Sunday, 7 October 2012

Cherish Today - Tando hop

Welcome to the Tando Creative hop - we're finishing up our week's celebration of Tando's third birthday with a blog hop that explores Tando's history! If you didn't start at Tando Creative you might want to do that so that you can follow along and be in with the chance of a prize if you leave comments as you go.

The wavy arch I've used as the base of my project was one of Tando's earlier releases - February 2010. It's a nice arch shape and the wavy base makes it just that bit different. Since I had the VerDay paints out for yesterday's jewellery project I decided to do the arch while I was at it. I painted the arch with Iron paint and then once it had been left to dry, I embossed in a folder that had more of the Iron paint brayered onto it so that I got paint in the recessed bits of the design. I gave it a spritz with the patina solution and then set it aside to rust!

I've also used some of the leaves from the Tando Minis that were added to the range this summer - the grey board gives Copic colouring a nice rustic finish! A stamped sentiment. shrink plastic pocket watch and some flowers finish it off.

Supplies:
Wavy Arch (Tando Creative chipboard)
Leaves (Tando Creative Minis)
Foliage M-Bossabilities folder by Spellbinder
VerDay paint (Iron) and Patina Solution by Ten Seconds Studio 
Sentiment from Wings stamp set (Darkroom Door)
Pocket watch from Clocks Plate 6 (PaperArtsy)
Vintage Sepia Versafine and Vintage Photo Distress inks
Copic markers
Shrink plastic
Roses (Wild Orchid Crafts)
Pearls

Next stop along the hop is the talented Carol - don't forget to leave a comment here if you'd like to be in with a chance of this fantastic birthday blog hop prize!



Thanks for stopping by!



39 comments:

Katherine (sutty) said...

Beautiful, love all the texture and the autumnal colours :)

Carol said...

Loving the effect of those verday paints! Lovely piece x

Janet said...

Your arch really does look rusty,
great affect,never tried a embossing folder with Tando products,must give it a try
Janet x

Gez said...

Beautiful, the texture looks great, fab sentiment too!

Tracey-B said...

What a great arch, I love the colours, texture and effects. More items for my wish list too!

Suzi said...

This is a fabulous creation, love the effect of the VerDay paints and the rustic look you've achieved.
Hugs
Suzi x

Claudia said...

Thats a very wonderful arch!
Claudia

Karen said...

It's just lovely the colours are great.

cbee said...

wow, this is beautiful! love the texture and the romantic look!!

Deborah said...

It's lovely, Joanne. Those verday paints are really versatile.

Kay said...

How gorgeous! I love the colours and the texture.

Diane said...

Iron paint? Patina solution? Rusting? That started life as chipboard?!! My eyes are being opened 'big style' by doing this blog hop. I'm loving it!
I'm a total Tando virgin, so I'm having a brilliant Sunday morning creative journey :-)

Dawn Louise said...

Marvellous. the texture and colours you've created through different technique and products is brilliant. very crafty x

Miriam Prantner said...

So neat, love how this turned out and a wonderful sentiment!

Craftyfield said...

Gorgeous piece, love the iron rust effect and the technique you used.

butterfly said...

Gorgeous ironwork on your beautiful arch - a really lovely piece... thank you for all the inspiration, all week!
Alison x

PiHi said...

This is absolutely beautiful! Love that rusty feeling. Thanks for sharing.

Kaz said...

This is so beautiful Joanne. I love how we've both 'had' to use minis too! x

Net said...

Oh wow that looks just like metal!

Awesome creation from an equally awesome product.

Denise and Louise said...

This is amazing. Love that rusty look - so clever.
Denise xx

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Wow! I LOVE the finish on the arch! Amazing. Thanks for the inspiration! =)

ionabunny said...

This is a lovely layout. Love that little pocket watch peeking out

sassy said...

wonderful creation...off to carops next hugs sassyxxx

Anonymous said...

I love how you lead us to products we might otherwise never chance upon. There's soooooooo much inspiration on your Blog.

Thanks a bunch,
Bahb

LindaS said...

Gorgeus project. I really like he embossing and colors on the arch. Perfect background for your beautiful cluster.

Amber said...

How beuatiful. I really love these arches...I have seen a few projects done with them and they are all so pretty.

Joanna said...

Great project, love the shape and details :)

gardenpinks said...

This is a fantastic piece Joanne, looking forward to owning some of those paints and patinas one day - you and Lottie have inspired me :)
Lynn xx

Ginger said...

lovely effect on the arch with the paints, verday nice indeed, (sorry i could not resist that) walks away hanging her head in shame.

Craftychris said...

Wow this is fabulous! Love the embossing and the rust effect with the paints. The shrink plastic watch is cool and looks really effective too xx

Rosalee said...

This is just so beautiful. Love the sweet little flower/embellishment cluster. TFS
Hugs, Rosalee

jan.safc.73 said...

wow cant believe the arch is made from Tando chip board kit. it looks so life like. xx

Traceyr said...

Great rusting effect Joanne and I thought those leaves were fabric when I first looked. :)

beadz said...

That iron paint looks awesome on your chippie!

Maggie said...

Fab arch love the effects from embossing folder
MaggieH

Susie Bentz said...

This is absolutely stunning! Love everything about it. Thanks for the detailed instructions and the inspiration.

fatmonica said...

I can't believe how like metal this looks.It's fabulous!

Lottie said...

What a fabulous arch and really 'spot one' for this time of year.

What a great selection of stamps too!

tracy said...

thats lovely joanne :)