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Thursday, 31 March 2016

Recipe Week - Pretty Mixed Media Board


Hi! Dana here today sharing my take on the Recipe Challenge this week. I used the Long Flourish Mask, two leaf stamps and three flowers to fulfill the challenge. I built this piece on top of a Mixed Media Board as a companion to the Triple Arch Layered Frame I created earlier this month.

You can find the products that I used for this piece in the Tando Creative Retail Store! We'd love to see what you create for our Recipe Challenge! To be in with a chance of winning some great Tando goodies of your choice, please make a piece based on our weekly themes and link your project, not just your blog, using the inlinkz tool located at the top of the Tando Blog. You don't have to use any Tando product, but, if you do, you will be entered into the draw twice! There are no limits to how many times you enter, however, we do request that you only enter your piece for 5 challenges. We look forward to seeing your creations!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

I Stencil, 2 stamps & 3 flowers by Dee

Hi everyone Dee here with my take on 1 Stencil,
2 stamps 3 flowers.
 If you check I didn't use a stencil I forgot and 
got carried away.
Once finished, I realized I didn't want to put
A stencil image on it.
Okay I started with black gesso on a media board 
love these!
Next painted it with Deco art crackle paint.
A watery wash in  Deco Art Fluid Acrylics: 
Next I stamped the Tim holtz flowers garden
stamp 3 times, with versa fine ink 
and clear embossed.
I colures the flowers in with Fluid Acrylics:
Home made tissue paper was glues down with
 matt medium.
 All coated with soft touch varnish.
A drizzle of copper ink was run down from the top. I hope you all enjoyed 
my post this week. Please feel free to leave a comment 
as feedback is how we grow.
Cheers Dee x
PRODUCTS USED
  1. Tando products used:- Mixed Media Boards 74mm x 138mm.
  2. Deco Art products used:- Fluid Acrylics: Napthol Red LightPyrrole OrangePrussian Blue HueWhite Crackle PAINT & Soft Touch Varnish.

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Recipe week

Hi, Carol with you today with another recipe for you…

As mentioned by Kaz yesterday, our recipe this month is:-

1 x stencil
2 x stamps
3 x flowers

Here is my piece:-



Tando product used:-

More details are on my blog.

Thank you to everyone who has joined us this month with our challenge - if you haven't joined us yet there are still a few days left…take a look at the tab at the top of the page and join us…don't forget that there are prizes up for grabs…

TFL xx

Monday, 28 March 2016

Recipe Week Card

This week we have a recipe theme of:

1 stencil
2 stamps
3 flowers

Of course I made a quick and simple card:



I painted 3 of the ~{Mini Flowers}~ with Decoart Acrylic Paint and, while they dried, used the         ~{Mini Clock Stencil}~ onto the card blank.

Next I've used a text stamp with white embossing powder onto the mini flowers and then glued them onto some white flowers and stuck them to the card blank.

The second stamp is a birthday stamp.

Kaz xxx

Saturday, 26 March 2016

Anything goes by Dee

Hi everyone Dee here with my latest post for Tando
I decided to do something a bit different than 
my normal work.
 I started with a media board which i coloured
with a verity of vibrant colours.
 Next I stamped some stamps from my stash onto the 
media board.
 I used some barrier wax/vasaline in area's that I wanted
the colour to come through on.
 I then painted in black acrylic paint and knocked it back
 once dry. I inked up some more stamps and
then gold embossed them.
Finally I painted some hearts from the grab bag, arrows
circle & washer from the industrial elements set.
Finally a sprinkle of shabby white Frantage
embossing powders to finish off.
That's all for today folks I hope 
you like it.
Cheers Dee x

PRODUCTS USED
  1. Tando products used :- Chipboard - Mixed Media Boards, Tando Mini's - HeartsArrows Grab BagAndy Skinner Industrial Elements Bolts/Washers sheet
  2. Paints and stamps from my stash.


Friday, 25 March 2016

Make a perfect moment altered canvas: Anything goes week


Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my Anything goes week on Tando blog.
Today I am going to share a pretty big altered canvas made in a very shabby pastel colors with a few on Tando products.

I made it as " all around time" art piece and as a such I used Tando clock mask, Tando clock big chipboard and added a piece of Tando Round Grid chipboard on the top.
The piece was all misted with Lindy's Stamp Gang mists- only three colors and I added stamped over tissue clocks and a sentiment (Visible Image stamps).
Some delicate die cuts were added as a cluster around the clock.






