Thursday, August 23, 2012

Meg's Garden- La Belle Jardin

This month for my Meg's Garden reveal, I was inspired to create a Summery LO and card using papers from La Belle Jardin Collection, which have beautiful red, pink and green tones.  It's been quite chilly here in Brisbane, but the days are now starting to warm up.. bring on Summer!!


I started by punching some strips of the French Bird Cage paper with a border punch to frame my background paper.  I then fussy cut and used some metal dies to cut out a butterfly, some leaf flourishes and a beautiful doily die from the paper and layered them around my photo.  In amongst the layering I have used some of the Dusty Attic flowers and flowers cut from the lace.

I love the Tim Holtz metal embellishments and used the clock face which I painted with gesso and highlighted with Viva precious metal colour to tone in with my LO and attached some pretty heart and key charms to my twine.

The background was created with a Crafter's Workshop stencil and gesso.  While the gesso was still wet, I sprinkled it with some glitter glass to create some lovely texture.

The smaller 6x6 papers and ATC papers are perfect for carmaking.  Here I used the Le Belle Jardin and Pink Passion ranges which went beautifully with the French Vintage Couples ATC's to make a romantic vintage card.  I created some softness with muslin and the pretty paper doilies which I layered with some fussy cut flowers, then topped it off with a couple of the Dusty Attic paper flowers.

Meg's Garden product:
Le Belle Jardin Collection - French Bird Cage - P6297
Le Belle Jardin 6x6 paper pk S112
Pink Passion 407A
Vintage French Couples ATC's - ATC035
Forget Me Not tag - TR107
Dusty Attic flowers - grassy knoll
Tim Holtz clock faces
Heart and Key charms
Paper doily - 10cm
Lace 3cm

Other product:  Fabscraps and Crate Paper pp's, White cardstock, KandCo chipboard word, Cheery Lyn  and Dienamics metal dies, Martha Stewart border punch, glitter glass, glass beads, Prima bling, gesso, Viva precious metal colour, twine, Carolee Creations tiny alphas, muslin

Thanks for stopping by.

Cathy :))


  1. Love, love, love your bg & the butterfly on the top LO & the embellies on #2 are really gorgeously vintagey. V nice:):):)

  2. Gorgeous work Cathy. And what a lovely day it was today in Brissie!

  3. These are stunning Cathy, really pretty and so feminine!! such gorgeous papers!

  4. such pretty and stunning, love that textured background :) wonderful details :)

  5. Oh wow...these are some pretty amazing pages! Love that harlequinn background in the first one--adds lots of textures to the background. I also liked how you framed the circular photo! Wonderful work!

  6. wow this is amazing stunning!!

  7. Just wow!! This is beautiful Cathy, the harlequin pattern looks amazing!

  8. Such a gorgeous LO and card!! Your texture is simply amazing!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

  9. beautiful! Love your little diamond - its so textured!!
    gorgeous work as usual!

  10. Wow Cathy, breathtaking!! Seriously stunning, love them both!! ♥♥♥

  11. Beautiful! Full of texture and fabulous layers. xx

  12. Gosh Cathy these are beautiful! love how everything cascades down in the first one starting with that absolutely delish diecut doily. Just look at the clock and the sparkly diamond patern, gorgeous! The card is adorable and old-wordly, love the fussy-cut chubby roses. xoxo

  13. Such a charming image, Cathy. A truly pretty and adorable card!