Friday, 25 September 2009

Y is for Yo-Yo

This week we have got to Y in Linda's alphabet challenge. With hindsight I probably could have done Y for yellow, but as these atc's are going to end up on the wall in a little boy's room I thought yo-yo might be more appropriate.

The yo-yo stamp was a custom stamp by Tanda, I stamped 3 yo-yos using the masking technique and then coloured them with copic markers. The Y was coloured in pale blue colourbox chalk ink and then I used the Tanda polka dot stamp in wisteria colourbox chalk ink. I distressed the edges of the Y with the wisteria ink and then triple embossed it.


Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Tanda Teaser 117 - "Text It!"

Another week has gone by and it's my turn to set the Tanda Teaser this I've gone for something a bit daughter is really into texting her mates and book text seems to be pretty big in card making the Tanda teaser this week is "Text It!" I saw a really great tutorial over on splitcoasters ,over here,

This gave me the inspiration for my card....

For my card I stamped the text stamp from Tanda Valentine set 1 repeatedly in black stazon on text and graphics card from Staples (I still cannot bring myself to rip up actual books!). This was then covered with a couple of layers of gesso and allowed to dry. Once dry I stamped Jane Daffern's romance stamp in versamark and heat embossed with clear ep. I swiped yellow and lilac colour box chalk inks over the image and then removed the clear ep using copier paper and a hot iron. I cut the image out and matted it, using tiny lilac heart shaped brads, with gold card and a layer of acetate over the top..the acetate gives the card a professional finish and works really well with this technique. The finished card is an anniversary card for DH....It's our anniversary on I hope he's not reading my blog!!!

Whilst, to keep things simple, the challenge is to use text (not just a sentiment) on your card...I hope you try out this technique as it is really fun to do!

Have fun!

Friday, 18 September 2009

X is for Xmas!

Linda's alphabet challenge has now reached X....and I'm afraid that the only X that I could think of using my existing stamps was Xmas! So I coloured my chipboard X with green colour box chalk ink and triple embossed it. The background stamp is from the After the Gifts set of stamps by rubbadubbadoo. You cannot really see it in the picture, but it has given the atc a distressed look. The foliage stamps around the edge were from a Tapestry set (stamped with VersaColor ink pads) and the tag was cut using a spellbinders die and coloured with a copic marker.

Just two more letters to go...


Tuesday, 15 September 2009

In the Wild

This week is Wendy's turn to set the teaser and she has decided to set a "Wild" one....well I've been really, really busy with samples for some new stamps that Tanda will be launching soon, and some projects for Katy Fox, at Craft Stamper, so my card for this week's Teaser had to be a really quick one...

I can't believe how quick this was...just one impression with the Zebra stamp from the Judikin's cube, matted on a black mat (embossed in a cuttlebug folder), matted on white card (stamped with Stripes from Tanda background set 2 in black archival ink) set on a black 14cm x 14cm card and finished off with a black ribbon....simple or what!

I hope you all find time to join in with the teaser!


Sunday, 13 September 2009

Ooops, almost missed W is for Web!

Wow Linda that two weeks went quick! My atc is W for Web, The web is a Tanda stamp, I cannot remember where the spider came from. The card is coloured with copics and the W was coloured using colourbox chalk inks before being stamped in black stazon and then triple embossed.

Got to dash...I'm making samples for Andrew at Tanda this weekend.....he has some more stamps coming out soon so watch this space....can't wait to show you what I've been upto!


Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Monochrome Madness!

Hi there....sorry things have been a bit quiet around here lately...just a bit busy with family stuff..etc...etc...

Anyway enough of the excuses! This week it is my turn to set the Tanda Teaser and this week I've decided to do monochrome....not a good time for me...another sympathy card I'm afraid..but I'm hoping that Tanda followers can produce some monochrome stuff in colours other than black and white to cheer me up!

Looking forward to your take on the Teaser!

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Tanda Teaser - Holiday Fun!

Hi there, it's Wendy's turn to set the Tanda Teaser this week over on the Tanda Blog and this week she has chosen the theme "Holiday Fun". For those of us with children of school age this week sees the end of the summer holidays, but I guess some of you, without school age kids, will be jetting off to warmer/drier climes and making the most of lower fares! May I wish you Bon Voyage!

My card this week uses a stamp from Tanda advert plate 3 and the wish you were here stamp from Tanda Postage set 1. The main image was stamped in Black archival ink and then water coloured using the works pearlised paints. The background was made using the nautilus stamp by Clarity stamped repeatedly in weathered wood. These have then been water coloured with a little pearlised paint and then hi lighted with stickles. The shells were found on the beach a couple of years ago.

I hope that you will find time to join us over on the Tanda Blog and forum, and that you enjoy this challenge!