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


  1. oh Linda these are all so so amazing...loving the colors and the cool banners :) delish :)

  2. I loooove all the banners and that Scrapmatts atc house is gorgeous ;)

  3. Wow, Linda, you are amazing!!!! I love the Halloween one, the colors are awesome!! Gorgeous work!!!

  4. The second layout with the banner is my favourite. Soooo innovative to use the photos as part of your banner Linda.
    Love the pics on the first one too. Cheers Di xo

  5. Love the banners Linda and your use of colour is amazing.

  6. Just gorgeous Linda! Love all of these

  7. 2 ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS layout Linda... & that Card is FANTASTIC!

  8. Wow Linda! This is beautiful! Love the banners on the layout! Thank you for the great inspiration!

  9. Stunning Linda... I am loving the 1st one, how totally adorable is Imogen {love that name}, the colours and everything on that layout is perfection!!

  10. The color palettes you used for the layouts are just gorgeous!!! Beautiful work as always! xoxo