Saturday, 5 December 2015

Christmas Stocking with Tando

Hello folks and welcome to another post. Today I am sharing my colour theme creation for the Tando Creative Team. This months colour theme is very Christmassy. 

I must admit, I'm not a very red person, even at Christmas. My Christmas cards are usually blue, green, blue, purple, gold, silver, blue, purple... you get the idea....

For this challenge I wanted to do something related to Christmas, as it is the season, but also do something a bit unusual. I decided on a plaque or what could be turned in to a wall hanging.

This is what I created... 

I started with a piece of MDF board to work on. I added some linen fabric, some ripped cardboard, some tape and ribbon to add some texture to the MDF.

I used the Tando Christmas Stocking as the centre piece and I used a palette knife to add DecoArt sand texture paste to give it more texture. 

I added some Tando Christmas Stocking mini's to repeat the christmas theme down the right side. 

And added some different sized metal rings down the left side, again to create texture and introduce different shapes. 

I gave the whole thing a good coat of gesso then painted with DecoArt paints. 

I freehand cut the numbers 2 and 5 a couple of times and stuck them together. Then raided my huge box of embossing powders and chose a selection of colours - racing green, copper, red, gold and a white holographic. 

I first heat embossed the numbers using a mixture of the colours. I wanted the background to blend as one and the numbers to stand out so I made the '25' bright and shiny.

I then added some colours from the DecoArt Media Line

To finish, I added sprinkles of the different colours of embossing powder quite randomly then heated slowly. 

Here are all the items I used and are all available on the Tando Website

   Christmas Stocking                 Tando Mini's Christmas Stockings           DecoArt, Inc

I hope you like my take on this weeks colour theme. If you would like to join in with the challenge, you can find the link in the Tando Website

Thanks for stopping by, 
toodles for now, Lisa xxx 

I would like to enter this creation in to the following challenges:
The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge - challenge #19 silver/gold.
Anything But Cute - you've got happy mail.


  1. Fantastic colours and textures! I love this piece of mixed media festive art!
    Alison x

  2. Wow Lisa, what an incredible mixed media piece!! I just love all the wonderful textures and your non-traditional colours are whimsical!! The holographic embossing powder really grabs the light, wow!! A magical holiday piece!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'You've Got Happy Mail' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

  3. This is great fun with all the texture and the bright colour palette. Thanks for joining us at Anything But Cute.

  4. The texture you created on this fun piece is just wonderful and I love your colour choices! Thanks so much for joining in our 'You've Got Happy Mail' challenge at Anything But Cute. Anne xx

  5. Nicely done Lisa! The texture looks amazing and the stockings are just fabulous!
    Thank you so much for joining You've Got Happy Mail challenge at Anything But Cute!

    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra

  6. love your canvas, lisa! im right there with you... red is not my 'thing'. you've included it perfectly though! Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge! Happy New Year!