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Sunday, 15 October 2017

Tando Creative ~ Same but different..

Hi! Good morning!

I am delighted to be taking part in the same but different challenge over at [Tando Creative] all this week the design team have been sharing their creations using the same [Shrine 1] Tando Creative kit.

The shrine comes flat packed but don't worry! Construction is easy giving a finished overall size of approx. 100mm x 70mm x 145mm tall. Laser cut from sturdy thick greyboard. A dream to work with and as the design team have shown there are just so, so many possibilities with this shrine. 

Here are the pieces de-constructed.. 

.. finished shrine..

don't do as I did.. and forget to paint the underside of the pieces !!

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

 Have a great autumn! Gez ♥

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Tando Creative ~ Crackle challenge!

All this week the lovely design team over at [Tando Creative] have been sharing inspiration by incorparating crackle into their designs and today I am delighted to be sharing a journal page with you.

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

 Happy creating, Gez ♥

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Anything Goes ~ Tando Creative

I am delighted to be sharing my birdhouse with you today for Tando's 'Anything Goes' challenge this week.

For full product details [SEE HERE]


Thank you for calling and leaving a comment if you get the chance, your visit means so much.

  Have a lovely day, Gez ♥

Friday, 1 September 2017

Tando Creative ~ Anything Goes..

Happy September everyone!

Where is this year disappearing too.. I don't know!!

I am delighted to be sharing a tag today over at [Tando Creative] blogspot for the create a tag challenge week.. follow the link for full details.. [HERE]

Also, a note for your diary.. Tando Creative will be back on your TV screen on Monday, 4th September at 8am & 12 noon, sharing some favourite products with you and some brand new ones as well.. the Design Team have had so much fun creating for the show.. I hope you can join us ♥ See here.. [TV Schedule ~ Hochanda]

 Happy creating, Gez ♥

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Tando Creative ~ Anythings Goes..

I am delighted to be back in the studio after a summer break with my family and itching to get creative again.

Today, I have a mixed media board from Tando Creative to share with you.

I was just so in the mood to make something wintry (see how I avoided the 'C' word.. hehe..

Playing around today with a gorgeous stamp and sharing this project with the [Roc Nicolas Design Team] fan page over on Facebook. 

I turned my back and the sun came out!

This gorgeous Christmas tree stamp [Roc's Tree] is available from her rubber stamp range available over at [Stampotique Originals]

For full project and products details please pop over to the Tando Creative [HERE]

 Happy creating, Gez ♥

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Mixed Media Boards by Tando Creative

This week the Design Team over at [Tando Creative] have been creating projects with the versatile [Mixed Media Boards]

I have two boards to share with you today as seen on TV!

The background was created using DecoArt [Fluid Acrylics], rubber stamps and the [Clock Mask], these boards are just the right thickness so they don't buckle when heated up or wet!

The second mixed media board was also painted and then more paint was added through the [Tree Mask]

Both mixed media boards were then embellished with laser cut greyboard birds from the following sets.. [Whimsical Birds 1] and [Whimsical Birds 2] 

These were so much fun to make! The mixed media boards come in a set of five and each set of Whimsical birds come in a set of six. So lots to play with!

Here are a few more samples using [Tags] as well as mixed media boards for backgrounds and lots of Whimsical birds!

 Happy creating, Gez ♥

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

As seen on Hochanda TV

All this week the Design Team over at the [Tando Creative Blog] have been sharing creations that have been featured on the craft television channel Hochanda (SKY 663) with Di Oliver. 

There are lots of beautiful projects being shared this week over on the blog!

I was thrilled, delighted and over the mooooon!! To have my [Faery Door] featured!

 Here is a little close-up!

Please pop on over to Tando's gorgeous creative blog [HERE] to see my faery door in full and lots more fabulous inspiration this week and every week!

  Happy creating, Gez ♥ 

Friday, 16 June 2017

Tando Creative ~ Anything Goes

I am delighted to be sharing a creation today over at [Tando Creative]

Watch the birdie!

Thank you for calling and leaving a comment if you get the chance. Full project details can be found over at Tando Creative's blog [HERE!]

 Happy creating, Gez ♥

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Tando Creative ~ Technique week!

I am delighted to be sharing a creation today over at [Tando Creative] for this weeks technique week!

This week sees the design team members creating using Black Modelling Paste. I decided to work on one of the fabulous mixed media boards.

I am celebrating being 50 this week..  Let the good times roll.... !!

 For full project details please see [HERE!]

  Happy creating, Gez ♥

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Tando Creative ~ June Colours

Hi, I am delighted to be sharing a project today over at the [Tando Creative Blog]. I've been playing with the brand new colour theme for June!

