21 August, 2014

Double-Page Layout & Card by Nicole Doiron

Hello Meg's Garden followers!

Nicole here, and I am so thrilled to be newly part of the amazing Meg's Garden Design Team!

And I am just as thrilled to share with you my first creations as DT using 
the beautiful Gentlemen and Correspondence collections.

This double-page layout is very special to me as it features pictures of 
my maternal grandparents who unfortunately are no longer of this world since my adolescence.  
Pepere and Memere Allard were such exceptional people and my family (my mom, brother, lots of aunts, uncles and cousins) misses them all still.  They will live within each and every one of us forever.
What better way to give them tribute than to include into my he(ART).

Here is a close-up of the left side:

and the right side:

The Gentlemen collection is very vintage and elegant 
and the patterns and colors went perfectly with these old photos.
I added some quotes from other pattern paper that I thought fit well the theme of my layout.

For all of you who love Meg's Garden, you know that she offers a large variety of exquisite flowers, leaves and accents including the gorgeous large white Lotus flower.

I used white cardstock as my background and added some stenciling with molding paste and then sprayed it with mist to give it an aged look.  I tucked in little pieces of cheesecloth and silver mesh ribbon.  
And, as I normally do (you will see that I do this on practically all my shabby-style work), 
I dabbed some white paint all over to soften everything up.

 This lovely butterfly was cut out of one of the many Collage Art images available at Meg's Garden.
I added a bit of bling to it by cutting off a strip of the Square Silver Diamante Trim and sticking it in the center of the butterfly.  I've also added several squares of the trim throughout my layout, as you can see on most close-up images.

My favorite of all the Meg's Garden stash I've received as part of my DT kit are the Heirloom fabric flowers.   The ones I used on my project are the Latte ones, but they come in several different colours, all beautiful from one to the next.

 And one last close-up...

As a bonus project, I used up some more of the Gentleman collection mixed with a little piece of Correspondence papers to create this birthday card.

I love the blue touches of the 'A Traveling Gentleman' sheet which I've matched with a single Cherry Blossom flower, two adorable blue Small Roses and some small Rose Leaves.

Once again, I cut out this blue butterfly from the Collage Art Butterflies ATC paper.  
I cut out a piece of the Round Silver Diamante Trim and added a tiny blue gem in the centre.

 And some gorgeous Lace Trim to finish it off...


I hope that you have enjoyed my shabby chic/romantic style first post here at Meg's Garden
and that you will come visit my blog, Scrap-Utopia, to see more of my creations!

List of supplies from Meg's Garden Shop
Gentleman (P6407)
A Gentleman on Time (P6410)
A Gentleman's Automobile (P6411)
A Traveling Gentleman (P6409)
Letter from Tucson 1909 (P6403)
Lotus White Flower (098wh)
Latte Heirloom 4cm (9317lat)
Copper Paper Leaves (med copper)
Copper Paper Leaves Small (sm copper)
Rose Leaves 3cm (da0962)
Mini Rosebuds white 1cm (gt-wh)
Small Roses white 2 cm (008wh)
Small Roses blue 1.5cm (gil523)
Cherry Blossoms (cherry)
Round Silver Diamante Trim (RBY28)
Square Silver Diamante Trim (RBY48)
Lace 3.5cm off white (L2902)
Clock lg flat back (c69)


  1. Both projects are stunning Nicole. Your use of embellishments showcase the papers and the photos beautifully!

  2. Stunning debut Nicole!! Your layouts are so beautiful, just love the vintage look and your flower clusters are gorgeous!! The card is gorgeous as well and I love the butterflies on both projects. Beautifully done!! ox

  3. These are great NIcole! love that double layout.

  4. Nicole, these a just beautiful ,the colours are amazing the photo is stunning love, love these