Sunday, 18 September 2016

Metallic Week @ Tando

Hi folks, welcome to Metallic Week @ Tando. This week it was all about making things shiny and metallic. 

I chose the Tando 152mm x 152mm Printer Tray as my base and then some Tando extras to turn metallic.

Here is my creation...

I used the nuts and screws from the Tando Ministry of Mixology Andy Skinner Book Kit, grab bag of screws, set of 5 keys, Tando Minis - keys, locks & latches and cogs grab bag.

First, I put the printer tray together then covered the pieces with torn book pages. I went over with a wash of white paint then a wash of DecoArt metallic gold paint. 

I added some random patches of gilding flakes to some of the sections in the base of the tray and along the frame edge. 

I arranged the smaller Tando pieces on a board and sprayed them with DecoArt Shimmer Sprays. To give them some extra shimmer I mixed some mica powder with water and added it to a spay bottle. 

With the bigger Tando pieces, I covered with a thick layer of DecoArt gold metallic paint then heated it with the heat gun until the paint bubbled to create some texture. 

In a couple of the tray sections, I sprinkled some elements from the Stampendous Frantage bronze encrusted jewel kit then added a good heap of clear embossing powder to encase the Tando pieces and Stampendous fragments inside the melted powder.

I then arrange the sprayed Tando pieces inside and on the printer tray. 

Here are all the Tando products I used...

Mini Printer Tray 152mm x 152mm with cover   Ministry of Mixology Andy Skinner Book Kit    Grab Bag of Screws    Tando Mini's - Keys   Locks and Latches   Cogs Grab bag    Set of 5 Keys

All of the Tando, DecoArt and Stampendous products I have used are available on the Tando website.

Thanks for popping by,
Lisa xxx 

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Ministry of Mixology @ Tando

Hey folks and welcome to this weeks challenge from Tando! The theme this week is Ministry of Mixology kits.

The team chose one of the kits from the Ministry of Mixology events to work with.

Here is my creation...

I used the Ministry of Mixology Andy Skinner frame. I also used my homemade texture paste, lots of DecoArt Media Acrylic Paint and some products from Stampendous.

I first painted all the pieces of the frame with black gesso then applied homemade texture paste to the outer pieces of the frame. I then added lots of layers of DecoArt Media paint to create the colours and tones I wanted. 

I used Andy Skinner's rust techniques for the screws around the inner frame which I learned at one of the Tando Ministry of Mixology Retreats.

For the inside section of the frame, I painted a 3D paper mache heart with DecoArt Media paint and added some sparkle and texture using the Bronze Frantage Encrusted Jewel Kit from Stampendous.

I had a really good time playing with the Ministry of Mixology Frame. It's an excellent kit to try out loads of techniques on.

Pop over to the Tando website to see all the products I have used and you can go to the Tando Blog from the Website to see what the rest of the team have created.

Ministry of Mixology Andy Skinner frame      Frantage Jewel Kit: BRONZE   Image result for decoart media logo

Thanks for popping by
Lisa xxx

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Anything Goes @ Tando

Hi folks and welcome to an Anything Goes week over at Tando. 

This week I chose the Tando Mini Printer Tray 152mm x 152mm with stand and some DecoArt Media products to play with.

Here is my creation...

I used a few different techniques to decorate the Tando printer tray including painting, stamping and a rust technique.

I first gave the printer tray base a good coat of white gesso. Then chose a selection of DecoArt Media fluid acrylic paints to colour the background tray piece. I added multiple layers of colour until I was happy. 

I stamped the background with stamps from Tim Holtz's Sideshow stamp set. 

On the printer tray frame, I applied a layer of DecoArt sand texture paint, then applied DecoArt paint over the top. 

I applied Stampendous Aged Ivory Frantage Embossing Enamel to the Tando Minis Advent Numbers then adhered them in the printer tray sections.

To finish, I adhered the frame part over the printer tray base.

These are the products I used and are available from the Tando website.

Mini Printer Tray 152mm x 152mm with stand   Minis: Advent Numbers

Thanks for popping by, 
Lisa xxx

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Colour Challenge @ Tando

Hi folks and welcome to the first blog post of August for Tando Creative
And I think summer has officially started this week - finally!!!
This week's theme is the colour challenge. And with summer here, August's colour palette is just fitting.

Here is my creation...

I decided to create a tag for this challenge. I chose a selection of Distress Inks to work with - Mermaid Lagoon, Picked Raspberry, Dried Marigold, Cracked Pistachio and Scattered Straw. 

I picked the Hot Air Balloons from Tando for this project as most people choose the summer time to travel and with the colour palette, I wanted to create a sunset background with balloons floating through the sky.

