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Tuesday with Tara {take 154}

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

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!

Saturday, June 16th, 2018

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 149}

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

Happy Tuesday!

I recently picked up some of the fun Color Layering stamps by Hero Arts and thought I’d share with you a quick little card I made with the results of my first trial run 🙂  This set includes all the stamps you see on my card… and I have to say I impressed myself because I used every single stamp in the set- a very rare thing!  The fish are stamped with two layers plus a third detail layer for their faces.  I decided to try out Distress Oxide inks, working with Spiced Marmalade & Abandoned Coral for the fish, Cracked Pistachio for the seaweed, Peacock Feathers for the bubbles & sentiment and a bit of Iced Spruce for the stones.

I added a bit of Nuvo Glitter drops for some shimmer…

A light wash of Scribble Sticks scribbles was added for a watery look… I stamped on a white background and hadn’t really planned to make it a card, I was just playing around with new stamps 🙂  I decided to trim it down and finish everything off with some twine and some seed beads.

Just some simple creative play… these stamps made it really fun and easy and I look forward to trying some more color combinations!  Check out some of the other stamps in the series that are in stock online- my faves are the sea turtle and the poppy!  But just do a search for ‘Hero Arts Color Layering’ to see all the pretties that are in stock 🙂

Have a creative day!

Inky hugs,

Tara

 

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