Sunday, 20 April 2014

A look Back & A Sad Farewell

Today is a sad day for me, after being on the Green Tara DT for almost 4yrs it is time for me to say my farewells, I would have loved to have stayed on but want to take the rest of this year off from DT commitments to enjoy my family & work on a few other adventures.

I have enjoyed every second of my time with Green Tara, the products are amazing to work with and are my go to product all the time. I wanted to say a huge thank you to Alison and Mark for having me on the team you guys are amazing with all that you do, along with all my fellow DT members both past and present I have enjoyed working with you all, you are all a very talented group.

So for my last post I wanted to share my 3 favourite 
Green Tara projects with you.


“Building The Family Castle”

Welcome this time around I thought I would bring a little summer into our Spring. I spotted these wonderful little beach themed charms from Green Tara & had to do something with them.
Metalic Sea Charms

I painted the charms white and once dry sanded some of the paint off leaving the indentations with paint it gave them a more worn and weathered look.

Taking the Natural Jute ribbon I made a bow, I snipped the ends with scissors and then used my fingers to lightly fray the ends and added some white paint to age it a little.

I choose 2 colours in the cobweb ribbon and instead of cutting it I just ripped it apart this helped to fray the edges and give me random sized pieces. I used a texture paste with sand as the base on the page and pushed the pieces of cobweb ribbon into the texture paste here and there leaving some sticking up while others lay flat.

I wanted a big yellow flower but I didn’t have one so I used a mustard Damask flower from the new range and added some white paint to soften it a little as the gold didn’t quite work. Using a selection of other flowers including 7cm petals, roses & spring flowers adding a little white paint to the darker coloured flowers.

Adding a little string finished off the top of the page and a few random mini flowers thru the page.

Green Tara Products Used
Natural Jute Ribbon 15mm CODE: RB17Nat15
Metalic Sea Charms CODE: SCh25
Cobweb Coffee 10m Roll CODE: RB6772Co
Cobweb Ivory 10m Roll CODE: RB6772Iv
Spring Flowers from Packs "Allamanda" Green CODE: IF2A1a - Periwinkle" Green
CODE: IF2P1a - White/Yellow/Orange CODE: IPA12b
1.5cm Flower Gold CODE: FDVGo
Cherry Blossoms Blue CODE: FLC22B
7cm Petals, Liquid CODE: FDS021Liq
Gardenia Turquoise CODE: FDV054Tu
Gardenia White CODE: FDV054Wh
Mint Apple Blossoms CODE: FDV044Mi
Roses Lime Green CODE: FDR003LG
Roses Turquoise CODE: FDR003Tu
Paper String Liquid CODE: PSLiq

"Bubble Fun"

I wanted to make a simple page that brings the focus to the photo and the flowers.

I have cut a flower vine/spray in half and used a piece on either side of my page, twisting it around a small paint brush to give it more life. Here we have a pink apply blossom, new satin rosette in ivory, a pincushion & Black silk flower.

This side of the flower cluster has a ivory camellia as the main flower, a black small heirloom, pink cherry blossom, cream apple blossom and a new azalea in pink, I've also added some skeleton leaves and wire cord that has also been wrapped around a paint brush to make little swirls. I added small dabs of glossy accents to the flowers and sprinkled diamond dust over them.

Some Mesh ribbon has been cut to look like a banner, & my first Charms Creations embellishment.

Memory Maze chipboard frame, was first painted in gesso then sprayed with home made paint sprays in cream, grey & pink then coated in ranger crackle paint.

I little white rose has been made grey with home made paint spray. Memory Maze chipboard banner also treated the same as the frame but instead of the crackle I have drawn stitched on lines.

Green Tara Products Used

pink apple blossoms - CODE: FDV044P2
Copper Paper Leaves 2.5cm - CODE: LA12C
100 Assorted 5cm Azaleas - CODE: FLA100
38mm Mesh Silver Grey - CODE: RB6734SG
Ivory Roses 2cm - CODE: FDR006IV



I have developed a bug for canvas's, here I have used a lot of soft tones of pink & vanilla with a touch a grey.

A beautiful cluster of Green Tara flower right in the middle of the canvas

Handmade flower made from Green Tara String.

Cobweb ribbon and a few touches of lace

Pink Tutu flower.

Heirloom and primula flowers have been coloured to match the canvas.

Green Tara products used

Cherry Blossoms Pale Pink - CODE: FLC22PP
3cm White Roses - CODE: FDR024WH
Ivory Roses 2cm - CODE: FDR006IV
2cm Rose Pale Pink - CODE: FDR009PP
21 Yards Lace, 2cm Off White - CODE: L2895OW
Cobweb Ivory 10m Roll - CODE: RB6772IV


That's all from me, I do hope you will continue to follow my work at


  1. Beautiful creating, lovely use of the flowers!

  2. Amazing inspiration Linda! You will be truly missed!!! Xxx