Thursday, 29 March 2012

"Sweet Princess' by Linda Thompson

Green Tara lace CODE: L2897OW used for the top of the page this has been lightly painted lime green with a glimmer mist rather than sprayed.
 Green Tara lace  at bottom of page lightly sprayed in apricot and pink but some white has been left to give it a 3 tone affect.
Green Tara Pink Organza Stripe ribbon for the large bow, wire in the edge of this ribbon makes it easy to shape, and best of all it keeps its shape.
Green Tara Pleated ribbon in lime creates a border right across the page.
Green Tara Organza rosttes ribbon cut to create indivual flowers in grey.
Green Tara Silver spray dragonfly cut from its stem to create a small embellishment.
Green Tara Gardenia flowers in pink with the green leaves removed.
Green Tara Swarovski crystal flowers in 2 sizes.
Thanks for calling by.  I hope you like my layout & if you scroll down further you will see a nice little Easter Card I made this week too. 
Linda Thompson  xo

Easter Card by Linda Thompson

  Basket made out of Green Tara ric rac and sprayed with glitter.
  Basket handle Green Tara Wave ribbon in pink.
 Green Tara petals folded into quarters and layered.
 Eggs made from paper and Green Tara Unryo 12x12 mulberry paper. Each egg has had the top half coated in mulberry paper using pva glue, the orange egg was done with white paper then sprayed orange to create the right colour.
  Green Tara metal corner small, painted in white gesso then lime green paint and sanded back.
Green Tara Herringbone in Turquoise used to wrap the card and the large bow.
Thanks for calling in. I do hope you like my Easter Card.
Linda Thompson x

Monday, 26 March 2012

"Love & Magic" Reverse Canvas
by Mistra Hoolahan

I sat down to create a  layout to share with you all on the weekend, and created a reverse canvas instead... as you do!  It's funny where your imagination and products will take you.  

I had collected a pack of the petals and a mix of roses, as well as some banana leaf fibre paper and that stunning piece of lace... all in those lovely seaglass, turquoise and white tones... my favourite, and then just played and ended up with another item to decorate my studio with!!
Then I adhered a few of the flat petals from the petal pack.  These are such a great quick grab item, 22 petals with different sizes, all in the some colour.  I used white here so that I could spray them with some colour.  I overlapped them and covered most of the background, leaving the fabulous banana leaf fibre to show through in places and then I sprayed with smooch spritz inks to get some amazing colour and shimmer happening
I tucked in some Dusty Attic Flourishes which were painted white and then covered with Fairy Dust Glitter... I love sparkle.
A little quote that means something to me... 
I hung a Dusty Attic Birdcage from the lace with some rusted old necklace chain, saves to hold onto those old bits of 'junk', they come in handy!
Ahhh where would we be without the beautiful Green Tara roses!  I have used 3cm, 2cm, 1.5cm and 1cm roses in White, Mint and the new Turquoise.   Some of them were sprayed with Ice Rink Smooch Spritz to give them just the right tonings {and shimmer} to match my background.

I hand painted this little bird I had in my stash with Smooch Ink to match, she was just right sitting with the flowers!
Thanks for visiting, take care and be true to you.  Mis xo

Green Tara Products used:

Green Tara Banana Leaf Fibre, Moss

GreenTara  Roses, 3cm Turquoise, 2cm White and Mint, 1.5cm and 1cm White
Green Tara Petal Pack, White




Friday, 23 March 2012

Beautiful Hairband using Green Tara Ribons & Butterflies by Alison

Isn't this just gorgeous? Our fearless leader, Alison, was sitting in front of the TV the other night while Mark was watching "Sport" & have a look at what she made. Totally beautiful. She grabbed a girls plain headband & just went to town with some of the yummy Green Tara pleated ribbon & one of the beautiful NEW "Rain Forest Butterflies". Now Alison always says she is not creative!!!! After seeing this little creation I beg to differ Alison. You have rocked it with this little number. I'm sure any little girl would love to wear this in their hair. Love it.

