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Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Season for everything

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to our Clock week.
And if we are talking Clock and Time, what can be better then to use this Bible versus of " Season for everything" and  to make a whole altered mini book? This is a kind if " never finished" project, or at least I still have about 12 pages to add to this one. I used this " There is a season for everything" Bible quote and I am just in a process of it. I only made the cover and about 4 pages, but the concept is to add more and more  Mixed Media pages to this self- made with Bind-It-All project (it opens from the top and from both sides and the reason I used the huge wire on the top is that it will be very fat after I finish it all.
As you can see that Tando huge  chipboard clock is the main part of it here.






The Zutter acrylic 8*8 cover was stamped all over and I added this Tando Creative fantastic clock chipboard.The lower cover was painted with Tim Holtz distress stains, stamped with Unity clock stamp  and then I added some bubble wrap white paint stamping.
I made just 4 pages for now (will add more in time, maybe one a month)
The pages I made are Time to love, time for peace, time to plant and time to sew. I didn't make all
" bad" things yet (like time to die?) and I am not sure I will in the future.
So here are some of the pages made with Tando goodies (not all of them have chipboards, but a part)
Here is my Time to Plant with Tando leaves and a butterfly over it


And time for Peace page with Tando  dove as a symbol for peace

And the background  and front only- as all pages are clear, so it's hard to see them clearly.
I promise to share more pages  made with Tando goodies when they are done.
Hope I inspired you a bit and now just get yourself great clock chipboard from the store and make your own crazy projects.

Monday, 29 April 2013

CLOCKS AND TIME

is this weeks theme here at Tando Creative....today its my turn (Carol) to show you my piece:-


the base is a Tando ATC and I've also used a Tando cog mask...pop on over to my blog for further details.

TFL

Sunday, 28 April 2013

Tag Week by Kaz

I hope you have enjoyed the gorgeous tags the girls have made this week. I think you can safely say we all love tags!!

Here is mine:

I started off by using some texture paste through the ~{Harlequin Mask}~ and, once it was dried, I've used Fresco paints in layers to show the varying texture. It's hard to see, but I also used the dots from the base of Neil Walker's ~{Fish Mask}~ down the left side.

Next I've painted 2 flowers from the ~{Flowers with Stems Grab Bag}~ and 3 butterflies from the       ~{Mini Butterflies Pack}~ all with Fresco paints as they work so well with the chipboard and you only need one coat! I've stamped dots onto the butterflies and doodled on them all to add details.

I finished off with a quote and lots of ribbons.

Kaz xxx

Saturday, 27 April 2013

tag week....

Today its my turn (Carol) to show you my tag - I love making tags, they are so versatile and are a great way to practise new techniques without too much worry about ruining bigger canvas's.

Today I have this to show you:-


The project uses Butterflies, flowers, keys, swirls and rabbits in the mini range and a piece of border.

Pop on over to my blog for details on how I made this piece.

Don't forget to pop back tomorrow as we have great tags being posted every day this week.


Friday, 26 April 2013

Is your bobbin full?

It seems ages since I made a tag...so naughty of me as I really like making them. Its TAG week which pleases me and I have used the small sewing set for my tag.


Lots of paint and stamping has been thrown at this, along with some fabric, trimming and lace! Doesn't it look like I embossed the chipboard? I didn't, its a lace stamp using Brilliance ink!

Here is the Sewing set from Tando nekkid...you get a lot in this set and the chipboard is TOP quality!!!

Sew Simple set small
Thank you for popping by, HUGS, Karen xxx

Thursday, 25 April 2013

You are my cup of tea (coffee?) tag

Hello my dear crafty friends! Irit is here again for our Tag week.
Since my school days I remember this " not my cup of tea"  saying, but I don't like tea (also Earl Grey one is great if you have a common cold), so I used this stamped sentiment, but for me it means " my cup of coffee and it should be very strong one).


I used a pre- made wooden tag. covered with MME paper, inked around and then I used (my very first time for this chipboard set) this delicious Tando cup. I stamped over the white chipboard, added some white embossing powder over the bottom part of the chipboard. Then I added liquid applique  brown paint over heat embossed copper one  and some pearl paint over the steams. And is it was not too many mediums used (ha- ha- ha), I covered the stamped cup with glossy accents.


 Simple and lovely tag made with one fantastic Tando chipboard.

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

challenge day...

just a reminder that today a new post is up on the challenge blog - there is still loads of time left to take part, so pop on over and see who's turn it is to tempt you to join in...see you there.

