27 november 2013

Meet Guest Designer Tara Orr

Hello there everyone!  I am so happy to have been asked to Guest Design with Inkido this month and to have the opportunity to play with all the amazing products! Thank you so much to Papercrafts Scandinavia for extending this wonderful invitation to me & sending me a whole heap of gorgeousness to enjoy!
My name is Tara Orr and I live in Beautiful British Columbia, Canada with my gorgeous husband of 13 years and our three amazing kids who are the heart and soul of my projects.

Random Facts about Me: I have a degree in Psychology, a green belt in karate, love horseback riding (although its been way too long since I last rode), I order a vente non-fat misto (dark) from Starbucks almost every day, prefer chocolate to any other sweet – although I’ll eat any other sweet over chips/salty stuff any day, I’m the oldest of 3 siblings, gave up hope of maintaining my ‘Monica from Friends’ (as my husband would describe) cleaning habit once I had kids of my own, have earned more grey hairs and wrinkles in the past 9 years than I could have imagined and love my family more than anything else on the face of this earth!

I started scrapbooking in November 2008. Instant addiction. I love papercrafting – LOVE it. I create because it challenges me, it relaxes me and it lets me escape into a world of creativity that I adore. I love to explore different techniques and styles but I feel most natural working with a shabby chic genre with lots of distressing!  If you want to take a peek at some of my work, please stop by my blog for a visit – I’d love to have you!
For my first project, I created a warm, holiday layout with the beautiful New Happy Chirstmas papers from Inkido.
There were SO many gorgeous blooms included in my package and to create a more vintage look, I decided to add a little paint and Gesso to the tips of each.
 Layers and layers of pure paper heaven!! In case you've not noticed, I love lots of thick, rich layers - the more the merrier!  Here I have included some painted doilies, newsprint as well as the beautiful patterned papers from Inkido.  The 'Merry Christmas' peeking from behind the doily was actually created from one of Inkido's gorgeous stamps.
More layers, more paper distressing and more painted and curled edges give way to a vintage inspired layout with lots of warmth and deapth.  Thank you so much for your visit today!!  Please come back to see my next post coming up next week!!

Patterned Paper: Happy Christmas Collection/Inkido
Festive flowers: Inkido
Merry Christmas Stamp: Inkido
Acrylic Paint
Edge Scraper
Metal Hinge, clothespin and key

3 kommentarer:

Bellaidea sa...

What a great page Tara, thank you so much!


Big fan of yours, Tara! Thanks for the inspiration.

Inkido sa...

Fantastic page!