Thursday, 17 October 2019

Tando Tuts on Thursday- Fiona Randall

Over on the Tando Creative Zone you will find the Step By step Tutorial to download to make this Butterfly Heart Media Board.
Here's the linky for you to get the full tutorial.
Thanks for looking

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Mini Houses

Hi there, Celia here!

This week it's 'anything goes', so I thought I'd have a little play with these cute mini houses. I decided to go colourful and a bit fairy. I embossed them first for a bit of texture, then primed each of them in a different colour using chalk paint. 

Then I stamped them with the Chocolate Baroque Abstract Fragments stamps and added some washes of Decoart Fluid Acrylics, allowing them to pool around the texture from the embossing.

For the rooves, I first primed them in Relic chalk paint, then stamped one of the Abstract Fragments stamps with Versafine and heat embossed with a Cosmic Shimmer powder to get the tiles effect. 

I also used heat embossing powder on the doors and windows.

A bit more stamping with some flowers, then assembled. I think these houses are really cute - you could make a whole village!

Thanks for stopping by,

Celia  x

Sunday, 13 October 2019

Guitar Clock

Hi lovelies, Lisa here and today is my turn on the blog for this weeks theme, which is 'circles'. 

I used Tandos Guitar clock kit for this creation but decided to use it as an art piece rather than a clock, so used it without the clock mechanism.

The top layer of the kit comes completely disassembled which is then adhered on to the base of the guitar shape after decoration, which means many different techniques can be applied to all the different pieces of the top layer. 

This is what I created...

I used lots of different products to create different decorative techniques which included DecoArt Premium Acrylic paints, Andy Skinner's new Embossing Enamels - Granite, Funky Cold Patina, Crystal Glaze, stamping, stencilling and decoupage.

Thanks for popping by the blog.

If you would like to pop over to my blog to see more on how I created this piece, visit my blog at

Toodles for now,
Lisa x

Here is everything I used available from the Tando Creative website...

Guitar Clock Stencil 260mm x 65mm: RINGS Mini Stencil - Distressed Sequins 

A Skinner Stencil - BUBBLES Media: Texture Sand Paste

CS Andy Skinner Mixed Media Embossing Powder: Crystal Glaze CS Andy Skinner Mixed Media Embossing Powder: Funky Cold Patina CS Andy Skinner Mixed Media Embossing Powder: Granite

Friday, 11 October 2019

Circles journal page by Dee

Hi everyone Dee here with my piece for circles week I made these journal pages a couple of years ago but never posted them so when I saw this weeks title I had to show you these pages.

I used Andy Skinners Bubble stencil along with other circle stencils from my stash and I proceeded to
put # Deco art dimensional paste along with some crackle paste through the stencils and let them dry.

Next I used a Tando grab bag of Circles which I triple embossed with # Stampendous Embossing Enamels. 

I used a # Stampendous stamp set to stamp into the embossing enamels the set I used was Kaffee Klatsch by n*Studio.

Once I was happy i and the dimensional paste was fully dry I sprayed with Lindy's stamp gang sprays in shades of blue and purple I think some of them might off been tattered angle sprays. The picture above I melted the powders directly onto the page and stamped into it.

You could also try water soluble crayons I just love the way water colour finds all the nocks and crannies.

Thats all for today I hope you liked what i did with my circles just go ahead and try new things you never know where they will take you. Please feel free to let me know what you think .
Cheers Dee x

Grab bag of Circles

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

'Circles' by Jane


This week the theme on the Tando Creative blog is circles, my favourite shape!!

I started by looking through my Tando Creative greyboard and selected some different sizes of circles as well as two of the steampunk parts semi circles.

Using the rings stencil I added modelling paste to the plain pieces and once this was dry stapled the semi circles together and painted all the pieces with black gesso...

Next I sprayed them with a metallic ink and then added some silver gilding wax.  Once this was done I stuck the pieces altogether.  At this point I wanted to add a splash of colour so chose some paper flowers that had circular centres.  To add some extra details I also selected a few clear circular flat backed pebbles...

Finally I chose a sentiment and added some black thin wire to hang it up with.

These are the products I used:

* Tando Creative - Steampunk Parts
* Andy Skinner Industrial Elements - Bolts and Washers
* Tando Creative Stencils - Rings
* Decoart Mediums

Thank you for looking and happy crafting!

Jane xx

Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Colour Theme ATC

This is the colour theme for this month:

Here's another {Artist Trading Coin}

I scraped a very thick layer of {Crackle Medium} over the Spider Web Stencil and left it to dry.
Next was some orange acrylic paint and when that was dry some purple acrylic paint which I wiped into the cracks and off some of the coin. I continued these 2 layers until I was happy with the result.

I painted 2 of the {Mini Bats} with Payne's Grey and pale grey paints then added doodles to the coin and the bats.

I finished off with a stamped phrase.

Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Andy's Retro Stencil Set By Dee

Hi everyone I have Andy's retro stencil set for you today Over on the Andy skinner blog with a step by step guide this set contains 5 stencils and the covers. I also used Tando's compass set and mini set 
all can be purchased from Di at Tando creative below I have sneak view below.

cheers Dee