Monday, 22 April 2013

Looking at Tags...


Hello everyone, this weeks focus on the blog is tags.  They are such a great starting point for a page, card, mini book, gift and can be that bit of inspiration that you need to complete a larger project.

 I cut my tag shape out of some sticky canvas and backed it with cardstock.  I then used the beautiful Tangled Yarn mask by Neil Walker.  I scrapped texture paste through it using a palette knife, let it dry and then spritzed the tag with glimmer mist, and adding some stamping around the edge.  I created a floral cluster with a home made lace flower and some vintage buttons at the bottom of the tag.  Next I embossed some of the Tando butterflies using the swiss dots folder in my cuttlebug, and use a make up sponge to add the pink and orange ink over the top to bring out the dots, a little bit of ribbon and my tag is ready.





Katherine


Sunday, 21 April 2013

Jewelry - Art Pendant

Hello, it's Caro here. For this weeks inspiration I have used the straight pendant, some stamps and UTEE. Hope you like the outcome!



Friday, 19 April 2013

Jewelry - Bookplate Pendant


Hi Tando fans!  Dana here today sharing a pendant for the Jewelry theme this week. I started this piece with a Mini Bookplate. The finish on my pendant is a mix of glue, glitter, mist and alcohol inks. To achieve a similar finish for one of your projects, cover the chipboard with glue, add glitter, mist and alcohol ink, and let dry.  The swirl design happens when the wet mediums interact!


I used one of my favorite stamps and some Distress Markers to color the image for the center of the pendant, which I sealed with Glossy Accents. Once my piece was dry I added it to a simple chain. One of the fantastic features of the bookplates are that they come with holes on both sides, so I didn't have to punch my own!


Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

a late reminder

sorry peeps I'm a bit late this week, but, the new challenge post is now live....hope to see you there...

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Tando Earrings

Instead of using specific ~{Jewellery Elements}~ to showcase the Jewellery today I wanted to be different so I made 2 pairs of earrings using other pieces of chipboard:


For this first set, I took the small flowers from the ~{Flower Head Flourishes Small}~ pack and painted them with silver acrylic paint. I then connected them to some earring hooks and beads with spacers below.





For the second pair I took the wings from the ~{Steampunk Wings and Cog}~ set and painted them with my fave Mermaid Fresco Paint, then added a dab of green paint and a covering of Glossy Accents. Once that was dry I added them to some earring hooks and spacer beads.

Kaz xxx

Monday, 15 April 2013

Altered jewelry

Hello, my dear Tando Friends ! Irit is here with more Tando inspiration.
This is Jewelry Tando week and my project  is an altered wearable jewellery piece made with Tando Creative chipboard element and a lot of Prima flowers, blings and even Prima stamp stamped  on the inner chipboard piece. This is a real wearable art and  you can do it too using our perfect jewellery chipboard pieces.


 And as I am totally in love with those Tando Creative Jewelry pieces, I made much much more.
So here is the second Jewelry piece, totally different colours and combination of chipboards.




See your next time for more Tando inspiration!

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Town and Country - Orlando



Hello everyone,

 For the Town and Country theme this week I created a page using the houses grab bag and teamed it up with a photo of our villa from our holiday in Florida last year. I chose some of the Amy Tangerine Yes Please papers too as one of them is full of house prints.  The papers have watercolour drips on them so I took this as my inspiration for decorating the chipboard houses (here is the link if you would like to see my paper inspiration).  

I started by covering the chipboard in gesso and letting it dry.  I then dug out my watercolour paints and mixed some co-ordinating colours - a bright pinky red, a deep blue and yellow.  I used a large paintbrush and filled it with each colour so it would drip really easily onto the gesso.  As you can see from the close up some of the drips merged and you get greeny colours too - I also sometimes dried the colours  between layers too so the colours wouldn't mix.  The last thing was to ink around the edges with some tea dye distress ink.



Katherine

Friday, 12 April 2013

3D House

Hi, Caro's here - today with a little 3D House, decorated with Prima PP and embellishments.


