Sunday, 7 October 2012

A Couple of Layouts to Share
By Linda Thompson

 “Building The Family Castle”

Welcome. This time around I thought I would bring a little summer
 into our Spring. I spotted these wonderful little beach themed charms 
from Green Tara & just  had to do something with them.

I painted the charms white and once dry sanded some 
of the paint off leaving the indentations with paint.
 it gave them a more worn and weathered look.

Taking the Natural Jute ribbon I made a bow, 
I snipped the ends with scissors and then used my fingers
 to lightly fray the ends and added some 
 white paint to age it a little.

I choose 2 colours in the cobweb ribbon and instead 
of cutting it I just ripped it apart,
 this helped to fray the edges and give me random sized pieces. 
I used a texture paste with sand as the base on the page 
and pushed the pieces of cobweb ribbon into the texture paste 
here and there leaving some sticking up while others lay flat.

I wanted a big yellow flower but I didn’t have one so 
I used a mustard Damask flower from the new range
 and added some white paint to soften it 
a little as the gold didn’t quite work. Using a 
selection of other flowers including 7cm petals, roses,
 spring flowers adding a little white paint 
to the darker coloured flowers.

Adding a little string finished off the top of the page
 and a few random mini flowers thru the page.

Green Tara Products Used
Natural Jute Ribbon 15mm CODE: RB17Nat15
Metalic Sea Charms CODE: SCh25
Cobweb Coffee 10m Roll CODE: RB6772Co
Cobweb Ivory 10m Roll CODE: RB6772Iv
Spring Flowers from Packs "Allamanda" Green CODE: IF2A1a - Periwinkle" Green
CODE: IF2P1a - White/Yellow/Orange CODE: IPA12b
1.5cm Flower Gold CODE: FDVGo
Cherry Blossoms Blue CODE: FLC22B
7cm Petals, Liquid CODE: FDS021Liq
Gardenia Turquoise CODE: FDV054Tu
Gardenia White CODE: FDV054Wh
Mint Apple Blossoms CODE: FDV044Mi
Roses Lime Green CODE: FDR003LG
Roses Turquoise CODE: FDR003Tu
Paper String Liquid CODE: PSLiq
Extra Products used
Prima &  MME papers, Thickers, Creative Imaginations alphas, Heidi Swapp plastic alphas, Kaiser paints, Texture paste with sand.
“Making a Splash”
Thought I would put some colour into the day.
Here I have used a couple of the new ribbons 
along with the new Laurel flower.
The Laurel flower wasn't quite the color I wanted so
 I sprayed it with glimmer chalk in yellow and added a little blue 
to the edges so it would blend in more with the colours 
of the page. I have also sprayed a couple of the 
other flowers to give a blue gardenia red tips & a red 
apple blossom sprayed with yellow softens the colour.

 Using the new organza flower ribbon I trimmed one side
 close to the flowers to use as a decorative border.

I created a big bow using the new organza polka dot ribbon, 
I found the white dots were too bright for my layout, 
so I softened  them with some yellow spray then lightly wiping
 with a tissue removing the colour from the ribbon 
but it still stayed on the dots.

Taking a red flower spray I twisted it around a cup to create a circle. 
I then used enough rat tail cord that went around the same cup twice
 and added ribbon stiff to it. Once dry
 I was able to twist it around the flower spray 
and create 2 circles the same size as the spray.
Green Tara Products Used
Laurel 8cm Silk and Oraganza Flowers Cream/Yellow CODE: XF9218CY
Red Apple Blossoms CODE: FDV044R
Turquoise/White Apple Blossoms CODE: FDV044Tu/W
Cherry Blossoms White CODE: FLC22Wh - sprayed orange & yellow
Gardenia Turquoise CODE: FDV054Tu - sprayed yellow and given red tips
Gardenia White CODE: FDV054Wh - sprayed orange and blue
1.5cm Roses Blue CODE: FDR003B
1.5cm Roses Lime Green CODE: FDR003LG
Light Brown Roses 2cm CODE: FDR006LB
Organza Flower Wire Edged Turquoise/Lime Green CODE: RB326TuLG
Rat Tail Cord 50m roll Red CODE: RB1204R
Flower Sprays Red CODE: PFSTR
Extra Products used
Bo Bunny papers, chipboard word, thickers, MLSB alphas, Glimmer mist, Chalkboard.

Linda Thompson
      Thanks for stopping by,
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 see you next time 
Linda xxx


  1. Love both of these layouts Linda, so bright & summery. Great use of product too. Thanks for sharing some of your great tips & tricks.
    Cheers Di xo

  2. I just love those little ocean themed silver charms, they are adorable and both of your layouts are fabulous.

  3. Great work Linda - it's very impressive how you've just touched up some of the products to compliment your colours

  4. sensational Linda this sure does feel like summer x

  5. oh Linda these are both just oh so yummy!

  6. Beautiful work! I am loving all of the Green Tara goodness you have used on these lovely layouts! xoxo

  7. Lovely work! Love the mix of colors!