30 April, 2014

Bike Cogs again with Kerry-Jean

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I love what is often done with leftover paper & this is the perfect example:

'I had some of the Bike Cogs Mini Pack S121 left over so I put it to good use making this slightly more elaborate masculine card. 

The Small rectangular Parisian frame fr005 was painted black and then inked a little with copper and bronze versa ink. I coated it in clear embossing powder and ended up with some great texture and color effect. 
I wanted to have a bit  more of a flare to this card  so I cut out the background frame with the Silhouette Cameo and inked the edges. To break to blandness of the center I added a clock face from Old World Time 1037Old World Time 1037 and the metal charm.'

Fabulous card - well done Kerry-Jean.  Fantastic effect on the frame - looks like an old wrought iron piece. The Old World Clock & metal charm in the centre are perfect on the grey & beige background. The layers are gorgeous.

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29 April, 2014

Bike Cogs by Kerry-Jean

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We have focused on the Damask Garden papers & have not done very much with the other collection from Denise Boddey - The Bike Cogs Collection.  We correct that with the next 3 blogs.

Kerry-Jean uses the  Bike Cogs Mini Pack S121 to create this Easel card. 

'I seem to be drawn to making easel cards, I just love how they display themselves. And being able to get the silhouette with the chippies and the cutouts are great.


Other Products used for this card are 

wood embellishment & chippies 
flower market embellishment
Tim holtz Film strips'

Loving the easel cards & the way the design hanging off the card in space- well done Kerry-Jean.  The rust colour addition is perfect for these  papers - gives it a lift but also emphasises that cogs are sometimes grungy.

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28 April, 2014

Mixed Media from Guest Designer - Belinda Spencer

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Today we have a guest designer to our Design Team - Belinda Spencer does awesome work & she shows us how she uses 1 of the papers in the ART paper collection.

'I have created a layout and easel card so far using the Light Brown Crackles paper and the fabulous skeleton mesh.'

This is the paper she used Light Brown Crackles - the 12x12" on the layout & one of the squares from the 4x12" strip on the card

and the Skeleton Mesh - fabulous when frayed

How amazing her work!!  

Thank you so much Belinda - totally love what you have done. Would love to have you back anytime.

Bye for now

26 April, 2014

Fairy Spotters Journal from Sue

Fairy Spotters Journal  
By Sue Smyth 

Do you believe in Faries at the bottom of Garden?
This cute little journal is just perfect for those who believe.
I plan on giving this to a young lady who is collecting 
photos and cards of fairies.

I have started with a plain mini album 
and carefully cut an oval from the front cover.
Then just cover with Damask Garden papers, I like 
to use Gel medium to adhere the papers down securely.
Dry brush the edges with gesso and spritz with a contrasting glimmer mist.

I have added a Megs Garden chipboard frame.
First I have painted it with Gesso, several coats
gives a good finish.
Then I stamped Sepia archival ink with a 
text stamp all over the surface.
When dry cover with Dimensional Magic and sprinkle
a small amount of white glitter.

I have altered the gorgeous azalea flower, spray it with water
then either spritz carefully in the centre or 
do as I do, use a pipette to drop a small amount spray ink into the center.
The wet flower then wicks the colour out from the center
for a neat natural look.

When dry spray with spray adhesive 
and sprinkle with a little white glitter.

I have covered each of the panels inside the album with 
papers from the Damask Garden set.
Then matt fairy panels with Kraft cardstock and 
adhere to each panel 

Make sure you include some of the poems in the Fairy panels

Megs Garden Materials 

Added Materials 
Imaginarium wrought fencing
extra flowers & pearls
Kraft cardstock
Chipboard album 

Happy Crafting '

What a beautiful journal - well done Sue.  Totally love the effect of the pearls on the frame; thank you for your mini tutorial on how to colour the paper flowers - they are gorgeous & give a wonderful lift of colour to the cover.

Bye for now

24 April, 2014

Spring Garden LO from Nupur

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Meet Nupur Patel - this is her first project at Meg's Garden:

'Hello everyone!

Here rolls in the 1st  DT post @ Meg Garden

Thanks a ton Meg for this wonderful opportunity. Its truly a dream come true.

Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of Colours  there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night.
                                                        - Rainer Maria Rilke

Ah, spring! 
This season brings increasing daylight, 
warming temperatures, 
and the rebirth of flora and fauna.
So here's marking the beginning of spring.

After having looked at the products I could help myself but think over and over again.
Oh my gosh! such beautiful lively products 
and I couldn't help but create something more cheerful that would get a smile on ones face 
and here it is! 
The happy flowers dancing to the singing breeze.

I had so much fun using the MEG GARDEN products.

Products used: 

ATC Transparencies
Collage Transparency
Organza lace flower
Delicate Blue Composition
Fairy Viola stem - pale pink

Have a happy weekend!

Thanks for stopping by

A beautiful spring garden - well done Nupur.  The flowers are certainly dancing in this layout. Love the photo & its framing with fussy cutting. The addition of the transparency frame & clock are fantastic.

Bye for now

22 April, 2014

Two more Wedding Layouts

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This post will finish our Damask Garden Promo postings
The entire projects display is at Seriously Scrapbooking, 501 Goodwood Rd, Colonel Light Gardens, Adelaide.

There will be 2 classes there on Saturday 26th April - Adriana is in the morning & Denise is in the afternoon.  Please stop in to have a look at the projects IRL.

