Wednesday, 8 July 2020

Butterflies- Use Your Wings- Fiona Randall

Morning all Fiona here with my project for this weeks theme on the blog BUTTERFLIES......
Yay I love me a Butterfly in all sizes shapes and form . These Beautiful creatures are a an absolute joy to create with.
I used one of my favourite Tando Long tags and gave it a base coat of DecoArt Tinting Base. Next up I sprayed the tag with DecoArt Media Misters in Turquoise Shimmer and Yellow Green spritzing with water to make them move around and blend.Once dried with a heat tool I stamped all over the Tag with a script Stamp from Chocolate Baroque's Eccentric Edwardian Stamp Set in black archival ink. I then created a master board with DecoArt Media fluid Acrylics in Primary Magenta and Pyrrole Orange blending the colours together to get an ombre effect. I then stamped onto the masterboard using the butterfly stamps from Chocolate Baroque's Butterfly Mind set in black archival ink. These were then fussy cut and the edges inked. The tag was then edged with black archival ink and some doodle lines added with a black posca paint pen. A piece of tando grey board was then cut to size to create a plaque and this was given a coat of DecoArt Chalky Finish in Carbon. The tag was then applied to the plaque with off cuts of grey board added to give depth and dimension. The butteflies were then added down the centre and to finish a sentiment added. I do hope you have enjoyed this short tutorial. Do stop by the rest of the week to see what the other team members have in store for you.
Stay Safe
Fiona xx
Products Used.

Other supplies.
Black Archival Ink Pad.
Posca Paint Pen- Black

Tuesday, 7 July 2020

Butterflies Binder

Hi there!
Celia here with a fabulous new journal to play with. They are the DL binders, and this one is roughly 15x23 cm. These will be on Hochanda on Monday 11th July. They come with some very versatile greyboard inserts, which you can really throw different media at.
I decided to go vintage this time, instead of my usual colourful, and it then developed into a butterflies and insects theme. I painted all the greyboard pieces in Decoart Chalk paint Whisper as a base coat. I stencilled some crackle paste on some of the greyboard pages. Then I used some of Seth Apter’s dye ink sprays to get a vintagey mottled effect, and then some washes of transparent yellow iron oxide. It smudges the sprays a bit but that just added to the effect.
I used a variety of stamps to create a background, including Andy’s Textures set, then added the butterflies, some stamped with Archival and some with embossing powder. Most of them are Tim Holtz stamps. The cover has some Tim Holtz ‘melange’ tissue wrap for the main image. I painted the spine in DecoArt fluid acrylic burnt umber. I also added some tabs and note paper, using the new templates, to record all those butterfly sightings!
Finally I added a Book Plate covered in embossing powder. Here’s the finished journal.

Thanks for stopping by!

Celia x

Sunday, 5 July 2020

colour post

Hi Carol with you this first Sunday in July and today I'm bringing the colour week to a close.

This months colour way has been:-

A lovely palette of bright colours, so I decided to use all of them on my covers for my 366 folders and inners…

All folders and covers can be found here
The 366 blog with daily and monthly themes can be found here
366 facebook page can be found here

TFL xx

Wednesday, 1 July 2020

July Colour Theme- Large Media Board- Fiona Randall

This is the colour theme for the month of July.
I created a bight colourful Stamped  Flower in a Mandala style. Very Boho Chic.

I painted the media board with DecoArt Carbon Chalky Finish. Then embossed all over with a stamp and clear embossing powder. A painty master board was created using the colour theme colours. Then petals stamped and fussy cut adding some detail with a white Posca Pen to highlight some of the details. The petals were then arranged on the media board using 3d foam pads to give depth and dimension. Finally a sentiment was stamped with black archival ink  to finish.
Products Used.
Tando Large Media Boards

Chalky Finish in Carbon, Rejuvinate, Rememberance,Reminisce
Other Poducts
Black Archival Ink Pad.
Paper Artsy Stamps- Tracy Scott

Monday, 29 June 2020

July Colour Theme Twinchie

This is the colour theme for this month:

I've made another Twinchie

I've painted the base of the twinchie with acrylic paint and then dabbed paint through the leaf part of one of the 3 part Vine layering stencils.

I then painted 3 of the Mini Flowers and one of the Mini Leaves 2 with acrylic paints. 

I've then stamped a text stamp and doodles to finish everything off.

Friday, 19 June 2020

Anything goes by Dee

Hi everyone I hope you are well and keeping safe, it is my turn today for the anything goes challenge. I have always loved Tando's media boards and thought for today I would make a concertina book using the media boards as book ends. 

 I have just taken a online coarse with the lovely #Kate Crane her Alphabet Soup as I have always been meaning to do it I thought I would do it while we are still in lock down and I have the time.

Di has got some brilliant courses at the moment and she sends the kits out to you her next one is Flowers in a bottle and is set for Saturday the 27th June.

