Sunday 30 December 2012

Family Fun with Shona Keehn

Hi everyone and welcome to Green Tara. Shona here  today.
 I have 3 layouts to share using lots Green Tara goodies. My first layout is
 called “Delicate” and this is my little niece.  She is so tiny and delicate.
 I have also used a sketch from Scrapfriends for this layout. 

Just look at this beautiful main flower cluster.
 I am loving all of the new Green Tara flowers, so delicious! 
The center piece flower is a Damask fabric and Organza flower.
 I have tucked in a few other Green Tara flowers also.
 The twine bow is also a Green Tara product, it is the Paper String. 
You can shape this paper string so easily, I just twirl the ends
 around a pencil to shape them. 

See those wire hearts…..yes those are Green Tara too,
 and they are fabulous! I have covered these ones with gesso. 

One last close up of the fun chippy title and the background work. 

My next layout is titled “I Could Just Gobble You Up”.
The chippie title is from 2 Crafty chipboard.
 This is my new cutie pie  grand son. I have used lots of
 Green Tara blooms and trims on this one and I have once again 
used a sketch from Scrapfriends. 

I have used some Green Tara Ivory Cobweb trim behind the photo. 
This trim is just so much fun and has so much texture to it.
 I also have used  some delicate Apple blossom and Cherry blossom 
flowers in this small cluster. 

The large cluster is loaded with lots of New Green Tara goodies.
 The center flower is one of the new Pincushion flowers and I have
 also tucked in the new black-grey Primula and a Yellow Satin Rosette.
 The trims you can see here are the Natural Jute Ribbon and the
 cute little bow is Loop and Tassel trim. 

 One more layout to share that I made this month 
using all delicious Green Tara flowers and trims.
 The lace is so elegant and delicate for this special photo of
 my daughter and new grandson. 

 Well that is it for me today, thank you so much for stopping by.
 I have posted below all the yummy Green Tara products used
 for all of my  creations. Remember  to “follow” us on our Facebook page.
 There is always lots of Green Tara inspiration both  here and there.
Everyone at Green Tara would like to wish each and every one
 of you a Happy New Year!

“Delicate” Green Tara Products Used:
“I Could Just Gobble You Up” Green Tara Products Used:
5 White Apple Blossoms CODE: FDV044Wh5
Natural Jute Ribbon 15mm CODE: RB17Nat15

Thursday 27 December 2012


Hello everyone ,
 Heather with you today, hoping you all had a wonderful Xmas
Pinks/ purples with black and white are my theme for this post  


Pinks and purples/fushia are such rich and luscious velvety colors, which in my opinion look majestic against a white background… here I used a Crafters workshop mask to add some extra color
a little stamping, and an added touch of green in the patterned paper and cotton as a complimentary color . A simple layout with a dramatic effect using deep fushia/purple.

Adding a touch of green embroidery wool creates extra interest ,
and compliments the rich purple . 






Other items used
White/purple Bazzill, Imaginarium designs chipboard, Pion Papers, Making Memories bling brad, Crafters workshop mask, glimmermist., lace, cotton


Pink and Black are wonderful complimentary colors and the new dusty pink SOFT FABRIC FLOWERS are so dreamy, and marry perfectly with the BLACK HEIRLOOM SILK AND ORGANZA flower. 
I also added the tiny flowers in Taupe and black as a beautiful addition to these two new flowers .

Green Tara items used






Other materials used
Prima paper/ resin cage , Heidi Swapp clock, Vintage Brads /creative charms, foliage Die Cut/ Cottage Cuts, Kaisercraft/ stamp/butterfly, white bazzill, crimson bazzill, Versa color ink/raspberry and slate, Tim Holtz metal plate, gesso , found item/Xmas decoration.

And here is another one I did a few weeks ago .
GREEN TARA blooms seem to compliment every layout with majestic richness. 

Here I used my fave ivory roses, opened them up a little and added
 a kiss of pink with pan pastels.

Thanks for dropping by and may 2013 bring you
 oodles of joy and happiness.

Big hugz x 

Monday 24 December 2012

December Creations by Rachael

“Have yourself a merry little Christmas frame”

Well it’s Christmas Eve here in Australia.. & I thought I’d get into the spirit of things & create all things Christmas......
Now! I LOVE creating layouts... Layouts are my thing OH! a Card here & there too.. BUT! the other Green Tara Designers are creating such AMAZING OTP projects that it has got me to spread my wings so to speak & try OTP Project SO!
First up is the photo frame...  I have dabbed lots of gesso around the frame! Then stamped, inked, sprayed,added  some micro beads to give  a mixed media feel to it!! Finishing it off by adding lots of GORGEOUS Green Tara goodness....

The wire stars are one of my FAVES from Green Tara Products... BUT! then again I have lots of  Green Tara FAVES...   LOL! these beauties come a few colours....
I’ve left these  plain! Don’t they look FANTASTIC.....

& the EVER so lovely NEW  Xmas Vines , along with the Mini roses,
 Fushia Calla lillie & the fushia  stars on Wire....

