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Wednesday, 1 July 2015

July Colour Theme - Carrier Storage Unit

Hi all,

Dawn here with you today to share my take on the amazing carrier storage unit. This is one incredibly sturdy and supremely useful piece of kit, and all the better is the pleasure of decorating it to suit your own style/decor...........

Hee hee can you tell I had a lot of fun playing with paint and stencils while doing this one. I got as close to the colour theme as I could with what I had in my stash too!!!!

Here is what I used.....

Carrier Storage Unit

Tando Mini's - Butterflies

Mask - Bubble Flourish

A Skinner Stencil/Mask - Tornado

A Skinner Stencil/Mask - Sunburst

If you fancy having a play along with any of our themes this month and you would like to share them with us, please use the linky tool at the top of the page. You will be entered into the monthly draw and be in with a chance of winning some fab Tando goodies. In the meantime, if you fancy a browse, please pop on over to the Tando Retail Store.

Many Thanks for popping by today,



Monday, 29 June 2015

Colour Challenge

Hello and welcome to our colour challenge here on the tando Creative blog. 

Our colours this month are:-

and I've made this:-

Tando elements used:-
All of these products and loads more can be found in the Tando Retail shop.

There is still time to join in with our monthly challenge.  Take a look at the tabs at the top of the page and you could be the lucky winner of some fab Tando goodies of your choice.

Don't forget to pop back during the week for some more colour pieces.

TFL, Carol  xx

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Flower Power with Gez!

Happy Sunday! 

Lovely of you to call, Gez here sharing a flower power heart with you today!

 First of all I gave the chipboard heart a coating of black acrylic paint..

I used the heart from..

Mum Heart with Flowers

then stencilled away, when the black paint was dry using blue and yellow acrylic paints

Mask - Criss Cross Grid

I replaced the (Mum) word with..


and painted it with the same paint colours along with some of the gorgeous..

Tando Mini's - Flowers

Some of the flowers were treated to a little stamping and a little clear bead gel,
And EVERYTHING was treated to a quick shimmery spritz!!

Thank you for calling. Happy creating, Gez 

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Textured Flower Card

This week we have been all about the flowers. I made this card:

I used DecoArt's ~{White Modelling Paste}~ through the ~{Poppy Mask}~ and, when this was dry, through one of the stripes on the ~{Stripes Mask}~ for the stem.

When these were dry, I used Gelatos as watercolours to add colour and shading to the flower.

I finished off with a greeting stamp.

Unfortunately, this will be my last Tando creation for this year. I have something good and 2 nasty things coming up in the next 6 months and so I need to concentrate all my limited energy onto getting through these. After being on the team since Di started the business it wasn't easy, but it had to be done. I'll be back, though!! Thanks for all the lovely comments and support I have received from you over this time. See you in a few months.

Kaz xxx

Friday, 26 June 2015

Flower Power with Irit

Hello my dear crafty friends!
 Welcome to Tando Flower power week. 
 Today I am going to share a wooden altered board that was made with a lot of Tando products and some techniques I tried over this altered piece.
The bare wooden board was painted with  green paint and then I added  Long Flourish Tando mask and some special shiny paint made with pigments and gel medium. This was an experiment and as you can see this paint works perfectly over the regular acrylic painted board.
The half of Tando Iron gate  was painted with white gesso and then distressed with a bit of black/grey paint over the dry white gesso. 
The chipboard flowers and leaves were painted  with the same gel medium paints as the masked swirls and I just added some bling centres over them.

For this project I used Two Paper Divas Life's little sayings  is wonderful stamp set to make a statement over this altered project.

Tando products used for this project:
Tando Mini's - Flowers

Tando Mini's - Leaves 2

Wrought Iron Gate Small

Mask - Long Flourish

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Giant Flower Peg

Hello, its Karen here with my flowers today.  I have made a giant peg out of a chipboard sheet, cutting 2 pieces 2x5inches.  Then decorating one side with flowers.

DecoArt Fluid Acrylics have been used throughout, just check out the vibrancy of the colours (this pic as not been tweeked at all!).  I overstamped the flowers and added some doodling.  The back is plain.  I then glued 2 standard clothes pegs between and added some string to hang it by.

If you fancy joining us this week please take a look at this months tab at the top of the blog for how to enter :-D

Thank you for looking today, hugs, Karen xxx

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Flower Power - Floral Arch

Hi Tando fans! Dana here today sharing an arch I created for the Flower Power theme this week. I backed an Arabian-Style Layered Arch Frame with floral patterned paper. I then used the Poppy Mask with a white paint dabber to add another layer of flowers to the background. I chose several flowers from the Flowers with Stems Grab Bag, they went so well with the whimsical patterned paper, and colored them with ink. I wrote a quote by Mahatma Gandhi around the frame with a black journaling pen, which reads; "To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves." To finish this piece I covered the chipboard with a coat of glaze.

You can find this chipboard, mask and more in the Tando Creative Retail Store! We'd love to have you join the Flower Power 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!