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Sunday, 30 June 2013

Pretty in Pink ATC

Hi, Caro is here. Today it's my turn to show something in pink. I have decided to make an ATC with the little Flower Row (75 mm). The background is made with Distress Inks and the flowers are colored with Distress Markers.


Saturday, 29 June 2013

Pretty In Pink by Kaz

It's my turn today to make something pink and I have used a mask and some Minis to make this birthday card:


I inked the circle of the ~{Dotted Star Mask}~ then mixed some texture paste with acrylic paint and scraped that through the dotted star - I'd masked off the circle so it didn't go everywhere.

I then used the following chipboard:
~{Mini Butterflies}~
~{Mini Flowers}~, and
~{Mini Leaves 1}~ and painted them with Fresco paints. I then stamped onto the butterfly.

I've finished them off with some spacer beads and a greeting.

Kaz xxx

Friday, 28 June 2013

Pink for a little girl!

Hello its Karen here today with my 'Pretty in Pink' piece.  I have done a simple card using a pretty cat stamp by Roc Nicholas and added a little Tando butterfly from our Butterfly Mini Range.


I placed a peel-off greeting onto the card then swiped across with Distress Ink in Spun Sugar (a la Kaz I know but I needed the cat to stand out!) and pulled the peel-off off again.  The stamp has been coloured with copics and glitter added to the flowers & ears.  I also added Glossy accents to the nose and then gems to the flowers.  The eyes are wobbly eyes but I think one is stuck hahahaa!!!!!!!  The butterfly has been painted & glittered.

Thank you for looking today, Take care, Karen xxx

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Inspiring: Pink week

Hello my dear crafty friends! Irit is here and today I am going to show you my new Pink projects.
Actually it's pink and black as I made all my inside stamping with black ink, but it's sure Pink (vintage kind of this colour).
I used Tando Creative  Rectangular Panel  Frame with Bo Bunny papers and some pre made embellishments and a lot of 100 Proof Press stamps , stamped over the background paper.
I added Inspiring title and this  piece is sure inspiring to think all old and vintage and childhood things.
The frame was painted with Ranger crackled paint and I also added a few blings around, but kept it pretty clean after all.

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Challenge day....

just a reminder that today we have  a new "numbers" project over on the challenge blog...you've still got a week to enter and be in with a chance of winning some great Tando goodies... see you there...

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Pretty in Pink Mini Album


Hi Tando fans! Dana here today sharing a mini album for the Pretty in Pink theme this week. I had a lot of fun creating this little scene with a Small Wrought Iron Gate, and heart from the Buttons Grab Bag and a couple of Mini Butterflies.


I added a light coat of paint to the gate and colored the heart and butterflies with Gelatos and watercolor pencils.




Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Monday, 24 June 2013

PRETTY IN PINK

Is this weeks theme here on the Tando Creative blog.... each day this week there will be a different "pink" based project....

Today its my (Carol) turn to kick start the week with this CAS card:-


Tando products used are:- the large flourish from the Flourish 3 set and a flower from the grab bag of flowers with stems....for more details pop on over to my blog....and don't forget every day this week there will be a new project for you to take a look at....

Hope to see you tomorrow....


Saturday, 22 June 2013

Oh Snap

Hi, Caro is here today. I'd like to show you a cover of a Bo Bunny album, where I used Tando Mini's Butterflies (one of my favorite chipboards) and Tando Mini's Music. The butterflies are covered with PP of Bo Bunny and the music notes are colored with Distress Stains.




Friday, 21 June 2013

Hello Frame Card

I'm glad we are having regular 'Anything Goes' weeks here as they are perfect for me. I often make things using Tando bits that don't fit in with our themes. This is one such card:


I was playing with a few bits a couple of weeks ago for a theme of faux metal, and one thing I did was use this frame from the ~{Scalloped Nested Circles Pack}~.
I ran it through the Cuttlebug in an embossing folder first, then painted it with Bronze acrylic paint. Then I added some blue patina acrylic paint and finally some Bora Bora Fresco paint with my finger. I just kept adding bits of all three paints until I had the right look to it.

I inked through the centre circle of the ~{Dotted Star Mask}~ and stamped this cute man in the middle. I then added clean water to his face and, after a little bit, I dabbed it with a paper towel to make his face white rather than the yellow ink.

I finished off with some alphabet stamps.

Kaz xxx

Thursday, 20 June 2013

And now to meet our fabulous new Design Team members

We had an amazing response to our Design Team Call, it took a team of 4 of us to study the entries and it was incredibly difficult to decide....I really wish we had more than 2 spaces.
 
Anyway on to our two super new ladies who will be showcasing their fantastic projects over the coming months.
 
First, I would like you to meet Roc Nicholas:



I am basically a self taught artist. I am an instructor, writer and rubber stamp designer. I am currently a design team member for Stampotique. I am an intermediate Copic certified designer. I have been published in magazines and have been a contributor to a book. I love to journal, doodle, use rubber stamps, incorporate recyclable objects in my art and have a lot of laughs in the process.
 
