Sunday, 22 January 2017

Anything Goes @ Tando Creative

Hi folks and welcome to this weeks Tando post. This weeks theme is "Anything Goes".

(The creation I have for today's post, I actually did a few weeks ago (or last year...)for the Andy Skinner/Nathalie Kalbach week where we had to create using products from these two artists. However, Blogger decided to update when I was blogging and I couldn't get the post to publish. So, I've decided to share it this week instead.)

Here is my creation...



I used the Printer Tray Style Clock from Tando and gave the different elements a coat of DecoArt white gesso. I used Andy Skinner's 12" x 3" Distressed Digits mask in the centre of the clock front, and applied DecoArt Media White Modeling Paste through the mask. 



I then painted the background of the clock with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Colbalt Teal and used Green Gold on the front frame of the clock. 

On the background of the clock I used the Nathalie Kalbach 'Kaffee Klatsch' rubber stamp set from Stampendous and stamped on to the background using glue. I then added some gilding flakes to give the background some depth and texture along with some sparkle. 





I then used the Andy Skinner Industrial rubber stamp set from Stampendous to stamp the crackles using black ink




All the products I have used are at the bottom of this post and are all available on the Tando Creative Website.

Thanks for popping by my blog today
Toodles for now...
Lisa xxx



Printer Tray Style ClockKAFFEE KLATSCH rubber stamp set   INDUSTRIAL rubber stamp set            


Sunday, 15 January 2017

"Tag It" @ Tando Creative

Hello folks and welcome to my 1st blog post of 2017 and I am back with the Tando Creative Team. I thoroughly enjoyed being a team member for Tando in 2016 and I'm so excited to be back for the new year.

So.... Let's get started with the challenge over at Tando Creative.


This weeks challenge theme is "Tag It". But me being me... I decided to do three tags - hence the title of this post. OOOpppssss... Well....

Here is my creation...




I took three pieces of Tando Greyboard 5.5" x 3.5" and gave them all a layer of DecoArt white Gesso on front and back of each tag.

I used Andy Skinner's Creativity 8" x 8" mask and the DecoArt white modeling paste on the tags, choosing the words 'imagine', your destiny' and 'live life'. Then added DecoArt texture sand paste to create some texture around the edges of the tags. 




I also added some random smears of DecoArt crackle paint for added texture.




I wanted to add some bright bursts of colour and (if you look back through my blog posts) I love a  blue/purple colour palette, so I'm trying to step outside the box and out of my comfort zone. Hey, no time like the present. So, my colour palette consisted of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics English Red Oxide, Paynes Grey and Naphthol Red Light.

Once satisfied with the background colour, I dry brushed white Gesso over the words and areas of the texture sand paste.


   



I then stamped images on the three tags using the Stampendous 'Skeleton Lady' rubber stamp. 






I used the Stampendous Frantage bronze Embossing Enamel kit to create a bit more texture and some areas of sparkle.





To finish, I punched a hole in each one of the tag corners and fastened them together using some silver organza ribbon, black cord and some thin chain. 





I hope you like my 1st post of the new year.


Everything I have used to create this project is at the bottom of my post and are all available on the Tando Website.



Fluid Acrylics: English Red Oxide   Fluid Acrylics: Paynes Grey   Fluid Acrylics: Napthol Red Light  Media: Texture Sand Paste   Media: White Crackle PAINT   Media: White Gesso   Media: White Modelling Paste       A Skinner Stencil - CREATIVITY   Skeleton Lady


Thanks for popping by 
and happy crafting for 2017.
Hope you pop by again soon
Lisa xxx 

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Colour Theme @ Tando

Hi folks and welcome to my blog post. This weeks theme over at Tando is Colour Theme. 

And with it being December we have some gorgeous icy blues and greys to challenge us.
I chose the Tando MDF Owl Clock to play with this week.

Here is my creation....



Here is the colour theme...


     

First I painted the clock pieces with a coat of DecoArt White Gesso before putting the clock together. 

On the front of the clock I added some DecoArt Texture Sand Paste in some areas and some DecoArt Crackle Paint in other areas. 





When it was dry, I made a couple of different shades of blue using DecoArt Media Colbalt Teal Hue mixed with white gesso and a couple of shades of grey using DecoArt Media Paynes Grey and again mixed it with white gesso to create different shades. 




I used the grey colour to paint the clock face and owl. 




I added the clock hands and added some strands of decorative floristry strands to the love heart opening where the owl sits. 



Thanks for popping by today.
I hope you like my creation and I hope to see you soon.
Lisa xxx


All the products I used for this creation are at the bottom of my post and are all available on the Tando Website.

MDF Owl Clock  Media: White Gesso  Media: White Crackle PAINT  Media: Texture Sand Paste  Fluid Acrylics: Cobalt Teal  Fluid Acrylics: Paynes Grey  

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