Green Tara Product Used :
 25mm Pleated Organza Plum
 15mm Double Sided Satin Ribbon Cerise
 6mm Double Sided Satin Ribbon Cerise
  **NEW** Rain Forest Velvet and Organza Butterfly 7cm Lavender
 **NEW** Velvet Leaves 3cm Burgundy
CODE: XL266BurgP

Thanks for calling by. I hope we have inspired you to get a little creative. Until next time.
Cheers Di  xo

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

"Easter Egg Haul"
by Geraldine Pasinati

Foil and all!
Hello, Hello! Today I wanted to show you that I've been busy creating  a Vintage  boy layout. I do say busy because, here you can see that the background has been cut into small diamonds and each piece has then been inked and distressed. Add an hour of fussy cutting in as well! The lace has been dyed with coffee to give it an old and aged look. 
 This photo was taken many years ago,  the first time my son realised that Easter
 (in childrens eyes)
was for recieving and eating chocolates....Foil and all!
Look at the picture below and see how stunning the flowers look....... Dreamy and Amazing!!!
 I have used various Green Tara flowers, silver spray leaves and lace. 
Green Tara Products Used 

I'm so glad you dropped by. Stay a while and enjoy the blog as there is some amazing inspiration here.     Till next time! Geraldine.

Thursday, 15 March 2012

"Angel Wings" by Di Garling

Hello everyone. Today I wanted to show you my layout I have just finished using one of the lovely NEW Green Tara Fabric Flowers. As you can see the one I have used here is the large white one in the centre of my layout with gorgeous pearl stamens. They are a "Velvet Rose" & sized at about 8cm. All the NEW Green Tara fabric flowers arrived here in Australia last Friday. Pop over to the website to check them all out. On my page I have used all flowers from Green Tara, including Velvet Rose, Gardenia, various size roses & rosebuds as well as the NEW wired Velvet Leaves. These leaves are great as you can bend & poke them anyway you like & because there is a wire in them they stay put.

I have also included some beautiful Green Tara Lace along the top edge. They have loads to choose from. We are truly spoilt for choice! I have also tucked one of their little Metal Hearts into the "V" of my layout. I wiped it over with some Gesso first to give it a shabby feel.

They really do have a great assortment of beautiful flowers to choose from. So many gorgeous colours too. Lots of different sizes  & when you are  clustering it is so good to be able to mix & match & put a little bit of each sort in. Don't you agree?

You know all of these flowers I have used here on my layout, & there is a lot, retail for about $9 Australian. I call that great value, & because Green Tara sell most of their flowers singularly, you don't have to purchase entire packets just to get one or two. Very economical from my point of view.
A layout like this would be suitable for  Weddng or Formal photos, most girlie type of photos or else use vintage colours & scrap some of your Grandmothers photos. Too easy.

Green Tara Product Used
New Velvet Rose (white)   CODE: XF9217Wh
Gardenia (mauve)  CODE: FDV054L
Large, Medium & Small Roses 
in both White & Lilac  
Mimi Rosebuds (white)   CODE: FDV025Wh
Velvet Leaves (purple)   CODE: XL266Pu
Lace (white)   CODE: L2902OW
Metal Heart (silver)   CODE: MEHL3

Thanks for stopping by. I hope I have inspired you to go a little crazy with flowers. Until next time.
Cheers Di  xo

Monday, 12 March 2012

"Hannah 2007" by Jan Rankine

Hi everyone – my turn to share a page with you this week and as usual I’ve had tremendous fun playing with all the gorgeous Green Tara flowers and ribbons.  
  I thought black and white would be striking with just a touch of pink for the accent colour.  I've actually used the negative (the leftovers) from a 12" x 12" nested chipboard frame set, and I'm really happy with how it turned out.  You'd never guess this was a throw-away bit!!!
 I made the flower in the bottom left hand corner with the Frilled Gingham Ribbon.
 Don’t you just love the Herringbone Stripe Ribbon bow at the top of the page.

