This weeks theme of the Tando blog is Spring Colours....perfect timing really when you consider that the bluebells have finally appeared with the sun. I used some papers from the American Crafts Dear Lizzy collection - you can propaply tell with the mason jars...and had a go at lots of punched layers (inspired by an article I read by Wendy Mckee). I simply covered the chipboard in some chalk inks that went with the colours of the papers, they cover really - for the star embellishment I used a chipboard button for the base covered in blue ink, and then added a circle of paper and a chipboard star - I just inked the edges on this one. For the butterfly embellishment, I punched a circle and wrapped some string around, then just inked the edges of the chipboard butterfly and that was the topper.
The photos are from a trip to a farm last year where my kids got to hold some baby chicks.
And the colour challenge on the Tando blog this month is purple, blue and white - and there are prizes on offer. I was browsing through a copy of Tim's Compendium of Curiosities and decided to make some tags - covered them in distress ink, and then splatters of water. I then used a mix of Teresa Collins and Prima Stamps....I inked the Tando compass with gold ink and sprinkled it roughly with silver embossing powder so there were patches not really covered and embossed it. I added a little pile of cotton behind the compass as well as some dictionary paper. I'll add a sentiment later, but thought it makes a fairly masculine card.
Also just to remind you that Tando have a DT call on at the moment - they are a fantastic British company specialising in chipboard and masks...you can find all the details here.