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Adventure Awaits

Adventure Awaits Kathryn Morrow
Howdy Y’All from North Texas!! I’m Kathryn Morrow with a super bright and colorful Adventure Awaits tag made with Rita Barakat’s awesome Art Foamies Cowboy Boot stamp!

Adventure Awaits Kathryn Morrow

As you can tell with this tag, I love bright colors! Not only in my art work but in my life Turquoise and pink are two of my favorite colors! (I even have a guest bedroom filled with these two colors) Orange, purple and green are on the top of my list of favs as well.  What I love about this tag is that although there are many layers on this tag, the true star is Rita’s Art Foamies Cowboy Boot stamp!  After making the tag, I grabbed a piece of left over painted paper that I knew would make the boots pop.  A brayer can be used to add a layer of acrylic white paint right on the cowboy boot. Firmly stamp it on the paper. Repeat this step to make a second boot image. After they are dry you can cut them out.
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I adhered the boots onto the tag, then grabbed another piece of left over painted paper and used a star punch to punch out several stars (who doesn’t think stars go with cowboy boots?!).  I then attached the stars to the tag.
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I finished this fun and lively tag with a Tim Holtz chipboard phrase “Adventure Awaits” and added various colors of seam binding as ribbon to the top of the tag. When I think of cowboy boots, I think adventure. These Rita Barakat Art Foamies Cowboy Boots are made for walking right into an incredible adventure. If these boots could take you for an adventure, where would they take you?

I would love to know in the comments below!

Thank you for reading.

Blessings to y’all.
Kathryn Morrow 

Fairy Magic!

Hi there,

I’m Karen Jiles and I’m super excited to share my first post as a member of Rita’s Design Team. Working with Rita’s products was so much fun. The products are versatile and easy to coordinate with inks and other mediums. I thoroughly enjoyed watching the stamped images come to life as I used inks with them.

Today I’m sharing a card that I created using stamps from Rita’s Collection: Fairy Garden Background stamp and Fairy Magic.  I love these stamps together. They give you an opportunity to just simply play and create some fun artwork. I coordinated the stamps with some Tim Holtz Oxide inks, corrugated board, and jeweled adhesive paper.

 

I began this card with inking some plain manila tags with Tim Holtz’s Oxide inks and water. The use of inks provided a great background layer to build upon.  I used oxide colors: vintage photo, worn lipstick, wilted violet, broken china, cracked pistachio, fossilized amber and spiced marmalade.  I loved these colors together. Inking many tags, gives you additional inked bases for future use. I also used the remaining loose ink from the tags to coordinate ribbon for this project.

 

After my tags were dry, I stamped the Fairy Garden Background stamp and Fairy from the Fairy Magic stamp set onto separate inked manila tags using black ink. The stamped Fairy Garden Background tag was used as the base tag and I cut the Fairy out to be used on the base tag.

 

I then created a crackled effect on the tag and fairy by applying Versamark ink to the inked tag and the Fairy. Then I added clear embossing powder to both and heat set them. I gently bent the tag and fairy in various ways, cracking the surface. I added coordinated ribbon that I made after creating the tags. I flattened the tag out and applied adhesive.  The tag was then adhered onto an inked layering size of corrugated board.

 

I stamped sentiments and another Fairy from the Fairy Magic stamp set onto one of the inked tags that I created, cut them out and adhered them to the tag. I added a coordinating jeweled adhesive layer to the green card base that I chose, added some additional inked ribbon and adhered the tag onto the layered card base. All paper layers were aged with vintage photo ink.

 

This was a super fun project. The stamps were so easy to use and fun to play with.  I hope that you enjoyed this project as much as I enjoyed creating it.

The stamp sets that I used can be found using the links below:

Fairy Garden Background Stamp

Fairy Magic Stamp Set

Thanks so much visiting today.

Karen

Creative and Colorful hot air balloon!

Rita Barakat
Color color everywhere! Hey there artsy peeps I have super busy creating so many creative and colorful projects that I can’t wait to share with you! But today I can only reveal this sweet tag! You can see the full tutorial on the ColourArte blog today! There is so much more to come for the month of July so stay close peeps you wont want to miss out!

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Exciting stuff coming soon!
P.S.  dont forget to click my classes page especially if you will be in Houston or Tulsa in Aug!
*another class was added to Houston! Yay!

Blessings!

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Rita Barakat Mixed Media Artist, Illustrator and Designer & Educator. From wall murals to itty bitty minis you can find her work in various hospitals, corporations, family homes, manufacture websites and magazines. She designs for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®, Deflecto, ColourArte and freelances for a variety of manufacturers

More sneak peeks! Color, color, color!

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Hey hey blog readers another quick post today  – more sneak peeks! Full of color, color, color! If you want to see the completed projects go check out my post on The Crafters Workshop! I had lots of fun creating these and I have a tutorial of how I did so I hope you go check it out and leave me some love! Also dont forget to leave me some love on FB I am sharing 5 days of artwork and I have a surprise on the 5th day so if you dont follow me already make sure you do!

And it’s almost time for my free mixed media class so if you haven’t signed up for that make sure you do on the right of my blog!

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Blessings!
Rita

 

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Rita Barakat Mixed Media Artist, Illustrator and Designer & Educator. From wall murals to itty bitty minis you can find her work in various hospitals, corporations, family homes, manufacture websites and magazines. She designs for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®,The Crafters Workshop, DCWV, Deflecto, ColourArte and freelances for a variety of manufacturers

 

Tag!

February 06, 2009
I’ve had a blog for one whole month and I just got tagged!
(thanks Michelle!)
Here’s how you play…Go to your Picture Folder on your computer or wherever you store your pictures.1. Pick the 7th Folder, then select the the 7th picture in that folder.2. Post that picture on your blog and the story that goes along with the picture.3. Tag 7 other people that you know or don’t know to do the same thing and leave a comment on their blog or an e-mail letting them know you chose them. (If you’ve seen this before I had to change it to 7 – it was 6 but I couldn’t get past the number!)

This is my baby girl, fast asleep on my kitchen floor! This girl is busy, busy, busy! When she get’s tired she crashes no matter where she is! Underneath her is scooby doo – who has been in this family longer than she has been alive! Technically it belongs to her 14 year old big brother but he’ll never admit it!