Posts Tagged ‘Inky fun’

Tuesday with Tara {take 250} Speckled Egg Blue

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020

Hi! This week’s post is coming to you a day late as I chose to wait in solidarity for #blackoutTuesday.  We are continuing on with Daily Random Acts of Cardness Challenges over on our FB Challenge Group, encouraging you to spread some paper crafting happiness and today’s theme is BLUE.  I’m so excited to have the new Speckled Egg Distress collection to play with, it’s such a lovely color that is absolutely perfect with so many other colors and themes.  My goal on today’s card was honestly just to play with it and some other new to me products!  Here’s a photo of what I used (though I’ve got the wrong Nuvo product in this pic- I used the Nuvo Expanding Mousse today)!

Here’s a look at my card!  The background is a text stamp in black and Distress Oxide Spray splattered across the background.  The addition of Broken China with Speckled Egg brightens up the blue tones to really help the large flourish (from a large 12×12 stencil in my stash) pop.  The transparent wings I selected both had some hints of color in them already, but I painted some speckled egg Distress Paint on the back side where there were clear areas.  I love how this simple addition helped to tie everything together!

This was my first time playing with Distress Embossing Glaze, so I’ve used it in two ways on my card.  The sentiment is embossed over Broken China Distress Ink.  I stamped & embossed twice to get a bit more intensity.  I also sprinkled the glaze over the wet Nuvo Expanding Mousse, which I knew I would be heating to get that funky expansion happening. Here’s a peek at the pearly finish of the mousse before it was bubbled up from the heat (I tried it on another surface and it does keep that shimmer after it puffs up).

And here’s a closer look at the details… as you can see, the glaze is translucent, so you can see the details underneath it on the sentiment.  It’s fun stuff, and I look forward to playing with it some more!

I had a lot of fun playing with my new BLUE Speckled Egg Distress products today, as well as combining them with a bit of Broken China Distress to brighten things up a bit!  Good stuff 🙂  I hope you like it!

Inky hugs,


Tuesday with Tara {take 238} Be Creative

Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

Happy Tuesday!

I’ve been playing around with a mix of some new & old supplies, working on ideas for our February Blog Hop- (coming up on Friday, Feb. 7).  One idea had me pulling out Color Burst powders (I used some I’ve had for a few years, but tried to pick colors similar to the new ones in this Sunrise Color Burst Trio by MFT).  The card I’m sharing today is a sort of happy accident…  I set the piece I was inking on another sheet of cardstock and THIS is the overflow spray from my spritzing and shaking happily away with my Color Burst 🙂

The colorful splatters you can get with Color Burst is one of my favorite things about it!  I decided to go ahead and trim it down for a card front!  In the spirit of keeping it simple, a fabulous sentiment was in order.  It seemed perfect for the Crafty & Creative stamps by Gina K Designs!  There are two stamps in this little set, and the second one is stamped inside my card.  Crafty friends really are the greatest friends!  And these Gina K stamps really are a dream to work with- I love the crisp black image I got using them with Nocturne Versafine Clair!

Inky hugs,