Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Layouts with Rachael Funnell

Girl Cousins

Hi there!
My Girl Cousins  layout  is of my DD & 2 of her Cousins.....
 I've used Scraps Of Elegance - October kit & then added
 lots of Green Tara goodness....
The cluster here has some green ferns, a red lace pearl,
cherry blossom, apple blossom & over on the right side
 I have used a Pale pink Organza rosette ribbon...

 I cut a couple of the pink rosettes from the Organza ribbon
placed them though my cluster, along with a Rain Forest Butterfly, 
 a burnt orange satin rosette & a white primula flower.....

 Some dusty pink Herringbone ribbon,
I just LOVE this ribbon...

Green Tara products:
**NEW** Lace Pearl 3cm Lace Pearl Flowers  Red
Fern Green 7cm


Next up!
Is this layout of my DS...

  Green Tara have such a GREAT range of ribbons...
Here I've used the black self adhesive leaf garland along
with midnight blue Shimmer threaded ribbon!!
 Also! a couple of the Olive Wire stars &
some ever  so CUTE,  2 Toned Blue Cherry Blossom......

I thought I'd stamp onto the Green Ferns to give them a bit more 
of a grunge feel ....I've also popped in there a Black/Grey Primula 
& Blue/Grey Bead Stem.....

OH! I even used  the backing from the self adhesive leaf garland...

Green Tara Products:
9mm Shimmer Threaded ribbon, Midnight Blue
Wire Star 3cm Olive 
Cherry Blossoms 2 Tone Blue
Fern Green 7cm
**NEW** Primula 4.5cm Silk and Organza Flowers  Black Grey
27cm Blue/Silver Bead Stem 


  And lastly from me today! is this layout of my DD....
This is my take on Keeping The Best - Sketch #52!!!

The Cream/Yellow Laurel flower is just GORGEOUS...
I have also used  a Lime Sakura & & a couple of Cherry blossoms!!  
 The teal colored Cherry blossoms were in fact White Cherry blossoms,
I have just sprayed them.....

 A few mini Rosebuds, a Gold wire Heart & a little bit of the 
Turquoise Butterfly on the wire ribbon....

Green Tara Products:
CODE: XF9221Li
CODE: RB6764Tu


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Saturday, 26 January 2013

Splashes Of Colour by Kim Price

I just love to create layouts that speak for themselves. I've used a favourite snapshot of my father and I taken just before we entered the church on my wedding day. It was such an exciting moment and filled with happiness, so I chose to use bright and happy colours to reflect this. I just adore these vivid orange and yellow Chrysanthemums and I have used these as the inspiration for this layout. So simple and yet they add such impact.

Aren't they just amazing!

Green Tara Products Used:

Chrysanthemums - FLT170

And in a more classic style I have created this little jewellery gift box
 to hold a little something special. 
I had so much fun creating the cluster on the top
 of the box for this project and I really love the combination of
 deep, rich purples with mint green, creams and white. 
It really makes a statement for something so small. 

In this view you can see the row of white lace I have gesso'd into place as well as the addition of a single tiny purple flower placed at the opposite end for balance. 

This last detailed photo gives a better look at the cluster as well as the ribbon, cord and velvet leaf elements.

Green Tara Products Used:

Lace 2cm Off White - L2895OW
Pleated Organza Ribbon Aubergine - RB315Au
9mm Velvet Ribbon Violet - RBPVV
2mm Satin Rat Tail Cord Ivory - RB1204Iv
Green Paper Leaves 3.5cm - LA15Gr
Velvet Leaves 3cm Purple - XL266Pu
Heirloom Silk and Organza 4cm Flower White - XF9317Wh
2cm Rose Purple - FDR009Pu
2cm Rose Mint - FDR009Mi
1.5cm Rose White - FDR003Wh
1cm Rose Lavender - FDR001L
1cm Mini Rosebud Purple - FDV025Pu
1.5cm Flower White - FDVW
1.5cm Flower Purple - FDVPu

For my final project I am sharing a layout I created on kraft cardstock and featuring a variety of Green Tara flowers along with ribbon and laces. This was one of my favourite layouts I created in 2012 so I wanted to share this on the Green Tara blog as well. I just adore the beautiful colours of the Green Tara products against the kraft background - a stunning effect.

