Friday 28 February 2014

Three layouts for February by Shinobu Hiramatsu

Hello scrappy friends!!
Shinobu here with you to share three layouts this month.

 The first one is a sweet and colorful page
 with a lot of beautiful Green Tara flowers.

Here I have used Damask 8cm Ivory, 5cm Azalea,
1.5cm Rose Pale Pink, Flower Spray Pale Pink, Herringbone ribon Lime.
 I separated Velvet Rose 8cm Mint for two pieces,
and put on here one of them.

Another piece of Velvet Rose  8cm Mint is here,
and I have used  Primula 4.5cm Pale Green, Lace Pearl 3.5cm Pale Pink,
White Apple Blossom, 1.5cm Rose Pale Pink, 1 cm Rose White
and Herringbone ribon Dusky Pink.
38mm Mesh Rose and Satin Leaf Garland Cream are here.
 Green Tara Products Used:
Damask 8cm Ivory
 Velvet Rose 8cm Mint
 Primula 4.5cm Pale Green
 Lace Pearl 3.5cm  Pale Pink
 Flower Spray Pale Pink
 5cm Azalea
 2cm Rose White
 1.5cm Roses Pale Pink
 1 cm Roses White
 White Apple Blossom
 20mm Herringbone Dusky Pink
 20mm Herringbone Lime
 38mm Mesh Rose
 Satin Leaf Garland Cream

My second page is a my big boy layout.
I used boyish color flowers and ribons on it.

" precocious "

 I chose Tutu 5cm Sage, Lace Pearl 3.5cm Black,
Cherry Blossoms Red/White,and Metal Embellishments Corner for here,
and I added 38mm Mesh Red, Satin Leaf Garland Red,
and Washi Tape Black Damask.

You can see a lot of ribons here,
25mm Natural Jute Ribbon, Herringbone ribon Red,
Herringbone ribon Black,
and 38mm Organza Glitter Star Ribbon wire edge, Black/Silver.

I have used Heirloom 4cm Black and Cherry Blossom 2 Tone Blue.

Green Tara Products Used:
 Tutu 5cm Sage
 Lace Pearl 3.5cm Black
 Cherry Blossoms 2 Tone Blue
 Cherry Blossom Red/White
 Heirloom 4cm Black
 Metal Embellishments Corner
 Satin Leaf Garland, Red
 Washi Tape 15mm x 10m roll Black Damask
 Washi Tape 15mm x 10m roll Love
 20mm Herringbone ribon Black
20mm Herringbone Red roll
 25mm Natural Jute Ribbon
38mm Organza Glitter Star Ribbon wire edge, Black/Silver
38mm Mesh Red

My last page to share today is a sweet pink layout.
I made it for two challenges,
Scrap Around The World and Once Upon A ...Sketch.

" LOVE "

I have used Lace Pearl 3.5cm Dusky Pink,
Herringbone ribon Dusky Pink, and Satin Leaf Garland Gold.

Beautiful 5cm Azaleas are here.

I love this Heirloom 4cm Pale Pink,
it is so cute!!

Green Tara Products Used:
5cm Azaleas
 Lace Pearl 3.5cm Dusky Pink
 Heirloom 4cm Pale Pink
 20mm Herringbone ribon Dusky Pink
 Satin Leaf Garland Gold

That's all from me for February.
Hope you enjoyed it!!

Thanks for popping into the Green Tara blog today.

Tuesday 25 February 2014

Love is in the Air with Jelissa

Hello wonderful readers! How was your month so far? Thanks for dropping by
 the Green Tara blog today.  I've got a few altered items to share with you.

As we all know, February is the month of love and what better way to celebrate
 love than a wonderful wedding! I created the following projects for a lovely 
couple who are getting married using loads of Green Tara goodies.

"Ring Pillow"

The bride wants a rustic mint-green wedding and didn't like the original ring pillow
 that came with the jewellery so I tore out the old stuff and replaced them with some
 Gold Mesh ribbon, layered with Burlap and Glitter Organza Hearts ribbons.
 I topped it up with a bow made from the Double-sided Vertical Stripe Satin ribbon 
and a Wild Rose to finish off the ensemble. 

Green Tara Products used:

"Flower Crown"

I made this flower crown from scratch and wove the flowers into the skeleton.
The Apple Blossoms were painted with water-colors and clustered together
with Mini Roses, Calla Lillies and bits of a snipped up Flower Spray. To secure
 the crown on the head, I've added a Satin Leaf Garland ribbon.

Green Tara products used:

"Altered Bicycle and Mason Jars"

These are my personal favourites because I've such a soft spot for mason jars
 and quaint little bicycles. 

For the jars, I first used a layer of Gold Mesh ribbon before layering them with
 either the Natural Jute Ribbon or the Off-White Flower Lace. I misted the large
 White Flower Lace with mint green spray and used it as a piece for the
 Heirloom flowers, which I painted the centre using the same mint green spray. 
I also used the Silk Flowers with Crystal and Mini Rose to highlight the jars.

I found this wire bicycle in a stationary shop and knew I had to alter it.
 For the cluster, I layered the Natural Jute Ribbon, the Herringbone Ribbon,
White Flower and Off-White Flower Laces, Pearl Trim and the Satin Leaf Garland.

