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Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Santa Baby..

Morning all,

I have a little Media Board make for you today, having a bit of fun with my skull stamp!

I painted a Tando Media board with gesso, and then a coat of Silver Acrylic.  On top of that I stamped the skull stamp, and then used a baby wipe (slightly dried out), to apply Pyrrole Red by dabbing around the edges of the board.

I drew Santa's hat and nose in pen on top of the skull, and painted in Pyrrole Red.  Glitter paint was added again in red, and his hat was finished with Snowtex.  I rolled a little ball and squashed it for the bobble!  I'm loving Snowtex, it's a really fun product, but doubles brilliantly as a texture paste too.

On the bottom of the board I added the words 'Santa Baby' as the song came into my head for some reason.  Any black pen is fine for this, I used a Micron pen.

Hope you like this fun alternative make. xx

Merry Christmas all,

Nikki K.

Products Used:

Tando Creative:
Mixed Media Board
Mixed Media Boards 74mm x 138mm

DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics
DecoArt Snowtex
DecoArt Glamour Dust Glitter paint - red.

Monday, 11 December 2017

Snowflake Noel - Brenda

Hi Brenda here with one of my stand up cards using white backed media chipboard cut to 12 1/2 x 18 cms. This design uses a snowflake flourish set I had in my supplies made by Tando but I'm not sure if it is available at the moment. The techniques and finish were inspired by attending Andy Skinner's Mixology class back in November and I used media fluid acrylic paints and chalk paint to get this lovely coloured snowy feel.

The chipboards and die-cuts are adhered to the greyboard first of all....

.... and when they are dry paint a good coat of blue with decoart acrylics and when that has dried stipple some Everlasting chalky finish paint over the whole surface but leave some of the blue showing through. You have about 15 minutes to knock back areas and edges of the shapes to reveal a little more of the blue beneath. Use a damp babywipe and dry kitchen towel.

I had glued one of the sentiment diecuts on the greyboard and once the layers of paints had been added and dried I stuck another over the top cut from textured card and sanded so that it still looked part of the shabby snowy feel.

The only embellishment is a single gem in the middle of the snowflake .....

.... and I added a stand at the back so that it can become a stand-up Christmas card.

I am still making Christmas cards, I seem to be so behind with things but I am sure it will all get finished before the big day.

Media boards, Christmas chipboards and DecoArt acrylic paints and chalky finish paints are all available in the store.

Thanks for stopping by.

hugs Brenda xxx

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Color Theme - Stag Head Christmas Tag

Good Cheer Stag Head Christmas Tag by Dana Tatar for Tando Creative

Hi friends! Dana here today sharing the tag I created for the Color Theme this week. I'm well into my Christmas crafting and found this traditional color palette, with the addition of blue and pink, to be really refreshing. I've been waiting all year to use the Stag Head silhouette, which really represents the Christmas and Winter season in a classic way.

How to Emboss Chipboard with Iced Enamels by Dana Tatar

I covered a tag with one of my favorite plaid patterned papers and then wrapped it with a wide piece of dark green ribbon. Next, I used Iced Enamels to emboss the chipboard stag head silhouette and a couple pieces of wood veneer greenery. Then, I glued the embossed pieces onto the center of the tag. Ribbon is a must-add item for all my holiday crafts. I added a bow tie to the stag and a bright red double bow to the top of the tag. I finished this piece with a pink sentiment sticker that reads "Good Cheer."

You can find the chipboard 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.

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

December Colour Theme

Hello!  This is the last piece of my banner. The colours this month are retro Christmas :-D.

Tando supply a lovely range of Christmasy embellishments.  I have chosen to add a pair of skates to my piece.

Thank you for popping by, take care, Karen x

Monday, 4 December 2017

December colour theme

Hello, Carol with you today to share with you my December colour make.

The colour palette for this festive season is:-

and here is the last ATC for 2017….

Tando products used:-
Christmas minis:- baubles, stockings, candlesticks,

Happy Christmas everyone and wishing you a fab 2018!

Carol xx

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Sparked easy Christmas ornament with Irit

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to our Sparkle week  on Tando blog.
I made this Christmas/Winter ornament tag using just two of Tando products and a lot of DecoArt Media line products with Stampendous glitters over.

The MDF base of one of Shadow box frames was covered with a thick layer of white acrylic paint and DecoArt crackle white paint all together.
When it was dry the blue shades  were added using acrylic liquid paints.
Then the thick layer of glitter was added over the tag.
The reindeer was painted with white acrylic and a very generous layer of delicate glitter was added into the wet paint.'
This is easy to make project for all levels of crafters and you can do dozens of them in no time with similar Tando products.

