Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Two Extremes....Vintage & Modern
By Di Garling

Hello everyone. Thanks for calling by the blog.
Today I have three layouts to show you with lots of yummy
Green Tara goodies.
Firstly I have this vintage layout to share, called
"Those were the Days".

For the top flower cluster I have used one of the new 
Satin Rosettes in a beautiful sage colour & it has a pearl centre. 
I have teamed it with a small Ivory rose.
I love this sage colour, it is so elegant.

For my bottom cluster I have used another one of our NEW flowers,
this one is called a  Primula. It is a black/grey with a hint of green.
Just a perfect vintage colour.

I have used four different beautiful Green Tara trims here,
 all in Ivory. I have actually woven them in the corner but when
I put my flower cluster on I covered the weaving up!!!
That wasn't very bright was it?
I've used lace, a gorgeous satin Bud N Bow trim &
the middle one on the  left is actually a self adhesive one.
 Too easy. Also I just love this little twisted pearl one.
We really are so spoilt for choice here at Green Tara.
I have listed all the names of all of these products at the 
bottom of my post. Scroll down to see them.

All of these beautiful chipboard pieces I have used are from
2 Crafty chipboard of course.


For my next layout I have stepped waaaay way outside of my 
comfort zone & done a modern/minimilist layout called
"The Magic of You"

Now for those of you that are  familiar with my work, 
you will know what I mean, I never do minimilist so I 
have stepped up to the plate on this one.

Firstly I have used that new Green Tara Wired Cord that I used 
a couple of months ago, that I made the wreath with. I have just 
twisted & curled it around an awl until I was happy with the shape.
 It kind of reminds me of 3D doodling!!!
I'm really happy with how this cord turned out, 
just something a little different.

I have also added Silver Stems in peacock blue which I have
broken up into several pieces & scattered here & there.
Next I added some purple Skeleton Leaves to highlight the wings.

Here I have used another one of the many Green Tara ribbons,
this beautiful Shimmer Threaded Ribbon in a midnight blue.
This is the most gorgeous ribbon. I love love love it.
Midnight blue teamed with purple, a match made in heaven.

I have also used some of our beautiful new fabric flowers,
the Primula & Heirloom flowers, both in purple
& a few little roses thrown in for good measure.

In my top flower cluster I have used another piece of my
Twisted Cord as well as a Sakura flower & another
of our new flowers,the purple one is called a
 Lollipop flower.

In this photo you can see a close up of one of our sweet little 
Rainforest Butterflies in Lavender with a few 
roses which I misted to get the correct colour
 & finally some mini flowers scattered around.



This was a layout I did months ago, some of you may have seen it way 
back then, but I am in the habbit lately of changing things!!!
When Green Tara got their latest release of NEW flowers,
as soom as I saw these little Primulas in this lovely soft
green, I took off the ones I previously had on there & popped
these ones on instead. They really look much better!!!
Well I think they do.

I have also used some gorgeous lime Bud N Bow trim as well as one 
of the many Green Tara laces.
This beautiful pink flower is one called Heirloom, these comes in
lots of gorgeous colours. I have also used lots of Roses as well as
 some little Rosebuds tucked in here & there.
In the tear of the paper I have also use a Flower Spray in white
& I misted it in green to match my layout. I have also curled 
all of its stems to make it more realistic.

On some of the  Roses I have give them a coat of "Diamond Dust"
just to glam them up a little.
Again all of my chipboard is from 2 Crafty Chipboard.

Lots of stencilling & misting on my background to create
a backdrop as well as lots of distressing to finish off with.

Well thats all from me today. I hope I have inspired you a
little, to use some fabulous Green Tara flowers & trims on
your next project.

Remember to visit us on FACEBOOK too
so you stay in touch with what all the  
"Green Tara Girls"are creating,
as well as keeping up with 
new products as they arrive.

Until next time.

Green Tara Products Used

As Time Goes By

CODE: XF9330Sa
CODE: RB6761Iv
CODE: RB6715Iv

The Magic of You

CODE: XF9221Li
CODE: XF9325Pu
CODE: XF9322Pu
CODE: XB28558P


CODE: RB6761Ol
 Lace, 1.2cm White
CODE: L3054W


  1. I am so in love with your first layout!! I envy you your stash!!! Someday it is my hope to have so many things to choose from myself!!

    Until that day, I will just have to drool over yours and everyone else...lol

  2. How absolutely fabulous Di - I love everything about these layouts. Kudos to you for doing minimalist. Well done!!!!

  3. all 3 layouts are TOTALLY GORGEOUS Di.... you have done an AMAZING job with Minimalist layout!!! LOVE the color combos in each layout too!!!

  4. so so gorgeous Di and love all the yummy GT products on these. and you rocked the Minimalist layout

  5. So happy to see you step outside your comfort zone to try something new! What a great example of a minimalist style! LOVE the vintage layout too - it's so adorably....vintage! All the new blooms look great, I'm totally loving all three :)

  6. extreme away Di, these are all so beautiful.. loving all your colors and details x well done on your minimalist layout, good on you x

  7. well done Di, the minimalist layout looks amazing as do the others.

  8. Wow, Di, these are all so delish!!!!!! Gorgeous creations, each and every one, and good for you for stepping outside of your comfort zone a bit..it suits you well!! I'm loving seeing the new flowers :) :)

  9. WOW!!!! Fantastic layouts Di!!! But I have to say that the last one "Dream" is my big favorite of yours!!!!!!!!! I totally LOVE everything about it!!!!! It is a masterpiece!!! The photos are sooooo cute, the color combo is perfect for a little girl and your design just gorgeous....wow!!!

  10. I love how you are able to use so many gorgeous Green Tara products in your work! So lovely, Di!

  11. Gorgeous... all of them, but the "Dream" one just has me coming back to look again... it's sigh worthy!!