Friday, April 24, 2015

Raindrops and Polka Dots at the Friday Mashup!

This week at The Friday Mashup Lisa has a very fitting challenge for us; Umbrellas and Polka Dots.

I'd like to say we've been getting a lot of spring rain here lately, and we sort of have... But they are also now calling for snow again, so I'm pretty much giving up on Spring altogether and looking forward to summer :)


I absolutely adore this sweet little Ducky Dance digi from Tiddly Inks. I coloured this one using my son's Crayola pencil crayons. 

He sees me digging through his drawer of art supplies and grab the baggy with a billion pencil crayons in it (3/4 of that billion are just doubles of ones he already has) - he says to me "are you borrowing those?" I say "Ya. Is that cool?" he says "Yes, but why aren't you using your Copics?!". I couldn't help but laugh. I told him variety was the spice of life, and then we got in a long discussion about what that means and how he doesn't like spices...

Check out the challenge this week:


  1. Create a project using "Umbrellas"
  2. Create a project using "Polka Dots"
  3. Or Mash it Up! and create a project using "Umbrellas & Polka Dots"

Be sure to swing by the blog and check out all the awesome projects from the Design Team too.

Thanks for stopping by today!

-Tara
xox

Supplies:
Stamps: "Ducky Dance" digital stamp (Tiddly Inks), "Strictly Sentiments" (Wplus9)
Ink: Memento
Paper: Baby Bump (BoBunny), Marshmallow (Bazil)
Embellishments: Moonshine Sequins (Simon Says)
Colouring: Crayola Pencil Crayons

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Playful week at Colour Me...!

Good morning! This week at Colour Me...! we are going playful and using Night of Navy, Lost Lagoon, Melon Mambo and Crushed Curry. Super fun, eh?


I started with this really darling stamp from Lawn Fawn. When this came out, I couldn't help but get it - it's just too, too sweet! I have had a lot of Hamsters in my day... ;) My first was Pinkie, when I was quite young. Then there was Jesse, Iggy and Queen Jane. 

For the sentiment for this one I wanted it to match the colour blocking in the background. I took my Stampin' Write Markers and drew a line across one of my acrylic blocks in each of the colours. Then I picked up the ink on my stamp from the acryclic block. Have a looksee!



I had to give it a go a couple times to get it 'just right', but we got there :)

Check out the challenge this week:

Thanks for stopping by today!

-Tara
xox

Supplies: 
Stamp: "Wheelie Like You" (Lawn Fawn)
Ink: Memento, Crushed Curry (Stampin' Up!), Melon Mambo (Stampin' Up!), Lost Lagoon (Stampin' Up!), Night of Navy (Stampin' Up!).
Paper: Marshmallow (Bazzil), Crushed Curry CS (Stampin' Up!), Melon Mambo CS (Stampin' Up!), Lost Lagoon CS (Stampin' Up!), Night of Navy CS (Stampin' Up!).
Tools: Wheelie Like You framelits (Lawn Fawn), Corner Punch (Stampin' Up!)
Copics:
  - Wheel: C1
  - Hamster: YR00, R20, Y21, Y23

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Bouncing Brayer for The Friday Mashup!

I am the hostess this week over at The Friday Mashup and I've got a sketch and technique ready for you to tackle!


I started with the bouncing brayer technique in the background with So Saffron ink. I loved the soft, textured look it created. The image is one of my own... I went through a brief phase of wanting to design my own stamps, and this was one of them ;)

Check out the challenge this week: 


Thanks for stopping by today!

-Tara
xox

DT Call at Tiddly Inks!

If someone said to you, "Hey there! Quick, tell me your favourite Tiddly Inks stamp set!", what would you say? Exactly... with so many awesome images, it's so hard to pick just one! It's as if you were forced to pick only one colour from Chapman's Rainbow Sorbet!

I have to admit, I'm fairly new to Tiddly Inks. In fact, I'm new to almost everything outside of Stampin' Up! But let me tell you, after my first purchase, there was no stopping me. Here, in no particular order, are my favourites.

"Alice - Time for Tea" was an easy choice for me. I adore the story of Alice in Wonderland and pretty much snatch up everything I can that's even remotely related. I coloured Alice a little while ago and had set her aside for the perfect moment. A few days ago, I decided the 'perfect moment' would be the very first page of my new art/cardmaking/scrap journal.



Next up would be this lovely burst of autumn happiness, in the form of "Wryn's Leaves". Now tell me, does it get any cuter? I love her little furry friend getting in on the action as well.



And last, but certainly not least, the awesomeness that is Sweet Tooth "Dandy as Candy". Love at first sight - the possibilities are endless. Hey, she kinda reminds me of that sorbet!


If you're comfy and ready to settle in for a few hours, have a peek at the other great images at Tiddly Inks!