 Products used from Tando:

Shadow frames
Shadow Frames

Reindeer Small running 
Reindeer Small Running

DecoArt Media line

Friday, 1 December 2017

Sparkle cards

For my sparkle project I have made all of my cards I'm sending this year, yes, just the 2! Bah Humbug and all that!

I started off with 2 snowflakes from the {Pack of 5 Snowflakes} and painted them with white acrylic paints.

The first one I used a generous coating of DecoArt {Clear Liquid Glass} and then sprinkled glitter onto it:


The second one I gave a coat of glitter glue:

Both snowflakes have been stuck onto a background of alcohol ink and had gems attached to the middles before finishing off with doodling and a stamped greeting.

Kaz xxx

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Sparkles Week - Mini Winter Home Arch Set

Hi! Dana here today sharing the mini Winter home arches I created for the Sparkles theme this week. These small houses are a made from the inner cut arches from the Triple Arch Layered Frame. I love to use the inner cut pieces from Tando designs for additional projects. This layered frame comes with 9 inner cut arches. I had so much fun creating my original mini home arch a couple weeks ago, that I created more for the season in a similar style. I crafted two different styles of homes, one single layered with the smaller inner cut, and two layered arches using both sizes of inner cut arches.

I used DecoArt acrylic paint to add color to the arches, plus a Mini Holly and/or Mini Bell, an Arthur Number, and a small door from a Mini Beach Hut. After gluing all the pieces together, I brushed on a layer of clear crackle paint. I embellished the edges of this arch with Stampendous Spoonful of Snow for a frosty, sparkly finish.

Here's my original mini Winter home arch.

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.

Monday, 27 November 2017

Sparkle - A Mini Christmas Tree


This week the theme for our projects on the Tando Creative blog is Sparkle!  So I wanted everything on my project to be sparkly and as it is almost December there could only be one theme...Christmas!

I love everything to do with snowflakes at Christmas so decided to decorate my Christmas tree mini printer tray with that theme in mind.
I started by painting all the main tray pieces using sparkle paints in shades of blue and then used the darker shade with the mini snowflakes stencil on the back piece.  Then I stuck them all together using an acrylic wet glue.  Once dry I spritzed it with the Decoart white shimmer spray...

To create the snow drifts I added some white puffy paint to the corners and sprinkled on glamour dust.  The snowflakes and stars (which were from the middle of the larger snowflakes) were painted with a pearl sparkle paint then some clear drying glue and iridescent glitter was added.  The gem centres were found in my crafty stash, and I couldn't resist adding them for just that little bit more bling...

Finally I used a sentiment from Bee Crafty to stamp and add to the middle section of the tree...

Here are the links to some of the products used...

* Christmas Tree Mini Printer Tray
* Snowflake Minis
* Decoart White Shimmer Spray

Thank you for looking and happy crafting,

Jane xx

Friday, 24 November 2017

Textured Tag - Brenda

Don't we all love a bit of texture in our projects and there have been some fabulous ideas and inspiration this week from the team for Texture Week. Today I am mixing DecoArt modeling paste with media fluid acrylic paint to achieve a coloured texture pattern on my tag. Take a look to see how I prevent that from being covered with all the other paint layers I added to it.

To start I took one of the long Tando chipboard tags, gave it a coat of gesso and then a light coat of transparent iron oxide keeping it light and barely covering the whole of the tag.
To get some texture on the tag I took DecoArt modeling paste and mixed it with a little burnt umber media fluid acrylic and with a palette knife applied it through the long flourish stencil, turning it over to apply it at the bottom.

Next I took two different sizes of the grab bag circles and cut a little from each of them and gave them a coat of burnt umber. Before the tag dried I took the circles applied wet glue to the backs and and stuck them into the modeling paste....

.... then I added some texture sand paste around the edges of the circles and the tag itself then left it to fully dry.

Once dried I rubbed a candle over the texture paste parts and then stippled with dark grey, cobalt turquoise and cobalt blue and rubbed the colours off of the textured areas.

I repeated again this time adding in some transparent yellow iron oxide.

Next I focussed on the sand texture areas and the edges and stippled in burnt umber, burnt sienna and paynes grey followed by rust in a bottle - a coat of quinacridone gold spritzed with water and left to settle before drying.

I dribbled some watery TYIO through, dried it and repeated with cobalt turquoise to bring the patina colours back into play a little bit.

The seam binding ribbon took the paint washes beautifully.

The crown is a diecut and I glued two together to give it some dimension.

And finally I found a lost relative and painted a star to finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by today and if you pop over to Bumblebees and Butterflies you will find other projects using Tando products.

