Friday, March 27, 2015

Masculine Sketch for The Friday Mashup!

This week at The Friday Mashup, Breelin has us creating a masculine card with a super fun sketch.

I have the feeling that most of you are in the same boat that I am... I just do not have enough masculine cards in my stash! I feel like I should have made this into a birthday card to get a little more use out of it, but Father's Day isn't too far away, so I went with it.


Every time I make a masculin card, I think to myself "is this really manish?". And naturally, my mind wanders to this...



Anyway... :)

Be sure to drop by The Friday Mashup and check out the current challenge and what the wonderful design team has come up with to inspire you:


  1. Create a project using the "Sketch"
  2. Create a project with a "Masculine Theme"
  3. or Mash it Up! and create a "Masculine themed project using the Sketch"
Thanks for stopping by today!

-Tara
xox

Supplies: 
Stamps: You Rock (Stampin' Up!), Best Dad Ever (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Memento
Paper: (all paper Stampin' Up!) Baked Brown Sugar CS, Coastal Cabana CS, Pistachio Pudding CS, Whisper White CS, "Lullaby" DSP 
Embellishments: "Sleigh Bells Ring" Wood Dots (My Mind's Eye)
Copics:
  - Chair: E31, E33, E37

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Watercolour Bloom for Colour Me...!

Hello and welcome to a new week at Colour Me...! This is a playful week and we are using Cherry Cobbler, Real Red, Bermuda Bay and Coastal Cabana.


I loved the inspiration photo for this challenge and really thought I was going to do something 'water' themed. Alas... Floral happened ;)

Watercolouring is certainly not my forte, but I really wanted to give it a try for this challenge. There isn't too much a notable difference between the Cherry Cobbler (leaves) and the Real Red (flower), but I went with it regardless!

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

-Tara
xox

Supplies:
Stamp: Blended Bloom (Stampin' Up!), Scripty Sayings (Paper Smooches), Off the Grid (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Stazon, Cherry Cobbler, Real Red, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, White Gel Pen
Paper: Cherry Cobbler CS, Whisper White CS, Watercolour Paper
Tools: Aqua Painter

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Playing along with a few challenges today!

I had a bit of extra time today and I wanted to play with some new goodies. I made two cards to play along with two challenges. Whoah!


The first is the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches. After I cut my papers, I realized that I had to shift the sketch a bit to the left so you could still read the text around the moon. Oopsies!

I'm also linking this up to the Tiddly Inks challenge "All About the Boys!". I have recently come across Tiddly Inks and I'm SO excited! Such lovely images... I want them all.

Check out the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches:


The second card I made using the awesome colours from Color Throwdown.


I thought these colours were so darling! The background was made using Ranger distress stain in Faded Jean. Afterwards, I splashed a few drops of water on it to give it the dotted look. Reminds me of  a pair of jeans that had an accident with the bleach :)

Check out the colour challenge at Color Throwdown:

Thanks for stopping by today!

-Tara
xox

Supplies - To the Moon & Back:
Stamp: My Batty Hero digi (Tiddly Inks). 
Paper: Smoky Slate CS (Stampin' Up!), "Story Time" (Studio Calico)
Copics:
  - Skin: E000, E02, E11
  - Hair: E31, E33, E19
  - Clothes: C1, C3, C5, C7
  - Cape: Y13, Y15,Y17

Supplies - Happy Easter:
Stamp: Somebunny Loves You digi (Tiddly Inks), Teeny Tiny Wishes (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Stazon, Faded Jean Distress Stain (Ranger), Fathered Twigs Distress Ink (Ranger)
Paper: Sahara Sand CS, Blushing Bride CS, Whisper White CS, Watercolour Paper, Vellum
Embellishments: Enamel Dots (Recollections)
Copics:
  - Skin: E000, E02, E11, R20
  - Hair: E31, E33, E15, E37
  - Shirt: R81, R83, R85
  - Pants: B21, B24, B29
  - Bunnies/Ears: W1, W3, R81, R83, R85
  - Shoes: C1, C3, C5

Friday, March 20, 2015

Owl, Hello!

WOW! Were we ever blown away by all the awesome entries in our 200th challenge celebration the past two weeks. Amazing!

Now we're starting fresh with a fun challenge from Amy.


I started with this super cool owl stamp from Marianne Design... a gem I found in my local craft store. It was a single stamp, but there were three other designs as well (a sun, a fox... and? perhaps a cat). I might have to go back and pick those ones up as well. 

