Monday, November 25, 2013

Tando Creative "So happy together"

This is my final Tando Creative project for the month of November.  I had so much fun working on a painting technique that I used on the holly chipboard. This is a picture of my sister and I hamming it up with a life size nutcracker!

I first gathered up the items I would need to paint the chipboard.
For the first step I began by applying a coat of white enamel paint.  This is best for chipboard since it does not absorb into the chipboard as water colors do.  Let the enamel paint dry then apply a coat of shimmery camel glam by Tattered Angels.  You can apply it as thick or thin as you wish.
 Now it is time to add color.  I started with this green fluid chalk.  Then I mix the green with a dark brown for the veining in the holly.  Finally I applied a final coat of chalk and added my red glitter for the berries.  Don't forget to color the edges!
A close up of the finished piece of holly.
You can see the flecks from the camel glam showing through the chalk.  It shimmers in person.
I also used this technique on the snow flakes.
I hope this inspires you to create your own beautiful project using these wonderful Tando Creative products.
Sketchbook 365 , this is their final sketch of the year. 
Maja 's November mood board is all about Christmas!  I used some non traditional Maja papers from their Life in the Country collection for this layout.  I think they work perfectly for that Christmas"y" feel!
Inkido 's November challenge was to include thread, string or yarn.
Red Carpet Studio  has a Nutcracker Suite challenge going on now!  I'm in!

Thank you for stopping by to see what the papers are saying today.  I pray your holiday season will be bless with family, good friends,  love, laughter and joy.  God bless!


  1. Another very pretty page! Amazing details! Thanks for playing with us at Inkido! Hugs!

  2. Amazing page. Thanks for participating at RCS.

  3. Gorgeous layout. Love the nutcrackers and the way you painted the holly. the whole thing is just beautiful!!

  4. Fabulous page! The holly looks so pretty as well and the photo is super cute!! TFS witth us at Inkido this month!! :-)

  5. I really enjoyed watching your technique tips, TFS! thanks for joining Inkido chal!

  6. Great page! Thank you so much for joining INKIDO challenge this month!

  7. What a fantastic photo - happy holiday mood captured! I love the techniques you have used on the chipboard; they look brilliant. A really lovely Christmassey vibe with a ton of pretty details :) Thank you so much for joining us at Sketchbook365, Ali x

  8. Oh this is gorgeous, and what a fun photo too! Love this