Sunday, 11 February 2018

Frames and Leaves @ Tando

Hi Folks and welcome to my post for Tando Creative. The theme this week is "Frames and Leaves".

Here is what I created...



I used the Tando Arabian Style Layered Arch Frame as a base. I attached all the outside frame pieces together and applied a coat of white gesso to the frame and the background piece. 

I then used the Tando bubbles mask and DecoArt white modelling paste on the background of the frame



I used DecoArt texture sand paste on the inside of the frame and crackle paint on the outside. I also added some to the leaf flourish and the tall leaves.




I used DecoArt Premium acrylic paints to paint the frame and the leaves.

I painted some paper flowers using the paint to add some more colour.



Thanks for popping by my blog post, leave a comment if you like, I love to hear your thoughts.
Toodles for now, 
Lisa xxx 

Here is everything I used and all are available on the Tando website.

Arabian style Layered Arch Frame  Leaf branch with cut out leaves.    Tall Leaves - set of 4   Leaf Flourish 110mm   Stencil: BUBBLES      Cadmium Orange Hue Premium   Cerulean Blue Premium   Diarylide Yellow Premium   Green Gold Premium   Burnt Sienna Premium   Cadmium Red Hue Premium   Media: White Modelling Paste   Media: Texture Sand Paste      Media: White Crackle PAINT

Saturday, 10 February 2018

Roses are Red.... with The Artistic Stamper

Hi folks and welcome to my post for The Artistic Stamper. This weeks theme is "Roses are Red" as of course, Valentine's Day is around the corner.

Personally, I am not a lover of the commercial aspect of Valentine's Day. I prefer a nice card with some heartfelt handwritten words rather than a typical bunch of dwindling red roses. (I've never been a follower of tradition...) 

So, for this project I used the Neil Walker Heart stamp and the Mini Backgrounds #1 set 


Here is my creation...



I took a piece of card and coloured it with Distress Oxide Inks - Candied Apple, Abandoned Coral and Fired Brick then stamped the Heart stamp using Oxide Black Soot multiple times over the card. 

I then fussy cut all the hearts out and added some 3D foam just down the centre on the back of the hearts. 



I stamped the dots from the Mini Background #1 set on to white card and cut out two leaf shapes and a stem shape. I crumpled the leaf shapes to give them a more realistic look. 




I took a piece of 7" x 7" white card and inked the edges with Candied Apple Oxide ink. I adhered the stem and the leaves to the card. Then adhered the hearts on top of each other, layering them to give the look of petals.



For the sentiment, I used the Decay Alphabet - lower case stamp set and stamped 'For You' on a separate piece of card in Black Soot Oxide ink and inked the edges with Candied Apple and Fired Brick Oxide ink





Thanks for popping by, leave a comment if you wish, I love to hear your thoughts.
Toodles for now,
Lisa xxx



Here are the stamps I used on my creation which are available from The Artistic Stamper website.



Heart size 90mm x 55mm © Neil Walker (cut out and mounted on cling cushioning)   Mini Backgrounds #1  size A6 (cut out and mounted on cling cushioning)     Decay Alphabet lower case size A5 (cut out and mounted on cling cushioning)

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Love is... @ The Artistic Stamper

Hi folks and welcome to my post for this weeks challenge over @ The Artistic Stamper. This week's theme is 'red'.

Here is my creation...




I cut a piece of 350gsm white card to 7" x 7" and used Distress Oxide Inks - Candied Apple, Abandoned Coral and Fired Brick to ink the background. I applied the inks with ink blending brushes to have a nice covered area of colour. I then went around the edges with Black Soot Distress Oxide ink.

I used the Mini Background #1 stamp set with the 3 colours of red Distress Oxide to add some patterns to the background.



I tore 3 squares from the white card just bigger than the heart stamp, then inked the the same way as the background.

I then stamped the heart on to the three torn squares using black VersaFine ink and adhered them to the background.




I used the Decay Alphabet - lower case to stamp the words directly on to the background.



To finish, I mounted the card on to a piece of 7.5" x 7.5" black card.


Thanks for popping along today, 
toodles for now...
Lisa xxx

If you would like to play along with the challenge, the link is here...


Here are the stamps I used available at The Artistic Stamper.



Mini Backgrounds #1  size A6 (cut out and mounted on cling cushioning)   Heart size 90mm x 55mm © Neil Walker (cut out and mounted on cling cushioning)   Decay Alphabet lower case size A5 (cut out and mounted on cling cushioning)





Sunday, 28 January 2018

Masks and Stencils @ Tando

Hi folks and welcome to my blog post for Tando. This week the theme is 'masks and stencils'. 
Like every mixed media artist, I have a thing about stencils. Tando have a mega selection of stencils, of all themes and sizes. I chose a huge selection for this project.

Here is my creation...



I used the Kate Crane divided box (Ministry of Mixology kit - April 2017) Tando kit. I have had this a while but didn't know what I wanted to store in there... Until.... Enter the Tando Tags Mega Bundle!!!!



I love creating using the Tando Tags. Any size. And I always find myself searching for them. But now I don't have to!!! 

I first laid out all the pieces of the kit down flat and gave them a coat of white gesso on both sides.

I then raided my selection of Tando Stencils. I love stencils. How you can use the whole image, a corner or just the middle part to create a different look. 




I basically had no method to creating this box. I just went with it. I used a selection of colours from the DecoArt Premium paint range and continually added layers and layers colour with a different stencil until I was happy. 

I drew over some of the stencilled shapes with black and white Posca pens.



I wrote out a label on a piece of white card and added some ink to distress it. Then attached it to the box using brads.





I hope you like my version of the Kate Crane divided box. 
If you would like to leave me a comment please do so, I love to hear your thoughts.
Toodles for now,
Lisa xxx 


Here is everything I used... And are all available on the Tando website.

Tando 6 x 6 stencils
Harlequin
Criss cross grid
Grid round
Letters
Sequin waste

Tando 4 x 4 stencils
Distressed diamond
Hive

Tando 82mm x 144mm stencils
Bubbles
Dotstream
Textured hearts

Tando Kit
Kate Crane divided box (Ministry of Mixology kit - April 2017)

DecoArt Premium paint
Paynes Grey
Cobalt Blue
Green Gold
Cobalt Teal
Cobalt Turquoise

DecoArt Media
Black Gesso
White Gesso
Clear Modelling Paste


Harlequin Mask   Mask - Criss Cross Grid   Mask - Grid Round   Mask - Letters   Sequin Waste Mask 15cm x 15cm
Mini Mask - Distressed Diamond   Mini Mask - Hive     
Stencil: BUBBLES   Stencil: DOTSTREAM   Stencil: TEXTURED HEARTS
Ministry of Mixology Kate Crane Divided Box Kit April 17
Paynes Grey Premium     Cobalt Blue Premium   Green Gold Premium   Cobalt Teal Premium   Cobalt Turquoise Premium   Media: Black Gesso   Media: White Gesso