Saturday, January 21, 2012

Meg's Garden - The Color Room, Palette #94

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 

Gayle 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 joining 'The Color Room" challenges each week...

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.

 My layout this week is inspired by the beautiful "Green Toile" paper from the "La Belle Gardin" paper collection.  The photograph is of 'me' as a baby with 'Patchie' the dog I grew up with - we were so close growing up.  It broke my heart when she passed away.  As the journaling expresses - she will be forever in my heart.  The 'tale' of us growing up, is written on the back of the layout. 
The background (grey) cardstock was sprayed with Glimmer Mist in 'Gold'.  The roses were all inked using 'Scattered Straw' distress ink, and also glimmer misted.  I used the sewing machine to add stitch marks, then used a thick embroidery thread to add the stitches.  To add a little character to the roses, I wound jewellery making wire around a skewer to create coils.  

The 'forever' title is one I have had in my stash for quite some time.  I wanted it to stand out, but not overly. I hunted through my stash and discovered  a fine (and I mean really fine) glitter in 'white'. The glitter picks up the colours in the layout.  The glitter I used is from my porcelain doll making days, so I doubt whether it would be still be available today.

Products Used: 
Papers:  Green Toile 12 X 12 & Card Maker Pack
La Belle Gardin Labels
Pins of Jewels
Flowers - Roses Lge, Med, Small
All available from Meg's Garden Website
Distress Inks
Glimmer Mist
Vintage Doily


Adriana B said...

Sandie this is so beautiful, love the photo so cute and all the details around it, the flowers look so really :) :)

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Karmeleiro said...

This's a gorgeous LO!!

Stampin D Amour said...

WOW!!! Love it! xo

-pamela :)