21 September, 2017

Two Simple Journals by Margaret Mifsud - Part #2

Hello sweet visitors and welcome to the Garden.  So nice of you to drop by.

So, this is part two of my 'Two Simple Journals' posts.
If you would like to take a look at Part#1, HERE is the link.

These are the two books I created using Megs Garden's lovely papers.
In this post I will share with you the booklet on the right .. my writer's Journal.  This is the little book I will use to practice my hand writing.  As I said in Part#1, I used to have a reasonably neat hand but, over the years, that has deteriorated quite badly so now I need to practice to get it back up to scratch.

The inspiration for this booklet came from Astrid Maclean of Astrid's Artistic Efforts.  Astrid, like me, loves to make all kinds of booklets and, lately, she has been working with the Eileen Hull die.  Unfortunately, I don't have that die so I had to make mine by hand but I did use that book as inspiration for my design.
The papers used for this Journal are all from the A4, digital version of the 'In the Watercolour Garden' Collection.
As I wanted a reasonably soft cover, I simply made it from cardstock.  I used black for the outside cover and kraft for the inside.  The finished book, when closed, measures 4.75" x 8.5".
 I glued a piece of chipboard behind the spine on the inside cover for extra strength, punched the holes, threaded the elastic through those holes and simply knotted it at the back.   I then glued the two covers together.
 As with the first Journal, this one doesn't have much in the way of embellishment.  As this is also a work book, I didn't want anything three dimensional getting in the way.  Besides, these papers have such lovely graphics on them that I really didn't want to cover them up.
For the front cover though, I did add a Tim Holz door knob and some stamping.  I also fussy cut a second butterfly to give it a little bit of dimension.


I really love the graphic on this paper .. simply stunning!!
The inside cover and the first signature.
I added a pocket on the inside front cover and added some faux stitching with a gel pen at the top.  The 'lace' is simply a strip cut from the edge of a paper doily. 

 The pocket will house a small booklet which will mainly be used for any hints and notes that I may find and wish to keep.  I added more faux stitching around the edge of the paper.
 There are three signatures in this booklet ..
 I cut some pages from a cheap exercise book for the inside, made a cover for each signature and stapled them together.  Each one loops under an elastic band in the spine of the outer cover.  This way, as I fill them up, I can create new signatures and  replace them.
 Added a strip of washi tape at the edge of the signature to give the spine a bit more strength.  The only other bit I did was to add the quote.  As I said before, these papers have the most gorgeous graphics they really don't need any enhancement.
Back of the first signature and front of the second.
Love this music paper .. so gorgeous!!
All I did here was to add the quote.
Back of the second signature and front of the third.

I simply had to use this paper again .. I love it so .. and I only added the quote.  After taking this photo, I did add that strip of washi tape to the spine though, for added strength and continuity.
Back of the third signature and inside back cover.
 This is the most gorgeous background paper .. I didn't add anything because I didn't want to spoil it.  Love it just as is.
 As on the inside front cover, I just added some stenciling with Distress Ink.

A little metal embellishment on the back ..
.. and Voila!!
My work book is complete!!

  Have a look at:  Margaret's Video

I hope you like my little book and I'm sure you will agree with me that those papers are simply stunning!!!!  If you'd care to take a look at all of the gorgeous papers available in the Garden HERE is the link.  While you're there, why not take a look at all the fabulous products in store .. I know you will find something that you cannot bear to be without!!  LOL!!

Why not also take a further stroll through the Garden.  There is some wonderful inspiration to be had from the fabulous creations by my Teamies.

Thank you so much for dropping by today and, whatever you have planned .. do it well, do it safe and enjoy your day!!

Take care and God Bless.
oxox Marg

19 September, 2017

Butterfly Kisses ~ In the Watercolour Garden

Hello fellow scrappers, Mary here and today I would like to share a layout using the gorgeous "In The Watercolour Garden Range "
The Pattern reminded me of Lilac , Growing up the family home had heaps of Lilac bushes so when they were in flower we always had vases and jugs filled with Lilac in the home. So this reminded me of my Mother.
The layout is of my Mother and Granddaughter. I know this photo is a favourite of my Granddaughters so I thought it would be nice to document a special moment between them.

Butterfly Kisses


I have cut the Butterly Kisses sentiment  & the large Butterfly from the Cut and Create sheet. I used the lilac flowers from my Mum's craft stash and then added Ribbons , the gold  Butterfly charm and also added a couple of diamente pieces in the cluster  The flower edged organza ribbon is so delicate and pretty,  apart from the flowers from my Mothers stash everything else is from Megs Store.
In the bottom corner I have placed the large butterfly on the wide Organza ribbon and added some Pearl trim


a couple of close ups for you


I hope I have inspired you to document special moments with the gorgeous Papers and embellishments that Megs Store has to offer .
Until next time Happy Creating
Mary x


16 September, 2017

In the Watercolour Garden Album

Hello, everyone!

Veronika here to share my  new album with papers from In the Watercolour Garden collection
from Meg's Garden. Please, do not forget that you can find this collection in digital and paper version.
The size of this album is 21x21 sm. The cover of the album was made from combination of cotton fabric and soft pink eco leather. All papers inside were stiched by hands and decorated with papers from Meg's Garden and different die-cutting elements.
















And the back of this album


Please check this awesome In the Watercolour Garden collection
here in Meg's Garden.
Best regards,
Veronika

14 September, 2017

Audrey Doll Tag


Hello everyone! Today I have a tag to share with you. I bought a few of the Julie Nutting doll stamps a while ago, and I haven't used them for ages. As I had some left over papers from some projects, I thought it would be a great way to use both!

Firstly, I stamped the image twice and die cut them out using the coordinating dies. I stamped the dress onto left over Lavande paper and the face and legs section onto text paper. To colour the face and arms I used copic markers E000, E000, E11 and R20. To colour her hair I used E50, E55, E57 and E59.

To accent areas of her dress, I used copic markers BV000, BV11 and V17. I did some random stamping of butterflies and script over her dress to add some texture. I coloured her waist band in using some clear wink of stella. These flowers are from my stash, and they complement the doll and the papers.

I used the same skin tones to colour her legs. I used a black copic marker and the clear wink of stella to colour her shoes.

Some ribbon, seam binding and butterflies complete the tag.

Supplies:

Meg's Garden : Lavande Collection and White Flowers on Green



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