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Thursday, 8 August 2013

August Challenge for Tando

Hellooooo!!!!  Its been a tad warm here in the U.K. lately hasn't it?  A minor understatement I think eh haha!  That's the prompt for our new Challenge over at our Tando Creative Challenge Blog


FEEL THE HEAT!

I had a hard time trying to think of something for this.  Remember the elephants from a couple of posts back?  They were inspired by this one which I had already made :D  In the end I used some pieces that came with the 3D Tando Boat that I made up a while back.  Although these pieces are waste really Di still puts them in the pack as they are a lovely shape and size.  Its been a bit tricky to photograph though as its pretty shiny, sorry x



I first painted some gesso on so that my Fresco paint would run smoother (this is a personal preference in this case and I don't always need to do this).  I tore some paper to use as a mask for the skyline and punched out a circle for the sun.  With these in place I dry brushed the paint on in sweeps, using different colours, blending as I went.  The masks were 'reversed' so that I could do the ground in the same way.  I found an old stamp with an African scene & stamped in green Adirondack.  This blurs a little which was what I wanted.  The gorgeous giraffe is a stamp by Crafty Individuals which I stamped onto pre painted card and clear embossed.  The background has been clear embossed too then Treasure Gold added.  Some string finished it all off.

Do pop over to check out the challenge...if you are a lucky winner you gat to choose your own prize too!  Thank you so much for joining me today, HUGS XXXXXXX

11 comments:

Dawn said...

Beautiful hanging sweetie, lovely and glossy too. I love the twine and treasure gold details, they work perfectly with your theme.
Huge huggles x x x x

Coco said...

I really LOVE this Karen, as the two previous ones you showed us on Craft Barn that I didn't forget of course... For me it's just PERFECT, and so inspirful !!!! Great finishing moreover. Have a great day, happily it's not so hot in Ardêche in that time phew!... xxx

chrissies said...

This is a very beautiful piece and I can feel the heat radiating from it

Love Chrissie xx

Gay Peplow said...

Gorgeous colours Karen, I love how you did that beautiful background, Gay x

Traceyr said...

Gorgeous Geoffrey the Giraffe Karen :)

DIane Warburton said...

Now this would make a fabbo workshop piece - just sayin'! :-) xxx It's a gorgeous piece

Sue said...

Oh I love this Karen, you are clever with your colours.
Sue x

Jean Hardy said...

Love the dreamy quality of this project - as well as the ones with the elephants below (can't resist gold too). Jean x

BJ said...

Love how you use the off cuts, this one is really lovely. BJ

Gio said...

I love your African scenery, Karen.
Love the metallic, shining feeling and the lovely shape ( we can never throw away such preciuos leftovers!)

M said...

Absolutely gorgeous - the colours are beautiful and it has a green sheen. Marina