Sunday, 28 April 2013

2 Layouts and a Card
by Mistra Hoolahan

Our Sweet Girl

Hi everyone!  Today I have a couple of simple layouts to share with you using monochromatic colour schemes.  This first using just Black, White and Green as it's feature.  I was sorting through my papers, ready to cull them since they were overflowing their storage.  I try to do this at least once a year, put them back into order, sort out ones I like but haven't used and pass them onto my mum.   When doing this I found these old papers and just knew I had to use them.  

While looking for what colour to use with them I found the green toned flowers, perfect!  Bright and happy and something a little unusual!  I have used Roses, Primula's and Silk with Swarovski Crystal flowers on this one, as well as one of my favourite lace trims.

They may only be sweet little clusters... but with the monotone background they really add impact!

I've stamped some of the background with some stamps, painted a wooden butterfly white and then sprayed across the stamped and clustered areas with Green Olive Smooch Spritz.  As always the flowers and the lace hold the colours beautifully.


Odd One Out

This one focuses on purple! When I was younger, purple used to be a favourite colour of mine, everything I wore or had in my room was purple, but nowadays it's not a colour I usually use... I often shy away from it, however, I found this photo in my stash of NY photos when I created my True Romance layout and I knew right away that this one NEEDED the purple Heirloom Flowers, it was a perfect match!  I grabbed them out of my stash {all my flowers and trims are bagged by colours, making them really easy to find} and also found the Primulas and Cherry Blossoms matched beautifully also.  Making this layout loads of fun, and easy to finish!

I've created clusters with Heirloom Flowers, Cherry Blossoms, Primulas and White Petals and accented them with Silver Diamante Trim, Lace and Tulle.  And last but not least added a couple of Green Tara's sweet Embossed Butterflies.

I folded the White Petals in half and tucked them in under the clusters to soften the edges.  The small Heirloom Rose was a little large for my cluster so I removed the bottom layer of petals, and then tucked this in up on the top left, adding interest and keeping the exact tone I needed.

The handmade ruffle was topped off with a layer of White Tulle, Lace and some Silver Diamante Trim.

I have also cut the Heart Diamante Trim to individual hearts to use as little 'trinket' accents throughout the page.

Once the layout was all put together I covered the photo and sprayed with Mixed Berries Smooch Spritz to add some more of the purple tones throughout.


High Tea Card

One last share with you all today, a sweet little card I made just for the fun of it. I was rummaging through my charms and found this sweet teapot and teacup, and after having just sorted all my papers out I remembered the sweet teacup images on Pion's "For Mother" range, so created a cute little High Tea card.  I love High Tea, would love to go with some girlfriends one day to one of the fancy places... but there's nothing wrong with having sweet little treats and teacups at home on a girly day in!

I have trimmed the card with these gorgeous flowers and ribbons and laces.  I have used a Pincushion flowers and layered it with a Lace Pearl flower in matching tones.  Then I've tied a big floofy bow using Polka Dot Organza ribbon.   This ribbon really is the ultimate in girly sweetness... it's just one of those perfect ribbons! 

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Green Tara Products used:

Our Sweet Girl
Silk Flowers with Swarovski Crystal Centres. 3cm Black - SDBLL60
Primula 4.5cm Silk and Organza Flowers - Pale Green - XF9325PG
2cm Rose Mint - FDR009Mi
2cm Rose - White - FDR009Wh
Lace - 3cm White - L2853W

Odd One Out
5cm Petals - White - PFLP07
Heirloom 4cm Silk and Organza - Purple - XF9317Pu
Heirloom 6.5cm Silk and Organza Flowers - Purple - XF9213Pu
Primula 4.5cm Silk and Organza Flowers - Purple - XF9325Pu
Cherry Blossoms - White - FLC22Wh
Cherry Blossoms - Violet - FLC22V
Embossed Butterflies - Pink/Purple - DCBuPP
10mm Wave Silver Diamante Trim - RBY25
18mm Heart Silver Diamante Trim - RBY19
3cm Lace - White - L2853W

High Tea Card
Lace Pearl 3cm Lace Pearl Flowers - Dusky Pink - XF9332DP
Pincushion 6cm Soft Fabric Flower - Dusky Pink - XF9320DP
38mm Polka Dot Organza - Pink - RBB221P
2cm Lace -  Off White - L2895OW


  1. Just beautiful Mistra...every creation is Stunning!!!!

  2. All beautiful projects but that green and black together is absolutely striking!!!

  3. Loving the green big time, totally amazing background

  4. Fab use of all those beautiful Green Tara goodies, but I would have to say that the green one is my fave. Love them all.
    Cheers Di xo

  5. Really beautiful Mistra - love them all.

  6. Love the monochromatic and the flowers look so beautiful.

  7. WOW! WOW! WOW! the details are just EXQUISITE.... all of these are TRULY GORGEOUS!!!

  8. Absolutely breathtaking Mistra, and that first layout is a real showstopper! Fabulous work.

  9. Amazing projects! Awesome inspiring backgrounds!! Love them all!!!xx