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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,


Tuesday with Tara {take 153}

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

Happy Tuesday!  It’s been a busy week for me here on the blog, introducing y’all to our new Design Team!  I hope you’ve enjoyed their projects and are as excited as we are to see what they will be creating and sharing in the coming months.  With all the busyness, I almost didn’t get my own project ready for you!  I decided on a quick tag for Father’s Day…

I dry embossed my tag with a fun ink splat embossing folder (by Tim Holtz) and rubbed a couple shades of brown Distress Ink over it, highlighting the design.  I know they’re a couple years old, but I still love them and I wanted to play with one of Tim Holtz’s Crazy Dogs- a mini one, and he was colored quickly with Copics & cut with the coordinating dies that come as a set of mini cats & dogs.  I love the little bone accessory as well, it makes a fun addition!

I went even farther back for my lettering on this tag… do you remember GrungeBoard?  I have a huge stash of that wonderful stuff… and dug into my alpha collections to spell out ‘Dad’ here!  I kept it super simple inking it up with the Metallique wax paint (which I also rubbed a few other spots on this tag as well to tie everything together).

I decided to mix the old with some new… and I’m giving you a sneak peek of the new O Canada! Collection by Photoplay. I’ve used some papers & ephemera from it on my tag- I hope you like it, because you’re gonna see a bunch more coming soon when we feature the collection for our June Blog Hop.  Save the date for June 22!  The Design Team is excited to share their projects with you!

Check out what’s new in the store, including the O Canada stuff!  I think you’re going to love it!

Inky hugs,


Tuesday with Tara {take 152}

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

Happy Tuesday!

June is a busy month for many of us, and as a card maker I am usually thinking about Dads & grads this month… we had a big graduation in our family this month as my youngest step-son graduated from high school last week!  Exciting times of growth and changes and thinking forward to the future!

I’m a big fan of Dr.Seuss and the ‘Oh the places you’ll go’ sentiment on this stamp set by Tailored Expressions is one of the reasons I bought it, preparing to make a card for the big day!  Imagine my delight when the valedictorian referenced the book in multiple points through her speech at the graduation ceremony.  For my card, I chose to pair the sentiments with a globe die by Tim Holtz, which I cut from black, blue & green card stock.  (This is an older die, but you could get a similar look with stamps like this awesome set by Concord & 9th!) I inked the edges with Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink and rubbed some antique gold Art Alchemy Metallique by Prima.  This was my first try using this metallic paste and it’s pretty fabulous!  Here’s a closer look at the globe, which I finished off with the addition of a grad cap sticker.

I don’t often share the inside of my cards, but I combined stickers with another sentiment from the stamp set to personalize this one:

I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of how vibrant Distress Oxide inks are on kraft card stock!  Love Salty Ocean for this card! The idea-ology stickers I’ve used aren’t in the online store (they are an older product you may have in your stash though!) but this fab chatter washi tape has a lot of the same elements and could be used in the same way 🙂

Thanks for stopping by today- be sure to check back tomorrow as we continue introducing the members of our new Design Team!  It’s going to be an exciting week!


Inky hugs,