Thursday, 25 July 2013

From Bold & Bright to Soft Soft Pastels
Three Layouts to Share
By Di Garling


Hello Green Tara fans. Thanks for calling by the blog.
Today I have three layouts to share with you & as always
I have used lots of gorgeous Green Tara products.

First up I would like to start off with this wildly BRIGHT
rainbow layout called "You". I was inspired to do this layout
by an old friend, Lisa Oxley. I have seen lots of people do 
their own version of this type of "rainbow" layout over the years but 
when I saw Lisa's version I was so inspired to give it a try.
Thanks for the inspiration Lisa & here is my version.

Obviously I have gone crazy with various sprays on both
 my background as well as on lots of different 
Green Tara flowers.

Before I talk about all these gorgeous flowers I would like to draw
your attention to this fabulous black  "Tuille" trim that is a new
 addition to the Green Tara range. Here I have torn a few pieces &
then simply tied it in a knot to create this fabulous accessory
to my flowers.

I have also used some of the NEW Green Tara Washi Tape.
They have so many fabulous designs in stock.
Make sure you head over to their website & check them all out.

Now for my flowers,
from left to right I have started with a black "Primula" flower
 followed by an "Azelea" & a "Rose" both I which were white & I 
sprayed to make them orange. Next up we have the gorgeous
yellow "Primula" & yellow "Rose", both of which came in this
already great shade of yellow, so no need to spray these two.

Next up I have used a black "Silk & Swarovski Crystal flower"
& followed on with another couple of "Roses" which were white 
& I again sprayed them to achieve this great shade of hot pink.

These were then followed by some great green "Velvet leaves"
which I have tucked in under the edge of a green "Sakura"
bloom with a couple of lime "Roses".

In this photo you can see the black satin "Lollipop" flower 
which was already black before finishing off my rainbow
of colour by again misting another white "Azelea" flower
turning it into this lovely shade of turquoise to match a 
Green Tara turquoise  "Rose".

I have also misted a few tiny "Mini Daisy Flowers" to add to the 
whole rainbow theme before finishing off with some great
2 Crafty chipboard pieces which I have simply painted black
to create a nice balance with all the brights.



You may have seen this layout on my blog before, I did it 
several months ago, & I thought I would show it to you today
as it is also very bright & bold & also features some gorgeous
Green Tara flowers.

In this pic you can see I have used this gorgeous purple "Heirloom"
flower & I have clustered it with both  purple & aqua "Roses".

Here I have used a purple "Primula" & a purple satin "Lollipop"
flowers & finished off with a tiny aqua "Rose" & a couple
of Green Tara "Skeleton Leaves..
I have also used a couple of different "Washi Tapes" & again
teamed it all with some great chipboard pieces from



For my last layout I have decided to do soft pastels.
 Love these lovely soft colours. As I said before,
Green Tara have soooo many colours in their range, from
 bold & bright to the most beautiful pastels too.

In this photo I have used a cerise pink  "Tutu" flower with a pearl centre,
& teamed it with  pink & pale blue "Heirloom" flowers & also
some pink & blue "Roses" & "Rosebuds".

Again, all of my chipboard is from 2 Crafty Chipboard.

Here you can see I have also used some of the many  Green Tara
"Laces" as well as some of their pink "Bud N Bow" trim  as
 well as some of their blue "Mini Tassel Trim".

More "Heirloom" flowers & "Roses".

Well that wraps it up from me for another month.
I hope I have inspired you to play with some great
Green Tara products on your next layout too.

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  1. wow...three amazing layouts!!! The first one is my fav...that rainbow of color looks amazing!!!I may have to give that a go too!!

  2. Totally gorgeous love them all

  3. Stunning layouts Di.. all so different all so beautiful!!

  4. Thank you ladies, so glad you like these. Hugz Di xo

  5. Fantastic work Di - you just keep getting better and better.

  6. Love them all Di, but you know I love rainbows, so I have to say the first one is my favorite! :) LOVE it!

  7. So stunning, the pops of colour are amazing