26 August, 2016


Hello and Welcome to Meg's Garden Blog.
 Mary here to share with you the layout I created with the gorgeous new range of papers "Vintage Journal". I have to say that I am never disappointed when I open my box of goodies from Meg's Garden. 
I couldn't wait to get started as I love creating Vintage Pages.

Uncle Sam looking mighty dandy

I have used Vintage Journal Collection 02 for my layout, how gorgeous is this paper ! The photo is of a Uncle of mine,
I cut the image from The Vintage Journal Cut and Create Paper of the gentleman standing with his umbrella , how perfect, they are almost standing identical .

A bit of a close up below for you.

 At the left hand corner of my photo I have added a beautiful copper coloured organza ribbon that was in the kit Meg sent me,  it adds a softness to the layout and is the perfect colour to pick up the vintage colours in the paper.
I also added another two of images from the Vintage Journal Cut And Create under my photo mat to add layers and colour ~ check out the images below  ~ divine.

I made a base for my photo from old packaging and treating it with gesso and dried tea leaves. A technique I saw on Marta's YouTube. Gives lovely texture. I rubbed Vintage Photo distress ink over it and around the edges.I then placed a Squibble die cut on top and then my photo. I really like the dimension this gives also.

I embossed some chippies I had in my stash and added some thread and stamping to my page.
I hope I have inspired you to pop over to Megs Shop and get yourself this beautiful range to create with.
Until next time
Happy creating


  1. Stunning masculine page Mary. Love the vintage look and love the textures created with the tea leaves .. brilliant!! You have used these beautiful papers to perfection. xx

  2. Love this Mary,awesome male LO

  3. Amazing page Mary, I love the way you used the textures!!

  4. Totally amazing...love the bg with the tea leaves & how that image fits in the corner! LOVELY page:):)

  5. Mary this is fantastic and love what you did with the old packaging :) Lovely lovely layout

  6. Thanks so much Lizzy and Liz
    Mary x