Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Gift Book

Hello, its Karen here with my version of this week Tando Recipe:

1 stencil
2 stamps
3 snowflakes

I have decorated an A5 book for my project.  I like to keep a note of the presents I give at Christmas each year so that people don't get the same thing!!!

I covered the book with 2 layers of white gesso before adding some white modelling paste through the pretty STEAMPUNK CHRISTMAS TREE STENCIL.  I also added a little texture paste through some punchinella here and there.  While this was drying I took 3 snowflakes out of the MINI SNOWFLAKES PACK and painted them in pale blue before covering them with stickles.

A small bookplate was painted with primary Magenta, covered with Crackle Glaze then had Titanium antiquing Cream rubbed into it when dry.

When the book cover was dry and set I painted over the whole piece with Titanium White and added some little stamped snowflakes in Archival Plum, using the 2nd stamping.  The stencil was replaced and Primary Magenta was stencilled onto the tree.  Some pale blue was dry brushed in places.

I stamped the word 'Gifts' onto some white card and glued it to the bookplate before glueing it to the base of the tree.  The snowflakes were glued in place and some more stickle dots were added here and there for extra sparkle.  Some fancy lace finished the book off.

Thank you for popping by, take care, Karen xxx

Friday, 25 November 2016

Tando Embossing week with Irit

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my Embossing week Tando inspiration.
I was not sure if we were asked to make a project with dry or heat embossing, so I just made one with both.
As you can see the background is dry embossed with Sizzix embossing folder. Then I covered it with clear embossing ink and added Stampendous embossing powders and components to get this dark messed look.
The Tando frame was heat embossed with another Stampendous embossing powder.
The both chipboard birds and the bird cage were also heat embossed with some old puffy embossing powder.
The whole piece was done with recycled base: I used Tando packaging for the background  and it's just a perfect piece for any background.

Tando shop products used:
Frantage embossing enamel kit
Frantage Mica kit
Grab bag of mini birds
Grab Bag of Mini Birds

Bird cages 
Bird Cages Large

Frame - Large rectangle
Frame - Large Rectangle

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Embossed Christmas ATC

Hi friends! Dana here today sharing an Artist Trading Card I created for the Embossing theme this week. I pressed an ATC in a checkered embossing folder for a fun textured base and then primed the card with a coat of DecoArt White Gesso. I then added color, with a distressed layer of DecoArt English Red Oxide Antiquing Cream and a layer of DecoArt Gold Interference for a subtle shimmer. I added a pop of bright green to the card by mixing Stampendous Hot Lime Fragments into DecoArt Matte Medium and spreading it on with a spatula. Before the medium dried I pressed in several gold sequins.

To embellish the top of the card, I painted a Mini Book Plate with DecoArt Carbon Black Fluid Acrylic, then backed the book plate with a scrap of green stripe ticking, and added the number "25," from the Arthur Number Set, which I painted with DecoArt Cadmium Red Fluid Acrylic and a top coat of DecoArt Liquid Glass. I added leaves, a flower, a pair of decorative brads, and a sticker sentiment to fill in the design. I finished this card with a dry brushing of DecoArt Titanium White Fluid Acrylic.

You can find the chipboard I used for this project, and a wonderful selection of DecoArt and Stampendous products, in the Tando Creative Retail Store.

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Altered Book Box

Happy Sunday! Hi Gez here sharing an altered book box with you today for the anything goes theme..

First thing to do was to design a layout of chipboard pieces, this was so much fun! I've included pieces from the [3 clocks in 1] set, a lock from the [Locks and Latches] set, a heart from a [Grab Bag of Hearts], four of the gorgeous arrows from the [Arrows Grab Bag] and pieces of one of the fabulous [Lace effect borders].

I then added some textured stencilling through the [Letters] mask and also the [Sequin Waste Mask] so much fun!

Everything was glued into place and given a generous coating of white [Gesso]

While this was drying I added scrunched up paper to the spine using [Matte Medium]

 I added as much texture as possible!

Once everything was thoroughly dry I set about painting the box with a few chosen colours, [Primary Yellow], [Green Gold], [Cobalt Teal Hue] and [Quinacridone Magenta]

Then...................... getting LOST in the PROCESS !! My photographing ceased !!!!!!

And for a while everything turned pretty ugly !!!!! 

After too-ing and fro-ing with [Titanium White], [Carbon Black] and even a little [Gold Metallic] paint.. I was happy !

A couple of butterflies were added to the finished dry book box for decoration and embellishment from the [Butterfly Grab Bag] they were treated to a delicious coating of Stampendous [Spoonful of GOLD DUST] and [Aged Rose Embossing Enamels] oh my goodness they are so yummy!

Oh !!!! Those textures shine through !!

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Love the brush strokes on the spine!

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Such a fun project! 

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

 Happy creating, Gez ♥

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Christmas printers tray : Anything goes week with Irit

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my new Anything goes post for Tando.
This is my most favorite Tando product here- Printers tray and I made it as a Christmas project with a full tutorial for you.
This is very easy to make project and it looks gorgeous with this tray and Happy New Year Tando chipboard on it.