I used Dylusions sprays after gessoing the media boards a few stencils to create the background followed with stamping in similar colours. A bit of mark making and some of Kate's stamps finished it of.
I hope you all like it I think I could add some words and maybe some washi tape.
Cheers Dee stay safe. x

Wednesday, 17 June 2020

Window tag

Hi there!

Celia here with a tag for ‘anything goes’ week. I have chosen one of the gorgeous layered tags from bundle 2. It looks so much like a stained glass window so I decided to have a smudgy scene peeping through the window.
I started by gessoing the part that will show through and the front, so that the colours will be nice and bright.
I smudged on some blues and greens using Decoart Media fluid acrylics, blending the patches of colour with my fingers. Then I stencilled over an Art by Marlene stencil in the same colours.
I painted the front tag in PaperArtsy Bougnavilia for a base. Then I stencilled over with a Stamperia tile stencil using Dioxadene purple, then a text stencil using Quinacridone violet.
Finally I stamped over some crackle with black Archival ink, and added a wash of Paynes Grey to age it a bit.
For the window, I painted the cut out circle with some Wow embossing fluid. You could use an embossing pen or even mat medium. Then I added a mixture of Stampendous aged gold and Wow weathered gold embossing powder. I also embossed around the edge.
Then it was simply a matter of glueing the two pieces together. Here’s my finished tag:
Thanks for stopping by!

Celia x

Friday, 12 June 2020

Resist by Dee

Hi everyone Dee here with my latest post for Tando creative. I hope you are all keeping safe and well and not as stir crazy as I have been at times. I feel that i have been cocooned in a bubble for nearly a year and a bit then to be topped off with sheilding it has turned me into an angry wasp at times.  Thank god for my art and crafting it has kept me sane I think!!! This weeks theme is Resist well i have had the lovely glitch stamp set by Tim Holtz and really wanted to get a play with them and Deco Art traditions paint so here we go. I used one of the books from the mega book pack from Tando this is such a good value pack.

Firstly I stamped the Glitch stamps onto the covers with gesso, I followed this with traditions paints from Deco art using the Quinacridone gold and the sapphire blue this colour is gorgeous not sure they have continued it with the rebranding. Flashes of gold paint and some stamping in Watering can Archival and black. I used a piece of washi tape and created a hole at the top in the middle.

I sowed together my signatures I am self taught and needle work is not my strong point but ideas and determination always get me through. ps if you can recommend any online sewing class i would be greatful. I finished it off with #Seth Apter's new ice glaze in coffee I love this stuff.
Thats it for today Cheers Dee x

Thursday, 11 June 2020

Resist Week - Nikki K

Morning all,

This week is resist week at Tando, and my colleagues have been posting their fab makes already.

Today I have a little set of 3 ATC's to share.

First step is to take 3 Tando white ATC Coins and paint them in Serene Chalk Paint.

 I thought I would try something different, and took some Tando stencils and Resist Paste, and used my finger to rub the resist paste through the stencils.  This worked quite well, and left the pattern on the coins slightly raised in resist.

Next step is to carefully paint over the resist with Everlasting Chalk Paint.  You need to be light in touch and have enough paint on the brush so as not to disturb the resist or smudge it.  Let this dry naturally.

You can either then heat the resist slightly, and rub with a piece of kitchen towel, or take a baby wipe and wait until it slightly dries out, and then rub the resist gently away.  These made some fab quick backgrounds.

I used some Mixed Media Transfers to add detail, these can be easier to use than stamps over texture or bumps, and look fab once on.  To age the coins I used a wash of Raw Umber and Paynes Grey mixed, very watered down.  Let this dry naturally.  Add some distress ink around the edges of the coins (black soot).

You can cover in a matt varnish if you wish, to protect and give another layer.  These look cute as coins, or could be made into a larger piece of art.... I may be back with these!

Kindest Wishes,


Products Used:

Tando Creative:

Artist Trading Coins
Mini Cogs Stencil
Flourish Stencil
Mini Numbers Stencil
Rings Stencil

Andy Skinner Creative Expressions Resist Paste.
Andy Skinner Mixed Media Transfers - Ephemera Emporium, Alchemy Plus, Steampunk.
Andy Skinner Super Matt Varnish

DecoArt Media Raw - Umber, Paynes Grey
DecoArt Chalk Paint - Serene, Everlasting.

Saturday, 6 June 2020

June colours

Hi, Carol with you this wet and cold Saturday - which also happens to be my son's birthday!

