Monday 30 November 2015

December's colour theme

Hi, Carol with you today to announce the winner of our November challenge, which is:-

Congratulations Jackie and thank you for joining us again this month.

Don't forget that our monthly challenges are open to everyone, you don't have to use any Tando products and our weekly themes, especially our anything goes weeks, are open to all interpretation.  The prize is fab too - your choice of Tando products - you never know if you enter you could be the lucky recipient next month just like Jackie is today.

So, onto our weekly theme, which this week is our December Colour theme:-

Here are the colours:-

and here is my card:-

Tando elements used:-

Hope you'll join us during the month…


Sunday 29 November 2015

Butterfly Tree - Trees Week.

Hi all and welcome to another Tando post from me, Lisa. It's my turn to show you my creation for the theme this week which is Trees. 

I used the Tando 3 Panel Wall Art - Trees, Butterflies and Flowers and lots of mixed media. 

I first adhered the tree branches on to the 3 wall panels then used the Random Circles Mask with DecoArt Texture Sand Paste to create the background. 

I added the flowers and the butterflies from the panels pack and added some more butterflies from the butterfly grab bag on and around the branches. I also added some small birdcages and a lantern from the lantern set. 

I then painted DecoArt Crackle Paint of the tree branches to add more texture. 

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

3 Panel Wall Art - Trees, Butterflies and Flowers    Butterfly Grab Bag    Bird Cages Small    Lantern set

Random Circles Mask 

Thanks for popping by the blog today, for more pictures of my make, you can visit my blog here. 

Toodles for now, Lisa x

Friday 27 November 2015

Oriental blossoms:Tree week

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my Trees week project.
This is my  take  of trees. Not really a whole tree, but a few branches of it and not really a full Tando piece, but just one third of it. I promise to make other 2/3 soon...
So it's my oriental style blossoms  and I decided to stay out of green and to make it with blues and reds and a lot of background stamping and painting.
I used crackle paint to get this look of Tando chipboard panel and added white heat embossed stamped images  over it.
The flowers and the branches are painted with acrylics and covered with was and a bit of glitter.

Tando products used:

3 Panel Wall Art - Trees, Butterflies and Flowers

Thursday 26 November 2015

A Winter's Morning

Hi guys, Liz here and this week as you know the theme is trees, I really like these fir trees which come in a set of three, they have their own little stands but I added them onto one of the mixed media boards for my project.
I thought it would make a lovely table decoration.

I started by adding some texture sand onto the trees stippling it on, this way some of the natural colour shows through for interest and  added texture, when this was drying I sprinkled some glamour dust (glitter) on to them, in real life they sparkle beautifully!!! honest,
I then took one of the media boards and added some of the Deco Art Modeling paste on, spreading it unevenly and leaving some parts a little thicker, I left the edge with out any so it could find it's own level as it dried for a more natural look too,

The Mini Reindeer's were painted with Deco Art silver fluid ink paint and the antlers have some stickles on them too, again these shine too, I fixed them onto the board with pieces of acetate then added some Finland moss from my stash for the woodland effect, I really wish you could see the sparkle they look really magical,

I hope you decide to join us and if you do just click on the link above,
Happy Crafting!!
Hugs Liz xx

Tuesday 24 November 2015

Another Tree!

Hello, its Karen here today with my *TREE*!  I have used the Cloud Tree and mounted it onto a *MEDIA BOARD* .

For the background I sprayed Orange & Primary Cyan through the *DOILIE STENCIL* then added a coat of Clear Gesso to seal it.  Some Neocolor II was then added in places.  The Tree was sprayed with Yellow Green and over stamped.  I covered the tree and a couple of patches of the board with Clear Crackle Glaze.  The words are printed.

I used:
Cloud Tree
Mixed Media Board
Gio's Doilie Stencil
DecoArt Media Misters - Orange, Yellow Green & Primary Cyan
DecoArt Clear Crackle Glaze

Thank you for taking a look today!  If you fancy joining us this week and making something with a tree then please take a look at Novembers Tab at the top of the blog.

