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Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Carol's fantastic tag

Carol has posted this gorgeous tag over on the Bubbly Scrumptious blog using our Scalloped Bunting.  You can find all the details over on this post HERE.




Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Blue Eyed Boy



One of my favourite photos of my wee boy. Took me ages to scrap though as could never find the right papers to use, until I saw Echo Park's Summer Days - perfect!
I have used a couple of stars from the Tando rab bag of stars, which have been coloured with ProMarkers with some Kaisercraft rhinestones added

Monday, 29 August 2011

Gio's gorgeous altered chair

Wow....look at this.  Gio has done a fabulous job of altering this chair using the cogs mask, a design team project for The Craft Barn.

You can find all the details on THIS post.




Sunday, 28 August 2011

Home Sweet Home


I have coloured the words with a brown ProMarker and covered the shapes with Prima papers. I have attached them to a 6x6 sheet of chipboard. The tiny birdcages have been stamped on paper and attached.

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Flutterby



I have used Echo Park Candy Shoppe papers for this layout. The Tando chipboard butterlies have had the sequin waste mask laid over them and sprayed with Mica Mist and have also used Mica mist with the Heart Flourish Mask.





Friday, 26 August 2011

Somewhere over the rainbow...

This is my very new interactive page with Wizard of Oz inspiration.
 I made this interactive book on the lo with  some wishes  for my girls and this Tando Scalloped square was just   a  perfect  frame    for my daughters photo  and actually it's the major element on my page.
I painted it with Ranger's crackled paint and embellished with some flowers on the corner..
The inner part of this book has no Tando products- but I still want you to see the wishes- so I add it opended too, just for an inspiration.


I just love- love- love those frames sets- need more of them- lol..
And here is the frame - I used the largest size on my page

My book of Tando Session 8

Today is the last session in My book of Tando over at our Tando Creative Online Class.   Would love you to visit and join in, if you do below is a list of the products used.

a 6" x 6" sheet of Tando
Tando bird and branch
Tando flower frame
Text stamp
PVA glue
Acrylic Paints
Modge Podge
Viva craco
Viva Gloss Gel
Paper naplin
alcohol inks and mixative
Archival ink pad

6" x 6" Chipboard Sheets  Mini pack of Birds and Branches  Karen's Frames - Flower


Have you seen our challenge?   Its a fun monthly challenge this month you do not have to use Tando just follow the theme worth having a go the prizes had us all wishing we were not part of the design team!

Thursday, 25 August 2011

More from Neil today..........

Again using our bookplates Neil has done a fabulous job altering this frame, this time as a design team project for The Craft Barn.  He has also used the lovely image and background books from Crafty Individuals.  You can find Neils post on his blog with more deets HERE.

I love the finished piece, don't you.





Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Neils' Stunning Hanging

I try to pop in to as many blogs as I can and one of my favourites belongs to Neil Walker.

When I dropped by this morning Neil had posted this gorgeous hanging for the Try it on Tuesday challenge blog using one of our Tando bookplates.  You can read all the details HERE on Neils post.


Monday, 22 August 2011

Corners

For a challenge this week I've chosen to use Tando Flourish 7 as my frame.   Cream linen card stamped with images from Andy Skinner's back to Nature set using DI, Adirondack and Colour box Chalk ink.   The flourishes coloured with DI Vintage Photo and Rusty Hinge, and then coated with Glossy Accents Crackle.    The TH bird stamped with Adirondack Espresso onto rainbow coloured vellum.   The vellum is layered under and over the Tando pieces.

Used a new to me glue to attach everything, Eco Green.   Have fallen in love with everything about this glue from the dispensing top to the easy of putting glue where you want it and then the quick dry to a good firm hold.   Even with these flourishes which are quite narrow the glue spreads neatly and does not run all over the place.   talking of challenges, have you seen the New Tando Creative Challenge?   It is a monthly challenge started this month with some cool prizes.   Full details on the challenge site.


Flourish 7 SmallThese flourishes come in packs of two and in two sizes.

Saturday, 20 August 2011

A gorgeous Seaside Scene by Jean Hardy

Just take a look at this, isn't it just gorgeous.  Jean did this for a workshop recently at The Craft Barn, needless to say the class sold out before I got a chance to book :o(

Do pop over to Jean's blog HERE for more details.









I've also added some dates for workshops and demo days over on our Workshop page HERE.

Friday, 19 August 2011

My book of Tando Session 7

Today at Tando Creative Online Class we have something a little different to share with you, and yes it involves an iron!   If you fancy joining in these are the materials used.

Tando 6" x 6" Sheet
Tando Bird, from Bird and Branch set
Tando Leaf Branch
Tando Cogs Mask
Iron
Wax Crayons
Grease proof paper
Artist Pastels
Various rubber stamps
Various ink pads
Clear Embossing Powder




6" x 6" Chipboard Sheets  Mini pack of Birds and Branches  Tall Leaves - set of 4  Cogs Group Mask 15cm x 15cm

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

At 21 frame with Tando gate to enter the future

This whole project was done around this Tando chipboard  named  Large Iron gate. First I got a gate, then I thought about it as  a gate for the future and then I decided to make this altered, from  old bookboards folded frame , with my DD photos at 21. Also Israeli legal age is 18, 21  is a bit more symbolic  and makes them " legal" all over the world...
Not much to explain here- just  get inspired by Tando gate covered with flowers and leaves and  think about this piece as the base for a lot of  nature projects you can craft.



 And just a look to the inside of this project..

The gate is covered with a bit, not too much, of Ranger crackle Picket Fence paint.
And here is the gate I used on this project

I hope you got the inspiration from this piece and this gate is avalable in small size too..
And one more project- the card I made using my beloved birdies from the Bird  on the Branch grab bag- covered with 3D Glossy Accents  after some slight inking and with a bit of Enamel Ranger paint over it


And the grab bag of those birds- I need the new one- that's how much I love those chips!


Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Just a Summer's day

Never happier than messing about with stamps and inks and stuff.   So creating this watercolour board hanging was an afternoon of pleasure.

The Tando butterfly makes a great feature in this hazy summer garden.   Used Adirondack dabbers to colour which Tando accepts with is usual good grace no warping or floppiness even on the most delicate curls of the antenna.






   Bug Set 1 Large Beg set Large contains two fab butterflies and a lovely dragonfly