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Tuesday with Tara {take 167}

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

Happy Tuesday!  I wish I could say that autumn is in the air… and maybe it is where you are, but for me it’s just a bunch of wind & rain (Thank you Hurricane Florence!).  There are some leaves changing and falling thanks to all the wind though, and since autumn is my favorite season I’m embracing it and dreaming of pumpkin spice and all that!  Today’s card is another one using a mixed media panel I created, this time with some autumn colors added into the mix. (Here’s some more cards I made with the same starter panel technique: a pink funky one, a softer mint one & a summery blue/green one)

I inked the edges with some Distress Oxide because I love the contrast of Peacock Feathers & rust together.  I then sprinkled some Color Burst in Burnt Orange onto the panel and misted very lightly with water so it would retail the variety of colored flecks in the bottle.  I also added a few touches of Liquid Metals in Copper.  Yum.  I love how it picks up on the embossing paste especially!

I finished off my card with a Rust panel which I embossed a pretty sentiment onto (from the MFT pretty poppies set) and adhered a leaf which I die cut from book paper to tie in with those elements on the mixed media panel.  A bit of teal twine finishes off the panel- I mounted it with foam tape so it would lay flat on the textured panel.

I hope you like my card!  If you’re a lover of autumn leaves like me, be sure to check back on Sunday Sept. 23  for our next blog hop!  It should be pretty fabulous!

 

Inky hugs,

Tara

 

Materials Used:

Distress Oxide Ink in Peacock Feathers

Color Burst in Burnt Orange & Liquid Copper

Mixed Media Panel (pre-made by me in black & white, more details on this blog post)

rust cardstock, book print paper (from a thrift store), thin teal twine

leaf die (I used a smaller version of this one from Tim Holtz/Sizzix)

Sentiment from Delicate Pretty Poppies Set by My Favorite Things (just realized now that I intended to order this new poppy set instead, but am loving the sentiments with the one I got!  A happy oops- all the poppies are gorgeous!)

Ivory Embossing Powder

 

Tuesday with Tara {take 166}

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

Happy Tuesday!

September can be an overwhelming time for a lot of people… I recently shared a post on facebook and the feedback I got inspired me to use the encouragement for a page in my art journal.  If you are feeling overwhelmed, this page is for you.  It’s pretty simple paint and & scribble sticks by Dina Wakley and reminders from someone, somewhere who knows you can get through it.

You don’t have to solve all the problems today.

Be Gentle with yourself.  You are doing the best that you can.

When you feel like quitting, remember why you started.

Sometimes our STOP  DOING list needs to be bigger than our TO DO list.

You don’t have to figure everything out at once.

You can do ANYTHING, but not everything.

Focus on progression, not perfection.

Keep Calm.  No one else knows what they are doing either!

Carry on.

 

Inky (& painty!) hugs,

Tara

 

Materials Used:

Dina Wakley Media Journal

Dina Wakley Paints in Ancient, Cheddar, TangerineFuchsia, Blackberry, Lapis, Night

Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks

Dina Wakley Stencil- swirls (and inspiration from ‘Giant Funky Silhouettes’ to draw my figure)

Shake Up Summer Blog Hop!

Saturday, August 25th, 2018

Welcome to the Scrap ‘N Stamp SHAKE IT UP Summer Blog Hop!  We are excited to have you here with us today and share with you each member of our team’s unique take on shaker cards!  You’ll see a mix of takes on ‘old school’ shakers as well as projects using shaker window & die combos, like the ones you can WIN by leaving comments along the way and by sharing about the hop on social media!  It should be a lot of fun, so let’s get started!

I decided to do a twist on an old school shaker, I wanted to find a way to create a shaker panel the full width of my card rather than a window in the center of the card.  I started with ‘hello’ edge die (by MFT) and cut it at an angle along the bottom of the card, leaving room for the coordinating ‘beautiful’ word below it.  I then used that angle as my guide to cut another panel the size that my shaker panel would be.  I pieced it back together with some clear plastic (I used the packaging from a stencil I’d purchased!) glued at the top and bottom then trimmed it to size.  Once my window was the right size, I had to figure out how to seal it off as a shaker- the clear edges kinda snuck up on me and I wasn’t sure how to tackle that.  I decided to let the white foam tape show on one side, but to camouflage it a bit by backing my window with white card stock.  Here’s a look at the hidden part of this panel so you can see how it went together.  I added a random mix of foam tape along much of the solid parts to give the whole card a smooth look.  The biggest part when assembling a shaker from scratch like this is to make sure there aren’t gaps in the foam tape around your window, you don’t want to leak any glitter 🙂

I cut my white panel to cover the inside (less about a 1/4″ at the top so it would fold flat), removed all the foam backing and then filled up my shaker window with a variety of sequins, glitter and beads/micro beads.  I think everything but the sequins were from Prima 🙂

Because that panel was such a stark white, I cut the ‘beautiful’ word and the Tim Holtz sand dollar & sea horse from white textured cardstock.  I love how the gold metallic wax picks up the texture!  The sea horse was inked with Distress Ink before I added the gold details to it.  I added a variety of greenery (aka seaweed) cut from Funky Flowers 2, all of which are watercolor paper painted with Distress Inks.  I grabbed an old Tim Holtz border/texture stamp and inked it up with Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide to give some balance to the top of the card. After that, I just added bits of ribbon, twine, paint and sequins to complete the card.

I love glitter, but hate when it gets everywhere… I managed to avoid the mess with this card, and that’s something I like about shakers.  It’s like contained chaos.  🙂

I’m excited for you (and me!) to see what the rest of the girls have to share with you today!  Don’t forget to leave comments along the hop- and enjoy special savings on Shaker windows this week too!

Here’s who’s hopping with us this month:

Tara (SNS blog- you are here!)
Jessica
Kia
Laurie
Karen
Amy