Sunday, 26 July 2015

Hearts & Swirls - my 1st Tando Creative Team post

Hi folks and welcome to my 1st post for the Tando Creative Team. This week's theme is 'hearts & Swirls' and you can find more amazing inspiration on the Tando blog.

I cut out a heart shape using a bit of cardboard. Then picked a selection of Tando hearts from the grab bag and picked a couple of swirls from the small and large swirls pack. I added a couple of metal flower embellishments to the mix for definition. After sticking the flowers and swirls down, I covered with whole thing with black gesso.
I then sprayed over the top using metallic acrylic paint and dry brushed some white gesso over the top. 

With the Tando hearts I selected, I put them in pairs and covered one heart from each pair with Flitterglu and IndigoBlu copper kettle mega flakes.
With the other heart from each pair, I used the Tando suits mask and put a heart shape on each one with texture paste. I then painted them with IndigoBlu paint and added DecoArt one step crackle over the top, ensuring to avoid the texture paste heart shape. Then layered them to add height. 

I then coloured some satin ribbon with the IndigoBlu paint as its also a fantastic fabric paint. And stamped the vintage flourish stamp over the top. 

Hope you like my 1st Tando make, looking forward to the next.

Thanks for popping by, toodles for now xxx 

There is still time to enter our monthly challenge!  Just take a look at the 'July link up' page at the top of our Blog for more details.

Monday, 13 July 2015

Exciting News....

Hi folks, I have some very exciting news to share with you all and I can't believe I actually managed to keep my gob shut for this long!!

A little while ago, I was looking for a new challenge, something to spring me from a bit of a downer.... which I thought was near impossible!!!! I saw a DT Call for a fabulous team and thought why not???

I would like to announce I am one of the very proud new DT members on the Tando Creative Team!!!!   Yeeeeeaaaaahhhhhhh!!!! 

I have always been a fan of the wonderful designs Tando offer and I can't wait to get to work and start playing with their amazing products on a regular basis. 

And so far, after meeting and greeting with the rest of the team, and coming across a few familiar faces, I think this will be a great challenge and an amazing experience.

You can check out the Tando Creative Facebook page to have a look at the teams fabulous creations. 

And, you can join in with all the fun entering the weekly challenge or have a toot at the daily posts on the Tando Creative Blog.

Friday, 10 July 2015

IndigoBlu Challenge #29 - Flutterby - Demonstrator Inspiration

Hi folks and welcome to a late post to announce the IndigoBlu Challenge this month. (I have no idea why but my posts are not posing on their own....)So this is going out later than scheduled but better late than never!!!

This months challenge is 'Flutterby' and with a huge choice of gorgeous IndigoBlu butterfly stamps available, this theme is a great one to enter.

Here is my inspiration for this challenge...

I used...

* large butterfly stamp
* Limor Webber ink splat butterfly dinkie stamp
* Limor Webber ink splats stamps
* English Cottage Artist Acrylic Paints
* Mega Flakes & Flitterglu
..... All available from the IndigoBlu Website

You can find all the rules and how to join in on the challenge blog by clicking here

Thanks for popping by, toodles for now. 

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

ECLECTIC ELLAPU - favourite holidays

Hi folks, another month is here and still no sign of steady summer weather..... but this months challenge, 'favourite holidays' over at Eclectic Ellapu kept me busy.

As I started with this challenge I automatically went with my favourite holiday which is of course over summer. It's a time to spend with family, relaxing and enjoying the days passing by. But as I continued, I thought about the theme more. And realised that life is a holiday! Sometimes it's not always the greatest of holidays and yes, sometimes you wouldn't want to return. But, we somehow find the strength and purpose to get up, get on and if we are lucky enough, to look on life as an adventure and to live it as we've dreamt it......

So, for this months project I chose the IndigoBlu A5 Grand Tour III stamp set to play with. It has a gorgeous selection of vintage images and the exact sentiment I was looking for. 

Thanks for popping by, toodles for now.....

ALTERED ECLECTICS - textured canvas

Another month over with.... by eck, it's not half going fast this year is it?
For this months project over at Altered Eclectics I focused on the new IndigoBlu stamps that have recently been released and chose the A5 Giant Poppy stamp set to work with. This stamp is exactly as stated in the title - GIANT!!! It's HUGE!!!!

Here is my textured canvas piece.

I created lots of texture on a square canvas before adding the Giant Poppy stamp to give it more definition and look more realistic.

This has definitely been a talking point at my recent IndigoBlu demonstrations. People have been asking me how I created it. I have tried to explain but its easier to show than talk about. Soooo..... I am currently working on another canvas similar to this and have taken step-by-step photographs which I will post on my blog soon.

Thanks for popping by. Toodles for now.