Sunday, November 13, 2011

Matching Christmas Pyjamas - Green Tara

Hi Everyone! I'm excited to be sharing my first project for Green Tara, an Australian company that specializes in flowers and trims. Pop by the design team blog to see what the rest of the team creates - there are some very talented artists on the team.

For this assignment I was asked to feature red and gold embellishments in a Christmas theme. I decided that they would really pop if I backed them with kraft papers - so that's what I did. I fell in love with the 38mm Mesh with the gold filaments - so easy to use for boy or girl pages:

I layered a few trims and embellishments here. The red 9mm Shimmer Threaded Ribbon added a little more colour, while the gold Xmas Bouquet a little extra dimension, without being 'in-your-face-shiny'.

I wasn't sure at first what I should do with the Bead Garland, then it hit me that it looks a lot like some of the crystal flourishes on the market these days - which led me to adhere it in flourish shapes using micro Glue Dots.

These Wire Stars are so unusual - I've never seen embellishments quite like these. I love them! They also come in other colours and in heart shape as well. I used Craft Glue Dots to adhere them, which worked like a charm. You can kinda see the Glue Dot in this close-up, but that's because it's larger than 'life-size'. When you look at the project as a whole, you really don't notice the adhesive.

Sometimes a page just needs *something* else, so I added a few stitches with twine.

I'm in love with this wood grain kraft paper from Harmonie. I might need to go buy a couple more sheets!

Supplies (Green Tara):
Wire Star 3cm gold
Xmas Bouquet gold 10cm
38mm Mesh gold
3mm Bead Garland red
9mm Shimmer Threaded Ribbon red

Other Supplies:
PP - Canvas Corp, Harmonie
letters - American Crafts, Authentique
ink - Ranger
marker - Faber-Castell PITT pen
other - twine


Vicky Alberto said...

genius use of the string beads!

Michelle said...

Gorgeous! I'm loving that mesh!

Cindy Gay said...

Love the framing and all the details.

Bella said...

Love the mesh and stars!

Crystal said...

i am so gonna have to scrap lift this LO! i just love the design so much. hugs and blessings!


Natalie Hall said...

I scraplifted your layout, but have a ton more work to do to make it look good.

Thanks for the inspiration!