Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Its my turn over on the Megs Garden Blog today and I thought why not create another canvas using Megs Garden Papers.

"Seasons Greetings Canvas"


I covered my 8x8" canvas with paper from the Noel & Music paper then added gold paint to the edges to blend the paper into the canvas more.

Cutting the Santa out of Santa & his compass paper I added foam tape to the back. I also cut the doves out the cut off strip from Noel & Music paper.

I cut some pieces of cheesecloth and coloured it with green spray adding it to the bottom of the canvas and building my flowers around it.

The chipboard window was painted white with touches of gold paint.

The chipboard word was painted and while still wet I dipped it in Glass glitter.

I little transparency butterfly finishes of the canvas 

Megs Garden Products Used

Santa & his Compass P6286

Noel & Music 3395 & cut off strip

Kiwi German Glass Glitter

Butterflies A4 transparency.

Other Products used

Green Tara flowers
Memory Maze chipboard
Spray mist
Kaiser paint

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Fabscraps Country Living

"Country Living"

How beautiful are these new papers from Fabscraps 

I have started with paper C62 008 Secret Garden 2 as my background, Ive inked the edges in a rustic brown, using a white ink pad a circle stamp & a checkers stamp I added a little texture to the background.

Matting the photo in C62 007 Secret garden 1 using the check side, then re mating it in a larger mat using a second sheet of secret garden 2, I have distressed the edges and added some doodling around the photo.

Cut a 1" strips out of secret garden 1 cut in half and flip one piece over, distress the edges and add some more doodling to the top ends tuck them in under the photo along with a paper doily, metal accent, and sticker from ST62 002 country living rounds.

Using a couple of small off cuts to create a small accent at the top of the page.

Using DC62 003 chipboard pack I have taken the shovel and rake out and painted them white then added some rusting powder leaving them to dry.

I have applied the same technique above with the title chipboard DC62 008

Finish off by adding some flowers and die cut leaves, along with a few extra embellishments.


Sunday, December 8, 2013

Green Tara Share No... 2

"Dream Believe Be Happy"

Again starting of at one end you will find Roses and a cherry blossom teamed up with self adhesive leave ribbon & crushed organza ribbon.

An Azalea flower takes center stage with a bunch of stamens, a rose and cherry blossom. I've tucked some burlap ribbon in along with some lace.

Raffia ribbon bow in 2 colours topped with a butterfly.

Another small cluster of flowers and stamens.

Washi tape has been torn up and the sides covered, a light coat of gesso applied to tone the colours done and the canvas sprayed with glimmer mist.

Green Tara products Used

White 5cm Azaleas CODE: FLA100WH
Ivory Apple Blossoms CODE: FDV044IV
Cherry Blossoms Cream CODE: FLC22C
2cm Rose Brown CODE: FDR009BR
2cm Rose Ivory CODE: FDR009IV
1 cm Roses Ivory CODE: FDR001IV
Stamen 60mm White CODE: ST042WH
Stamen 60mm Gold Pearl CODE: ST048GO

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Green Tara Share No..1

"Bright as a Flower"

This canvas is 4" x 12" I was given a pile of these canvas's from a friend, they are 12" by 4" so I have been creating gifts for friends.

Starting up one side of the canvas with have a white flower spray hidden behind an array of roses and cherry blossoms. Raffia has been tucked in behind the flowers to mimic the look of a bow along with some lace. 

As we go along the cluster of flowers grows to include more cherry blossoms, apple blossoms, gardenias and an azalea.

Up the other side and again a white flower spray has been used, cherry blossoms and apple blossoms along with more Raffia and lace.

Some tulle has been tucked in behind the paper and then heated with a heat gun to make it curl and shrink.

Green Tara Products used

5mm Raffia White CODE: RBJPWH
100mm Tulle Ivory 25m CODE: RB163IV
Flower Sprays White CODE: PFST1
Assorted 5cm Azaleas CODE: FLA100
White Apple Blossoms CODE: FDV044WH
Cherry Blossoms Pink CODE: FLC22P
1.5cm Roses Turquoise CODE: FDR003TU
1.5cm Roses Pale Pink CODE: FDR003PP
1.5cm Roses Hot Pink CODE: FDR003HP


Friday, December 6, 2013

Meg's Garden DT Share

Meg's Garden Design Team share

Today I thought I would try something a little different & decorate a couple of gift bags.

With a couple of dies and the beautiful Christmas papers from Meg's Garden they turned out way better than I expected they would. I also popped another Christmas card in as well.


Starting with the card today.

Here I have used 2 different papers 

Cutting the tree out of Oh Christmas Tree paper strip and popping some foam dots on the back to make it sit above the rest of the card.

From Tis Christmas Time new collection I used Christmas plaid strip to cover my card.

Cutting a few flowers out of the left over strip paper to decorate one of the corners.

Memory Maze chipboard words covered in gesso the glass glitter in gold.

I used a few of the off cuts from the papers to cover a chipboard banner and added some green tara trim.


White Gift bag.

Using the Christmas & the Tree A4 collage sheet I cut a santa out and added foam dots to the back to make him pop, I also cut some christmas fern & leaves from A berry Merry Christmas paper and popped them under the edge of santa.

Using a Tanya Leigh Designs transparency circle to help form part of the title. and added a Green Tara ribbon bow and beads to the top corner.

Lots of beautiful flowers from Green Tara


Craft gift bag

Using the Christmas & the Tree A4 collage sheet I cut a santa out and added foam dots to the back to make him pop, I also cut some Christmas fern & leaves from A berry Merry Christmas paper and popped them under the edge of santa. I also cut a trellis fence out of  Christmas plaid paper.

Leaf die used with A berry Merry Christmas paper and more beautiful flowers.

Merry Christmas die used with Noel & Music paper 
and all tied up with a beautiful bow

Thanks for stopping by

Monday, December 2, 2013

A Touch a Christmas with Megs Garden

Can you believe how fast this year has flown by with Christmas almost upon us yet again, I'm always running behind around Christmas time so thought I would get started on my Christmas goodies.

"Merry Christmas Card"


I cut the wreath out of the A Berry Merry Christmas paper and attached some foam tap to the back of it.

I then used the rest of paper to cover my card and cut a few random leaves etc out off.

Using some gold metallic paint I dipped my finger in it and ran it around the outside edge of the card, and also painted the chipboard word and the tips of the flowers.

While the paint was still wet I sprinkled glass glitter over the chipboard word and flowers.

Attach the wreath and then decorate around it with the flowers and cut out leaves.

Megs Garden Products Used

A Berry Merry Christmas P6324

Gold German Glass Glitter

Other products

Green Tara flowers
Kaiser paint
Memory Maze chipboard word

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Memory Maze Part 2

"Daydream Garden"

8 x 8 " reverse canvas

I started by covering the entire thing with texture paste leaving it all lumpy. then sprayed the frame with purple and green glimmer sprays.

Clusters of Scrappers Garden flowers.

Memory Maze bicycle painted in white paint then using a zig marker i coloured parts in.

Memory Maze fence just painted white and dried with a heat gun to create little bubbles in the paint. 
topped of with a small piece of Memory Maze grass.

Memory Maze Key lock painted white & a handmade dream catcher that was in fact meant to be earrings.

Memory Maze frame used as a window painted in white then small white beads added.
Memory Maze lamp painted in white with purple glimmer mist shade, again using the zig pen to create a darker edge and a few pearls added.

Another cluster of Scrappers Garden flowers.

Memory Maze scalloped border painted white then purple glimmer mist applied.

Memory Maze products used 


Picket fence

Grass assorted



Scallop border

Key hole