Friday, 11 June 2021

Butterfly Week- Fiona Randall


Morning all,

 The theme on the blog this week is 'BUTTERFLIES'

You know that I have a passion for this subject matter so this was a no brainer for me.

I used one of the Tando Size 8 Tags and a Piece of Tando Grey Board cut to size to mount the Tag onto to create a panel. A piece of watercolour cardstock was cut to fit the tag and glued into place.
The tag was stamped with the leaves and embossed in gold embossing powder. This was then Water coloured with Lindy's Magicals and Distress Spray Stains and finally a few splatters added with gold paint. 
The flowers were stamped and gold embossed onto vellum and fussy cut. The Butterfly was stamped and given the same water colour treatment as the leaves on the tag.
The flowers and the butterfly were then added to the tag with off cuts of Grey Board to give depth and dimension. Finally a simple sentiment was added as shown.
The panel was given a coat of DecoArt Chalky Finish and the edged by swiping gold wax.
The Tag was then mounted onto the panel with off cuts of grey board to give depth to finish.
I love how this has turned out and the soft dreamy effect I was going for I think I achieved.

Thanks for stopping by today
Stay Safe
Fiona xx


Deco Art Chalky Finish- Honour.

DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic- Metallic Gold


Watercolour Cardstock

Vellum Sheets

Stampendous Gold Embossing Powder

Versamark Embossing Ink Pad

Lindy's Flat Magicals Set- Summer Meadow

Distress Spray Stain- Pumice Stone

Finnabair Wax- Aged Brass

Stampendous Stamps- Jumbo Butterflies

Paper Artsy Stamps by Tracy Scott- set TS058

All and Create Stamp set by Tracey Evans- Butterfly Meadows

Saturday, 22 May 2021

Anything Goes Week- Fiona Randall

Morning All. Thanks for stopping by to see what we are all up to.

The theme on the blog this week is "ANYTHING GOES"

The idea for this project was based around the quote. Enter the Crazy Whimsical Birds.

I used one of the Tando Size 9 tags and adhered a piece of water colour paper cut to size.
This was then spritzed with Distress Ink Sprays in Seedless Preserves and Fossilized Amber.
Next up the Tando Stencil Grid Moroccan was given a good spritz with water then applied to the tag.
This was left to sit for a few seconds before placing a paper towel on top to soak up the excess water. 
Upon lifting the stencil this reveals a faux bleaching effect.
 Some water was then flicked onto the tag and then dried with a heat tool and the edges inked with seedless preserves distress ink.
 The whimsical bird pieces were then painted with DecoArt Chalky finish paints and doodling added with a Uniball Eye Black Pen.
 These were then assembled onto the tag base Along with the stamped Quote.
I then pulled out a Tando extra Large Media Board from my stash
. Stenciling was added with DecoArt Media Modelling Paste and when dry given a coat of DecoArt Chalky Finish in Carbon. 
I then highlighted the raised detail of the stencilling with a white Signo Uniball Gel Pen.
The Tag was then mounted onto the Large Media Board using off cuts of grey board to give depth and dimension to finish.
A few more doodles to the tag were added to complete the project.
Thanks for stopping by today
Stay Safe



Paper Artsy Stamps- Eclectic Plate 4

Tim Holtz Distress Ink Sprays- Seedless Preserves, Fossilized Amber

Tm Holtz Distress Ink Pad- Seedless Preserves

Prima 12x12 stencil- Windows

Uni- Ball Signo Pen- White

Uni- Ball Eye Pen- Black

Thursday, 13 May 2021

Stars Week- Fona Randall

Morning All Fiona here with my contribution for this week. 

The Theme for this week is "STARS"

I've gone with a Mystical theme for my project and decided to alter an A5 Sketchbook cover.
I have used one of my Layered Tags from Set 2 along with the Tando Minis Stars.
 Some stenciling with crackle paste, stamping and splattering with paint.

Thanks for stopping by today.
Stay Safe


DecoArt Chalky Finish- Honour


Stamperia Silver Crackle Paste.

Stamperia Stencil- Sacred Geometery

Tim Holtz Stamps- Tiny Words.

Printed paper- my own

Beaded Chain- My own Stash.

Black Archival Ink Pad.

Thursday, 6 May 2021

Be Different - with Jan

Hello Tando-ettes,

How are you all doing?  We're getting there aren't we? I've also chosen to create something in the this weeks colour way - I love that combination of colours. Carol interpreted the colours on Monday with a beautiful tag. If you missed it scroll down to the post under this one 👇

Ive played with a few different mediums in this one, so you'll find Copic markers, Distress Inks, Archival Ink, some stamping with stencils and stamps and my favourite Posca markers, all created on some Tando ATC's.

