Monday, 12 August 2013

Message In A Bottle Plus Two Layouts
By Kim Price

Today I have some very shabby chic style shares featuring lots of
 Green Tara goodies. My first project was inspired by a recent 
art class I have been doing in the background with a whimsical
 ocean theme and so I have created my version of 
a "message in a bottle".

I've used a simple everyday glass bottle,
 covering it in torn strips of gauze and painted it in gesso. 
Adding a touch of colour in a pink shade really
 promotes the shabby look and once it was dry I set about adding
 my shabby embellishments.

I've used one of the new Green Tara white blossom vines, wrapping it
 around the neck of the bottle, paper string, lots of flowers and leaves
 and a touch of gold metallic mesh. This really was a fun project and
 a great way to add new life to something that was otherwise headed for the garbage.


My second project today is a layout again using a classic shabby chic
 style combined with my love of white space. For this project I really 
wanted to show off these gorgeous paper daisies and demonstrate how
 absolutely beautiful they look with a touch of watercolour. I love how
 easy these are to create, and you can customise their look to your own
 style using some basic mediums. I have simply added a small splash 
of colour to the centres, dried them off with a heat tool and then adhered
 some paper roses to the centres for that finished look.
 I am so loving this technique and I think I will be using it often.

Along the bottom of my design I've added a banner featuring some 
White Wire Cord which I coloured with some mist to coordinate 
with the rest of my layout.

I have finished off by adding some Roses in various colours & added some leaves here & there.


Here I have another shabby chic style layout which I
have added an ivory Primula as the focus in my cluster.
Next I have added some red & ivory Roses in various
sizes & then I have finished off with some
Autumn Leaves to create some great contrast.

Well thats it from me for another month.
I hope I have inspired you to use some beautiful
Green Tara products on your next project too.

Kim Price


  1. Three great projects Kim but I especially love the wine bottle. Looks stunning & what a fabulous idea too. Great post. Cheers Di xo

  2. stunning creations Kim... For me the Elsie layout has the W W WOW factor!! Totally love them all!

  3. Amazing, love the bottle and adore your first layout, xxx

  4. I had to pick up my jaw before posting, it fell on the floor... :)

    Love, love, LOVE that bottle Kim! It is incredible!

  5. Awesome Kim - that bottle is truly inspired.

  6. Gorgeous projects Kim. Love both layouts and that bottle is just fabulous. Amazing work!! ox

  7. Really beautiful projects Kim ....

  8. Just amazing Kim and that bottle is to die for!!!Stunning!

  9. You are so creative Kim!!! I LOVE that bottle, and the layouts are beautiful as always!!!xx