Monday, 20 March 2017

Tando Mother's Day

It's Mother's Day on the UK this Sunday so on {Tando} we're celebrating all this week.

I started off by cutting part of the {Grid - Round} to the size I wanted and then soaked it in water for about half hour. After that, I carefully peeled it into 2 pieces. I left it to dry and then sprayed with ink.

Meanwhile, I selected 3 hearts from the {Mini Hearts} and experimented with pouring paint onto them. I mixed blue, white and pink acrylic paints with water to thin them a bit and them poured them all into a cup. Without mixing them, I poured them onto the hearts and kept everything crossed that the hearts didn't buckle  or the paint slide off. Here's a close up once I'd poured them and they'd settled:

They took a day to completely dry and then I gave them a thick coat of {Clear Liquid Glass}  to bring back the shine.

I finished off the card with a die cut panel and a computer generated greeting.

Kaz xxx

Monday, 20 February 2017

Tando Anything Goes

I'm kicking off February's Anything Goes week for the {Tando Blog} 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 Vera Lane Image and a greeting.

Kaz xxx

Monday, 7 November 2016

Tando - Make a Card

It's a technique week on the {Tando Blog} and it's make a card. I made possibly the only card for Christmas I'll make this year:

I used a glittered texture paste through one of the {Set of 5 Snowflake Stencils} onto card and left it to dry.

I mixed some acrylic paint with DecoArt's glimmer paint and painted 2 snowflakes from the {Mini Snowflakes}. It didn't give enough shine so I added some glitter glue. I did the same with the star from the middle of one of the snowflakes. 

Once everything was dry, I stuck them onto the card blank and finished off with a greeting stamp.

Kaz xxx

Monday, 24 October 2016


This week on the {Tando Blog} we are doing Spooky, of course, and I'm very late to the party as far as the {Tando Tags} go, this is my first and it won't be my last. I love how sturdy they are.

I gave the tag a coat of gesso and then used a selection of {DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics} in Halloween shades to colour it. I added some text stamping and then used the flying bats from the {Haunted HouseStencil Set} and some {Black Modelling Paste} which is gorgeous, but a devil to clean up!

I stamped {Danse Macabre} by #Stampendous and cut out the skeleton. Then soaked a bat from the {Mini Bats} in water and split it so it was half the thickness. This was cut in half, painted and stuck onto the skeleton.

I finished off with a computer generated quote, some doodling and some grey fabric tied in place and hacked at with scissors to make it raggedy.

Kaz xxx

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Elephant Journal Page

This week on the {Tando Blog} we are having a week highlighting Andy Skinner and Nathalie Kalbach products that {Tando} sell in the store. I made a journal page:

I just love the {Elephant Cling 3 Piece} by Nathalie so I knew I had to do a journal page with them. 

The background has been made using Brushos as watercolour paint in multiple layers. Once dry, I've inked through the stencil that comes with the stamps.

On separate card, I've stamped the stamps using grey acrylic paint. Once dry, I cut them out and stuck them on the journal pages, then added ink around them.

I finished off with an inspirational elephant quote I found on Pinterest.

Kaz xxx

Monday, 19 September 2016

Tando Anything Goes

For this month's Anything Goes on the {Tando Blog} I used the stamp that most of the DT were afraid of! We all didn't know what to do with her, but everyone really came up trumps. I made a journal spread:

I gave both sides a coat of gesso and once that was dry, put a few dabs of {DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics} onto a glass mat, sprayed it with water and then smooshed the pages onto it. One smoosh was all it took as I like to keep white space on my pages.

I had also gessoed some book pages so I stamped {Fashion Dame} using a stamp positioner onto one and cut her out. I also cut some circles from a page.

I used a couple of homemade foam stamps and used the stencil that comes with the stamp over the pages.

It was finished off with some doodles, oil pastels and a quote from Pinterest.

Kaz xxx

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Tando Metallic

This week's theme on the {Tando Blog} is metallic and I've made another card with bits from the soon to be released card kits by Tando:

I've inked the bottom half of the card and then inked through the {Mini Cogs Stencil} on the card.

I've painted a square of the backing card from the Tando packaging and then sprinkled Aged Teal Embossing Powder from the {Teal Frantage Jewel Kit} and heated it.

I painted some of the {Mini Tools} with silver and teal acrylic paints, then added some {Clear Liquid Glass} onto the handles.

Everything was stuck into place and finished with a stamped greeting.

Kaz xxx