Wednesday, 30 July 2014

The Sky's the Limit

Hello all my crafty friends.
Today I am bringing you my very first Design Team Project for Meg's Garden.
When I first received my papers from Meg's Garden I was so excited, the papers were gorgeous.
The only problem was, because I liked them, I didn't want to cut into any of them.
Well, that wasn't going to get me far was it.
So I took a pair of scissors, took a long deep breath, and cut into a sheet.
For this month's project I choose to work with The Gentleman's Collection
designed by Kerry-Jean Watson.
The papers are beautifully distressed and aged, and are perfect for masculine projects.
I thought this canvas would look great hanging in a gent's office for some inspiration when needed.

 This paper collection just called to me.
I love hot air balloons; I think they are majestic and awe inspiring.
I still remember around 17 years ago travelling to work at 5am and seeing their outlines
in a misty sky. Simply Beautiful.

For this project I wanted the look of a sunrise, so I cut 2 strips the size of my canvas.
I then cut both sheets at one time so the rays would line up.
I distressed and inked all my edges with Vintage Photo.
I also moulded each balloon and banner gently to give them a 3D look.
For the quote, I took the commonly used 'The sky's the limit' and added to it.
I really like how it turned out.

Meg's Garden Products Used
Other Products Used
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
4" x 12" Canvas
Matisse Turquoise Background Paint
Black Sharpie

But wait, there's more.
What did I do with all the leftover pieces of paper?
I made a card and a tag of course.

The first is quite a masculine tag.
I just loved playing with that starburst/sun ray pattern.

Meg's Garden Products Used
Other Products Used
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Kraft Cardstock
Turquoise Brad
Yellow Leaf and Blue Flag
Recycled Packaging
For my tag however, I wanted to take the papers in a different direction.
I wanted to show the versatility of The Gentleman's Collection.
I created a feminine tag with lots of Meg's Garden embellishments.
  Meg's Garden Products Used
Other Products Used
Victorian Velvet Distress Ink
May Arts Sheer Ribbon
Gold Bottle Cap
Chocolate Kaisercraft Pearls
Recycled Packaging (used as Tag base).

Thankyou all for stopping by and happy crafting to all.


  1. Hi Angela here aka Felix the Crafty Cat, gorgeous canvas, love your work and look forward to working with you at The Mirror Crack'd.
    Happy crafting, Angela x

  2. Love the balloon papers,very masculine would work well with anything Steampunk too.
    Happy crafting, Angela @Felix the Crafty Cat x

  3. Your tag is stunning- I simply love it!