Thursday, April 3, 2014

Tando Sponsor Spotlight

Welcome to the first of three Spotlights here at Our Creative Corner this month -

                    We are so happy that Tando Creative are our sponsors this month.

 They are very kindly donating a prize for a winner that will be selected from the entries by

   I was thrilled to get to play with several Tando items - I love Tando! Their products are so gorgeous and are perfect for any project - there really is something for everyone. 

 I chose a Paperartsy substrate as a base and covered it with Chocolate Pudding Fresco paint then a coat of crackle glaze followed by some Honey Dew Fresco paint.  When this was dry I dry brushed some Sage Fresco paint around the edges and sanded away some paint to reveal the dark brown paint underneath.

I applied some texture paste through the stencil onto card and once it was dry I covered with Stone Fresco paint. I then dry brushed a mix of Mocha Mousse and Chocolate Pudding Fresco paint to add some shading around the face. A tiny bit of Hey Pesto Fresco paint was added around the eyes to add a hint of colour.

I then decorated the clock by covering with French Roast paint and dabbing Sage and Old Gold Fresco Paint randomly with a sponge. I love the tarnished effect this gives.

 One of the corner stencils was used with texture paste on card, and when dry was cut out and covered in French Roast Fresco paint. Then I brushed with White Fire Treasure Gold to highlight the texture.

The leaves were covered with Sage Fresco paint then they were gently sponged with a dab or two of Toad Hall Fresco paint. The edges of the leaves were then dabbed with embossing ink before being sprinkled with Aged Gold Frantage and this was melted.


Die cut flowers were painted with Antique Linen DP and Old Gold Fresco Paint and secured with tarnished brass effect brads. Some curled rusty wire completed the collection of embellishments.

     This was so much fun to make! I really hope you have enjoyed this  Sponsor Spotlight - there will be two more Sponsor Spotlights this month featuring Tando Creative products and they will be hosted by Claudia and sure to come and visit their beautiful creations!

   Don't forget about Alison's 'With a song in your heart' challenge could picked as one of our Top 3 or you could be our 'Top Talent' and be able to show your work to everyone here at the OCC....and don't forget - one of our lucky entrants will be picked by and receive a wonderful prize kindly donated by Tando Creative!

        So what are you waiting for?.....Share a song with us and join in the fun


  1. LOVE your project for the first Tando Creative spotlight, Laura!

    It 's the smallest details you pay a lot of thought and attention with that make your artwork always soooo beautiful and give it a lot of depth!

    Claudia x

  2. Wow Laura, this is totally amazing! Such an incredibly creative way to use those Tando goodies, stunning! I love every sing corner of this piece, so cleverly put together!!

  3. So fabulous!!!! Love that framed face!!!!!

  4. She's so haunting, framed by that gorgeous gilded clock, and the leaf flourish looks lovely.
    Alison x

  5. Oh, this is really gorgeous, love it!!! Fab project with Tando products, thanks for the inspiration! :)

  6. A fab project Laura......great image and I love the clock too


    Annie x

  7. Wonderful project so much to look at, the details are fabulous I Love it!


  8. Awesome project! There is so much to look at- I would love yo make this and hang it on my wall!


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