I randomly applied each chosen colour of ink to different areas of the tag making sure to blend the edges where the colours met. I then sprayed on water from approx 18", left it for a few seconds, then dabbed the water off with paper towels to create a mottled effect over the inking. 

I then covered the tag with clear embossing ink and heat embossed it with clear powder. I completed this method twice to create a nice smooth feel. 

I painted three of the hot air balloons with white Liquitex Gesso, then gave them a coat of DecoArt Crackle Paint. When the paint was dry, I applied three of the Distress Ink colours to the balloons. 

I then stamped the balloons with a travel ticket stamp from Lost Coast Designs using Smokey Grey Versafine Ink.

To finish, I adhered the balloons, the biggest towards the front of the tag, and added some ribbon and string at the top of the tag. 

If you would like to join in with this weeks challenge and to see some fabulous inspirational pieces from the Tando Creative Team, hop over to the Tando Website

Thanks for popping by,
Lisa x 

Friday, 22 July 2016


Hello folks and welcome to my contribution for the Stampendous Blog Hop!!!

If you have come to my blog first, welcome, but if you want to take part in the Blog Hop please visit the Tando Blog to start the Hop.

I wanted to do something exciting and huge for this blog hop so I chose the Tando Carrier Storage Unit to play with. 
From Stampendous, I chose Kaffee Klatsch stamp set and the Mish Mash stamp set designed by Nathalie Kalbach and some other lovely Stampendous goodies. 

Here is what I created...

Tando Carrier Storage Box

First, I wanted to add some texture. So out comes the crackle. We all love a bit of crackle... I gave the whole storage unit a good coating of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Paints using really bright colours. I chose a mixture of Quinacridone Magenta, Naphthol Red Light, Cobalt Turquoise Hue and Cadmium Orange Hue, Primary Yellow and painted random patches of colour on to the unit. (These are the colours that would be seen in the cracks). I then applied a thick coat of DecoArt Weathered Wood and over the top, applied a coat of DecoArt Crackle Paint.

When it was dry I used Green Gold and Cobalt Turquoise Hue and painted areas to add more colour.
I used a selection of stamps from the two stamp sets and stamped over the box. I then added more Green Gold and Cobalt Turquoise Hue and continued stamping to add layers. I continued to do this until I had lots and lots of layers of painted sections then stamping and visa versa. 

I painted all the inside sections of the storage box with black paint to make the coloured front areas stand out more. 

I used some bits of the Andy Skinner Industrial Elements Bolts/Washer Sheet and the Tando Grab Bag of Screws to embellish and decorate the storage box.

I first glued all the bits I wanted together to build bigger embellishments. I painted all the embellishments with DecoArt Metallic Gold and used all the extra Stampendous goodies to make them sparkle, shine and add some gorgeous, amazing texture. 

I have dabbled with Stampendous Embossing Enamel and Frantage previously but it was a lonnngggggg time ago. But after playing with all these bits of Stampendous loveliness I am completely addicted!!! I love the texture and the really cool finish each product creates. I had so much fun decorating each embellishment. 

After I was happy with the finished embellishments, I arranged them on to the storage box.

I am so happy with this creation and this is now proudly sat in my craft room. I thoroughly enjoyed every part of completing this project and Stampendous products are now definitely part of my daily crafting kit. 

Bits & Pieces I used...

Tando - Carrier Storage Box, Grab Bag of Screws, Andy Skinner Industrial Elements Bolts/Washer Sheet, 4 clocks - small.
Stampendous - Nathalie Kalbach Stamps, Aged Taupe Embossing Enamel, Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel, Aged Green Embossing Enamel, Bronze Frantage Jewel Kit, Tarnished Mica Fragments.

Carrier Storage Unit  Andy Skinner Industrial Elements Bolts/Washers sheet   Grab Bag of Screws   4 Clocks SmallKAFFEE KLATSCH rubber stamp setMISH MESH rubber stamp setFrantage Jewel Kit: BRONZE Mica Fragments: TARNISHED Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel Aged Green Embossing Enamel   Aged Taupe Embossing Enamel

Everything I have used to make my Tando Carrier Storage Box plus loads more are available on the Tando Website.

For other UK stockists you can visit WoodWare. If you are in Europe you can visit Pink Your Life.

***** To continue with the Blog Hop you need to visit Laura's Blog by clicking on her highlighted name ***** 

The Blog Hop starts at the Tando Blog with the first stop from there being the Stampendous Blog
If you get lost at any time, just pop back to the Tando post, all the links to the participants are listed there. 

*** If you follow the trail and comment on everyone's blog on the hop you will be entered in to a prize draw for a chance of winning one of three prize packages of fabulous Tando goodies ***

Thanks for popping along today,
hope to see you again soon.
Toodles, Lisa xxx