Father - Pion Design + Tando Creative

Hi! I created this layout for the Anything Goes Challenge this week on the Tando Creative Design Blog using the NEW Mister Tom's Treasures collection from Pion Design. My favorite piece of paper from the collection features an industrial factory blueprint, and I had a lot of fun cutting and layering pieces of paper from that design and embellishing it with chipboard from the Tando Creative Andy Skinner Industrial Elements Set.

I didn’t have a family photo for this page, so I used one of the images from the Mister Tom’s Treasures Images from the Past patterned paper, which I think works just as well.

I added chipboard gears, washers, and screws from the Industrial Elements Set to play up the industrial design. I couldn’t resist adding some delicate butterflies for a bit of contrast.

I painted the chipboard with a mix of Distress and acrylic inks. Then, I added a layer of Distress Rock Candy Stickles. Once the chipboard pieces were dry, I added a bit more grudge with some Black Soot Distress Ink before gluing the pieces together. The Industrial Elements Set is a fantastic mix of over 100 cogs, washers, door plates, book plates, bolt heads and screw heads in various sizes, so I have a lot left to work with.

You can find the Industrial Elements Set that I used for this layout in the Tando Creative Retail Store! We'd love to see what you create for our Anything Goes Challenge! To be in with a chance of winning some great Tando goodies of your choice, please make a piece based on our weekly themes and link your project, not just your blog, using the inlinkz tool located at the top of the Tando Blog. You don't have to use any Tando product, but, if you do, you will be entered into the draw twice! There are no limits to how many times you enter, however, we do request that you only enter your piece for 5 challenges. We look forward to seeing your creations!

If you love this Pion Design collection and would like the chance to win it, join the Pion Design May Challenge. Create any project inspired by the theme, photo and/or colors using mainly Pion Design papers from any Pion collection and link up your entry by May 27th. We will announce the lucky winner who gets to choose a complete Pion Design collection in 12″ and 6″ at the end of the month!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Pion Products:
Mister Tom’s Treasures – Tom’s Motorcycle PD7401
Mister Tom’s Treasures – Old Factory PD7405
Mister Tom’s Treasures – Captured Moments PD7408
Mister Tom’s Treasures – Borders PD7410
Mister Tom’s Treasures – Memory Notes PD7411
Images from the Past – Mister Tom’s Treasures PD1616
Pion Design Palette – Pion Blue VII PD6132


  1. This is sooooooooooooo awesome! LOVING how you did the string around the gears! PERFECTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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