Sunday, 9 April 2017

Embossing Crystals @ Tando

Hello folks and welcome to today's Tando post. This weeks theme is embossing crystals. 
I love playing with embossing powders, especially ultra thick embossing enamel and adding lots of colours together. Even clear embossing powder is fabulous to play with as gilding flakes and other weird objects can be trapped inside.

Here is my creation...

For this weeks challenge I used the Tando 80mm x 16mm mixed media boards. 

First I applied a thick layer of DecoArt white modelling paste over a blank mixed media board. When it was dry I used DecoArt Media Misters in turquoise shimmer, white shimmer, yellow green and purple to colour the background. 

I then used embossing ink to cover the entire board and heat embossed clear UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel) over the top. I applied a couple of layers of UTEE to create a really thick layer.

I then used Comic Shimmer Tropic Moss Glaze embossing powder over the centre of the board and melted it slowly. 

I then inked Katzelkraft seahorse stamp with black VersaFine ink whilst keeping the powder in the centre of the board molten. I then quickly applied the stamp to the molten powder and left the stamp in place until the powder had cooled. 

To finish, I punched a hole in the top corner of the board, added an eyelet and threaded some blue satin ribbon and some white organza ribbon through.

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

Here is everything I used...

Mixed Media Boards 80mm x 116mm    Media: White Modelling Paste  Media Mister: Turquoise Shimmer   Media Mister: White Shimmer   Media Mister: Yellow Green   Media Mister: Purple  Image result for cosmic shimmer tropic moss blazeImage result for katzelkraft stamps seahorse

I would like to enter this creation in to the following challenges...

Craft Stamper - Take It Make It Challenge April - Anything Goes
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - April Challenge 
Mixed Media World - MMW#24 Anything Mixed Media Goes with a twist
Creative Artiste Challenge Blog - Challenge 25 - Anythig Mixed Media Goes.


  1. gorgeous tag and love the detail

  2. This is fab Lisa! Love the colours, techniques and the outcome! Shabneez x

  3. This is so very cute, and love the colour! Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

  4. Hello Lisa,
    I absolutely love this little make, so adorable!!...
    Admiring this on FB by chance :)
    And that's fun and strange for me to pop over to your blog, because I have been in Tando's DT in the past, and also in Katzelkraft's one (so I have this gorgeous stamp of course, and also some mixedmedia boards! :-)
    Thank you for this very beautiful inspiration.
    Crafty hugs from France,
    Corinne (aka Coco) xx

  5. This is gorgeous!!! I love the little seahorse. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

  6. Stunning colours. Love your piece Lisa. Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics this month. Judy DT