Friday, 17 April 2015

Tando Same But Different

This week on ~{Tando}~ we are all using the same product to see how different they can look. I've used the ~{Mini Owls 2}~:

I made a background using Brushos (I resisted them for a while, but I'm glad I gave in and got some) and then I mixed some bronze paint (because I don't have brown) with DecoArt's Modelling Paste and put it through one branch of the ~{Tree and Leaves 3 Part Mask}~. Once that was dry I drew in some leaves and added Clear Liquid Glass to them. I love how this gives so much dimension.

I painted the owl with Quinacrindone Violet, Diarylide Yellow and White Chalk Paint, all by DecoArt and used a teeny tiny brush for details. I'm not going to lie, parts of this were quite fiddly to paint, but worth it because the owl is so cute. I didn't use the tiniest eye part, just drew in the black bits!

If you haven't already seen them, head to the ~{Tando Blog}~ to see what the rest of the team has made with the owls. Some have been using the bigger ones and they are fab too.

Kaz xxx

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

SDC 191 Circles

This week's ~{Stampotique Designer's Challenge}~ has been set by ~{Magda}~ and she would like us to use circles - my fave thing for quite a while now:

I randomly stamped 3 of the ~{Circles Cube}~ onto the card blank and watercoloured them. I've stamped ~{Top Hat}~, watercoloured and cut him out. This has been stuck onto ~{Dotted Line}~. I've finished off with ~{Happy Birthday}~ which I cut to fit into a circle and put circles in my doodled border too.

Head over to the ~{SDC Blog}~ to see what this week's team have come up with and then join us to be in with the chance of winning $30 to spend in the ~{Stampotique Store}~.

Kaz xxx

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Skiddy Birthday

This card was made for the daughter of my oldest friend, but I still refuse to believe we are old enough to have children this age:

I stamped ~{Skiddy}~ directly onto the card blank and watercoloured her, then cut a mask of her and used to when I inked through a stencil for the background.

I've also used ~{Happy Birthday}~ and cut the numbers from ~{Numeric}~ then added some doodles and shading.

Kaz xxx

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

SDC 190 Stitches

This week's ~{Stampotique Designer's Challenge}~ has been set by ~{Coby}~ and she would like to see some stitching. Sadly my sewing machine doesn't like stitching on paper or card (it's only a cheapie one and it has also decided not to zigzag anymore either) so I have had to draw my stitching.

I stamped a few ~{Skull Balloons}~, watercoloured them, cut them out and  stuck them onto the card blank. I then stamped ~{Batboy}~ watercoloured him and cut him out.

I've used an old credit card and acrylic paint to make the ground and then did a bit more stitching doodles under Batboy.

I finished off with ~{Fang You Very Much}~ and a few sprouts of grass under the 'skull flowers'.

Head over to the ~{SDC Blog}~ to see the rest of the team's creations and then join us to be in with the chance of winning $30 to spend in the ~{Stampotique Store}~.

Kaz xxx

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Tando - Painty Techniques

This week on ~{Tando}~ we are showing painty techniques and I have made this card:

I've started off by dabbing paint through the ~{Splatters Mask}~. The trouble with paint through a stencil can be bleeding of  colour under the stencil. I try to minimise this by using only a tiny bit of paint at a time and building up the colour.

First off I've put a dollop of DecoArt's white Chalk Paint onto my mat and added a dot of Quinocridone Violet Fluid Acrylic to it:

I then use a cheap make up sponge and mix it up as I go. I dab the sponge to one side so there's only a small amount of paint on the sponge and gently dab it through the stencil, going back to pick up little bits of paint until I get the look I like. By using 2 colours together, you get a mix of colour that adds depth. Start off with the lightest shade if you're using different colours that will overlap.

While the card was drying, I painted the ~{Mini Balloon}~ and again I used the white chalk paint and this time a dot of Cobalt Teal Fluid Acrylic. I put them together on the mat as before and then I can blend the colours. I start off with a mix of the 2 colours all over and then add darker to the edges  and lighter for the highlights. I blend the colours without letting anything dry until I get the look I'm after. You can just keep on going adding more and more paint without the chipboard disintegrating!

I inked the edge of the balloon and then added a thick layer of DecoArt Clear Liquid Glass.

I finished everything off by tying the balloon to Head's hand and adding Happy Birthday.

Don't forget to join us if you want to be in the running to win some Tando goodies. All details are on the ~{Tando Blog}~.

Kaz xxx

Friday, 3 April 2015

Tando Colour Scheme

I'm finishing the pretty colour scheme theme for ~{Tando}~ with this card:

I've inked through the ~{Circles Grid Mask}~ as a background and then painted one of the ~{Small Bookplates}~ with acrylic paint. I also painted one of the ~{Mini Hearts}~. I used the ~{DecoArt Liquid Glass}~ onto the bookplate and stuck the heart in place with that.

I've filled the centre of the bookplate with flowers and added a greeting.

Don't forget you can join in with us to be in with the chance of winning some Tando goodies at the end of the month.

Kaz xxx

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

SDC 189 Unusual Cards

This week's ~{Stampotique Designer's Challenge}~ is set by ~{Arwen}~ and she would like us to make an unusual card. I made this fishy one:

I cut a card blank into a fish shape and smooshed it into watery ink. Once it was dry, I stamped the hexagons from ~{Design Cube 2}~ to make scales and doodled on it.

Next I stamped ~{Rudy}~ and ~{Reggie}~ onto card, watercoloured them with Clean Colours and cut them out. I stuck them onto the fish with the quote I found on Pinterest, making the 'sea' from ~{Typewriter Alpha}~ and sticking that part over some 'seaweed' from the stamp from ~{Design Cube 2}~.

Head over to the ~{SDC Blog}~ to see what this week's team has created and then join us to be in with the chance of winning $30 to spend in the ~{Stampotique Store}~.

Kaz xxx