Posts Tagged ‘throwback’

Tuesday with Tara {take 247} Grungy Butterflies

Tuesday, May 12th, 2020

Happy Tuesday!  Today I’m sharing a throwback post that features some fun, grungy butterflies that fit our Day 12 theme for our Random Acts of Cardness: Flutterby.  I hope you’ll play along and show us cards with flying things!

Here’s my throwback card from 2016…

Today’s card is inspired by Tim Holtz again, this time a more recent project, the 12 tags of 2016 – March.  I changed things up a little bit as I’d already played around with a background and decided it would look good behind a grungy butterfly frame 🙂

grungy butterfly (2)My background was actually done when I was making this tag with Distress Crayons, and is a similar technique, but I took a tag with gesso and dry embossed it before adding color.  I like the texture you get with the color pooling in the debossed parts of the image.  I used mini butterfly dies (movers & shapers) which shows off more of my grungy cardboard frame, that had multiple inks splattered and rubbed on it.

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My card background started as an oops… I was using black gesso and dribbled some on the kraft 5×7.  I then decided to just dry brush (aka clean off my brush!) on the card and it turned into a fun looking background perfect for this image!

Have a creative week!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Tuesday with Tara {take 238} oh happy day

Tuesday, March 10th, 2020

Happy Tuesday!  I love it when my artwork pops up in my ‘memories’ on facebook.  The project I’m sharing with you today is from several years ago, but since it features a couple different techniques with stencils I thought it would be a fun one to re-visit!  It’s also just a happy little project that I hope brings a smile (and maybe a bit of sunshine) to your day!

enjoy this little throwback…

Today I’ve got a tag to share with you- hope it adds some happy to your day!  Links to products I used are at the bottom of this post 🙂

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I wiped some white gesso on the tag as a base, stamped the cone flower in black archival ink and colored it with Distress Crayons and a water brush.  I added some washi tape and texture paste over that, adding some scratchy details with texture brushes.  The blossoms were stenciled with a combination of two fabulous Distress Ink colors (the same colors were used to dye my crinkle ribbon!).

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I stenciled these moths/bees with texture paste then inked over them with Vintage Photo Distress Ink once they were dry.

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Here’s a look at the tag without the ribbon topper:

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Supplies used:

Inky hugs,

Tara