You can find Roc's blog HERE.
 
And now a sample of some of Roc's amazing work:
 


 
 
And now to meet......Corinne Rollet
 
 
My name is Corinne. I am 47 years old and I live with my family in a small town near Rennes (France). In the crafting world, I am known as "Coco" or sometimes “Coconut” as I have sometimes my head in the clouds..

I am a self-made French artist that really LOVES learning and experimenting new techniques and products all the time! 
Maybe you can see a link with my job… I am an engineer working part time in a European research lab, so searching and sharing my experiences on my blog is just completely obvious for me.
In addition, creating and making a little bit of art every day and interacting with other artists on blogland has really helped me grow and keep growing in making artistic stuff, but also recalls me that I still have a lot to learn!
In the past I did not believe that I could do anything creative, although I had a dreamy temperament and a lot of imagination… But when I discovered scrapbooking in 2009 (acting as a therapy first, following a huge sorrow for me as I lost a young girl of cancer…) it was a revelation for me - I could create beautiful things without drawing, and that makes sense for me. Since then I never stopped… and now, it is much more than therapy only, it has become a huge passion and even my raison d’ĂȘtre!

I love to create cards, layouts, mini-books, altered art, art journaling pages and Tags and ATCs. About my style, I don’t think I have a particular style, but my projects are most often very coloured and full of details... However what I love above all is creativity and beauty, so anything gorgeous and well done can looks perfect in my eyes, even if it is in a very clean style. But as far as I am concerned I can spend hours on some tiny details sometimes and progress as fast as a snail!  Fortunately as long as I have inks and paints under my fingers and nails, I don’t see the time go by, I just create with a joyful abandon and all things are going well... 
Some of you may already well know me as I am used to participate overseas to many inspirful challenges I love. I had the great honour to be Guest DT in February 2013 on one of my favorite’s challenge blogs: Stampotique Designers.
But today, this is my first true engagement in a very talented design team, and I am very thrilled to start this journey with Tando Creative. I LOVE Tando’s products so much… They offer many different ways of integrating them beautifully and creatively in any project!! Hope you will like what I will show you with them, as I feel me ready for that new chapter of my artistic life, and will try to do my best for Tando. Now I look forward to the challenges and the additional inspiration it brings!

Most of my work can be seen on my blog. Would be very happy about your visit, and do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions 
 
And a selection of Coco's stunning work:
 



 
 
 

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Exterminate, Exterminate........

We have a very special treat for you today.

Di often comes across some fantastic makes from the Tando Creative Range of products whilst out demo'ing and trawling the net,  and this spectacular one doesn't need to be "exterminated"...what am I on about?

this:-


isn't this just brilliant?? its been made by Mark Gould.  Have you worked out what the base is yet? Its the Octagonal Christmas Advent Calendar and its been painted using the DecoArt range of products...isn't it just stunning? Pop along to Marks blog and see how he created this piece.

A big Thank You to Helen Pigott who first came up with the idea and Mark for taking up the challenge and letting us show his Dalek...


Also, don't forget its Wednesday and so another piece over on the Challenge blog.... hope to see you there....


Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Free For All - Batty ATC


Hi Tando Creative fans! Dana here today sharing a fun artist trading card for the Free For All theme this week. I've been reading poetry to my girls and was inspired by a Shel Silverstein poem:

“The baby bat
Screamed out in fright,
'Turn on the dark,
I'm afraid of the light.” 

I had a lot of fun creating this card and was so happy to use this little bat from the Mixed Halloween Grab Bag for something other than a Halloween craft! I covered the bat with a thick coat of black embossing powder and added some red pearls for the eyes. I colored the small lantern with mist and added some glaze for a glossy finish.






Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Monday, 17 June 2013

Large Chinese Fan

Hello, its Karen here!  Once a month we are now going to have a 'Free For All' week where we can showcase anything Tando that we may have done that doesn't fit into any particular theme.  Its a brilliant way to show you what we may have done for other DT's or just for the sake of it :D

I was demonstrating at the Craft Barn Extravaganza a couple of weeks ago using the NEW RELEASES and so I shall be showcasing  them here.  First up is the LARGE FAN.  This one measures 31cm x 21cm so a decent size for some wall art.  Its layered so you can add all sorts of ephemera if you choose.  I went for the obvious Chinese theme for this haha...


I used red acrylic paint on the background and then a crackle stamp in black. 

Please note...the segments in the fan are all slightly different so use the upper section as a template if you are going to add paper/card sections as I did.

The stamp for 4 of the segments is by Lynn Perella at PaperArtsy.  This has been stamped onto red painted card them clear embossed.  The top section has been painted black and A applied.  I made a tassel and attached a Chinese coin with a brad.  Here it is naked...


