Monday, 29 December 2014

Colour Inspiration - New Years Eve

As 2014 draws to a close, we wish our customers and followers a very Happy New Year. We hope that 2015 brings with it good health, prosperity and happiness to all. In the spirit of the glitz and glamour of New Years Eve we bring you this weeks colour inspiration with lots of sparkle and shimmer in turquoise, lavender, antique gold and bronze.

Monday, 22 December 2014

Colour Inspiration - Christmas

This weeks colour combo is celebrating Christmas for obvious reasons with lime green, red, batik green, olive with a sprinkling of gold, ivory and white.

Monday, 15 December 2014

Monday, 8 December 2014

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Colour Inspiration - Elegant

Here at Green Tara we are surrounded by lots of colour. Every day we see great combinations and would like to share them to help inspire your creativity. No matter if you are a cake decorator, a florist, scrapbooker or maker of invitations, wouldn't it be nice to have a "go-to" file for some inspiration. Each week we will bring another gorgeous combination to you.

This week, we are keeping it simple yet elegant with the timeless combination of gold, black and white. Suitable for any formal occasion, but also making a splash in the world of scrapbooking lately.

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Ribbons Galore!!

As promised here are (some) of the lovely ribbons that arrived recently. We have been inundated with orders for them and as a result some are getting low in stock.

Self Adhesive Stars:

Merry Christmas Ribbon:

Satin Stars:

Pull Bows:

 Large Pull Bows:

Glitter Organza Floral:

Floral Glitter Organza:

They make the most amazing bows:

Gold & Silver Lace:

 Gold & Silver Ric Rac:

Metallic Organza:

Jute Fiber is back (also in Burgundy & Dark Brown):

Jute Cord is also back in stock:

Lattice Jute was so popular that we have run out of the smaller width:

and while not ribbon, we have back in stock the Burlap Daisy & Burlap Rose:

There are a few others to be shared a bit later on.....back to sending out orders for now.

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Lollipop, lollipop

Our long awaited shipment of new ribbons has finally arrived! We will post pictures of them as soon as they have been unpacked, but for your viewing pleasure until then, here are some examples of how our Lollipop flowers can be used.

We've taken the hard work out of making satin circle flowers and have a lovely range of colours available: white, ivory, purple, red and black. Each consists of a stack of circles finished off with a centre of beads:

Green Tara Products:
Red Lollipop flowers CODE: XF9322R
Green Leaves CODE: LA15Gr

Green Tara products:
Black Lollipop flower CODE: XF9322BL
Silver Leaves CODE: XL266S
Metal Heart CODE: MEHS

Green Tara products:
Ivory Lollipop flowers CODE: XF9322Iv
White leaves CODE: LA3Wh
Ivory Burlap CODE: RBBurIv

Green Tara products:
Purple Lollipop CODE: XF9322Pu
Purple Velvet leaves CODE: XL266Pu
Plum Pleated Organza CODE: RB315PL

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Embossed Petals

Sometimes a layout needs a pop of something to finish it off. 
We like what Peta did with the petals to make them stand out.

Brian and Dawn

"I was using these beautiful vintage tones on the layout of my in-laws wedding, but they were too muted. I swiped some versamark ink over them, then dipped them in gold embossing powder and heated. This made them stand out a little more and when combined with the gold stamens, Damask flower and gorgeous ribbons, the whole layout felt complete. Vintage doesn't have to be dull."

Green Tara products:
Grape Mesh Ribbon CODE: RB6734GP
Chocolate Vertical Stripe Double Sided Satin Ribbon CODE: RB454CH
Light Brown/Ivory Bud n Bow Ribbon CODE: RB6771LBI
Gold Pearl Stamens CODE: ST048GO
Lavender Damask Flower CODE: XF9225LAV
Dusky Mauve 10cm Petals CODE: FDS023DM
Aubergine 10cm Petals CODE: FDS023AU
Blackberry 10cm Petals CODE: FDS023BY
Blackberry 6cm Petals CODE: FDS022BY
Dusky Mauve 6cm Petals CODE: FDS022DM
Dusky Mauve 4cm Petals CODE: FK018DM
Aubergine 2.5cm Petals CODE: FK04AU
Dusky Mauve 2cm Petals CODE: FK05DM

Friday, 3 October 2014

Colouring In

The acrylic embellishments have been flying off the shelf and while white and ivory are classy, we have been playing around with them to see what we could create:

White pearl cluster coloured with black alcohol ink (Copic, Sharpie etc) and combined with black pearl stamens, 6cm white petals and 15cm black satin ribbon.

Green Tara Products:
6cm White Petals CODE: PFLP12
Black Pearl Stamens CODE: ST048BL
White Pearl Cluster CODE: 817WH
15cm Black Satin Ribbon CODE: RB15BL

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Shiny Petals

Very soon we shall share with you all the lovely new ribbons that have just arrived (and those that are on the way), but in the meantime, enjoy this lovely layout.

We love to see how our products are used, so if you would like to share your creativity with us, just send photos and description to

A Work In Progress

 Peta has "blinged up" these petals by embossing them:
" I like the colour of these petals but wanted them a bit darker, so wiped versamark ink over them and embossed them with clear embossing powder that had sparkle in it. That gave them a lovely gloss and a slightly darker colour which set off the pink pearl stamens. I combined them with the large green leaves to tone down all the pink and cream and folder over the 10cm petal to make a bloom and added the silk and Swarovski crystal flowers and the satin rosette to make a nice little cluster."