Thursday, 11 April 2013

My town in a box or Celbrate your new Home

Hello, my dear crafty friends!
Irit is here again for our Town week and this time a have a story to tell.
We live in a big 7 bedrooms home for last 18 years. Great home to raise your 4 kids. But then kids are already grown- ups and on their own and there were just 2 of us and a fatty cat. So about a year and a half we decided to move to a flat. Apartment. 4 bed rooms (2 for my craft addiction). So we bought this  apartment and we are still waiting as this a big pretty new house and it takes ages to finish the construction. Lately we sold our house (finally) and were told that our new place will be ready in 3-4 month. So this project is a small recycled gift to myself and my DH. I am going to put the new key inside and to give n it to him when time comes and as I do all  interior design it's like my  new baby I will present to him and to our cat... (lol)




So this is my totally altered  candy box (the bottom is even not altered), I used the  cardboard inside to make this small town with Tando chipboards.  I used stencil to make the bricks, heat embossed the walls and the roofs, made a moon/sun from the inside part of Tando Flowers chippboard and heat embossed with yellow powder. The title was made from Tando letters and heat embossed with  black powder. The mini  key (so adorable)  heat embossed with Copper and the background paper is MME.
The box was covered inside with washi tapes and sticky lace on outside. The same washi and lace were added over the acetate cover, with a piece of  cut out paper and Let's celebrate today die cut. The paper was heat embossed with yellow powder and the die covered with glaze for the shiny look.





I think it's a lovely recycled project made with great products  and I will keep it for a few month to add a real key inside.

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Wednesday is...

Challenge day - don't forget to pop on over to the challenge blog to see which member of the DT are trying to tempt you to join us this month...

See you there..


Monday, 8 April 2013

Home Sweet Home!

Hellooo! If you are interested in house related projects then Tando Creative may be the place for you! We have a big selection of house, some 3D, some flat along with churches, fences, trees, gates, lamposts...right on to mini telephone boxes and kits :D We are playing with TOWN/COUNTRY pieces this week and I decided to go with a Home Sweet Home set. There are actually 2 different ones and I have mixed them up a bit....the base from one and the words from the other.


I have mounted the large house onto a painted canvas. The roof & heart have been 'stippled' with dimensional paste and then dabbed with paint. The flowers are stamped from JOFY 10 & 11 sets. The words have been painted and crackle accents applied. I added a mini butterfly to bring it all together. Here are the products in their nekkidness haha!





Please keep popping back to see what loveliness the other DT members have created!  HUGS, Karen x

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Time for everything: proverb week


Hello, my dear Tando friends! Irit is here again and this is our Proverb week.



This week here on Tando I want to showcase you my best and my most awful year: 2011.And this distress look is so perfect  for my " distressed mood" and the Bible stamped quote here is so much fit for this page. This is a time for everything in our life and mostly to be born and to die.
My very first grandson Omer was born on 1/1/11 and then, almost a year after, my beloved Dad past away. This scrapbooking page is all about it: one year, time they spent together.
I used Tando Clock mask with embossing ink and black embossing powder and Tando clock arms to make this one year clock behind my photos. I also used Tando chipboard letters Time on this page and you need to read my journaling to understand all my feelings on this page.
Hope the next years will be better!
See you next time on Tando blog with more cheerful inspiration!

Friday, 5 April 2013

Proverbs, Sayings and Quotes - Canvas

For our Proverbs, Sayings and Quotes week I have created two canvases for my living room. There I have used many chipboards of Tando Creative: Cloud Tree, Leaf Branch, Floral Grab Bag.








Thursday, 4 April 2013

Friends Arch

I made this arch for our quote theme this week:


I've painted the base of the ~{Wavy Gothic Arch}~ with a combination of Fresco and Eco Friendly paints and used the ~{Distorted Hive Mask}~ and ~{Sequin Waste Mask}~ to add details.

I painted a ~{Small Flourish 9}~ and some of the ~{Tando Mini Hearts}~ then added some details by smudging some contrasting paint with my finger and some of the sequin waste. The solid hearts had glossy accents then when everything was finished I added some white dots.

I've used stamps to create a focal point on the arch.

Kaz xxx

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Winner and Challenge Day

Over on the Challenge blog we have the winner of the March "Flowers" challenge and also a new Challenge Theme to tempt you to join us....do pop on over and see which member of the DT have created a piece to inspire you to join us...


Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Proverbs, Sayings and Quotes - ATC Set


Hi Tando fans!  Dana here today sharing a set of ATCs for the Proverbs, Sayings and Quotes theme this week. I chose to use some love proverbs and and set of my favorite stamps for this series of cards. I love the strength of the Tando ATCs!  I applied several layers of mediums and plenty of heat to these cards and they didn't peel or warp.





I chose hearts from the Grab Bag of Hearts and the Buttons Grab Bag and colored them with bright red ink for a pop of color.




Thanks for stopping by today!