Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Jardins de Marqueyssac


26th April 2011

Oh, what a beautiful place! Set on a clifftop overlooking the Dordogne River, with views towards Beynac Castle and Chateau de Castelnaud, the location is stunning to start with. The gardens themselves are pretty special too, though. I spent a happy couple of hours wandering past the aviary, the labyrinth and the panoramic terrace, strolling through the two avenues of arches, admiring the waterfalls, climbing to the Belvedere... I loved it all, but the whole time I was looking out for these intriguingly pruned boxwoods. Where were they? Right back near the entrance, of course! Never mind, they were worth the wait, and I enjoyed the search too!

Easter holiday with The Friends, France


This layout meets Shimelle's challenge to use a sheet of patterned paper as a background - and this Crate Paper pp from a Gotta Craft kit (naturally!) was perfect for a garden layout :) Being able to use some cardstock stickers from a previous kit was a distinct bonus!

12 comments:

Cheri said...

awesome as usual Mel!

Sian said...

I think that's my current favourite piece of paper ever.

It sounds gorgeous and the beautiful yellow paper really conjures up a sunny spring day in my mind.

debs14 said...

That looks such a beautiful place, full of photo opportunities and perfect scrapbook layouts!

Maria Ontiveros said...

So fresh and bright - perfect! I also love the embellie on lower right corner.
Rinda

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

The pp background looks great with your photos! I probably would never have thought of that. The combination is great. Love those challenges that make you think outside the box.

Karen said...

What amazing photos and what a super page - I agree about that piece of paper being perfect.

Michelle said...

Love this LO! Gr8 papers, love the colours!

Irene said...

I love the way the photos of the topiary and the flowered paper go so well together! Lovely1

Scrappi Sandi said...

I simply love all three LO's in your last few posts...but 'Loved Up Lizzards' is my fave! Great shadow shots & I'm glad you explained or I'd have thought you had something (whatever can I mean?!!) to tell us!!! :)

Amy said...

Very beautiful indeed and how organised are you to have scrapped that page already! :-)

PS .... One day, in our ideal world, we will find the time for emails and skype! :-) Glad to see you are all alive- same here, though busy and out of control - unfortunately! And, I have to start learning how to apply HTML for real - on a daily basis - arghhhhhhhhhhhhhh .... just a bit stressful!

Tracey said...

Just gorgeous!! What an amazing looking place ... :)

Rachel B said...

The photos are beautiful Mel. I love the papers you have used to compliment them :)