Monday 25 March 2019

New theme called Photo Booth - Brenda

This is the third tag that I made for Di's December outing to Hochanda and I just had to save it to share this week as it fits the theme perfectly. This week we are sharing projects with a photo on it ....

.... and I dug into my own collection of vintage cabinet cards to find this one.

If you have seen some of my work you will know I love vintage and mixed media and I often combine the two in my projects.

I also used one of the new long stencils that go with these cover tags and fit them perfectly. The circle design and crackle paint look fabulous together.
If you would like to see more details you can find a step by step and more photos over at Bumblebees and Butterflies.

I can't wait to see how my teamies have interpreted the theme this week, so keep popping back to see what they have been making as well.

Thanks for stopping by.

hugs Brenda xxx

Sunday 24 March 2019

Anything Goes Week - Face your Fears by Nikki K.

Good morning,

Hope you are having a good week.

Today I am sharing a tag I made in monochrome colours, which is unusual for me, but I loved how this one turned out, and have done some more since.

I put some modelling paste through a stencil, and then painted the whole tag in grey.  White Antiquing Cream was added over the top, and wiped back.

I added some stamping with a background stamp of my choice, you could use any.

I put some modelling paste on to the feathers, and painted them black.  The words were stamped in Archival onto textured card, distressed at the edges, and cut and added to the tag.  The whole tag was edged in Distress ink.

A 'washer' was rusted with paint and added to the hole, and a nice piece of rough ribbon threaded through.

Hope you like it, don't forget to check out the rest of the team's work this week. x

Best Wishes,

Nikki K.

Products Used:

Tando Tag.
Tando Mini Feathers.

DecoArt Media:
Paynes Grey
Tinting Base
White Antiquing Cream
Modelling Paste
Quinacridone Gold
Raw Umber
Patina Antiquing Cream
Carbon Black

Andy Skinner - Unexplained Stamp Set
Tando Industrial Elements
Incognito Stencil

Other products Used:
Archival Ink - Black
Distress Ink - Black Soot
IndigoBlu - Drive Hard Stamp

Saturday 23 March 2019

Anything goes By Dee

 Front Cover 
Hi everyone I hope you are all well and having a lovely weekend . I am hoping to get some time in my art room before going down to look after my mum. I have for you the covers for these amazing stencils by Tando creative. I made these using my home made tissue paper and some of Tando's mini stencils I really love the Sunderland post mark, mini harlequin & clock stencils if you combine them with antiquing cream from Deco art it just makes it all pop.

Back Cover
Carried out in the same way with a mix of old newspaper scams along with 2 step crackle from Deco art. some lovely crackle paste through the stencils my favourite ferro paste. Some fab stamps from Tim Holtz and we are done.

I hope you all have a great weekend
Cheers Dee x

Thursday 21 March 2019

Inspirational Play Days Week 4 - Fiona Randall.


I am here on the Tando Creative blog today to share the Double Sided  journaling tag that I made as part of the 24 weeks of Inspirational Play Days that is happening over on the Tando's Creative Zone Facebook group. 
Here is the double sided Tag.
And here is the link for you to download the step by step instructions which you can find here

The Step by Step Tutorial File and list of ingredients are all available in the Facebook Group, if you are not already a member it would be great to see you there!

Fiona xx

Monday 18 March 2019

Anything goes week- Dream Tag by Monika

Good mornig all,
It's 'anything goes' week on so I have decided to show you one of my latest tags that I have made for Tando show at Hochanda tv today.

I'm using size 8 Tando Tag  for this project. Using Prussian Blue Media Fluid Acrylic I have painted the background, straight on the greyboard. I have applied one coat in the middle section, and two coats on the top and bottom of my tag.
I have splattered  watered down White Chalky Finish Paint across the tag to create the stars. Next step was to heat emboss the stamped images of the trees and moon, once cooled I have added a light wash with white paint.
I have also mixed some Prussian Blue paint with white chalky paint and dyed the ribbon and Andy Skinner greyboard 'dream' plate.

