What are your Garden colors?

Posted by Rachelle Sigurdson

2 October, 2013 - , , ,

Hello,here is a LO I did, combining 3 of Maja’s Collections. The photos are of the Tree Fort Area, that I had planted last Spring, to go with the Maja Vintage Spring,Summer & Sofiero Collections. I planted this area with Hydrangeas,pink & white inpatients,purple fan flower,blue lobellia & some foliage that was a variegated green & white. It turned out beautiful,I am so happy that I did this!!!! I used 3 photo’s to try & show you the different views of this garden, but you really need to be in this garden to be able to see & feel what it is all about. Behind the Tree Fort is the flowing river,with a beaver dam, so you also have the sounds of the water.3ea14ae4-333a-4cee-906c-8135c03f2691_zps93081c37

These are the 3 Collections I used on this LO…..


From the Vintage Spring Basics Collection I used: 8th of March-BS, 2nd of May-BS,7th of March-BS, 10th of March & some of the BS’s of the labels.


From the Vintage Summer Basics Collection I used: 1943


From the Sofiero Collection I used: Exuberance of flowers in bloom-BS. I just love how you can combine the Maja Collections. The chipboard used is from Dusty Attic. Here are some close ups of detail……


I dipped the Vine Corner into water,then separated the chipboard (just the leaves). Then I used a heat gun & it curled up the leaves. Once that all dried I applied decadence TA to the stem & picket fence crackle to the leaves. When the crackle dried, I rubbed in brown chalk to bring out the cracks & inked the edges of the leaves….


For the Title I used the labels from the sheets. I think Marie needs to make us word sheets & letter sheets using her beautiful font….


I used my favorite,time consuming punch & did many distressed stitched layers….


I also dipped the butterflies in water, then carefully separated the chipboard layers. I used decadence TA,on the body & the under part of the butterfly, then I used liquid accents on the body. On the wings I used oyster LuminArt’



I used a Tim Holtz die in my layers (doily)…


Here is my next LO I did, using the Stunning Vintage Autumn Basics Collection. I was so excited when I got this Collection, not only because it was soooooooooo Beautiful,but it also has many colors, that are in the rest of my garden. One of my favorite plants, that I plant through out my gardens, is Angelica Gigis. It is the plant that I framed in the decorative scroll…


The Stunning Vintage Autumn Basics Collection….


From this Collection I used: No.II, No.II-BS, No.VII,No.V, No.V-BS, No.III-BS, No.IV, No.XXII-BS, The Heritage Sheet & some of the BS’s of the labels. The chipboard used is from Dusty Attic. Here are some close ups of detail….


I scanned both the door & the under part of the scroll. I then printed it on plain paper, then using a non-permanent adhesive,I attached it to the Maja papers ,I wanted to use on those pieces. I cut them out, inked the edges,then glued them on to the chipboard….


I used clear Versa mark,then rubbed in a few shades of chalk on to the outer part of the scroll….


On the grape vine I used,bottle distress ink, then applied rock candy crackle & when that dried I rubbed in a few shades of green chalk,then inked the edges….


I used pesto ink pad on this part of the door, I also used it on the keyhole & door handle, then inked the edges….


A rolled & pleated corner…



My Autumn Garden is planted different, then the Tree Fort Area. I would say that the Tree Fort is more feminine, then the rest of my gardens,because of using white. I do not use white in the rest of my gardens. Through out the other garden areas I use deeper colors & huge foliage plants. What are your favorite garden colors? Thank you so much for taking the time to look…..Rachelle

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  • Rachelle… Your garden is so beautiful and so are your layouts!! I absolutely love all the layers, the stitching and the chipboard techniques!! Your attention to detail is amazing!! Thanks for taking the time to explain everything you did. 🙂 hugs… Tracy

  • Rea says:

    Beautiful garden pictures and layouts. I love how a little of each collection shines through.

  • Dana Tatar says:

    Stunning pages! The distressed chipboard and all the stitching are just fantastic! Thanks for the inspiration! 🙂

  • Absolutely stunning!!
    Beautiful use of the gorgeous papers,.
    You created a very nice and special effect by letting us have a look at your garden through the door. I love this idea!!!
    Your creation has convent me to bye this papers , the color of these papers is so beautiful and they are romantic . So, thank you!!
    Have a nice day

  • mm Elena Olinevich says:

    I wish I could visit your garden, Rachelle. I can admit as it feel like in Heaven , because the way you are scrapping these photos are more than exquisite