Friday, 1 December 2017

Tando Sparkle

This week on the {Tando} Blog has been all about sparkle. I have made all of my cards I'm sending this year, yes, just the 2! Bah Humbug and all that!

I started off with 2 snowflakes from the {Pack of 5 Snowflakes} and painted them with white acrylic paints.

The first one I used a generous coating of DecoArt {Clear Liquid Glass} and then sprinkled glitter onto it:

 


The second one I gave a coat of glitter glue:



Both snowflakes have been stuck onto a background of alcohol ink and had gems attached to the middles before finishing off with doodling and a stamped greeting.

Kaz xxx

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Tando - Same But Different

This week on the {Tando Blog}, we've all been given the same piece to decorate which is this lovely {Shrine}:



I glued it together using gel medium and once dry, painted it with gesso and added a thick, rough coat of {DecoArt White Modelling Paste} to the roof and floor and left it to dry thoroughly.

I then used spray inks to colour the insides and built up the colour in layers until I was happy with it.

Once dry, I painted the outside with acrylic paints, then used snowflake stamps and white embossing powder.

I gave the roof and floor a coat of DecoArt Glitter Paint.

Finally, I decorated 3 snowflakes from the {Snowflake Mini} and {5 Snowflakes} packs with acrylic paint and glitter glue before fastening the largest 2 with a brad.

I did aim to hang snowflakes inside the shrine, but when it came to doing it, it was far too fiddly so I built a stem for the snowflake using{Grid Rectangles}!

I added a battery operated tealight to finish off.

As is always the case, the photos don't show off the glitter very well.




Kaz xxx

Friday, 7 July 2017

Tando - Colour Theme

For this month's colour theme on {Tando} I made a card for my dad for Father's Day:



I painted 3 hearts from the {Hearts Grab Bag} with DecoArt Acrylic Paint and used the {Mish Mesh Stamp Set} to add detail using embossing powder.

For the card base I used the circles from {Tree and Leaves 3 Part Stencil} to go around the edge of the patterned paper.

I finished off with a stamped greeting.



Kaz xxx

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

As seen on Hochanda

This week on the {Tando Blog} we are showing the samples we made for the Hochanda shows that Di did. I made cards:




I painted the {Whimsical Bird 1} with acrylic paints and added lots of doodles. I used painted text pages and drew around the clouds from the old garden stencil then cut them out and used a computer generated greeting.





Again I used acrylic paints in layers with lots of blending for the {Whimsical Bird 2} and added paint dots and lots of doodles.
I cut a circle from scrap paper and used spray inks through the centre and added splats and a computer generated greeting.


Kaz xxx

Monday, 20 March 2017

Tando Mother's Day

It's Mother's Day on the UK this Sunday so on {Tando} we're celebrating all this week.



I started off by cutting part of the {Grid - Round} to the size I wanted and then soaked it in water for about half hour. After that, I carefully peeled it into 2 pieces. I left it to dry and then sprayed with ink.

Meanwhile, I selected 3 hearts from the {Mini Hearts} and experimented with pouring paint onto them. I mixed blue, white and pink acrylic paints with water to thin them a bit and them poured them all into a cup. Without mixing them, I poured them onto the hearts and kept everything crossed that the hearts didn't buckle  or the paint slide off. Here's a close up once I'd poured them and they'd settled:



They took a day to completely dry and then I gave them a thick coat of {Clear Liquid Glass}  to bring back the shine.

I finished off the card with a die cut panel and a computer generated greeting.

Kaz xxx

Monday, 20 February 2017

Tando Anything Goes

I'm kicking off February's Anything Goes week for the {Tando Blog} with the card I made for my Dad's birthday.




I started by using a piece of the {Grid Round}  that I'd previously soaked and split and sprayed with spray ink. I then painted some {Mini Stars} and a {Mini Balloon} and doodled on them.

The base of the card and the jagged strip are cut from gelli prints. I've inked through the {Tyres Stencil} on the card base and then assembled all the bits and pieces, finishing with a Vera Lane Image and a greeting.

Kaz xxx

Monday, 7 November 2016

Tando - Make a Card

It's a technique week on the {Tando Blog} and it's make a card. I made possibly the only card for Christmas I'll make this year:


I used a glittered texture paste through one of the {Set of 5 Snowflake Stencils} onto card and left it to dry.

I mixed some acrylic paint with DecoArt's glimmer paint and painted 2 snowflakes from the {Mini Snowflakes}. It didn't give enough shine so I added some glitter glue. I did the same with the star from the middle of one of the snowflakes. 

Once everything was dry, I stuck them onto the card blank and finished off with a greeting stamp.

Kaz xxx