Sunday, November 27, 2011

Megs Garden - "Summer Memories Layout"

My next project for Megs Garden is my “Summer Memories” Layout.  The papers are so nice to work with, do call on over and check out the various collections that are available “here”, there are plenty to oogle over. 
This photograph is of my younger brother (Paul – now deceased) and me - a memory I still very much treasure.  I can still remember the day the photograph was taken; it was so hot my hair kept sticking to my head!!  I of course, did not mind the attention of the photographer fussing about over my hair!  I do vividly remember the both of us fidgeting a lot, and alas, why we have toys in the photo with us....
I remember, that pretty pink dress – it was something my Pop brought for me, though I never wore it again.  I also remember after the photo session was over, Paul and I both jumped into our paddling pool to cool off...somewhere in my photo collection there is even a photograph of that..... LOL

Sadly, my photographs (no matter how I tried) would not show some of the detail.  Around the edge of this layout is a gathered ruffle of tulle, and also beneath the photogrpah - it looks so pretty, and certainly compliments the papers I’ve used.  The edges of the paper were distressed/inked, and torn in places - hand-dyed laces were placed beneath each tear.
German Scrap border originally arrived in my DT package as white – I used distress inks to colour the border, placing it on 3-dimensional foam pads around the outer edge to add a different element of dimension. 
Megs Garden has a wonderful, large collection of paper doilies and I just had to add one beneath my photograph.  Again, the square doily was coloured with distress inks.  Some Cheery Lynn Designs die-cut flourishes, leaves and borders were added, with more coloured lace poking out beneath the borders.   
The papers I used – Embossed Silk & Saturn, and Time Zones, I fussy cut different flowers and elements from each paper, inked and curled up edges, before adding the cut elements using dimensional foam, to the flowers on the original paper.  Megs Garden roses were scattered ‘here and there’ and a pile of die cut leaves were added.  I did not adhere the leaves totally down, but left areas that curled upwards.  Pins of Jewels were added to the large MegsGarden rose, which I added some stamens too, and coloured using glimmer mist.

Do call over to Megs Garden and check out the huge range of delightful products there are on offer... and also to the Megs GardenBlog, to see what the other Design Team members have come up with for their challenge of “summer’....
Megs Garden Products
Time zones 12 X 12 Paper
Embossed Silk & Satin 12 X 12 Paper
German Scrap - Fleur border
Off White Open Rose
Ivory Paper Roses
Time Zones A4 Paper
Travel Labels A4 Paper
Pins of Jewels
Lace L28970 & L29220
Paper Lace Doilies: Square & Circle
Tim Holts Distress Inks: Forest Moss, Victorian Velvet, Walnut Stain
Cheery Lynn Designs dies: Olive Leaves, Lace Rose & Flourishes, Border Carnival.
Tim Holts Alterations: Vintage Market Alphabet
Tulle & Stamens – Spotlight
Tattered Angels glimmer mist: Pink Bubblegum & Suede


ferrellgraph-x said...

This is such a beautiful way to forever capture a memory! I'm sure it brings you much delight to remember playing as children :)
Kindest regards,

Paper Princess said...

Oh Sandie you did it again. Such a precious memory and photo and a beautiful layout to showcase. Well done. x

Adriana B said...

Sandie, your layout is so awesome, love all the details of flowers and doilies,..... great summer page :)

crazyQstitcher said...

Sandie the flowers look as if you have just picked them from your garden.
It is a beautiful reminder of your youth.

emma said...

stunning, thanks for entering it in the CBN challenge, good luck xx