Posts Tagged ‘tim holtz’

Tuesday with Tara {take 143}

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

Happy Tuesday!

Today I thought I’d share a simple pair of cards with a fabulous sentiment, bold silhouette die cuts and colorful watercolors!

I couldn’t decide between a floral or leafy design… so decided to use both and create two cards for you today.  I wanted to create a fully rainbow (mostly) but the leafy design shape didn’t lend itself well to that.  I ended up using 5 shades of Color Burst behind the tall flower and just three shades behind the leaves.  It’s been a while since I just played with watercolor like this and it took a bit of practice, but thankfully only one piece was set aside for reinvention later 🙂

I started with the lightest color- a puddle of yellow, and worked up & down from there.  The toughest to work with was the purple, it’s a lot darker than I wanted. Still need to get my hands on those lighter sets (the Fresh Florals would be amazing for this!)  This floral is from Sizzix/ Tim Holtz.  Love those floral silhouettes… they are timeless!

These leafy greens are an older Memory Box die… they really seem to match the curves of the script in the sentiment (by Hero Arts) and I love the shades of yellow/green/blue behind them.  While this was not the design in my head when I sat down to create, this is my favorite of the two cards 🙂  Funny how it works out that way sometimes…

I hope today and this week you find beauty in the simple things around you!

Inky hugs,

Tara

 

p.s. there’s so much fun stuff arriving NEW in the online store… go check it out!

 

Materials Used:

Kraft pre-cut cards

White Neenah Cardstock

Black Cardstock

Black Archival Ink

Color Burst Pigments

Water &  a paintbrush

‘Simple Beauty’ Stamp by Hero Arts

Floral Silhouette die by Sizzix/Tim Holtz (this would be cute– though it’s not what I used!)

Leafy Silhouette die by Memory Box

 

Tuesday with Tara {take 136}

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

Happy Tuesday and happy day-before-Valentine’s-Day!  Today’s card celebrates a love that’s kinda CRAY CRAY, if ya know what I mean… this card took on a life of it’s own as I worked on it, ending up very different than I visualized at the beginning.  But hey, sometimes love is like that too.  It doesn’t mean it isn’t a good thing 🙂

When I got my hands on Tim’s hipster animal stamps I got the idea that they would fit really well peeking through the heart frame in this large Dina Wakley stamp (which is on sale right now!)… so I’ve been waiting to figure out a way to put them together.  Today’s card is what I came up with.  I’ve got a few more ideas (and had several others that didn’t pan out), but I decided to keep this one fairly simple and let the colors and the hip chick speak volumes 🙂

This ostrich image just makes me smile, even though she kinda looks like a grumpy librarian!  I stamped her twice in black on white card stock, cutting the base from one image and the hat, scarf & beak from the other.  I stamped her again in Purple Distress Oxide so I could have colorful glasses to cut out, adding some Nuvo Glitter Drops to it once they were glued to her face.  Colorful glasses are my new favorite thing to do with these stamps & dies!  There is no way I would fussy cut those glasses, but they are amazing die cut! The other elements were all colored with Copic Markers and mounted with foam adhesive.  I kept her white for extra contrast.

Since I was working with a kraft card, I experimented with a variety of things and finally decided to stamp assorted words/sentiments in Distress Oxide in the open space of the square portion of the frame.  The heart frame was painted with Silver/Sterling paint.  I added some shading with stablio pencils in black & white and a few chit-chat stickers to give extra texture & pop.  As you can see, I cut the heart frame so it was open to the inside of the card and added a piece of colorful paper to show through the window.

This heart was my first attempt at the Distress Oxide technique Tim shared at Creativation, using them on Glossy/Alcohol Ink card stock and finishing up with Distress Glaze.  I’ll be trying it again and will share the link when I have more success!  I added a bit more watered down silver paint around the heart and finished with more stickers & repeats of the stamped words from the front of my card.

I had fun with this one- like I said, it’s not what I expected when I started creating… but I had fun doing it and I hope it encourages you to look at your stamps and see what sort of combinations you can end up with!

Happy Valentine’s Day!  I hope there’s a little bit of CRAY CRAY in it (the good kind, of course!) and a whole lot of chocolate…

Inky hugs,

Tara

 

Materials Used:

Dina Wakley cling stamp “Handwritten Heart Collage

Dina Wakley sterling paint

Tim Holtz Hipster stamp & Ostrich dies

Distress Oxide Inks

Assorted words & sentiment stamps

Chit Chat stickers

Glossy/ Alcohol Ink Cardstock

Black Archival Ink

Nuvo Glitter Drops White Blizzard

Tuesday with Tara {take 131}

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

Happy Tuesday!  How is 2018 treating you so far?  I’ve decided it’s going to be a year where I do whatever I can to make it EPIC, so today I’ve got a resolution of sorts in card form.  Because of that (and because I still had a variety of purple items out on my work space) I’ve created once again with the color of the year…

Hee hee.  Bet you weren’t expecting a hipster goat card! I had fun creating with this stamp & coordinating layered die set by Tim Holtz,   I stamped it three times and colored simply with my Distress Inks and an ink blending tool, adding a bit of detail with a water brush. I like how easy it is to get the 3D accents and I always love adding a touch of shine with Glossy Accents to things like his glasses.

The kraft tag was simply inked through a stencil with Distress Oxide ink (it will never get old to me how awesome this looks on kraft!) and a bit of inky torn book print, washi tape & enamel accents finish it off.  I combined the ‘epic’ sentiment stamp with some chit chat stickers to make my ‘resolution’ type sentiment- Seriously, in 2018 we should go out and make EPIC things happen!  Feel free to start in your crafty space 🙂

Inky hugs,

Tara

 

materials used:

kraft tag

Tim Holtz Hipster stamps

Tim Holtz Goat Hipster die set

Distress Oxide Inks

Distress Ink

Ink blending tool

Patterned paper

white cardstock

kraft tag

krinkle ribbon (pre-inked in the stash)

black archival ink