Posts Tagged ‘Dina Wakley’

Tuesday with Tara {take 112}

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Happy Tuesday!

Did you experience/ watch the eclipse yesterday?  I didn’t realize until too late that I would actually be off work during the eclipse, so I didn’t get my hands on any eclipse glasses or even create a make-shift viewer.  I’m kinda jealous of all the people that did get to actually see it (apart from on tv), and was slightly disappointed since I expected it to be a bit more dramatic where I live with just over 90% coverage.  However, it was pretty wild experiencing what felt like dawn in the middle of the day, though- and the most fascinating thing for me was the moon shadows!  These amazing moon shaped shadows covered my back porch as the partially eclipsed sun shone through the trees… super cool!  I decided to take inspiration from that to bring you today’s card.

Here’s a photo of the moon shadows on my porch:

Wild, right?!

I started with some Dina Wakley Media paints in Elephant & Medieval to create my background.

I brushed them onto white card stock with a damp brush, adding more paint as needed to get the coverage I wanted.  The mix of the creamy elephant paint and metallic medieval was a dream to work with…

I set that aside to dry, painted a wash of elephant onto a small tag and started experimenting with my moon shapes… I ended up mixing some Wild Honey Distress Paint with a bit of metallic gold and making marks on my background with the lid from my Distress Paint Dabber.  I stamped the sentiment (also by Dina Wakley) using the Medieval paint as well, applying it to the stamp with a foam ink applicator.  I used a brush to randomly edge the tag with some of my leftover yellow/gold paint mixture.

A bit of yellow crinkle ribbon from my stash completed the card.   I chose to keep it all pretty simple, letting the background and the sentiment stand out, celebrating this once in a lifetime event!  I may not have experienced every part of the eclipse as I would have wanted to, but those moon shadows were magical!

Don’t take these moments for granted.

Let them inspire your art!


Have a creative day,

Inky (Painty) hugs,



Materials Used:

Dina Wakley Media paints in Elephant & Medieval

Distress Paint Dabber in Wild Honey

Gold Paint

Dina Wakley sentiment stamp

kraft cardstock & tag

Crinkle Ribbon

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!


Tuesday with Tara {take 90}

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Happy Tuesday!

Today I have a set of thank you cards to share with you- this post is a bit heavy on photos, so I’ll keep the words to a minimum to even things out a bit 🙂

I found myself needing some new Thank you cards for my stash, but when I started on two cards it turned into four… so I decided to share them all with you!  I’ve used a variety of paints and stencils on tags to serve as a focal point for my cards. I squeezed a bit of lime and white paint onto a tag, then used an old gift card to scrape the paints across the tags. A little paint goes a long way, so I grabbed some more tags and kept going!

Here’s a few shots from my process- added collage papers, applied Distress Ink over a mask, then added gold paint through a stencil.


I finished off the background with brown Distress Ink applied through a honeycomb stencil.


While the tags were drying, I die cut some shapes from cardboard and painted them gold as well.  I finished them up with a mix of wire, jute, and embellishments…


One the tags were complete, I added them to blank cards which I had stamped thank you on. I love how they are all so similar and yet unique. I also love that some of them are already in the mail for much needed thank yous!


Hope you enjoyed my cards and maybe they’ll inspire you to stock your card stash…

Inky hugs,

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