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Friday, 24 June 2016

Under the Sea and a new Facebook Group

A rare crafting moment for me and I'm thrilled to be posting on the Tando blog for the first time in ages.

For my Under the Sea theme I used the new BULLRUSHES chippie and the fish from the BOAT HANGING kit.  Everything has been mounted up onto an MDF circle, these occasionally appear in the shop as they are generally just the unwanted part of another project so keep your eyes peeled for them :)

I first embossed a piece of card and glued this roughly to the middle of the circle, tear the edges of the card so you don't get an obvious join mark.  I then took some raffia lace and some tiny beads and randomly glued them around the circle, I then added CRACKLE PASTE liberally in a few areas.

Once dry I painted the whole piece with FLUID ACRYLICS, a mixture of Pthalo Turquoise mixed with TINTING BASE.  I then added some shading with Prussian Blue Hue and unmixed Pthalo Turquoise.

I then got out a variety of METALLIC LUSTRES, I used a combination of Lavish Green, Orange Flicker and Copper Kettle, just gently picking up the texture until I was happy with the look.

The Bullrushes were run through and embossing folder and then painted with washes of Turquoise and Green Gold and I touched up the texture with the Silver Metallic Lustre.  I then glued them down and covered the base with some corregated card, this again was painted in the Turquoise and Prussian blue hue before finally touching up with the metallic lustres.

I gessoed the fish and created some texture on it, then it was painted with a mixture of orange and tinting base and also gave it a little shimmer with the lustres.

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Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Under the Sea Card

Hi friends! Dana here today sharing the card I created for the Under the Sea theme this week. I absolutely love the fish from the Boat Hanging. I covered the fish with a layer of bright orange embossing powder and attached him to a simple shaker card.

I recently created this mixed media board with the other fish from the Boat Hanging Set. Please CLICK HERE to read more about how I assembled this piece.

You can find the products that I used for this piece in the Tando Creative Retail Store! Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, 20 June 2016

Under The Sea Card

This week we are going under the sea. I made this quick and easy card:

I painted 3 fish from the -{Mini Fish}- pack with gesso then, when dry, I used pens to colour them. I've added some doodles and that was it. Really easy colouring!

I've added a stamped background and a computer generated greeting.

Kaz xxx

Sunday, 19 June 2016

City Tag!

What a treat this week to work with the beautiful long tags and gorgeous NEW to Tando, Stampendous stamps.

I painted a background using acrylic paints onto one of the [Long Tags]

Set of 5 Long Tags 
The tag was also sprayed with a clear texture spray to add some interest. Then simply stamped with a gorgeous cityscape stamp from Stampendous coming soon to Tando.

I was going to add the sentiment, Find joy in the journey, but I really didn't want to cover up any of the stamp details.

click to enlarge..

I've been doing a lot of travelling since the start of the year and one of the lovely distractions is to look at all the beautiful architecture even in cities beauty can be found :)

This stamp is just GORGEOUS ♥

Thank you for calling and leaving a comment if you get the chance.

  Happy Sunday, Gez ♥

Saturday, 18 June 2016

Anything goes by Dee

Hi folks Dee here today with my anything goes I have that
 lovely Tando chip board circle again this time
coloured with a mix of inks and deco art 
media misters.
I also have used their new decorative hinges, stampendous 
embossing powder & Neil Walkers mask.
One of the best features of Tando products for me is 
their ability to stand up to any medium and 
maintain their shape.
The middle olive green is created by using lindy's stamp
 gang mica powders.
Sequins are a good way to add texture to a project as they
provide a bit of bling and change colour beautiful 
with different mediums.
The dragon fly is done by triple embossing using Stampendous
embossing powders and an Artistic Stamper dragon
fly stamp.
A close up.
The decorative hinge was painted with black acrylic paint and silver 
chunky embossing powder not fully melted so it stays rough.
I hope you have all enjoyed my project and feel inspired 
to experiment with different mediums.
Thats all for today folks !
Cheers Dee x


All the products listed below can be purchased through Di at Tando creative unless from my stash.
Just click on the link and it will take you straight through to the relevant page on the website.
  1. Tando products used:- Decorative Hinges, & Tangled Yarn
  2. Deco Art products used:- Deco art media carbon black acrylic paint, White Modelling PasteMedia Mister: Turquoise Shimmer & Violet Shimmer.
  3. Stampendous products used:-  Clear Deep Impression Embossing EnamelChunky Silver Embossing Enamel.
  4. From my stash:- Sequins, Artistic stamper dragon fly, lindy's mica powder, Treasure gold/silver.

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Steampunk ATC with Irit

Hello my dear crafty friends!
Irit is here and this is my take for our usual Anything goes week with Tando.
This time I made a couple of Steampunk ATC CARDS and this was my very first time to use those best ever Tando Artist Trading Cards chipboard blanks.
As you can see both pieces are totally Tando, all  but Mediums that are DecoArt Mixed Media line.
The scull ATC was made with Tando Scullduggery  mask and Modeling paste and then, when dry, covered with layers of paints and glazes. On the top I added Cobweb mini mask in the same technique.
The blue paint splashes are made with Andy Skinner background stamp with acrylic paint from Stampendous Toxic stamp set. Then I added Tando screw pieces from the grab bag.
The right ATC piece was made with Cogs  mini mask in the same way as the first one. But this time I added 3 different chipboard pieces over this card.
The sentiments are from Tim Holtz and just fit the cards in this " out of the blue" way.
Tando products used:
Artist Trading Cards

Grab bag of Screws
Grab Bag of Screws

Minis Mixed Halloween
Tando Mini's - Mixed Halloween

Sculldaggery  mask
A Skinner Stencil/Mask - Skullduggery

Mini mask Cogs
Mini Mask - Cogs

Mini mask Cobweb
Mini Mask - Cobweb

Toxic stamp set
TOXIC rubber stamp set

Decoart media line

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Father's Day Card

For this week's Anything Goes, I've been playing with some of the #Stampendous goodies that are now being stocked and made a Father's Day card:

I stamped one of the stamps from the -{Mish Mesh}- set onto the card blank then painted 2 hearts from the -{Hearts Grab Bag}- with acrylic paint.

I sprinkled the large heart with the Aged Copper Embossing Enamel from the -{Bronze Frantage Kit}- while the paint was still wet. I then used the heat gun to bubble up the paint and embossing powder.

I used another stamp from the Mish Mesh set with embossing ink and Aged Teal Embossing Enamel from the -{Teal Frantage Kit}- and heated it with the heat gun. The Frontage Kits give gorgeous effects with very little effort!

I finished off with the greeting.

Kaz xxx