I'm applying for their design team call... and if you are in love as I am, I think you should do the same :)


Thanks for stopping by today!

-Tara
xox

Supplies - Wryn's Leaves:
Stamp: "Wryn's Leaves" Digi (Tiddly Inks), "Dandy as Candy" (Tiddly Inks)
Ink: Memento, Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up!)
Paper: "Marshmallow" (Bazzil), "Trees" - A Perfect Autumn (Carta Bella), Always Artichoke CS (Stampin' Up!), Cajun Craze CS (Stampin' Up!)
Embellishments: Autumn Wooden Elements (Stampin' Up!), Linen Thread (Stampin' Up!)
Copics:
  - Hair: E31, E33, E13, E15
  - Skin: E000, E02, E11, R20
  - Shirt: BV00, BV02, BV04
  - Pup: W1, W3, E31, E33
  - Leaves: Y21, Y13, Y15, Y17, YR04, YR07, E07, E19, YG67, YG63
  - Shading: E70

Supplies - Dandy as Candy
See details here

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A Subtle Celebration for Colour Me...!

Good morning! This week at Colour Me...! we are going Subtle and using Pistachio Pudding, Blushing Bride and Rose Red. I have to admit, Rose Red is not a colour I often grab, so it was really fun to create with it for this week's challenge.


This sweet little elephant is from Wild Rose Studio, and I just fell in love with it when I saw it. He came home with me, no questions asked. 

The background is made sing the new "Sheer Perfection" Designer Vellum from Stampin' Up! I coloured the backside with Copics, blending bottom to top with R85, R83, R81. I liked the result with the ombre look.

Check out the challenge this week!

Thanks for stopping by today!

-Tara
xox

Supplies:
Stamp: "Bella with Presents" (Wild Rose Studio), "Scripty Saying" (Paper Smooches)
Ink: "Memento"
Paper: "Marshmallow" (Bazzil), "Solar White" (Neenah), "Sheer Perfection" Designer Vellum (Stampin' Up!), Rose Red CS (Stampin' Up!), Pistachio Pudding CS (Stampin' Up!), Blushing Bride CS (Stampin' Up!)
Tools: "Clouds" EF (Darice), "Grass Edger" framelit (Frantic Stamper)
Copics:
  - Background: R81, R83, R85
  - Elephant: C1, C3, C5, C7
  - Presents: YG61, YG63; R32, R35

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Congratulations shaker for The Friday Mashup!

Please excuse my late post for The Friday Mashup this week - I was having some technical difficulties with Blogger (or maybe the difficulties were with me?!)

This week Holly is hosting and she's challenged us to create a Congratulations card with a shaker element. Super fun!


I just love this great paper from Studio Calico! I've used it in a lot of projects for babies and kids - it's become my new 'go to' :)

Check out the challenge this week:



  1. Create a "Shaker Card"
  2. Create a "Congrats themed" projects
  3. or Mash it Up! and create a "Congrats themed project with a shaker element"
Be sure to stop by the blog and see all the shakin' goodies from the rest of the Design Team!

Thanks for stopping by today!

-Tara
xox

Supplies:
Stamps: "Wryn Monkey Around" (Tiddly Inks), "Sweet Essentials" (Stampin' Up!), "Sophie's Sentiments" (Lawn Fawn), "Celebrate Baby" (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Memento, So Saffron (Stampin' Up!)
Paper: "Marshmallow" (Bazzil), "Solar White" (Neenah), Soft Sky CS (Stampin' Up!), "Story Time" DSP (Studio Calico)
Embellishments: Assorted Moonshine Sequins (Simon Says)
Tools: Stacker Circle Dies (Wplus9)
Copics:
  - E00, E31, E13, E15, E37
  - R20
  - B21



Wednesday, April 8, 2015

A floral birthday wish for Colour Me...!

Good Wednesday morning, and welcome to a new challenge week at Colour Me...! where we are going Striking and playing with Marina Mist and Daffodil Delight.


It has been a really long time since I have used the Stippled Blossoms set from Stampin' Up! I just love this set and how different it can look just by changing the colours.

I started out by stamping the Dictionary background stamp on some Whisper White cardstock from Stampin' Up! and then I distressed it using Gathered Twigs distress ink from Ranger.

The two-step flowers were stamped in Daffodil Delight/Hello Honey and Marina Mist/Night of Navy.

Check out the challenge this week:
Thanks for stopping by today!

-Tara
xox

Supplies:
Stamp: "Dictionary" (Stampin' Up!), "Stippled Blossoms" (Stampin' Up!), "Handwritten Sentiments" (Simon Says)
Ink: Gathered Twigs Distress Ink (Ranger), Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Hello Honey, Night of Navy (Stampin' Up!)
Paper: "Marshmallow" white (Bazzill), "Whisper White" (Stampin' Up!)

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