Green Tara products used:

Until next time

Saturday 22 February 2014

Susan’s February layouts

Hi, Susan Longman here with you today to share 3 layouts I have created this week using the gorgeous flowers and ribbons from Green Tara.
“LOVE” layout by Susan Longman
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For this layout I have used a combination of 3cm White Roses, 1.5cm Roses Mint, 1.5cm Roses White and 1 cm Roses Pale Pink as “fillers” amongst the other gorgeous flowers in the cluster.
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The cluster at the top of the page features the gorgeous 20mm Herringbone Peachy Pink (20m roll) ribbon and the 3 Flower Sprays White.
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Green Tara Products Used:
1.5cm Roses White
“Years” layout by Susan Longman
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For this layout I have allowed the background effect to dictate the colour choice of the flowers. To create the cluster I have layered up a mixture of fabric flowers and mini roses and added cute satin bow.
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Green Tara Products used:
1.5cm Roses White
“you are a dream come true” layout by Susan Longman
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For this layout I layered up the gorgeous mix of flowers (listed below in products used) and some 2Crafty chipboard. I have to admit I am a sucker for a good title and this one sums up my daughter to a tee.
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I simple satin edged organza ribbon can work wonders in a flower cluster and is my “go to” ribbon for feminine layouts.
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Green Tara Products Used:

Wednesday 19 February 2014

Grungy and Shabby...
By Sandrine Dawes

Hello hello Green Tara Fans!

You are with Sandrine today and it is time for my February reveal,
 I have two layouts and one card to share today.

I will start with the grungy part, layout 1:


I love to experiment with colours and this month I had some fun with black!
My son just turned 8 and I wanted to create something funky! Funky and grungy
does not mean you can't use ribbon and flowers and here is the proof!
 I made a circle frame around my photo using wire and
"Double Sided Vertical Stripe Sating Ribbon in black".

Here you can see "Teal 6.5cm Heirloom Flower"
"Turquoise 3.5cm Lace Pearl Flower":

Another "6.5 cm Heirloom Flower" and a "4cm Heirloom Flower" both in teal:

I am completely smitten with the "Skeleton Mesh", I am using on every single creation,
 I don't lay it flat though, I just pull it and tear it, it gives tremendous texture, I LOVE IT!!!

More "Black Skeleton Mesh":



For my second layout, I have another grungy layout experimenting with more black, 
it is all about traveling! My son has caught the Travel Bug just like his mum and dad!
 There is a lot of journaling about it on the back.

"Travel Bug"

I chose Green Tara Blooms in black and blue, these include: 
"7cm Wild Rose", "5cm Tutu Flower" and "Blue Apple Blossoms":

I altered my "Pale Blue Wild Rose" with Watercolour Paint to make it darker:

A tucked "6.5cm Heirloom Flower in black" and some black "Skeleton Mesh":

Some more "Skeleton Mesh" and "Apple Blossom":



My last project for this month is a card.

"Just for YOU"

Here is a closie of a "White Cherry Blossom":

And a gorgeous "8cm Velvet Rose in Dusky Pink":


That's it for me today! I hope you enjoyed my post, don't forget to check out
 the blog regularly for updates from our fabulous Design Team!

Happy Scrapping!

Sunday 16 February 2014

All About My Girl - Layouts by Maria Featon

"Fairy Princess"

I'm obviously in a very bright and girly mood this month with penchant for pink 
and teal! I had the idea for this first layout when I was creating an art journal
 page inspired by the colours and patterns on Indian sari fabric. It seemed like
 a good choice for these bright and happy photos of my daughter, Holly. The 
organza and velvet layers on the blooms and butterfly, echo the fabric in her 
costume. I attached two different white pieces of Lace Ribbon to either side
of my handmade pattered paper before adding my embellishments to the page. 

For my flower cluster I began with a pretty Green and White Blossom Vine, 
then added a mustard Damask Flower as the focal point. Also included are
a dusty pink Heirloom Flower and a white Apple Blossom (both enhanced 
with Distress markers and water), and a few Velvet Leaves. 

This beautiful Rainforest Butterfly has been sitting in my stash since
my DT package first arrived a few months ago, just waiting for the right
project. I think it's perfect for this layout. I'm not normally a very blingy 
scrapper but I just love the extra bit of pizzazz it gives to this page. 


"Love You As Big As The Sky"

This was a fun page to create around a much loved photo of Holly
and me taken on Mother's Day last year. Layered on the paper
strips below the photo you will notice some pretty Green Tara
Washi Tapes which are always a fun addition to projects. The 
cream Lace Ribbon is also one of my favourites. 

This cluster was based around a gorgeous dusty pink Poppy.
I love how delicate and feminine they are. I've also added a 
pink Azalea and cream Tutu flower, with some gold Skeleton
Leaves tucked underneath. 


"Little Girl, Big Personality"

In my third layout I tried to capture the sunny disposition of my
little girl. What better way to do that than with pretty flowers?
I've also run a length of white Polka Dot Organza Ribbon 
across the top of the layout to add to the whimsical feel. 

Again on this layout I've used a pink Heirloom flower teamed
with an Azalea (coloured with Distress marker). I like the 
combination of textures of the satin and organza next to the 
mulberry paper. A Cherry Blossom and Rose finish off
 this little cluster, which has been echoed on the other 
side of the page to create balance. 


That's it from me for February. I hope your year is coming along nicely
 and I look forward to retuning next month with some new creations to share.
Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Maria xx