Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Elephant Journal Page

This week on the {Tando Blog} we are having a week highlighting Andy Skinner and Nathalie Kalbach products that {Tando} sell in the store. I made a journal page:

I just love the {Elephant Cling 3 Piece} by Nathalie so I knew I had to do a journal page with them. 

The background has been made using Brushos as watercolour paint in multiple layers. Once dry, I've inked through the stencil that comes with the stamps.

On separate card, I've stamped the stamps using grey acrylic paint. Once dry, I cut them out and stuck them on the journal pages, then added ink around them.

I finished off with an inspirational elephant quote I found on Pinterest.

Kaz xxx

Monday, 19 September 2016

Tando Anything Goes

For this month's Anything Goes on the {Tando Blog} I used the stamp that most of the DT were afraid of! We all didn't know what to do with her, but everyone really came up trumps. I made a journal spread:

I gave both sides a coat of gesso and once that was dry, put a few dabs of {DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics} onto a glass mat, sprayed it with water and then smooshed the pages onto it. One smoosh was all it took as I like to keep white space on my pages.

I had also gessoed some book pages so I stamped {Fashion Dame} using a stamp positioner onto one and cut her out. I also cut some circles from a page.

I used a couple of homemade foam stamps and used the stencil that comes with the stamp over the pages.

It was finished off with some doodles, oil pastels and a quote from Pinterest.

Kaz xxx

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Tando Metallic

This week's theme on the {Tando Blog} is metallic and I've made another card with bits from the soon to be released card kits by Tando:

I've inked the bottom half of the card and then inked through the {Mini Cogs Stencil} on the card.

I've painted a square of the backing card from the Tando packaging and then sprinkled Aged Teal Embossing Powder from the {Teal Frantage Jewel Kit} and heated it.

I painted some of the {Mini Tools} with silver and teal acrylic paints, then added some {Clear Liquid Glass} onto the handles.

Everything was stuck into place and finished with a stamped greeting.

Kaz xxx

Friday, 9 September 2016

September Colour Theme from Tando

For this month's colour theme on the {Tando Blog}, we have these gorgeous colours:

I've done 2 cards as I wanted to do a gelli print background and it didn't work out first time:

I did a plain turquoise base then used orange paint on the gelli plate and stamped one of the stamps from the {Kaffee Klatsch Stamp set} onto the paint, then used the gelli plate like a stamp. I didn't press hard enough on the one on the left so got an incomplete print, so I let it dry for a minute then added some turquoise paint over the top, and put some card on it and gave it a really good press and got the one on the right. To be honest, I prefer this one!

I painted 3 butterflies from the {Mini Butterflies} with acrylic paint and stamped onto them and inked the edges.

I inked through the {Mini Leaves 1 Stencil} 3 times and cut a scallop border from another gelli print and used a Vera Lane girl.

Kaz xxx

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Ministry of Mixology Kits

This week on {Tando} we are highlighting the kits that are initially produced for the Ministry of Mixology Retreats. Once the weekends are over, they are sold in the shop.

In an effort to try and improve my health as much as I can, I bought a NutriBullet and have been making smoothies for my lunch. I figured that a green smoothie has to have more beneficial nutrients than a bowl of cereal! And, who knew, you can buy pre-chopped frozen fruit. It takes as long and as much effort to make one as the usual cereal lunch I was having!

So to help me vary the smoothies, I've made a recipe journal using the {Ministry of Mixology Kate Crane Journal}

I started off using {DecoArt White Modelling Paste} through the {Grid Round Stencil} and {Letters Stencil}. Once that was dry, I gave all the greyboard sheets a coat of gesso and then went to town with acrylic paints, pens and stamps, including {Kaffee Klatsch} by Natalie Kalbach for Stampendous.

I also used inspirational quotes I got from Pinterest to keep me going.

I can't say that it's improved my health, I'm still feeling as crap as ever, but I think it's good for my general health and having a spinach based fruit smoothie everyday can only help that. I love the taste - my fave is spinach, banana, peach and oats - and surprisingly, it does keep you full up.

And last week, I managed to drop a full one all over my kitchen!! Luckily for me, my sister and niece were dropping the in-laws home so they came round and cleared it up. I found it very amusing!

The journal comes with the rings and you can also buy {more inserts} so they are very flexible in their use.

Kaz xxx

Monday, 15 August 2016

Tando Anything Goes

This week on {Tando} it's Anything Goes and, following on from most of my other recent posts, I've made a card using another of the soon to arrive card kits:

I've inked through the {Mini Splatters Stencil} onto white card and cut them out. I've added water to the ink from the ink pads and added small splatters to the card blank.

I've painted some {Minin Flowers} with acrylic paint and once dry, added glassy accents to the centres. I've then added Bronze Glass Glitter fro the {Stampendous Bronze Frantage Kit} to the centres. One dry, I've used acrylic paint to colour them before adding doodles and a stamped greeting.

Kaz xxx

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

August Colour Theme

The colour theme for August on the {Tando Blog} is this gorgeous lot:

I made a card, again using some pieces from an upcoming card kit:

I used a dry brush to add some acrylic paint directly onto the card blank. When this was dry I used {Criss Cross Mini Stencil} on top of it, moving it and lining it up to cover more space.

I've used {White Modelling Paste} through the {Mini Cogs Stencil} onto a tag. Once this was dry, I used Brushos and water, spraying to make sure it went into all the ridges.

I painted some of the {Mini Arrows} and {Mini Keys} with acrylic paint and doodled on them when they were dry.

I used the black card from the stencil packaging on the back of the tag so it returned to being flat after then hefty watering! Then I assembled the card using scraps, punched circles and stamped greetings.

Kaz xxx