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Monday, 25 July 2016

Butterflies!

Hellooooo!  If you love butterflies then this week is just for you!  We are celebrating them all this week!  I have chosen to decorate and teensy 2x2inch wooden box that I found in my stash.



I lightly painted it with *DecoArt Cobalt Teal Hue* so that the wood grain still showed through.  Then I took the lovely new *Mini Mask Leaves * and stencilled white acrylic through it on the sides of the box.  While that was drying I painted the little *butterflies* from the mini range first in white, then dry brushed with the teal.  I added some wire and beads as shown.


I then painted a piece of burlap white (although it still looks cream in the photo) and glued it underneath the butterflies on the top of the box.

Do pop back for some more fluttery inspiration and thank you for popping by today, HUGS Karen x

Friday, 22 July 2016

BLOG HOP!!!!!!!

Hello everyone and welcome to this fantastic BLOG HOP ;-D





We are delighted to be joining the fabulous STAMPENDOUS in a blog hop today. 
 You can find a really good selection of Stampendous products in the Tando shop:

 To find other UK stockists of their products take a look at Woodware here and for Europe take a look at  Pink Your Life.  If you follow the trail and leave a comment on every post you are entered for a prize draw!  There are THREE PRIZE PACKAGES!!!  Look what you can win from Tando :D


There are some amazing entries for you to browse through so grab yourself a cuppa and enjoy :-D

Here is the list of participants.  You go to the Stampendous Blog first.  If you get lost just pop back to this post for directions .  Don't forget to leave a comment as you go!


ENJOY!!!!!!!

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Fun with Stampendous!


Day Four of our fabulous week long blog hop with

For product availability you will find many Stampendous items available on the Tando website as follows:
Frantage Kits
Spoonful of Kits
Stamp n Bond
Embossing Powder Techniques Book

If you can't find what you're looking for there then do go to Woodware for stockists.
If you are in Europe you can also go to Pink Your Life.

You have arrived here from Lea Fritts,
and from here you can go back to the beginning at Stampendous.
There is a complete list of the blogs for the hop today at the end of this post in case you get lost. :)



Hi Tando fans! Dana here today. We've teamed up with Stampendous this week to bring you a double dose of inspiration and an exciting blog hop. I created this mini arch with one of the inner cut arches from the Triple Arch Layered Frame and some Fran-tage Color Fragments. I love to use the inner cut pieces from Tando designs for additional projects. This layered frame comes with 9 inner cut arches, so one can create a fun set of mini arches in addition to the layered frame!

I used Powder Blue and Sage Fran-tage Color Fragments with clear glue to add a layer of color and texture to my arch. Once I had a solid base of color, I added a piece of Grass Flexistrip, which I painted with green acrylic paint, and a butterfly. I then sealed the arch with a layer of glaze and let it dry overnight.

I added a piece of gold leaf ribbon and an inked sticker sentiment the next day. I finished this piece by coloring the edge of the arch with a gold paint pen.

You can find the products that I used for this piece in the Tando Creative Retail Store! Be sure so visit the blog all week long for more inspiring projects with Stampendous products!

Full links for the hop today:


Wednesday, 20 July 2016

More Stampendous and Tando Projects



Day Three of our fabulous week long blog hop with

For product availability you will find many Stampendous items available on the Tando website as follows:
Frantage Kits
Spoonful of Kits
Stamp n Bond
Embossing Powder Techniques Book

If you can't find what you're looking for there then do go to Woodware for stockists.
If you are in Europe you can also go to Pink Your Life

You have arrived here from Tenia Nelson
and from here you can go back to the beginning at Stampendous
There is a complete list of the todays hop at the end of this post in case you get lost :)


We have two projects for you again today using Stampendous products with Tando;
 the first is from Lisa:

First, I took the mixed media tags from Tando, but why use one when you can use two?.... 
I started by adding some background layers to the tags, using torn cardboard and bits of ribbon and lace. 

On tag (a) I took a selection of sizes from the Tando grab bag of stars and used the Tando mini mask - giraffe to add some pattern and texture using homemade texture paste.
I then added some small straight bunting.

I did the same on tag (b) using the distressed diamonds mini mask and the circles grab bag then added one of the zips from the 2 set of zips pack. 


When everything was in place I added some colour using DecoArt Media Acrylic Paints. When the paint was dry, I dry brushed white acrylic paint over the top. 

On to the stamping.... on both tags, I used the Stampendous 'fashion dame' stamp set designed by Nathalie Kalbach. 
I used some subtle patterned paper to stamp the skirt and jacket then stamped the figure on to white card. After fussy cutting the figure, I put a wash of brown paint over the top to make it more subtle and blend in. I then fussy cut the skirt and jacket and added them to the figure. 

I made some picture frames from clear Ultra Thick Embossing Powder and a mould. I stamped the figure again on to white card and cut out the face of the figure to fit in to each frame. I again colour washed the frame image. 

I then took a selection of buttons and covered them with clear embossing ink. I covered them with Stampendous Shabby Green Embossing Enamel and heat embossed. I absolutely adore this stuff!!! It's just amazing! The result is stunning!!! 

To finish, I coloured some organza ribbon with the same green coloured DecoArt paint and tied it in a bow on both the tags. I then lightly heated the ribbon with the heat gun which makes it crinkly.







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Kaz here with my {Stampendous} Project

I've made a card, again using products that will soon be available as a card kit:




I've used {Mini Splatters Stencil} onto the card blank and then went around the edges of the splats with a coloured pencil.

I've  cut the {Mini Music} to size and sprayed with black ink spray. Once dry, I've carefully used an embossing pen onto the notes and treble clef only, then sprinkled Sky Blue Embossing Powder from the Stampendous {Teal Frantage Jewel Kit}. This is lovely and sparkly!

I finished off with a stamped greeting and some doodles.

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Anything goes with Stampendous products and Tando


Day Two of our fabulous week long blog hop with

For product availability you will find many Stampendous items available on the Tando website as follows:
Frantage Kits
Spoonful of Kits
Stamp n Bond
Embossing Powder Techniques Book

If you can't find what you're looking for there then do go to Woodware for stockists.
If you are in Europe you can also go to Pink Your Life




Hello my dear friends!
Irit is here and this is project for Anything goes week- made with my new delicious Stampendous products that I got for our Friday blog hop.
So as this is a Summer time I decided to make a summer project and made this double arch with Tando and Stampendous products all together.
All Stampendous Mixed Media products that I used to make my project can be found on Tando site!
I used Tando arches the frame as a background and added the inside piece over it.
Both background and outer piece were stencilled with Stampendous stencil that is a part of KAFEE KLATCH stamp set and DecoArt White Modelling paste.  Then I heat embossed the wet paste with Spoon full of Midnight and Spoon full of Snow powders.On the background I also stamped with  KAFEE KLATCH  stamp set and heat embossed it with Golden Sand Embossing powder from Frantage Encrusted Jewel Kit Bronze.The outer frame was also stamped with Fiesta  stamp set and teal ink.
The outer frame was heat embossed with Spoonful of Midnight powder.
Both parts were painted with DecoArt Media Line paints inside and then arranged one over another.
Tando Moroccan Grid chipboard piece was painted with DecoArt Turquoise paint and added over the arches as shown.
As the next step I stamped the flower and the leaves from Fiesta stamp set,heat embossed them with black powder and painted with a mix of paints. Some glaze was added over together with Spoonful of Snow powder.




Remeber to come back to our Blog Hop with Stampendous on Friday! 

Monday, 18 July 2016

Anything goes with Tando creative & Stampendous.



Day One of our fabulous week long blog hop with

For product availability you will find many Stampendous items available on the Tando website as follows:
Frantage Kits
Spoonful of Kits
Stamp n Bond
Embossing Powder Techniques Book

If you can't find what you're looking for there then do go to Woodware for stockists.
If you are in Europe you can also go to Pink Your Life

You have arrived here from Alison Heikilla
and from here you can go back to the beginning at Stampendous
There is a complete list of the todays hop at the end of this post in case you get lost :)

Hi everyone Dee here today with my first post for the
 Tando/Stampendous week. 

I started with 3x Tando mixed media boards as they are amazing.
Lovely Laura Weed sent me these lovely stamps in one of my amazing
 packages that I have received from them.
 For those of you that are familiar with my art would recognise that these would 
appeal to me. The amazing spider stencil I think is my absolute favourite 
he is just so perfect.
I painted my media boards with Deco art chalky finish paint as these can
be sanded back to give a fabulous surface for stamping onto. 
Next I used black staz-on ink to stamp the images onto
the media boards.
White crackle paste was put through the Dreamweaver Spider &
 Bat stencil also used Snowflake cascade on the back. 
Once dry and cracked, I used black antiquing cream to highlight
the texture.
This stamp is brilliant it reminds me of films I have watched
set in New Orleans can't remember the name of it though.
A back view all attached with brass hinges & little bit of gold 
embossing.

Products used
  1. Tando products used:- 3 x Mixed Media Boards 74mm x 138mm, Deco art :- Media Antiquing: Carbon Black, Fluid Acrylics: Transluscent White.
  2. Deco art Chalky finish paint I mixed 1 x Delicate with 1x Newlife & 3 x primitive with 1 x treasure and Delicate.
  3. Stampendous Stamps used:- Ravens skull, Raven background, Skeleton Lady, Industrial Andy Skinner & Filigree. Dreamweaver Stencils:- Spider, Bats & snowflake cascade for the line of dots on the back. Gold embossing powder.
Well that's it from me for today i will be back through the week on both here and the Stampendous blogs so don't forget to pop beck and on Friday join in the blog hop for a chance to win some lovely goodies. 
Cheers Dee x

Hi Gez here, delighted to be sharing a creation with you today using the [Straight edged arch]




I created a background by collaging random pieces of paper on to the chipboard arch adding thin layers of acrylic paint after stamping and embossing the arch with the gorgeous [Cityscape] stamp designed by mixed media artist Nathalie Kalbach.

This stamp will be available from [Tando Creative] in the UK[Stampendous]
 have a fullist of stockists around the world on their website. 


To create the stars I used the [Hippy Chick Mask] by Andy Skinner

A Skinner Stencil/Mask - Hippy Chick

by first applying a thick layer of texture paste then a layer of  [Frantage Jewel Kit: Silver]



 Oh my goodness, how yummy!


The stars were then outlined with a black watercolour pencil to add depth. I hope you like my project. Thank you for looking and leaving a comment if you get the chance. 


Sunday, 17 July 2016

Accordion Book


Hi Gez here, delighted to be sharing a project with you today using packaging.

Oh my goodness, this was sooooooo much ! 

I used the black backing card that comes with Andy Skinner's [Burning Rubber Mask]

 
I folded the card and made an accordian book.

 Then I decorated the cover by first painting a background with acrylic paints and then painting a bird and branch from the [Mini pack of Birds and Branches]

 Mini pack of Birds and Branches

One coat of acrylic paint and NO Gesso required!


  SO CUTE! ♥♥
 
  (click to enlarge..)

 Surprising what you can do with a piece of packaging!

Thank you for calling and leaving a comment if you get the chance.

Wishing you a lovely Sunday ♥

Be sure to call back tomorrow for the start of a very exciting week.. Details and more [HERE]