Green Tara products used:
Dark Rose Satin Rosette CODE: XF9330DR
Dusky Pink Silk Flowers CODE: SDDPL60
Burgundy 10cm Petal CODE: FDS023Bu
Burgundy 7cm Petals CODE: FDS021Bu
Pink Pearl Stamens CODE: ST048P
Green Paper Leaves CODE: LA3GR

Monday, 22 September 2014

With Thanks

It has certainly been a while since we have posted on our blog but we have been incredibly busy with new product. We would like to take this opportunity, however, to thank our wonderful design team for all their hard work and their amazing creations. They certainly showcased our lovely products with flair and creativity.

We will be sharing our new products with you over the next few weeks and would love to see how you, our customers and followers use our flowers, ribbons and embellishments. If you would like to share your creations on our blog, please send photos and description to us at


Peta has shared this sweet layout with us:
"I wanted to add texture to the page without distracting from the photo, so neutral colours are perfect. Usually I would have gone for brown tones, but I didn't want them to disappear into the new lovely wide burlap so used the silver grey petals with black and cream stamens. I'm loving the stamens, I can create lovely flowers with all the petals that I've bought over the years. I added a few pops of colour with the Washi tape, Damask flower and Tutu flower."

Green Tara products used:
Washi Tape Vintage Garage Service CODE: WT8377
Metal Corner CODE: MEC
Mustard Damask Flower : CODE: XF9225Mu
Sage Tutu Flower CODE: XF9227Sa
Ivory Organza Pearl Flower CODE: XF5034Iv
Silver Grey 10cm Paper Petals CODE: FDS023SG
Silver Grey 6cm Paper Petals CODE: FDS022SG
Silver Grey 4cm Paper Petals CODE: FK018SG
Black Pearl Stamens CODE: ST042BL
Cream Pearl Stamens CODE: ST042C
Natural 65mm Burlap Ribbon CODE: RB6822Nat - "NEW"

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

May inspiration with Pascale

Hello Sweeties, 

It's my turn to share with you some layouts I made with Green Tara beauties.

"La Tour de la Lanterne"

The Tour de la Lanterne (XVe),situated at La Rochelle, 
is the last medieval lighthouse of the Atlantic Coast.

I wanted to color the flowers with the same orange
than the moss we can see on the front of the photo. 
So I choose a yellow Heirloom
 and I used diluted Silk paint in Ginger Peach and Harvest Sol to color it.

I colored the flower spray and the Calla Lillies with Twinkling H2O.

And I used the same Silk paints to color the Diamante flower.

Green Tara Products used :
Heirloom 6,5 cm - Yellow
Flower spray - Gold
Calla Lillies - Cerise
Silk Diamante Flowers - White

" Le Jardin bleu d'Absolem "

"Le Jardin bleu d'Absolem" - The blue garden of Absolem - 
is one of the ephemeral garden of Chaumont-sur-Loire Castle. 
Do you know who Absolem is ? 
Well he is the caterpillar in "Alice in Wonderland" ...

I made three clusters of flowers. It helps to focus the attention on the photo. 
In the clusters around the photo, I used a Blue Wild Rose
the color is a perfect match with the butterflies one. 

The white/aubergine Apple Blossom 
and the lavender Roses match the color of the carpets.

Green Tara products used:
Wild Rose - Blue
Apple Blossom - Aubergine/White
Roses 2cm - Lavender


" Red Berries " 

The colors of the photo are really contrast, so I went on the same idea to realize my layout:
bright green, red and black.

The Olive Xmas Vine were perfect to add the same kind of brightness to the embellishments. 
I cut the branch in small pieces in order to slip them under the flowers. 
The small green berries reminded the berries of the photo. 

I added a piece of Bud n Bow ribbon under the Black Lace Pearl and the Red Heirloom.
I like the fact that the Heirloom came in two sizes.

Green Tara Products used:
Heirloom 6,5 cm - Red 
Heirloom 4 cm - Red 
Lace Pearl - Black 
XMas Vine 19 cm - Olive 
Ribbon Bud n Bow 16 mm - Olive

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Saying Goodbye from Jelissa

Hello Green Tara fans!

I'm so sorry to tell you that this will be my last post for GT. It has been a wonderful term with a fabulously talented team of girls, not to mention the gorgeous products that I get to share with you every month.

Without further ado, my first project is an altered Ikea photo frame.


I used the Gold and Olive meshes in the background and the Herringbone ribbon
to set off the black frame.

For the floral cluster, I have a lovely Velvet rose, Calla Lily, small Heirloom and Flower Sprays.

I topped the chipboard with one of my favourites, the Mini Rose. 

Green Tara products used:

My second share is a layout of my youngest son.


I created this layout with the bright happy colours of Green Tara flowers in mind. 

I used the Heirloom and Lace Pearl flowers. In case you don't know, Heirloom fabric flowers come in two different sizes that allow you to create a varied and interesting cluster.

In this corner, I matched another Heirloom with some mini roses.

Green Tara products used: 

My last share is a set of ATCs I made for some crafty friends I'm meeting
in Perth over this weekend.

Each ATC features a different Green Tara fabric flower which I have always like to use as the centrepiece of my floral clusters.

This piece features a Lace Pearl bloom, which has a very soft, sweet look.

Here is the Velvet Rose, which adds a touch of sophistication to any cluster.

And lastly, the Heirloom which certainly is an attention-grabber.

And that is all I have for everyone. I hope to see all of you again soon, and please continue to show your support for Green Tara.