Thursday, 7 November 2013

My First Layouts for Green Tara

Hello everyone! I'm so excited to be here! I have three layouts to share with you today.

"Bathing Beauty"

I just love this photo of my mother Vilma in her youth. The camellia was one of her
 favourite flowers so I thought it was fitting to use one for the focal point of my
 floral cluster on this layout. This camellia was ivory to begin with. I changed the
colour with my own custom blend of mist. 

The mesh ribbon has just the right amount of body to create the perfect bow. 

The mulberry paper flowers are so easy to colour. 
I've used a Distress Marker to add some colour to the apple blossom
on the right, then I misted it with a little 
water to make the colour spread and soften. 

I am crazy about Green Tara lace! I just love the texture it adds
 to a project. When I'm aiming for a shabby chic look, I like to
 glue lace to my layout with Claudine Hellmuth Multi Medium,
 then I brush a bit of gesso over the top.

Green Tara products used: 
Camellia 8cm ivory - CODE: XF9219IV
Azalea 5cm in pink/ivory and cream - CODE: FLA100
Apple blossoms white - CODE: FDV044WH
Cherry blossoms white - CODE: FLC22WH
 Calla Lillies white - CODE: FDV051WH10
Mesh ribbon 38mm camel CODE: RB6734CAM
Lace 18mm ivory - CODE: RB6810C


On this layout I've actually re-scrapped a photo from a few years ago. My tastes
 have changed quite a bit since then and I wanted to put a new spin on it. 

The lace pearl and tutu flowers have such a fun, whimsical feel! They made
 me think of my sweet little girl and were therefore perfect for this page. 

For variety I added some mini roses and a cut up
 flower spray I recoloured with a Distress Marker.  

For texture and dimension I've used Green Tara lace, 
skeleton mesh, burlap ribbon and natural jute ribbon. 
I really like the natural tones of these trims so I 
left them that way.

Green Tara products used:
Lace pearl flowers pink and ivory - CODE: XF9332DP, XF9332PP, XF9332IV
Tutu 5cm sage and ivory  CODE: XF9227SA, XF9227IV
Roses white 2cm - FDR006WH
Flower spray white - CODE: PFST1
Natural jute ribbon 15mm - CODE: RB17NAT15
Burlap ribbon 38mm coffee- CODE: RBBURCO
Lace 9mm ivory  - CODE: RB6808C

"A Mother's Love" 

Scrapbooking is such a therapeutic hobby. I lost my beautiful mum last year
 and now I find so much comfort in scrapping photos of her. I love this picture
 from my wedding day. This layout is actually a class I'm teaching at the moment. 

The floral cluster includes heirloom flowers,
roses and a white flower spray that I cut up.
 I coloured the roses with mist.

Here I have wrapped the ribbon and lace around the page,
 then attached a separate bow afterwards. The bow was created
 with a bow maker tool and stitched to the page with a needle
and thread. I find it sits really well that way.

Green Tara products used:
Roses white 1cm- CODE: FDR001WH
Flower spray white- CODE: PFST1
Roses white 3cm - CODE: FDR024WH
Heirloom 6.5cm teal - CODE: XF9213TE
Heirloom 6.5cm champagne - XF9213CH
Crushed organza ribbon 38mm gold/blue - CODE: RB28GB
Lace 18mm white  - CODE: RB6810WH

This has been fun! Don't forget to also visit the Facebook page for a daily
dose of Green Tara goodness. Thanks so much for stopping by!
 Maria x


  1. Fabulous works Maria!! They are all beautiful!!

  2. Love all this beautiful LOs!!

  3. FANTASTIC first post Maria. These are all fabulous. I can see they were all made with so much love. Cheers Di. Xo

  4. All 3 of these layouts are SUPER GORGEOUS.... Love what you have done with lace & ribbons!!

  5. Outstanding work!!!! Love the softness of your projects!!!! Well done!

  6. STUNNING WORK MARIA!!! Love how you use little techniques to give more life to the beautiful flowers - so much love and care went into the details. Superb!

  7. Thanks so much for all the lovely comments ladies! x

  8. These are all so beautiful Maria, you use flowers so well and the designs are so feminine too.. Really lovely layouts with such special moments in the photos!!

  9. It´s so fun and exciting to see all first reveals! You did such a good job! I love your color choices! The teal and pink on the first and the orange and black on the last are striking! Hugs!