Saturday, 3 July 2021

July colour theme

 Good Afternoon,

Carol with you today, I'm posting a bit later than usual, but, here is my 7th tag for 2021 - based on our colour themes:-

the colour palette is:-

I so liked the image, and looking to do something different, here is my tag:-

Tando product used:-

TFL Carol xx

Friday, 2 July 2021

June Colour theme- Fiona Randall


Morning all it's colour theme on the blog until the 5th July .

Georgeous colours so I had a play.

I created a tag and the colours were screaming out for a Butterfly LOL.

I used my favourite Tando size 8 tag as my base. gave it a quick coat of DecoArt Media white tinting base. I then used watered down DecoArt Chalky finish in Vintage and Keepsake to create watery washes and splatters. Drying between layers to give a faux watercolur effect. Then some stamping added with black versafine ink. The butterfly was stamped and coloured using the same watery washes as the base tag. This was then attached to the tag base. A quick easy project.
Do stop by the blog next week for a new theme and more inspiration from the DT.
Thanks for stopping by today
Fiona xx



Finnabair Stamp Set- Don't Forget To Fly.

Tim Holtz Stamp Set- Etcetera

Indigo Blue Stamps- Paintbrush

Paper Artsy Stamps - Ink and the Dog- Petals

Versafine onyx black inkpad

Friday, 11 June 2021

Butterfly Week- Fiona Randall


Morning all,

 The theme on the blog this week is 'BUTTERFLIES'

You know that I have a passion for this subject matter so this was a no brainer for me.

I used one of the Tando Size 8 Tags and a Piece of Tando Grey Board cut to size to mount the Tag onto to create a panel. A piece of watercolour cardstock was cut to fit the tag and glued into place.
The tag was stamped with the leaves and embossed in gold embossing powder. This was then Water coloured with Lindy's Magicals and Distress Spray Stains and finally a few splatters added with gold paint. 
The flowers were stamped and gold embossed onto vellum and fussy cut. The Butterfly was stamped and given the same water colour treatment as the leaves on the tag.
The flowers and the butterfly were then added to the tag with off cuts of Grey Board to give depth and dimension. Finally a simple sentiment was added as shown.
The panel was given a coat of DecoArt Chalky Finish and the edged by swiping gold wax.
The Tag was then mounted onto the panel with off cuts of grey board to give depth to finish.
I love how this has turned out and the soft dreamy effect I was going for I think I achieved.

Thanks for stopping by today
Stay Safe
Fiona xx


Deco Art Chalky Finish- Honour.

DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic- Metallic Gold


Watercolour Cardstock

Vellum Sheets

Stampendous Gold Embossing Powder

Versamark Embossing Ink Pad

Lindy's Flat Magicals Set- Summer Meadow

Distress Spray Stain- Pumice Stone

Finnabair Wax- Aged Brass

Stampendous Stamps- Jumbo Butterflies

Paper Artsy Stamps by Tracy Scott- set TS058

All and Create Stamp set by Tracey Evans- Butterfly Meadows

Saturday, 22 May 2021

Anything Goes Week- Fiona Randall

Morning All. Thanks for stopping by to see what we are all up to.

The theme on the blog this week is "ANYTHING GOES"

The idea for this project was based around the quote. Enter the Crazy Whimsical Birds.

I used one of the Tando Size 9 tags and adhered a piece of water colour paper cut to size.
This was then spritzed with Distress Ink Sprays in Seedless Preserves and Fossilized Amber.
Next up the Tando Stencil Grid Moroccan was given a good spritz with water then applied to the tag.
This was left to sit for a few seconds before placing a paper towel on top to soak up the excess water. 
Upon lifting the stencil this reveals a faux bleaching effect.
 Some water was then flicked onto the tag and then dried with a heat tool and the edges inked with seedless preserves distress ink.
 The whimsical bird pieces were then painted with DecoArt Chalky finish paints and doodling added with a Uniball Eye Black Pen.
 These were then assembled onto the tag base Along with the stamped Quote.
I then pulled out a Tando extra Large Media Board from my stash
. Stenciling was added with DecoArt Media Modelling Paste and when dry given a coat of DecoArt Chalky Finish in Carbon. 
I then highlighted the raised detail of the stencilling with a white Signo Uniball Gel Pen.
The Tag was then mounted onto the Large Media Board using off cuts of grey board to give depth and dimension to finish.
A few more doodles to the tag were added to complete the project.
Thanks for stopping by today
Stay Safe



