Tuesday with Tara {take 12}

Happy Tuesday!  Today is all about inky play… I sat down with my new Brewed Espresso Distress Ink (plus some of the other new colors of 2015 that haven’t moved from my work space yet) and some Dina Wakley stencils/masks that needed some play time (Affirmations & Leaves.  Pretty sure the heart is from another set, that’s maybe discontinued?) and I started laying down some color over the masks.  Once I’d mixed greens and blues (my happy colours!) I decided to deepen things up with some deep brown… this Espresso Distress Ink really is lovely!  I applied Distress Ink through the affirmations stencil, but did not move the stencil immediately.  I put some translucent embossing paste right over the brown ink with my palette knife… I love how shiny and intense the color is once it dried!  Yum!  It reminds me a bit of hard candy 🙂

Part of me is undecided if this is a finished card front or not… but I wasn’t happy with anything I tried to add, so for now I will call it complete!  I think I may have to purchase some new dies to finish it off the way I imagine it… 😉

Hope you’re inspired to try some inky play this week!  Take something new or just under-used, and use it to get some ink on paper.  Allow yourself to combine products and colours and see where it takes you!  Have some inky fun!

Inky hugs,



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