Sunday, December 30, 2012

I thought I would re-share my fav projects for 2012
I was very excited over this page as was my 5yr old lol, I had made the spider web from scratch using Green Tara String. Posted back in Feb.
 This page was my fav for March as I just love this cheeky photo of 6mth old Imogen
This one tops the list for June as it was the first artsie type thing I created
My little welcome sign is the first thing I see when I come home
This layout made my list because its of me and it is rare to find a photo of me let alone get me to scrap it.
This one has to make this list as it was the first time I had won anything with my scrapping, the layout won The Color Room Palette #133
This one I just love how bright and colourful it is full of Green Tara goodies, how can u not just smile at that face.
My 2nd attempt at a reverse canvas I just love it so full of cheer.
This is my very first grandchild and very first layout of him, but I do love these papers and how it all turned out.
And lucky last
Well I couldn't decide between 2, these are amongst the last few pages I have done and I just love them both the first one is just a random photo taken during a family photo shoot and it was my fav photo out from the whole day, and the second layout I just love the details and the fact I cut the photos out so I'm posting both of them.
Thankyou to everyone for your support throughout 2012 and for the inspiration many of you have given me.
I hope you have a fantastic Christmas and an even better new year.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

December Green Tara Goodies
It's my turn again to show off some fantastic goodies from Green Tara.
"Bundle Of Joy"

A couple of first for me this is my very first gandbaby and my first boys 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
Extras - Scrap Cake papers, Making memories word stickers, heidi grace glass heart, american crafts arrow, misc brads, glimmer mist and ink.

"Smile Card"

I'm not really a card person but I had an erge. Stitched Grosgrain in pink & green was used to create a criss cross background then cover 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 litlle 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 them 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 first 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

 Extra - Scrap paper, Forever friends elements stickers, chipboard tree, Gesso, modge podge, distress ink, misc butterflys.

Linda Thompson

Monday, December 10, 2012

A few years ago a friend did a beautiful photo shoot of our kids unfortunately we have lost touch but I still remember her often.
This photo was a random photo taken in between poses while we gave the kids a break, who would have thought it would become one of my fav photos from that day.

"Sweet Memories Together"

I managed to stay away from the glimmer mist again, paint is becoming my new best friend. I have used a combination of white and sage on the layout painting the background edge along with the photo to cover up the background that I didn't like, I have also added a little paint to the paper strips and flowers. 

Pearls from Flourish with a bling this is the first time I have used one of their products.

Beautiful Green Tara Blossoms in Tulle and one of my fav gardenias.

Prima papers were cut into random messy strips then sewn to the page, the edges were then distressed. Prima metal bird cage also painted. And another beautiful big Green Tara bloom.

Lots of fussy paper cutting on this page including the strips of paper, flowers, leaves & butterflies.

Products used

Prima Marketing madeline collection papers, Prima metal trinket birdcage, prima flower vine, prima pebble sticker, flourish with a bling pearls, K&Co word stickers & tags,

Green Tara Products used

Suede Cord 25m OliveCODE: RB761Ol
Tutu 5cm Organza and Pearl Flowers Cerise 12 pcs CODE: XF9227Cer
3 Layer Gardenia TurquoiseCODE: FDV054Tu
Damask 8cm Fabric and Organza Flower Aqua 12 pcsCODE: XF9225Aq
1.5cm Roses IvoryCODE: FDR003Iv
1.5cm Roses TurquoiseCODE: FDR003Tu

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Something super bright and way out of my norm, this was one of those layouts that no matter what you did it didn't work, I tried cutting things out, different backgrounds etc but in the end I gave up and came back to it the following day.
I change the background paper and kind of put back together the bits I had cut out the day before and presto it worked, I love how it turned out and hey NO glimmer mist lol just paint on this one.

Scrap Cake papers, Prima Fabric word, Green Tara - Prima - Petaloo - Manor house Flowers, Green Tara ribbons.

Beautiful Green Tara Bright pink spotted ribbon is perfect for this layout.

Green Tara's flower takes Center piece.

Green Tara gardenia's are one of my most used flowers teamed with with manor house and petaloo flowers.

A sweet baby page of my youngest prob only one of the very few times she did sleep and not in our arms.

