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Tuesday with Tara {take 95}

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Happy Tuesday!

Today I want to share with you a tag I finished up… it started as an experiment with Distress Oxide (the background is all faded jeans on a black tag) and I finished it up with some new botanical layers from The new idea-Ology release by Tim Holtz.

My background was inked and stenciled with Faded Jeans Distress Oxide on black, then I added some simply stamped roses by Dylusions over it.  I decided to bring some spring to it with butterflies and flowers from the new botanical layers- so many great pieces in this package, it is stuffed full with 83 printed & die cut shapes!

I tied everything together with a bit more yellow… I inked up some book print with gesso using Distress Oxide in fossilized amber & Distress Ink in wild honey.  I blended the colors with a wet paint brush then spritzed with water to see a bit of extra Oxide action 🙂


I selected a sweet sentiment from this “everyday greetings” stamp set by mama elephant and glued my layers together, then finished it off with yellow silk ribbon and touches of nuvo glitter drops.  These are a fun addition that’s like a mix of glossy accents & stickles!


Inky hugs,



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Tuesday with Tara (take 75)

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Oh deer… and happy Tuesday!  I`ve got another simple card to share, but a closer look reveals some fabulous shimmer that was hard to capture with a camera!

Basic supplies for this card include a couple shades of Color Burst, a stencil & die by Tim Holtz and some shimmering things… Stickles glitter glue, pearly cardstock & clear texture paste with glitter mixed in.  Everywhere there was color I used a combination of blue & green, one of my fave combos!


I`m not sure if it`s because of my all around efforts to keep Christmas simple this year, but I tried adding a variety of embellishments & sentiments to this card and it just seemed to look best just like this.  I`m crazy about the text in the background and didn`t want anything to take away from that- it is perfect in it`s shiny sparkly-ness 🙂

There are just two more Tuesdays before Christmas, I`ll be hard at work getting cards finished up and in the mail (trying something different this year LOL) and look forward to sharing with you my final projects in the weeks ahead!  Hope your days are full of the joys of the season, and a good measure of ink & sparkles!

Inky hugs,


Tuesday with Tara {take 50}

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

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Happy Tuesday!  It’s that time of year again… graduation time!  I’m a proud step-mom who got to see her beautiful step-daughter graduate from high school last week, and this is the fun card I made just for her 🙂  I had a chance to play with a few things I don’t personally own (yet!) when I was back in BC last month, and this card features Dylusions Paints (love the thick, creamy texture and bold colors) in the background and Cat Crazy stamps & accessories for the main image.  I knew those two parts would go together, but the rest didn’t fall into place until I had time to create in my own home studio space.

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I used a giant (size 12?) tag as my card base- these turn out right around 5″ square when you fold them in half.  I used a few shades of orange & pink Dylusions Paints brushed together.  The cat was colored with a mix of colored pencils and gelatos.  Pretty simple coloring, but I added glossy accents on it’s eyes and Stickles glitter glue on the hat 🙂

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Though it’s a feminine card, there’s lots of Tim Holtz details on this card- more than I was aware of as I was making it 🙂  The flower die, arrow stencil (I used yellow texture paste and yellow stickles!) and dimensional letters, as well as the ‘dare to dream’ sentiment stamp are all Tim Holtz products!  The other sentiments are from a new one by Avery Elle I picked up in the shop- couldn’t resist that font <3 The ‘firefly’ stencils (at least that’s what I’m calling them for this card!) are by The Crafter’s Workshop.  Love them in yellow!  Lightning Bugs are one of my favourite things about living in the south 🙂

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Hope you like my whimsical grad card… it’s an exciting time and the future looks bright, and I think this cat looks like it’s ready to chase after it’s dreams 🙂

Leave me a comment this week and you could win this freakin’ cute stamp set by Lawn Fawn… seriously I may have squealed a little when I saw this (and clued in to how it worked. LOL) in the shop.  It’ll be perfect for graduates and other smart cookies you know (how cute would it on a little lunch box note on the first day of school!?)

Inky hugs,