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Tuesday with tara {take 352} Refresh!

Tuesday, May 17th, 2022

Happy Tuesday!  Today I’m sharing a card that is a sweet reminder to *refresh*!  This sweet kitten by Anita Jeram is getting ready to refresh some spring flowers, and maybe taking some time to enjoy the flowers will give you the refresh that you need!

I wanted to work with my new mini slimline stackable dies by Lawn Fawn for this card, so I chose to make a sweet 3×6″ card this time.  I’ve been playing around with a variety of sizes as mini slims lately, but this one (or something a little bit bigger) may be my new default now that I have these dies!

This little card size is not anything new for me, even though it is kinda a ‘trendy new thing’ in card making right now!  I have been making cards this size for around 15 years!  Looking back at my personal blog (which I used when I had a store in Williams Lake, BC) I found some to share from classes I taught in 2009.  I saw some as far back as 2007 when I looked a while ago, but the photos were kinda awful 🙂

I pulled out my Copics to color this cutie, experimenting with this light Kraft Cardstock as my base.  It was a bit hard to see how the blending would come out as I worked (the ink is much darker when wet than it is on white Cardstock!), but I was pleased with the result and impressed with how well even the light colors show up!

I dug through my dies to find some flowers that would coordinate nicely with the cute one on the watering can… and I found these ones from two different funky floral sets by Tim Holtz.  I cut them from a panel of Cardstock I did some ink blending on with a few shades of Distress Oxide Ink, then added a touch of glitter to the finished flowers.

Finally, I decided on some ombre layers to match the mix of colors and of course a bit of bling to add sparkle!

Hope you like this little cutie and that you take some time to refresh… whatever that means for you!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Tuesday with Tara {take 345} Blessed & Bling

Tuesday, March 29th, 2022

Happy Tuesday!  My inspiration for today’s card is the word for Day 30 on our Facebook Challenge group– Bling! I’m trying to slip creatively into spring mode, so I played with a few shades of Distress Oxide Ink for a fun splattered background with ink blending.  I then die cut some assorted sizes of the Tim Holtz Stacked Hexagons and played around with a layout for them on a mini slim (3.5×6″) panel I had cut out.

For the BLING- I used a glittery die cut word ‘blessed’ that I had leftover from one of my cards from earlier this month.  I wanted to use some tiny paper flowers I had, some of which have glittery petals, so I added some gold to their centers to tie it all together.  I trimmed white pearly card stock to layer onto my card base and finished everything off with some gold toned bling!  I know at a glance this is not a seriously blingy card, but trust me- the elements are all there 🙂

I love the soft looks you get ink blending with Distress Oxide Inks, even using vibrant colors!  It’s perfect for spring and all those little speckles have me craving Robin’s Eggs Candy!  Yum…

Hope you like my simple, blingy card!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Friend Bloom

Saturday, March 26th, 2022

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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