Monday, 1 October 2012

YES YOU HAVE ARRIVED SAFELY AT THE NEXT TANDO HOP POST ...

You may have arrived here at the CRAFTY INDIVIDUALS blog as part of your normal routine, or you may have got here via the Tando Creative retailer Blog Hop from http://thecraftbarnblog.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/tando-creative-blog-hop.html.  If you are on the Blog Hop to check out the lovely Tando themed projects that are going on as part of the Tando Birthday Bash, your next port of call will be http://craftbarjan.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/tando-birthday-blog-hop_1.html, where you will find your next link.  If you leave nice comments at each of the TEN participating blogs along the way, you stand a chance of winning giveaways!!! The hop will continue to run over the next week.

If you would like to leave comments at all of the blogs on the Hop to be in with a chance of winning some lovely crafty stuff, and you lose your way, you will find all of the Blog links at: http://www.tando-creative.blogspot.co.uk/.

For my Tando related product I just had to use our new spooky themed ELEMENTS PLATES - CI-360 and CI-361, along with the fantastically gothic TANDO TRIPLE ARCH FRAME.  To begin with I used gold acrylic, then crackle medium, and finally shades of blue acrylic, on the back and the frame layers to give a cool crackly effect:



I then used papers from an old book, sprayed with dye inks, and stencilled one of our new masks - Beautiful Border down the side of the papers to get this -


I cut the papers to size and slotted them into the front arches of the frame, and added some sequin waste to decorate -



Loving that blue!

Then I set about decorating my arches with our rubber stamps CI-360, and CI-361.  I also used the crow from CI-319, as it was the perfect size.

This is the finished article, with the close-ups to follow - Hope you like it?






To achieve the colours on the stamped card I used sprays first and then stamped and embossed the images with black embossing powder.  Whilst the molten powder was still hot I added a little holographic embossing powder to give some sparkle.  I cut out the focal images and then mounted them individually on sparkly card and cut around again.  I added little bottles, coloured micro beads, coloured open weave scrim, antique gold chain and corners, and a key to finish. The small crows 'flying around' at the top are glued onto wire.  The dangly arrow at the bottom was made from one of the pieces of chipboard that comes with the Tando frame.

If you leave a comment at the bottom of THIS POST about the Hop and my offering, you stand a chance of winning this little lot - and maybe you could create your own spooky project too.  There are also some Christmas goodies included.


Then if you leave a comment on all TEN Hop Blogs you could win the following huge Tando collection of goodies -


Wow! - Now that's worth doing isn't it?

Hope you have enjoyed your visit here - don't forget to leave a comment, and if you have liked what you have seen, maybe you could check out my previous posts.  New Followers very welcome!!!

Thanks for looking!

Jean x

p.s  Sorry a little late with this post - its now 8.20am.  Have had to post twice as somehow deleted my first post - aaagh!  Ah well it is very early in the morning for me to be blogging!

101 comments:

PiHi said...

Absolutely beautiful! That background rocks!

HiggiSue said...

Wow!!! Simply stunning. The colours are beautiful ... can't to try this now but have ti go to work :-(

Karen said...

The design is just awesome & the candy just fantastic. Thank you

Sue said...

Stunning is all I can say. :)

LindaS said...

Gorgeous work. I really like the cracle look and how you used the border. WTG.

Ginger said...

This is lovely Jean. x

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Wow so gorgeous creation and gives a lot of inspiration,
thanks for this amazing chance;-))m

Sallie Ward said...

Love this with all the colours! x

Mary J said...

Love! I gotta try more of this altered art - yours is so fab!

jac777 said...

Thank heavens for artists like you Jean, who sooo inspire me! Love everything you've done here, the colours...& especially those poison bottles & the fab arches.

Suzanne B aka brookfies said...

Glorious Jean....youo make everything seem so effortless ....very inspiring! Fabulous Candy too! Wishes, Suzanne B xx

Joanna said...

Beautiful colours and projects. Love all the details. Especially the glitter background under the stamped and cut out images. J.

Suzi said...

Oh my word!! this is an amazing creation Jean with fab tutorial. Thank you for the inspiration and the chance to win such lovely products.
Hugs
Suzi x

Marlies said...

So nice and inspiring it looks so fab. love the colors.

Marlies

Coby said...

wath a beautiful frame you maded, so lovely. I like the colourd paper under the stamps!

Coby

Rita said...

What a fabulous frame Jean. That vwall hanging is so beautiful too and I hope that maybe I can get some inspiration from looking at your work. Hugs Rita xx

mara said...

I love the crackle!

