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Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Anything Goes - Long Tag

Hi friends! Dana here today sharing a long tag for the Anything Goes theme this week. There are some days where I need just a little bit of extra motivation to get going and I think this tag will help a great deal.

I primed a Long Tag with DecoArt White Gesso. I then added color with a mix of Tattered Angels products: Red-Orange Shimmers, Goldenrod Shimmers, Waterfall Glimmer Glaze, Turquoise Blue Glimmer Mist, and lastly a splattering of Chalk Chalkboard Mist. Once the color was dry I stamped a sun onto the bottom of the tag with watermark ink and then heat embossed Stampendous! Spoonful of Gold Dust on top. I used a gold paint pen to highlight the edges of the tag. I used a fun mix of black letter stickers to spell out a quote by William C. Hannan; The day will be what you make it, so rise, like the sun, and burn. I finished this piece by attaching a bright yellow tassel through the hole at the top of the tag.

You can find the chipboard I used for this project, and a wonderful selection of Stampendous and DecoArt products, 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.

Monday, 20 February 2017

Anything Goes - Feb

I'm kicking off February's Anything Goes week  with the card I made for my Dad's birthday.

I started by using a piece of the {Grid Round}  that I'd previously soaked and split and sprayed with spray ink. I then painted some {Mini Stars} and a {Mini Balloon} and doodled on them.

The base of the card and the jagged strip are cut from gelli prints. I've inked through the {Tyres Stencil} on the card base and then assembled all the bits and pieces, finishing with a Digi image and a greeting.

Kaz xxx

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Love tag by Gez ♥

Love is most definitely in the air as the designers have been sharing their love inspired creations all this week.

Today it's my turn and I am delighted to be sharing this little project with you!

Here is my love conquers all tag ♥

I started with one of the set of 5 [Long Tags] and gave it various coats of DecoArts [Fluid acrylics] 

I left the tag to dry and painted 3 cogs from the [Heart Cogs Mix] then added a coat of [Clear Crackle Glaze] 

Everything dried fairly quickly and I assembled my tag adding some of the gorgeous [Spoonful of RUST] to the finished tag, where I added it to the hearts I sealed it in with a thick coating of clear glue.

Thank you for calling, I hope you like my tag ♥

Happy creating, Gez ♥ 

Love & Hearts with Lisa

Hi folks, Lisa here and welcome to my make for this weeks Tando challenge. The theme, with it being Valentine's Day this week is 'Love & Hearts'.

Here is what I came up with...

I used the one of the Tando long tags(These come in a pack of 5 and are 190mm x 75mm) and two hearts from the Tando grab bag of hearts. Along with letters from the Block Serif alpha sheet.

Firstly, I gave all the Tando pieces a quick coat of DecoArt White Gesso
I applied a thick coat of DecoArt Crackle Paint to the centre of the tag and on the solid heart shape. And applied DecoArt Texture Sand Paste around the outside of the tag and on the bigger heart. 

I then painted the tag with Cadmium Orange, Primary Magenta, and Napthol Red Light DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics drying the layers of colours in between.

I painted the larger heart with the two red colours and gave the solid heart shape another coat of white gesso. 

When the tag was dry I added some stamping using black ink.

On the solid heart and in the centre of the tag I rubbed over some DecoArt Carbon Black Antiquing Cream, then buffed off the excess. 

I gathered a selection of ribbons and coloured them using the paint. I added some of the ribbon to the top of the tag and used the thick cord underneath the solid heart shape.

I used the Block Serif alpha sheet to spell the word 'love' which I covered in ink the used Stampendous Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel over the top. 

Thanks for popping by the Tando blog today, if you want to pop over to my blog here is the link
Hope to see you again soon.
Lisa xxx

All the products I have used are below and are available on the
Tando Website.

Set of 5 Long Tags    Grab Bag of Hearts   Media Antiquing: Carbon Black    Media: White Crackle PAINT   Media: Texture Sand Paste   Media: White Gesso   Fluid Acrylics: Cadmium Orange   Fluid Acrylics: Primary Magenta   Fluid Acrylics: Napthol Red Light 

Friday, 17 February 2017

Love and hearts week with Irit

Hello my dear crafty friends!
Welcome to my new Tando post and this week we were challenged to make projects with hearts and love things.
So without any  additional thought I grabbed my most loved Heart shaped printer's  Tando tray and made this project that is full of hearts and love and was just a perfect gift  for Valentine.
As you can see I used tons of Tando goodies and you can see the full list at the end of this post.
Anyway all shapes were painted and them glittered or heat embossed with Stampendous glitter or embossing powders.
 The background cardstock is from DCVW, but this is the only products that you can't find in TANDO shop.
Here you can see the hearts painted inside and painted around with DecoArt Copper paint and then glittered over.
 The key hole heart and the key are covered with Stampendous embossing powder.

The sentiment was heat embossed with copper powder and the frame was covered with Crackle glaze over the dark red DecoArt paint.

Tando products used:
Mini heart printer tray
Mini Heart Printer Tray

Set of 5 keys
Set of 5 Keys
Tando minis Hearts

Tando Mini's - Hearts

Valentine words
Valentine Words
Frantage mica kit
Frantage MICA kit
DecoArt Media line

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Floss-Wrapped Heart ATC

Hi! Dana here today sharing the artist trading card I created for the Love and Hearts theme this week. I covered an ATC with a piece of patterned tissue paper and then added a small amount of DecoArt White Gesso with a spatula. Once dry, I added a couple drops of blue mist, a doodled border in red marker, some yellow string, a patterned paper sentiment, and a smudge of clear crackle medium.

I topped this piece with a heart that I wrapped in bright red floss.

You can find the chipboard I used for this project, and a wonderful selection of DecoArt products, 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.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

`love and Hearts

Hi Dee here with my Valentine piece for Tando Creative
I used a lot of different pastes and gels on this one.
I also used these lovely new hearts from Tando which 
I used ferro on which gives a very different look.
These also are not my usual colours but it is Valentines 
day after all. Still got a bit of grunge in.
Happy Valentines hope you get lots!
Cheers Dee x


Tando products used :- Scribbles heart, Tando Tag.