The colour palate for June has been:-

I just love this colour way and its my current fav….

following on from previous months here are my 366 files and folder:-

TFL today xx

Friday, 5 June 2020

June Colour Theme - Tag Book - Fiona Randall

Morning all.
 I'm here with a Tag Book for the June Colour theme.
 What a fabulous theme of colours and so me.
This is the colour theme for June.
I have made a Tag Book using the fabulous Tando Grey Board Substrates.
This is the front cover shot.
The Inner covers are further along in the post.
 The front and back covers were created using Tando Grey Board Tags size 8. Covered in papers from my stash to tie in with the colour theme. Then a collage of Butterflies and ephemera added to complete with inking around the edges.
Now onto the inner pages of the book.

These were created  from one sheet of 12x12 scrapbook paper.
Using a size 8 tag as a template it was traced around 4 times onto the paper lined up together to create a concertina fold.
 I then placed a template from the A5 Insert Template set on the bottom and traced around.
So once cut out and folded it created the pockets for the tag inserts as shown. 
I then traced around a size 6 Grey Board tag onto white cardstock x4 and cut out. These were then decorated with collage elements and papers. The edges inked and string added to finish.
Thanks for stopping by today.
Stay Safe
Products Used.

Other Products.
Stamperia Paper Pad- Time is an Illusion.
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad- Vintage Photo.
Collage Elements from my own stash.

Thursday, 4 June 2020

June Colour Theme Tag

Hi there!
The colour theme for June are these gorgeous colours:
I collected together some materials in these colours and grabbed one of the large size 9 tags. I started off with a base coat of Whisper chalk paint with a little bit of the honey colour brushed through it. Then I stippled, mono-printed and stencilled with the darker colours to make my background. I used some of the Tando mini stencils for this.

I was starting to get some Mediterranean vibes so I thought one of France’s lizard stamps from Creepers and Crawlers would work well here. I stamped him with Versamark and sprinkled a few different sand coloured embossing powders over before heat setting. Then I cut a piece of the ‘wire’ extra thins and coated it in a verdigris powder (Wow Sea Of Tranquility by Seth Apter) so that it looked like a bit of old wire fencing. 
Here’s my finished tag.

Thanks for stopping by!

Celia x

Tuesday, 2 June 2020

June Colour Theme Twinchie

This is the colour theme for June:

I've made another Twinchie:

I've used the semi circle from the Industrial Pack

I painted the base and then the semi circle with acrylic paints. I've used the Dots Stencil onto the base and a text stamp.

I've given everything some doodles and then finished off with a stamped bird and a quote.

Tuesday, 26 May 2020

Medieval Arches-Fiona Randall

Morning All. The theme this week on the Tando Blog is Arches.
This theme lends itself to so many ideas. I decided to go down the Medieval theme route for my project. I used the inner cut  frame inserts that come with the Tando Triple Arch Layered frame. These are great to use for additional projects. I incorporated some Tando Grey Board cut from a sheet and some die cuts, then stamped, stencilled, embossed, inked and painted. All the elements were then layered up with off cuts of grey board to give depth and dimension. Tiny gems and some ink dyed cheesecloth was then added to finish.
Thanks for stopping by today.
Stay Safe
Fiona xx
Products used.


Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain- Vintage Photo, Frayed Burlap.
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Spray- Weathered Wood.
Ranger Archival ink Pad- Coffee, Black.
Paper Artsy Stamp- Lynne Perella- Collection 008
Finnabair Stencil- Prima Marketing
Stamperia- Gold Crackle Paste.
Spellbinders Dies.

Monday, 25 May 2020


The theme this week is arches:

I applied Modelling Paste through one of the Flourish Layering Stencils and when that was dry, everything had a coat of Everlasting Chalk Paint.

When that was dry I applied some Brusho powders in Turquoise  and Lime individually and sprayed them with water, letting them flow around the stencilled parts. 

I added some spray inked splatters and doodled the edges, finishing off with a stamped image and a quote.

Friday, 22 May 2020

Anything goes By Dee

Hi everyone Dee here with my anything goes post I used a Tando creative media board and an ATC.
I was playing with #Seth Apter's beeswax embossing powders he had done a demo and I loved what he had done so thought I would have a go. The one on the left hasn't got mat Varnish on it the one on the right has,

The media boards are brilliant for trying out new techniques as the size is brilliant i just love them.

Thursday, 21 May 2020

Anything Goes Week- Triple Spine Binder- Fiona Randall

Following on from Di's successful shows on Hochanda Sunday and Monday of this week I have decorated another of the Triple Spine Binders from the shows.
I absolutely love these binders both the large and the small version. You can decorate them in so many ways even adding extra embellishments like die cuts, chipboards and moulds to create a 3d ornate effect as  I have done on this one. You can be as complex or as simple as you like, decorating with paint, mediums or scrapbook papers, they look great either way.
Di also has a great workshop you can purchase which includes the binder HERE  it is a fabulous workshop and you won't be disappointed. I have taken the workshop myself and thoroughly enjoyed it. To say I am hooked is an understatement and I will certainly be making more.
Thanks for stopping by today
Stay Safe
Fiona xx
Products Used.
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics-