Saturday, 30 January 2010

Hugs and kisses!

The lovely and very talented Di is running a competition over on Tando Creative at the moment. The prize is something a little bit special as it's completely unique and brings together the work of 11 papercrafters. Di invited us to decorate a piece each for a "Hugs & Kisses" game board. It's a larger version of the board available from Tando and having settled on a brown and cream colour scheme, we each decorated either a hug (heart) or a kiss (X) without seeing each other's work.

Everything is now finished and all together so I can show you my piece. I must confess to finding the shape a bit of a challenge but once I got going it came together fine!

I gessoed my piece and then sponged Antique Linen Distress ink over it before stamping a script stamp in Latte and the little key in Espresso. I did the same on the back of the piece, too.

The little tab is stamped with the sentiment and sponged a little. I tinted an acrylic nail teeny-tiny gem with a Copic so it matched the peach tone of the rose better and finished off with a key charm and a bit of gold acrylic paint around the cut edge of the piece.

Stamps (Cornish Heritage Farms):
Key Elements (All Things Considered line)
Key Expressions (Mona Lisa Moments line)

Tando chipbaord game piece
Simply smooth vanilla (CHF)

Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Antique Linen)
Adirondack dye ink by Ranger (Espresso, Latte)

Paper rose
Key charm
Linen thread
Acrylic nail art gem
Gold acrylic paint

If you'd like to see the finished board and all the pieces and find out how you could be in with a chance to win it for yourself, check out the details here on the Tando blog. You'll find details of Tando stockists too if you follow the "shop" link from the blog and then click on the "stockists" link under the "Articles" heading on the left.

Thanks for stopping by today, hope your weekend is filled with hugs and kisses!


Kaz said...

That's fab Joanne, but it must have been fiddly putting that teeny tiny gem on! xx

Janice said...

So much detail in your piece. I hadn't noticed the script stamp but can see it now it has been pointed out. The key is fab, really finishes it off.

Hazel said...

Fab-u-lous!! x

Lisa Silver said...

Beautiful job, Joanne! You're piece is stunning! I had to check out the full board and was so impressed. You would have thought everyone worked in the same studio together to create their piece. They all look amazing together!


Hearts Turned said...

I love this, Joanne! Very creative! Hope you're doing well--haven't talked to you for so long!

Karen said...

This is a really lovely piece Joanne! XXX

Effie said...

looks like a really great project!

Sharon said...

Joanne your piece is fantastic! I love the tiny gem on the tag - a great touch. Great choice of stamps.

Traceyr said...

Great work Joanne. Love the little key touch and that rose is gorgeous. I found the shape tricky too.


CLARE said...

i love the key theme you have gone for. All the peices match so well, it will make a wonderful prize whoever wins it

Sue said...

That's beautiful as is the finished board. It's amazing how all the pieces go together so well given that you did not work together.
Sue x

Di said...

Thank you so much for taking part in putting together the Hugs and Kisses board.

The photograph doesn't do any of it justice, it is amazing in real life.

I love the tiny key you have used on your piece Joanne and I'm glad I managed to present a challenge to you with the piece shape *wink* You certainly came up trumps xx

Melisa Waldorf said...

I LOVE this!

Lori Washburn said...

so cool Joanne~ love the muted keys in the bkg. I love what you do with nail gems. :)

Hels Sheridan said...

totally gorgeous x

Kathy said...

This is totally stunning Joanne, a really beautiful piece of work

Anonymous said...

Love this its superb and that key touch is just perfect
hugs June xxxx