Monday 8 August 2011

Go wild with Tando Creative!

The challenge for August on the Tando Creative Challenge blog is to Go Wild! With a prize up for grabs, why not let your own creative juices run wild and play along with us? The theme is totally open to your interpretation and you don't have to use Tando products on your entry (although if you do you'll get a double chance in the prize draw).

Kaz, Karen and Angela have already shared some fab samples with us and this week Carol and I are going wild too. You can see Carol's project as well as this one of mine here.

I haven't quite decided what this is destined to be! I might make it into a mini book cover and then again I might just give it a little stand and have it on a shelf.

I started with a sheet of the Tando greyboard which is really sturdy. I gave it a spritz with water to help the embossing along a bit and ran it through my die cutter in a Texture Fade folder. I used acrylic paints to give it the appearance of baked earth - the plains of the Serengeti, perhaps! Dark brown was rubbed all over the sheet, making sure to get well down into the embossing and once that was dry I used a sand colour over the top, keeping it just on the higher spots.

The leopard and map of Africa are stamped onto plain white cardstock, cut out and stuck over the base. The leopard's head is raised along the top edge on foam pads for some dimension.

Leopard profile (CHF, retired)
Map from Safari Set 1 (Tanda Stamps)

Tando Creative greyboard sheet
White cardstock

Adirdonack by Ranger (Espresso)
Distress ink by Ranger (Vintage Photo and Black Soot)

Copic Markers
Tim Holtz Texture Fade - Cracked
Acrylic paints

Thanks for stopping by! You can check out all the details of how to play along in this month's challenge here - we'd love to have you play along!


Paula Whittaker said...

great little project Joanne

Effie said...

What a fabulous effect.. that's a very versatile embossing folder, think I'll have to go shopping!

Sue said...

I love the embossing and your tiger really seems to stand out from the piece.
Sue x

Sue said...

What's wrong with me this morning - of course I knew it wasn't a tiger! Doh. x

Kathy said...

This is a wonderful piece, Joanne - the textures and colours are absolutely perfect

Karen said...

Oh this has whisked me away to the Serentegi! I adore cheetahs and I adore this piece xxx

Alison said...

Beautiful! Love the embossed background! x

Carol Plume said...

what a gorgeous leopard - he looks so realistic there...just ready to turn round and roar............ do they roar? anyway you know what I mean!! lol

Great piece..xx

Rachelxx said...

Love the total feel of the piece :-)

Caroline said...

Gorgeous Joanne, love the textures...x

Kaz said...

This is brilliant JOanne xx

Scrapbooking Ideas said...

Brilliant! Raawwrrrrr!! the texture and the color combo is just perfect! Definitely wild and fierce!

Willy said...

Wonderful piece! Love the leopard.