Posts Tagged ‘stamps’

Asian Lawn Fawn Card

Sunday, May 5th, 2019

Hi Peeps! Dawn here from the little mennonite blog with a new alcohol ink technique for you!

Directions:

Die cut a stitched rectangle out of Yupo Paper. Add an alcohol ink rainbow and let dry. Dry emboss with an Darice Embossing Folder. Sand raised areas for added dimension and interest. Adhere to an A2 card front.

Stamp out Lawn Fawn images. Colour Lawn Fawn unicorn from the Say What? Christmas Critters stamp set with an alcohol based marker. Stamp pink bubble heart with Hero Arts Bubblegum Pink Ink.

Die cut stars and hearts from Lawn Fawn’s Say What Gift Tags also die cut a Lawn Fawn Fancy Wavy Banner and stamp the word “smile” on the banner end from Lawn Fawn’s Year Three stamp set.

Assemble card as shown popping up the sentiment and critters with foam tape.

Please note that this alcohol ink panel was a complete failure until I embossed and sanded it… keep those “failures” they may be anything but.

Tuesday with Tara {take 192}

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

Happy Tuesday!  Have you been loving the great projects the team created for our blog hop? I hope so… there’s still plenty of time to play along with us!

 

Today I’ve got another card for you I created with the new “Funny Farm” stamp set by Tim Holtz together with the “Media Marks” set.  After I created my project for the ‘This Puns for You” Blog hop, I kept going, creating a similar inky background and this is what I ended up with 🙂  Like my first card, my background features Twisted Citron, Lucky Clover & Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Inks.  I love this sketchy scallops design in the Media Marks set, especially since it seemed to mimic the curls on this sweet little sheep!

I kept this card super simple- just my background and the image on a die cut stitched circle and some simple coloring with watercolor pencils.  For texture, I layered it on a piece of corrugated cardstock from my stash with some yummy crinkle ribbon (which I dyed with Distress Ink) wrapped around it.  Sweet & Simple and I kinda love it… hope you do too!

Thanks for visiting!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Tuesday with Tara {take 135}

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

Happy Tuesday!

Today I’m sharing with you an art journal page I made inspired by the current #ShowUsYourMEdia challenge over at the Ranger blog and all the love & hearts of the upcoming Valentines Day holiday. This page went with more of a self-love type theme though, since the current challenge theme is “Live in the Moment”.

I inked up some new to me Dina Wakley stamps (the Gals & Borders set) and some pre-stamped heart cut outs from another set (Collaged hearts) and knew I was working with hearts and girls… I played around with making a card at first, but the design kept getting bigger on me, so I decided on some art therapy in my Media Journal 🙂

The pre-stamped hearts were also pre-painted, so I started by choosing colors to work with them.  I went with a watered down gradient for my background, using a mix of three colors and a generous spritz of water to help them blend.  I then added stamped borders across the page, and a torn piece of book print as a central point which would peek under the tag… with a small collage hidden with the tag flap was down.

I added some journaling on the back of the tag- a to-do list of sorts to help remind me to live in the moment  The tag was painted first with some elephant along the top, then I added some fushia to the mix to darken things up.  I spritzed it heavily to get the drips so see along the top of the tag.

The heart ATC you see under the tag was dipped in the leftover paint and smooshed (pretty sure that’s the technical term!) a bit before it dried.

I finished everything off with some stickers from my stash, a touch of foil from the blog hop (there’s still time to comment and win some foil!) and some hand-written journaling.  Then I called it done, as Dina says: “Done is better than perfect” 🙂

So, whether you have a valentine or not, be sure to include some self-love and art therapy in the season!  Eat the chocolate, Ink the stamp, Paint the paper… you’re worth it!

 

Inky hugs,

Tara

 

Materials Used:

Dina Wakley Media Journal

Dina Wakley Collaged Hearts stamp set

Dina Wakley Gals & Borders stamp set

Dina Wakley Paint in elephant, blushing & tangerine

Black Archival Ink

Book Print

Tim Holtz Paper Dolls & Tissue Tape