Saturday, February 18, 2012

Vintage Memory Book - Meg's Garden

All products for this project can be purchased from 

This month Meg gave the DT members a challenge for February, to create something either Vintage, Victorian or Parisian.

“Vintage Memory Book”
Created using a Kaisercraft wood album, painted with Gesso, and aged using various mediums. I have left the pages blank to show the gorgeous detail in each of the papers. The papers used come from several different card makers, paper packs, available through Meg's Garden. Envelopes were added, which would be perfect for holding memorabilia, photographs or journaling. Paper doilies were used to decorate, as well as, beautiful guipure laces and fussy cut elements from various Meg’s Garden papers. A range of flowers were used, and other trinkets. 

The envelopes I used in this album, are a heavy duty and a high quality so they will stand up to the test of 'time' (sorry there was no brand as they have been in my stash for some time).  The envelopes were perfect to create journal/memorabilia pockets throughout the album, or even to hold extra photographs.  Eyelets are important, so the envelopes do not tear over time.

Megs Garden Products Used:
Various Papers from Card Makers Sets
Several Laces
Various Ribbons
Chipboard Frame (aged via crackle medium, paint and inks)
Vintage Images
Paper Doilies
Tim Holts Tickets
Pearl Strand

Other Products:
Friskas Punch
Hand-dyed variegated silk ribbon
Cheery Lynn Designs dies
Distress Ink
Crackle Medium
Various Paints


Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning project!! Love each and every page of it, so many gorgeous little details,LOVE it!!!

Adriana B said...

Wow Sandie, love your vintage book, love the envelopes with the doilies, such a great idea to hold things, totally super :)

Adriana B said...

Sandie, you have created such a beautiful book, love the envelopes with doilies, so vintage :)

Lean said...

This is so sweet lovely colors and work!

Carole said...

Absolutely stunning Sandie, so much beautiful detail, LOVE it all! Carole xoxo

Gerry van Gent said...

Sandie, what a stunning work! Just love how beautiful everything looks! Well-done, my friend!
Hugs ~Gerry~

Christina C. said...

OMG....I am blown away! Your work is AMAZING.....BEAUTIFUL WORK OF ART! I adore those gorgeous papers and you have showcased them beautifully with all those magnificent details......breathtaking!!!!!!!

Maggie Armstrong said...

That is an exquisite album. The lace around the envelopes looks amazing, I'll bet this was fun to put together!

Gayle said...

Beautiful Sandie !! I love every page and especially love what you have done with the envelopes. Stunning project. xx

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

This is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing all of the beautiful pics!
Huggies ~

zitruseis said...

A very beautiful Book !!!
I like it soooo much!

Kathy Sheely said...

Such a beautiful project! Love the envelopes and the gorgeous lace....such a wonderful keepsake!

Teresa said...

Stunning work, you really are talented. xx

Lisa S. said...

It was a treat to see all of the pages and the amount of detail you put into each one. What a treasured keepsake you have created.