A mixed media piece

A mixed media piece

Saturday, 30 July 2016

Butterfly's By Dee

Hi everyone I have a little taster of my latest post for the
Tando creative Design Team.
Why not take a hop over to the Tando blog & see how
 I have combined,
Tando, Deco Art & Stampendous products  to
create this project
PS don't forget to let me know what you think as every comment 
is valued. 
Cheers Dee x

Friday, 22 July 2016

Tando & Stampendous Blog hop

Today Tando are teaming up with Stampendous for a Blog Hop. If you have come here first
head over to the Tando post to begin the hop.

Hi Dee here with my post for the Tando /Stampendous blog hop I am in an 
unusual position of being on both teams and this
being my first ever blog hop ever!!! 
Lovely Laura Weed sent me these lovely stamps in one of my amazing packages
that I have received from them. Two of the stamps are from their new July 
Catalog and an old favourite and I wander if you can spot some
 Andy Skinner stamps in the mix. My choice from Tando was these 
lovely straight edged arches as I
                                                   felt they would showcase the stamps

Products used
1. Tando products used:- Arches - Straight edged large all Deco Art products used can be found on the Tando creative online shop.
2. Deco Art products :-Gesso, Media Antiquing Carbon Black, media Acrylic paints in the following colours, Pyrrole OrangeQuinacridone Gold Prussian Blue HueTitanium WhitePaynes Grey, Andy Skinners dirty wash, White Crackle PAINT & Ultra Matte.
3. Stampendous products used Stamps:- Raven Skull (CRR228), Chilling (CRR266), Haunted Mansion (CRR267), Andy Skinners Toxic (ASCRS06), Stencils:- Spider Webb (LJ816), Spider (LS28), Long pumpkin Stencil (DWLL514), Dream weaver embossing paste Matte Black, embossing powders:- Chunky gold (FREGO49), Detail clear (DP0200).
4. Graphic 45 Name plate, key.

1. Firstly I painted the the arches with Gesso followed by a mix of the Pyrrole Orange and quinacridone gold. I sanded this back and repainted.
2. Next I stamped the images onto the painted surface and allowed to dry.
3. I used vasaline/hair gum to cover the area's that I wanted to show through.
4. Crackle paint was applied over all the arches and once dry a cloth was used to remove the paint & the images below were revealed. 
5. Next I applied Andy skinners dirty wash to seal the crackle paint.
6. I used black embossing paste through the stencils and sprinkled with chunky gold embossing powder and heat set.
7. I then applied the black embossing paste around the edges.
8. Black antiquing cream was then painted over the entire surface and knocked back with a damp cloth.
9. Finally I sanded a couple of area's back and added the embellishments from Graphic 45 and attached the hinges.

Thank you for popping by and I hope you are enjoying the hop below are the details for the next leg of the hop.
Cheers Dee X

After you have been through the Tando's teams blog mine being the last you need to click on the 
following link to the Stampendous Blog  below to see what their fabulous creative team  has
come up with.

Remember If you comment on everyone of the Tando team's blow on the hop you will be in with the chance of winning this prize of gorgeous Tando goodies. There will be a Random draw on Friday 29th July.

Good Luck!

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

The amazing steampumpkin from Stampendous.

Hi Everyone Dee here with my first ever piece that I made for the 
Stampendous New Catalog & Mixed Media design Team.
I have to say absolutely love this chap!!!

Stampendous stamps used
CRR269 Steam Pumpkin
CRV322 Cling Shadows
Dreamweaver Stencils
Embossing paste DEPC Copper
Tando Creative 
mixed media boards 
Deco Art Media Paint
Prussian Blue Hue
Quinacridone Gold
Paynes Grey
Metallic Silver
White Gesso
Raw Umber
Pyrrole Orange
Quinacridone Red
Transparent Yellow Iron oxide
Black antiquing cream
Texture sand paste
Ultra-Matt Varnish
From my stash 
Flat based Glass bead
Die cut cogs 


1. I Used Tando Creative mixed media boards as the covers for my note book & I cut out enough white card to create a folding book.
2. I put copper embossing paste through the steam punk stencil once dry I painted it with Prussian Blue hue, followed by dry brushing with white  gesso.
3. I painted the pumpkin man with orange/red qu raw umber and metallic paint then washed with quinacridone gold and paynes grey sealed 
inacridone gold,
with mat medium.
4. Crackle paste was put through the spider stencil at top and bottom once dry black antiquing cream was used to highlight the cracks.
5. Outer edges were edged with quinacridone gold followed by treasure gold.
6. Inner pages were folded and washed with transparent yellow oxide outer edges with raw umber Shadows was then stamped on to the washed card.
7. Glass bead, chain and cogs were attached to front of the notebook all assembled and ties together with a leather string.

