Saturday, 30 March 2013


To see all the details of our Design Team callout, please scroll down.

3 Layouts... by Mistra Hoolahan

True Romance

Hi everyone... today I have a couple of layouts to share with you.  This first is another snapshot from my trip to New York.  These are just a few of all the carriages lined up outside Central Park, waiting to take lovers for a romantic ride through the park, or a couple of dorky tourists, either works LOL.

I loved the red in this shot, love red!  But it's rarely a colour I scrap.  I was away at retreat when I created this so I didn't have quite the right flower colours with me, so to get just the right colour I sprayed some Pincushion Flowers, 3cm Roses and Apple Blossoms with Holly Berries SmoochSpritz.  I've sprayed the paper flowers before, but have always been hesitant with the fabric ones... Di reassured me it works a treat and it does, and it truly is so so easy!  

I've added some white Cherry Blossoms for some lovely contrast.  The Cherry Blossoms are one of my favourite 'tuck in' flowers, they always fit perfectly into empty spots and look equally as good in a cluster or by themselves.   Here I've tucked one into a tear in my distressed edge and added a little bit of Silver Diamante Trim for a little bit of sparkle.

Tucked in here and there is some beautiful OffWhite Lace trim, topped with more Silver Diamante Trim.  I've even found a gorgeous little carriage charm in my stash, how perfect!

A gorgeous cluster of red and white... Pincushion and Sakura Fabric Flowers, Cherry Blossoms and Apple Blossoms, pretty Lace and elegant Silver Diamante Trim and a sweet little chipboard heart... true romance!



This one is of my god-daughter.  She lives 8 hours away from us now, thankfully Facebook helps me stay in touch, and allows me to grab photos of her to continue to scrapping her album I started when she was little.  I loved this sepia image of her, doing some modelling for a local vintage clothing store. 

I have used gorgeous white Wild Rose and Heirloom flowers here to freshen up the sepia in these Bo Bunny papers, and also some Light Brown 2cm Roses that were just the perfect colour!

I love to use the flat White Petals to layer and tuck in under clusters and underneath layers, they simply extend the clusters and help add some softness to edges.

I have added some ribbon layers, under and over the photo.  Some Natural Jute, Coloured Jute and pretty Off White Lace.  Just little snippets can add a lot of impact.  

I only had a tiny bit of the Round Silver Diamante Trim left, so have cut it into singular sections and used it as sweet 'blingy' embellishments!  I love that they match the centre of the Wild Rose so well!


A Walk in the Park

I created this one last month as a challenge with Natasha, she grabbed a sketch and we created our layouts using the same papers.  We had to laugh when we realised we had both reached for the same Green Tara flowers!  

Here's the sketch we used:

[click on the image to visit Sketch Savvy]

This beautiful Satin Rosette flower was the perfect shade for the green and blue hue of the papers, and a bow from Natural Jute Ribbon accented the natural tones of the layout.

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Green Tara Products used:

True Romance
10mm Wave Silver Diamante Trim RBY25
2cm Off White Lace L2895OW
White Cherry Blossoms FLC22Wh
6cm Butter Pincushion Soft Fabric Flower XF9320Bu
5cm White Sakura Silk and Pearl Flower XF9221Wh
Ivory Apple Blossoms FDV044Iv
3cm White Roses FDR024Wh

White 6.5cm Silk and Organza Heirloom Flower XF9213Wh
White Wild Rose Silk and Organza Flower XF9318Wh
Light Brown 2cm Roses FDR006LB
White Cherry Blossoms FLC22Wh
5cm White Petals PFLP07
12mm Round Silver Diamante Trim RBY36
2cm Off White Lace L2895OW
38mm Natural Jute Ribbon RB17Nat38
25mm White Coloured Jute Ribbon RB407Wh

A Walk in the Park
5cm Olive Satin Rosette Satin and Pearl Flower XF9330Ol
4.5cm Black Grey Primula Silk and Organza Flower XF9325BG
7cm Sage Petals FDS021Sa
4cm Sage Petals FK018Sa
5cm Medium Gold Leaves LA3Go
15mm Natural Jute Ribbon RB17Nat15

Thursday, 28 March 2013


Design Team Callout

We are inviting applications from crafters who are interested in joining the Green Tara Design Team.

