Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Tando Anything Goes - Travel Journal

I've actually made something for the {Tando Blog}and I've used the {Kate Crane 7 Piece Planner} as a travel journal.

I used {Decoart White Modelling Paste} through the {Letters Stencil} on the front cover and once dry, I used a selection of acrylic paints to decorate this, 3 of the dividers and the back.


I've used the {Dotstream Stencil} on every page.

I've used a variety of self made foam stamps and other stamps.

Each page has similar and different elements. And lots and lots of doodling.

Using this planner means it's easier to write info and add photos later without having to leave space like in a book style journal.

And, of course, I made a mistake.... drew the heart upside down!

I don't think it'll be looking so tidy once I stick the photos in there. I seem to have ordered rather a lot! I've ordered them in the polaroid style which will be perfect for the size of the journal as the inside pages are A5.

This lovely lot took me away with them and I love them for doing so as it's not easy taking someone who uses a wheelchair and has health issues away with you. They look after me extremely well and I try very hard to be as easy as possible to be with. Plus, of course, I bring with me wheelchair perks at the airports (well, they were a bit adrift over there) and a disabled parking badge.

It takes a lot of planning and effort on my part. And a lot of painkillers, cushions and a TENS machine all wrapped up in a huge dose of adrenaline. Staying in a house rather than a hotel also helps loads as I can chill whenever I need to in comfort.

Payback is being a bitch, but I have lovely memories to think about while I ride it out. I'm extremely lucky to have the support of my fabulous family and I wouldn't have it any other way.

Kaz xxx

Friday, 19 January 2018

Tando Anything Goes

For this week's Anything Goes theme, I'm sharing a card I made for my mum's birthday:

I soaked one of the {Butterflies} for about an hour in water, then very carefully separated it into thin pieces and left them to dry completely. This was a whiteboard piece so I had the white layer as well.

I painted the greyboard parts with gesso and when dried, sprayed one of these and the white layer with the inks I'd sprayed onto the card base.

The other gessoed layer was stamped on using one stamp from the {Mish Mesh Stamp Set}.

I stamped and embossed onto the top layer and then stuck the layers together making sure every layer could still be seen.

I took a heart from the {Mini Hearts Set} and painted it then sprayed with spray ink. Once dry, this had a thick coat of {Liquid Glass}.

Everything was then stuck onto a card. The feathers are actually post it notes!

Kaz xxx

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Tando - January Colour Theme

We're starting off the new year with a colour theme and I'm showing a card I made for Di's appearance on Hochanda yesterday:

As yet, these products aren't in the Tando Store.

I've used PVA glue to create the crackle on the heart and painted and stamped the butterfly.

The basis simply an ink spray through a circle template and brown paint splats.

Kaz xxx

Monday, 18 December 2017

Tando Tag and Media Board Gifts

I've made some little gifts for my family using the Tags and Media Boards from Tando.

I've used the stencil from {Fashion Dame Stamp Set} and DecoArt {White Modelling Paste} onto one of the {Tags Mega Bundle}
Once this was dry I gave it a coat of {White Gesso} and then a layer of Turquoise acrylic paint.
I added some {Quinacridone Magenta Fluid Acrylic} and then lightly removed some from the texture with a baby wipe.
I then added some white acrylic paint highlights using a make up sponge.
I punched holes in the bottom of the tag with a crop o dile for some ribbon to hold a mini pen.
It was finished of with a tiny bit of stamping, some mini grungeboard letters and a set of post it notes:

I made a few more in the same way. This one used {Bullseye stencil}

These are the smaller {Media Boards} and I've used the {Letters Stencil}:

Kaz xxx

Friday, 1 December 2017

Tando Sparkle

This week on the {Tando} Blog has been all about sparkle. 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

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Tando - Same But Different

This week on the {Tando Blog}, we've all been given the same piece to decorate which is this lovely {Shrine}:

I glued it together using gel medium and once dry, painted it with gesso and added a thick, rough coat of {DecoArt White Modelling Paste} to the roof and floor and left it to dry thoroughly.

I then used spray inks to colour the insides and built up the colour in layers until I was happy with it.

Once dry, I painted the outside with acrylic paints, then used snowflake stamps and white embossing powder.

I gave the roof and floor a coat of DecoArt Glitter Paint.

Finally, I decorated 3 snowflakes from the {Snowflake Mini} and {5 Snowflakes} packs with acrylic paint and glitter glue before fastening the largest 2 with a brad.

I did aim to hang snowflakes inside the shrine, but when it came to doing it, it was far too fiddly so I built a stem for the snowflake using{Grid Rectangles}!

I added a battery operated tealight to finish off.

As is always the case, the photos don't show off the glitter very well.

Kaz xxx

Friday, 7 July 2017

Tando - Colour Theme

For this month's colour theme on {Tando} I made a card for my dad for Father's Day:

I painted 3 hearts from the {Hearts Grab Bag} with DecoArt Acrylic Paint and used the {Mish Mesh Stamp Set} to add detail using embossing powder.

For the card base I used the circles from {Tree and Leaves 3 Part Stencil} to go around the edge of the patterned paper.

I finished off with a stamped greeting.

Kaz xxx