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Sunday, 19 February 2017

Love tag by Gez ♥

Love is most definitely in the air as the designers have been sharing their love inspired creations all this week.

Today it's my turn and I am delighted to be sharing this little project with you!

Here is my love conquers all tag ♥

I started with one of the set of 5 [Long Tags] and gave it various coats of DecoArts [Fluid acrylics] 

I left the tag to dry and painted 3 cogs from the [Heart Cogs Mix] then added a coat of [Clear Crackle Glaze] 

Everything dried fairly quickly and I assembled my tag adding some of the gorgeous [Spoonful of RUST] to the finished tag, where I added it to the hearts I sealed it in with a thick coating of clear glue.

Thank you for calling, I hope you like my tag ♥

Happy creating, Gez ♥ 

Love & Hearts with Lisa

Hi folks, Lisa here and welcome to my make for this weeks Tando challenge. The theme, with it being Valentine's Day this week is 'Love & Hearts'.

Here is what I came up with...

I used the one of the Tando long tags(These come in a pack of 5 and are 190mm x 75mm) and two hearts from the Tando grab bag of hearts. Along with letters from the Block Serif alpha sheet.

Firstly, I gave all the Tando pieces a quick coat of DecoArt White Gesso
I applied a thick coat of DecoArt Crackle Paint to the centre of the tag and on the solid heart shape. And applied DecoArt Texture Sand Paste around the outside of the tag and on the bigger heart. 

I then painted the tag with Cadmium Orange, Primary Magenta, and Napthol Red Light DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics drying the layers of colours in between.

I painted the larger heart with the two red colours and gave the solid heart shape another coat of white gesso. 

When the tag was dry I added some stamping using black ink.

On the solid heart and in the centre of the tag I rubbed over some DecoArt Carbon Black Antiquing Cream, then buffed off the excess. 

I gathered a selection of ribbons and coloured them using the paint. I added some of the ribbon to the top of the tag and used the thick cord underneath the solid heart shape.

I used the Block Serif alpha sheet to spell the word 'love' which I covered in ink the used Stampendous Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel over the top. 

Thanks for popping by the Tando blog today, if you want to pop over to my blog here is the link
Hope to see you again soon.
Lisa xxx

All the products I have used are below and are available on the
Tando Website.

Set of 5 Long Tags    Grab Bag of Hearts   Media Antiquing: Carbon Black    Media: White Crackle PAINT   Media: Texture Sand Paste   Media: White Gesso   Fluid Acrylics: Cadmium Orange   Fluid Acrylics: Primary Magenta   Fluid Acrylics: Napthol Red Light 

Friday, 17 February 2017

Love and hearts week with Irit

Hello my dear crafty friends!
Welcome to my new Tando post and this week we were challenged to make projects with hearts and love things.
So without any  additional thought I grabbed my most loved Heart shaped printer's  Tando tray and made this project that is full of hearts and love and was just a perfect gift  for Valentine.
As you can see I used tons of Tando goodies and you can see the full list at the end of this post.
Anyway all shapes were painted and them glittered or heat embossed with Stampendous glitter or embossing powders.
 The background cardstock is from DCVW, but this is the only products that you can't find in TANDO shop.
Here you can see the hearts painted inside and painted around with DecoArt Copper paint and then glittered over.
 The key hole heart and the key are covered with Stampendous embossing powder.

The sentiment was heat embossed with copper powder and the frame was covered with Crackle glaze over the dark red DecoArt paint.

Tando products used:
Mini heart printer tray
Mini Heart Printer Tray

Set of 5 keys
Set of 5 Keys
Tando minis Hearts

Tando Mini's - Hearts

Valentine words
Valentine Words
Frantage mica kit
Frantage MICA kit
DecoArt Media line

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Floss-Wrapped Heart ATC

Hi! Dana here today sharing the artist trading card I created for the Love and Hearts theme this week. I covered an ATC with a piece of patterned tissue paper and then added a small amount of DecoArt White Gesso with a spatula. Once dry, I added a couple drops of blue mist, a doodled border in red marker, some yellow string, a patterned paper sentiment, and a smudge of clear crackle medium.

I topped this piece with a heart that I wrapped in bright red floss.

You can find the chipboard I used for this project, and a wonderful selection of DecoArt products, in the Tando Creative Retail Store. We'd love to see your creativity! Share your work with us in Tando's Creative Zone on Facebook.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

`love and Hearts

Hi Dee here with my Valentine piece for Tando Creative
I used a lot of different pastes and gels on this one.
I also used these lovely new hearts from Tando which 
I used ferro on which gives a very different look.
These also are not my usual colours but it is Valentines 
day after all. Still got a bit of grunge in.
Happy Valentines hope you get lots!
Cheers Dee x


Tando products used :- Scribbles heart, Tando Tag.

Monday, 13 February 2017

Love and Hearts...

Hi Carol with you today to kick off our week of "love and hearts" projects - well, what other theme could you have for valentines week?

I decided to use the Andy Skinner Industrial Wings kit as my project for today and here is the finished item:-

Loads of decoArt media fluid acrylics were used along with some texture paste and a stencil.. some metal embellishments were also added.

TFL today and don't forget that there will be more Love and Hearts projects to follow this week.


Sunday, 12 February 2017

Technique Week - Adding Fabric with Lisa.

Hi folks, Lisa here and welcome to my Tando post for this week. It's Technique Week and the theme is adding fabric. I used Tandos Kate Crane 7 piece planner kit for this project. 

This is a fabulous kit, it comes with a front and back cover and 5 inserts. (There is also a smaller kit available with less inserts and you can also purchase just the inserts to add extra ones if you wish. All three sets are available on the Tando website.)

I only used the front and back covers of the planner for this particular challenge. 

Here is what I did...

Front Journal Cover

Back Journal Cover

First I gave the front and back covers a quick coat of DecoArt white gesso. I then started adding fabric. I gathered a whole range of different ribbons, lace, hessian and began layering them on the front and back of the journal covers. 

I added DecoArt Texture Sand Paste, DecoArt Crackle Paint and used DecoArt White Modelling Paste with Andy Skinner's 8 x 8 Creativity Stencil.

When everything was dry I started to add some colour using DecoArt Media Artist Fluid Acrylics. I used Quinacridone Gold, Paynes Grey, Burnt Umber and Colbalt Teal Hue. I added the colours in layers, drying between each stage. 

1st layer

2nd Layer

I continued to add the paint until I was happy with the coverage.

To finish, I highlighted the stencilled word and some other areas white white gesso. Then painted the back of each cover and the edges with black gesso.

Here is the finished journal covers with the inserts which haven't yet been decorated. 

Everything I have used for this project is below and they are available on the Tando Website.

Thanks for popping by the Tando Blog today. If you would like to pop over to my blog, the link is here.
Toodles for now,
Lisa x 

Kate Crane 7 piece Planner   A Skinner Stencil - CREATIVITY  Media: Texture Sand Paste  Media: White Crackle PAINT  Media: White Gesso  Media: Black Gesso  Media: White Modelling Paste  Fluid Acrylics: Burnt Umber  Fluid Acrylics: Cobalt Teal  Fluid Acrylics: Paynes Grey  Fluid Acrylics: Quinacridone Gold