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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 94}

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Happy Tuesday! 

I hope you had a great Easter and hopefully enjoyed some spring activities… like decorating eggs and eating chocolate!  After my egg decorating last week, I was left with some beautiful tie dyed coffee filters, so I glued one of them to a white card front and today I have a fun & simple card to share with you!

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I didn’t want to do much to take away from the fun  background, so I paired a die cut sentiment and some stamped & die cut butterflies, added a few tiny flowers and little enamel accent details and called it done!

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I selected the less realistic butterflies from the stamp set, as the curves suited the font from my sentiment better.  The bottom (solid) layer was misted with water before stamping to blend the multiple colors of ink I had used.  enamel accents on the body of the butterflies adds a touch of shine & dimension.

Hope you like it!  Inky hugs,

Tara

products used:

Watercolor cardstock

white cardstock

Distress Ink in Wild Honey, Candied Apple, Cracked Pistachio & Mermaid Lagoon

Lawn Fawn Thank You border die

My Favorite Things Beautiful butterflies stamps & dies

Big Shot Cutting tool & magnetic platform

Garden Patina Enamel Accents

Tie dyed background paper from coffee filters I used on my Easter Eggs 

mini Prima flowers and bling from my stash