Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Tando September Colour Theme

This is the colour theme for this month on the {Tando Blog}:




I thought I'd have a go at something different for me. I've still used an {ATC coin}, but just layered it up with lots of bits and pieces.
I've used a bit of bandage type stuff then the grid from the {Grid Round}, various metal embellishments, a key from the {Mini Keys} and a {Cog}.
It looks a total mess to start with.


I gave it a few coats of my very thick gesso until it was completely white and then used watercolours to colour various parts. I built up the layers gradually.



Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Tando - Heat Embossing

The theme on the {Tando Blog} this week is heat embossing so I made this card:


I've used distress oxides on card to make the base and then applied embossing ink through the {Flourish Layering Stencil}. 

I've applied white embossing powder and heated it up.

I painted a {Mini Butterfly} and then used a stamp and white embossing powder. As I'd edged the butterfly with an inkpad, this also gave the butterfly a white edge. I then doodled with a Posca pen and finished everything off with a die cut word.

Monday, 5 August 2019

Tando Journal Page

The theme on the {Tando Blog} this week is journalling which is a perfect way to use the extra thin greyboard pieces:


I glued some of the {Extra Thin Harlequins} to the journal page and then gave everything a coat of {White Gesso}. I then attacked the page with a selection of acrylic paints and stamping. 

I then decided I hated the centre portion so it got covered with white paint! It actually gave the finished piece more depth as you can still see part of it underneath. 

The centre part was then watercoloured and stamped.

I sprayed one of the {Extra Thin Rectangles} with black spray ink and once dry, it was stuck in place before finishing off with 2 stamped images and a computer generated quote.



Monday, 29 July 2019

Tando Colour Theme - August

This is the colour theme for August on the {Tando Blog}



I've continued with the {AT Coins}



I ran the coin through the cuttlebug with the Carabelle {Circles and Dots} embossing folder.

I then brushed on acrylic paints, blending them at the join.

I used a brayer to apply white paint only to the raised parts and gave the base a ring of white paint pen dots.

I cut down one of the larger clouds from the {Grab Bag of Clouds} to fit the coin and added some shading with paint.

It's been finished off with Moon Girl sitting on the cloud and a white embossed phrase.


Monday, 15 July 2019

Tando Anything Goes

I've made a quick and easy card for the {Tando Blog}:



I've inked through the {Dotstream} stencil onto a card blank and then simply painted a {Mini Balloon} with acrylic paints.

Once dry it was given a thick coat of {Liquid Glass} which was the most time consuming part of the card.

I've finished by tying the balloon to this cute dog's tail by Katzelkraft.

Thursday, 4 July 2019

24 Inspirational Play Days

It's my turn to make another tag for the {Tando Creative Zone} 24 Inspirational Play Days.


For step by step photos of how I made this tag, click {HERE}

Monday, 1 July 2019

Tando July Colour Theme

This is the colour theme for July on the {Tando Blog}


I've continued with the {Artist Trading Coins}:


I stuck one of the new {Extra Thins Harlequin} onto the coin and trimmed the edges, then added some washi tape scraps and gessoed the lot.

Once dried I used Neocolour 2 watercolour crayons to add colour and blended them with white paint.

I added blending with oil pastels and then watercolours before using a brayer to add white paint to the diamonds. 

I added splatters of watered down Payne's Grey paint.

The image has been stamped and coloured with shimmery watercolours that can't be seen on the photo.
I've finished off with words cut from a book.