I really hope that you like my delicate art piece this time and see you soon again!
Tando products used:
3 clocks  in  one

3 clocks in 1

Clock Mask

Grid - Round




Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Anything Goes - Choose Happy Springtime Arch


Hi friends! Dana here today sharing an arch for the Anything Goes theme this week. The flowers are beginning to bloom and the birds are singing outside my window so that was my inspiration for this piece. I covered the base of a Triple Arch Layered Frame with patterned paper and then topped it with one frame piece that I painted a textured white. I brought in a small piece of nature for this piece. I covered a cut tree branch with a painted Leaf Flourish, a die-cut bird and some paper flowers. I finished this piece with a sticker sentiment and bright pink bow.

You can find the products that I used for this piece in the Tando Creative Retail Store! We'd love to see what you create for our Anything Goes Challenge! To be in with a chance of winning some great Tando goodies of your choice, please make a piece based on our weekly themes and link your project, not just your blog, using the inlinkz tool located at the top of the Tando Blog. You don't have to use any Tando product, but, if you do, you will be entered into the draw twice! There are no limits to how many times you enter, however, we do request that you only enter your piece for 5 challenges. We look forward to seeing your creations!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, 21 March 2016

As seen on TV!

Hi... these were shown on The Craft Channel last week...I hope you managed to catch it!!!  The lovely Di was in top form with lots of hints and tips.  These are two samples that I made...

Home Hanging Kit...


and the MDF Birdhouse Home


Thank you for taking a look!  Hugs, Karen x

Friday, 18 March 2016

Easter ATC


Hi friends! Dana here today sharing an ATC for the Easter theme this week. I love using heavier embellishments, like this resin frame, with Tando chipboard because I know the extra weight is no match for the strength of the board. I removed the top baby chick portion from the cracked egg design from the Mini Easter Egg Set and replaced it with a colorful digital image of a chick for a festive focal point. I placed my embellished frame on top of an Artist Trading Card that I covered with patterned paper and a piece of Grass Flexistrip. I finished this piece with a pair of bright yellow bows and a handwritten sentiment.

You can find the products that I used for this piece in the Tando Creative Retail Store! We'd love to see what you create for our Easter Challenge! To be in with a chance of winning some great Tando goodies of your choice, please make a piece based on our weekly themes and link your project, not just your blog, using the inlinkz tool located at the top of the Tando Blog. You don't have to use any Tando product, but, if you do, you will be entered into the draw twice! There are no limits to how many times you enter, however, we do request that you only enter your piece for 5 challenges. We look forward to seeing your creations!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Tando Creative on The Craft Channel


We have some exciting shows coming up on The Craft Channel
(Sky 679 and Freesat 808 or online at www.thecraftchannel.tv)

First up we have the one day special tomorrow (Wednesday 16th March), 
first show is on at 7am.

Then we have 2 brand new shows that will be aired alternately starting on Friday as follows:

Show 1: 
Friday 18th March at 13.00
Friday 25th March at 09.00
Sunday 3rd April at 14.00

Show 2: 
Monday 21st March at 15.00
Tuesday 29th March at 13.00
Friday 1st April at 09.00

Hope you can get to view them :) 

Monday, 14 March 2016

HAPPY EASTER….

Hello and welcome to the Tando Creative blog.  This week our theme is:-

HAPPY EASTER

For this theme I have used a mixed media board:-


Tando product used:-

For more details pop on over to my blog.

There is still loads of time left for you to join in with our March challenge.  All you have to do is make a piece based on our weekly themes and link back using inlinz…the link can be found by clicking on the March tab at the top of the page.  Don't forget there are prizes up for grabs…

TFL xx




Saturday, 12 March 2016

Texture Paste Week - Celebrate Arch


Hi! Dana here today sharing the arch I created for the Texture Paste theme this week. I used a portion of my favorite Arabian-Style Layered Arch Frame for the base of this piece. I covered the chipboard with a book page and then used two masks, the Mini Distressed Sequins and the Random Circles, with chalk ink and whipped spackle to add color and depth. I cut a piece from a Grass Flexistrip to run across the bottom of the arch. Before embellishing, I lightly sprayed the arch with white mist.

