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Tuesday with Tara {take 154}

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

I’ve got something different to share this week… a little pinterest inspired home decor piece I painted up using my Dina Wakley Media paints & finished off with some Tim Holtz foam stamps.  My cat, Abbey, was a bit annoyed when I tried to photograph it on the surface she had chosen to nap on…

I wanted to do my sentiment with the lower case type set, but I don’t own it (yet- not a problem you have if you buy it from the store today!) but I got my hands on this script one.  They were kinda neat- a foam stamp on a cling backing, which meant they were easy to use on an acrylic block.    I did kinda forget they were foam though, and pressed a little harder than I should have.  Lesson learned… I highlighted my text with some Nuvo Glitter drops to brighten it up and add a bit of dimension.

I also added a bit of the gold paste I’ve been addicted to lately…

It kinda feels like the beach a bit!  I chose to mix white & elephant paint together for the bottom panel to give a slight sandy feel… each panel is actually a combination of two or more shades to keep it from feeling too flat.  As you can see in this last shot, the panels are different heights which adds fun texture too.

Hope you like my quick little art piece!   I love these paints and pull them out constantly for a variety of projects 🙂

Have a fantastic week!  And don’t forget to save the date for Friday afternoon when we have our first Blog Hop with the new official Design Team!  Woohoo!

Inky (painty) hugs,

Tara

Tuesday with tara {take 151}

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

Happy Tuesday!

Today’s card is a simple one that celebrates some gorgeous watercolor floral paper by Webster’s Pages that I picked up on a recent shopping trip- the cheerful mix of patterns and colors called to me… so I decided to try using it for some paper piecing!  I stamped this fun mug by Impression Obsession first on white card stock, then on the patterned paper.  I trimmed my patterned mug and added a bit of shading, then colored the pens, pencils & paintbrushes in a variety of shades to coordinate with the paper. My white cardstock was trimmed to fit inside the card front and the right edge was trimmed with some old school scalloped scissors 😉

I trimmed a strip of the floral paper to fit a die cut ‘hello’ sentiment (from the Sizzix Side Order die set) I added a simple ‘handmade’ definition stamp in black (an OLD Hero Arts fave!) to help draw the eye to the die cut greeting.

Such a pretty mug of tools!  The little butterfly is also from the spring Side Order die set, I stamped the same definition on the back side of the patterned paper (which has a pale pink pattern).

A little bit of Distress Ink blending and some Nuvo Glitter drops add a bit of extra interest to the background of my card.  I also added a bit of splatter details using Dina’s Scribble Sticks.  They make it soooo easy!

I paper pieced another image as well and made a similar card with it- you can see a closer look at that one on my personal blog later today 🙂

Thanks for stopping by!

Inky hugs,

Tara

 

Materials Used:

Die Cut butterfly/hello by Sizzix (Springtime Side Order die set)

Kraft card

White Card Stock

Mug stamp by Impression Obsession

Patterned Paper by Webster’s Pages

Girl Stamp & Sentiment by Unity

Distress Ink

Nuvo Glitter Drops Sunlit Meadow

Tuesday with Tara {take 147}

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

Happy Tuesday!

Today I want to share some super simple cards with you.  They’ve got a bit of a vintage/retro feel, but are soft and simple sentiments for a quick, thoughtful note.

The first card came about as I noticed this ‘bless your heart’ sentiment sitting on my desk and a couple heart images I had sitting around left over from another project.  I hadn’t yet inked the solid girl stamp, so I decided now was a great time!  I went for a classic black impression on book print… (I stamped multiple times to get a richer impression, finishing off with dark blue ink to add a bit of dimension.)

The second card was also pieced together using some scraps I had stamped previously… just added this sweet sentiment by Mama Elephant.

 

I think they’re sweet & simple… and for one more thing, here’s some cupcake toppers I put together for a co-workers birthday recently!  I just used a die cut label shape together with numbers, a tiny paper doll and a Prima flower.  It just took a few minutes to make these sweets a bit more festive 🙂

Inky hugs,

Tara

 

Materials used:

book print

Dina Wakley gals & borders stamp set

sentiment stamps by Hero Arts & Mama Elephant

black archival ink