I coloured the owls body with Stampin' Up! Blendabilities and his head (the grey) and wings with Copics. He is such a fun little creature!

I took inspiration from the scallops around his eyes to hand-doodle a matching border around the oval frame. Behind that is an acetate sheet stamped in white Stazon. 

Check out the challenge this week:

  1. Create a project using "Rich Razzleberry, Smoky Slate & Pacific Point*"
  2. Create a project with a "See-thu element (window, acetate, vellum)"
  3. or Mash it Up! and create a project "using the colours above and a see thru element"
Thanks for stopping by today!

-Tara
xox

Supplies:
Stamps: "Owl" (Marianne Design), "Peachy Keen" (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Memento, White Stazon, Rich Razzleberry Blendabilities
Paper: Whisper White CS (Stampin' Up!)
Copics:
  - Greys: C1, C3, C5
  - Blues: B21, B24, B29

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

A good Day for Colour Me...!

Hello, and welcome to the middle of the week (woohoo!). It's time for a new challenge at Colour Me...! and we're going subtle this week with Marina Mist, So Saffron and Sahara Sand.

AS it turns out, my came out more bright than subtle, but given this extended winter we seem to be having, I'm making my peace with bringing a little extra happy to my cards!


I am absolutely addicted to Santoro's Gorjuss Girls. I think they are absolutely divine. The darker more 'gothic' look of the original stamp is what really appeals to me, but I tend to colour them a lot 'happier' when I actual go to use them! 

My new obsession from Stampin' Up! is that gorgeous Sahara Sand lace trim. Anyone who knows me knows that Sahara Sand has always (always!) been my favourite neutral. Yummmmm.

Check out the challenge this week:

Be sure to swing by the challenge and check out all the gorgeous submissions for our talented design team. 

Thanks for stopping by today!

-Tara
xox

Supplies:
Stamp: "Little Red" (Santoro's Gorjuss), "Make Today a Good One" (Stampin' Up!)
Paper: Whisper White CS (Stampin' Up!), Sahara Sand CS (Stampin' Up!), "The Sweetest Thing - Tangerine" DSP (My Minds Eye)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Sahara San (Stampin' Up!)
Embellishments: Sahara Sand Lace Trim (Stampin' Up!)
Copics:
  - Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13
  - Hair: E15, E37
  - Cape: B00, B02, B05
  - Dress: Y11, Y13, Y15
  - Detail: W1, W3

Sunday, March 15, 2015

It's snowing at 'Tis the Season!

I had so much fun playing along with 'Tis the Season this week!


I found this super awesome patterned paper from Basic Grey, and although it has a hot air balloon and isn't necessarily 'winter', I just couldn't move past the blue/grey sunburst look and all the swirly goodness!

I flipped the sketch to work with the paper... But the sketch is certainly going in the bank for future reference - super cute. 

Check out the challenge over at 'Tis the Season.


Thanks for stopping by today!

-Tara
xox

Supplies:
Stamps: "Frost Fun" (Penny Black)
Ink: Memento Ink, Wisteria Wonder (Stampin' Up!)
Paper: Lost Lagoon CS (Stampin' Up!), Wisteria Wonder CS (Stampin' Up!), Whisper White CS (Stampin' Up!), "What's Up" (Basic Grey)
Embellishments: Rhinestones (Stampin' Up!)
Copics:
  - Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
  - Hair: E31, E33, E37
  - Outfit: BG10, BG15, BG18
  - Muff/Boots: BV00


Saturday, March 14, 2015

Retro for Freshly Made Sketches

Hello, and happy Saturday!

I wanted to play with some new stamps, so I went to my go-to sketch challenge for some inspiration; Freshly Made Sketches. This is what I came up with:


The stamp set is "This & That" by Lily bee Designs and I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it! Those sweet little girls (sisters? friends?), were just perfect for that retro/vintage feel I've been craving the past few months.

To give them that 'vintage' feel, I did a base on their skin in Y21... That hint of yellow that we love so much ;)

Check out the sketch this week:

Thanks for stopping by today!

-Tara
xox

Supplies:
Stamp: "This & That" (Lily Bee Designs)
Paper: Blushing Bride CS (Stampin' Up!), Whisper White CS (Stampin' Up!), "Baby to Bride - Unforgettable" DSP (Graphic 45), "DIY Shop - Crafty" DSP (Crate Paper)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics:
  - Skin: E000, E00, E02, E11, Y21, R20
  - Hair: E31, E33, E37
  - Dresses: YRoo, R81, R83, R85
  - Stool: E70, E74

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