Sunday, 3 March 2013

Repurposed Coffee Jar and Two Layouts by Kim Price

Hi again everyone! Today I wanted to share a few really exciting things I have been working on over the past few weeks. I have absolutely fallen head over heels for the Green Tara texture papers and have featured them in two of my projects today so you can get an idea of just how fabulous they are. 

In this first creation I have upcycled an old coffee jar and given it a gorgeously French chic look using a vintage style label and lots of Green Tara goodies. To achieve this amazing marble/alabaster look simply apply some torn Mango Leaf paper onto a dried gesso base using some Mod Podge or similar! The effect is simply stunning! 

I have then used Green Tara tulle, paper string and pearls to create a tattered bow at the top of my jar and finished the whole thing off with some fabulous Green Tara blooms. 

Here is a closer look at the amazing Mango Paper technique along with the rows of trim covering the screw top lid.

And another look at the tattered tulle bow. You can recreate this look by carefully applying heat with a heat tool, taking extra care not to apply heat for too long. This results in the tulle randomly melting and creating "holes" in the bow for a gorgeous shabby look.

Products used in this project: 

Milled Mango Leaf Paper Natural - 1212MaNat
Tulle Ivory - RB163Iv
Paper String White - PSWh
Pearl Trim Ivory - RBKPIv
Primula 4.5cm Ivory - XF9325Iv
3 Flower Sprays White - PFST1
2cm Rose Mint - FDR009Mi
1.5cm Rose Mint - FDR003Mi

For my second project I have used a 12x12 sheet of handmade mulberry paper, adding some glimmery colour with some mist and then creating my arrangement on top. I have used some brand new Green Tara Azalea flowers which are oh so beautiful along with a skeleton leaf, some sweet little satin leaf trim and a large loopy suede bow. 

Aren't these new azaleas just gorgeous! And they look so great with some satin leaf trim peeking out from behind them! 

Here is a closer look at the dimension and detail - and you can also see more of the gorgeous texture in the mulberry paper.

Materials used include:

Handmade Mulberry Paper Natural -  1212HMNat
5cm Azaleas - FLA100
3cm Rose Ivory - FDR024Iv
1cm Roses Pale Pink - FDR001PP
Satin Leaf Garland Cream - RB573AC
1cm Mini Rosebuds Yellow - FDV025Y
Rubber Tree Skeleton Leaves Gold - RT151
Silver Acrylic Teardrop Spray - XB30526
3.5cm Green Paper Leaves - LA15Gr
3 Flowers Spray White - PFST1
3mm Suede Cord Sand - RB761Sd

And for my last project I thought I would share this layout which I made a couple of weeks ago featuring a some handpainted paper flowers from Green Tara. These are so simple to create and they look wonderful all painted up and layered together. Add some Green Tara stamens for that finishing touch and these flowers really pack a punch. 

Here is a closer look at my handmade daises with the stamen centres, along with some velvet leaves and metallic trim. 

I have been using skeleton leaves in my projects since the day I started scrapbooking 11 years ago now and they are still one of my favourite embellishments. Here I have used a hot pink leaf to coordinate with the rest of the layout. Such a simple touch but it adds so much texture and interest to your finished page. 

Products used include: 

4cm Petals White - FK018Wh
2cm Gerbera Petals White - FK05Wh
60mm Flocked Stamen White - ST038Wh
60mm Flocked Stamen Yellow - ST038Y
3cm Velvet Leaves Green - XL266Gr
3 Flower Spray Gold - PFSTGo
Cherry Blossoms Pink - FLC22P
2cm Roses Hot Pink - FDR009HP
1.5cm Roses Pink - FDR003P
1.5cm Roses Bright Yellow - FDR003Y
1.5cm Roses Orange - FDR003O
1cm Mini Rosebuds White - FDV025Wh
Shimmer Ribbon Fuschia - RB243Fu
10cm Skeleton Leaves Pink - RTB312

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Thanks for dropping by.

-Kim xx


  1. Oooooh Kim, these are all DEVINE !!!! So many gorgeous things & some great tips too. Love what you have done with everything here. FANTABULOUS post my friend. Cheers Di xo

  2. Outstanding work again, love the jar and your mulberry paper layout, everything is wonderful :)

  3. Beautiful in every single way imaginable!

  4. wow Kim you have outdone yourself again ... that jar is heavenly .. thanks for sharing xoxo

  5. Wow what amazing projects totally love them all

  6. These are absolutely fabulous Kim - love them all!!

  7. Thank you guys, so glad you like them!

  8. oh Kim I always love all the negative space on your work..and that jar is amazing :)

  9. Each of these is so gorgeous with the one and only "Kim" style...fantastic work, I love them all!!!

  10. ABSOLUTELY SPECTACULAR are both layouts & Coffee Jar....

  11. Love how effective your layouts are! And your gorgeous use of colors! Love! xoxo

  12. Beautiful Kim! My favorite is the last one... it is gorgeous!