Paper Artsy Stamps- Eclectic Plate 4

Tim Holtz Distress Ink Sprays- Seedless Preserves, Fossilized Amber

Tm Holtz Distress Ink Pad- Seedless Preserves

Prima 12x12 stencil- Windows

Uni- Ball Signo Pen- White

Uni- Ball Eye Pen- Black

Thursday, 13 May 2021

Stars Week- Fona Randall

Morning All Fiona here with my contribution for this week. 

The Theme for this week is "STARS"

I've gone with a Mystical theme for my project and decided to alter an A5 Sketchbook cover.
I have used one of my Layered Tags from Set 2 along with the Tando Minis Stars.
 Some stenciling with crackle paste, stamping and splattering with paint.

Thanks for stopping by today.
Stay Safe


DecoArt Chalky Finish- Honour


Stamperia Silver Crackle Paste.

Stamperia Stencil- Sacred Geometery

Tim Holtz Stamps- Tiny Words.

Printed paper- my own

Beaded Chain- My own Stash.

Black Archival Ink Pad.

Thursday, 6 May 2021

Be Different - with Jan

Hello Tando-ettes,

How are you all doing?  We're getting there aren't we? I've also chosen to create something in the this weeks colour way - I love that combination of colours. Carol interpreted the colours on Monday with a beautiful tag. If you missed it scroll down to the post under this one 👇

Ive played with a few different mediums in this one, so you'll find Copic markers, Distress Inks, Archival Ink, some stamping with stencils and stamps and my favourite Posca markers, all created on some Tando ATC's.

Take care Tando-ettes, we hope to see you in the near future.

Tuesday, 4 May 2021

May colour week

 Hi,  Carol with you today.

Hope you all had a lovely May bank holiday break - its back to work for me this morning…. but, not before I share with you my tag for Mays colour theme:-

Here is this months colour way:-

so, this is May's tag:-

Tando products:-

TFL today xx

Saturday, 1 May 2021

Spray Inks/Paints Week-Fiona Randall


Morning all Fiona here with my project for this weeks theme.

Spray Inks Paints.

I've chosen to decorate one of the Tando A6 Binders which come in a bundle pack of two binders plus 4 pairs of covers to make more journals along with the co-ordinating template pack.

I went with a monochromatic theme for this project. 
I started by cutting a piece of watercolour cardstock to fit the front cover then painted the whole binder inside nd out with a coat of DecoArt Chaky Finish in Relic.
 Then a coat of DecoArt Ultra Matte Varnish applied to seal and protect.
 The watercolour cardstock was then glued to the front cover.
 DecoArt White modelling paste was applied through a Finnabair stencil and dried with a heat tool. 
Water was then spritzed onto the cover before spraying with Beetle Black Tattered Angels Ink Spray.
The water allows for the ink spray to move freely and get into all the nooks and crannies but also dilutes the colour of the ink spray from a stark black to a Dark Grey.
DecoArt White Tinting Base was then applied to the edges of the binder blending in with my finger to give a whispy edge effect. Splatters were then added with a Dina Wakley white gloss spray.
A finnabair Grunge Frame mold cast from resin was given a coat of DecoArt Black Gesso and when dried swiped with DecoArt Metallic Lustre in Silver Spark.
The base of the Large Tando Layered Butterfly was given a coat of Relic DecoArt Chalky Finish and whilst still wet a sprinkle of Ranger Rock Candy Glitter added. 
The Top Layer of the Butterfly was given a coat of  Everlasting DecoArt Chalky Finish and once dried with a heat tool stamped with a dotty stamp from my Stash with black Archival Ink then glued to the bottom layer to complete.
The frame was the attached to the binder cover using off cuts of grey board to give depth and dimension and the butterfly attached as the focal point to finish.
Simple techniques but effective and dramatic in the monochromatic colours.
Happy with the way this turned out.
Thanks for stopping by today.
Stay Safe

Products Used.

