Thursday, 14 June 2012

Garden Girl Layout
2 Cards
by Vicky Alberto

 I had this cute close-up shot of my daughter as a toddler but hated the background so I fussy cut her out and created a garden scene for her to sit in. Oh where to start... I used a mix of beautiful floral papers from Meg's Garden (Garden of Blue Flowers and Le Belle Jardin and French Garden collections) and started piling on chipboard, flowers, trim, a doily, pearl bling (yup basically the kitchen sink, LOL). I think I have nearly 25 Green Tara buds and flowers on this one!

Here is a close-up of my "garden" - purple gardenias, pink cherry blossoms, red rose buds and a beautiful large pink velvet rose from the newest product release
Green Tara Products Used:

**NEW** Gardenia Purple

1cm Mini Rosebuds Red

A Couple of Sentiments

Here I have used gorgeous Green Tara trims and flowers and papers from Meg's Garden Forget Me Not" collection. I actually made these from concept to completion in 45 minutes. Since I live 20 minutes from a shopping mall, well... that's 2 cards made in the same time as driving there and back and standing in line to pay for cards. I'm sure the recipients will appreciate handmade cards more than store-bought ones too!

I cut one piece of paper to make these 2 cards. This first one is a more feminine in style, pulling out the cream in the paper and accenting with pearl beads and butterflies to compliment the pretty gardenias, cherry blossoms, cream and olive trim - that matched this paper so perfectly. I LOVE the new Green Tara lattice trims!

For my second card, I played up the black and green in the paper to be able to be able to give this to a man. Men like flowers too (my hubby gardens while I scrap, LOL!). These green cherry blossoms really pop against the vintage inspired paper and work well with the gold tones in the paper (that I also enhanced with some bling). This time I used the lattice trim in black.
Green Tara Products Used:
Cherry Blossoms Peach/Cream
Cherry Blossoms 2 Tone Sea Green

Gardenia Ivory

20mm Self Adhesive Leaf Garland

25mm Lattice  Black

25mm Lattice Ivory
CODE: RB6735Iv

Acrylic Bead Headed

My daughter LOVES headbands so when Green Tara sent me a plain plastic headband and a challenge to "dress it up", well I just couldn't resist creating another pretty headband for her. I immediately grabbed some of their beautiful pearl trim, an acrylic bead flower and a dragonfly. Helmar's strong holding 450 quick dry  was just the right glue I needed for a long-lasting bond of all the pretty elements you see here. Aren't these embellishments just gorgeous?
I gave her the headband on the morning of her 4th birthday, and she wore it all day long - full of smiles!
Thanks for letting me share this & my other projects  with you today!


  1. Ooooh Wowsers Vicky, there is sooo much yumminess happening here. Love them all. Gorgeous. Di xo

  2. Gorgeous as always Vicky......

  3. Goregous layout, love the flowers, so pretty :)

  4. These are all so beautiful Vicky - I love that you fussy cut your daughter's photo