My cluster of flowers consist of 1.5cm lime green mini roses, 3cm Pink Cherry blossom, 8cm Damask in Aqua, 4cm White Apple Blossom, 5cm Sakura in Purple & a 5cm Satin Rosette in the palest lavender which I have sprayed fushia pink...Also with some self adhesive gold trim....

& I’ve framed some of the inside with a Green Tara Lace!


Green Tara Products
Wire Star 3cm Silver CODE: WS177S
Wire Star 3cm Olive CODE: WS177Ol
Wire Star 3cm Gold CODE: WS177G
 1.2cm White Lace CODE: L3054W 
**NEW**3cm Calla Lillies Cerise   CODE: FDV051Cer
**NEW** Damask 8cm Fabric and Organza Flower Aqua CODE: XF9225Aq


Keeping with the Christmas theme, I also created this layout
 of my two kids.....


I’ve used some 22mm Vertical strip in Black & Red ribbon
  & some black Bub n Bow ribbon
as well as strips of paper...

Here is a close up of A red wire Heart, Did I already mention how I Adore these wire Products.... 5cm Cooper leave & I am adoring the lovely little red/white Cherry Blossoms the 2 toned ones are Sooooo GORGOGEUS...Also a new 5cm yellow Satin Rosette & a two toned Aubergine/White Apple blossom....

Along with a couple of the newer flowers... A  8cm Burgundy Damask, a 6cm Dusky Pink Pincushion flower.... & a rainforest lavender Butterfly.....


Green Tara Products
 Flower Sprays Purple CODE: PFSTPu100
Bud n Bow 16mm, Black CODE: RB6761BL
Cherry Blossoms Red/White  CODE: FLC22RW
Aubergine/White Apple Blossoms CODE: FDV044Au/Wh5
Rain Forest Velvet and Organza Butterfly 3cm Lavender CODE: XP0780L
15mm Glitter Organza Hearts 25m Roll White/Silver  CODE: RB330WS15

Also! I thought I'd share with you this layout....
" Oh Christmas Tree"

This is my take on Paper Stories December Sketch Challenge,
 be sure to stop on by & check it O.U.T & maybe if you have
 any time play along...down the right side I have used the 
 Herringbone ribbons in black & Turquoise....

Another GORGEOUS lace & some more Star on a Wire,
  this time in gold....

I've cut up some of the black Herringbone ribbon to create a couple of arrow/chevron strips...
here in this little cluster I have a 3cm Purple Velvet leave & a couple of the newer flowers - 3cm white pearl lace & a 6cm Wild Rose in a pale Blue!!!!

Green Tara Products
20mm Herringbone Black  CODE: RB405BL
20mm Herringbone Turquoise  CODE: RB405Tu

Just before I go I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of
 Alison, Mark & all the  Designers here...
We hope your day is FILLED with LOVE & LAUGHTER.... 

Friday 21 December 2012

A Christmas Bauble and 2 Layouts
By Kim Price

My goodness, Christmas is now only a few days away - where did the year go? I have to admit I am probably at my most disorganised this year but I did manage to get some creative time in with the season in mind. 

My first project to share this month is a very festive Christmas Tree bauble, Green Tara style! This truly is one of those WOW items - it has amazing impact with all those gorgeous White Green Tara flowers and it was so very simple and fast to create. All you need are a bundle of Green Tara flowers and trim, a styrofoam ball and some strong adhesive! It really is that easy. 

Green Tara products used:

Satin Rat Tail Cord Mushroom - RB1204Mr
Herringbone Ribbon Red - RB405R
Stars On Wire Silver - RBY18S
Flower Edge Organza White - RB221Wh
Gardenias White - FDV054Wh
Apple Blossoms White - FDV044Wh
Cherry Blossoms White - FLC22Wh
Roses 2cm White - FDR009Wh

This layout was created using a photograph of my daughter as the "mirror" on this chipboard dresser along with a variety of Green Tara flowers, leaves and lace. I wanted to create something a little different to the usual scrapbooking page and I think it works well to showcase the beauty of the Green Tara products perfectly. I really like the overall triangular design. 

This photo showcases these really pretty pale blue hydrangeas - and I have added small turquoise coloured roses to the centres for that finishing touch. I have also included a spray of little white flowers and some smoke coloured crystals, not forgetting that gorgeous little silver heart to the left.

Some calla lilies and a white cherry blossom along with a white sakura bloom and a cluster of rosebuds.

Beneath both of the flower clusters I have used some gorgeous white Green Tara lace for a little extra texture and interest. 