Other Supplies.

Prima Finnabair Mold- Grungy Frames.

Prima Finnabair Stencil- Gothic

Ranger Dina Wakley Media Gloss Spray- White.

Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Glitter- Rock Candy.

Ranger Archival Ink- Black.

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist- Beetle Black.

Spotty Stamp- My own Stash.

Two Part Casting Resin.

Wednesday, 21 April 2021

Anything Goes Week with Jan

Hello, thanks for popping in to see what we are up to.  

I’d chosen to decorate one of the wonderful tags from the bundle-1 set ( but just sat there looking at it for so long that I decided to have a rummage in one of my 'Tando' boxes - don't judge me, i've been to a few Mixologies and always pick up lots of greyboard kits, don't tell me you don't do the same...😅, anyway, I came across my mini reversible clock, I was so excited to decorate, 2 years ago! And it called to me, so a clock it was - good job it's 'anything goes' week isn't it 😆

I had lots of colour ideas but finally settled on black and white, and an 'Alice' theme. Guess what? I changed my mind! The black and white stayed, but I couldn't make 'Alice' work! However I'd asked Di for some Chess pieces (we'll come to that later, shhh, they aren't on general release yet...), and of course, with them being black and white they fitted perfectly. That's when my brain melted! If I was going to be using crackle glaze and Andy Skinner’s Resist Paste, I needed to do everything in reverse. So for a black 12(o'clock) background I need to first paint it white (so the white would show through the cracks to the black) and then the numbers '12' needed to be white (so they stood out) so had to be painted black first and the chess pieces needed to be contrasting to!!! Good grief! If you try this with any colours what-so-ever, I recommend a spreadsheet, a colour wheel and a large glass of wine to celebrate when you are done!  I'm really surprised how quickly it came together, and I hardly stuck my tongue out to concentrate at all...😂. I hope you like it 👍

What I used:


Black Chalk Finish paint:

White Chalk Finish paint:

Resist Paste:

Crackle Glaze:

White Antiquing Cream:

Black Antiquing Cream:

You'll have to wait for the chess pieces I'm afraid...

Tuesday, 13 April 2021

Gothic Arch Frame- Fiona Randall


Morning All it's Gothic Week here on the Blog.

I love a Gothic theme and I love Arches so this little project ticks all the right boxes for me.

I have used one of the Tando Gothic Arch Layered frames for my project. It consists of five frames to layer on top of the base and gives real depth to your project.
I covered the base in some Tim Holtz Halloween paper as this gives a real Gothic feel to the background. next I glued and layered all five frames together and then gave them a coat of DecoArt Chalky Finish in Carbon. I then inked up the frame with versamark ink and applied sticky stuff embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool. This makes the frame sticky for the next step which is foiling.
I pressed a piece of pewter foil to an area of the frame  and rubbed lightly and lifted straight away.
 This gives a random distressed aged effect.
 I continued this step all around the frame until I was happy.
I then went over the foiling with a coat of Black DecoArt Antiquing cream and wiped back back to age the frame further.
I then gave a resin frame, cast from a Finnabair Mold a coat of DecoArt Media Black gesso and heat set.
 I then swiped over the raised edges of the frame with some DecoArt Metallic Lustre in Silver Spark.
I stamped the skull in Black Archival Ink and applied clear embossing powder and heat set. 
This was then cut and glued to fit in the frame as shown.
DecoArt Chalky Finish in Carbon was then applied to a Tando Bookplate From Andy Skinner's Industrial Elements set and the edges swiped with the Metallic lustre as used on the small frame.
I inked a scrap of white card stock with Pumice Stone Distress Ink and then applied a sentiment from one of Andy Skinner's Mixed Media Transfer sets.
The small resin frame was then applied to the Gothic Arch Frame using an off cut of grey board to raise and give depth and dimension.
The bookplate was then added to finish.
A quick and easy project and I love how it turned out.
Thanks for stopping by today
Stay Safe



Tim Holtz Distress Ink- Pumice Stone

Tim Holtz Worn Wallpaper- Halloween

Judikins Sticky Stuff embossing powder.

