Thursday, September 25, 2014

Tando Spotlight No. 3

Hello everyone!

Welcome back to Our Creative Corner....Laura here with the final Spotlight of the month!
Tando Creative is our generous sponsor this month and today I will be showing you something I have made with one of their gorgeous chipboard sets....

I chose to use the Heart Cog Pendant

And I decided to make my first ever chunky ATC !

   I made the Chunky ATC from balsa wood and smothered it in texture paste

I smoothed out some areas and patted others with the palette knife to get a rough texture effect

Then when it was dry I painted it with Nougat Fresco paint and when that was dry I blended some Walnut Stain DI all over it.

The Tando heart was covered in text paper and inked with Antique Linen DI and then had Decoart one step crackle applied. This was then inked over with Walnut Stain DI to enhance the crackle effect.

The cogs were painted with Old Gold Fresco Paint then covered with crackle glaze. When this was dry I added a few layers of Decoart Media Antiquing cream in Patina Green and English Red Oxide. When dry I dabbed the excess away with a baby wipe. I then dry brushed a mix of Bora Bora and Guacamole Fresco paint over the top.

     The tiny flowers are die cuts painted with Guacamole Fresco paint and edged with Vintage Photo DI. Decoart one step crackle was applied and a bronze brad was added to the centers

A strip of card was inked with Evergreen Bough and Vintage Photo Distress inks and a chit chat sticker was added. A small brass key was attached to the card.

I added various other embellishments too

 Around the Chunky ATC I added strips of tissue tape, some script stamp and butterfly stamps

I stamped the butterfly onto card, inked with Evergreen Bough and Vintage Photo DI's and then cut it out. I stuck the butterfly onto one of the cogs.

Hope you like it!

      If you like Tando items then why not enter our current challenge - one lucky entrant will receive some Tando goodies!

And of course you could always be the winner of the challenge and be invited to be our Top Talent. You could be basking in the spotlight right here at Our Creative Corner!

    All you have to do is enter the Autumnal Inspiration Challenge hosted by Claudia - there are still a few more days left - come and dive right in!

 I will be back here on the 1st October with a brand new challenge for you! Don't forget to come and find out what it is!

Happy Crafting!

Laura x



  1. Wow Laura! This is brilliant! Love all those lovely crackled embellishments and the fab texture! Chrisx

  2. Love it? It's utterly adorable, Laura!

    A fab, fab chunky this is! LOVE all the texture, the crackle and your choice of colour! So beautiful!

    Claudia x

  3. Stunning Laura, with amazing colour and crackle effects!

  4. What an absolute beauty Laura! I love those crackled cogs and the textures you've created are stunning!
    Hugs, Julia xx

  5. very cool, love the texture and crackle those cogs are terrific, look so real with your color technique!

  6. I LOVE this, Laura!! The Tando Heart Cog is awesome and I love all of the crackly goodness you've layered over everything :) This is a fabulous chunky ATC :) XOXO-Shari

  7. Amazing ATC Laura!! The colours and cracking are fabulous. Coco x

  8. This is really GREAT Laura... love it... never done a chunky one and think I might have to try it... done millions of the flat ones... I really LOVE the crackle... need to practice that,... yours is GREAT ... thanks for sharing this... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

  9. Gorgeous! I love all those techniques you have used!

  10. Outstanding! Love all the texture and crackle goodness. Off to pin.


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