Sue Smyth

Hello Bloggers
This is Sue's first posting to the Blog & we welcome her

'Garden of Dreams 
By Sue Smyth 

'Hello bloggers, this is my first post as a Meg's Garden design team
member. I am so thrilled to be here and those that know me
will know I love flowers and frills, so I should be right at

I loved the iron fencing on this paper and thought straight away of a garden
with a fairy in it. Of course the photo is of  my daughter, now a lot older, but still
she was my little fairy back then.

To start with I have fussy cut the gate and layered over the top of the 
image on the bottom. This way I could make the gate
seem a little further up the page.

I love to alter papers, even when they are as nice the Damask Garden Collection.
I have splattered a little purple Glimmer mist and White dylusions over the surface 
to add depth to the background.

I love to coil the wire on paper roses and dab them with 
a little gesso to soften the look.

I have cut out the striped flowers in the Damask labels. I like to roughly
cut them out first, then use a dry glue stick to adhere
the shape to smooth white cardstock.

Then I fussy cut the image, this makes the element sturdy and 
you can attach it to your layout with less 3 D foam tape.
Ink the edges with black ink to disguise the white card on the sides.
I have done this for the vines at the top right of the 
layout too.

I have sprayed the chipboard gate with black spray paint, then covered with Dimensional magic
while wet I added micro beads. Allow to dry, then
swipe with gesso to bring up the texture of the micro beads

I have trimmed the tassels of the band and adhered them to the rail of 
the gate. 

Meg's Garden Products 

Other items
Edward Relief Door Chipboard
Sophia Mimi dies
pearls & lace 
Glimmer mists and black ink
Muslin and gesso

Happy Crafting 
Cheers Sue'

What a start to the team - well done Sue. Love all the fussy cut flowers & butterflies & also the coils of wire from the flowers - they really add another dimension to the page along with the black chipboard gate.  Great description of what you did & why - thanks.
Kind regards


  1. A beautiful page with all the fussy cutting and layering…lovely work :D

  2. wonderful page and love the fuzzy cutting too :)

  3. beautiful work , woven with love, stunning details x