Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Meg's Garden - The Color Room, Palette #93

For the month of January, Meg’s Garden has sponsored ‘The Color Room’.  Each week during January, one of the design team members will each be featured, as ‘guest designers’.   The design team members were sent an amazing selection of the new collection of papers designed by Denise Ann, called “Le Belle Jardin”. Also, included was the most elegant selection of embellishments.  I really should have taken a photograph of the box of goodies when it arrived - it was to 'drool' over - yummy, yummy, yummy!

Meg’s Garden of papercraft delights is a dynamic Australian internet based company which thrives on providing a unique product range of papers, accessories & ephemera to its customers.  The philosophy of the company is to be a trendsetter with new & gorgeous products; to make the store an inspirational haven, by creating an image so that the customer can come in, stroll through the garden & fill the garden basket with ideas.

The papers are Australian designed & Australian printed by Designs Galore (a wholesale company owned by Meg’s Garden).   The embellishments & ephemera are sourced from local & overseas markets in order to provide a fabulous range with which to accessorize & complement the papers for collage, scrapbooking & all other papercraft projects. 

The new Collection, just published this January, is The Belle Jardin Collection of papers. It is designed by Denise Ann & this Collection reflects the aim of the Company – ‘the papers are just gorgeous & so elegant’.  The accessory pack of Elements has been carefully chosen - it is a pack of ‘loveliness’.
Come Stroll through the Garden

You can find 'The Color Room' ning site "here".  Come over and join in the fun of the challenges, and see all the 'other' beautiful interpretations of the colour palette's, and sketches.  There really is some seriously wonderful inspiration to be found on 'The Color Room' ning site..

My layout for palette #93 is of my Mother when she was 20, taken in Sydney on her honeymoon.  For the life of me, I cannot remember the entertainers name, but he was and still is quite a well known/popular person for that era.  I will update this once I get the name from my Mother.... :-)

The papers used in my layout are from the "La Belle Jardin" collection - in particular, I used "Rose Collage" and the "Eau De Cologne" papers - this was perfect for the palette colours this week. Lots of fussy cutting of the pretty flowers, leaves and other elements to bring my page to life.  I layered the flowers, curling the leaves after using "Victorian Velvet" distress ink around all edges.  The middle of each flower, I added pearls of varying sizes and teamed with some miniature beads - this was 'very' fiddly, but I love the results.

Small portions of a pretty "German Scrap" border was placed in areas around the distressed paper, framing the photograph.  The photograph is nestled upon some guaze which I inked with various colours to age it a little.  Pins of Jewels (The green heart pin in below photograph) added a little more character to the page.

Denise is the design team member being 'featured' this week in 'The Color Room'. Do call on over and view the other Design Team members blogs, and view their interpretations of palette #93 - Gayle, Adriana, and Denise. ...and, do not forget to call on over to the Meg's Garden Blog to see other beautiful creations and interpretations...or join in the fun yourself, by joinging 'The Color Room" challenges each week...

 Products Used: 
Papers:  Rose Collage & Eau De Cologne
Pins of Jewels
German Scrap
All available from Meg's Garden Website

Other Products:
Distress Inks
Tiny Beads


Adriana B said...

Gorgeous page Sandie, love the flowers with the pearls in side them , beautiful.
LOve your new designed blog , so pretty and unique, love it :)

Gerry van Gent said...

Stunning work, Sandie! TFS!
Hugs ~Gerry~

Maggie Armstrong said...

Gosh - that must have taken you ages to do Sandie! Worth it for the amazing result though. Busy girl this month aren't you?!

Stampin D Amour said...

Hi Sandie - WOW! This is so gorgeous!!! You always make beautiful creations! xo

-pamela :)