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Wednesday, 15 August 2018

anything goes week

Hello, Carol with you today to share with you some ATC's, both cards and coins.

ATC (cards) have been around for quite sometime, although not quite as popular as they were, but, as with all things crafty they come back again, and this time, coins too….

Here is a card and my coins:-

this is my atc and the base technique using the bubble stencil  was also used on one of my coins… the base can be found here

Coin number 1 (coin bases can be found here)

The base uses the same technique and the bubbles stencil, three stars from the mini range were also used.

Coin number 2

Three hearts from the mini range and the sequin stencil were used on this coin.

Coin number 3

So, on my last coin, the dot stream stencil was used on the base and then a butterfly from the grab bag was added.

TFL xx

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Anything Goes Travel Journal

I've used the {Kate Crane 7 Piece Planner} as a travel journal.

I used {Decoart White Modelling Paste} through the {Letters Stencil} on the front cover and once dry. I used a selection of acrylic paints to decorate this, 3 of the dividers and the back.


 I also used the {Dotstream Stencil} on every page.

I've used a variety of self made foam stamps and other stamps.

Each page has similar and different elements.

Using this planner means it's easier to write info and add photos later without having to leave space in a book style journal. I've ordered loads - whoops - all in the polaroid style as these will fit perfectly as the pages inside are A5 size.

And, of course, I made a mistake.... drew the heart upside down!

Kaz xxx

Monday, 13 August 2018

Sea life is good - an acrylic pour and faux encaustic tag - Brenda

Welcome everyone

I have used one of the 'long tags' today and on it I did my first acrylic pour - woo hoo. Take a look at how I started off and then brought it together with some Andy Skinner and France Papillon stamps.

I used DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics .......

..... and mixed them with the DecoArt Pouring Medium. I had watched Andy demonstrate these at Stitches back in February and recently on Hochanda and there are lots more informative videos on YouTube - I have put some links on my blog.

This was the result - not bad eh? You can see why I went for the 'sea' theme, the colours are perfect.

I stamped and masked on the bottom of the tag ......

... to create this design and then mixed some media acrylics with a little tinting base and carefully dabbed some onto the fossil shells.

I found a painty piece of card, stamped the octopus and highlighted it with a white paint pen and then gave it a dirty wash of paynes grey media acrylic.

I inked the edges of the octopus with ground espresso distress ink and gave the tag a layer of clear modeling paste using a palette knife. I encapsulated the octopus and added some small glass cabochons.

 I finished by carving the word sea using a pencil and went over it with black posca pen and also added some remnant rubs, a painted vintage brad and some bakers twine.

I'm really pleased with the look and although I debated with myself to add another coat of clear modeling paste I decided against it.

If you pop over to my blog, you'll see a couple of extra photos and also a giveaway of some stamps - take a guess at which ones?????

Thanks for stopping by.

hugs Brenda xxx

Saturday, 11 August 2018

Wings Week by Fiona Randall

Morning Everyone. Fiona here with my make for this weeks theme Wings. I have used a tag from the Tando Tags Mega Bundle  and a small dinky heart from the Hearts mega pack for my project along with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics, Andy Skinner Stamps and Stampendous Embossing Powder.
I started by giving the tag a coat of DecoArt media Tinting base. Next I added DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic in Paynes grey to a Mini Mister bottle filled with water and sprayed onto the tag base and dried with a heat tool. More layers of spray were added to build up the colour and add depth. Next I stamped one of the church windows from Andy Skinners Gothic Grunge stamp set from Illusionary Artists with Watering Can Archival Ink to the centre of the tag base. At the base of the tag base the word Faith was stamped using Andy Skinners Unexplained stamp set also with Watering Can Archival Ink.
Next I stamped the wings from my stash with Watering Can Archival ink onto a piece of silver Grey Cardstock and fussy cut the wings. A small off cut of Grey Board was glued to the back of the wings and attached to the tag base to give height and depth. I then embossed the dinky Heart from the Hearts Mega Pack with Stampendous Embossing Enamel in Chunky Silver and attached to the centre of the wings. Finally I inked the edges of the Tag with Watering Can Archival ink to finish. Here is a close up of the detail.
I hope I have inspired you to create with wings this week.
Thank You for stopping by Fiona xx





Friday, 10 August 2018

Wings By Dee

Hi everyone Dee here with my make for this weeks theme wings. I would have used Tando wings unfortunately I didn't have any in my stash so I used Artyco small angels wings (Tando stock these). 
I used beeswax & my melting pot for the main tag.
I also added some triple embossing to give it an added focus stamps used for the triple embossing are paper Artsy stamp set the stamp in the background is a visible image splatter stamp.
Oil pastels were used on the wax that I had scratched and round the edges of the tag to colour them.
At the centre is another Artyco clay coin this is placed onto a circle from the grab bag. I hope you have all enjoyed my post thank you for taking the time to visit.

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Wings - Artful Flight ATC's


This week on the Tando Creative blog the theme is wings.  I have realised over time that much of what I create seems to incorporate wings in one form or another and today I am sharing two ATC's that I created using the steampunk wings and cogs...

I started with the greyboard ATC blanks by Tando and used sand texture paste through the mini cog stencil.  I wanted half of the winged cogs on each ATC and as the greyboard is more pliable than other substrates I was able to cut the pieces I needed in half with scissors.  These were then glued to the ATC's and some layered up.  After this both of the boards were both coated with tinting base...

Next I mixed some crackle paint with green gold and cobalt teal hue acrylics and painted the whole of both pieces again.  Once dry I used layers of blue acrylic paint in washes (cobalt teal, cobalt blue and phathlo turquoise) drying in between layers and then finishing with some quinacridone gold.  To help the edges of the cogs and ATC stand out I dry brushed some metallic gold paint across them then used some sepia archival ink which I applied using a sponge...

To finish I added metallic gold splatters and a couple of word stickers.

To create my project I used:

* Greyboard ATC's
Steampunk Wings and Cogs
* Tando Mini's - Cogs
* Mini Cogs Stencil
* Decoart Mediums
* Decoart Fluid Acrylics

There will be more winged inspiration throughout the week which I can't wait to see!

Thank you for looking and happy crafting,

Jane xx

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Colour theme - August

Hi!  Its Karen here again with my latest *twinchie* using the monthly colour themes.  It's hard to believe that its the 8th one of 12 already!!!!!

and the colour palette....

For this one I dabbed all the colours but the blue onto the substrate and used blue on the *corner flourishes* .  Some *crackle glaze* gives a bit more interest!

Thank you for looking xxx