MiniOwner said...

That's just stunning! Thank you for sharing.
Sue x

darcydaydream said...

brill project. thanks for taking part in the blog hop....x

Jacqui Chimes said...

Love the colours in this project

willow3 said...

Fabulous work as always Jean.and the instructions are very easy to follow.

toscania-art-life said...

Woow, great art work. Love teh colours. Thanks for sharing.

Glennis said...

Fabulous project - I love the crackle colours - I must try this

she3655 said...

Wow Stunning, I love it, so much to look at, and the colours thats used is gorgeous, I could sit all day looking at it lol.... Thanks for the great chance to win you candy xx

karen said...

wow great and vibrant colours . Lots of great techniques you have shared too, love your work

carnalily said...

This is AMAZING.....I love mixed media stuff, its so original because no 2 pieces are ever completely the same ...thanks for the tutorial

ChilliJeanie said...

Those colours are stunning. What a lovely piece of work!

Jo Hough said...

Your paint effects are just beautiful! Thanks for offering a prize and being part of the blog hop, wouldn't have found your lovely work otherwise!

Jo x

Maggie said...

Wow! love your altered arch..loving the blue too and all the details are fab will be going back for a second look! Thanks for the chance to win a prize too, thanks for sharing...

MaggieH :)

Julia S-W said...

What an amazing piece you have created. I absolutely love the crackled paint with the blue and gold hues.
Thank you so much for the opportunity to win yet more gorgeous stash in this blog hop.
Juliaxx

cadenas said...

magnifique

Netty said...

wowee Jean your make is fabulous, thank you for showing the process. x

leigh11 said...

WOW-this is stunning!!!!!!

LoraineC said...

Wow Amazing I need more time in my day !

jannet said...

I love your new London silhouette stamp with the Christmas tree, I will have to get that one

paulaexuk said...

Such a wonderfully detailed piece of work, some great inspiration here. Thanks for joining in and contributing as a retailer to the Tando Creative retailer Blog Hop

Anne said...

Wonderful!

Kay said...

Oh wow! how stunning! I love the gold underneath the blue and the whole thing is just amazing!

Karen Parsons said...

Wow...just beautiful :-)

annemarks said...

Gorgeous project I love the blue crackle background and the birds :)

TiaraHelen said...

The blue and the gold, totally awesome even without all the lovely stamping. Must have the poison bottles! x

Janet said...

Georgeous projects

Amber said...

Holy cow those were amazing! The colors were so vibrant and rich!

Carla said...

it's stunning!

Fiona (anubis 1 ) said...

Simply Amazing Background and such vibrant colours too

butterfly said...

What a brilliant set of Gothic Arches - just fantastic colours, stencilling and stamping! Thank you so much for sharing all the how-to pics as well as the glorious finished piece! Brilliant hopping so far - thank you so much for the chance to win those amazing goodies!
Alison x

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Wow! Amazing piece! I LOVE the stamps, the treatment on the chipboard and all the fabulous color. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

lynne said...

Jean this is a remarkable piece of Halloween art. Glad you shared close-up photos so we could admire the tiniest of details.
Wishes
Lynne

Tanya said...

Love what you done here. It turned out really cool!
Tanya
phenis2031 at yahoo dot com
http://scrappylandusa.blogspot.com

Suzy said...

Wow loving these projects

Janet Wilson said...

This is fantastic, loving those stamps

Elaine said...

Beautiful vibrant project. Great to see you at Port Sunlight. Elaine

die amelie said...

What a beautiful project! Love the bottles and especially the colours!

die amelie x

Miriam Prantner said...

Wow! What great colors and sparkle and shine, really beautiful project, fun to see how it all came together!

Carol said...

what a great effect that gold acryllic is with the crackle and blue...looks really regal. Adore the finished project.

Dawn Louise said...

Wow remarkable work, all the detail and the chain makes the eye travel around the piece. love it all creativity at it's mostess

tracy said...

Oooo,i love that-lots going on:)

Janet said...

WOW !!!love your projects,the arch layered frame looks fabulous
Janet x

Craftyfield said...

Love the unusual colour scheme (for Halloween) and the more adult feel of the project. Masses of great details too.

jan.safc.73 said...

very unusual project love the colours used

Gini said...

Oh my goodness Jean you have excelled yourself on this amazing project and the blue is gorgeous and so much yummy bling crammed in there too!
What a fantastic blog hop, CI and Tando Creative make perfect partners in crafty stash :-)
Gini
xx

Cardarian said...

Lovely project - so colorful and interesting! Love it!
Cardarian

Marianne said...

