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Monday, 5 December 2016

December colour post

Hi Carol with you today…I can't believe that back in January I said that each month I would use the colour weeks to create an ATC and now I have a lovely collection of 12 ATC's…each so very different, but, all showing that I do have a "style" of my own…

So, onto our festive colour way…


and here is my last ATC..



Tando product used:-


and here are my 12 ATC's all together:-



TFL xx


Saturday, 3 December 2016

Recipe Week with Lisa

Good Morning folks. This week's recipe was: 1 stencil, 2 stamps and 3 snowflakes.  

I chose the Tando Christmas Advent Kit to play with for this challenge.

Here is my creation...



The circle frame and the background come as two separate pieces which makes it easier to apply different mediums and techniques. 

I started with the background and the 1st step of the recipe - use 1 stencil. I used the joined snowflakes Tando mask with white DecoArt modeling paste. When dry I added DecoArt Media Cobalt Blue Fluid Acrylic.





The 2nd part of the recipe - use 2 stamps was next. I stamped one of the stamps over the background of the stencilling. Then stamped a bauble stamp on a piece of card with a painted background then cut three of them out. 



For the frame of the Advent I first covered it with DecoArt Texture Sand paste and let it dry. I then added English Red Oxide, Paynes Grey, Primary Yellow, Raw Umber and Colbalt Teal DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics to create a rust effect.






The third part of the recipe - use 3 snowflakes. I used Tando Minis Snowflakes and layered them to create bigger 3D snowflakes. I painted them with DecoArt Metallic Gold Fluid Acrylic and brushed over some DecoArt Gold Green. 




To finish, I used the powders from the Stampendous Bronze Frantage Jewel Kit on the numbers and the pointer.





Thanks for popping by the Tando blog today.
Everything I have used to create this project is posted below and available at Tando.

If you would like to pop over to my blog to say hello click HERE.
Toodles for now,
Lisa xxx


Christmas Advent Kit  Mask - Joined Snowflakes  Tando Mini's Snowflakes  Media: White Modelling Paste  Media: Texture Sand Paste Fluid Acrylics: Cobalt Teal   Fluid Acrylics: English Red Oxide  Fluid Acrylics: Paynes Grey  Fluid Acrylics: Raw Umber  Fluid Acrylics: Primary Yellow  Fluid Acrylics: Gold Metallic  Frantage Jewel Kit: BRONZE 







Friday, 2 December 2016

Recipe week with Irit: Cool friend card


Hello my dear crafty friend and welcome to my  inspirational post made for  Tando .
This is Tando recipe week and we were asked to use one stencil, 2 stamps and 3 snowflakes.
And it was a time to make some winter cards . So here is the card I made for your inspiration.

 I used Sunburst stencil with Clearsnap  Ice ink for the background.
Then I used Unity  Snow Way stamp set  for the main Snowman image and the sentiment using here other color of ink- Sky.
Three chipboard Tando mini snowflakes were covered with a thick layer of the same Ice color ink and as they are bare chipboards the color is pretty dark after all. I covered the ink with clear embossing powder  for some glossy effect.
The snowman image was stamped twice, hand cut and made into 3d figurine.





 Tando mini snowflakes
Tando Mini's Snowflakes

Sunburst stencil
A Skinner Stencil - SUNBURST




Thursday, 1 December 2016

Use a recipe...


Hi, Carol with you today to share this recipe card with you…

The recipe was:-

1 x stencil - Snowflake mask
2 x stamps - Happy Christmas and on the background toxic rubber stamp set
3 x snowflakes - tando mini snowflakes

and my finished piece looks like this:-



Full details on my blog.

TFL xx

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.