Friday, 31 May 2013

My First Green Tara Post...By Sandi Smith

Hi excited today to be posting as a designer 
here at Green Tara!! 
It is such an honor to be a part of this amazing team. 
Here`s a little about me....
 My name is Sandi Smith and I live in Newfoundland, Canada with my 
wonderful husband and 2 great kids, Rick is 21 and Claudine is 14.
I did my first layout in January 2010 and was immediately hooked! 
I am obsessed with all things associated with scrapping and I am always
 in "scrapbook mode ", constantly looking at things in our everyday lives 
for sources of inspiration.
I love to tear, wrinkle, sew and to get messy with gesso, mists and paint.  

I also love to refinish antique furniture and my latest love is painting girls 
on mixed media backgrounds. I don`t feel I have a definite style...
my creations can be vintage, shabby chic or loaded with paints ,
sprays and gesso...depends on my mood and what 
inspires me at that time. is my first layout of my sweet girl...


I used the gorgeous Kaisercraft Basecoat collection and 
went a little crazy with molding paste and gelatos. 
Just look at those gorgeous 
Heirloom flowers in yellow and red and they come in different sizes!!!
I also used TONS of Skeleton Leaves and some smaller flowers..
.the red flower spray, cherry blossoms, rosebuds and roses.
You will also see some natural Raffia weaved through the ScrapMatts
 Chipboard Frame and tucked into the flower cluster.
 And a  closeup of those gorgeous flowers...

"You Make Me Smile"
My next layout "You Make Me Smile`` contains 
LOADS of Green Tara Goodies!

I used mainly pinks and yellows and gave the cluster a few sprays of 
Cosmos Glimmermist and a few dabs of pink this color combo. 
There`s Azaleas, Heirloom, Roses, Cherry Blossoms, tiny rosebuds 
and Skeleton Leaves all tucked into that cluster! You will also see some of 
the new Burlap Ribbon in Watermelon nestled in there too!

And a couple more closeups...

 My last project for this month is a Birthday card that once again uses 
the beautiful Azaleas, cherry blossoms and skeleton Leaves. 
I just love that gorgeous lace trim along the bottom of the card.

All the chippies you see on my projects are from Scrapmatts.
That`s it for me this month and Happy Scrapping!!


Green Tara Products Used


  1. Oh Sandi, I gasped when I saw these! They are all beautiful! Exquisite is just what the title says, and all those blooms you mixed.....that is really showcasing those beautiful blooms!!! And the card, that cluster is amazing! Super gorgeous work, this is stunning stuff!

  2. Stunning background work, and I adore how you incorporate the colors of the brilliant flowers in your work.

  3. Your projects define BEAUTY! Love all of these, Sandi!

  4. WOW! WOW! WOW! these are BEYOND STUNNING Sandi... the color combo's are truly delightful... Your work is SO GORGEOUS!!

  5. Gobsmacked they are all totally divine

  6. Woowww i love your background! and the flowers are so beautifull!

  7. Totally STUNNING projects Sandi. Actually stunning is an under statement. Love your colour combos & adore your clustering. Fantastic use of all those Green Tara products too. Fab post. Cheers Di xo

  8. What gorgeous colors and textures on these projects - I love each one of them!!!

  9. Absolutely beautiful - love your colour choices.

  10. Sandi your clusters are amazing!!! And the colors you choose are gorgeous!!!Great work!!!xx