The International Scrapbook Garden


Happy Card for a Happy Rustic Spring!

49 and Market, FabScraps, The Garden KitTracie ShumanComment

Hello from the rainy Pacific Northwest!  I am still dreaming of sunshine, despite all of the rainy skies here!  This week I am using the same papers and same techniques to produce two very different cards.  I will show you the first one today and the next one later in the month!


The recipe:

Colors:  Pink, Purple, Black and Whites
Patterned paper from the Garden Kit: Rustic Spring Kit  cut to 5 1/4 x 4
Chalk Ink (Prima Ingvild Bolme Chalk Ink Blossom Tree)
Flowers (Market Floral Mixology Pink Flamingo)
Shimmer paint  (Shimmerz Inklingz Coral Reef and Steely Blue Eyes)
Spray Mists (Shimmerz Spritz in Plum Pudding)

For this card I used paper from the main kit; the mixed media bonus kit provided the mist, and the bonus embellishment kit provided the glitter, stamp and title chipboard.

Do you ever get stuck on your card making? Or any kind of craft for that matter?  Sometimes I find a recipe can do the trick, sometimes a sketch is just the ticket, or sometimes working in my art journal on techniques can really help!

Let's see what  you are making over on our Facebook page!

Have a great day!

~ Victoria

Memory Lane

49 and Market, The Garden KitTracie ShumanComment

Hello crafty friends! 
Lisa here to share my first layout created with the brand new
Garden Kit called 'A Rustic Spring'.

'Memory Lane'


There are so many lovely goodies in this kit and add ons...and it all goes together
so well! I used a 49 & Market paper called 'Tattered Playground' from the 'Tattered
Garden' collection. I added clear gesso and then heavy white gesso through
the stencil from the Embellishment Bonus Kit, and then after that all dried
I used the Shimmerz Inklings in 'Steely Blue Eyes', and the two
purple sprays from the Mixed Media kit on my background.

Here is the new kit:


Here are a few close ups:


I also used one of the Creative Embellishment chipboards to frame my photo
that I first painted white, then colored with the purple spray, and then I added lots of
flowers from the Extra Blooms kit.


I went with a romantic vintage feel for this page, but there are so many possibilities
with this beautiful kit!

See you next time,
Lisa xo