Friday, 31 August 2012

It's a Man thing - Jedi Towel

This page has a fun story attached that I had to document....we bought a surfer towel for our kids to wear on the beach to keep them warm and get them dry.  My eldest was very keen on the towel as it made him look like a Jedi - it is his favourite towel and it also doubled up as a monk costume at school.

For the page I used the Tando random circles mask as a stencil and drew around it then painted in the circles with green mist.  I also had a go at embossing some of my chipboard bunting with a woodgrain folder, I started by covering the bunting with brown ink, then embossed it, then stroked some darker brown ink over the top and brushed with some golden perfect pearls.  I also used one of the arrows from the grab bag, and inked it so it was red, then added some golden perfect pearls so it glimmers in the light and sepia glossy accents over the top.  I also roughed up the edges of the chipboard with my scissors

Thursday, 30 August 2012

It's a man thing - romance!

Romantic cards for men - difficult aren't they?! Steampunk is popular but if my hubby says something complimentary about one of my makes it's almost always something clean and simple so busy cogs and chains aren't ideal when I'm creating especially for him.

The shapes in the Minis range are a perfect scale and weight for card making and add some textural interest to a clean and simple design.

I gave the key here a simple treatment by colouring it silver, adding just a tiny dusting of black embossing powder for some "corrosion" detail and than paired it with a stamped sentiment and a classic black/white/splash of red colour scheme.

There are several designs in the keys minis pack so you can go simple like this or add lots to a more vintage or steampunk design as Carol did on Tuesday.
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Challenge Wednesday

Today is the last Wednesday in August and therefore we are coming to the end of this month's challenge...but, you still have time to join us....pop on over to the Challenge blog and see which DT member is inpsiring you to join us...


Tuesday, 28 August 2012

It a man thing.... the theme for this week here at Tando Creative.

I'm kicking off the week with:-

Tando products used were cogs, small book frames, bottles, mini keys

Cogs Grab bag

 Mini Book Plates

Grab Bag of Bottles and Jars

 Tando Mini's - Keys

.......for more details visit my blog.

Don't forget that each day this week there will be a new project posted so keep popping back to see what the DT have created.


Monday, 27 August 2012

Product Focus Blog Hop - FLOURISHES

The second of our monthly Product Focus Blog Hops. As the title suggests we will be picking a product from our range and many of our fabulous design team members have created stunning projects using these products.

What's more...if you leave a comment on every blog in the hop you will be entered into our prize draw to win some of these flourishes. The draw will take place on Sunday :o)

We are focussing on FLOURISHES this month and Tando Creative do "LOADS" of them!!

From here please pop over and visit IRIT and from there follow on to the rest of the team taking part. 

In case you get lost here is a list of the fabulous blogs taking part:

Most are available in both grey and white lined board and are incredibly versatile.  I've added photos of as many as I can :o)

You may have noticed our new blinkie on the blog announcing our Birthday Celebrations......we will have all the details of this coming soon so keep checking back :o)

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Pumpkin Sale!

Hi Gez here, and it's my turn today to show case my 3D/Alterable creation!

First of all I covered one of Tando's Gothic Arch layered frames with Gesso.

I then had great fun covering the arch with Distress Inks and plenty of water!

For more details about my Gothic Arch/Pumpkin Sale hop on over to my blog!

Thank you for calling and leaving a comment if you get the chance! Gez

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Leather and Lace!

Helloooo!!! Its '3D and Alterables' this week  and I have had a play with the fabulous Hat again :D This time I have covered it with leather (so easy to glue on). I am very lucky that hubbies cousin is an upholsterer who passes me offcuts.

I painted and crackled a heart, bird, butterfly & row of flowers (also from Tando), then attached them in front of some gathered lace. The heart, bird & butterfly are on coiled wire. This was such a lot of fun to make and once again I am sad that its not human sized hahahaha!!!!

Thank you for taking the time to have a look, always appreciated, HUGS, Karen xxx

Friday, 24 August 2012

With Love

This week at Tando we are doing it in 3D lots of projects to choose from, browsing the Tando catalogue I happened on this mantel piece decoration and as is so often the case knew it had to be done!   Especially as there is a fun Hearts Mask that has been used to decorate the heart plaques.

Here are some close ups and the stock images of products used.

With Love Heart Stand
Hearts Background Mask

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Altered paper clips with Tando

This old wooden clips was  in my stash for ages. As this week we show  you Tando altered projects, it was a good thing to alter it finally.

I used Tando birdcage, covered with white embossing powder, a small rectangle bookplate covered with a lot of paint and heat embossed all over. Then I added the bird- blue bird of our dreams and this is a cute altered project that looks great on our desk.

Hope you like my use of Tando products this week and see you soon!

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Challenge blog

Its Wednesday again and time to showcase another fab TRAVEL themed project for our monthly Challenge.

Do pop on over to our challenge blog and join in...there are some fab goodies, of your choice, up for grabs..

Hope to see you there.

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

3D and Alterables week - 3D Basket

Tando 3D basket decorated for holding sweeties at a recent show

The inside of the basket was simply coloured with a ProMarker, and the outside covered with gorgeous papers from the Prima Almanac collection.
The handle was covered with lots of Hug Snug Seam Binding
I also added the Dress Form from the Sew Simple set, and to this added some lace and pearls

All the customers loved this and the fudge that was in it!

Monday, 20 August 2012

3d and alterables

This week we're tempting you with our 3D and Alterable projects....

I'm kicking off the week with.................

So, ok I might be cheating a bit here, but, I've altered a mousetrap - yep, under all of this was a "normal" mousetrap!  I'm just loving the new minis and on this piece I've used the mini flowers and leaves....

Pop on over to my blog for further details.

Keep checking back through out the week there are some fab projects coming up...


Saturday, 18 August 2012

More Sun, Sea and Sand!

Welcome to the weekend!

Hi it's Gez here and today I am sharing with you a gorgeous frame I have decorated using some for the fabulous Tando products.

                      I painted a 6"x6" frame with acrylic paints and added some tiny sea shells and ribbon as decoration.

 6"x6" frame

I covered one of the Hot Air Balloons from the grab bag with scraps of patterned paper

Grab bag

and for some extra detail I painted a cloud from the Rainbow and Elements pack with white acrylic paint 

 Rainbow and Elements pack

 Did you notice how the 6"x6" Frame comes with a stand?

  Gotta just love this frame!
Thank you for calling today and leaving a comment if you get the chance. Gez

Friday, 17 August 2012

Sun, Sea & Sand with Dana

Dana here today sharing a layout. I love living on the Gulf Coast!  There is never a shortage of sun, sea, sand or photos from our trips to the beach. 
I covered the larger of the two anchors from the set with White Texture Effect to create a salty aged-by-the-sea look.  Once that dried I added some Distress Ink. If you'd like to pick up the anchors I used, you can find them HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Sun, Sea and Sand

I created this mini theatre stage some time ago but for some reason I have never blogged it....well not that I can find anyway LOL.  I think it was featured over at Crafty Individuals so you may have seen it before.

Anyhoo, the stamps are by Crafty Individuals and I used a whole host of paste, paint, ink and a bit  of netting to finish it off.