You can find the products that I used for this piece in the Tando Creative Retail Store! We'd love to see what you create for our Texture Paste Challenge! To be in with a chance of winning some great Tando goodies of your choice, please make a piece based on our weekly themes and link your project, not just your blog, using the inlinkz tool located at the top of the Tando Blog. You don't have to use any Tando product, but, if you do, you will be entered into the draw twice! There are no limits to how many times you enter, however, we do request that you only enter your piece for 5 challenges. We look forward to seeing your creations!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, 11 March 2016

Find your perfect moment with a lot of texture



 Long time ago (I mean like 6 years already) I became a DT member of UK company named Tando Creative. I am still here as you can see and wish to stay forever. But this introduction is all about having a lot of stencils since. And texture paste week is most probably all about stencils.
And being with Tando for 6 years is a main  reason to know Andy Skinner's name long before it was all known around the world with his new Media line and stamps. I also met him in person on last CHA show and even took his gorgeous class where we used Tando Industrial kit.
So this art page was made with everything you can see below (Andy's stamp set is not on this photo, but lots of his other products are). One single sentiment stamp set is from Visible Image and I used it as it was just perfect for this pretty dark stencilled girl who should take a moment and to make it bright and perfect.
A lot of Tando stencils were used to make this art piece:
Voque
Code breaker
Burning rubber
Rollerball
Sunburst
And the whole bunch of DecoArt products that can be found HERE!



And some close ups too. Lot of texture made with DecoArt Texture paste, Fluid acrylics, Matte Gel, Gesso and also a lot of dry time and some heat embossing.
The sentiment was stamped over tissue as with this texture it was almost impossible to make it other way. The white splashes are from the new Andy's stamp set made with white acrylic paint and glitter over it.








Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Alphabet Time

Hi everyone I hope you are well and doing lots of crafting!!
Our theme this week is texture paste so below is
my effort using texture paste.
I used my favourite Mixed Media Boards 74mm x 138mm.
I took a stencil Mask - Letters and put texture paste through
with a pallet knife. 
Once dry I painted the entire board with Titan Buff. 
I used Bistre in Natural, vert, blue and black
and spritzed with water to activate.
The nuts and bolts are from the Andy Skinner Industrial
 Elements set. I glued the bolts together then painted 
with paynes grey followed by quinacridone gold
then patina antiquing cream.
 Next I coloured a clock face from the 4 Clocks Small bag. I used
 texture sand paste and painted with paynes grey, 
followed by patina antiquing cream.
I glued a stamped clock face to a tando circle and put crackle
 paste round the edge. For the clock face I used 
crackle glaze.
To finish off I used pewter treasure gold to highlight.

Products Used
  1. Tando products used:-4 Clocks Small, Mixed Media Boards 74mm x 138mmAndy Skinner Industrial Elements, & Mask - Letters.
  2. Deco Art products used:- Media Antiquing: Patina GreenMedia: Texture Sand PasteMedia: Clear Crackle GlazeFluid Acrylics: Paynes Grey Quinacridone Gold.
  3. Stamps from my stash.


Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Texture paste week

Hello, its Karen playing with *Texture Paste* today :p.  I have decorated an address book....


I used  *Gio's masks (Eighties)* to spread the paste through in the centre of the book cover.  Then I painted over all of the cover with *Quinacridone Magenta*.  When that was dry I added some *Quinacridone Gold* over some of the stencilled parts and also dabbed some *Dioxazine Purple* here and there to add more depth.  When dry I added *Crackle Glaze* around the outside of the mask and on the circles and 'square' shapes.  *Antiquing cream in white* was added into the crackles.  *Liquid Glass* was added to other areas.



Thank you for taking a look today!  If you fancy paying along then take a look at the tab at the top of the page!  Hugs, Karen xxx

Monday, 7 March 2016

Texture paste week...

Hello, Carol with you today, welcoming you to a new week here on the Tando creative blog.  This week our theme is:-

TEXTURE PASTE…

Here is my journal page:-



it was so hard to photograph my large dylusions journal, such bad light and trying to get all the texture….

Tando products used:-

DecoArt products:-

More details on my blog.

Please call back during the week to see more texture paste pieces.

Don't forget you can join in with the themes and enter our challenge.  The challenge is open to everyone and there are prizes up for grabs.  Please take a look at the link at the top of the page..

TFL

Sunday, 6 March 2016

Colour Challenge with Lisa

Hi there, Lisa here today with my take on this weeks colour challenge. 



Here is my creation...





I decided to do a 7.5" x 7.5" card front and I focused on the pinks, purples and greens on the colour palette.
I used the distressed diamonds mask with some filler to get a really thick, textured look. I mixed some crushed olive distress ink with the filler to colour it. 



I then added victorian velvet and tattered rose distress inks to the background and a tiny hint of dusty concord. 
I coloured the mini book plates with dusty concord and used crushed olive and peeled paint distress ink to colour the swirls.

I stamped the word 'cherish' directly on to the card and stamped the word 'forever' on to a separate piece of card. 
I cut the 'forever' up and put it inside the bookplates. I then covered the centre of them with DecoArt Liquid Glass.





Thanks for popping by, Lisa x 

Here are the Tando products I used which are all available on the website. 


Mini Mask - Distressed Diamond      Mini Book Plates       Mixed Swirls Small