 These colours are just soooooo PRETTY! ♥♥♥

I've created a tag ♥

These colours are so much fun to work with.. for full project details please pop on over to Tando's Creative [BLOG] 

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

Happy creating, Gez ♥


Saturday, 20 May 2017

Anything Goes at Tando!

I am delighted to be sharing a post with you today over at Tando Creative's blogspot [HERE!] All week the Design Team have been creating inspiraton for the 'anything' goes theme.. here is mine..

I LOVE the new little houses from Tando ♥♥

Using [DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics] and [Clear Crackle Glaze] make these projects so much fun to create ♥

My completed tag ♥

As seen on TV! 

Did you know Tando Creative will back on your screens on the 24th May at 10am and 5pm GMT over on the Hochanda craft channel. Tando and the Design Team have lots of new products and inspiration to share with you. 

Not to be missed!


Sunday, 7 May 2017

Tando May Colour Theme

I am delighted today to be sharing a post over at [Tando Creative] This month the Design Team are sharing their inspiration using the following colours.. mine turned a little green when I mixed them !!

I created a placque and then layered it on top of a tag! I just love the 3D effect ♥♥

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

Happy creating, Gez ♥


Thursday, 20 April 2017

Be...... Tag ♥

I am delighted to be sharing a tag with you today for the [Roc Nicholas] Design Team.

I am trying to be.. calm.. be.. mindful.. be.. forgiving..

Just.. BE !

I created a tag using Distress Inks for the background and a little water and light stencilling. Then stamped [Scooter Girl] directly onto the tag along with [Heart Vine] and added some sparkly washi tape!

Thank you for calling and leaving a comment if you get the chance. You can see lots more inspirational creations over at [what's up roc] and also over at the Facebook [FAN page]

  Happy creating, Gez ♥

Monday, 20 March 2017

I'm learning to fly!

I've been learning to fly my whole life.. and I'm still learning ♥

Here is my postcard for the [Roc Nicholas Rubber Stamp Design Team]

I created a mixed media background using acrylic paints and paper scraps and even some glitter glue ♥ Then overstamped the background with [Squiggle Arms] 

I then stamped Roc's gorgeous [Bunny] onto painted scrap paper, fussy cut then added it to my postcard along with [Learning to Fly] sentiment.

Thank you for calling today and leaving a comment if you get the chance. Please pop by and say Hi, if you can over at the [Facebook] page to see lots of inspiration and swaps!

 Happy creating, Gez ♥

Monday, 20 February 2017

Beautiful YOU!

Good morning!

I am delighted to be sharing a postcard today for the [Roc Nicolas Design Team] today and in the month of February the month of love.. why not send out a message of self-love to ourselves ♥

For my postcard I started with a layer of white Gesso and built up some layers of acrylic paint using some of the gorgeous DecoArt fluid acrylics available from [Tando Creative] in the UK. 

The background was stamped with Roc's [Scalloped Lace Border] and also a circle from the [Steampunk Border] stamp. 

I stamped Roc's gorgeous lady stamp [Daisyhead] onto smooth cardstock and coloured her using Copic markers

 then spots of [Crackle Glaze] were added to the flower on her hat..

Finished postcard..

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

  Happy creating, Gez ♥

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Love.. is in the air!

Love is most definitely in the air over at Tando's [Creative Blog] as the designers have been sharing their love inspired creations all this week.

Today it's my turn and I am delighted to be sharing this little project with you!

Here is my love conquers all tag ♥

I started with one of the set of 5 [Long Tags] and gave it various coats of DecoArts [Fluid acrylics] 

I left the tag to dry and painted 3 cogs from the [Heart Cogs Mix] then added a coat of [Clear Crackle Glaze] 

Everything dried fairly quickly and I assembled my tag adding some of the gorgeous [Spoonful of RUST] to the finished tag, where I added it to the hearts I sealed it in with a thick coating of clear glue.

Thank you for calling, I hope you like my tag ♥

Happy creating, Gez ♥

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Stampendous week

This week over at [Tando Creative] it is Stampendous week.. all this week the design team have been creating with gorgeous products from Stampendous.

Today I am sharing a journal page using the [Urban - Cityscape] stamp, one of my favourites! And also some of the delicious Frantage glitter.. as the UK hits zero temperatures this week it has inspired my artwork once again!

... if only one smile could warm the world !

The background was created using Deco Arts, [White Gesso][Texture Sand Paste] and [Media Fluid Acrylics]

One of the stars from the [Grab Bag] was also coated in White Gesso and given a coating of different embossing enamels from the silver [Frantage Jewel Kit]

The Urban stamp was embossed with white embossing enamel from the white [Frantage Jewel Kit] and clear embossing powder to create a snowy effect..

