Thursday, 4 July 2013

At the seaside - Karen

Karen is with us today with a gorgeous altered Tando Creative fan, which is one of their latest product. Love how she added the string all around, nice little touch. 
Let us know what you think in a comment below.

For my 'At the Seaside' themed piece I have chosen to play with the new medium size Tando Creative Fan. These are sooo versatile! I painted the base with PaperArtsy Fresco Paint in Ice Blue and overstamped with a Crackle stamp and Versafine in Smokey Gray. 
Unfortunately this blurred a bit but as I was trying to keep the colours soft I didn't mind! 
Tip: When you are decorating one of the Tando Creative Fans please be aware that all the segments are slightly different.
Using the upper section as a template I drew and cut 2 pieces of paper from the Crafty Individuals Book 6 (The Seaside), then cut three more segments from plain white card. (Tip: Always a good idea to number the backs) Using Crafty Individuals Stamp Set CI-272, I stamped onto the white card in the Smokey Gray. I stamped again onto scrap card and coloured the shells and seahorses with Derwent Inktense Pencils. Then I clear embossed the coloured pieces before cutting them out. I rubbed a little Distress Ink in Broken China around the edges of the segments before glueing the shells on.

 Using a mix of PaperArtsy Fresco Paint in Cheesecake and Pumpkin Soup I painted the top section. Glossy Accents was applied and while it was still a little sticky I attached the rough string and when dry I glued the top section to the bottom. The card segments were glued in place and the seahorses added. To finish off I used more string to attach two shells and then glued another stamped shell over the top.

Crafty Individuals CI272 - Seaside Treasures
Crafty Individuals Book 6 - Seaside
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Paints - Pumpkin Soup, Cheesecake, Ice Blue
Ranger Distress Ink - Broken China

See you tomorrow


  1. Oh really really lovely, love the colours and it looks so pretty.

  2. I love all of Karen's delicious artwork. Aren't y'all smart to have her design for you -- she is truly grand!!

  3. This is just beautiful! What an awesome project!

  4. Really gorgeous fan Karen, I love your choice of colours and Crafty elements, and the small details like the string and the beads, perfect !!! Hugs, Coco xx


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