Deco Foil- Pewter.

Prima Finnabair Mold- Grungy Frames.

Two Part Casting Resin

Stampendous Clear Embossing Powder

Versamark Ink Pad.

Friday, 9 April 2021

April Colours- Butterfly Tag- Fiona Randall


Morning All Fiona here today with a little project for this Months Colour theme.

Lovely soft shades on this one.

Iv'e used a Tando Size 9 tag as my substrate base. To this I added stenciling with DecoArt Modelling Paste and colour with Distress spray stains and Gesso. A Stamped and embossed flower onto vellum and of course my favourite Tando Layered Butterfly. A piece of Morrocan Grid and some natural sisal coloured with the Distress Ink sprays to tie it all in together.

Thanks for stopping by today
Stay Safe



Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain- Speckled Egg and Iced Spruce

Tracey Scott Stamps Set- TS056

WOW Embossing Enamel-White

Natural Sisal

Vrsamark Ink Pad

Wednesday, 7 April 2021

April Colours


Carol with you today - hoping that you're all keeping well and warm and had a lovely Easter.

Today its my turn to share my monthly colour project with you…. if you're a regular visitor to the blog you will know that I choose a substrate at the beginning of the year and use this each month for my colour weeks - this year I'm using the long tags, which can be found here… This year I'm also writing a precise of monthly events on the back of the tag so at the end of the year I will have a record of the years events.

The colour theme for April is…

a lovely contemporary palette for this month.

and here is my tag

the background is a print from my gelli press with other pieces of print added. Butterflies from the grab bag have also been added…

TFL xx

Wednesday, 31 March 2021

Spring Binder


Morning All Fiona here with a project for this weeks theme on the blog 'SPRING'

I have decorated a little Tando A6 Binder in a spring theme and of course
I just had to add a Butterfly.
First up the binder was given a coat Of DecoArt Chalky Finish in Carbon on both the inside and out.
I then applied two coats of DecoArt Ultra Matte Varnish to seal the binder.
A distress Ink sprayed background  was created with some stamping and heat embossing to create a panel for the binder.
More heat embossing on the Tando Moroccan Grid. Also the flowers and the butterfly were heat embossed on Duralar Film for a Dreamy effect.
 An antique mirror effect was applied to a tando acrylic circle and circle frames cut from Tando Grey Board using a circle die were added. 
Finally a Tim Holtz chipboard quote added to finish.

I am embracing the bright colours and loving it.
Thanks for stopping by today
Stay Safe



Tim Holtz Distress Ink Spray Stain- Picked Raspberry, Candied Apple and Mustard Seed.

Tim Holtz Stamps- Ledger Script, Urban Elements, Urban Tapestry.

Tim Holtz Quote Chips

Ranger Distress Archival Ink- Picked Raspberry and Vintage Photo.

Paper Artsy Tracy Scott Stamps- TS052

WOW Embossing Enamel- White

Cosmic Shimmer Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel- Vintage Tarnished Gold

Versamark Ink Pad

Duralar Film

Thursday, 25 March 2021

Grung Media Board- Fiona Randall


Morning all it's Grunge Week here on the Tando Blog.

 I love a bit of Grungy Goodness what's not to like about those shades of browns, rustiness and some patina and metallics thrown in for good measure....YUM.

I have created a little Grungy project using a Tando Media Board as my base substrate.
Texture paste through a stencil then once dry liberally sprayed with Lindy's Moon Shadow mists.
These Mists are a Sepia Toned Ink with a colour shimmer.
A light wash of some Quinacrodone Gold Media Fluid Acrylic.
Some Gold Metallic paint and waxes to decorate the Tando Elements. 
The circle from the Astral Arch Kit and the Layered Dragonfly. 
Inking around the edges of the media board to add depth then elements arranged to finish.
 A quick and easy project that was fun to complete.

