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Tuesday with Tara {take 198}

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

Happy Tuesday!

Today I’m sharing another card that features a fun, inky background with Distress Oxide Inks. Back when we had our blog hop at the beginning of the month I was torn between the color combo I used and this one… both of which featuring the springy shade “Squeezed Lemonade“. Today my combo includes Spiced Marmalade & Abandoned Coral, blended together with a Life Changing Blender Brush.

I stamped over the background with some floral images by Jane Davenport and added some ink through a stencil as well. I misted and splattered water and finally added a few more stamped images from Tim Holtz’s Media Marks set. It was a fun layered background, but was hard to know when to stop since I could have easily kept adding more layers of ink! I wanted a bold sentiment that would pull out the lemonade color, so I chose to cut this “miss you” by MFT out of a pale yellow cardstock by Lawn Fawn with a thin layer of white (which was also my base for the inked background). I adhered them together just slightly offset and brushed a bit of Wink of Stella over the letters for a hint of sparkle. I almost mounted the sentiment directly on the background… but in the end decided to add a kraft tag with some crinkle ribbon in darker shades of the same colors to finish it off.

It’s a simple card, but has some great details when you get a closer look! Here’s another angle of the blended background…

There is still time to join along in our facebook group and share your ‘Background Check’ creations! It’s been fabulous seeing what everyone is doing with this theme! Hope you’ll join us!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Tuesday with Tara {take 188}

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

Happy Tuesday!

Today I’ve got a quick, cute tag that would be a great tie on to a Valentine’s gift, but I avoided the traditional red & pinks so it could be used anytime for someone special 🙂

Lawn Fawn’s mini sets are perfect for little projects like this and the combo of cute images, quirky puns and a fab price point make them pretty irresistable! This one in a chameleon set has to be one of my personal faves though (and it’s on SALE right now!)

It’s a fun one because it can be any color you want it to be… I sat and did a bunch a while back in shades of green, blue, yellow and orange and this little guy was the last of them.  I decided to work with a background of green & blue (mowed lawn & peacock feathers Distress Oxide on a kraft tag with a sweet heart pattern like this one from MFT) and to ink up a die cut heat with spiced marmalade & fossilized amber to tie it all together.  The little heart in the stamp set was a nice fit to add some black highlights to a few of the hearts in the background and a few glossy white dots (Nuvo crystal) finished it all off!  The detailing on the heart started out glossy white, but picked up the color from the oxides it was spread over.  Kinda gives a cool tone-on-tone effect!

I hope you like my little tag!  It was fun to put together and a nice break from the traditional valentine colors.  I’m looking forward to sharing with you again in a few days for our February Blog Hop, happening this Friday!  Be sure to check back and see what our design team has been up to!

 

Inky hugs,

Tara

Having a HOOT with coloring mediums!

Thursday, December 27th, 2018

I had so much fun playing with MFT- Warm & Feathered Hugs Stamp set. I made two tags using different mediums- Copics and Fabercastell Pencils.

This stamp set has a 3 adorable owls to choose from and so many fun sentiments, so I couldn’t decide which to use, so I used two images from the set and colored them with different mediums onto different cardstocks.I started with the second larges die in the Tim Holtz Stacked Die set cut from Neenah 80lb Cardstock and Bazzil Kraft Cardstock.

First up, I colored the owl with the adorable scarf and stamped him onto Neenah 80lb cardstock with Versafine Black Onyx ink and heat set it to dry.

I colored him with Copics and added a Signo White Gel pen for highlights. SO MUCH FUN TO COLOR THESE LIL’ GUYS!!

I added a branch for him to be perched on from Tim Holtz- Bird Branch Big Die and inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide.  I adhered the branch to the tag and trimmed off the excess as it is a large die. I inked some Antique Linen Distress Ink to warm up the background a bit and stamped a sentiment from the Warm & Feathered Hugs set with Versafine Sepia Ink . I adhered the tag to black cardstock and trimmed around the tag leaving about a 1/8″ border and some gingham ribbon finished off my first tag using Alcohol Markers and white cardstock.

Next up, I stamped a different owl onto Bazzil Kraft Cardstock with Versafine Sepia Ink.

I colored the image using Fabercastell Goldfaber colored crayons- I  love the effect of coloring on Kraft cardstock with  colored pencils, such a sweet and soft look you get by layering the colors. I then added some white Signo Gel pen for highlights and added a Lawn Fawn Stiched Hillside border and edged the hill with some Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide to give the snowhill some definition.

I then added a different sentiment from the Stamp set and added the black cardstock border and ginham ribbon, like I did in the first tag.

There we have it, a couple of quick and easy tags using different coloring mediums and cardstock.

Thanks for stopping by and I can’t wait to see y’all in the New Year!

~Happy Crafting~

Amy