Take care, Karen x

Monday 23 November 2015


Hi, Carol with you today and this week our theme is:- TREES

This is my offering:-

I started with a mixed media board, 74mm x 138, I painted using DecoArt mixed media fluid acrylics with the tinting base… once dry I stencilled Kaz's tree - this is a great stencil/mask set you get the tree stencil and mask and then two different overlays… check it out here  I used both overlays and then added some glossy accents… My owl is from the mini owls set and was painted and then hi-lights added with black and white pens and some glossy accents.  The stamped image is a very old one and very apt!!

Don't forget we have a challenge running that anyone can enter! all you have to do is make a piece based on one of our weekly themes, and as one is always a free week you can enter anything… check the link here - the prize is your choice of some great Tando goodies - hope you can enter you never know you might be the lucky player who has an early Christmas Present…

Don't forget to pop back during the week for some more TREE projects.

TFL xx

Friday 20 November 2015

Be ready for Christmas: Anything goes with Irit

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my Anything goes project for today.
As you already know I am a big fan of Tando mini trays. So here is another one and it's very easy to make one, so anyone can make this with just some paint and a lot of stickers you can put inside.
I decided to share this simple project as not everyone is a crafty expert. Sometime we need to share the easy projects that can be done with kids/for kids by a non crafter.
And this is this kind of a project.
Just pick the frame and some acrylic paint and paint the stand and the frame into your favorite color.
Add some background paper (mine is stamped, but you can add any lovely paper you have).
Add a whole pack of stickers inside and over the frame and you are done.
How lovely and how easy to make!

 Tando product used to this piece:

Mini Printer Tray 153mm x 77mm with stand

Mini Printer Tray 153mm x 77mm with stand

Thursday 19 November 2015

Anything goes with Dee

As promised sorry its late my 3D project as you can see I got carried away 
and am getting even busier at work at the moment
 so it took a few days to complete.
For those of you that attended the Ministry of Mixology I used Andy's techniques 
from his workshop  & a few of my own, to decorate this amazingly 
useful storage unit.
I used Deco Arts crackle paste through Tando Mask - Long Flourish.
The key, cogs, & compass were created by covering them with Texture sand paste
this was then painted with raw umber then paynes grey
next I used Quinacridone Gold.
The clock face was stamped onto white card then painted with water colour pencils 
and then blended out and sealed with Soft touch varnish.
The flourishes were sprinkles with Lindy's stamp gang magical powders then
spritzed with water.
A close up of all the lovely crackle.
Another close up of the keys these also were treated to the 
Lindy's stamp gang powders also.
I made a feature of the joins as I thought they would make a lovely 
aged feature to it.
A close up of the clock. 
I also touched the flourishes with treasure gold.
I left the sides of the compartments red to give contrast also I lined the 
base with Tim Holtz resist papers.
I sealed the entire project with Soft touch varnish. If you have any questions feel free to ask and I will try to answer them as best I can. I hope you think it was worth the wait.
Please feel free to let me know what you think.
Cheers Dee x

  1. Tando Carrier Storage UnitCompass Small Set of 5Set of 5 Keys, cogs from Andy Skinner Industrial ElementsCogs Grab bag & Tando Mask - Long Flourish.
  2. Deco Art products used Media: White Crackle PAINTMedia: Soft Touch VarnishMedia: Texture Sand PasteMedia: Clear Liquid Glass, Weather wood, Media: White Crackle PASTEFluid Acrylics: Cadmium RedFluid Acrylics: Hansa Yellow MediumFluid Acrylics: Paynes GreyFluid Acrylics: Quinacridone GoldFluid Acrylics: Prussian Blue HueFluid Acrylics: Raw UmberFluid Acrylics: Colbalt Blue Hue.
  3. From my stash Various stamps, Lindy's stamp gang's magicals, treasure gold, distress inks in Vintage photo & Walnut Stain, Tim Holtz paper to line the base.
  4. Inserts are Tando media boards:- projects from old and new post's to come.