This is a stunning creation!!! Love all the details. Great use of the stamps and colours. Wauw this is really super!! Hugs,
Marianne

ionabunny said...

Hi Jean, oh good, a blue project. Loving that colour. Your piece is, as usually, amazing. You make it look so easy. What fabulous blog candy. Thanks and good luck to us all. Off to hop

Craftychris said...

Oh my goodness! How amazing is this project! The colour and detail is fab - so much to see. Thank you for the chance to win xx

Elaine said...

Absolutely stunning artwork - love all the detail you've achieved and the colours!! It's a great blog hop and great prizes - thank you for your generosity!!

Rose said...

What a lovely project, love the colours

Love Tando products and and love that some have co-ordinate with Crafty Individual products

Denise and Louise said...

Amazing spooky creation - I love it.
Thanks for the chance to win some gorgeous candy too.
Hugs
Denise xx

Wendy said...

Thanks for a great change to win a fantastic prize.

Regards

Wendy XX

Ali said...

Like it? I *love* it! The colours are just stunning.. so beautiful and intense. Loving the new masks too!

Thanks for sharing your fab project and for the extra chance to win goodies! :)

Ali

Tracey-B said...

Wow, what a great project, loving the colours and the background! What a great hop this is!

CraftyJo said...

So bright and colourful with so much detail there, thanks for sharing.

Kate said...

This is one amazing wall hanging! I Love the images, colors and backgrounds! One gorgeous piece!!

suzieq23 said...

Fabulous creation! Love it! Thanks for the inspiration and thanks in advance in case I win the fantastic goodies.

lavendarrose29 said...

Gorgeous project. I love the stamps you used.

coconut said...

Wowwwwwwww !!!! Love the Arch, the colours, the stamps, the chain and the whole board !!! Fantastic artwork, thank you for sharing it with us, and thanks also for the additional price. Coco x

Michelle Webb said...

WOW! Jean this is out of this world! So wonderful I'm dumfounded. I love everything about it, the detail, colours, stamps, masks. All the layers just add so much glorious interest. It's one of my favourites. Michelle x

Francesca said...

Stunning colours, for the background and the finished article is lovely. Francesca

Ellen said...

What a great project! It must have been really fun to create. Thanks for sharing! Ellen.

Louise said...

Lovely - and quirky! The psychodelic colours make me think that the bottles must have contained some mind-altering substances...

Rosalee said...

This is so beautiful I love all the wonderful details and the inviting colors. TFS
Hugs, Rosalee

Dawn Ruth said...

really beautiful and this hopping is fun

Janet said...

Wow--the detail just amazes me. LOve it!

JoF said...

Just love the colours and the textures.
Jo

Lisette Baker said...

Wow this is stunning. So glad to have found your blog via this hop.

Karen McAlpine said...

Love that arch frame!! Your projects are just gorgeous. Love all the elements and bright colors.

Scrapmate said...

Amazing colours and the Tando chipboard is a fabulous base for this stunning project.

aisling said...

Love the crackle effect! I hope I'm still in time for a chance to win your giveaway. Thanks for offering us the chance to win!

Elizabethanne said...

WOW! What a great prize & also a great scary work of Art :-) I had best get hopping :-) Hugs Elizabeth x

jan.safc.73 said...

super prizes love the arch way xx
THanks Janice xx

Joan said...

I am a Crafty Individual fan - lovely stuff

Margaret said...

WOW! This is fantastic! There is so much happening in it that I'll have to look at it again to make sure that I haven't missed anything

Inspirational, as always

Margaret
ps thanks for my order which arrived this morning :o)

Korry said...

OOHH I love this, I need to have a go at this.

EmmiLu said...

Still hopping! Wow! so many great ideas... Brilliant!

Angie said...

Love these great ideas.

Pat said...

What a beautiful project . I really love looking at your blog. Once I get settled I can spend hours looking at all the gorgeous artwork.
Pat

jan.safc.73 said...

Hi thought I would have another peek at what is going on in the blog hop good fun

Jen said...

Fabulous - I love that blue!!

ursula said...

OMG this is amazing, the talent unbelievable, well done.... thanks Ursula x

Anonymous said...

Fantastic project Jean I have just purchased the bottle and bird stamps and now have lots of inspiration to use them, thank you.
Sue.

knitter99 said...

Jean, your technique for this project is stunning. Thanks for sharing all those goodies, for whoever may win. You have made posion bottles look so dreamy with all the microbeads & stunning golden-blue arches. I wanted to learn to use your mask, and now looking at this project, would love to try this. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us.