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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 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