Tuesday with Tara {take 154}

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I’ve got something different to share this week… a little pinterest inspired home decor piece I painted up using my Dina Wakley Media paints & finished off with some Tim Holtz foam stamps.  My cat, Abbey, was a bit annoyed when I tried to photograph it on the surface she had chosen to nap on…

I wanted to do my sentiment with the lower case type set, but I don’t own it (yet- not a problem you have if you buy it from the store today!) but I got my hands on this script one.  They were kinda neat- a foam stamp on a cling backing, which meant they were easy to use on an acrylic block.    I did kinda forget they were foam though, and pressed a little harder than I should have.  Lesson learned… I highlighted my text with some Nuvo Glitter drops to brighten it up and add a bit of dimension.

I also added a bit of the gold paste I’ve been addicted to lately…

It kinda feels like the beach a bit!  I chose to mix white & elephant paint together for the bottom panel to give a slight sandy feel… each panel is actually a combination of two or more shades to keep it from feeling too flat.  As you can see in this last shot, the panels are different heights which adds fun texture too.

Hope you like my quick little art piece!   I love these paints and pull them out constantly for a variety of projects 🙂

Have a fantastic week!  And don’t forget to save the date for Friday afternoon when we have our first Blog Hop with the new official Design Team!  Woohoo!

Inky (painty) hugs,

Tara

Father’s Day Fun!

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Father’s Day is almost here (tomorrow!) and our design team member, Laurie made a sweet card for the occasion…

You can read all about it on her blog!  And check out more great products for guy cards in the online store!  Also, visit Jessica’s blog for a look at the cute card she made for her Dad!

Tuesday with Tara {take 153}

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Happy Tuesday!  It’s been a busy week for me here on the blog, introducing y’all to our new Design Team!  I hope you’ve enjoyed their projects and are as excited as we are to see what they will be creating and sharing in the coming months.  With all the busyness, I almost didn’t get my own project ready for you!  I decided on a quick tag for Father’s Day…

I dry embossed my tag with a fun ink splat embossing folder (by Tim Holtz) and rubbed a couple shades of brown Distress Ink over it, highlighting the design.  I know they’re a couple years old, but I still love them and I wanted to play with one of Tim Holtz’s Crazy Dogs- a mini one, and he was colored quickly with Copics & cut with the coordinating dies that come as a set of mini cats & dogs.  I love the little bone accessory as well, it makes a fun addition!

I went even farther back for my lettering on this tag… do you remember GrungeBoard?  I have a huge stash of that wonderful stuff… and dug into my alpha collections to spell out ‘Dad’ here!  I kept it super simple inking it up with the Metallique wax paint (which I also rubbed a few other spots on this tag as well to tie everything together).

I decided to mix the old with some new… and I’m giving you a sneak peek of the new O Canada! Collection by Photoplay. I’ve used some papers & ephemera from it on my tag- I hope you like it, because you’re gonna see a bunch more coming soon when we feature the collection for our June Blog Hop.  Save the date for June 22!  The Design Team is excited to share their projects with you!

Check out what’s new in the store, including the O Canada stuff!  I think you’re going to love it!

Inky hugs,

Tara