If you love using flowers, ribbons, lace, trims & more in your scrapbooking and papercafting, then we would love to hear from you.

The term will be for 6 months, beginning in May 2013 and finishing at the end of October 2013.

Internationals welcome.

Successful applicants will commit to 2-3 layouts/projects per month.  As well, you will need to have, and update, an active personal blog and facebook page.

In return for your commitment to the Green Tara DT, you will receive lots of beautiful product to play with and use.

So if you think you are up for the challenge and would like to be part of our team, we would love to hear from you.

Please send us:

1.                  Three recent layouts/projects that show us your style and talent and what you have to offer (preferably using flowers although it doesn’t necessarily need to be ours)
2.                  All links to personal blogs and galleries
3.                  Short Bio, telling us a bit about yourself, including any DT past or present and any other experience etc.

Applications close on 14th April and successful applicants will be notified soon after so that you can get started on your projects and be ready for May.

Please send applications, marked DT Callout to  plus a copy to

 ** Make sure your photos are no bigger than 500kb each.

Good luck and we look forward to hearing from you.

Alison O’Reilly
Green Tara

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Three layouts by Marie-Josée Hamel

Hello, Green Tara fans! Today, I will show you three different layouts that I created over the past month. All of them feature a different style. I hope you will like them!
"Îles" layout

This picture was taken during our trip to Îles-de-la-Madeleine (a beautiful place in my home province, Quebec, Canada). Since it was a bright and sunny day, I wanted to use bright and bold colors. I also chose a more clean a simple look.

As you can see, I used lots of mini-roses, my favorites, on this layout. I combined 4 different colors and sizes of roses. I also used three different kinds of leaves.


 Green Tara products used:
 Apple Blossoms (this color is not available now)

"Moment" layout

For this layout, I chose muted colors to create a more shabby look.

I used lots of big blooms on this layout: 2 Damask flowers, as well as a Wild Rose flower. The smaller white ones are Primula flowers.

As you can see, I used Green Tara lace to frame one of my paper circles.

Green Tara products used:

"MJ" layout

I created this layout earlier this month for the Once Upon a Sketch blog. Unlike many scrappers, I am a big fan of purple. Used with black, it gives a romantic feel to any layout.  I am a lucky girl, because Green Tara has lots of beautiful purple blooms, among them the big one you see below, the Damask 8cm fabric and organza flower. They are one of my favorites.

I really like the Green Tara silver sprays. In this case, I used the 25cm Silver/Acrylic spray, cut it in two pieces and used them on each side of my picture.

I also like to combine big and tiny flowers. Here, I used 1 cm and 1.5 cm roses in black and lavender.

 Green Tara products used:

I hope that you liked the projects you saw today! Have a nice week!

Sunday, 24 March 2013

A Little Inspiration
by Natasha Naranjo Aguirre

 Hi everyone!  Natasha here with a few projects I made using some gorgeous Green Tara products!

Adorable You
 This layout of my daughter is made with Donna Salazar's Family Jeans Collection. 
 I love pink & green together and these stunning Green Tara flowers matched perfectly.  Here I used Primula flowers, Gardenias, Roses, Organza Pearl and Lace Pearl flowers.  I also added pieces of Pearl Trim to my flower cluster.
 I altered my background paper with paint, stamps and embossing powder.
 How cute is this Polka Dot ribbon?!  I cut the ribbon in half and created a little bow to place amidst my flowers.  The green Primula flowers were dabbed with gesso to soften the look of it.
 The word 'Adorable' was cut from the image sheet that coordinates with this paper collection.  The chipboard alphas are also made to coordinate with this collection as well.

Green Tara Products:
Lace Pearl 3cm Lace Pearl Flowers Pink (XF9332P)
Primula 4.5cm Silk and Organza Flowers Pale Green (XF9325PG)
Organza Pearl Flowers 3cm Ivory (XF5034Iv72)
2cm Rose Pale Pink (FDR009PP)
3cm Pink Roses (FDR024P)
3 Layer Gardenia Pink (FDV054P)
Lace & Ribbon: 
2cm Off White (L2895OW)
38mm Polka Dot Organza Pale Pink (RBB221PP)               
3mm Pearl Trim Ivory (RBKPIv)


Crafty Tool Bucket
 I needed a place to store my craft tools as I create, so I decided to alter an IKEA tin.  This was so much fun to make and I really like how it turned out.
 I adore this herringbone ribbon because it is so beautifully made and easy to work with.
 For this bucket I used a combination of Gardenias, Apple Blossoms, Roses and Pearl Trim. 
 To create this look, I applied printed tissue to the surface of the metal bucket.  Then I added gesso, color and White Opaque Flakes to give it a lovely texture.

