Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Happiness, Enjoy and Creative Wings Journal by Mistra Hoolahan


Hi everyone... today I have a layout of myself and my hubby to share with you, a rare snap because usually one of us is the one behind the camera.  I have used some papers I found in my stash that were a lovely soft grey tone, and had intended on creating a monochromatic colour scheme, but I needed to add some colour and this olive green was just perfect. 

I coloured the tips of some white petals with Mossy Mix'd Media Inx, as well as the edges of my paper layers.  The white Cherry Blossoms were sprayed with watered down paint, to match the colour tones I created in the background papers.  They colour so beautifully, without falling apart.

I have used Silk Flowers with Swarovski Crystal Centres, Cherry Blossoms, 3cm Roses and a Primula to create this sweet cluster... the new Primula's are beautiful and just the perfect size!

I have trimmed up the heart Silver Diamante Trim to create little embellishments, they have a wonderful sparkle to them.  I've also added some Dew Drops just to add that little extra interest to the page - they compliment flower clusters perfectly!

 Green Tara Products used:

Grey Black Primula - XF9325BG
White 2cm Silk Flowers with Swarovski Crystal Centres -  SDWhS60
White 3cm Silk Flowers with Swarovski Crystal Centres - SDWHL60
White Cherry Blossoms - FLC22Wh
Black 3cm Roses - FDR024BL
White 5.5cm Petals - PFLP12

12mm Heart Silver Diamante Trim - RBY39
10mm Round Silver Diamante Trim - RBY28
White 2cm Bows - BowWh



And now a layout with some new photos of me!  Finally not a self portrait either, love this photo!  Last year was a roller coaster ride, serious lows with some amazing highs... I'm hoping for a smoother journey this year.  Whatever comes though, I'm going to enjoy this journey and take comfort in all those wonderful little things!

I have had fun with some big blooms here!!  The stunning Laurel, my favourite Heirloom flowers, Silk Flowers with Swarovski Crystal Centres and the beautiful Primula's.

I have placed the title on a Coloured Jute Ribbon background... 

... and creates beautiful bows!

Until next time, take care of you!

Mis xo

Green Tara Products used:

Grey Blue 6.5cm Heirloom - XF9213GB
Ivory 6.5cm Heirloom - XF9213Iv
Grey Blue 4cm Heirloom - XF9317GB
Burgundy/Red Laurel - XF9218BR
Rose 3cm Silk Flowers with Swarovski Crystal Centres - SDRoL60

Silver Grey Coloured Jute Ribbon - RB407SG


Creative Wings Journal

I also wanted to share this altered journal with you which I created last month.  I re-covered a Dusty Journal, but instead of rebinding with the wire, I used Green Tara's Satin Rat Tail Cord, it was perfect and I love the look of it, much softer than the wire!

I love the new Teal colour of the Heirloom Flowers... I saved this one for special!  Teamed up with a smaller 4cm Heirloom Flower, Sakura, Roses and Cherry Blossoms it created such a wonderful impact within the 'bouquet'.

I've used some gorgeous lace with a border of pearl organza and silver diamante trim, I adore this Wave patterned one!

I've got no idea what I'm going to keep in here... it's too delicate for an art journal... perhaps I'll keep some sketches and inspirational idea in there.  No matter what, it will be something creative!

6.5cm Heirloom Flower - Teal - XF9213Te
4cm Heirloom Flower - Ivory - XF9317Iv
Cherry Blossoms - White - FLC22Wh
2cm Roses - Ivory - FDR006Iv
2cm Roses - White - FDR006Wh
5cm Sakura - White - XF9221Wh

10mm Wave Silver Diamante Trim - RBY25
8.5cm Off White Lace - L2898OW
9mm Twisted Organza Pearl Ribbon - RB6715Wh
2mm Satin Rat Tail Cord - Ivory - RB1204Iv
2mm Satin Rat Tail Cord - White - RB1204Wh


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  1. Gorgeous Layouts!! I just love how they turned out. The flowers are gorgeous!

  2. Oh these are beautiful Mistra and I absolutely ADORE the monochromatic look you have used in your first layout!

  3. oh Mistra these are all so so delicious...and you look amazing :)

  4. absolutely AMAZING. You are such an inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing :)

  5. wonderful works of art, totally in love with the book :)

  6. Totally LOOOOOOOOVE all of these Mistra. Just exquisite. You work is always so wonderfully soft & dreamy. So many beautiful details.
    Cheers Di xo

  7. Totally awesome work Mistra - I absolutely love the journal

  8. Wow! these are absolutely stunning.. very pretty.. love the lace and flowers.. gorgeous creations Mistra!

  9. Just stunning Mistra, totally adore the first layout you look fantastic. Here's to a great year

  10. Mistra, each of these is divine!!!! So gorgeous and beautifully layered..love them all!!!

  11. Gorgeous Mistra, you work wonders with the beautiful Green Tara flowers.

  12. Mistra, great designs!!!! So inspirational! TFS!!xxx

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