Monday, December 5, 2016

December 2016

Hi, can you believe that its December already? only a couple of weeks to go until the big day and a reflection on 2016… I can't believe thats its been nearly 12 months since I decided that each month I would make an ATC based on the Tando Creative monthly colour palettes and now I have 12, different, but, similar ATC's… I always thought I didn't have my own style, but, its become apparent that I do…

So, Tando's December colours are:-

and here is my last ATC for 2016:-

The base had DecoArt fluid acrylics added and once dry was over stamped using a grey ink and a Merry Christmas text stamp.  Three christmas ornaments were painted and some glitter glue added along with some bling…some text finished off the piece.

…..and here are my 12 ATC's of 2016:-

So, there they are my 12 ATC's of 2016…. check out the Tando Creative blog this week for some more colour based projects.

TFL xx

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Tando Stencil week….

Hello and welcome to my blog, Kraftypieces, a platform to share with you my creations, as they may be!  
Today its my turn to share my "recipe" over on the Tando blog.

The "recipe" is:-

Here is my Christmas card:-

My white 6 x 6 inch card base was masked off around the edges and then using a pale blue distress ink the edges where inked blending into the middle.  I then used the Tando Creative Snowflake mask and the same distress ink.  Andy Skinners stamp set, toxic, was then stamped over the base using the same ink.  The masking notes were then removed.  Three snowflakes from the grab bag were painted white and then a layer of distress stickles added.  A further piece of inked card was stamped with my second stamp, an old Happy Christmas stamp, matted onto black cardstock and adhered.

One card down daren't count how many more to make lol

Pop on over to the Tando Creative blog where all week recipes have been used to create some stunning pieces.

TFL xx

Monday, October 31, 2016

November colour week

Hi, Novembers colour is up on the Tando Creative blog today..

aren't they lovely colours - I do like turquoise and orange…

So, here is ATC no 11:-

can you believe no 11 already?  The base is a Tando chipboard atc with decoArt fluid acrylics added…various doodling and stencilling was added over the top.  Three mini flowers and a flower with stem from the grab bag were painted black and then coated with glossy accents before being added to the base.

All items available from the Tando website.

TFL xx

Thursday, October 27, 2016


October conjours up, hallowe'en, ghosts, bats, spiders, pumpkins, orange, purple, black, cold…winter… so this weeks theme of Spooky over on the Tando blog is more than apt…

Here is my spooky piece:-

The base is a large chipboard mixed media board which was painted using the decoart fluid acrylic paints.  I then used the "cobweb" mask and black paint once dry a touch of distress stickles was added… the bat was painted and coated with glossy accents.  The skull was painted and then overstepped with a crackle stamp and black ink…a coating of distress stickles were then added. 

All items are available from the Tando creative website.

TFL xx

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Journal page

oh boy, I've been a bad blogger this year!!

Today its my turn over on the Papermaze blog…and I'm sharing these journal pages…

Pop on over to see how it all came together.

TFL xx

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Nathalie Kalbach and Andy Skinner

Hello, hasn't it turned cold all of a sudden, shouldn't moan really as we've had a lovely summer.

This week over on the Tando Creative blog they are featuring two very talented designers, Andy Skinner and Nathalie Kalbach…I couldn't decided which one to do, so decided to create two pieces:-

First up, Andy Skinner…. whenever I see anything of Andy Skinner the "rust" effect is always dominant so that had to be my base….my substrate was the mixed media board by Tando and then I added some DecoArt fluid acrylics and then using the new typeface stencil I used the bumped technique to create my background…

I then used the same paint and taking the industrial elements kit painted some elements and added to my base to create this:-

and, onto my Nathalie piece… once again I used a mixed media board and the acrylic paints, once dry I used the kaffee klatsch stamp set and embossed with aged gold frantage embossing powder…

I painted some tissue paper and once dry pieced together elements from the Fashion Dame stamp set…

This is my finished piece:-

TFL xx

Monday, October 3, 2016

October Colour Post

Hi, October already can you believe it? Halloween nearly upon us and then it will be the run up to Christmas! where has this year gone?

Today is the colour theme over on the Tando blog and here are Octobers colours:-

Gorgeous aren't they?

and here is ATC no 10…

I do start off with the same, or similar colours but everything ends up darker!! lol - so for my spooky ATC… I've added decoArt fluid acrylics and then stencilled over the top with black paint and cobweb 2 mask…. this was then outlined in white pen…some washi tape was added before adding my bat and painted mini pumpkins which have been over stamped using the Andy Skinner industrial stamp (Stampendous)… doodling finished it all off.

TFL xx