Have a great weekend.

hugs Brenda xxx



Thursday, 23 November 2017

Snowy Window Mini Printers Tray Christmas Card

Snowy Window Mini Printer Tray Christmas Card by Dana Tatar for Tando Creative

Hi! Dana here today sharing the Mini Printers Tray Christmas card I created for the Modeling Paste theme this week. I had a lot of fun turning the tray portion of this design into a snowy window scene. I painted the chipboard tray piece red and backed the tray with some vintage images before gluing it into the card. I applied DecoArt Snow-Tex to the corners of the tray segments. Then, I added a coat of glitter glue to the tray frame for an extra frosty finish.

Snowy Window Mini Printer Tray Christmas Card Front by Dana Tatar for Tando Creative

I decorated the inner left side of the card, and the front and back covers with patterned paper, washi tape, vintage seasonal die-cuts, and dimensional snow flakes that I covered with white glittered flock. I finished this card with a gold bell, so it sounds as festive as it looks.

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.

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Mixed Media Arch door with Irit

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my new Tando altered door tag.
This week the design team member were asked to make a project with modelling paste and as you can see this door is totally made of modelling paste.

I used the MDF base with some texture stripes added using one of Tando  Stripes stencil and DecoArt texture paste.
Then the base was painted around.
The four  chipboard parts are the insides of the window covered with Gioanna- Doilie Tando stencil and texture made with texture paste.I used the middle part of the stencil only, the one with the small butterfly.
After it was dry the inside pieces were painted with more of DecoArt Media Line acrylics and metal pieces were added to make it a kind of the door.

 Tando products used to make this project:
Mask Stripes
Mask - Stripes

Gioanna- Doilie stencil
Giovanna - Doilie
Arch frame from the set- MDF base used
Shadow Frames

Arch window
DecoArt Media line

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Modelling Paste Week - by Nikki K

Morning all,

This week our task is to use Modelling Paste in our makes. 

I have taken a Tando Mixed Media board, as I love these for little hangers or technique boards, they are so easy to use and are brilliant for when you want to 'art' but can't tackle a big project.  They make nice gifts when done too, as they fit in an envelope nicely. 

First, Gesso the board all over, then take the 'All Seeing Eye' stamp, and stamp slightly above centre.  Give a wash of Cobalt teal hue and primary magenta over the eye.  When dry, use Liquid Glass to give a clear raised coating over the eye area.

Around the eye and over the rest of the board, spread a layer of crackle paint. When dry, give a wash of Cobalt Teal Hue. Highlight areas with Metallic wax in Copper.

Over the top of this, I layered a Tando Brick wall stencil, and used modelling paste through it.  This was given a wash of Red Iron Oxide, and then some Patina Antiquing Cream in places.

You could add holes to the top of the board and some wire to make a little hanging, or a centre hole to make a tag.  A cropodile works well on the board, no problems.

Hope you like it,

Have a good week,

Nikki K.

Products Used: 
Tando Creative Mixed Media Board
Tando Creative Mini Mask - Brick
DecoArt Media Line paints
DecoArt Media Antiquing Cream - Patina
DecoArt Media Crackle Paint
DecoArt Media Modelling Paste
Andy Skinner Stamp - Curiosity

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Anything Goes with Lisa

Hi folks! Lisa here and welcome to my blog post for Tando Creative. This week is an 'Anything Goes' week.

With it being nearly Christmas.... And you can never have enough Christmas Trees can you??? So....

Here is my creation...

I first painted all the pieces with white Gesso. Then mixed a bluey green colour using DecoArt Fluid Acrylics - Cobalt Turquoise Hue, Phthaol Green-Blue and Primary Cyan

When the first layer of paint was dry, I dry brushed the tree with DecoArt Primary Cyan Media Fluid Acrylic.

I then randomly stamped areas of the tree with blue ink and a spotty background stamp.

I took a selection of Tando Mini's including parcels and bows, ice skates, candles, brush stroke trees and snowflakes
I applied clear embossing ink on the front and back of each mini and heat embossed with Stampendous Shabby Green Embossing Enamel
I did the same with the star on top of the tree. 

When the enamel had cooled, I adhered the mini's to the tree. 

I then put all the pieces together to make the tree stand. To finish, I added some battery powered lights to the centre of the tree. 

Thanks for popping by. 
If you would like to pop over to my blog the link is here. Leave a comment if you wish as I love to hear your thoughts.
Toodles for now,
Lisa xxx

Everything I used is below and all are available on the Tando Website.

Brush Stroke Trees   Tando Mini's - Candles   Tando Mini's Bells and Holly   Tando Mini's Snowflakes   Tando Minis Ice Skates   Tando Mini's Parcels and Bows   Fluid Acrylics: Cobalt Turquoise   Fluid Acrylics: Phthaol Green-Blue   Fluid Acrylics: Primary Cyan         Image result for stampendous embossing enamel shabby green