Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Meg's Garden

Today I'm sharing a page as GD for Meg's Garden, 
using a brand new collection of papers 
designed by Denise Boddey, the Damask Garden Collection. 
  I used “Damask in shades of green”

The papers are a delight to create with and lend themselves
 to many different styles.  
I've chosen to use a vintage photo as I think 
the muted grey/greens of this paper 
work superbly with the delicate frock and the bobbed hair style.
I chose the Bluey/purple colours as a foil for the delicate damask tones.
The extra strip was used to fussy cut some of 
the leaves to create the vine along the right.
I chose a textured alphabet cardstock to mat with, 
because Maris was a teacher for years. 
That long ago it was rare for a married woman to continue to teach. 
 She also had a family of five to care for.
The chipboard M was coated with gesso, then dabbed randomly 
with Glimmer mist and Gold paint to give an antique look.
The same treatment was used on the ornate corner frame 
and I added some seed beads as well.
This page was inspired by the sublime work of Heather Jacobs.
If you have not seen her Art, do yourself a favour and pop over to her blog.
I also made a card with paper from the new collection.
The flowers are fussy cut from P6368 "Blue and cream damask"
Apart from the texture paste background, some beads and ribbon,
I wanted to keep the card relatively simple to allow the flowers to shine.
The inside of the card.
Extensive journalling is on the back of the layout, 
so the papers and the design take centre stage.


  1. The card is GORGEOUS & the layout blows me away...perfection & SOOOO different from your CAS page, clever girl you......the subtle colours & how you've played with them here.....YUM!!!!

  2. Wow Helen...I absolutely love this vintage page and your card! The page is just so elegant and love the fussy cut bits,along with the chippies and metal accent! So, so beautiful! The blue and green combination is just perfect!

  3. Such a delightful page, great photo to scrap as well, you have done an awesome work with the papers :)

  4. Oh WOW!!!!! Absolutely Gorgeous creations Helen. Not sure what else to say, they are both incredible gorgeous....Love them both!! x

  5. Your layout is just BeaUtiful Helen. A gorgeous photo, love the style of those days. You have showcased the photo to perfection. Loving your beautiful card as well
    Mary x

  6. Stunning page, Helen! love the color combo and all the die-cuts around very special!

  7. Your page is so beautiful. I love your fussy cutting and the embellishments that make this such a beautiful vintage page.

  8. What a beautiful page! Very tastefully done!
    And inside framed card bravo! Always hard to make out the inside))))))