Posts Tagged ‘Dina Wakley’

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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Tuesday with Tara {take 52}

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

Happy Tuesday!  Week 52 of my Tuesday blog posts means that it’s been a full year that I’ve been sharing with y’all!  So I figured I’d take a chance and share something completely different, since it’s what I felt inspired to create this past week 🙂  I went into my studio to create a card and ended up painting a big 16×20 inch canvas!  Not exactly what I started planning, but I had ideas for an empty spot on my mantle and a blank canvas, so I decided to go for it!

While this is completely different than what I normally create, the materials I used are not- I’ve used acrylic paints by Ranger (mostly Dina Wakely, with a few of my older Studio line paints in the mix), patterned paper, a stencil and some texture paste.  Here’s the finished product:

big sunflower (2)

I started with an idea and a blank canvas- looked up to see how other people had done similar flowers on pinterest and let it go from there… I started by sketching my basic shape with a pencil on the canvas.  Then I used gel medium to add some torn patterned paper (a simple music pattern) and applied texture paste through a stencil over that.  I also used a spatula to apply some additional texture paste on the petals for a bit of extra dimension.

big sunflower (6)

Once all that was dry, I started painting my basic flower shape.  Here’s the only progress photo I took- it shows the basic flower before I added the background and final details, it also gives a bit of a better look at the textured base I started with!

Here’s some different close up and other angels of my canvas.  It’s a sunny addition to my mantle, perfect for summer!

big sunflower (5)

big sunflower (4)

big sunflower (3)

big sunflower (1)

The dots were created using the end of my paintbrush.  I used a couple different sizes and amounts of paint to get the variety of sizes.  This was a fun project, a whole lot larger than I usually tackle but I really found it relaxing!  It’s a simple enough shape to draw free hand, and the pencil sketch at the start makes it very forgiving as well!  I’ve got another home decor project to share with you in an upcoming post, but I’ll be back next week with a card!

Have a creative week,

Inky hugs,