Wednesday, January 2, 2013


is the theme over on the Tando Challenge blog this  month and I'm the first one up with this piece:-

Every year I make myself a book, of some description, to record birthdays, challenges, dt piece requirements etc - one even has a very special signature in it!! so this year its blue....  The base was stamped onto the packaging from the Tando chipboard packs.  This was then covered in paper which had texture paste added via the Tando distorted harlequin mask, paint was then added over the top.  Spray inks and various paints were then added.  Taking a small bookplate, bird, various leaves and flowers from the mini packs, a cog, butterflies and a star I painted them all various shades of blue before adding rangers rock candy crackle paint which turned all the blue pieces the same colour!! I did add a blue distress ink over the top to try to split the colours up.  bling and a coin was added to the mixture.

Further pages were stamped and coloured and then the book bound together using a bind it all.

Do pop on over to the Tando Creative challenge blog.  Each Wednesday a different member of the DT showcases their work and the challenge theme runs for the month - for one lucky participant there is a choice of gorgeous Tando goodies up for grabs....pop on over to the blog to take part.

TFL xx


Karen said...

Hi sweetie! WOW what a delight to see this! Beautiful colour tones and that silver coin just lifts the whole cover! est assured I haven't forgotten xxx

Sue aka Greyhound Lover said...

Truly stunning book Carol, I love the one you made me and still useit record projects in.

Love Sue and the Taylor hounds

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Stunning album cover! I love all the layers of blue and the touch of bling. Thanks for the inspiration!