Green Tara Products Used:

1cm Lace Off White - L2897OW
2.4cm Lace White - L2912W
50mm Cobweb Lace Teal - RB6772Te
9mm Vertical Stripe Ribbon Green/Blue - RB400T9
3cm Velvet Leaves White - XL266Wh
23cm Silver/Acrylic Teardrop Spray Smoke - XB30526S
Cherry Blossoms Pink - FLC22P 
4cm Heirloom Silk and Organza Flower Teal - XF9317Te
3cm White Rose - FDR024Wh
1.5cm Rose Hot Pink - FDR003HP
1cm Mini Rosebuds Turquoise - FDV025Tu
1cm Mini Rosebuds Hot Pink - FDV025HP
3cm Calla Lilies Cerise - FDV051Cer
Daisies Pink - FDS027P
3 Layer Gardenia Turquoise - FDV054Tu

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-Kim xx

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Halloween Shabby Green Tara Style
& An Unusual Layout for Me.....

By Linda Thompson

"Incy Wincy Spider"

Miss Imogen was not in the mood for playing dress ups and 
wouldn't smile, no matter how hard we tried.

Green Tara Mesh & Satin Frill ribbon cut to look like banner pieces.

White Wire Cord used to thread through the banner and curl
 at each end, topped with a black Flower Spray.

Ripped up pieces of cobweb ribbon added here and there.

Larger cluster of beautiful Green Tara Blooms.

Smaller cluster of Green Tara Blooms.

More cobweb ribbon and scrapmatts Flourishes.

Green Tara Products Used

10mm Satin Frill Ivory - CODE: RB436Iv
10mm Satin Frill Black - CODE: RB436BL
1mm Wire Cord White - CODE: RB1164Wh
50mm Cobweb Black - CODE: RB6772BL
Velvet Rose 12 8cm Velvet Flowers Mint CODE: XF9217Mi
Tutu 5cm Organza and Pearl Flowers Pink 
Lollipop 4.5cm Satin Flowers  Black CODE: XF9322BL
Heirloom 4cm Silk and Organza Dusky Pink CODE: XF9317DP
Heirloom 4cm Silk and Organza Dusky Pink - CODE: XF9317DP
Flower Sprays Black - CODE: PFSTBL
1cm Mini Rosebuds Black - CODE: FDV025BL
Black Roses 2cm - CODE: FDR006Bl
Pale Pink Roses 2 cm - CODE: FDR006PP


"New Ride"

I am totally hopeless at doing simple layouts these days, the less is more rule seams to escape me every time.
I just have to stick something on every empty space I can see.
 This month I challenged myself,  I wanted to try, but it didn't quite
 go to plan. It almost had me in a frenzy but after adding a
 few more bits I was finally happy.

I loved this bright background paper but it was too busy for
 the photos, so I gave it a coat of watered down white paint.

I knew I wanted to create a banner across the page so I started
with some Green Tara Rats Tail Cord,  cut the photos,
 and set about making random sized banner tags.

Adding a couple of small clusters of Green Tara flowers and
cutting up a Leaf ribbon in red to create small leaves in the clusters.

Another cluster of Green Tara flowers, this time using a 7cm petal flower
folded into four and lightly dusted with white ink.

Green Tara string in red was used to create a flower.
 A spring flower topped with a Cherry Blossom created yet
 another great flower.  Lastly I have used another 4cm petal which
was again folded into four and added to the bikes
 basket & then topped with a rose.

Green Tara Products Used

Rat Tail Cord 50m roll Red-CODE: RB1204R
Paper String Red-CODE: PSR
Satin Leaf Garland, Red-CODE: RB573AR
Primula 4.5cm Silk and Organza Flowers Pale Green-CODE: XF9325PG
Cherry Blossoms White -CODE: FLC22Wh
Cherry Blossoms Red-CODE: FLC22R
Cherry Blossoms Red/White-CODE: FLC22RW
1.5cm Roses Green-CODE: FDR003Gr
1.5cm Roses Turquoise-CODE: FDR003Tu
1.5cm Roses Pale Yellow-CODE: FDR003YP
7cm Petals, Sky Blue-CODE: FDS021B1
4cm Petals, Turquoise.-CODE: FK018Tu
"Periwinkle" Green-CODE: IF2P1a


My brother coming home inspired me to create a card.
 It has been eight years since I last saw him.

"New House"

This was a sample piece of  Kaiser Craft paper and
 it was the perfect size for a card backdrop,
 topped off with Green Tara goodies of course.