Take care Tando-ettes, we hope to see you in the near future.

Tuesday, 4 May 2021

May colour week

 Hi,  Carol with you today.

Hope you all had a lovely May bank holiday break - its back to work for me this morning…. but, not before I share with you my tag for Mays colour theme:-

Here is this months colour way:-

so, this is May's tag:-

Tando products:-

TFL today xx

Saturday, 1 May 2021

Spray Inks/Paints Week-Fiona Randall


Morning all Fiona here with my project for this weeks theme.

Spray Inks Paints.

I've chosen to decorate one of the Tando A6 Binders which come in a bundle pack of two binders plus 4 pairs of covers to make more journals along with the co-ordinating template pack.

I went with a monochromatic theme for this project. 
I started by cutting a piece of watercolour cardstock to fit the front cover then painted the whole binder inside nd out with a coat of DecoArt Chaky Finish in Relic.
 Then a coat of DecoArt Ultra Matte Varnish applied to seal and protect.
 The watercolour cardstock was then glued to the front cover.
 DecoArt White modelling paste was applied through a Finnabair stencil and dried with a heat tool. 
Water was then spritzed onto the cover before spraying with Beetle Black Tattered Angels Ink Spray.
The water allows for the ink spray to move freely and get into all the nooks and crannies but also dilutes the colour of the ink spray from a stark black to a Dark Grey.
DecoArt White Tinting Base was then applied to the edges of the binder blending in with my finger to give a whispy edge effect. Splatters were then added with a Dina Wakley white gloss spray.
A finnabair Grunge Frame mold cast from resin was given a coat of DecoArt Black Gesso and when dried swiped with DecoArt Metallic Lustre in Silver Spark.
The base of the Large Tando Layered Butterfly was given a coat of Relic DecoArt Chalky Finish and whilst still wet a sprinkle of Ranger Rock Candy Glitter added. 
The Top Layer of the Butterfly was given a coat of  Everlasting DecoArt Chalky Finish and once dried with a heat tool stamped with a dotty stamp from my Stash with black Archival Ink then glued to the bottom layer to complete.
The frame was the attached to the binder cover using off cuts of grey board to give depth and dimension and the butterfly attached as the focal point to finish.
Simple techniques but effective and dramatic in the monochromatic colours.
Happy with the way this turned out.
Thanks for stopping by today.
Stay Safe

Products Used.

Other Supplies.

Prima Finnabair Mold- Grungy Frames.

Prima Finnabair Stencil- Gothic

Ranger Dina Wakley Media Gloss Spray- White.

Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Glitter- Rock Candy.

Ranger Archival Ink- Black.

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist- Beetle Black.

Spotty Stamp- My own Stash.

Two Part Casting Resin.

Wednesday, 21 April 2021

Anything Goes Week with Jan

Hello, thanks for popping in to see what we are up to.  

I’d chosen to decorate one of the wonderful tags from the bundle-1 set ( but just sat there looking at it for so long that I decided to have a rummage in one of my 'Tando' boxes - don't judge me, i've been to a few Mixologies and always pick up lots of greyboard kits, don't tell me you don't do the same...😅, anyway, I came across my mini reversible clock, I was so excited to decorate, 2 years ago! And it called to me, so a clock it was - good job it's 'anything goes' week isn't it 😆

I had lots of colour ideas but finally settled on black and white, and an 'Alice' theme. Guess what? I changed my mind! The black and white stayed, but I couldn't make 'Alice' work! However I'd asked Di for some Chess pieces (we'll come to that later, shhh, they aren't on general release yet...), and of course, with them being black and white they fitted perfectly. That's when my brain melted! If I was going to be using crackle glaze and Andy Skinner’s Resist Paste, I needed to do everything in reverse. So for a black 12(o'clock) background I need to first paint it white (so the white would show through the cracks to the black) and then the numbers '12' needed to be white (so they stood out) so had to be painted black first and the chess pieces needed to be contrasting to!!! Good grief! If you try this with any colours what-so-ever, I recommend a spreadsheet, a colour wheel and a large glass of wine to celebrate when you are done!  I'm really surprised how quickly it came together, and I hardly stuck my tongue out to concentrate at all...😂. I hope you like it 👍

What I used:


Black Chalk Finish paint:

White Chalk Finish paint:

Resist Paste:

Crackle Glaze:

White Antiquing Cream:

Black Antiquing Cream:

You'll have to wait for the chess pieces I'm afraid...