Sunday, 29 September 2013

Three Bright Layouts To Share
By Di Garling

"Sweet Girl"

Hello there, thanks for calling by the blog.
Today I have three rather bright layouts to share with you,
& naturally they all feature lots of Green Tara goodness.

On this layout I have used some 6cm petals in daffodil yellow as
the main feature in my cluster. I actually created this flower
by layering two 6cm petals in daffodil yellow on top of
 each other & next I harvested this great "middle" out of yet another
 Green Tara flower, & that was an "Aster-Batik".
So by combining the two together a new flower evolved.

I have also added a bow made from their gorgeous
"Spotted Organza Ribbon" in aqua as well as a
 couple of their "Skeleton Leaves" too.

In this pic you can see  I have also added some lovely bright
orange "chrysanthemums" as well, & I have sprayed one of the
 NEW "Azelea" flowers with some aqua Dylusions spray to
make it just the right colour I was after.
It is so easy to colour these flowers.

I finished off with some yellow & orange 
"Roses" & some gold "mini flowers".

I have also added a strip of one of the NEW Green Tara
"Washi Tapes" to the bottom corner of my layout.

"Beautiful Girl"

In this super bright layout  I have used two of the NEW Green Tara
"Washi Tapes" on both the top & bottom of my page.

I have also sewn on some
 "Double Sided Reversible Spot Ribbon" in pink/orange.
I love this ribbon & it is available in some great colour combos too.

I have used Dylusions sprays to create my background & while
I had them out I decided to spray some of my Green Tara
flowers to match.
Here you can see an "Azelea" flower, some various "Roses"
& "Rosebuds" & a few "Velvet Leaves".

In this pic I have used another "Azelea"  a "Tutu" & "Roses"
all of  which I have sprayed with Dylusions.

"These are the Days"

You may have seen this layout recently. I was a guest designer
 over at CSI a few weeks ago & this was one of my layouts.

Naturally I have used lots of gorgeous Green Tara flowers
including the "Tutu" teamed here with some "Roses".

Here you can see another "Azelea" flower which I have again
sprayed with some Glimmermist & then teamed it with a
"Sakura" flower & some more "Roses".
Green Tara have so many different coloured flowers & roses
to choose from, we really are spoilt for choice.

All of the chipboard I have used in all of these layouts
is from 2 Crafty Chipboard.

Until next time,
Cheers Di  xo

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Mixed Media Creations by Mistra Hoolahan

Hi everyone!  Today I have some mixed media pieces to share with you... I created these while in Mackay with my friend Michelle, it was such fun to draw on each others creativity again.

Art Washes from the Soul...

I haven't used masses of Green Tara flowers on this one, I preferred the lovely simplicity of just using a few... and allowing the wonderfully earthy Natural Jute Ribbon to feature.  This ribbon is one of my faces, it's versatile and holds it shape well.  

This time I experimented with it, to see what else it could handle.  One bow was added before I sprayed all the colour and it held the colour well.  Then I hit it with the heat gun.  The fibres are held together with the finest synthetic threads, which melted, creating a fabulous effect - lots of fun.

I have used white Cherry Blossoms and Roses for this one, tucking a few on small clusters here and there.

Some of the flowers were added before the final colour spray, which has given them a slightly antiqued look.  A few others were added once the canvas was finished to give a pop of fresh white.


Here's the other one, I was challenged to create something on a wood base, which was fun!

Doesn't Have to be Perfect
The background was created with many layers of corrugated board, patterned papers, tissue paper, doilies and whatever other bits and pieces that were handy.  This was covered with a thin layer of texture paste to help smooth all the layers.  The chipboard {aside from the dress forme} was added raw, along with some muslin and then sprayed with layers of colour sprays.  Once dried it was accented with inka-gold rub, the title added and then more colour added.

The dress forme was painted white and then 'dressed' with one of my ruffles. Then if was time for the the really fun part... adding a spray of flowers to accent the dress forme.  Adding flowers is always the fun part!!

I have used mostly white flowers, withe one peach one to tie it in with the background.

The flat white petals made a beautiful backdrop for the dress form, helping it not blend in too much with the complex background.  Using clusters of Primulas, Cherry Blossoms and Roses helps continue the flow, embracing the Camellia nestled among them.


And before I leave you today, I have a sweet layout of my neice to share with you.  I created this a little while ago for a challenge blog, and couldn't resist adding a whole pile of Green Tara deliciousness!

Thanks for stopping by today!  See you again next month...

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Green Tara Products used:

Art Washes From the Soul...

15mm Natural Jute Ribbon - RB17Nat15
9mm Natural Jute Ribbon - RB17Nat9

Cherry Blossoms, White - FLC22WH
3cm Roses, White - FDR024WH
2cm Roses, White - FDR006Wh
1cm Roses, White - FDR001Iv

Doesn't Have to be Perfect...

Primulas, White - XF9325Wh
Cherry Blossoms, White - FLC22Wh
Camellia, Peach
3cm Roses, White - FDR024Wh
7cm Petals, White - FDS021Wh

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Announcing the
NEW Green Tara Design Team

Firstly we would like to thank everyone who applied to our 
recent design team callout. We were overwhelmed with the 
response from both here in Australia & abroad.
 So many talented people who all wanted to be part of the
 Green Tara family. I have to say that it was not easy. 
For those who were not successful this time, we encourage 
you to please try again in the future.

So it is without further ado we announce the 
NEW Green Tara Design Team.

Pascale B.   France
Maria Featon  Australia
Jelissa Mei  Singapore
Sandrine Dawes  Australia
Shinobu Hiramatsu  Japan
Susan Longman  Australia
Ulrika Blomfelt  Sweden

And returning DT members are..
Rachael Funnell  Australia
Linda Thompson  Australia
Jan Rankine  Australia
Di Garling  Australia (DT Co Ordinator)

Again, welcome ladies & we look forward to seeing
all of your wonderful creations.

