Sunday, 19 February 2017

Love & Hearts @ Tando

Hi folks and welcome to this weeks challenge from Tando. The theme, with it being Valentine's Day this week is 'Love & Hearts'.

Here is what I came up with...

I used the one of the Tando long tags(These come in a pack of 5 and are 190mm x 75mm) and two hearts from the Tando grab bag of hearts. Along with letters from the Block Serif alpha sheet.

Firstly, I gave all the Tando pieces a quick coat of DecoArt White Gesso
I applied a thick coat of DecoArt Crackle Paint to the centre of the tag and on the solid heart shape. And applied DecoArt Texture Sand Paste around the outside of the tag and on the bigger heart. 

I then painted the tag with Cadmium Orange, Primary Magenta, and Napthol Red Light DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics drying the layers of colours in between.

I painted the larger heart with the two red colours and gave the solid heart shape another coat of white gesso. 

When the tag was dry I stamped random areas using the edge of the Creative Expressions 'Bubble Wrap' stamp using Versafine black ink.

On the solid heart and in the centre of the tag I rubbed over some DecoArt Carbon Black Antiquing Cream, then buffed off the excess. 

I gathered a selection of ribbons and coloured them using the paint. I added some of the ribbon to the top of the tag and used the thick cord underneath the solid heart shape.

I used the Block Serif alpha sheet to spell the word 'love' which I covered in ink the used Stampendous Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel over the top. 

Thanks for popping by,
hope to see you again soon.
Lisa xxx

All the products I have used are below, the products in italics are available on the Tando Website.

Set of 5 Long Tags    Grab Bag of Hearts   Media Antiquing: Carbon Black    Media: White Crackle PAINT   Media: Texture Sand Paste   Media: White Gesso   Fluid Acrylics: Cadmium Orange   Fluid Acrylics: Primary Magenta   Fluid Acrylics: Napthol Red Light   Image result for creative expressions bubble wrap stamp

I would like to enter this creation in to following challenges:
Mixed Media World - MMW#22 Anything Mixed Media Goes.


  1. Gorgeous tag hun. The colours and textures are LUSH ♥

  2. Hi Lisa this is stunning. Take care. Hugs Jackie