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Sunday, 1 March 2015

last Arches post of the week...

Hi, Carol with you today bringing our Arches week to an end…. I have decided to use the back plate from a Gothic Arch Layered frame to make this:-

All details are on my blog.

Tando product used:-
New Owl minis - watch out for the new release coming soon…

All items available from the Retail shop…..pop on over and take a look.

The winner of the February challenges will be announced tomorrow - along with the colour theme for the month….


Saturday, 28 February 2015

Arches Week - with Dawn

Hi Everyone,

I haven't done a canvas for a very long time so thought this a brilliant opportunity to have a play.

I started by doing some under-stamping, then I added a couple of painted and stenciled layers using Dotted Star and Long Flourish. The canvas was then edged and further stenciled with metallic ink. The fabulous Gothic Arches were painted and used to frame some stamped images. A generic stamped sentiment was then added for balance. I love the contrast of the black and white on the colourful background.

Here is what I used.....

All of these items and much much more can be found on the Tando Creative retail site.

If you fancy joining in with any of this months themes please add your work through the link at the top of the page to be in with a chance of winning a prize in the February Challenge.

Many thanks for popping by and leaving a comment if you feel you would like to.


Dawn x 

Friday, 27 February 2015

Arch week with Irit

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to our Arch week!
This is my book shaped card using a small Tando arch as my focal point.

 I used  Rubber Dance stamps , Sizzix embossing folder over metal foil with acrylic paint over it and Tando small arch as a frame for my stamped lady image.

 The chipboard was covered with clear embossing ink and embossed  with black powder to make a " shrine" to this celestial image inside.
I wanted to use the jewelry piece for card making and to show that you can think out of the box.

Tando product used:

 4 Arch Set

Thursday, 26 February 2015

A Minion and a Half!

I have turned 2 of the ~{Straight Edged Small Arches}~ into minions.
 I was only going to show one of them because I had so much trouble with the second, but in the end I'm being brave! 

I painted the base colour with acrylic paint and then used some steel texture paste through the one of the circles in the ~{Random Circles Mask}~ and very carefully removed the centre of the paste. Once this was dry, I painted everything and did some doodling to get the right look.

The trouble started when I attempted to glue the nylon hair in place. It's actually part of a duster and, as you can see, it got everywhere. It didn't want to stick to the arch, but it certainly stuck to me and my desk. And my floor. And anything else with a slight electric charge to it. I gave up! It was meant to have much more hair on it so it was bushy like the proper evil minion and I was going to trim it up, but I'd had enough!! So excuse the fact that the hair is all wrong, but I did like his face!

Kaz xxx

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Triple Arch Layered Frame with Dana

Hi Tando fans! Dana here today sharing an arch I created for the challenge this week. I used one layer from the Triple Arch Layered Frame for this project. The Triple Arch Layered Frame consists of 3 layers plus the back panel. This frame is perfect for layering up stamped images to create a 3D art as well as displaying deeper items. The 4 layers require gluing to make a frame approximately 9mm deep. The inner cut arches are retained with the product and can be used either in conjunction or as additional projects, which is how I will use them.

I painted the arch with a gold paint pen and backed it with patterned paper. I topped the frame with flowers, lace and a butterfly to match the crown on the girl in the digital image, which I found in the Gecko Galz Esty Shop.

You can find the Triple Arch Layered Frame in the Tando Creative Retail Store. We'd love to have you join the Arches Challenge! To be in with a chance of winning some great Tando goodies of your choice, please make a piece based on our weekly themes and link your project, not just your blog, using the inlinkz tool located at the top of the Tando Blog. You don't have to use any Tando product, but, if you do, you will be entered into the draw twice! There are no limits to how many times you enter, however, we do request that you only enter your piece for 5 challenges. We look forward to seeing your creations!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, 23 February 2015

Arches Week

Hello lovely people!!!  I am kicking of this weeks theme of ARCHES.  Tando have lots of ARCH design that can be used , look *here* and through this section *here*.    I have chosen to use the *Triple Arch Frame* for my piece.

I gave my project a foodie theme and does anyone really prefer washing dishes to eating out? hahaha!  I added a knife and fork from the *Cookery Set* and a little heart from a *Grab Bag* to finish it off and a little loop on the back to hang it by.  The quote has been stamped.  You can find more information on my blog *here*

If you would like to join in with our challenge and make something with an arch this week then please go to the page at the top of the blog where you will see a link.

Thank you for looking and do come back for some more Archy ideas, HUGS, Karen xxx

Sunday, 22 February 2015


Hi everyone Monica here with an altered Arch piece which features: Coggle Hearts, Butterly Minis and Gothic Arch.  I added glue to the butterflies and dipped them in red glitter.

Tando Mini's - Butterflies
 I acutally used the Cogggled Hearts on another project but I really love these pieces I ahve acutally used them several times
I covered the arch with MME paterned paper and used some foam tape along the back to give it some height.  I hope everyone has enjoyed mypiece and thanks fo smuch for stopping by!!