I hope you have enjoyed this very simple tag inspiration today.
Don't forget to watch Di at Hochanda today to see all of the new amazing products. 
See you next time

Saturday 16 March 2019

Dark and Moody with Lisa

Hello folks, Lisa here and welcome to my post for Tando Creative.
This weeks theme is 'dark and moody' and  I used Andy Skinner's Scared Secrets kit.

What I used...

* Andy Skinner's Sacred Hearts Tando Creative Kit.
* DecoArt Media Line: texture sand paste, crackle paint, white        gesso, black gesso
* DecoArt Premium Acrylic Paints: Paynes Grey, Phthalo Blue, 
  Primary Cyan, Quinacridone Gold, Pyrrole Red.

What I did...

* Paint all the elements with DecoArt white Gesso.
* Add DecoArt texture sand paste to the cogs, washers and screw        heads.
* Add DecoArt crackle paint to the other elements.
* Paint with DecoArt Premium Acrylic Paints. The colours I used        were: Paynes Grey, Phthalo Blue, Primary Cyan, Quinacridone Gold,    Pyrrole Red.
* Paint the heart outline with black gesso.

Thanks for popping by the blog today.
Toodles for now,
Lisa x

Here are all the products I used and they are all available on the Tando Creative Website.

Andy Skinner Sacred Secrets    Media: Texture Sand Paste    Media: White Crackle PAINT    Media: White Gesso    Media: Black Gesso    Paynes Grey Premium    Phthalo Blue Premium    Primary Cyan Premium    Quinacridone Gold Premium    Pyrrole Red Premium

Friday 15 March 2019

The Raven by Hannah Oxberry

With the theme being "Dark & Moody" I decided to take inspiration from the famous poem "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe.

I have used one of the brand new Mini Books Di will be bringing to her next Hochanda show. The fold out and contain lots of space to work in.

The front of the book cover has been decorated in a range of washes to give a dark and mysterious feel, while stamps of clock dials and script writing add another layer. The raven is stamped and heat embossed on deli paper and positioned next to printed text from the poem. A length of grey lace secures the book.

I have continued the last paragraph of the poem through the panels of the book, each featuring the same grungy layers as on the front cover.

For a full step by step please visit my blog that can be found here.

Thank you!

List of products used;

Tando fold out mini book

DecoArt Media Gesso White
DecoArt Media Fluid Medium Grey
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Dioxazine Purple
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Prussian Blue
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Paynes Grey

Andy Skinner Steampunk Stamp Set
Andy Skinner Birds and Bones Stamp Set

Wednesday 13 March 2019

Dark and Moody with Fiona.

Good morning Fiona Here. This weeks theme is Dark and Moody a theme right up my street. Now I would normally go down the skull/Ravens/ Gothic theme but I have took a break from that and gone in a completely different direction but still with a Dark and Moody feel to the project.
I started with a size 9 Tando Grey Board tag and created my background with a new technique that I have playing around with using Carbon Black and Titan Buff Fluid Acrylics. This was then given a coat of  Ultra Matte Varnish to seal. I cut a piece of Tando Grey Board to make a topper for the tag and gave it a coat of Tinting base. I then mixed a little Raw Umber fluid acrylic into Titan Buff Fluid Acrylic  and applied to the topper. Once dry I stamped with Black Versafine Ink the gothic text butterfly image from Chocolate Baroque's Butterfly Poppy Collage stamp set. I then stamped the image again and cut out the Butterfly colured with watered down Paynes Grey Fluid Acrylic and the mounted onto the main stamped image to give a feel of movement. The edges were then distressed and mounted onto to the tag base. The quote was then computer generated and printed onto a piece of heavy cardstock which had been painted with the Raw Umber Titan Buff mix, edged in black versafine ink and then mounted onto the tag to finish.
Something different from me but I think I captured the Dark and Moody feel to the project.
Thanks for stopping by today.

Black Versafine Ink Pad.