Saturday, 24 August 2013

Same... but Different, by Mistra Hoolahan

Hi everyone,

Mistra here with you all today and I have a couple of layouts
to share with you in which I have used very similar techniques,
 but created 2 rather different layouts!

As I was sorting through some photos I found these old ones of us
 hamming it up with big cheesy grins for the camera.  I've never 
scrapped them because they weren't quite perfect... but they are, 
in the sense that this was us, having fun eating ice-cream
 in the middle of winter!

I created this one while I was teaching a class... there was only a
few girls who made it on this day, so I grabbed some stock from
 the shelves, some Green Tara flowers, ribbon, lace and tulle
 and sat there with them and created a layout in the same style,
just different paper.  It turned out quite different! 

As it turned out, these papers were just perfect for the photos!
 Love it when that happens.

I have created layers and layers of paper, lace, tulle and flowers
 on this layout.  The visual elegance and softness of the lace and
 tulle works nicely with the girlified grunginess of the
crumpled and distressed background.

The beautiful soft Primula's look so lovely against the lace and tulle...

And the gorgeous Herringbone Ribbon was a perfect shade and adds
 a stunning pop of colour and great contrast to the Satin Rosette.



Here's the other layout I created using the same background techniques!  
This is my favourite technique at the moment, it helps me use the bolder
 brighter patterns that I'm not usually comfortable with, but am drawn
 towards anyway because the colours are simply stunning!

And as always... Green Tara seems to have just the right
 tones available to suit!

I've tucked in some flat petals under the folds and creases of the paper layers.
 This may be an older line, and I can still remember using them years ago..
 but for me they have a new lease on life as these tuck in accents.
 They soften hard edges, fill in gaps and come in so many fabulous colours!
 They have once again become a mainstay in my scrap stash!

This Gingham Frill Ribbon is such a sweetie... I usually use it
 to add subtle edges, but I was playing around and thought why not create
 a bow from it.  I love the look of it with it's different textures
 and how it curls once tied!

I love the combination of peach and mint!
 The Sakura flower always make such a
 lovely centrepiece in a cluster...

It's just one of those flowers that's not too big, not too small and just goes
with everything!  Above it's accented with flat Petals, a Cherry Blossom and a Rose.
And here below it sits beautifully with one of the delicate Poppy flowers!


I also wanted to share something I created a few weeks ago for a blog hop
I joined in on.  It's a sweet little trinket box dressed up with some of my
 favourite Green Tara goodies.

I've used some gorgeous Green Tara Lace and Polka Dot Organza Ribbon...

and Heirloom and Silk Flowers with Swarovski Crystals... such beauty! 

Thanks for stopping by and visiting today...  I hope I have inspired you!

Green Tara Products used:


20mm Herringbone Ribbon, Turquoise - RB405Tu
100mm Tulle, White - RB163Wh
5cm Lace, White - L2864W
Primula 4.5cm Silk and Organza Flower, White - XF9325Wh
Cherry Blossoms, White - FLC22Wh
Satin Rosette 5cm Satin and Pearl Flower, Olive - XF933Ol


7cm Petals, Baby Blue - FDS021BB
Cherry Blossoms, White - FLC22Wh
Sakura 5cm Silk and Pearl Flowers, Coral - XF9221Cor
1.5cm Rose, Mint - FDR003MI
Poppy 8cm Organza Flower, Ivory - XF9212Iv 
15mm Gingham Frill, Light Brown/White - RB317LBW 


  1. Fabulous projects Mistra. Cheers Di xo

  2. Beautiful projects Mistra, and I just love your mix of the lovely blooms! The box is just darling!!!

  3. WOW! 3 Stunning creations Mistra..

  4. Such beautiful creations them all!