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Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Home Decor Week - MDF Shelf

Hi everyone,

it's Home Decor week on the Tando blog and I'm here today to show you my take on the wonderful and sturdy MDF shelf that is available to play with.........

I decided to mix and match between paint and paper on this one and I'm soooo happy with how it's turned out - clean and simple but bright and cheerful!.

A heart stamp from my stash was used on some leftover paper to create some additional embellishments and I then finished off with some small dots of perfect pearls to create a border around the painted sides.

Here is what I used.........

MDF Shelf

If you fancy playing along with any of our May themes please consider linking your creations through the linky tool at the top of the page. You will be entered into the monthly draw for a chance of winning some fab Tando goodies.

Many thanks for popping by today,


Dawn x x x x

Monday, 25 May 2015

Home Decor Week!

Hello, its Karen here kicking off our 'HOME DECOR' week.  Tando Creative isn't just about chippie embelishments and little frames, we also have a wide range of Home Décor items too.  From shelves to clocks to boxes!!!!  I have taken the *LOVE LADDER* to have a play with :-D  This is a pretty little shelf unit with the letters L,O,V,E attached to the front.  I have left the letters off for another project as I just love the idea of these pretty shelves on their own.

The shelves are made of sturdy MDF.  They have just been painted & stamped with some paper attached to the shelves to cover up the little slits where the letters should go.  This is great for showing off nik-naks or little projects you have made...

Here it is with the letters on...

If you would like to join in with any of our months themes you are very welcome.  Take a look at the page at the top of the blog for more details and have some fun!!!!

Thank you for looking today and do pop back again for some more home décor projects this week, HUGS, Karen x

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Small pieces of art: Free for all with Irit

Hello my dear crafty friends!
Today I am going to share a couple of ATC made with Rubber Dance stamps and Tando masks and chipboards.

As you can see the theme of both is a vision of art or a Muse. So first I stamped those fantastic Rubber Dance sayings with clear embossing ink and heat embossed with white powder.
Than I made those eyes and splatters using Tando masks and Earth Safe Finish Texture paste.
Both pieces were painted  with distress inks and then I added a pieces of  Tando chipboard clock that was painted with Earth Safe Finish Chalk paint in Huckleberry cobbler paint.  The painted pieces were covered than with ESF No Voc Varnish.

And those are  Tando masks I used to make this piece:
 Giovanna- Profile
Giovanna - Profile

Splatters Mask
And the gorgeous Clock chipboard:
4 clocks small
4 Clocks Small

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Anything Goes Quick Card

For this week's Anything Goes I've gone for another quick and simple card:

I put some of DecoArt's ~{White Modelling Paste}~ through the centre of the ~{Tornado Stencil}~ and when it was dry, added a little gelato with my finger for a slight colour.

I painted one of the flowers from the ~{Floral Grab Bag}~ with DecoArt's ~{Quinacridone Violet Fluid Acrylic}~ and then added some of the White chalk paint to the centre. Once this was dry, I added some white pen doodles.

The centre of the flower is one from the ~{Button Grab Bag}~ painted with white chalk paint and ~{Cobalt Teal Fluid Acrylic}~. This is finished off with some twine and a greeting stamp.

You can join us with our themes to be in with the chance of winning some Tando goodies. All the details are in the May Link Up button at the top of this blog.

Kaz xxx

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Amazing Draughts set

We just love it when our kits are adapted to make the most innovative products you will see online :)  Julie Robertson has taken our Draughts kit and made this stunning fold up board and pieces.  We are lucky enough to have this piece of art here at Tando HQ and the colours and texture are absolutely gorgeous.

Julie has written a blog post with a video of how the box folds up HERE


Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Free For All - Wonky Street Book Cover with Dana

Hi Tando fans! Dana here today sharing a colorful book cover for the Free For All theme this week. This journal cover was super fun to put together! I paired Susan K. Weckesser's whimsical patterned paper and stamps with the Wonky Street Book Cover Kit designed by Neil Walker. I painted the cover with Ranger acrylic paint and added some textured designs with the Susan K. Weckesser A Little Bit Washi Stamp Set. I secured the houses to the book cover with adhesive foam for added dimension. I added numbers to each house with digits from the Arthur Number Set. The Mini People were the perfect size for this piece. I colored them with purple mist. The sentiment from Susan's What's Up Gnomey? stamp set was the perfect finishing touch.

You can find this chipboard and more in the Tando Creative Retail Store! We'd love to have you join the Free For All 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!

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Anything Goes - Journal Page


Dawn here with you today showing you a page from my A5 journal..........

Hee hee, I mentioned before that I had loved the colours from our last colour theme challenge!!

Here is what I used, along with various stamps from my stash.....

Cogs Group Mask 15cm x 15cm

A Skinner Stencil/Mask - Tornado

Mini Mask - Distressed Diamond

Mini Mask - Distressed Sequins

If you fancy playing along with any of the May challenges you can link your work with the linky tool at the top of the page. You will be entered into the monthly prize draw for a chance of winning some fab Tando goodies.

Many thanks for popping by today


Dawn x