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Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Summer - Starry Night Arch


Hi Tando fans! Dana here today sharing an arch I created for the Summer theme this week. One of my favorite Summer activities is star gazing. I used Vincent van Gogh's The Starry Night painting and lyrics from Don McClean's Vincent as my inspiration for this piece.


I painted an Arabian-Style Layered Arch Frame with a shimmery yellow paint. I then backed the arch with a felt damask specialty paper for a fun layer of texture. I painted stars from the Grab Bag of Stars first with a layer of white acrylic paint and then with a coat of Rock Candy Stickles. I finished the frame with dots made with a dimensional pearl pen and song lyrics that read:

"Look out on a summer's day with eyes that know the darkness in my soul."

You can find this chipboard and more in the Tando Creative Retail Store! We'd love to have you join the Summer 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, 27 July 2015

Its SUMMERTIME!

Hi there!  We are celebrating 'Summer' this week and all things connected to it.  I hope that the sun is shining in your part of the world today?

Living in a very touristy area of England my thoughts went not to buckets & spades but to the variety of Festivals that we have now.  So I made up a Festival tag for you...


...lots of 60's and 70's colours!!!!  The background has been spritzed with *Media Fluid Misters* then added a layer of Clear Gesso.  The clear gesso made the white stencilling through the *Random Circles Mask* a lot easier as it sets the colours underneath.  The *Guitar* and the *Mini Flowers* have been painted with neat Fluid Acrylics.  Lots of doodling and a quote finishes it off.

I had a lot of fun with this one!!!  If you would like to join in with any of our themes this month there are still a few days to enter.  Take a look at the July tab at the top of the blog.

Thank you for popping by, summery hugs, Karen x

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Heart & Swirls hanging.

Hi and welcome to my contribution to the hearts and swirls week.
My 1st post as a Tando team member and I'm so excited.

Here's what I did.....




What I used...
Tando large swirls
Tando small swirls
Tando hearts grab bag
And I also added some DecoArt one step crackle.

Happy crafting, Lisa xxx

Saturday, 25 July 2015

With love

Hi guys, the theme today is 
Hearts and swirls,
I just can't help myself when hearts are around to think love, feminine, pretty and these chipboard pieces fit the bill perfectly for it,

I used one out of the two chipboard flourishes in the pack, painted it with gesso, then when dry added a script stamp using  a brown ink pad, let that dry then painted over the top with Wow clear embossing powder, this gives a lovely sheen, I did the same for the heart on the top left too,

On the top i used a gorgeous mask - long  flourish, this is my new favourite mask, I love it, I used Grunge paste with it, 

As you can see the fabulous Tando products can be used for so many types of projects, from shabby chic to grunge style, like the last time I used the flourish,
Don't forget to add your creations to the link above for the chance to win some fabulous Tando Creative goodies!!!


Happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx

Friday, 24 July 2015

Hearts and swirls with Irit

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my Hearts and Swirls post!
This time I made a couple of matched ATC cards with - sure- Hearts and Swirls.
The swirls were made with texture paste and Tando most gorgeous Long Flourish  mask. Then I heat embossed the wet paste with embossing glitter. The golden hearts- Rubber Dance lovely stamps- were stamped with clear embossing ink and heat embossed with gold powder. Then I added some red stamped Love words and some Tando gold heat embossed symbols.
It's just my tribute to those hash tags and site symbols and all this media thing. Even love is now public!
So let it be!
 Tando products used:
Long Flourish mask

Mask - Long Flourish
Mini - Symblos

Tando Mini's - Symbols

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Hearts and Swirls - Queen of Hearts Arch


Hi Tando fans! Dana here today sharing an arch I created for the Hearts and Swirls theme this week. I started this piece by embossing a Large Straight Edged Arch Frame with gold embossing powder and then backing it with patterned paper. I purchased a book of Alice in Wonderland themed paper dolls a while back and use the queen from that book as the focal point of this project.


I painted several different sized hearts from the Grab Bag of Hearts with dimensional glitter paint. I further embellished some of the hearts with glass beads, crackle paint, and red roses. I also added a key from the Set of 5 Keys. I have the white-lined set, and I simply left the key as-is straight out of the packaging and embellished it with a small rhinestone.


I added a "Q" to this heart with the Letters Mask.

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

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

hearts and swirls journal page

Hi, Carol with you today with my hearts and swirls project…


Tando product used:-
All product available from the retail shop.

Don't forget you can join in with any of our themes and link your project here… 

We have projects online most days so do pop back again soon.

TFL xx