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Tuesday with Tara {take 96}

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Happy Tuesday!
I’ve got something completely different than my usual style to share with you today… just a bit of simple, fun experimentation that I decided could be turned into a card!

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I trimmed a piece of watercolor paper and inked it up with purple color burst- a pretty background just waiting for something to be added… and then I pulled out this fun circle face mask and some turquoise glitter paste…
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What a fun & simple combo of elements!  After the paste was set and dry, I used a wet paintbrush to lift color from a few spots in the face to add contrast.  Just paint with water and dab with a towel or rag to lighten the intensity of the color burst.

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I finished everything off very simply by mounting on white cardstock and adding white text stickers by Tim Holtz idea-ology.

It’s kinda different… a little bit magical, perhaps!  It’s glittery at least!  Hope it brings a smile… inky hugs,

Tara

 

materials used:

Circled face bit stencil

Color burst

Watercolor Paper

Glitter Paste (by Bo Bunny- but you can make your own with 3D gloss gel  & glitter)

idea-ology small talk stickers

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.
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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 🙂

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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!

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Inky hugs,

Tara

 

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Tuesday with Tara {take 92}

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Happy Tuesday!

In just a couple weeks we will be celebrating Easter… and spring is in the air (the green grass behind my card is my actual lawn!!!) so I wanted to ink up some stamps that had never been inked.  Even though I love these Tim Holtz blueprints designs, I usually forget I have them until after Easter!

This year I decided to combine the bunny & egg images with seasonal chit chat stickers and some book pages that I prepared with white gesso… I also wanted to play some more with my Distress Oxide inks 💛

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My card base is 5.5″ square, and I started with a stenciled background featuring Distress Oxide. I absolutely love how crisp & vibrant these inks are on kraft… especially after they are misted with water. Here’s a look of the background before I layered my stamped images over it. You can see little splatter marks if you look closely:

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I added a bit extra over a doily mask in the top left corner afterwards to balance things out.  As I mentioned, I stamped the images on gesso primed bookprint and it was interesting seeing how soft the Distress Oxide came across on it (applied with an inking tool).

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With the egg, I also painted some blue shadow using water mixed with the Distress Oxide ink. I learned that you can lift/remove color with water as well by dabbing a rag over wet spots. Pretty cool technique I will try again!  I splattered the same blue in the background as well, and added some raised sparkle details with Nuvo drops.

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I inked around the bunny image, leaving him to be white chocolate 🙂   A few details finish off the card- a chiffon flower by Prima, a fun metal clip with some distress dyed Crinkle ribbon. Hope you like it!

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inky hugs,

Tara

materials used:

Kraft cardstock (5.5″ square card)

Archival Ink, jet black

Distress Oxide Ink: Faded Jeans, Cracked Pistachio & Spiced Marmalade

Mister bottle

Tim Holtz blueprints stamps

Be Creative Tape

Nuvo Glitter drops: white blizzard (photos picked up the iridescent glitter as aqua!)

Tim Holtz Scribbles & Chevron stencils

Dyan Reavely modern script stencil

Doily mask

white gesso