Green Tara Silver Spray used to look like a tree. 
 Petals in lime were folded in half then the tops painted 
a little and layered to create the look of grass.

Tiny flowers and lace also from Green Tara.

Green Tara Products Used

1.5cm Flower Aqua-CODE: FDVAq

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Thanks for dropping by.

Linda Thompson

Until next time

Linda xxx

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Pretty and Bright
by Jan Rankine

My Angel on Earth

Hi everyone - it's my turn on the blog today and I have three 
layouts to share with you.
This first one features two photos of my little friend Emma.
Green Tara goodies lend themselves to any type of layout you 
want and I wanted soft and pretty for this one.

Green Tara's Polka Dot Organza Ribbon makes such beautiful
bows -& it comes in several colours.

I've used the new Wild Rose flower and the beautiful
Primula and 4cm Heirloom along with Roses and 
Velvet Leaves.

There are so many Green Tara ribbons and trims available
it is never difficult to find something to enhance any layout.
Here I've used Pale Pink Flower Edge Organza overlayed
with Pink Bead Garland, then I've added some of the new
Silver Diamante Trim.

I've tucked a little Rainforest Butterfly just behind the new
Wild Rose.   Both these products are available in several 
different colours.
All of my chipboard is from 2 Crafty.

Products Used

CODE: XF9318Wh

The Magic of You

I had fun using more vibrant colours on this layout.  All 
Green Tara products are available in such a wide range
of colours & all this chipboard again, is from
2 Crafty Chipboard.

The Apricot Wild Rose was just perfect for this layout.
I've highlighted my stamped background  using a little Mini Flower,
a 1cm Rose and a single flower off the Flower/Leaf Spray

Green Tara Products Used
CODE: XF9221Li
CODE: XF9325Iv
CODE: XF9318Ap
CODE: XF9317Pe
CODE: XF9317Lat
CODE: RB6772Ru

Best Wishes

I created this layout for a challenge over at CSI.

Green Tara Sakura and Gardenia are the main features of
this cluster.

One of my most favourite Green Tara flowers is the pretty and
delicate Primula.  I've teamed it here with a 4cm Heirloom and
some Roses and Velvet Leaves.

Add a little bit of Bud-n-Bow Ribbon and you have the perfect
finishing touch for your layout.

Products Used

CODE: XF9221Li
CODE: RB6761Ol

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Thanks for dropping by.

 Jan Rankine
 Until next time

Luv, Jan xx

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Be bold with Green Tara - Vicky Varvadouka


Hello Green Tara friends and happy 2013!!!

I decided to use bold striking colors for my layouts this time! They just make me happy!!!
For the background, I have cut a few stripes of patterned paper and have put them in the middle!
I used some brown glimmer glam and a few different size bottle tops to make the circles! Then I splashed some drops of glimmer mist and I added some stickles randomly here and there!!!

A very clever thing to do is to use the flower sprays! You can cut them to pieces and spread them all around the page!! They look amazing!!!

I have used the beautiful new satin rosettes, the heirloom and the lace flowers! They are just awesome!! 
I also love to use the cobweb (in ANY color) and the lovely bud & bow ribbon!!!

 Roses are my favorite flowers and you will see them in almost all my projects!

3cm Ivory Roses 
1.5cm Roses Mint
1.5cm Roses Brown
100 Flower Sprays Gold

"Boyz in class love me"

For this background, I have used a stencil, distress inks and gesso!!!

Something else I love to use in any color are the skeleton leaves!!!
 They are discreet and yet so impressive and add texture!!

Here I have used the frill ribbon to make a bow!
 It gives nice texture to a project!



CODE: RB6772Co

CODE: RB6772Te

CODE: RB6772Wh




CODE: XF9317Te

CODE: XF9332Tu

CODE: XF9320Bu



"Magic carousel"

This is my youngest DD Ioli on the carousel last Christmas, when we visited a "Santa village" in Trikala! It was really magic! Small lights and ornaments everywhere, chocolote, candies, lollipops...We will go there again this year because the children loved it!!!

As you see, I have used the gorgeous Green Tara flowers and trims!!!

The banner was made by black paper string!!!

I hope you enjoyed my bold projects and try out yourself!!!
Don't be afraid! Just go for it! Use your stencils, colors and gorgeous Green Tara goodies!!!
Have a nice day!!!