Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Flower Shadow Box by Jan Rankine

Hello everyone. Today I thought I would show you all this Shadow Box I did recently. I have used Green Tara Petals in Lime & I have made the flower centers using Green Tara Paper String. I just curled it up into a spiral onto some plastic, using glue & when dry I simply trimmed the plastic back so that you can't see it. I think this a great idea for flower centers. I have also scattered around some tiny brown rosebuds & mini flowers, also from Green Tara. Next I used the Paper String to create this flourish along the bottom of the frame. Lastly I have added some Green Tara Mesh Ribbon tucked in behind the petals to finish it off. Until next time.
Love Jan xx

Monday, 26 September 2011

"Two for the Boys" by Di Garling

Hello everyone. Today I thought I would show you some "boy" layouts I did recently using some Green Tara products. Both of these layouts have a touch of "grunge" with lots of paint etc. In this first one, "Those Eyes", I have used two different colours of Green Tara paper string to create a circle around the photo, I have simply stapled it to my page. Secondly I have inserted Green Tara mesh underneath the first layer of white card so that it is just peeking out. Both the paper string & the mesh come in several colours.

In this second layout, "Our Beau" I have again used Green Tara mesh down the left side. I firstly attacked the edge of the mesh with my scissors to rough it up a little & then I tucked it in underneath the edge of the papers & pics. This mesh works really well on all types of layouts & cards but I particularly like it on boy orientated projects. I hope this gives you a few ideas.
Until next time. Cheers Di xx

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Green Tara Design Team

We would like to congratulate and welcome to the Green Tara Design team the following very talented people,

Amanda Kitchen - Australia
Geraldine Pasinati - Australia
Mistra Hoolahan - Australia
Tina Dalton - Australia
JJ Sobey -Canada
Vicky Alberto - Canada
Thankyou once again to all of you who submitted work for consideration.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011


Thank you so much to everyone who applied for the Green Tara Design Team. We received a lot of applications and it has been very hard making a decision because there was so much lovely work! I am totally flattered that so many talented people want to work with us! I will be contacting the successful applicants and writing to everyone who applied later today.

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

"Our Sweet Girl" by Jan Rankine

Hello everyone. Today I would like to show you a page I designed recently for a class I taught over at Di's Scrapbook Shop at The Entrance. I have been wanting to do a black & white colour scheme for ages, & this is what I came up with. I have used Green Tara little flowers in two sizes, layered up along the bottom of the page. Then I used larger 4cm size black flower petals which I have sandwiched in between two other flowers that I stamped onto cardstock & cut out, creating a triple layer. I think the Green Tara flowers work well with this type of design. It is good to use flowers in different ways just for a change. For my stems I have used the Green Tara paper string. This comes in several colours. On this layout I have also used some Green Tara silver metal flowers as centres for my larger flowers as well as scattering a few around the page. Hope this gives you a few ideas on using flowers on your projects. Until next time. Luv Jan xx

Saturday, 10 September 2011

NEW Design Team to be announced!!!!!!

Stay tuned early in the week as the New Design Team Members will be announced. Thanks to everyone who applied. There were soooo many fabulously talented people it really made the job extremely difficult.

Creating Your Own Flowers Tutorial

Hello everyone. Tonight I would like to share a simple little way to alter your flowers to make them look a bit different. I am going to make a card & I don't have the right sort of flower so I thought I would make my own. For this flower you need 2 large size Green Tara flowers, one Green Tara Cherry Blossom (for the centre), an ink pad & a stamp of your choice.

Next stamp the petals with a good quality ink in a random fashion. You don't have to be to fussy as the petals won't be flat like this when you finish. The trick to making the finished flower look good is to have one petal facing up & one facing down when you stamp. (If you look closely at the photo below you will see how one of the petals curves up & one curves down).

Now glue the one that curves up, on top of the one that curves down, making sure to offset the petals. Lastly glue the small Cherry Blossom flower into the middle to create a nice flower centre.

Here you have the finished flower. Doesn't it look great & it is a fraction of the cost of some of the well known brands. Have fun experimenting with your stamps & our great Green Tara flowers & see what you can come up with. If you have done something creative with our flowers & petals we would love to see them. Just email us. I will share another idea for altering our flowers next time. Stay tuned. Cheers Di xx

Friday, 2 September 2011

Design Team Callout

Green Tara is looking for some new members for the Design Team.

We are looking for creative, inspiring and original designs, especially those featuring ribbons & flowers. Whether it be Scrapbooking, Card-Making, Off-the-Page or Invitation making, we are happy to look at your work and consider you for our team.

We will provide you with product samples and in return each design team member is required to submit 2 designs per month. From time to time you will be asked to do a project that involves specified items.

We are looking forward to hearing from all you inspired, crafty people out there!, So please email your interest to with a copy to . Please submit at least 3 examples of your recent work.

We look forward to hearing from you!


Green Tara

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Cards by Alison

Hello everyone. Sorry we haven't posted for a few days but the dreaded winter flu has been around. Today we thought we would share some fabulous cards that Alison made over the weekend. She has used lots of different Green Tara ribbons. If you look on the website you will see these ribbons come in loads of various colours. On the Wedding & Anniversary cards Alison has used "Pearl & C rystal Dragonflies. Also on the Wedding card she has used some small silk flowers & these actually have a crystal in the centre. So perfect for anything Wedding related. All the items used in these cards are available from Green Tara. Hope these give you all a few ideas. Until next time. Cheers Di xx