Wednesday, 29 June 2011

"A Touch of Class" By Di Garling

Hello again everyone. Today I thought I would show you some cards I made for a class at my shop this month. I have gone with a Black, Gold & Cream theme. I have used some of the Green Tara Rosebuds in two different sizes , some mini daisies & also my favourite Gardenias. All of these flowers come in many different colours. I have also used a lovely Green Tara Black Flower Trim as well as some of their tiny little pre made bows.I love these little bows as you don't have to tie them yourself!! That has to be a plus. I have added tiny pearls to the centres of the mini daisies to give them a bit of wow factor. On the big Gardenia I gave it a light coat of "Irredescent Medium" to give it a bit of shimmer. I have also used WOW chipboard mini card words which I have either painted or heat embossed. Until next time. Cheers Di x

Monday, 27 June 2011

Some Pages By Deb Wisinski

Hello everyone. Today we thought we would share these two great pages with you by design team member Deb Wisinski. Deb has used some of the Green Tara petals which she has layered up to great effect. Until next time. Cheers Di

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Vale Lyn Senior

It is with great sadness that we let you know that Lyn Senior passed away last night after a short illness.

Many of you will have met Lyn or spoken to her over the phone.

Lyn was not only a valuable member of Green Tara she was also a close friend, and many a night was spent with her trying to teach Alison the finer details of Mahjong.

She will be remembered for her bright sunny attitude, smiles, laughter and singing around the warehouse. We will miss her dearly.

Our thoughts and love go to Brian and Izzy.

Peace , Prayers and Blessings

Monday, 20 June 2011

"The Cute Factor" by Angela Peardon

Hello everyone. It is that time again when we post something NEW using our favourite Green Tara goodies to give you some ideas. Today we have this really sweet little page by Angela Peardon. Angela has used our NEW Cherry Blossom flowers. These are available in fourteen different colours, so you are sure to find one to match whatever you may be working on. She has also used two of our great NEW ribbons. Firstly the check one which by the way comes already gathered for you & is available in four different colours. As well as the check ribbon Angela has used another NEW ribbon. She has used our NEW wavy ribbon. A bit different to Ric Rac & so much nicer. This ribbon too is available in seven different colours. Lastly Angela has used to great effect one of the Green Tara Flower Sprays. Angela has kept it white, however these come up well with a quick spray of Glimmermist & hey presto you can have whatever colour you need! If you don't have lots of Glimmermist at your finger tips these little sprays are available in eight different colours. I hope this page gives you all some great ideas. Until next time.
Cheers Di xx

Friday, 17 June 2011

Like Mother Like Daughter By Jan Rankine

Hello everyone, it is that time of the week when we put something NEW on the Blog. Today I thought I would share this page with you as I just love this colour scheme & this photo. All of these beautiful flowers & Skeleton Leaves are Green Tara, of course, as is the great ribbon which I have used to tie a bow with. I have simply Glimmermisted the "Gardenia" flowers to get this great colour effect. Also on this page I have used some of these fab Green Tara large metal corners. Hope this page gives you some more ideas for using our great flowers. Until next time. Jan xx

Monday, 13 June 2011

Sweet Kiss by Linda Thompson

Hello everyone. Today we thought we would share this beautiful page with you which was created by one of our Design Team, Linda Thompson. On this page Linda has used several Green Tara products including :-

Mini roses (yellow)
Apple blossoms (Pale Green & Black)
Mulberry flowers
Lace Green & Black
Mesh ribbons (Black)
Diamond flowers (Black)
Hope you get some great ideas from this lovely page.

Linda Thompson

Friday, 10 June 2011

A Lovely Gift Card by Linda Baldock

Today we have a beautiful gift card to share with you. This card was designed by our resident "mixed media " artist, Linda Baldock. Linda has even listed all the product codes so that all our shop owners that will want to order these products will be able to do so without any effort. Thanks Linda.
 Black cardstock
 Lindy’s stamp Gang Moonshadow Mist “Gossamer Gold”
 Green Tara 6.5cm Aster Batik Vintage CODEFDS029BatV
 Green Tara Natural Jute 15mm CODERB17Nat15
 Green Tara Cobweb Olive CODERB6772Ol
 Green Tara 2 Tone Trim 15mm Plum/Olive CODERB4249PLO
 Green Tara 3 Tone Trim 10mm Plum/Olive/Blackberry CODERB4233PLO
 Decorative head pins
A quick and simple gift card created by layering busy and bright products, the result is a fresh and fancy contemporary gift card. The black cardstock works well to make the colours stand out.
Decorative pins give a feel of elegance and whimsy
I prefer to use a reliable PVA such as Helmar Super Tacky as it grabs well before drying quickly and totally clear.
A short spray shot of one of Lindy’s Stamp Gang walnut ink based “Moonshadow Mists” before adorning the card breaks the plainness of the black card…another option is to spray over the cobweb ribbon. Until next time. Linda Baldock

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Our Wild Child By Di Garling

Hello again everyone. Today I thought I would share this boy page with you. I have used this great Green Tara lime green mesh across the lower section of my page. This mesh is lovely & soft & is very easy to work with. It also comes in so many great colours. Also on this page I have used my favourite "paper string". I just keep finding new things to do with this stuff. On this page I have used it, along with some fibers, to tie on my little banners, as well as to tie it in with more fibers on the tag underneath the edge of the photo. Lastly I have glued another piece to my page to create this little swirly "thing a ma jig". This paper string comes in so many great colours & it is so cheap, that has to be a bonus. Until next time.
Cheers Di Garling xx

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Some More Pretties by Jan Rankine

Hello everyone. Today I thought I would share this page I designed for a class I was teaching recently. It is such a pretty photo I think it deserved a very feminine layout to show it off. I have used a lovely lace from Green Tara, of course. I have glued it around the edge of the heart shape which is tucked in behind the photo. This lace is a sweet row of little diasies. I have also used my favourite Green Tara "Gardenias". These flowers are a really good size. They are a bit bigger than the original "Apple Blossoms". Actually they have just released them in a whole lot of NEW colours. These are so well priced when compared to a lot of other flowers in the market place. So if your budget is a bit tight these are a good buy. I still like the white ones as you can Glimmermist them to whatever colour you like which is what I have done here. Lastly I have tucked a few pink rosebuds in for good measure. I hope this page gives you a little inspiration. Until next time. Jan xx