Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Cherish our trees!

Are you a tree hugger?  I am and very proud of it too ;-p.  We have some beautiful trees in our countryside and they do take a lot from us humans!  Today I have a little board which has magnets on the back to go on my fridge....

For the background I sprayed Orange & Primary Cyan through the *DOILIE STENCIL* then added a coat of Clear Gesso to seal it.  Some Neocolor II was then added in places.  The Tree was sprayed with Yellow Green and over stamped.  I covered the tree and a couple of patches of the board with Clear Crackle Glaze.  The words are printed.

I used:
Cloud Tree
Mixed Media Board
Gio's Doilie Stencil
DecoArt Media Misters - Orange, Yellow Green & Primary Cyan
DecoArt Clear Crackle Glaze

Thank you for taking a look today!  Go hug a tree, its good for you xxx 

Monday, 16 November 2015

Christmas Houses

With Christmas very upper in my mind now  I have made some decoration pieces to share with you.  Looking at the *TRIPLE HOUSE HANGING* I saw that its very 3D and each house can actually be free standing!  So that's what I have done...

Each house is around 5inches tall to give you an idea of size.  The main parts have been painted and a chunky Gold Pilot pen run down the edges.  Inside the frames I have added some stamped pictures along with some stamped holly.  The rooves are covered in corrugated card.

You could of course add Christmas photographs inside the frames if you wish ;-P  Here it is as its 'supposed' to look...

I used :
Triple House Hanging
DecoArt Media Paint - Primary Magenta(a good Christmas red), Yellow Green Light & Titan Buff.
Crafty Individual Stamps - Christmas Santa Smiles & Merry Christmas

If you would like to play along with us then please do!  Take a look at the November Tab at the top of the Tando Blog for more details.

Thank you for looking today and please pop back soon! Hugs xxx

Monday, 9 November 2015

A little thingamegig!!!!

Hello!  This week at Tando Creative we are making up flat pieces into 3D items.  I have used the insides of these GOTHIC ARCHES that were left over from another project to make a little container.  I have popped some liberated coffee stirrers in so that you can get an idea of size.
I glued the 4 arches together before painting them.  Some Sparkle Medium was pushed through the LONG FLOURISH STENCIL before being mounted onto a TWINCHIE.  Its a shame you can't see the sparkle though.
Although this is only dinky I can see many uses for it...cocktail sticks....incense sticks...special pencils...  Please pop back for more ideas soon as we blog nearly every day.  If you would like to have a go then do join in our challenges.  You will find details on the tab at the top of the blog.
Thank you for popping by xxx

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Skater tag!

Hello, its Karen here with a tag that I have made using this months pretty colour scheme.
I used a lovely *Ice-Skate* from a pack of 6 as the centre piece.  The 'spots' were made using the new *Mini Mask - Sequins*  These mini masks are fabulous for areas!  The spots were then covered with *DecoArt Liquid Glass*  which is fabulous stuff!  The skate was mounted onto some painted corrugated card then onto some glittery card.  Some wide organza ribbon, wire and a bead finished my tag off.  I will be adding a sentiment at a later date.  Here is the colour theme...
Thank you for taking a look today. 
Hugs, Karen x

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Christmas Bunting

Hi!  Don't you just love this time of the year for crafting?  We can really go bonkers with the decorations;-p   This time I have been playing with the *Christmas Stockings* and made some bunting!
The 7 stockings have been covered with old book paper and then dry brushed with some gold.  I didn't use the stocking tops but used some old lace instead to give a more vintage feel.  They have been threaded up with wooden heart buttons and string.
Thank you for popping by again today, hugs xxx

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Christmas Robins!

Helloooo!  I adored having a play with these little fellas!  These *Robins* are NEW this year and so darned cute!  They come in a pack of 6 and you can choose from MDF or Greyboard.  I used the greyboard ones and made up some decorations...
They have a lot of sparkle so I also took a pic with a flash so that you could see that...
The bodies of the robins have been covered with paper that I decorated myself using bronze paint and some stamping...I coloured the berries with a Posca Pen.
Once glued together I covered them with some DecoArt Clear Glitter paint to give them sparkle.  Two of them have been mounted onto matching cotton reels while the other four have been stuck back to back to make two hanging decorations.  Here is the pack as it comes, complete with separate wings and tummies...
I hope you enjoyed a little bit of Christmas in amongst all the Halloween stuff hahaha!!!!!  If you fancy playing along with our themes at anytime than do take a look at the tab at the top of the *Tando blog* for more information about how you can win a prize if you do.
Take care out there my lovelies xxxxx

Monday, 12 October 2015

Christmas snowflakes

Hello and its the start of another week!   Did you know that Tando Chipboard can go through your embossing folders?  The folders can create a whole new genre to play with.  You can also use our MASK/STENCILS as embossing folders, which is what I have done here.  I used the *snowflake mask* to create a Christmas card...well a few actually :-D
Not sure if you can see that this is embossed in the picture.  I covered the mask with embossing ink before running it through my Big Shot and embossing.  Then I hunted own my gold Perfect Pearls and added it with a soft brush (it only sticks to the embossing ink).  I roughened up the edges and mounted the piece onto some fancy paper before attaching it to the card base.  A ribbon and sentiment finished it off.  Oh and some clear glitter as its Christmas!!!!
Thank you for looking today, Hugs, xxx