That's all for today folks will be back with some new post's very soon all products used are in the July catalogue. 

Don't forget to pop over and see what my other team mates have created.

Well that's all for today folks don't forget to pop back friday for our amazing blog hop and a chance to win some goodies. 
Cheers Dee x

Monday, 18 July 2016

Stampendous/Tando weekday blog hop

Hi everyone Dee here today with my first post for the
 Tando/Stampendous week. 
Pop over to the Tando & Stampendous blogs to have a peek at the amazing 
projects being done by both teams all week followed by a 
blog hop on Friday when you have a chance to win 
some fabulous prizes.

Hope to see you there
Cheers Dee x

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Pink your life By Dee

These coasters were created by new stamps from the Artist Nicoletta Zanella from the Pink Your Life Design Team for Stampendous.  Stampendous are excited to welcome the Whisper Friends to their stamp collection, the full range can be viewed in the July catalog.
At the moment only wholesale customers can get these terrific images, but they'll soon be available for everyone. Take a sneak peek at these cuties, and start planning a shopping trip to your nearest stamping / craft store.
And stay tuned to the Stampendous Blog <http://www.stampendousblog.wordpress.com> to win some of these great stamps after they are released to the public.

The Products used to create my coasters

Stampendous Pink Stamps used
PLCP03 Cling Mushroom
PLCM01  Whisper House
PLWO1 Papa Christmas
Stampendous Andy Skinner Stamps
ASCRS06 Toxic
Dreamweaver Stencils
LJ901 Mosaic Stencil
LL332 used 
Picasso as a stencil
Dream weaver embossing Paste
Stampendous embossing powders 
Shabby White & Chunky Gold
Lindys Stamp gang
Flat Magicals Hawaiian Islands
Deco art matt medium.

  1. Coat 4 beer matts with gesso once dry put embossing paste through the Mosaic stencil and coat in sparkle & puff embossing powder this was heat set.
  2. I then sprinkled the Lindy's stamp gang powders individually spritzed with water and dried before applying the next colour.
  3. Once happy with the colours i then used the powders to colour in the images that had been stamped onto matt coated paper once happy with the result I coated them with matt medium.
  4. I triple embossed the image from the toxic stamp set and used it to add embellishments to the coasters.
  5. Finally I used the embossing paste through the picasso stencil then coated with chunky Gold embossing powder & heat set. Shabby white was sprinkled randomly and heat set from below.

Why not pop over to the blog and see what other design team members have made using these lovely 

That's all for today peeps please let me know what you think of the new stamps 
as always would love your feedback.
Cheers Dee x

Monday, 4 July 2016

Latest exciting news!

Hi Everyone! I have some very exciting news to announce. I am not sure how I have kept quite about it for so long. I was very honoured to be asked by the lovely Laura Weed from Stampendous if I would like to join their new team of Mixed media artists, and the answer was a resounding YES!

So here goes Announcing the NEW Stampendous Mixed Media Team UK!
 http://www.stampendous.com have set up a UK-based mixed media team and we are proud to announce today that we are part of it!

We have been quietly creating (behind the scenes) for the new catalogue release, and you’ll be able to see our makes with some fantastic new stamps and stencils very soon.
We hope you’ll follow our blogs and Facebook pages to see what we getting up to!
There’s three of us newbies:
- Katy Leitch (UK DT Co-ordinator) – that’s ME! (http://postcardsfromtheattic.blogspot.co.uk/)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/katyleitchcrafts/

We are joining one other UK-based teamie who has been with Stampendous for a wee while already – Asia King (LINK TO: http://underacreativespell.blogspot.co.uk/).
A huge thank you to Laura Mann Weed for inviting us to be part of this creative adventure! We are looking forward to working together as Team Stampendous UK!!

I am still having to pinch myself that I am working with this amazingly talented team and look forward to the amazing projects that we are going to create, so please feel free to come along on our journey with us as we explore the lovely world of embossing, stamping, and lots of lovely messy texture. 

Cheers Dee