Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Sponsor Spotlight No. 3 with Tando Creative

Hi everyone, Jenny here today with the last of this month's 'Sponsor Spotlights'. As you will know we've been featuring just a few of the many wonderful designs this company have created ready and waiting for you to alter.

I chose to work with the Andy Skinner Mini Reversible Clock and also took the chance to put some of my relatively newly acquired Americana Decor Chalky Finish paints to good use (gosh I love this stuff!)

Andy Skinner Reversible Clock Small

As you can see you have the option of working on a flat surface or decorating each separate panel and the clock mechanism comes within the pack. Here's how mine turned out...

It has to be said this was a bit different for me as I kept on adding layer after layer of texture and colour. I'll not bore you senseless with a blow by blow account but will tell you which products I used along the way. The base had book pages applied with a mix of Vintage and Lace Chalky Finish paints and some tan ink spray. The stamping was done with Tim Holtz 'Distress Damask' set using Watering Can and Forget Me Not Archival Inks.

Although difficult to detect on camera there are large hearts stencilled with Primitive Chalky paint and smaller ones with the Relic colourway together with some using Red Geranium Archival Ink and a black fineliner. And then there's the stencilled damask pattern using Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi White Embossing Paste followed up with more splats of tan ink.

The numbers were painted with the Vintage paint and the whole lot was splattered with even more of these paints (slightly watered down of course). When those numbers went on they disappeared a little into the background so I used some of the Relic paint to add shadows to one side of them (and you'll see it around the edges of the Chit Chat stickers).

To add durability to the whole thing I applied a couple of coats of clear Americana Decor Creme Wax. Applied with a brush, this stuff is fast drying and doesn't smell. The finishing touch was to add some Rennaisance Treasure Gold to the clock hands and edge of the clock face. The slight pinkish tone worked well with the little hearts.

This wasn't what I originally had in mind when the clock arrived but by allowing those creative juices to flow (and with no 'theme' to follow) it was an absolute joy to complete. If you enter our current challenge 'Flaming June' you could win a fabulous prized generously donated by Tando Creative, but hurry as there are only a couple of days left!

Thanks for taking the time to drop by. Take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx


  1. Jenny, this is lovely! The textured background is gorgeous and I really love those spritzed letters. Beautiful muted colour palette too. A wonderful clock - hope your'e planning to use it!
    Julia xx

  2. Oops! Can't use grammar correctly this early: I meant to say 'hope you're. . . . . . . . '

  3. Looks as if you had great fun with this one! Yes, agree with Julia a great palette and wonderful textures!

  4. Stunning work on this clock and such beautiful colours to match together

    Love Chrissie x

  5. I Love the mixture of stamped and textured damask on this clock Jenny. The little splatters of paint on the numbers look really good. Mo x

  6. TFS Jenny...loving the fab textures you have created. A beautiful make.

    Hugs Annie x

  7. Lovely stuff, Jenny - so many gorgeous layers and colours and textures!
    Alison xx

  8. Good afternoon Jenny,
    Absolutely stunning, loving all the textures

    Patricia x

  9. wow, that looks fantastic!!

  10. A beautiful mix of colours, images and textures x

  11. Wow your clock is so beautiful. Love the textures and weathered look along with choice of colours.
    Julie x

  12. This is gorgeous Jenny - such fabulous texture and love those colours.
    Fliss xx

  13. Gorgeous, love all the textures and colours.
    Avril xx


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