Tando Creative Colour Challenge

All this month at Tando Creative we have had a colour challenge and each week on the Tando Creative site there has been some fantastic samples to inspire you.   This week it is the turn of Joanne and me to share our takes on these shades of blue and brown.

I was a little stumped by the combination of Blue and Brown until unpacking after the move found and remembered some wool ribbon from a charity shop. The ribbon has been wound around the front of a Tando wavy edge square frame.   Also in my boxes of tricks some die cuts on painted paper in shades of blue and brown given to me by a blog-land friend.   The row of houses fits the frame perfectly with an old sweet wrapper behind them to accent the shape.

The backboard of the Tando frame has been covered with Paper Perfect 'blue dream'.   When the paper paste was dry it was sprayed with blue Glimmer Mist.   Patches of frame showing through the ribbon were covered with Viva Ferro Paste.   The wire secures the frame to the backboard.    Tando Clouds coloured with Distress Stain, the bird is another die cut from my friend.

The legs of the frame were also coloured with distress stain and sprayed with Glimmer mist finally the sides and edges coloured with copper coloured paint.   Perfect pearls sprinkled over wet Viva paste, metal butterfly pushed into the paste in the corner and Perfect pearls sprinkled there.

So far from being clueless the first piece of art made in my new home has turned out rather well.   Yes first I've had to sit on this for a few weeks!

It is not to late to join the Tando Creative Challenge which runs to the end of the month, there have been some fabulous entries so far and with great Tando prizes to choose it certainly worth joining in.

Thought I'd share this with:
Make my Monday   -   Always anything goes
Gingerloft   -   Lace, fabric or Felt
Lollipop Crafts   -   Anything goes
One stop craft   -   The colour Blue


  1. Lovely work Zoe, I love those colours! Valerie

  2. Wow how stunning is this thanks so much for joining in with with the colour challenge over at OSCC this week.


  3. I adore blue and brown together! I think they look so elegant when combined! Thank you so much for joining us at MIM! Remember to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw it on MIM. The more comments left, the greater your chance of winning this week's fabulous prize!! Good luck!
    Rene :D

  4. Saw your project on Make it Monday and had to come over and take a closer look.
    Crafty Blogocks
    DT Member for Catch The Bug

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  5. I LOVE (!!!) this colour combo :) You've put it all together beautifully as you always do.

  6. Wow Zoe, this is totally stunning, everything works perfectly, and this is one of my favourite colour combos. Julia xxxxx

  7. This is stunning Zoe. The colours are fabulous and I love the houses.
    xxx Hazel.

  8. What a neat project, clever indeed! Thanks for joining us this week at Lollipop Crafts.


  9. Love this one Zoe!
    The ribbon wool wrapped around the edge is fabulous :-)

  10. I love this Zoe, and the blue and brown look fabulous! Maria x


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