Friday, 21 February 2020

New Home Hanging

Hi!  My sister has very recently moved house and I wanted to make her a 'home' hanging as a moving in gift.  Tando has a wonderful mix of substrates for all sorts of ideas and I found this lovely set which was perfect....  *The TALL HOUSE KIT*!   I didn't use the whole kit s the project is a fairly small one, around 6x6inches.

I painted the canvas board with dark blue and, when dry, added Weathered Wood then a light coat of white, using a large brush.

I added texture sand through  the *GIRAFFE* mask on the roof and modelling paste through the *DOT STREAM* mask on the large tree.  When they were dry they were painted with acrylics.  The main part of the house has been painted and then stamped on with a crackle stamp.  I added some painted card behind the doorway.  The lettering was done on my computer.

Thank you for looking, Karen x

Tuesday, 18 February 2020

Large Ring Binder

Hello!  Karen here with the largest *RING BINDER* in the set of three.  This one is around 9x11 inches, just under A4.  As a set they are incredibly good value!!!!

In a bid to use up my papers I have covered all the outsides apart from the spines.  The inside is just painted *CADMIUM RED* as well as the edges and spines on the outside.  The large *DISTRESSED HEART*  has been distressed some more around the edges and had some of the *TEXTURE THINS* added before painting in the same red.  A strip of wide lace was glued around the outside as shown before the heart was attached.

Thank you for taking a look, take care xxx

Sunday, 16 February 2020

Texture - week end

Hello, Carol with you this very windy and wet Sunday morning, bringing this week's texture theme to an end.

Texture - did you know that the word "texture" is a noun and a verb?
noun -the feel, appearance, or consistency of a surface or a substance.
"skin texture and tone"

Verb - give (a surface) a rough or raised texture.
"wallcoverings which create a textured finish"

For, my piece, I've added texture to a Tando heart by adding paint, stamping, doodling, then adding elements to add further texture - book pages, washi, die cuts, stamps and embellishments…a different take on the "texture" theme…

TFL xx

Friday, 14 February 2020

Texture Week - by Nikki K

Morning all,

It's Texture week this week, and my turn to make a project today.  I hope you've enjoyed the rest of the team's posts this week, and if you haven't seen them, please check them out on the blog, we really appreciate your visit. x

I started by taking one of the fab layered Tags by Fiona for Tando, and putting a thin coat of Texture Sand paste on the bottom layer.  I wanted this to create texture later.

I glued the tags together, and painted the whole tag in black.  Then colours were sponged on to give a galaxy effect, I used Cobalt Blue, Magenta, Cobalt Teal, Dioxazine Purple and White.  For both of these processes I used a sponge to give the paint effect more texture.

The whole tag was then splattered, with white, to give the appearance of stars.

For the aperture's, I mixed Triple Thick Glaze, with a little transparent yellow iron oxide, and put a thin layer in each aperture, so that the texture still showed as lumpy through it.  I didn't want a flat glazed look.

The little bits of black in the moon and stars are from the sponge painting, I like that they show through and give depth.

I love the glazed effect, and you can add any colour paint in a tiny amount to Triple Thick Glaze for it to take on a whole different look.

Hope you enjoyed this today.

Best Wishes,


Products Used:
Tando Creative
Layered Tags Bundle 2

DecoArt Paints:
Media Line: Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide, Cobalt Blue, Cobalt Teal Hue, Titanium White, Dioxazine Purple, Primary Magenta.
Texture Sand Paste
Triple Thick Glaze

Other products:
Andy Skinner's Quick Grab Glue

Monday, 10 February 2020

Texture Week- Fiona Randall

Morning All'
It's the start of a new week here on the Tando Blog and this week it's all about the Texture.
So to Kick things off here is a little something from me.
I created a layered textured panel using my go to Tando Grey Board sheets and my Layered Tags from Tando and of course lots of lovely texture to boot.
I added the moths from the new Pink Ink stamps and Dies sets, the texture on the tag from DecoArt Modelling paste through a Tando Mini Brick Stencil. The base panel had texture from DecoArt Texture Sand paste. All bought together with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics to add a pop of colour. To finish Journaling words were added.
Do check back this week to see what the other team members have in store for you.
we really appreciate you stopping by.
Products used.

Other supplies.
Pin Ink Designs- Moth Stamp and Die Set.
Ranger Archival Ink Pad- Black.

Sunday, 9 February 2020

February Colour week

Hello, Carol with you this Sunday bringing this month's colour theme to a close.

The colour palette for this month has been:-

So, in a way this caused me a bit of a think - as each month I'm decorating my monthly folders for the 366 challenge and for February the monthly theme is "Golden" so… this is my take on this months challenge… lol

So, the outer cover is in this months colour theme and the inner files are based on the "golden" theme.  Both have been decorated with tando stencils….

This is the finished outer…

Unlike last month, I will fasten the files inside once I've done the daily innies… lol - its must easier that way…

TFL xx

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Tuesday, 4 February 2020

Colour theme Twiniche

This month's colour theme is this:

I'm continuing on with the Twinchies:

I created a circle of layered acrylic paints and then used the layer that came off the  Mini Clock on my last card I made.

I've added doodles, a stamped image and some words.