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Tuesday with Tara {take 106}

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Happy Tuesday!

Today I’m sharing a simple card with a mixed media twist… a fun textured background!  I started with a simple little tag that had been inked up with Distress Ink on a previous play day… added one of the amazing new butterflies by MFT, stamped with Distress Ink and die cut from watercolor paper.  I added a simple sentiment by Mama Elephant (couldn’t find this one from the ‘everyday greetings’ set in the online store, but there’s a bunch of other good ones!) and some ribbon from my stash to finish it off.

I wanted a simple background, but I didn’t want a boring background, so I decided to collage a black and white piece and add some mixed media.  I trimmed a base of white cardstock and layered over it with torn book paper, tissue wrap (I used pre-printed, but I love that you can stamp plain with your own images for more variety!) & washi tape.  I then selected a stencil and spread plain white texture paste through it in a random pattern.  I love how it dries with a bit of transparency to see the design underneath it.  To tie everything together, I splattered a bit of metallic paint on my black & white background.


Another look at all the yumminess…
I hope today’s card brings a smile!  It features my ‘happy’ colors, which I am always drawn to!  If you are in one of the many areas of BC that are affected by forest fires and evacuations right now, you are on my mind!  Many of my family and friends are in the middle of this crisis and my heart is hurting for you… praying you are all safe with your loved ones!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Materials Used:

My Favorite Things Beautiful Butterflies Stamp Set & Die Set

Mama Elephant ‘everyday greetings’ stamp set

Distress Ink in Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron & Mermaid Lagoon

Watercolor Cardstock

Ranger Texture Paste

Tissue Wrap & Washi Tape

Colored Card & envelope

Tuesday with Tara {take 105}

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

Happy Tuesday!  Today I want to share with you an Art Journal page I was inspired to create when I saw the new #ShowUsYourMEdia challenge on the Ranger blog!  Dina Wakley is going to be hosting monthly challenges and this month the focus is to create a project that puts the ME into media and shows WHY you create.  I just got one of her new Mixed Media  journals (and it’s fabulous- so many great textures!) and this is my very first spread in it!

I actually started with a tag I had already inked up with Distress Oxide, added words and birds, etc… I used that as my color palette and grabbed some yummy colors of Dina Wakely Media paint to create a fun background.

I create for my sanity and to bring everyday joy.

I pulled out an OLD set of alphabet dies by Quickutz for this big word!

 

Some of the products I used:

Affirmations Stencil

Dina Wakley Media Paint in Black, Lime, Turquoise, Tangerine, Blushing

Scribbly Birds stamps 

Black Stablio Pencil

Nuvo Glitter Drops

 

Inky hugs!

Tara

Tuesday with Tara {take 101}

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Happy Tuesday!

First, can I just say WOW!  Y’all blew me away with your comments on my 100th post, it was such a joy & encouragement to see all of you stop by and I hope you keep coming back!  If you follow us on facebook, hopefully you caught the video of the draw last night – Congrats to the winner of the $100 gift certificate:

Karen

Beautiful work! Always love to see your ideas.

Happy shopping Karen!
‘Tis the season of graduations… Today I’m sharing a card that came about from assorted bits & pieces I had leftover from other projects!  I often color extra images and ink extra pieces when I’m creating, and sometimes I’m lucky enough to find a few that just work together… like this bird image, and the orange & blue background pieces!
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I thought he’d be cute with the “crazy things” grad cap & diploma, so I pulled some color from the blue Colorburst background with a wet paintbrush to be certain it would match.  Once dry, I covered the cap with nuvo glitter drops 💙, which turned out pretty fabulous!  A bit of clear embossing paste through a stencil added more shine & texture to the background.  I kept everything else simple- a black stamped greeting (also by Dina Wakley) and some orange sheer ribbon finish it off!
Here’s a closer look at my little bird…
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Hope you like it, thanks so much for stopping by!

Inky hugs,

Tara

 

Materials used:

Dina Wakley bird & sentiment stamp (not the exact stamps I used, but these are still available to purchase!)

Color burst

Crazy Things accessory stamps by Tim Holtz

Tim Holtz Scribbles Stencil

Clear Embossing Paste/ 3D gloss gel

Black Archival Ink

Nuvo Glitter Drops

Sheer Ribbon

3d foam adhesive