So here is my tutorial for you!

Step by step: 1. Paint the chipboard frame with green paint (Tattered Angels).

2.Glue patterned paper (7 Gypsies) over chipboard back.

 3. Glue the back to the painted frame. 

4. Die cut trees (Die Versions dies) and glue them into the frame

5. Hand cut the labels from Canvas Corp cardstock and add them over the frame. 6. Add bling and stickers.7. Heat emboss the chipboard words with black embossing powder and glue into the frame. 8. Add two small cloth pins (Canvas Corp).

Friday, 18 November 2016

Anything goes by Dee

Hi everyone Dee here with my latest creation for 
Tando creative I hope you like it. I am doing this
just before getting ready to set of for Mixology
super excited!!!!!

Back to business I created the above board using the very lovely 
media boards and Tando's Long Flourish stencil.

First I used paper clay in a mould and allowed it to set
next I painted it with Carbon black media
acrylic paint. 

once dry I used patina antiquing cream knocking that back once 
dry followed by liquid leaf gold.

For the board i had used Viva graphite paste through the 
long flourish stencil and on the lower corner 
with a pallet knife this was stamped into 
with a script stamp.

The whole board was covered with black gesso being careful
not to go over the script stamped paste. once dry a coat
of  Decor Cameo  spritzed with water followed by treasure 
also spritzed. Once happy and dry a versamark 
pad was swiped over it and gold embossing
powered was sprinkles to just catch
in area's. I hope you like
cheers Dee. X

Products Used
  1. Tando products used were the following:- Mixed Media Boards 74mm x 138mm, Mask - Long Flourish
  2. Deco art products used were the following :-  Black Gesso, American Decor treasure & cameo & Patina antiquing cream. 
  3. Stampendous products used were the following:- Chunky Gold Embossing Enamel & script stamp.
  4. From my stash:- Versamark ink pad.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Anything Goes - Liberated ATC

Hi friends! Dana here today sharing an artist trading card that I created for the Anything Goes theme this week. I started this project with a White-Lined ATC. I then used the Nathalie Kalbach Fashion Dame Rubber Stamps and Stencil Set to create the background and the woman. I had a lot of fun with color, texture, and pattern on this small card.

You can find the chipboard I used for this project, and a wonderful selection of Nathalie Kalbach products, in the Tando Creative Retail Store.

Sunday, 13 November 2016

'Make a Card' week with Lisa

Hi folks, welcome to this weeks creation for Tando. The theme is 'Make a Card'.

As we are all very aware, Christmas is just around the corner and yes, I've failed miserably at sticking to one of my New Years Resolutions which was to start making Christmas cards early in the year. OOOppppppssss... I'm ashamed to say this is my first official card for Christmas.
But anyway, I'm glad to say I'm very happy with it. 

Here is my first official Christmas card and my creation for Tando...

I started with a 6 x 6 inch white super smooth piece of card.

I took the Tando Joined Snowflakes mask and laid it at an angle over the bottom of the card, then inked through it.

I randomly stamped sections of one of the stamps from Andy Skinner's Industrial Stamps set from Stampendous.
I then used the Bubbles mask from Andy Skinner and used DecoArt White Modeling Paste in random areas over the top of the Joined Snowflakes and Industrial stamping. I then used some wax to highlight the bubbles.

I took the Tando Mini's Music and painted them with white gesso. When they were dry I gently rubbed over some wax to give it a shimmer.

I then used the Tando Mini's Reindeers and painted them with DecoArt English Red Oxide. I finished them with a touch gold wax.

To finish the card, I stamped a sentiment from  on to a separate piece of card. Then cut it out and roughed up the edges with a pair of scissors. I lightly inked the sentiment with and inked the edges darker and adhered with a foam pad. 

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

Mask - Joined Snowflakes   INDUSTRIAL rubber stamp set A Skinner Stencil - BUBBLES   Media: White Modelling Paste  Tando Mini's Music   Tando Mini's Reindeer  Fluid Acrylics: English Red Oxide    

Thanks for popping by the Tando blog, if you want to pop over to my blog you can 
Lisa xxx

Saturday, 12 November 2016

Christmas card with Irit

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my new card post and this time it was made with Tando gorgeous product  for their Card week.
Mixed media card are very trendy right now, but this is a pretty traditional Christmas card with non traditional products such as Tando mask and a painted chipboard.
I used a very traditional green and red BoBunny Christmas collection and added the ornaments with glitter paste using Tando Hanging Baubles mask .
In between I painted Tando gorgeous  Bauble ornament chipboard and added it over the card.
As you can see, even if you are not connected to Mixed Media cards or Mixed Media in any way, you still can make very regular Holidays cards with Tando products.

 Tando products used:
Bauble Branch small
Bauble Branch Small

Hanging Baubles mask
Hanging Baubles Mask