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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 161}

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

Happy Tuesday!  I’m back from a relaxing week at the beach… and not exactly happy to be away from the ocean breeze, so I picked a happy little stamp and played with happy colors to make this card 🙂  I’ve had this little ‘one in a chameleon‘ set by Lawn Fawn for a while and was looking at photos for inspiration.  I was especially delighted by pics that showed chameleons blending with their background, so decided to pick a colorful background and start with that.  I came upon the tie-dyed coffee filters I made with my Easter Egg project (a couple years ago. ahem.) and inspiration brought me here…

I started by using glossy collage medium to adhere the coffee filter (click the link to see my tie-dye technique) to some cardstock.  I painted one side and stuck it down, then brushed over the entire surface to give a glossy surface.  I like the texture I got from wrinkles in the filter and brush strokes.  Once the collaged piece was dry, I die cut hearts from it using a really old whimsical heart die by Sizzix.  While it was drying, I stamped several chameleons with Memento Ink and played around with color combos and blends of green, blue, yellow & orange.  I hadn’t pulled out my Copics for quite a while, but I had fun blending the colors on this image!  I have several more to work with, so they will probably end up on another card or tag along with the extra hearts I cut out… I finished him off with some glossy accents on his eye-lid.

I managed to cut the ‘thank you’ Lawn Fawn die out of the leftover bits of my collaged background, which works great together with the sentiment that is included in this little set (which I stamped in black and leaf green). My Quickie Glue Pen did the trick adhering this detailed sentiment die.  I stamped a thank you sentiment as a border down the side of the card using Distress Oxide Ink and added a few enamel dots and a touch of Nuvo gloss white to add a bit more contrast.

I hope my little chameleon brings a smile to your face too!  I can’t wait to color it with some of the other combos I have in my little tie-dye stash… I’ve got one more pic for ya, of my cute photo-bomber.  This is Tazo, I think he missed me while I was gone to the beach 🙂  He kept stepping over my card, and I had to delete a few pics due to prominent cat hairs on them! LOL

Inky hugs,