Posts Tagged ‘Tuesday with Tara’

Tuesday with Tara {take 189}

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

I am thrilled to have some of the new releases from Tim Holtz in my hands and couldn’t let a lack of studio time stop me from sharing a card with you… this is a simple one that turned out entirely different than what I started creating, but the basic combination of elements is still there 🙂  When I saw the long scribble in the ‘Media Marks 1‘ set, it reminded me of a flower and I wanted to try using it behind one of the new die cut ‘Wildflower Stems 1‘ designs.  Both designs are more than 5″ tall, larger than I imagined when I ordered them, but so pretty as a statement piece on a card!

I die cut an edge on a 5.5″ kraft card and had originally planned to have the flower on the right panel… but in the end decided some simple stamping on kraft was best, especially when I thought to combine it with a piece from a 6×6 paper pad I’ve had in my stash for 6 or 7 years! LOL   The scribble was stamped in Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Ink, which is also the color I used on the flower die (together with Spiced Marmalade for the flower center and Mowed Lawn for the stem).   A bit of ‘blizzard’ Nuvo Glitter Drops were scribbled loosely on the colored flower for a bit of dimension and sparkle.  I glued the colored flower onto the kraft base with a Sakura Quickie Glue Pen.

Since I was adding a large piece of patterned paper, I kept the rest simple- a small talk sentiment (I think this is from the original set) and a bit of bling complete my card!  I hope you like it… you’ll be seeing more projects featuring both the stamps and die set in the coming weeks, but I enjoyed using them together on this card!

Inky hugs,

Tara

Tuesday with Tara {take 188}

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

Happy Tuesday!

Today I’ve got a quick, cute tag that would be a great tie on to a Valentine’s gift, but I avoided the traditional red & pinks so it could be used anytime for someone special 🙂

Lawn Fawn’s mini sets are perfect for little projects like this and the combo of cute images, quirky puns and a fab price point make them pretty irresistable! This one in a chameleon set has to be one of my personal faves though (and it’s on SALE right now!)

It’s a fun one because it can be any color you want it to be… I sat and did a bunch a while back in shades of green, blue, yellow and orange and this little guy was the last of them.  I decided to work with a background of green & blue (mowed lawn & peacock feathers Distress Oxide on a kraft tag with a sweet heart pattern like this one from MFT) and to ink up a die cut heat with spiced marmalade & fossilized amber to tie it all together.  The little heart in the stamp set was a nice fit to add some black highlights to a few of the hearts in the background and a few glossy white dots (Nuvo crystal) finished it all off!  The detailing on the heart started out glossy white, but picked up the color from the oxides it was spread over.  Kinda gives a cool tone-on-tone effect!

I hope you like my little tag!  It was fun to put together and a nice break from the traditional valentine colors.  I’m looking forward to sharing with you again in a few days for our February Blog Hop, happening this Friday!  Be sure to check back and see what our design team has been up to!

 

Inky hugs,

Tara

Tuesday with Tara {take 187}

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

Happy Tuesday!  Today I wanted to take a little break from Valentine’s Day creations and I was totally planning on avoiding the color RED as well… but when I pulled out this sweet stamp set by Jane Davenport and thought I saw tiny cherry blossoms it led to Lunar New Year (that’d be today!) and the next thing I knew I was making a RED floral card with good luck wishes for the new year!

 

I stamped the images on watercolor paper and started some simple coloring using Color Burst as my watercolor medium. It ended up a little bit too monochromatic, so I watered down some white acrylic paint and added a bit of detailing, which mixed with my red to create soft pink highlights.  I stamped the small blossoms image in Candied Apple Distress Oxide on the kraft card base (because I just can’t get enough of Oxides on kraft!) and then splattered some of the remaining white/pink paint on the card background and over the stamped flowers.

I had a scrap of book print with some green paint already on it, so I decided to add a bit more green to tie it in with the leaves from my florals, then added it as a strip along the left side of my card, which I wrapped some thin red twine around for texture.

I also had a piece of inked up watercolor paper that was red-ish which I die cut from the MFT inside & out stitched circle dies.  I pulled out some 3D gloss gel and swiped it over a MFT framework stencil to see what the result would be… turns out it looked fabulous.  The clear gloss over the watercolor intensified the color and really popped!  I inked the edges of the die cut circle with Black Distress Oxide to add more contrast and really love the results.

I added some red bling in some of the open spots of the stenciled design for even more shine & texture.  I found a really old punch (from back in the days before dies were affordable) with the Chinese symbol for ‘Good Luck’ which I added to the lower right corner of my card.  I searched through some Tim Holtz big chat stickers and found the same words in black & white (and English! LOL) I just had to black out the ‘y’ so it said luck instead of lucky.

If your January, like mine, got the new year off to a bit of a rough start… you have my permission (and invitation!) t0 join me in celebrating the Lunar New Year and another fresh start!  Good Luck!

 

Inky hugs,

Tara