Thursday, 23 May 2019

Facebook Live - Technique Tag with Hannah Oxberry

Want to see how to create this bubbly grungy tag? The head over to the Tando Creative Zone to watch the full step by step Facebook Live tutorial. Click the link here.

Don't forget to share your creations to the page!
Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Not as it seems week...Hochanda Craftalong kit

Last Sunday Fiona Randall did an amazing job presenting the Craftalong on Hochanda.  This kit is completely designed by Fiona and the design team made some stunning samples.

Me...being me....I like to think outside of the box (excuse the pun) so I created this box using the patterned sheets included in the kit and added a base and embellishments.  It is actually really sturdy.  If you'd like to see the Hochanda Craftalong you can still view it on catchup on their website.

Friday, 17 May 2019

Tando Creative 24 Play Days- Inspiration by Monika Maksym

here's my latest tutorial for the 24 Inspirational Play Days.

You can find the Facebook Live Video in the Tando Creative Zone here:

Paris Tag Video Tutorial 


 Here's the list of ingredients you'll need to recreate this tag:
~Tando size 7 greyboard tag
~ a piece of lace
~Decoart tinting base
~Distress Oxide in Walnut Stain
~Lindys Gang spray in Copper
~Distress Ink in colour Antique Linen
~watercolour or thick mixed media paper
~Paris themed stamps
~ribbon or twine
~ Eiffel tower charm and Paris cabochon
~ Decoart Crackle Paste
~Decoart Heavy Gel Medium
~Decoart Chalky Finish Paint in Restore
~Decoart Media Fluid Acrylic in Burnt Umber
~StazOn in Timber Brown
~Water mixable oil paint in Raw umber

Monika x

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Anything Goes Week - Little Things, Little Book


This week on the Tando Creative blog it is 'Anything Goes' week so I took the opportunity to decorate one of the fab mini books...

* After preparing the surface with gesso I used acrylic paint in yellow and orange to form my main colour.

* Next I used the rings stencil with brown paint and then the dots stencil with gold paint.

* For extra interest I used sepia archival ink with a stamp from France Papillon's London New York set.  Then I stamped out the bee from Creepers and Crawlers and a sentiment.

* To create a closure for the book I used my crop a dile and then added eyelets and some ribbon...

* To complete the cover I used my paint pens to add some doodle dots.

Here are the products I used:

Tando Creative - Mini Book Pack 2
Tando Creative Stencils - Rings; Dots
France Papillon Stamps - London New York; Creepers and Crawlers; Perfect Words

Thank you for looking and happy crafting!

Jane xx

Monday, 13 May 2019

Anything Goes Week - Brenda

ANYTHING GOES - we love it when we get a week where we can share anything we like with you and I have chosen this mini album created by Di for one of her Hochanda shows.
This was  one of the samples I made for her.

Process steps. Pages
1. Cut panels from patterned paper, ink the edges and adhere to the album.
2. When dry sand back the edges and ink again..

3. Use snippets of Tim Holtz  botanical collage paper with decou-page  mate sealer/glue on each panel,sealing the complete surface of each one
4. Sand off any over hangs.

5. Paint the flowers and leaves with watery media fluid acrylics.
6. Add some die-cut leaves, tiny flowers and words.

7. Repeat the same process steps for the front and back covers.

I used small buttons and thin black elastic to make the closures.

Finished front cover

Finished back cover.

 This is such a cute size 8 x 9.5 cms and feels lovely to hold in the hand and is great as a quote book to give someone.

I hope you like this style journal/album.

Thanks for stopping by.

hugs Brenda xxx

Sunday, 12 May 2019

Crackle week- Mechanical Heart Tag by Monika

Good mornig, it's last day of Tando Crackle Week and I wanted to share my inspiration for You. 


 I have started with punching three holes in my tag, then painting it with Decoart Media Fluid Acrylic paint in Iron Oxide. I have also applied a coat of the same paint on my heart embellishment.

I have tinted Decoart Crackle Paste with Paynes Grey Media Fluid acrylic paint and scraped it randomly all over my tag making sure the layer is nice and thin.

 Once paste was dry and tiny crackles appeared I have stamped my tag with Andy Skinner Tech Trauma stamps and black Archival Ink.

Also, I have added my favourite 'dirty washes' of  Decoart fluids in Quinacridone Gold and Paynes Grey.

I hope you like my inspiration
See you next time
Monika x


Friday, 10 May 2019

Crackle Week - by Hannah Oxberry

Hi all, thank you for joining me here on the Tando Blog! It's Crackle Week and I just love the added texture crackles can bring to your designs.

For my project I thought I would share a design I created for the Craftalong Show with Di and Fiona in a few weeks time.

This gorgeous kit, designed by Fiona Randall, can be used in a whole variety I ways. I included a brightly coloured paper background with black heat embossed pillars against a white backdrop. The kit includes a stencil for the wings, I decided to use this stencil to run crackle paste through to create wonderfully crackled wings!

I added further detail to the design by using modeling paste on the heart and texture paste on the rusty cogs. The wings I painted white and added irridecscent gold to highlight.

I wanted to create contrast in the pillars and picked out pink colours from the backing papers to coordinate with the heart.

I hope you like the project!