Green Tara

Monday, 23 September 2013

Three layouts by Marie-Josée Hamel

Hello, Green Tara fans!

Today, I am featuring three new layouts that I created especially for Green Tara. Without further ado, here they are!

"Fun" layout

Once again, on this layout, I used my favorite new Green Tara flowers, the Azaleas! I love the colors available and the style of these gorgeous flowers. I am a huge fan of purple, so these are a go-to embellishment when I create a purple layout.

I combined them with mini-roses and skeleton leaves, and I also used an Organza & Pearl flower on the left side of the page.

Here's a close-up view of one of those beautiful Azalea flowers.

Green Tara products used:
 5cm Azaleas
Organza and Pearl in Pale Pink
1.5 cm Roses in Pale Pink
1 cm Roses in Pale Pink
Skeleton Leaves in Natural

Untitled layout

For this layout, I used a patterned background as well as black gesso that I applied with a credit card to add dimension and contrast.

 Sometimes I like to create two clusters on a layout, as I did in this case. At the top, you can see a small cluster, made only with flowers (Heirloom, Hibiscus and Roses).

At the botton, I used two different kinds of ribbon (Crushed Organza and Jute) to create bows and I glued them together. I then added a big flower on top and scattered a few black roses below.

Green Tara products used:
"Days like these..." layout

For this layout, I chose to go with the clean and simple look: big title, big flower, and a few details!

Here's a close-up view of the flower cluster. The plastic leaves are from my own stash and are not a scrapbooking product. :)

Green Tara products used:

Until next time,

Friday, 20 September 2013

Projects by Vicky Varvadouka


Hello Green Tara friends!!
This is a layout I made about my grandmother and great-grandmother!!
The base is chipboard so I could easily play around with mixed media
 techniques, misting,stamping, heat embossing!!! Here in Greece, fall is
coming so I have used fall colors!!!

For my main cluster I have used the beautiful Heirloom,
 a yellow rose, a few cherry blossoms, a rosette, loop trim,
natural jute and a white azalea!!

In this close up you can see a small brown rose and the
 gorgeous bud & bow in brown/ivory!

And a smaller cluster with roses, cherry blossom, a brown leaf, 
white paper flower, loop trim and burlap!!

Green Tara Products Used

"Mini album 15*15cm for photos"

This mini album was a gift! I have used  a HUGE paper flower in
the middle which I have sprayed and stamped on! In the center I have
placed a beautiful pincushion in yellow! You can also see a smaller
 paper flower cut in two pieces, cherry blossoms and lace!!

Green Tara Products Used

"Album 25x25cm"

One more album to share with a beautiful quote in the middle!
I have used white azaleas, pink roses, a white wild rose,
skeleton leaves, lace, the big pink butterfly and pearl trim

Green Tara Products Used

Early Christmas??
Over at Scrapmatts we were asked to make a set of three Christmas cards.
Green Tara flowers and trims were just perfect for this project!!!

Lovely Heirlooms, roses, skeleton leaves, tassel ribbon and
 Christmas vines which you can find HERE!!

Chipboard pieces on all projects are from Scrapmatts!!

Thank you for visiting the Green Tara blog today!
 I hope you have  enjoyed my post and been inspired to go
 play with your Green Tara  goodies!!!
Please follow us here so that you won't miss any of our
 talented designer's awesome creations!

Remember to also visit our Facebook page!

Have a nice day!!!

Vicky Varvadouka

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

A Little Touch of Purple

"Beautiful Dreams"
By Linda Thompson

This page was created using beautiful papers from Megs Garden 
and filled with lots of Green Tara Blooms.

Lots of fussy cutting for this layout.

Beautiful shade of purple including a Heirloom, Azalea &
 Satin Rosette flowers with a few small Roses.

A Gardenia in purple. I also used the stems of the roses that I 
cut off and twirled them around a small paint brush to create small
 swirls and tucked them around the flowers.

Green Tara Products used

Heirloom 6.5cm Silk and Organza Flowers Purple CODE: XF9213PU
 Satin Rosette 5cm Satin and Pearl Flowers Purple - CODE: XF9330PU
Gardenia Purple - CODE: FDV054PU
1.5cm Roses Lavender - CODE: FDR003L
1.5cm Roses Ivory - CODE: FDR003IV
Assorted 5cm Azaleas purple - CODE: FLA100
Cherry Blossoms Violet - CODE: FLC22V


"Just for You - Large Gift Tag"

This tag could be used as a card front or for a large gift tag.

 Lots of Green Tara flowers including small heirloom in pink, cherry blossoms, small roses & diamante silk flowers. I have also added a couple of skeleton leaves.

Green Tara  ribbon at the top ties it all up nicely

Green Tara Products Used

Cherry Blossoms Cream - CODE: FLC22C
Cherry Blossoms White - CODE: FLC22WH
1 cm Roses Ivory - CODE: FDR001IV
1.5cm Roses Ivory - CODE: FDR003IV
1.5cm Roses White - CODE: FDR003WH
Satin Frill Ivory 10m roll - CODE: RB436IV


"Kitchen Tea Card"

I covered the front of the card with the new Skeleton Mesh and then built up my embellishments.

One of my Favorite ribbons is the Green Tara Herringbone ribbon, it is easy to use and comes in some great colours.

Beautiful cluster of Green Tara Blooms including a small heirloom flower along with more Diamante flowers, cherry blossoms, mini roses and leaves.

Green Tara Products Used

Cherry Blossoms White - CODE: FLC22WH
1.5cm Roses White - CODE: FDR003WH


That's all from me today

Linda xxx