Saturday, 4 May 2013

A Treasure Box & Jumbo Peg
By Linda Thompson

Welcome Green Tara Fans, today I thought I would share some
super cute items I made recently.

"My Treasure Box"

I haven't been to well this past month and I wanted to create 
something simple yet elegant, so I started with a
 6" tall gift box I got from Ikea.

I started by wrapping the box in some lace sequin trim, and I popped
 a small piece of foam on the corner of the lid to help pop my flowers
 up and make the ones at the back taller than the front.

Lots of Green Tara flowers were added, a big Lavender velvet rose, 
green tutu flower, purple gardenia, I have also used some mulberry petals.

Taking a single flower, scrunch it upwards in your fingers so the center 
of the flower becomes a point and the petals clump together creating
 a new look for the flower, these can be made with several layers also.
 I have used 4cm & 5cm flowers.

A big bold orange bow made from organza polka dot ribbon.

Some gorgeous skeleton leaves in lavender teamed up with some small
 off cuts of lavender pearl spray, cherry blossoms & rose buds.

A tutu flower in green tucked in the back.

As my creative spirit found its way past my coughing I created 2 small
 layout cards to go inside, I do still need to do one more for the last 3 kids.

Green Tara products used

10mm Lace Sequin CODE: RB309Wh
Gardenia Purple - CODE: FDV054Pu5
4cm Petals, Lavender CODE: FK018L
5cm Petals, Lavender CODE: FK03L
4cm Petals, Salmon CODE: FK018Sal
5cm Petals, Salmon CODE: FK03Sal
Apple Blossoms, Lilac CODE: FDV044L5
1cm Mini Rosebuds Lavender CODE: FDV025Lav
Cherry Blossoms Violet CODE: FLC22V


"Mini Layouts"

These mini layouts fit perfectly into the little gift box.

A sakura flower takes center place in this small flower cluster
 along with mulberry petals, cherry blossom and a large rose.
 A single piece of flower lace coloured and added under the cluster.

A small cluster of flowers featuring a rose that I have coloured,
 a couple of rose buds and some pearl spray. A little tag topped with
 some wave ribbon & some coloured lace added as a border
 at the top and bottom.

Taking a metal heart I first coated it in gesso then sprayed it with
 glimmer mist, I dried it with the heat gun and repeated the process
 until I was happy with the look, I then lightly sanded it so some of the 
metal showed through again. The heart was then wrapped in rat tails
 cord ribbon and a little rose bud added.

Lots of texture paste & sprays used to create the back ground 
and a stamp to finish it off.

Green Tara Products Used

4cm Petals, Salmon CODE: FK018Sal
4cm Petals, Lavender CODE: FK018L
Cherry Blossoms Violet CODE: FLC22V
2cm Rose Lavender CODE: FDR009L
1cm Mini Rosebuds Lavender CODE: FDV025Lav


A sakura flower takes the center place in this small flower cluster 
along with mulberry petals, cherry blossom and a primula flower
 that has been cut in half and tucked in so you don't know.
 A single piece of flower lace coloured and added under the cluster.

A small cluster of rosebuds and pearl spray topped with a metal butterfly 
that has been treated the same as the heart on the other page. 

A metal leaf also treated the same as the other metal embellishments,
 some white lace has been coloured to match the layout.

Again lots of texture paste and sprays added to create a unique background.

Green Tara Products Used

4cm Petals, Lavender CODE: FK018L
5cm Petals, Salmon CODE: FK03Sal
Cherry Blossoms Violet CODE: FLC22V
1cm Mini Rosebuds Lavender CODE: FDV025Lav


"Jumbo Wooden Peg"

I found this jumbo peg at my discount store, it stands 6" tall.

A pretty bow made out of wave ribbon and a little rose. 

I've cut the bottom layers off a pincushion flower and inked the edges,
 topped it with a little Memory Maze mushroom.

An ivory apple blossom has been coloured to suit and a
 cherry blossom in ivory also added with inked edges.
 I finished up with some more wave ribbon and a tiny yellow rose.

The peg was painted in gesso then Distress stain added
 and rubbed in with my fingers to blend the colours.

Green Tara Products Used

Apple Blossoms, Ivory CODE: FDV044Iv5
1.5cm Roses Ivory CODE: FDR003Iv
2cm Rose Brown  CODE: FDR009Br

That's all from me, thanks for stopping by
 and I'll see you again next month.

Linda Thompson


  1. Well you definitely create amazing things while sick!! Love all your projects! Love the purple/orange color' one of my favs and I love that giant pin! Hope you are feeling better!

  2. OH! MY GOODNESS Linda... Such GORGEOUS creations! with FANTASTIC array of little details!! The Purple,green & Orange combo is just DELIGHTFUL!!

  3. I'm with the girls, LOOOOOVE this colour combo Linda. Fabulous post, so many great details & such a great idea, mini layouts in a beautifully decorated box. Great post.
    Cheers Di xo

  4. Goodness Linda, these are exquisite! I love purple so that box is just really catching my eye, the clusters of gorgeous blooms, and those little pages!! And that clip is just so pretty with the colors you chose! Wonderful work!!!

  5. How perfectly beautiful Linda - these projects are gorgeous!!!

  6. Lovely projects Linda, full of tiny details ans beautiful colors! Love them!

  7. Wow Linda gorgeous projects! That giant peg is sensational!

  8. Wow!!!! I love all the colors and textures in your work!!! Fantastic!!!xx