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Tuesday with Tara {take 99}

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Happy Tuesday!
This card started as some “no rules” experimentation… and turned into a funky card that will hopefully give encouragement to an artistic friend who is fighting some health battles right now.

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I love these sentiments & face images by Dina Wakley, and had fun working with them on an inked up tag I had set aside.  I layered some collage paper, added more ink and stamped over it, then gathered other pieces to assemble a complete card.  This fun tassels embellishment seemed like a good fit!

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Enamel accents seemed like like a fun way to add texture and make her hair stand out!  A bit of watered down white paint allowed me to add shading to her face.

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She’s unconventional… strong, brave, kind… and certainly unique!  She ignores the rules and she is fierce enough to fight and win!

inky hugs to you and whatever battle you are facing right now,

Tara

 

materials used

stamps by Dina Wakley (I love this one and this even more than the one I used!)

Enamel Accents

Assorted Distress Inks

 

Tuesday with Tara {take 98}

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Happy Tuesday!

Hope you had a great week!  Since I neglected to post a Mother’s Day card last week I thought I’d share a card celebrating women… it came about from some fun creative play with Distress Oxide and paper dolls and botanical due cuts from Tim Holtz idea-ology.

I started with a kraft card, some collaged papers and white gesso.


From there I inked & spritzed a subtle background with Distress Oxide inks (iced spruce & vintage photo) then stamped a background stamp with Faded Jeans.  I missed the stamp heavily for puddles of Oxide goodness…

After selecting die cut images, I inked a small Manila tag as well, adding some broken china for a little brighter color. I stamped the same background image on my tag, then added some script as well.

The finished card is a simple, vintage collage with some great inky layers.  Hope you like it and it inspires you to play with Distress Oxides!  They’re pretty fun!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Materials used:

kraft cardstock

manilla tag

Distress Oxide inks Broken China, Faded Jeans, Iced Spruce, Vintage Photo, walnut Stain

Idea-ology Paper Dolls

Idea-ology Botanical layers die cuts

Hero Arts background stamps

White gesso

ink blending tools & foams

crinkle ribbon

idea-ology baubles

idea-ology small talk sticker

Tuesday with Tara {take 97}

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Happy Tuesday!

This week I played some more with Distress Oxide Inks and a beautiful stamp set by Altenew called ‘faithful feathers’ (it was in the online store, but it seems to be gone today- must be sold out!  I’m sure Raya can order more though!)

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The stamp set includes a variety of sentiments and several layers of a single feather design, I used the solid base and the outline for this card.  I inked the solid feather repeatedly with two colors of Distress Oxide, misted with water before stamping.  On some I was more generous with water, which allowed for more oxidizing of the inks and some bleeding, which I thought gave a soft & pretty look!  I blended some ink into the white spaces and layered iced spruce through a stencil for more texture. Finally (after I was sure everything was dry!) I heat embossed the feather outline stamp over the solid images in white.

It made a very pretty background, so I kept everything else simple with a white embossed sentiment on colored cardstock and some thin, colored jute wrapped around the card.
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There are some really great elements in this stamp set, so I’m sure you will see more in the future!

Hope you enjoyed- have a creative day!

Inky hugs,

Tara

 

Materials Used:

Distress Oxide Ink in Cracked Pistachio, Peeled Paint and Iced Spruce

Watercolor Cardstock

Faithful Feathers stamp set

White Embossing Powder

Tim Holtz Latticework Stencil

Ink Blending Tool & Foams