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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,



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


Showered with Love

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

Happy Wednesday

Hope you are all having a wonderful week despite the weather.

I am on the blog today sharing a  card featuring the adorable set from My Favourite things called “Rain or Shine”.  This seemed pretty fitting considering out weather right now.

This set made me think of my three year old b/g  twins.  My daughter just loves to jump in “cuddles” aka puddles, so when I saw it I knew I had to have it and the puddle jumper sets which you can see is stamped out in the picture below.

I started the card off stamping the images out with Memento black ink onto Neehna solar white card stock. From there I went in and coloured the images with my Copic markers. I haven’t coloured with Copics in so long feel and felt very rusty.  So much so that I had to have a few takes at the little girl.

For the skin I used E000, 00, 02 and 11.  For the jacket I used R32, 30 and RV42, and the hair was E34,35 and 15.  For her pants I used W3, 4, 5.  For the hill I used C7, and finally for the clouds I used N0, C1, C3.

I die cut some Bristol card stock down to 2 3/8 x 3 3/8  to  create the back ground using my lovely, delicious, can’t get enough of, distress oxides and Tim holtz blending tool. I blended mermaid lagoon, blue print sketch and peacock feather onto the Bristol card stock and then used my distress mister to add some water splotches to add texture to the background.  I set that aside to dry and worked on the rest of the card.

The card it self is a standard A2, 5 1/2 x 4 1/4, which I created out of heavy weight black card stock, I added two layers to the card base for extra interest.  The first layer was cut from silver mirror card stock which measured 5 1/4 x 4, the second layer was some coloured card stock from my stash which I ran through my die cutting machine using a 3D embossing folder. I love the extra something it gives to the card.

When it came time for the sentiment I decided I wanted to add it onto some clouds which would help to complete the scene.  I had some pre die cut cloud boarder from a previous project which ended up to be perfect for the size for the top of the distressed panel.  I added some Copic marker to the clouds in just the right areas to make it look a little more like a storm cloud and add that extra detail.  I then stamped the sentiment using my stamping too, I didn’t want to come this far and mess up now.

Finally I adhered all the layers together.  The first two were flat and the middle portion was all foam taped up, except for the cute little girl and the hill. Lastly I added some mini heart sequins from my stash to tie in the sentiment and add that little bit of sparkle.

I hope you enjoyed the process and found some inspiration.  I know I will be using this set over and over again.

Hope the rest of your week is filled with crafty fun!



Tuesday with Tara {take 165}

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

Happy Tuesday!  Around here it’s known as Taco Tuesday and we sometimes like to head down to a local brewery and enjoy food truck tacos with a cold beer- it’s a great way to celebrate recovering from Monday 🙂  I made this card for a friend’s birthday celebration over the weekend.  Simple cards like this, with the BEER blueprints stamps by Tim Holtz, are great when you need one at the last minute, and I knew the theme would be appreciated!  I simply stamped and added the color of his favorite brew.

Everything was simply stamped in Black Archival ink and colored with watercolor pencils & a water brush.  The beer bottle and pretzel were stamped on white cardstock and fussy cut to layer onto the kraft tag.  I was digging through my 6×6 paper pads and found this kraft core crackle cardstock I had forgotten about- I’m pretty sure it’s not made anymore but it was a great fit for this card!

I added a simple sentiment, also from Tim Holtz, to complete the card.  I have a feeling this is a card I’ll be duplicating in a variety of colors in the future- the stamps are great for a variety of occasions, including long weekends like we just had!

Inky hugs,



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