Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Two Totally Different Layouts
Using the One Product
By Di Garling

"Timeless Beauty"

Turn this fantastic NEW "Wire Cord" from Green Tara into this.
Above is the AFTER.
Below is the BEFORE.
This is my new Favourite product.
This NEW "Wire Cord" from Green Tara comes in six colours
& the best part about it, it is really well priced.
I have used the Light Brown here to make my wreath.
It is fantastic & because it has wire in the middle it stays put.
You can bend it & twist it however you like & it just stays there.
It is quite soft too so it doesn't hurt your fingers.
 Jasmine Shea did a similar thing with a single 
strand of wire in a magazine last month,
so I think wreaths must definitely be fashionable at the moment.

All I did to make this wreath was to wrap it around a bowl to 
get a nice circle. Then I cut shorter  lengths 
& twisted them around an Awl or
 you could use a skewer if you don't have an awl. 
 Next up I just wound & twisted these shorter
curled pieces through the wreath to make it look realistic.

Next up I wired some Green Tara Roses in two sizes, 
onto the wreath.
Lastly I finished off with a little Gesso here & there.
Hey presto. All finished.
From start to finish, it took me about twenty minutes to 
make this wreath & I think it looks quite realistic.
All the chipboard I have used on these two layouts is from
 2 Crafty Chipboard of course.

Next up on my layout I have used one the 
gorgeous Green Tara laces. 
They have so many to choose from we are spoilt for choice.
This one started life white & I coloured it up to match my layout
with a Tim Holtz Distress Stain. Wow that stuff is good 
& this lace accepted the colour so easily with just one application.
On top of the lace I have used this lovely Pearl Trim which is
also another Green Tara product.
People think Green Tara only sell flowers, but they have 
hundreds & hundreds of beautiful laces, ribbons & trims.

Lastly I finished of with a flower cluster & the jewel in the crown 
is definitely this beautiful "Heirloom" fabric flower in pink.

100% Boy

Well this time I decided to do a boy layout & I have still used 
the same "Wire Cord" but instead of twisting it like in the previous one
 I have just wrapped it again, around a bowl, & left it smooth.
I think it works equally as well.
I really think this product has great potential. It would be great
for making your own embellishments with.

On my page I have used another great Green Tara ribbon.
This one is called "Herringbone" ribbon & comes in 
six fabulous colours.
I think it is very dramatic.

I really wanted this page to be a total contrast to the first one.
Although it is the same "Wired Cord" & the design of both pages
is almost the same, using the product in different ways they 
really are completely different.

Thanks for calling by today & I hope I have inspired you to have
 a play with this wonderful NEW product.

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Cheers Di  xo

Green Tara Products Used
 Wire Cord 100m Roll Black
3.5cm Lace Off White
 3cm Pink Roses
2cm Rose Pale Pink



  1. Oh my goodness, Di!! Fabulous use of the wire, I love that wreath, so gorgeous! Equally fantastic on the boy layout, so neat!! Gorgeous trims and ribbons, can't wait to work with them. :)

  2. I agree Di....just gorgeous and I NEED that wire LOL!

  3. FAR OUT! Di... These are both FAN FAB U LAS!!!
    REALLY love what you have done with the wire!! I want some....

  4. Wonderful Di! Good to see the same page in two different styles!

  5. These are both fabulous pages Di. I love how you have given us two different samples using the same layout - genius. And that wire is to die for!

  6. Love the wreath and the herringbone ribbon is great !!! Love both your layouts !

  7. Awesome Di! LOVING the wreath you made. First thing I thought when I saw the wire in my stash was "oooooh fun"... I think I'm going to have a go with your wreath first up though!!

  8. Thanks for sharing these LO's...or maybe not, for my list at Green Tara is just growing!!! Love how you created two different looking works with the same basic products!

  9. Love these layouts Di - good to see a boy page too!!!

  10. Thanks girls for all your kind words. Di xo

  11. Di it looks gorgeous on both pages. This wire looks like it would work a lot easier. Love the extra shorter pieces wrapped around. Creates more interest. Fab pages. x

  12. Di what a fantastic way to use the wire cord. Love the layouts and I must say we need more boyish layouts around here, with 7 girls of my own and my son now 18 there is not very many of them around my house anymore.

  13. Oh, you are so creative!!! You do both, girly and boyish so perfectly!!! Love your use of the cord!!