Denise's projects:

Adriana's LO

The papers lend themselves well to both modern & heritage

Beautiful Layouts - well done Denise & Adriana

Bye for now

21 April, 2014

Kerry-Jean's wedding LO

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'I mistakenly ordered some flowers but thought I would use them with Meg's Garden's new paper collection: Damask Garden. Using the Blue Belle Jardiniere P6380 and some old music script paper I had in my paper drawer I put together this. 

The frame is a Silhouette cut file which I ended up misting with Vintage photo ink and a bit on bronze over the top to give it that aged look. The Fairy Viola Pink flowers came as a sprig, one of which I pulled apart to frame the photo a bit more of my paternal grandmother on her wedding day. I really love the blue grey and pink. 

A beautiful page & what a happy bride - well done Kerry-Jean.  This collection has made itself very amenable to vintage wedding layouts.

Bye for now

19 April, 2014

Mini Accordion Book

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An accordion book using the Damask Garden papers shows how well the blues & greens in the collection work so well together   

Cover of the book. To make a transparency extremely effective, fold down on each side of the body. Score the folds & allow the wings to fly.  Double sided tape on the body attached the butterfly perfectly.  The bees wings were also folded up a little to give dimension.

Inside front cover & page 1 - the lady is my Great Grandmother. I love double mounting

 The accordion book has 6 pages - 2 inside the covers & 2 opposing pages.  To add more pages you can use cardstock pasted to the pages. The middle of the accordion book had flaps added to both pages using cardstock.

Inside the second flaps

Inside back cover - room for tags, music transparency & of course, some lace

Back cover which should never be ignored

Hope this gives you some ideas - I love the accordion book kits  - they just wait to be painted, embellished, papers added & more ....

Bye for now

18 April, 2014

Art on a Heart using the Damask Garden Papers

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Today we focus on another of the Damask Garden promo projects with an off the page projects:

'Art on a Heart'

Cut the chipboard to the size you want & sand the edges.  Trace the heart onto the patterned paper, cut & glue to the heart. The edges can be either distressed (here they were done with Faded Jeans blue) or painted. Punch holes in the tops to add ribbon. 

 A piece of lace was placed off centre, 3 flowers were fussy cut, curled, distressed & added to the heart using foam mounts. Diamante trim was added to the centres of the flowers & pearls glued into their centres. A jewelled pin was then added.

The final touches were labels cut from the Damask Garden paper which were mounted on chip with another piece of patterned paper & then tucked under the top of the lace & under the bottom flower. A piece of music transparency was also added for whimsy.

This is a pic of the chipboard before anything was done.  You are welcome to copy & paste this to do your own creation.  It can be made any size.

Could not have a promo without doing a couple of projects of my own.

Bye for now

16 April, 2014

Belle Chloe LO & card With Love from Annette

 Hello Bloggers

Annette shares 2 fabulous projects with us:

'hello all, 
Today I'm sharing 2 projects 
created for 
showcased in Adelaide recently.

my layout 

I have always loved this photo of my DGD  
it reminds me those beautiful  old fashioned post cards


"the eyes are the window of your soul"

grey cardstock background
trimmed 1cm of edges off  ...Blue & Cream Damask P6368

punched inked & distressed edges
cut smaller square of... Damask birds & Bees P 6370 
 repeated process
mount photo onto grey card distress edge
cut a strip of  Blue Bell Jardiniere P6380 & ‘V’ one end also cut out label

fussy cut flowers, leaves, bird plus label ink edges 

painted chipboard bird cage black, adhered bird on branch over..
Assemble page 
adding lace ribbon & centres  in flowers RBY36
a clear gem in flower centres for extra sparkle 

Finish with white roses 005wh & tiny rosebuds gt-wh & title 
Martha Gardener punch 
versa mark ink 
piece of ribbon

my card


card size 14.5 x 14.5 cm
cut paper  Framboise Fleur  P6371
distress edges & ink 
fussy cut flowers & leaves
Damask labels P6382

ink clock with olive & brown 
add gems, crystal leaf & bead 
tuck lace under leaves, flower & clock

tie soft bow  & tag with desired greetings 
versamark ink ... olive & bark 
gems.... prima 
(chippy clock, crystals, lace & peacock feather are from my stash) 

I'm sure you'll agree with me this paper collection is gorgeous 
Thanks for popping by 
Happy Scrapping 
Hugz Annette '

Both projects are stunning - well done Annette & thank you so much for sending them to us for the promo.  Your DGD is so beautiful & the LO has indeed used the photo beautifully. Your distressing, fussy cutting & layering fantastic.  The card is fabulous - the peacock feather perfect.

Bye for now

14 April, 2014

Damask Garden card from Kerry-Jean

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Kerry-Jean continues with our  The Damask Garden Collection promotion.  

'This has to be one of my favorite cards so far this year.

for my patterned paper and cut out the one of the pretty labels on the one paper in the collection. I also incorporated a piece of  French Writing Ephemera 3377 and More Butterflies Tr004 in the card.

I painted one of the Butterfly oval laser frame fr003 cream and inked the edges to age the frame a little bit. I also cut a pretty frame design on my Silhouette Cameo to put behind the frame.

Small Latte Paper Roses latte roses are a basic addition to the composition but I highlighted the with the Green paper leaves - sm gr leaves sm and added those very pretty Vintaj Woodland Leaf Charm p275 for a little bit of exquisite. 

I added the Coffee Burlap/Jute 38mm burco to break up with intense green in the background.

Beautiful card Kerry-Jean - well done.  Love all the layers, the 2  frames and the embellishments used.  The butterflies flittering on the card give it an ethereal effect; the woodland charms add another texture as does the burlap ribbon.  The dodo vine curls enhance the paper flower posies nicely with the gorgeous distressing around the edge.

Bye for now