Monday, 31 July 2017

August colour theme

Hello, Carol with you this Monday 31st July to kick off our August colour week…the palette for August is:-

Such pretty colours…

Here is ATC 8/2017:-

In addition to my chipboard ATC base I've added a bird from the whimsical bird set 2, mini stencils distressed diamond and numbers were also used on the base.


Friday, 28 July 2017

Winged tag : Use spray inks week

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to our Use mists Tando week!
This small project was made over Tando Mixed Media board with other Tando products (shown later) and only MISTS!

I used a mix of copper and dark orange mists over the chipboard pieces that were previously covered with a thin layer of white gesso.
 The first layer was masked with texture paste background.
Then Industrial wing was added on it.
I am not sure that you can see the intermediate layer made with Tando Book plate under  two more layers.
The last  chipboard layer is  very old Tando Dragonfly(not in the shop anymore, sorry) and then metal and resin pieces were added.
I added some more texture with micro beads and made the sentiment with epoxy sticker.

Tando products used:
Media board
Mixed Media Boards 80mm x 116mm

 Mini book plates
Mini Book Plates

Industrial wings
Andy Skinner Industrial Wings

Sequin Waste mask

Sequin Waste Mask 15cm x 15cm

Decoart Media line

Dragonfly- not in the shop anymore

Thursday, 27 July 2017


Here is a quick and simple card for you using the DecoArt Media Acrylic Sprays.

Spray the Primary Magenta through Giovanna's Doilie mask over a sheet of thin white card.  Add splashes of Orange and Primary Yellow.

Cut a section to go on a card.  Spray some Burlap with Primary Magenta and glue it over the patterned card, tucking it around the sides.  Attach scraps of the patterned card to 3 hearts from the Hearts mini's , cut out and glue to the burlap as shown.

Thank you for looking today, Karen xxx

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Dreamer Shrine

Dreamer Butterfly Crown Shrine by Dana Tatar for Tando Creative
Hi! Dana here today sharing the Shrine I altered for the Spray Ink theme this week. I started this project by priming both sides of all the pieces of the shrine with a white spray primer. Next, I spread DecoArt White Modelling Paste over the stencil from the Nathalie Kalbach Fashion Dame Rubber Stamp Set onto the outer sides and roof of the shrine. Once the paste was dry, I sprayed the same pieces with a silver mist. Finally, I inked the edges with several colors of chalk ink and assembled walls of the shrine, holding the pieces together with hot glue.

Dreamer Butterfly Shrine Closeup by Dana Tatar for Tando Creative

Next, I spritzed the inside of the shrine with yellow mist. I used hot glue to attach a weathered metal butterfly, ornate metal oval, and blue gemstone to the back wall of the shrine. I added some silver rhinestone trim and a sticker to the base of the shrine.

Dreamer Shrine Textured Finish by Dana Tatar for Tando Creative

I finished this piece by gluing on the roof pieces and topping it with a metal crown.

You can find the products I used for this project in the Tando Creative Retail Store. We'd love to see your creativity! Share your work with us in Tando's Creative Zone on Facebook.

Friday, 21 July 2017

Anything Goes - Sunbeam Mixed Media Board

Sunbeam Mixed Media Board by Dana Tatar

Hi! Dana here toady sharing the Mixed Media Board I altered for the Anything Goes theme this week. I primed my board with DecoArt White Gesso. Once that was dry, I used a spatula to spread on blue, silver, and pink paint that was very close to being dried up completely. This old paint was a fun way to not let my supplies go to waste and also create some cool texture at the same time!

Next, I spread more chunky paint over the Kaz Boughton Dotted Star Mask. I topped the sun with a chipboard circle from the Andy Skinner Industrial Elements Set that I colored with liquid inks. I finished this board with some black and white doodles and a hand-written quote.

You can find the products I used for this project in the Tando Creative Retail Store. We'd love to see your creativity! Share your work with us in Tando's Creative Zone on Facebook.

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Anything Goes By Dee

Hi everyone Dee here today with my post for the week.
I have a tag for you with lots of Andy skinner,
Stamponique & Stampendous Stamps,
Tando stencils also lots of lovely
Deco Art paint.
I used a size 10 tag and coloured it with Dioxazine PurpleSap Green,
Phthalo Turquoise fluid acrylics.
Using the same colours I stamped onto the tag with Andy's
STEAMPUNK, Industrial & Stampendous marks sets. I stamped
these randomly and layered it up until I was happy
with the effect.
I also used  Titanium White to stamp onto the tag.
Next a little play with glitter paste one a viva one and the
other a cosmic shimmer paste put through Tando
stencils randomly placed.
I painted the stamponique image with a watery wash of the above colours.
I hope you have all enjoyed my post today slightly different to
my normal style.


Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Free for all by Carol

Hi, Carol with you this Wednesday with my free for all post.

I recently asked for the Kate Crane box which was part of the last MOM classes and here is my finished box:-

Products used:-

TFL xx

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Anything Goes Continued!!!

Today I have a mans card for you.  There is no chipboard involved but I used the stamps and stencils that we sell...

Lightly dry brush some Quinacridone Gold over the Kraft Card and when that is dry do the same with Cobalt Turquoise and a little Primary Magenta.  When dry overstamp with Nathalie Kalbach's MARKS stamp in Archival Black.  Dab some white acrylic through the Mini Mask Numbers as shown.
Stamp the eye from Andy Skinners Curiosity stamp set using Archival black and colour in (I used the same colours as before but watered down)  Cut out and attach to the centre of the base using a sticky pad.  Dry brush some white acrylic around the outside.  Attach the panel to a white card base.
Thank you for taking a look today, take care, Karen x

Monday, 17 July 2017

Chipboard book cover with Irit: Anything goes week

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to new Anything goes post.
Today I am going to share  my new chipboard mini book cover made with bare Tando chipboards and Mixed Media DecoArt products.

 First I need to say that the background mask is not really a mask but a die I used for the texture paste as I wanted something small and didn't find the small Tando mask in my pretty large stash.So I used the very old metal die and added the DecoArt texture paste over it.
Then I painted the inside and outside of the book cover with a mix of Media line paint and added the small book plate over the cover.
Fun metals and flowers cluster was added for the interest to the cover.

 Here are some close- ups to the painted , stencilled and painted cover.

I decided to stay in grey- blue and purples and to make it vintage dark in just three colors.

Metal pieces, small chipboard plate, fabric and paper flowers were also painted into the matching colors.

Tando products used:

Book plates mini
Mini Book Plates

Winged pattern Chipboard book kit

Book Cover Kit - Winged Pattern
DecoArt Media line

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Mixed Media Boards with Lisa.

Hi folks and welcome to this weeks post for Tando Creative. This week the theme was mixed media boards.

Tando Mixed Media Boards are fabulous small boards which can take loads of layers of different products. They are fabulous for having a play with and trying new techniques with. 

I used three of the 74mm x 138mm mixed media boards for this project.

Here is what I did...

First, I gave the boards with a coat of DecoArt white gesso then painted them with DecoArt Media Acrylic Paints

I then used the Tando 4 x 4 clock mini mask with DecoArt white modelling paste on the background.  

I added DecoArt Crackle Paint randomly over areas of the boards to add some texture.

I used the Tando 6 x 6 sequin waste stencil with the DecoArt paints. I added more layers using a chevron stamp and a Mini Textured Checkerboard stamp. 

I used Stampendous Frantage Embossing Enamel in Shabby Green on Tando holly flourish. I also used the Frantage on some paper flowers and added some white natural raffia. I also recycled some onion netting packaging which I painted to make it darker and added some glue to some areas and adhered microbeads.

I used a selection of stamps which I stamped on to acetate with black Stazon Ink. I cut the acetate wider than the mixed media boards and adhered each side of the acetate to the back of the board to create a bubble over the front of each board. 

I really like this project of mixed media boards. They are so versatile to use and just the right size to create fabulous mini projects.

Thanks for popping by today. Please leave a comment, I love to hear what you think
Toodles for now, Lisa 

Mixed Media Boards 74mm x 138mm    Sequin Waste Mask 15cm x 15cm    Holly Flourish    Image result for decoart media    

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Mixed Media boards by Gez

I have two Mixed Media boards to share with you today as seen on TV!

The background was created using a [Mixed Media Board] 74mm x 138mm DecoArt [Fluid Acrylics], rubber stamps and the [Clock Mask], these boards are just the right thickness so they don't buckle when heated up or wet!

The second mixed media board 80mm x 116mm available [HERE] was also painted and then more paint was added through the [Tree Mask]

Both mixed media boards were then embellished with laser cut greyboard birds from the following sets.. [Whimsical Birds 1] and [Whimsical Birds 2] 

These Mixed Media boards were so much fun to make! The mixed media boards come in a set of five and each set of Whimsical birds come in a set of six. So lots to play with!

Here are a few more samples using [Tags] as well as mixed media boards for backgrounds and lots of Whimsical birds!

click to enlarge..

 Happy creating, [Gez]