Sunday, 19 May 2013

3 Layouts, by Mistra Hoolahan

Hi lovelies, Mistra here with you again!

First up today, I have a little bit of sunshine to share with you.  The theme for my blog this year is sunflowers, to help bring a little shine to my life, but somehow they are also making it into my scraproom, which is a great thing!!


I snapped a photo of one of my 'fake' sunflowers and popped it on Instagram and thought why not scrap it.  I love this deep yellow and thought it would make a fun change in colour to scrap.

When looking through my Green Tara stash I found this rather 'out there' {for me anyways} wired orange organza ribbon with green and yellow flowers, and knew right away I had to use it for this layout, isn't it perfectly fabulous!?!   Softened with a sweet bow of white polka dot organza it really has become a wonderful feature on my page and I love it.

I have layered some 10cm Petals which I have trimmed in half first, White Petals, Gardenias and sweet little Yellow Roses to create a couple of sweet bouquets of flowers!   The Petals have very quickly become a new favourite of mine, proving that nothing in scrapping truly is 'old', everything can be used again in different ways, a great product is always a great product!

I've also tucked in some velvet leaves to add a little more luxury and some sweet little bows.  These bows are ready made and are soooo iddy tiny, I couldn't tie them that small myself if I tried!


I found this photo somewhere on the net, either Pinterest or Facebook, and was moved by it.  The books wrapped in scrap paper, the pretty flowers, the gorgeous colours!  So it had to be scrapped.. I'm going to frame this one and use it as decoration in my scrap room.


It's a simple design, but the patterns in the paper, and all these gorgeous flowers, ribbons and lace from Green Tara make it look just right!

I've used polka dot organza and the herringbone ribbon to create 2 bows.  I love bows, especially on soft feminine layouts!

These Batik Vintage Asters were the perfect shades to match the papers and the photo... how sweet are they!?!  I love the green stamen centres on these as well as the mottled pattern on the petals.

I've tucked in some cherry blossoms and white roses with the asters and layered some petals to tuck in under the cluster edges.  I've also folded over some little offcuts of the polka dot organza and herringbone ribbons to make little 'tabs', which I have tucked in under my photo and paper layers to add interest.


And lastly I have this one to share with you which I did
 a few weeks ago now.


This is myself and my friend Nancy, hamming it up for the camera at Tomorrow's Memories last 12 hour crop.  The theme was the 70's and it was FUN!  Lots of ABBA, bad singing, terrible clothes and heaps of naughtiness!  

The Polka Dot Organza was such a great match for the polka dot background papers, simply couldn't not use it!

Another fabulous match was these Apple Blossoms and Cherry Blossoms, it's like they were made for the page! 

Thanks for visiting today, I hope these inspire you today!

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Green Tara Products used:

10cm Petals, Daffodil Yellow FDS023DY
White Petals PFLP13
Apple Blossoms, White FDV044Wh
1cm Roses, White FDR001Wh
1.5cm Roses, Gold FDR003Go
3cm Velvet Leaves, Green XL266Gr
38mm Organa Flower Wire Edged Ribbon,  Orange/Green/Yellow RB326OGY
38mm Polka Dot Organza, White RBB221Wh
2cm Bows, White BOWWH

4cm Aster, Batik Vintage FDS026BatV
6.5cm Aster, Batik Vintage FDS029BatV
4cm Petals, Plum FK018PL
Cherry Blossoms, White FLC22Wh
1cm Roses, White FDR001Wh
1.5cm Roses, White FDR003Wh
20mm Herringbone Ribbon, Dusky Pink RB405DP
38mm Polka Dot Organza, RBB221P
10cm Lace, Off White L3042W

38mm Polka Dot Organza, Pale Blue RBB221PB
Apple Blossoms, Blue FDV044B2
Apple Blossoms, Blue/White FDV044B
Cherry Blossoms, 2 Tone Blue FLC22BPB


  1. So wonderful to come here and be inspired by Mistras 3 stunning creation!!Loved them all!

  2. All gorgeous Mistra, love the sunflower one the best

  3. Your projects this month are just beautiful Mistra. I love the sunflower themed page - those layers are awesome! You really do ribbons and lace so well.

  4. These are all really beautiful Mistra.

  5. Loving your pages Mistra - Stunning

  6. I echo what all the others have said. The sunflower one is my fave, just so beautiful. You really do ribbons & lace to perfection Mistra. Cheers Di xo

  7. Beautiful work Mistra! I like them all, but the second one is my favorite!

  8. Mistra, you have really used the trims in ways that make these beautiful projects just so dimensional and warm looking! Everything looks placed so naturally, not just stuck on the page somehow!!! These are esquisite!!! Gorgeous work!

  9. Mistra, you have done wonders with the ribbon!!! Wow! they are all stunning!!!xx