Sunday, 1 December 2013

Three Layouts PLUS A Mini Tutorial To Share
By Di Garling

"Daughters are Special"

Hello there, thanks for calling by the blog. Today I have three layouts
 & a simple little mini tutorial on how to make a banner from our ribbon.
 For my first layout I have gone with lovely summery colours & naturally 
I have used some beautiful Green Tara blooms.

In this photo you can see the fabulous yellow " Heirloom" flower teamed 
with a lime "Sakura" as well as an aqua "Gardenia" & to complete my cluster
 I have added my favourite "Green Velvet Leaves". I have yet to find a colour
that these leaves don't work well with. Because they are wired you can poke them
 anyway you like & they stay put. I always curl the wire ends to create tendrils
 for a touch of realism. You can also catch a glimpse of one of the many Green Tara
"Washi Tapes" tucked in underneath the scallop on the bottom of the page.

Next up I have used some of Green Taras great "Herringbone Ribbon"
  in aqua to create some little banners. Firstly I cut some little inverted ones to
 pop underneath my flower cluster & then I made another set to
 place underneath my photo.

Lots of background treatments with all sorts of things. On the top of the
 layout I have added a " Heirloom flower" in yellow, a few yellow 
 "Rosebuds", a couple of lime "Roses" & once more teamed them with
 some  more "Green Velvet Leaves".

In this photo you can see I have curled some little yellow
"Rosebuds" around my chipboard flourish too.


"A Mini Tutorial on How to Make a Simple Banner"

The "Herringbone Ribbon" I have used here is available is several colours.



For my second layout I took inspiration from one of the many beautiful Green Tara ribbons.
This particular one is a "Crushed Organza" in blue & gold. This photo really doesn't do
this ribbon justice. It is just devine. It forms the focal point of my cluster.

I have teamed it with both  turquoise & light brown "Primula" flowers & a
 turquoise  "Lace Pearl Flower", some turquoise mini "Rosebuds"
then finished my cluster off with some "Maple Leaves" in gold.

Green Tara have such a huge range of flowers, leaves, ribbons, trims & lace.
There is something to suit every colour scheme you could possibly think of.

All the Green Tara leaves have a wire running through 
them so that you can bend & shape them to suit.



This was a layout I did a while back. I was a Guest Detective over on the CSI challenge blog.
Naturally I have use some beautiful Green Tara goodness to set the scene for my layout.

A lime "Sakura" flower, a yellow "Heirloom" flower, a few Green Tara 
 "Roses" in both lime & yellow & then I added some gold "flower sprays"
which I twisted & curled to add a touch of realism. Too easy.

All of the chipboard I have used on my three layouts is from
2 Crafty Chipboard.

Well that all from me this month, I will see you back here in
January. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas & stay safe.



  1. Wow!!!! Totally mouthwatering!!!! Love them all!

  2. Wow... What a beautiful layouts Di!!
    Love all the gorgeous flowers and layers.

  3. all 3 layouts are S.T.U.N.N.I.N.G... GREAT tutorial on the ribbon banner!!

  4. Wow Di! You never fail to inspire me. I love them all! The texture is amazing.

  5. beautiful work Di and so inspiring!

  6. Wow! Your banner tutorila is great! I love all your details and textures on your work! Just FAB work!