Monday, 29 March 2010

Catchin' a wave

If you're a visitor to the Tando Creative blog then you may already know this but if not then I have news to share! Carol and I have been test driving Di's new white-coated board shapes for the last few weeks and as we neared the end of our experiments, Di invited us both to join the very talented ladies on the Design Team! As most of you know, I love to stamp so I'm very excited to be taking up this new role as the board has been lovely to combine with my stamping habit!

To celebrate, I had another play with the wavy inchie shape over the weekend and did a bit of CD "upcycling" to make this little brooch.

Your Tonic Studio scissors are handy for this kind of project as they cut through a CD with no problem! I cut a little strip and stuck it to an inchie that was first slathered in Ferro. I pressed a moistened stamp into the top part for some pattern and textural interest and then sponged over with some Precious Metal paints once dry.

ETA - Janice asked about the "tooth marks" on the CD strip. They're just the micro serrations of the Tonic blades. I thought it looked attractive so didn't try doing anything to smooth them out.

The whole lot was stuck to another piece of CD, using the edge of the circle to make a gentle curve at the base of the brooch. I coloured the resulting spaces with some more Precious Metal. A couple of flat back gems (courtesy of my Secret Santa - thanks Caroline!) and some tiny nail art gems finish it off.

Beautiful (The Rummage Bin line)

Wavy Inchie (Tando Creative - find Tando stockists by looking here)

Ferro by Viva Decor (Graphite)
Precious Metal paint by Viva Decor (Blue Azure, Lilac, Mother of Pearl)
Freebie CD
Flat back gems
Nail art gems
E6000 adhesive
Brooch pin

You can visit Tando Creative and the other girls on the Design Team through the links in the blog roll over on the right if you'd like to.

Thanks for stopping by!


Ang C said...

This is gorgeous - never thought to use just pieces of a CD

Congratulations on becoming a DT member

Janice said...

Wow incredible.

Kathy said...

This is lovely - I love the colour of that paint. There's nothing beats a shimmery, metallic turquoise like this!

Hels Sheridan said...

Gorgeous...loving those textures you have made x

Karen said...

WOW I love the texture and colours of this piece! Thank you for saying about how you cut the cd too XXX

Sue said...

Super colours and textures on this. Clever use of an old Cd.
Sue x

Sid said...

Love your fab brooch. The shapes and textures are super !

Heavenly Anarchist said...

Am loving your white board projects. This looks fabulous.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic piece Joanne! Great texture & colours! x

Heavens2Betsy said...

Hi, Just found your blog and am in awe of all your wonderful creations! I will be a regular visitor now that I know you are here.

Hazel said...

Wow - a wonderfully crafted creation x

Caroline said...

Gorgeous Joanne - glad to see you are making good use of the Secret Santa bits too!

Lorraine said...

clever and I like the colours

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is great!

Lucy x