Wednesday 18 November 2015

Anything Goes: Nautical Heritage Page

Hi friends! Dana here today sharing a layout for the Anything Goes theme this week. I've recently inherited some vintage family photos. When I come across the right paper collection, I jump at the chance to create a heritage page for my family scrapbook album.

I can always count on Tando to have fun designs to match almost any theme! I lightly distressed this Anchor with ink.

I painted this Cloud with a coat of white acrylic paint and then added a touch of blue ink to the edge.

You can find the pieces I used for this project and more 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 16 November 2015

Anything Goes Week

Its Karen here today kick starting another of our 'Anything Goes' weeks.  With Christmas very upper in my mind now  I have made some decoration pieces to share with you.  Looking at the *TRIPLE HOUSE HANGING* I saw that its very 3D and each house can actually be free standing!  So that's what I have done...

Each house is around 5inches tall to give you an idea of size.  The main parts have been painted and a chunky Gold Pilot pen run down the edges.  Inside the frames I have added some stamped pictures along with some stamped holly.  The rooves are covered in corrugated card.

You could of course add Christmas photographs inside the frames if you wish ;-P  Here it is as its 'supposed' to look...

I used :
Triple House Hanging
DecoArt Media Paint - Primary Magenta(a good Christmas red), Yellow Green Light & Titan Buff.

If you would like to play along with us then please do!  Take a look at the November Tab at the top of the page for more details.

Thank you for looking today and please pop back soon! Karen xxx

Sunday 15 November 2015

3D with Lisa

Morning folks!! Welcome to another post from me, Lisa, with my take on the 3D theme this week. 

After still recovering from the fabulous Tando Ministry of Mixology Weekend Workshop, here is my creation.

I used the small straight edge arches make a continuous standing frame. You can add anything you want too these frames, photographs, cut out images are stamping.
One the smaller frames I used the Tando distressed sequins mini mask with some texture paste. Then painted them with DecoArt colbalt teal hue and rubbed over a small amount of DecoArt metallic gold paint.

On the inside of the bigger frames I used DecoArt crackle paint and left it to dry then stamped over the top. I used the same colbalt teal hue on the borders of the big arches.

To finish, I added some eyelets and jute string to tie them together to make them stand. 

Arches - Straight edged small   Mini Mask - Distressed Sequins

Thanks for stopping by, if you'd like to join in with the challenge you can link your creation at the top of the blog.
Lisa xxx  

Saturday 14 November 2015

3D With Dee

Hi Everyone Dee here today with my 3D piece or not
I have a project but it is quite large and 
I just couldn't get it finished
in time for this post.
So here is a sneak Peek below of the project I will do a full post
  once I have completed it.
For this piece I used a media board that I had used the 
A Skinner Stencil/Mask - Incognito with crackle paste 
down the centre of a 
Once the media board was dry I painted the whole board with
Prussian blue hue mixed with tinting base.
Next I used Media Antiquing: Raw Umber over the top and 
knocked back.
next I used crackle paint to paint the centre area around the
I used Cogs Grab bag that had been coated with texture sand paste
then painted with Raw Umber and highlighted with
treasure gold. The other pieces are a clock 
stamped onto a Tando circle and the other has 
small cogs highlighted in liquid glass.
That's all for today folks be back with the 3D project soon.
Cheers Dee x

  1. Tando products used were Mixed Media Boards 74mm x 138mm, A Skinner Stencil/Mask - Incognito , Cogs Grab bagGrab bag of Circles.
  2. Deco Art media, Media Antiquing: Raw Umber, media texture sand paste and crackle paste, crackle paint, Liquid glass, tinting base & ultra matt medium to seal it all. Deco art media Raw Umber, Prussian Blue hue, Quinacridone gold & Paynes grey.