Products Used:
20mm Herringbone Ribbon
Black   CODE: RB405BL

15mm Gingham Ribbon
Frill Black/White

Gardenia White

1cm Mini Rosebuds Pink

Organza Pearl Flowers 3cm White
CODE: XF5034Wh

Silk Flowers with Swarovski Crystal Centres.
 2cm White  CODE: SDWhS

Thanks for dropping by –Luv Jan

Friday, 9 March 2012

Cards by Vicky Alberto

1.  For this card, I lightly crackle painted the cage and the bird, inked them and then dressed it all up with a bunch of Green Tara trims (lace, twisted pearl and tassel) and their gorgeous little pink roses. I gently plucked a bit off my daughter's dress-up feather boa when she wasn't looking to adhere to the bird, shhh!
Green Tara Products Used:
 Mini Tassel Ribbon 15mm Cream CODE: RB456c
9mm Twisted Organza PearlAntique Pink Ivory CODE: RB6715API
1cm Off White Lace  CODE: L3077OW
1 cm Roses Pale Pink CODE: FDR001PP

 2.This card was actually my Valentine's card to my hubby - the papers remind me of our trip to Paris (before having kids :) and the journaling inside is a famous quote from the movie Casablanca "We'll always have Paris". I used twisted organza trim to frame the picture, roses and a snip of lace in the corners too.

  3. For this  card, I used a scallop heart punch to create the folded heart puffy effect. I wove baker's twine around the heart doily and added white roses and and a cream spray.
  4. This card is more suited for a baby shower or young girl. I used rosette and twisted organza trim to make the butterfly, then loaded the corners with pretty roses.

Green Tara products used in last 3 cards:
Lace, 2.5cm White
CODE: L2850W

9mm Twisted Organza Pearl Antique Pink Ivory 20m Roll

9mm Twisted Organza Pearl White 20m Roll
CODE: RB6715Wh

38mm Organza Rosette White 10m Roll

2cm Rose Pale Pink

3cm White Roses

3 Flower Sprays Cream

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek at the blog today!

Monday, 5 March 2012

"10 Days Old" by JJ Sobey

Hello everyone, just wanted to share this layout with you. I used stencils and mists to give the handmade background paper   a little extra colour.   I also misted the lace (which started out off-white), in both pink and silver mists.  The ivory 'cobweb' trim is its original colour - it was already perfect for the page.

 I know I say this every time, but I love, love, love the flowers from Green Tara - lots of dimension and texture without overwhelming the page. (Ivory Gardenia (FDV054Iv5), White Gardenia (FDV054Wh5), Aubergine/White Apple Blossoms (FDV044Au), White Apple Blossoms (FDV044Wh5) )

 The small roses come on a wire stem, which I normally trim down.  This time I wrapped a few around a paintbrush handle to make them look like part of the greenery.
I combined a couple of floral sprays with one of the beaded sprays for a little added shimmer."

Green Tara Products Used :

Paper - Handmade mulberry paper (12123DW)L
Lace - 4.8cm Off White (L2976OW)T
Trim - 50mm Cobweb Ivory (RB6772Iv)B
Blooms - Ivory Gardenia (FDV054Iv5), White Gardenia (FDV054Wh5), Aubergine/White Apple Blossoms (FDV044Au), White Apple Blossoms (FDV044Wh5)R
Roses - 1.5cm Roses Ivory (FDR003Iv), 1 cm Roses White (FDR001Wh)S
Stems - Flower Sprays Cream (PFSTC)
Beaded Sprays - 21cm Silver/Acrylic/Spray - Flowers and Leaves (XP0636)

Have a great day!

Friday, 2 March 2012

"Darling" Layout by Vicky Alberto

Hello everyone, I was so inspired by TCR palette #98. I rarely scrap with purple but I loved the combo with the sage green and navy. This is my daughter at 2 years old - just being her cute little darling self. I used a mix of Pion Design papers  then added a garden of purple and lavender Green Tara flowers and I polished it off with a Dusty Attic chipboard piece.
Green Tara products used:
Gardenias  Purple

Gardenia Lilac

2cm Rose Lavender

Cherry Blossoms Violet/White

2cm Rose Lavender

1 cm Roses Lavender

Plum/White Apple Blossoms

Thanks for stopping by today!