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Sunday, 24 September 2017

Anything Goes by Gez

I am delighted to be sharing my birdhouse with you today for Tando's 'Anything Goes' challenge this week.

The 3 piece Christmas Birdhouse is laser cut from sturdy greyboard and comes with holly flourishes, bird, branch and the word Merry Christmas as embellishments, along with a wooden dowel and pre-cut holes making assembly so easy!

This gorgeous [Christmas Birdhouse] kit can be decorated in any style you fancy and made to match your home decor or can make the perfect gift.

All the different pieces were painted first and left to dry before assembling, using [DecoArt paints]


The sides of the birdhouse were decorated using patterned scrapbook papers and once everything was dried and assembled, PVA glue was applied to the roof and base of the birdhouse then sprinkled with  and glitters from the [Stampendous] Frantage Jewel Silver Kit and [White] kit to look like snow and frost!
 




 I hope you like this birdhouse as much as I do! Thank you for calling.

  Have a lovely day, Gez ♥


Saturday, 23 September 2017

Art Journal Kit

Hi Everyone it's Brenda here with my very first post for the Tando Creative Team and I'm so happy to be here using Di's wonderful products and 'working' alongside so many very talented people.
Towards the end of August I was able to attend one of Di's workshops at Let's Be Creative in Rogate in Hampshire and had a wonderful time using the Art Journal Kit. It's a fabulous kit which comes with covers, drilled spine for sewing the signatures in, a wraparound spine and the needles and thread for sewing the pages together. Here's the front and back covers together -


Those who know me will be used to my vintage, shabby, timeworn creations and although these whimsical birds are not normally my style I loved playing with their shapes and using more neutral colours on them to be the focal points on the front and back covers.


I had also taken some hessian ribbon and vintage narrow ribbon and used these on the wraparound spine to provide more detail and when I got home I used the DecoArt media acrylics to add a card border too.


I have a couple of more photos over at Bumblebees and Butterflies if you'd like to visit me and I look forward to being back soon.

hugs Brenda xxx

Friday, 22 September 2017

Anything goes

Hi folks Dee here with my post for anything goes week.
I have gone back to Tando's lovely media boards 
for this piece. I used Deco art modelling paste 
side of the media board. I was at Ally pally at the
weekend and purchased this little fella.
I have been looking for this kind of stamp for a long time
I had to draw my last one by hand.
in washes over the modelling paste along with 
antiquing cream. 
As always a little bit of bling.
Cheers Dee x


Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Mixed Media card with Irit: Anything goes week

Hello my dear crafty friends!
Irit is here today and this is my card for Anything goes week.
It's a Mixed Media card made with Tando stencil and chipboards and Visible Image stamps.
The image was heat embossed over the cardstock and then I added Tando stencil with DecoArt texture paste.
Then the card was painted with a mix of DecoArt acrylics.
The mini music notes were also painted with DecoArt acrylic paints and glued over the card.




 Tando products used:
Sunburst stencil
A Skinner Stencil - SUNBURST

Mini music notes chipboards

Tando Mini's Music

DecoArt products


Tuesday, 19 September 2017

King Kong Acrylic Mixed Media Board

King Kong Acrylic Mixed Media Board by Dana Tatar for Tando Creative

Hi! Dana here today sharing a King Kong inspired Acrylic Mixed Media Board for the Anything Goes theme this week. I think acrylic is super fun to work with and I hope I can inspire you to give it a try. I started this piece by stamping a cityscape onto the back of an Acrylic Mixed Media Board using a portion of Nathalie Kalbach's Urban Scribble Cling Stamp with Jet Black Archival Ink. I backed the board with a piece of Basic Grey patterned paper. Next, I added a clear gorilla sticker to the front of the board. I added doodles with a Dylusions White Paint Pen. I finished this piece with a red "K" alphabet sticker and a strip of paper tape. I really love the effect of being able to work on both sides of this board!

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.

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Glossy or Shiny with Lisa

Hi folks and welcome to today's post for Tando Creative. This weeks theme is 'glossy or shiny'. 

I used one of the Tando long tags and I wanted to create lots of different texture to compliment the shiny parts.

Here is what I created...




I first applied a piece of paper on the surface of the tag with PVA glue. 

I then created a mixture of DecoArt white gesso, glue and cornflour to create a really thick texture paste that is similar to the consistency of decorating filler. I applied a thick layer of mixture to the tag over the Tando distressed harlequin stencil






When the mixture was spread over the stencil I stippled the surface with a pallet knife to give it a rough texture on top. I also added some of the mixture around the edge of the tag and on the centre of the tag.






When it was dried I painted the tag with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics. I applied the paint thick in some areas and thinly in others so the paint would run around the shapes the texture paste mixture had created.  

I painted a piece of white card with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics and left to dry. I stamped the dragonfly and the sentiment with black ink.






I fussy cut the dragonflies and the sentiment, covered them with clear embossing ink then clear ultra thick embossing enamel powder and melted the powder with a heat gun to create a glossy, shiny layer.  




I adhered the dragonflies and the sentiment to the tag. I tied some black organza ribbon around the top of the tag and heated it with the heat gun to melt the ribbon slightly.


Here is everything I used...


Set of 5 Long Tags   Distorted Harlequin Mask       


All the Tando Creative and DecoArt items I used are available on the Tando website


Thanks for popping by. 
Please leave a comment over at my blog if you wish, here is the link . I love to read your thoughts.
Hope to see you soon,
Lisa xxx

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Glossy and shiny Christmas gift tag with Irit

Hello my dear friends and welcome to my new Tando inspiration.
This is a glossy or shiny week on Tando and this Christmas decoration is really glossy (as the paper is glossy) and shiny (as I added a lot of sparkle paint and micro beads to my Tando chipboard pieces).
This is easy to make art piece and I used Paper House tags that were layered with Tando frame, another cardstock frame and embellished with Tando Christmas tree.
Even with all those layers this is a flat art piece and can be sent in the envelope. 



 The micro beads were added directly over the DecoArt silver and purple paints and you don't need any glue when it's dry.



 Tando products used:
Frame- Large rectangle
Frame - Large Rectangle

Fir trees standing
Fir Trees standing, set of 3
 DecoArt products