Saturday, 3 December 2016

Recipe Week @ Tando

Good Morning folks. Today's post is all about recipe week over at Tando. This week's recipe was: 1 stencil, 2 stamps and 3 snowflakes.  

I chose the Tando Christmas Advent Kit to play with for this challenge.

Here is my creation...

The circle frame and the background come as two separate pieces which makes it easier to apply different mediums and techniques. 

I started with the background and the 1st step of the recipe - use 1 stencil. I used the joined snowflakes Tando mask with white DecoArt modeling paste. When dry I added DecoArt Media Cobalt Blue Fluid Acrylic.

The 2nd part of the recipe - use 2 stamps was next. I chose two Creative Expressions stamp sets by Lisa Horton, Inky Christmas and Midnight Waltz. I stamped one of the stamps from the Midnight Waltz set over the background of the stencilling. Then stamped one of the baubles from the Inky Christmas set on a piece of card with a painted background then cut three of them out. 

For the frame of the Advent I first covered it with DecoArt Texture Sand paste and let it dry. I then added English Red Oxide, Paynes Grey, Primary Yellow, Raw Umber and Colbalt Teal DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics to create a rust effect.

The third part of the recipe - use 3 snowflakes. I used Tando Minis Snowflakes and layered them to create bigger 3D snowflakes. I painted them with DecoArt Metallic Gold Fluid Acrylic and brushed over some DecoArt Gold Green. 

To finish, I used the powders from the Stampendous Bronze Frantage Jewel Kit on the numbers and the pointer.

Thanks for popping by my blog today.
Everything I have used to create this project is posted below. 

Toodles for now,
Lisa xxx

Christmas Advent Kit  Mask - Joined Snowflakes  Tando Mini's Snowflakes  Media: White Modelling Paste  Media: Texture Sand Paste Fluid Acrylics: Cobalt Teal   Fluid Acrylics: English Red Oxide  Fluid Acrylics: Paynes Grey  Fluid Acrylics: Raw Umber  Fluid Acrylics: Primary Yellow  Fluid Acrylics: Gold Metallic  Frantage Jewel Kit: BRONZE  Image result for lisa horton stampsImage result for lisa horton stamps

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Make a Card week @ Tando

Hi folks, welcome to this weeks creation for Tando. The theme is 'Make a Card'.

As we are all very aware, Christmas is just around the corner and yes, I've failed miserably at sticking to one of my New Years Resolutions which was to start making Christmas cards early in the year. OOOppppppssss... I'm ashamed to say this is my first official card for Christmas.
But anyway, I'm glad to say I'm very happy with it. 

Here is my first official Christmas card and my creation for Tando...

I started with a 6 x 6 inch piece of Anna Marie Designs white super smooth piece of card.

I took the Tando Joined Snowflakes mask and laid it at an angle over the bottom of the card, then inked through Evergreen Bough Distress Ink with a Inkylicious Ink Duster brush. 

I randomly stamped sections of one of the stamps from Andy Skinner's Industrial Stamps set from Stampendous with Salty Ocean Distress Ink.
I then used the Bubbles mask from Andy Skinner and used DecoArt White Modeling Paste in random areas over the top of the Joined Snowflakes and Industrial stamping. I rubbed Imagination Crafts Cobalt Alchemy Wax just over the bubbles.

I took the Tando Mini's Music and painted them with white gesso. When they were dry I gently rubbed over Imagination Crafts Perido Alchemy Wax to give it a shimmer. 

I then used the Tando Mini's Reindeers and painted them with DecoArt English Red Oxide. I finished them with a touch of Inca Gold Alchemy Wax.

To finish the card, I stamped the Jingle Bells sentiment from Creative Expression Circle Sentiments Set on to a separate piece of card. Then cut it out and roughed up the edges with a pair of scissors. I lightly inked the sentiment with Evergreen Bough Distress Ink and inked the edges darker and adhered with a foam pad. 

Here is everything I used...

Mask - Joined Snowflakes   Distress INK PAD Evergreen Bough  TIM32854 1455536625372Distress INK PAD Salty Ocean  TIM35015  TIM35015INDUSTRIAL rubber stamp set A Skinner Stencil - BUBBLES   Media: White Modelling Paste  Tando Mini's Music   Tando Mini's Reindeer  Fluid Acrylics: English Red Oxide  Alchemy Wax - Cobalt Alchemy Wax - Peridot  Alchemy Wax - Inca GoldImage result for creative expressions circle sentiment

Thanks for popping by
Lisa xxx

Saturday, 29 October 2016

Spooky @ Tando

Hi folks and welcome to Spooky week at Tando. Halloween is just around the corner and of course, we have to take the opportunity to create something spooky and ghoulish.

Here is my creation...

I used the Tando Round 3D box kit for my spooky inspired creation. I though of creating a basket to put Halloween treats in for the visitors. 

I first used the Tando stitches group mask and Andy Skinner's snake web mask with DecoArt white modeling paste and alternated the stencils while alternating pieces of the round 3D box. 

I then put the round 3D box together, which was a bit tricky, but once a couple of the pieces were in, it was easy peasy to construct.

I added the Halloween words, Tando Minis skulls and pumpkins, the large cobweb and the spiders. I added DecoArt texture sand paste to the spiders and the Halloween words, then painted the whole thing with DecoArt black gesso.

I chose DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic paints Cadmium Orange Hue, Blue Green Light and Green Gold to paint the box.
I continued to add the paint in sections until I was happy with the colours. 

To finish, I dry brushed areas with DecoArt white gesso.

Thanks for popping by.
Toodles for now...
Lisa x 

Here are all the products I used.... Which are all available on the Tando Website

Tando Round 3D box kit
Tando Words halloween
Tando Minis -Skulls
Tando Minis - pumpkins
Tando Spiders grab bag
Tando Cobweb large
Tando Andy Skinner stencil - snakes web 
Tando Stitches group mask
DecoArt Media texture sand paste, white modeling paste, black gesso, white gesso.
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Cadmium Orange Hue, Blue Green Light, Green Gold.

3D Round Basket   Words Halloween   Tando Mini's - Skulls Tando Mini's - Pumpkins Grab Bag of Spiders   Cobweb Large   A Skinner Stencil - SNAKES WEB  Stitches Group Mask 15cm x 15cm Media: Texture Sand Paste    Media: White Modelling Paste  Media: Black Gesso Media: White Gesso Fluid Acrylics: Cadmium Orange   Fluid Acrylics: Blue Green Light