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

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