Saturday, January 28, 2012

Meg's Garden - The Color Room Palette #95

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 am 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 #95 - 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 "French Bird Cage" paper from the "Le Belle Jardin" Collection.  The photograph is the last 'family' photograph taken of us three children together, and of course has special meaning to me.  

The "Special Memories" (IDP0013) chipboard sign is from Imaginarium Designs - which was inked in black distress ink, and then a nice coat of Glossy Accents added.

I fussy-cut the flower elements from the paper, inking all the edges and rolling into shape using a skewer - including the leaves.  I really enjoy doing my fussy-cut elements like this as it leaves a realistic dimension.  Tiny pearl beads were added to the centre of the flowers.  Other flowers which came with my DT pack, were glimmer misted, and inked.  Pins of Jewels (make your own variety from Meg's Garden) were also added.  The lace border around whole layout is a pretty German Scrap border, which was coloured using distress inks. The guipure lace around the outer edge of the photograph mount is also coloured using distress inks.

Products Used:
Papers: French Bird Cage 12 X 12 & Card Maker Pack
Le Belle Jardin Labels
Pins of Jewels
German Scrap

Flowers - Roses Lge, Med, Small
 All available from Meg's Garden Website
Distress Inks
Glimmer Mist
Imaginarium Designs Chipboard
K & Co Butterfly


HarmonySweetpea said...

This is so lovely.Really like the way you did your journalling too.

Shayne Simpson Geraldton W.A. said...

very beautiful and the memories are special as you have shown with all the love put into this design.

Adriana B said...

Gorgeous flowers Sandie, your flowers always look so real, awesome layout love the frame around the photo, love it all :)