I am a glimmer mist addict so this week I wanted to see if I could go without using them. So far the card in my previous post contains NO glimmer mist nor does this one I used ink on the edges of the paper.

Prima Paper, Lots of Green Tara Flowers & Ribbons,

 Again lots of yummy Green Tara goodies.

 Beautiful New Green Tara flowers teamed up with some older styles

 More Green Tara flowers & ribbon.

 Green Tara ribbons and lace used as a time.

Products used

Prima Marketing papers, distress ink

Green Tara Products Used

1.5cm Roses IvoryCODE: FDR003Iv
Heirloom 4cm Silk and Organza 12pcs Pale PinkCODE: XF9317PP
White Apple BlossomsCODE: FDV044Wh
Lace, 1cm Off White CODE: L3077OW
Satin Edged Organza Silver 50m CODE: RB16S9
Satin Frill White 10m rollCODE: RB436Wh
Loop Trim 20m roll ButterCODE: RBDABu
Loop n Tassel 10mm Pink ChampagneCODE: RB9694PC

A card to share
I'm not normally a card person I really don't have anyone to give them too, but lately I have been trying to do more of what I don't normally do.
Briony's nick name is BB and she collects Bee's so this one was made with her in mind.

Made with lots of yummy Green Tara Goodies.

New Flowers and sprays from Green Tara

Beautiful ribbons and Jute one of my Fav also from Green Tara

Prima frame stamp with distress ink, Prima papers, Thickers, adorn it alphas, jolees bees.

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

Hi all, I'm a little behind with things at the moment we have been renevating our girls room which was the garage and it involved pulling walls down and re-building them so they had a bigger bedroom, and we build new cupboard and shelves for each of the 4 girls in there and with only hubby and I doing it, it was a long 3 weeks of kids camping in other rooms, the smell of paint thru the house & sawdust everywhere.

This is the roof painted in blue with white clouds and glow in the dark stars cut with our cutting machine
Shyanne's bed with her own shelves and the peach door is a private cupboard for her.
Still putting doors on the clothing shelves and hanging space, green door is private cupboard for Ellalese.
Other side of the room has Alannah her private cupboard now has a door lol, the Ellalese's bed and shelves and Briony on the other end with her purple door private cupboard.
So for once they all have beds on the floor no more bunks, they have shelves each instead of having to share, and a special cupboard that the other girls can not get into. SO the she took my stuff or she touched my stuff is a thing of the past. Well I can dream can't I.

Monday, November 12, 2012

"Reverse Canvas"
Novembers Green Tara DT work

I covered the top and bottom half of the canvas with different papers in blue and green tones to represent the sky and grass then lightly painted over the paper with a watered down white paint.
Using a brick template I created a brick wall with texture paste and distress inks. The brick wall also follows on inside the canvas. Adding a small stamped bird cage.
Adding several pieces of chipboard each one inked in several colours, the fence has had a treatment of white crackle paint. Using Green Tara wire cord I have twisted it around the fence and up the blossom tree to create a creeping vine adding flower soft and Green Tara roses for flowers on the vine.
Adding a cluster of beautiful flowers & leaves from Green Tara, I wanted smaller leaves but only had large ones left so I cut a maple leaf into 3 smaller ones . The darker flowers have had their tips lightly inked in white to tone them down a touch.

With Green Tara's new velvet rose taking the lime light, these flowers are beautiful and soft with a velvet feel and look.
Green Tara Products Used
Velvet Rose Lavender - CODE: XF9217L
Wire Cord Green - CODE: RB1164Gr
Maple leaves copper 4.5cm - CODE: LA7C
White paper leaves 1.5cm - CODE: LA13Wh
Mini rosebud ivory - CODE: FDV025Iv
Roses 1cm ivory - CODE: FDR001Iv
Roses 1.5cm Turquoise - CODE: FDR003Tu
Apple blossoms plum - CODE: FDV044PL
Cherry blossoms white - CODE: FLC22Wh
Cherry blossoms sea green - CODE: FLC22SG
Extra products used - Twiddlybitz & A2Z chipboard, texture paste, distress inks, prima paper, flower soft.

