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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

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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