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Monday, 29 August 2016


Hi, Carol with you today.  This week we are concentrating on the fabulous mixology kits.

What is Mixology? Mixology is run by Tando and DecoArt and its a retreat which is held twice a year with specific kits which are produced by Tando.  There is also a fab range of tutors and time for you to take part in make n takes and time for free work.  For more details of the next retreat look here:-

So, today I've used the journal kit by Kate Crane….I've also painted it in Kate Crane style….

I will be adding to this over the following months ready for my travels.

Tando product used:-

TFL xx

Friday, 26 August 2016

Birds inspiration with Irit

 Hello my dear crafty friends ! Irit is here and it's my today's inspiration for Tando Birds week.

I decided not to use any chipboards here, but to make the art journal page with one Tando stencil only and some stamping around.
So today  I am going to shoe you the art journal single page made with just a few products.

All you need to make the similar page is a piece of good thick white cardstock from any company, one single Tando Creative stencil, DecoArt texture paste and Media line paints and a couple of stamps from Honey Bee Stamps.

This is not a tutorial post, but I  will tell you  briefly how I made this piece.
First I used Tando  Bird and Branch mask with modelling white  paste and made all textured images over the white cardstock.
Then, when the paste was dry, I added fluid acrylic  paints  to get those summery green, blue and yellow colors over the whole stencilled images.
I kept a few areas without texture to stamp later over them.
I stamped directly over the paint with black permanent ink and it's not a perfect stamping image there, but still pretty good for Mixed Media art.

And this is the gorgeous Tando mask I used here all over the page:
Bird and Branch Mask

To make the flowers pop I added white acrylic around and over the images and added some of the paint over the textured images too.

As you can see this is a real art page: flat, made with a lot of mediums and no " add- ons" at all.

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

No Return Mixed Media Board

Hi! Dana here today sharing the mixed media board I created for the Bird theme this week. I saw Black Sabbath on Sunday night and my ears are still ringing! The show was absolutely amazing. It was the first, as well as the last time, that I will see the band, as this is their goodbye tour. I was inspired to created this piece after the show.

I started with a Mixed Media Board. I added an uneven coat of DecoArt White Gesso with a spatula to create a textured base. I colored the board with Gelatos and Distress ink and added some stamping around the edge using the Nathalie Kalbach Bird 3-Piece Stamp and Stencil Set. Next, I added a row of rolled resin paper as a fun colorful base for the next layer of this project. I topped the paper rolls with a Mini Bird that I painted with DecoArt Carbon Black Fluid Acrylic Paint. I then added a trio of Mini Stars that I covered with a layer of Spoonful of Gold Dust. (The only thing more sparkly than these stars was Ozzy's shirt!) Lastly, I finished this piece with some Black Sabbath song lyrics.

You can find the chipboard I used for this project, and a wonderful selection of DecoArt products, in the Tando Creative Retail Store.

Monday, 22 August 2016


Hellooo and welcome to a week of Tando birds :-D

I have used the pretty little owls from the MINI RANGE to embellish my project this week.  I have decorated one of those 12inch square mirrors from a certain store.

The background was daubed with paint and then stencilled over in white using the SEQUIN WASTE stencil(sorry you can't really see it in this pic)  I also used some Tando BUNTING to sit the owls on.  This was daubed with a mix of colours to match the flowers which were stamped and paper pieced.

The little owls were painted with acrylics to match!

Thank you for taking a look today.  Do pop back for some more birdy projects this week, Hugs, Karen x

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Anything Goes with Lisa

Hi folks, Lisa here with my creation for the Anything Goes week. 

This week I chose the Tando Mini Printer Tray 152mm x 152mm with stand and some DecoArt Media products to play with.

Here is my creation...

I used a few different techniques to decorate the Tando printer tray including painting, stamping and a rust technique.

These are the products I used...

Mini Printer Tray 152mm x 152mm with stand   Minis: Advent Numbers

If you would like to see my creation in more detail, pop along to my blog here.

Thanks for stopping by, 
Lisa xxx

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Anything Goes on a Saturday!

Hi Gez here, I am delighted to be sharing a journal page with you this week for the 'anything goes' challenge using a heart from the [Mini - Hearts] pack along with some of the gorgeous white embossing powders and enamels from [Stampendous]

My page was created using acrylic paints, rubber stamps and washi tape. 

The heart was treated to a generous layer of clear crackle glaze, embossing enamels, powders and glitter so much fun!

Products used:

these are just the coolest embossing powders and elements on the planet!!

Thank you for calling and leaving a comment if you get the chance.

  Happy creating, Gez ♥

Friday, 19 August 2016

Unlock your beautiful self door hanger

 Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my new Tando post and this week it is Anything goes week.
So  how about a Steampunk door hanger?
Tando sells the most amazing chipboard door hangers and you can alter them to any kind or theme.
But sometimes  you have someone a bit Steampunky around you and that's what I made for this person.
So I picked the Door Hanger style A piece (one of 2 that are in the bag) and the fun began!
As a background I used Tando Cogs mini stencil  and Tando Giraffe mini mask with DecoArt  White Modelling paste.
When it was dry I added layers over layers of DecoArt Media line  fluid acrylics paints to make the background and stamped randomly with black paint using Stampendous  Toxic stamp background.
Then I painted the chipboard Scull from Sculls bag 3 and Key hole from Locks and Latches set  using the same acrylic paints with a layer of DecoArt Weathered wood medium and you can see the glorious result of this medium over the main chipboard pieces here.The key from Set of 5 keys was added to the piece as well.
I made the title with Tim Holtz small stickers and yes, anyone, even the scull, can be beautiful.
Don't you think so?