Green Tara Products:
3 Layer Gardenia Turquoise (FDV054Tu)
Turquoise/White Apple Blossoms (FDV044Tu/W)
1 cm Roses Ivory (FDR001Iv)
3cm Turquoise Roses (FDR024Tu)
3cm White Roses (FDR024Wh)
Lace/ Ribbon:
20mm Herringbone Turquoise (RB405Tu)
3mm Pearl Trim 20m Roll White (RBKPWh)

Grungy Chic Box
 This box is a little different from my normal colors/style, but I like to change things up every so often.  I used an inexpensive wooden box from the craft store and covered it with gesso.  Then I adhered strips of tissue tape on the top surface of the box and inked it all up.
 I combined String Gel and Glimmer Mist and dripped the mixture all over the box.  Love how that came out!
 The large flower was originally a light pink and I misted it with a charcoal ink.  I added Pink Cherry Blossoms, Roses, Lace and Herringbone Ribbon.  The pearls and acrylic clusters were cut from a spray.
The trim along the bottom of the box was painted and inked to blend in.  I love how the String Gel seeped into the spaces of the trim.

Green Tara Products:
Cherry Blossoms Pink (FLC22P)
Pincushion 6cm Soft Fabric Flower Pale Pink (XF9320PP)
1 cm Roses Pale Pink (FDR001PP)
2cm Off White (L2895OW)
17mm Metallic Trim Silver (RB688S)
20mm Herringbone Black (RB405BL)              
16cm Silver/Acrylic/Pearl (XP0617)

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed my projects!

Thursday, 21 March 2013

"Baby" & "Mini in a Box" by Vicky


Hello Green Tara followers!!xx

Today I am sharing two projects with you I started at a Greek crop day!!
I had a mini trolley bag with me and of course my Green Tara goodies!xx

I started by misting the white cardstock with red Dylusions and water! After that I used a clock mask with walnut stain distress ink, a stencil with some texture paste and random stamping!

Below I have used in my small cluster the red cobweb mesh as the base and then the primula flower, a small rose and the diamante trim!

In the main cluster I have used the white wild rose, diamante trim, small rose, a red satin rosette, the gorgeous red polka dot ribbon, flower lace and skeleton leaves!!

And look at that amazing stars on wire!! I think they add so much interest to the whole page!!!

Green Tara Products Used

"Mini album in a match box"

Now, that was a very interesting project!!

I don't do OTP projects often because of the lack of time so this crop was a perfect chance!!
I have "dressed" the box up with craft paper & I distressed it with gesso, distress inks and pink stickles!
It opens up pulling the white pearl knob!

My decoration consists of a white primula, black satin rosette, pink cherry blossom & rose, diamante trim, lace and skeleton leaves!

So, inside the box there is a cute mini album!!
To embellish the cover I have used roses, diamante trim & self adhesive white trim!
To bind it I used black paper string!

The inner decoration is very simple and flat because I could not use anything bulky.
So here I have used some mini tassel ribbon. On the mini tag I have used the mini loop trim!

Here is the mini loop trim on the tag again, diamante trim in the center of a flower shaped trim!!

And my two favorite ribbons: Cobweb Mesh in black and
 Bud & Bow ribbon in pink!!!

Green Tara Products Used 

Paper string Black 
7mm Loop Trim Butter
Cherry Blossoms Pink 
1.5cm Roses Pink
 Lace, 2cm Off White 
Lace, 3.8cm White 
CODE: L2868W
50mm Cobweb Black 
 Bud n Bow 16mm, Pink


"Summer days"

I would also like to share with you a modern, happy & bright layout I made using some Green Tara  turquoise roses and red cobweb mesh!

Also a little card that I made for Scrapmatts using the red satin rosette, a black lace flower and green velvet leaves!

Thank you for visiting Green Tara blog today! I hope you have  enjoyed

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