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Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Love You more!

Hi!  What no chipboard or MDF I hear you shout????  hahaha!  I have used just paint and the *Long Flourish Mask* on my project for you today.  Oh and a little scrap of fabric...

...to make a hanging heart!  The intensity of the pigments in the DecoArt Media line make them perfect for fabric projects like these!  For more information on how I put this together please pop over to my *blog*.

Take care, hugs, Karen x

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Love and heart ( lots of them) with Irit

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my first February post.
This is this " All about love" time of the year. You know, Valentine and everything hearts.
So we have this Hearts and Love week here on Tando blog too.
But who said that hearts should be only red and pink? Not I.
For me love can be in all possible colors and this grungy piece is full of love and hearts and with nothing even close to pink.
I used the back of Mini Heart printers tray as the basic surface. Now I don't have the backing for the heart tray left, but I  think that this thick chipboard made the whole piece standing.
The second  heart is a front piece from Key to my heart mini book set. Now I have an album without the cover. Maybe I will mix the leftovers some day.
Some paper hearts and heart doilies were glued over the basic heart shape, but not much of it is seen now.
The Giovanna - Doilie Tando stencil was used over the second heart and .... Yes, most of it is covered now, but you can still see the stencilled part in the middle.
Then I made this cluster full of clay shapes, flowers, buttons and everything I found in my " trash" box.
The whole piece was painted with black gesso and then with shiny paints and I also added pigments over the top.
This is my very first art piece made in this style and I think that I am in love with the result.
Hope you like it too.

Tando products used:
Giovanna - Doilie
Giovanna - Doilie
Key to my heart mini book set
Key to my Heart mini book set

Mini heart printers tray
Mini Heart Printer Tray

Monday, 8 February 2016

Love and hearts...

is this weeks theme, and what else could it be as we head towards Valentines day?

Hi, Carol with you today with this mixed media board I created for this weeks theme:-

Tando products used:-

For more details pop on over to my blog.

Don't forget out monthly challenge - prizes are up for grabs - take a look at the tab at the top of the page.

Please call back during the week for some more themed projects.

TFL xx

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Birds In The Barn - February Colour Theme

Hi folks, Lisa here with today's post for this months colour challenge.

This months colour chart is a gorgeous selection of lemon, lime, greys and blue.

Here is my creation...

birds in the barn

I used the Mini House Printer Tray, Owls chipboard pieces, Minis Owls 2 and the Leaf Branch With Cut Out Leaves from Tando.

To create the printer tray background colour I used white and black gesso to make grey tones. When dry I then randomly dry brushed DecoArt Colbalt Teal Hue and Green Gold over the top. 

background colour

I painted the Minis Owls 2 grey, green gold and primary yellow using the DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics. And I used Colbalt Teal Hue and grey for the other Owls.



Using the Tando Leaf Branch with Cut Out Leaves, I cut all the leaves off the branch and painted them green and yellow using quite a thick layer of paint. 

leaf branch with cut out leaves

I then arranged the pieces in to and on the house frame to create a bit of depth. 

birds in the barn

bits and pieces I used...

Mini house printer tray
Minis owls 2
Leaf branch with cut out leaves

DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics
Cobalt Teal Hue 
Green Gold
Primary Yellow

Black gesso
Whote gesso

Mini House Printer Tray 174mm x 114mm   Owls   Tando Mini's - Owls 2  Leaf branch with cut out leaves.

Thanks for popping by.
Toodles for now,
Lisa xxx

Thursday, 4 February 2016

February Colour Theme

Hi guys, I have made a canvas for this weeks colour theme, the inspiration picture made me think of the old buildings, flaking plaster and rustic places,

my canvas is 5inch by 7 inch and i wanted the building to look old and slightly in disrepair,
I added some crewed up masking tape on to the wall area of the building, painted over the top with some of the yellow oxide paint, then removed the tape and it left a lovely texture behind on the canvas,
The roof was a sequin mask stenciled through with mdeling paste onto some water colour paper, when dry i painted on some Paynes grey fluid acrylic, i then cut out a  rough roof shape and layered it on top of the building with 3D foam pads,

I used a few of the grid rectangles as mock stone, these i stippled with some texture paste for a rough look,
The circle frame has some crackle paste painted on,
I also painted the cogs with some crackle paint after first adding some paynes grey on them, for the lighter coloured one I mixed a little of the paynes grey with some tinting base, this is fab for making one colour into so many other shades depending on how much you mix,
The fence was painted with paynes grey too but straight from the bottle,

Feb colour theme picture

Happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx

Monday, 1 February 2016

January winner..

Good Evening, Carol with you announcing the winner of our January challenge a little later than normal.

A big Thank You to everyone that took part this month, it was lovely to see some of our old regulars joining us.

and the winner is……………….

Congratulations on your win, please contact Di with your prize choices.

Don't forget that our monthly challenge is open to everyone.  You don't have to use any Tando product, but, if you do, you will be entered into the draw twice…the prize? some fab Tando goodies that you choose! to take part all you have to do is join us with our weekly themes, and as every 3rd week is a free for all week you can enter whatever you like…. we look forward to seeing your creations…


February colour theme

I really cannot believe that its February already!!!!!  Where did January go?????

The 1st week of every month sees a colour challenge from Tando Creative.  I wasn't 'feeling' it this time so I shut my eyes and did a lucky dip with my Tando stash and stamps, determined to use what I grabbed!  The colours of course are obligatory :-D  This is what I came up with...

Not sure if I like it yet hahaha!  But it was fun doing a random thing all the same!!!  I used a medium frame from the Scalloped Nest for the outside rim.

Gio's 80's mask to put the paint through..

and a little star from the Mini Range..

Oh, nearly forgot the colour theme haha!..

Thank you for taking the time to pop by, Karen  xxx