As you see it comes complete with the 'waste'...I am still thinking about how to use those :D  There is also another Fan Pack containing a small and a medium fan.

Sunday, 16 June 2013

An exploding box for my Dad



So here is my unassuming box ready for Fathers Day....and then on the inside...

Are lots of cameras, some cut from the BoBunny papers which perfectly compliment the lovely Tando camera chippies.  I coloured in my cameras with pro-markers and then added a layer of glossy accents and on the central one I used some alpha stickers too, and of course added a little chocolately treat for my Dad.

So to all those Dads out there a massive Happy Fathers Day from all of us at Tando.

Saturday, 15 June 2013

When you are a King: Masculine week

Hello my dear crafty friends!
Irit is her again and this is my project for our masculine week.
Making manly projects is totally hard: not to much products to use and not so many colours to pick from.
So this time I decided to go for a useful project: a real key  chain that any man can use.

I used a big Tando Creative  Large Cog and stamped over the backside with 100 Proof Press Old Script stamp and added some distress ink.
The front chipboard piece was covered with 3-4 layers of 2-3 embossing powders.
Then I added 3 arrows from the Arrows Grab Bag  covered with another embossing powder.
The small cog was covered in the same way: King of Cloves stamp on the back and a lot of embossing powders on the front.
As a final touch I added the same King stamp and this well known song lyrics : when you are a King...

And those are the chipboards I used here:



See you next week with more Tando inspiration!

Friday, 14 June 2013

All about the man....

week continues and today its my (Carol) turn to show you my piece.  The theme is very apt with Fathers Day on Sunday so I've made a card:-


I've used the cogs group mask, grab bag cogs and the grab bag of screws.... pop along to my blog for more details.

TFL xx

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

its Wednesday so it must be....

Challenge day...today we have a gorgeous project to share with you so pop on over to the Challenge blog and join in the fun - don't forget we have a fab prize up for grabs every month too... see you there

Monday, 10 June 2013

All about the Man

Hello, it's Caro here. I'm a little bit late but I'll start the week "all about the man" with a card I created. I used some Art Journey stamps and two of the great Tando Mini's Arrows.



Sunday, 9 June 2013

mask week

Hello Tandoettes, today its my turn (Carol) to share with you a mask project....but, firstly, haven't there been some gorgeous projects this week by my fellow DT members...and those lovely Masks of Kaz's are sure to be very popular...

Today I've used the Andy Skinner 12" x 3" burning rubber mask to create this card:-


full details on my blog

Don't forget that there is a new subject starting tomorrow, don't forget to pop back and see whats up for next week...

TFL 

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Masked cards

I don't think it's any surprise to anyone when I say I LOVE masks! I love them so much I asked Di if I could give her a few designs to cut and she said yes!!!! Very selfishly, I have drawn a few masks that I would like to use and this is the first one that has been released, ~{Dotted Star Mask}~. I made a couple of cards:


For this one I inked the centre circle and then the dotted star, masking off the bits I didn't want. I've painted 3 hearts from the ~{Mini Hearts}~ pack with Paperartsy Fresco Paint, then added Glossy Accents to then and finished off with a greeting stamp.



This final one was a very quick card (and we all know I love those too). I've inked through one of the corners, wiped the mask before flipping it over to ink it again, making a base for the creatures to sit on. I've watercoloured them and added a greeting.

Kaz xxx

Friday, 7 June 2013

Masks Week - Leaves


Hi Tando fans! Dana here today sharing an ATC that I created for the Masks theme this week. In addition to the fabulous chipboard, Tando also has a wonderful selection of masks/stencils made from durable, washable plastic! I used the beautiful Leaves Mask for the background of this card along with my favorite base, a Tando Artist Trading Card and a vintage book page. If you're serious about ATCs, I highly recommend the Tando ATCs for their strength and durability. You can really pile on the wet mediums and embellishments without having to worry about the card falling apart.

I colored a piece from the Tall Leaves Set with ink and then added a coat of glaze for a glossy finish. I've been wanting to use this sassy frog stamp for some time now and I think he looks right at home with all the leaves! The fun quote is from Toni Braxton. =)



Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, 6 June 2013

One day in May: masks

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to our Mask week!
As you all know Tando Creative produce a LOT! of  the most gorgeous masks and you just need them all! Believe me, you do!
So here is my my scrapbooking page made with some of those masks.
This is my dear and only (for now) grandson Omer and I made this pretty " clean and simple" lo with his 2 photos, but it's still  kind of Mixed Media  page as I used masks, gesso, mists and paints all over this  page.

Two of Tando masks were used here: Have you Say  Andy Skinner mask   Harlequin and ones.
And here is the first one
And the second


As your can see both were used with white gesso and then I misted  the dry gesso a bit over it and we still can see the texture of those gorgeous masks.
 Now it's your turn: go the the shop, find a retailer as the shop here is a wholesale  and pick some great masks you can use over and over on your projects!