Thanks for stopping by today
Stay Safe
Fiona xx


Other Supplies

Finnabair Paper Paste

Lindy's Stamp Gang Moon Shadow Mist- Tawny Turquoise

Stencil- My own

Archival Distress Ink- Ground Espresso

Friday, 19 March 2021

‘Anything Goes’ week and more new Tando releases...

Hello lovely people.

I’ve loved this new release, and had fun decorating them all. You can still watch Di on Hochanda, if you missed it, on rewind 👍

The new wall hangings are really fun. I admit I took my little knife to this first one and carefully took out two of the bottle and used two cats, stuck together, in their place. As soon as I saw the bottles I knew what I wanted to do. I used Celia’s chippy boat paint technique for the top layer, painted all the bottles on the bottom layers and embossed the front bottles with sparkly embossing powders, then with a couple of posca pens scribbled labels on the front and added a few highlights. I embossed the ‘falling’ bottles too. 

Naughty pussy cat 🥰

For the fishes wall hanging I did a kind of Kate Crane background, loosely layering a dark and light blue and some white, then stencilled over the top. I repeated this on the front but predominately used the darker blue. I painted the fish and dry brushed the edges with a slightly darker colour of each of the colours I chose, then again got busy with my posca pens.

Swim little fishes, swim...

Lastly I made a journal with a concertina binding, with the crafters ‘Spine Scene’. I used some gelli prints for the covers, chose a mis-match of letters for the front and set to painting the scene. Yes there is some posca pen did you guess? 🤣. 
These scenes come alive as you start to paint them. I’ll definitely be doing some more ❤️

I used:

I also used: various DecoArt Paints, Posca Pens, gelli prints, alphabets, PVA glue.

Tuesday, 16 March 2021

Anything Goes Week- Tando New Product Launch as seen on Hochanda.


Morning all Fiona here today to showcase 

Tando's new product Launch as seen on Hochanda on Monday 15th March 2021.

I had so much fun creating the samples for this launch. This is a picture heavy post as I have so much to show so bear with .

First up is the new 6x6 Ring Binder with Inner pockets and inserts plus the new build a scene spines.

I decorated the binder covers with Distress Ink Sprays and stencils with a faux bleaching effect with some stamping for added interest.

The build a scene spines are fab layered up in four layers to perfectly fit the spine of the binder. More stamping and painting to decorate the spine to tie in with the covers.

It has dividers to decorate for the inside too which were completed to match the outside covers.

Allso on the inside cover there is a deep pocket to construct for holding Tags, Envelopes and Ephermera etc.

Next up is the 6x6 template covers and spine pack. Plus an added bulild a scene spine used on this one too.

This binder was decorated in a rusty patina effect using Lindy's Moon shadow Sprays, some scrapbooking paper a Tando MDF large gear and a mitform castings porthole. The fish element is also from the new release Minis Tags Fish.

A build a scene spine in fish was also used on the spine to finish.

Next up are the new release Wall Hangings. These are great and are assembled in four layers like the spine scenes to give a totally 3d effect.

I opted for the fish again for the wall hanging and decorated with the same rusty patina effect as the binder. The wall hangings and the spine scenes come in four options,
Fish, Caligraphy, pet and potions. You can have so much fun with the new releases so do hop on over to the Tando Store and check them out.
do check back the rest of this week to see what the other creative team members
have created using the Tando new releases.

Thanks for stopping by today
stay safe


Other Supplies
from my own stash.

Watercolour Cardstock

Scrapbooking Paper

Distress Spray Stain- Kitsch Flamingo

Lindy's Moon Shadow Spray, Cowabunga Copper, Tawny Turquoise

Archival Ink- Ground Espresso

Faded Text Stamps- Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous

Porthole - Mitform Castings

Stamperia Stencil