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Tuesday with Tara {take 262} Art Grows Brain Cells

Tuesday, August 25th, 2020

Happy Tuesday!  Today’s card was inspired by today’s daily SNS challenge word: ART.  I’ve had this fun Craftiness is Happiness stamp set by Taylored Expressions and hadn’t played with it yet  I love all the artsy images in it, but the sayings are a bit too craft focused for my taste.  When I found this sentiment by Picket Fence, I knew they would be perfect together!


I played around with images from the set, combining a paint tube, brush and pen with some squiggles & splats for a colorful design on a white die cut circle. I then dig through pieces from the Dina Wakley class again and after trying some of my faves, I chose an ugly one to work with. Lol. Since I’ve gotten some new gloss sprays since class, I added a bit to my ugly background.  I sprayed, splattered and poured little bits of gloss spray until I had tons of colorful bits that would peek through on this card.  It’s pretty much a hot mess, but sometimes art is messy!

Since there is so much going on in both my background and my focal image, I kept the card design very simple.  My layout was inspired by a sketch I had saved a while back, though I rearranged the flag event to work with my design and give better balance to the colors I was using.  It’s taken me a few days, but this card is growing on me and I like it more now than I did at first!  Maybe my brain cells are growing?  Lol

inky, painty hugs,

Tara

 

 

 

 

 

UP, UP AND AWAY!

Sunday, April 12th, 2020

Good Morning and HAPPY EASTER!

It’s Susan here today sharing some fun cards – you’d think since it’s Easter that I would’ve made some Easter themed or bunny cards but I didn’t. I forgot it was Easter when I made these.

I recently received the Penny Black Birthday Balloons stamp set and I couldn’t wait to play with it. I grabbed my Copics and Prismacolor Pencils and set out to play.

The card above on the left is colored with copics. I didn’t do anything fancy – mostly because I don’t have a lot of colors and I’m still learning how to use them. I used a white paint pen to add some fun patterns to each of them.  The one on the right is colored with Prismacolor pencils. Here too I kept the coloring really simple using two shades of each color and the same white paint pen to add the highlight on each balloon. You could use a white gel pen for this as well.  I chose not to color the girl in bright colors because I wanted the balloons to be the focus.

 

This next card is a little more detailed. I used a 4 1/4 x 11″ piece of card stock and scored it on the 4 1/4″ side 2 3/4″ in from both ends.

The image on the right side of the card is stamped directly onto the card base but the balloons on the left were stamped onto scrap card stock, fussy cut out and added to the left side of the card base. The balloons furthers to the left were added with some craft foam. Here again the coloring was kept really simple. I used Pismacolor Pencils – 2 shades of each color and the white paint pen for highlight.

For my last card today I wanted to do something that would be considered a little more formal. Something for a 21st or 50th birthday or any special occasion. You could change out the sentiment to make it an Anniversary or Retirement card.

I used gold and silver Prismacolor Pencils for the balloons and then used a clear sparkle pen to add some shine to them. This time I colored the girl in using gold and black to coordinate with the balloons. A little fun strip of paper along the side and these cards are done.

I have an idea for another card with this set. I’ll get it made and share it over on the Scrap’n Stamp Facebook PageHave you seen the Random Acts of Cardness Challenge on the Facebook page yet? Be sure to check it out – there are all kinds of ideas to inspire you.

 

Happy Stampin’

and thanks so much for visiting!

Stay safe everyone!!

Susan

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Tuesday with Tara {take 235} A Million Thanks

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

Happy Tuesday!  This week I finally had some creative time with some Wendy Vecchi products!  I used the Make Art Stay-tion for the first time- it’s  a 12×12 magnetic surface that includes a magnetic ruler and 4 strong magnets to hold your work in place (perfect for stencils as you’ll see here).  The bonus for me is that having it means I have a 12×12 works space, instead of my typical 8ish inches amidst my messy workspace!  LOL

I worked with the ‘A Million Thanks‘ set, which includes stamps, dies and a stencil.  It’s a pretty great little package!

I decided to see how the coordinating stencil worked, so used it with Distress Oxide Ink (just two shades) to color the large floral image in this set.  It’s pretty neat!  Here’s a few pics of the steps using the stencil on the Make Art Stay-tion.  Before I started, everything was stamped with Versafine Clair in Nocturne.

I used Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide Ink to color the flower through the stencil with an Ink Blending Tool (I prefer the new mini tool, though I have plenty of the old rectangular ones, so just use a mini ink blending foam on the larger base!

Each leaf has it’s own stencil, and the one you see me using in this next photo even has two parts to include inking that teeny section of the leaf.  I’ve used Lucky Clover Distress Oxide for these.

I’m sure all of you are familiar with how to use the coordinating dies with stamps, but here’s a pic showing how I use washi tape to hold everything in place.

This card layout was inspired by a sketch I saw on Instagram by Freshly Made Sketches.  It’s a pretty great one that I’m sure I’ll use again!  After trying a few different pieces of card stock for the rectangular panel, I dug through some 6×6 pads and found this black & white buffalo plaid paper which I think is PERFECT on this card!  The only other detail I added was some Nuvo Glitter Drops in Aquatic Mist to the berry sprigs.

I made a second card as well, just slightly different colors but the same basic design.  The card base is bolder than the first card, so I used a pearlescent white layer and a stamped sentiment on kraft as my accent pieces.  This one also has the additional die cut sprigs & butterfly on it.

My images also have a tiny it of shading on them, which I did with a pencil crayon.

The A Million Thanks stamp set also includes some sentiments that will be perfect inside of these cards.  I love when you get lots of variety in a single set!

Inky hugs,

Tara