Some of the gorgeous large flakes from the Frantage Jewel kit were also added to the page.

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

Keep warm! Happy creating, Gez ♥

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Let It Snow!

Happy New Year! Welcome!

I would firstly like to thank everyone who took the time to call and leave me comments last year. That is so kind of you. Thank You!

I am delighted to be sharing a creation with you today over at [Tando Creative] The Design Team this week have been sharing their inspiration with you by creating tags and also welcoming our newest DT member. I hope you can call by..

Here is my tag for this weeks theme..

This last week has seen us have Thundersnow! And so it inspired my tag!

The background was created using the [Joined Snowflake] mask and Distress Inks.

[Urban - Cityscape] stamp by Stampendous was stamped and embossed directly onto the tag and coloured with watercolour paints, these [Long Tags] will keep their shape with heat, water and whatever medium you use.

Chunky white embossing enamel from the white [Frantage Jewel Kit] was used to pave the street with snow!

Three [Snowflakes] were painted with silver acrylic paint and then given a delicious coating of  glitter from the [Silver] Stampendous Frantage Jewel Kit.

Tando products used:

Thank you for calling and leaving a comment if you get the chance. Stay warm and safe if you are in the Northern hemisphere.

 Happy creating, Gez ♥

Monday, 21 November 2016

Visible Image ~ Tomorrow....

Good morning! Monday again!! I am delighted to be sharing a card with you today created for [Visible Image]

I am really enjoying creating backgrounds with the fabulous range of paints and special mediums from DecoArt teamed together with the fabulous images from Visible Image what more can you ask for !!!

First of all I created a background using Black Gesso and washi tape followed by some random stencilling. I coloured some of the Texture Sand Paste with Pyrrole Red acrylic paint.

I painted over most of the texture paste to help push it into the background. using media fluid acrylic paints.

 Once everything was dried I spritzed the background with DecoArt media Misters..

 Then getting quite lost in the process.. again ! I forgot to take photographs.. I added some clear crackle glaze over the top of the texture sand paste and ink drips to see what would happen.. I LOVE the result..

I just had to show you a glorious close up !

 Gorgeous textures and crackle !

 My finished card..

 Does it get any better !!

I stamped directly onto the background using stamps from the [Tomorrow Doesn't Exist] stamp set.. masked the girl and added some ink splats and glittery swirly doodles !

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

Don't forget you can see lots more Visible Image inspiration here..

[Visible Image Shop] for all your stamps and monoliths ♥

[Visible Image BLOG] for lots of Design Team inspiration ♥

[Show & Tell Monthly Challenge]  for your chance to win a £25 gift certificate ♥

[Visible Image FB page] for up todate news and offers ♥

 [Visible Image FB group] a place together and share our love for all things Visible Image ♥ 

[Visible Image on Twitter]

Happy creating, Gez

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Tando Creative ~ Anything Goes!

Happy Sunday!

I am delighted to be sharing an altered book box with you today over on the Tando Creative blog [HERE!] 

First thing to do was to design a layout of chipboard pieces, this was so much fun! I've included pieces from the [3 clocks in 1] set, a lock from the [Locks and Latches] set, a heart from a [Grab Bag of Hearts], four of the gorgeous arrows from the [Arrows Grab Bag] and pieces of one of the fabulous [Lace effect borders].

I then added some textured stencilling through the [Letters] mask and also the [Sequin Waste Mask] so much fun!

Everything was glued into place and given a generous coating of white [Gesso]

While this was drying I added scrunched up paper to the spine using [Matte Medium]

 I added as much texture as possible!

Once everything was thoroughly dry I set about painting the box with a few chosen colours, [Primary Yellow], [Green Gold], [Cobalt Teal Hue] and [Quinacridone Magenta]

Then...................... getting LOST in the PROCESS !! My photographing ceased !!!!!!

And for a while everything turned pretty ugly !!!!! 

After too-ing and fro-ing with [Titanium White], [Carbon Black] and even a little [Gold Metallic] paint.. I was happy !

A couple of butterflies were added to the finished dry book box for decoration and embellishment from the [Butterfly Grab Bag] they were treated to a delicious coating of Stampendous [Spoonful of GOLD DUST] and [Aged Rose Embossing Enamels] oh my goodness they are so yummy!

Oh !!!! Those textures shine through !!

Love the brush strokes on the spine!

Such a fun project! Thank you for calling and leaving a comment if you get the chance.

 Happy creating, Gez ♥