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Tuesday with Tara {take 369} Sweet Treats!

Happy Tuesday!

Today’s make is a quick & easy one, but I hope it inspires you to look outside the box for fun ways to DIY some sweet treats for Halloween!

I’m sharing a mini-makeover on some fun lollipops that are triangular.  They were marked down significantly because they were originally from EASTER (wrapped in a cello bag with a green topper). I removed the bags and started to think pumpkins & candy corn… so I knew I could do something fun to make these into Halloween treats!  After looking around at my options that would be a good fit, I decided on more of the Mishcievous Cat Dies by Tim Holtz!  Several of the cats I had cut out for my treat bags (from the So Sweet Inspiration hop) were a perfect fit so I cut even more and adhered them to the lollipops.  Seriously, the hardest part of this project was cutting and releasing the dies from Glitter Cardstock.  Adhering them was easy when I applied Be Creative Tape to the back of the Cardstock before running it through my Big Shot!

I seriously love how cute these turned out!  Sometimes the easy things are the most visually appealing!  In this case, there’s just something about that shiny hard candy against a whimsical, glittery black cat 🙂

Hope you have a sweet day!  If you haven’t yet, be sure to check out the So Sweet Inspiration Hop!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Hope Your Day is the G.O.A.T.

 

Happy Friday! Here we are into the second week in April, and for many of us in Canada, spring is finally starting to show itself. (Don’t worry, I see lots of pics from BC of cherry blossoms and lawns being mowed, but not all of us are quite so lucky. 😀 ) With spring in mind, I chose OUTDOOR for today’s Random Acts of Cardness prompt.  Today my outdoors includes goats!

 

 

Story behind the card: my brother has a bit of a farm (or as we like to tease him, a petting zoo) and among his many animals are a number of goats. When I saw this new set from Lawn Fawn, I knew it would be perfect for a brotherly birthday card! Don’t worry though, with the assorted sentiments, this set has goat your back 😀  for a variety of occasions. I stamped, coloured and die cut the two goats and little bale of hay and arranged them on my card base to see how they would best look. I added a little grass under them using distress ink and a dry paint brush. Once I’d added and embossed the sentiments, It seemed like it still needed a little something, so I added a couple of clouds in glittery silver. (I cut mine from a decade+ old Memory Box set; this one would work equally well.) My simple outdoor scene is done!

 

Perhaps with the warmer weather you’re spending more time outdoors, but I hope you’ll be able to make something and join us on the Facebook challenge page. Or, as I like to do, maybe you’ll combine things and make a card while sitting outside! And if you’ve just goat to have this sweet set, or any other crafty supplies, don’t forget you can use 10Lindsey to save 10% off your regular-priced order.

 

Friend Bloom

Happy Birthday Scrap’n Stamp!

I am thrilled to be with you today to celebrate and share with you two cards I have made for today, using the new Daniel Smith Watercolour Dot card.

On both cards I used the beautiful Memory Box Gentle Blossom, which I loved painting. Both cards also have the same embossed backgrounds, using different colours and layouts.

This card looks darker as I turned it away from the light of the window. I started with the flower doing my first layer using Lapis Lazuli Genuine.

It is a colour that I do not have as yet, but it is on my wish list. It made a beautiful base colour for this card.

I dried each layer of colour as I went along with my painting on both cards.

I then added in my main colour, which is Irridescent Electric Blue, doing a few layers using this colour, then blending in with Irridescent Sapphire.

For the leaves and leaf centre I used Jadeite Genuine along with Cascade Green. The flower centre has a light wash of the Irridescent Electric Blue and Aussie Red Gold.

The background was done using the Quilted embossing folder with Tumbled Glass Oxide rubbed on the folder before running it though my Gemini. I then die cut the sentiment out using the shadow for the sentiment.

The sentiment is die cut 3 times, with the Fabriano Hot Press paper attached to the top piece.

I then attached the embossed piece to the card using foam tape. I styled the flower pieces and glued them together using Nuvo Adhesive, then attached to the card panel using foam squares.

I painted the sentiment using the Irridescent Electric Blue for several layers to achieve the dark colour.

This is “A Note”.

I am using the same dies and embossing folder for this tent card.

On the embossing folder I used Delicata Gold ink, then splattered using Gansai Gem colours in gold and attached the piece to my card base.

For the flower and leaves I am using Fabriano Hot Press watercolour paper. I decided that I wanted this card to have a saturation of the Coral colour, however I did not start with that colour.

I first applied a base colour of Rose Madder Permanent. I then blended in Raw Sienna Light, and finally the Quinacridone Coral.

When finished adding the Coral I added splatters to the flower using the Gansai Gem Gold colour.

For the leaves and greens I used Cascade Green along with Serpentine Genuine. The flower centre is the Coral along with the Aussie Red Gold.

Once all the layers of colour were completed I styled the flowers and leaves, gluing them together and adding them to my card using foam squares.

Once all the layers of colour were completed I styled the flowers and leaves, gluing them together and adding them to my card using foam squares.

To finish up I stamped the sentiment using VersaFine Clair ink in Tulip.

I hope that you have enjoyed this rather long post today. I very much enjoyed using the Dot card to paint my cards and think it is the perfect way to check out the colours by Daniel Smith.

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