"Christmas Reverse Canvas"
My lovely kids keep telling its almost Christmas time so I thought I would get us into the Christmas spirit. I'm not a gold person and I rarely follow the traditional Christmas colours but I'm trying to challenge myself. I must say creating this was the so much fun and the idea I had in my head came together perfectly. And is totally loaded with lots of Green Tara goodies.
This canvas is 27cm wide and 20cm tall and is and extra deep canvas. I covered the inside and front edges with a gold metallic 12x12 crinkle paper from Green Tara using modge podge, adding extra folds and creases around the front edges. Then painted the rest of the outside edges of the canvas in metallic gold paint but then wiped it down with a tissue leaving only a thin layer of colour. I also white washed the gold paper so it had a softer tone.

The gold cherubs ribbon was painted with a watered down white paint to tone down the gold a little. Beautiful lace used as a garland was inked in golds and green then sprayed with a little water to blend the colours

Bead Garland Red has been wrapped around the tree to add more decoration
Bead Garland in gold and green has been used to create hanging decorations from the roof, Along with 3 flying deers from the reindeer garland that have had a little white paint added to them. I have used a white Xmas wreath and ruffled it up then added metallic gold paint to the tips of the ruffles. Cutting 2 trees from the Xmas tree ribbon I have added white paint to the edges and added them to the mantle for decorations.
The fire place was made from cardboard then bricks made with texture paste, a few sticks from the garden to make logs and a base plate made from a green paper from the Xmas art deco paper range. For the mantle I just used a couple of pieces of timber that are meant to be the corner supports that came with the canvas and painted them white.
Small gifts made from foam blocks and covered in Green Tara papers and wrapped in Green Tara ribbons & bows. Metallic gold trim added to the bottom of the canvas and slightly painted white.

A small cluster of flowers along the tree side of the canvas with wire embellishments that have been slightly painted with white paint in hearts and stars. A Christmas bouquet in gold added under the tree.
Taking a Metal swirl and straighten it, I then twisted it around a paintbrush in small pieces to create flower swirls
Adding a large cluster of flowers of the fire place side including flower sprays, skeleton leaves, paper leaves, roses, apple blossoms, gardenias, and silk flowers. I have painted metallic gold paint on all of the flowers petals and leaves.
Green Tara has a great range of Christmas themed ribbons these are some of the ones I have used.

Green Tara products
Metallic gold crinkle 12x12 paper - CODE: 1212CG
Metallic Cherub ribbon - CODE: RB605MG
Xmas tree ribbons gold - CODE: RB717Go
Bead Garland Gold - CODE: RBY06Go
Bead Garland red - CODE: RBY06R
Bead Garland - green - CODE: RBY06Gr
Gold skeleton leaves - CODE: RTB2G
Red skeleton leaves - CODE: RTB13
Xmas wreath white - CODE: TWX02
Bead garland 8mm square ribbon - CODE: RBY16G
Reindeer garland brown - CODE: RB652Br
Bows white & gold - CODE: BowS
Christmas bouquet gold -
Small red poinsettias - CODE: PFPRS
Small white poinsettias - CODE: PFPWhS
Med Red poinsettias - CODE: PFPRMG
Med white poinsettias - CODE: PFPWhMG
Art deco Xmas green paper pack - CODE: ADX2
Jaipur Red paper - CODE: SHJR
Art deco white and gold paper pack - CODE: ADGW
Mulberry paper handmade white - CODE: 1212HMWh
Wire hearts gold - CODE: WH178Go10
Wire star green - CODE: WS177Em
Wire star red - CODE: WS177R10
Metal swirls red - CODE: MS858R3
Metal swirls green - CODE: MS858Em3
Skeleton leaf paper red & gold -
Ribbon organza hearts glitter gold - CODE: RB330IG15
Metallic gold trim - CODE: RB660MG
Silk flowers with crystals small red - CODE: SDRS60
Gardenias red CODE: FDV054R and white CODE: FDV054Wh
Apple blossoms red CODE: FDV044R and white CODE: FDV044Wh
3 flower spray red CODE: PFSTR and white CODE: PFST1
2cm roses red CODE: FDR006R and white CODE: FDR006Wh
Paper leaves maple in copper - CODE: LA7C
Lace - CODE: L2920W
Extra products used - Texture paste, distress inks, white paint, creative imaginations stickers, misc bird, cameo, brads, Kaiser chipboard.
Linda Thompson
Until next time xxxx