Here is the products list used in the above project:

3cm White Lace - L2853W
Calla Lilies Ivory With Brown Stamen - FDV051Iv/B10 
Fern Green 7cm - LA22Gr
Cherry Blossoms White - FLC22Wh
3 Layer Gardenia Red - FDV054R
Pale Blue Hydrangeas - FLT18PB
Sakura Silk & Pearl Flower White - XF9221Wh 
Apple Blossom White - FDV044Wh
Silver Acrylic Tear Drop Spray Smoke - XB30526S
3cm Rose Turquoise - FDR024Tu
3cm Rose White - FDR024Wh
3cm Rose Red - FDR024R
1.5cm Rose Turquoise - FDR003Tu
1.5cm Rose Ivory - FDR003Iv
1.5cm Rose Red - FDR003R 
Mini Rosebud Turquoise - FDV025Tu
Mini Rosebud White - FDV025Wh
1.5cm Flower White - FDVW
Silver Diamante Heart Trim - RBY19

And lastly I have a layout created in a more classic style, using Green Tara lace as part of my background adding gorgeous vintage style texture. I created this layout using a photograph of my wedding dress along with my great great grandmother's cameo brooch (it was accidentally dropped in the street and run over by a horse drawn cart and still has the original crack in it!) which has been handed down to me and I wore it on my wedding day, my grandmothers wedding and engagement rings and my mother's wedding and engagement rings.

I've used some new Green Tara flowers including a Christmas Vine, a 6.5cm Heirloom
 Silk and Organza flower and a Wild Rose. 

Here is a list of Green Tara Products Used

Xmas Vine 19cm Brown -XL280Br
Wild Rose Silk And Organza Flower Coffee - XF9318Co
Heirloom Silk And Organza Flower Ivory - XF9213Iv
Primula 4.5cm Silk And Organza Flower - XF9325Iv
3cm Ivory Rose - FDR024Iv
2cm Rose Brown - FDR009Br
1.5cm Rose Brown - FDR003Br
1cm Rose Ivory - FDR001Iv
1cm Mini Rosebud Ivory - FDV025Iv
3cm Calla Lillies Ivory With Brown Stamen - FDV051Iv/B10
1.5cm Flower Dark Taupe - FDVDT
2mm Satin Rat Tail Cord Ivory - RB1204Iv
1.2cm Lace Off White - L2899OW
3cm Lace White - L2853W
1cm Lace Off White - L3077OW
8.5cm Lace Off White - L2898OW

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.
  Remember  to
also visit us on FACEBOOK.

Kim Price

Tuesday 18 December 2012

Some Green Tara Goodies
By Linda Thompson

It's my turn again to show off some fantastic products from Green Tara.
Today I have a layout & two cards to share with you.
"Bundle Of Joy"

A couple of first for me, this is my very first grandbaby and my first
 boy page in what seams like forever.

Beautiful Damask flower in aqua teamed up with a white gardenia,
 peach apple blossoms and some little roses. The gardenia has
 been inked with a bright orange ink. White paper leaves and a
 cut up silver spray have also been added.

Another small cluster of flowers, silver spray and white leaves,
 this time a apple blossom is the main flower.

I love this ribbon so easy to use in so many ways.

I have created the background using strips of cobweb and
 mesh ribbon. Using some wire cord I created the string for the 2 kites.

Green Tara Products Used

Damask 8cm Fabric and Organza Flower Aqua 12 pcs
CODE: XF9225Aq
Gardenia White
1.5cm Roses Turquoise
CODE: XB30526B
Turquoise/White Apple Blossoms
Herringbone Turquoise 20m roll
Cobweb White 10m Roll
CODE: RB6772Wh


"Smile Card"

I'm not really a card person but I had an urge.
 Stitched Grosgrain in pink & green was used to create a 
criss cross  background then covered in Modge Podge.

A cluster of beautiful new blooms from Green Tara including Pink
 Heirloom & Green Primula, with a cherry blossom, each flower
 has had the tips painted with white paint, the flowers make the top
 of a little painted chipboard tree.

Ivory Apple blossom & Stripe ribbon both have had a little paint 
added. Organza spatter ribbon was cut in half length ways and then
 small cuts made in the side without the wire to create grass
 under the little bear.

Texture paste and a tree mask used to extend the top of the
 tree across the card.

1.5cm roses were used on the extra branches the smaller rose had the 
irst 2 outer layers removed to make it appear smaller than the other.

Green Tara Products Used

Heirloom 4cm Silk and Organza 12pcs Dusky Pink
Primula 4.5cm Silk and Organza Flowers 12 pcs Pale Green
Ivory Apple Blossoms CODE: FDV044Iv


One last card from me today...

My daughters nick name is BB and she collects Bee's
 so this card was made with her in mind.

 Crinkle organza and jute ribbon.

 A collection of Green Tara Flowers.

 Topped with a die cut butterfly and using a new Christmas Vine
 I have cut pieces of the vine and used parts of it in the flower cluster.

Green Tara Products used

Embossed Butterflies, BrownCODE: DCBuBr

Xmas Vine 19cm BrownCODE: XL280Br

Lace Pearl 3cm Lace Pearl Flowers 12 pcs TurquoiseCODE: XF9332Tu

Sakura 5cm Silk and Pearl Flowers Teal 12 pcs CODE: XF9221Te

1.5cm Roses IvoryCODE: FDR003Iv

Crinkle Satin Edged Organza Aqua 10m roll CODE: RBCrAq

CODE: RB407Cam


 See you next time,
 & remember follow us on FACEBOOK.

Linda Thompson