Saturday, July 25, 2015

Paperartsy - time

Time has been the theme these last two weeks over on the Paperartsy blog… loads of things have been happening this fortnight and I've only just finished this piece.

I took a photo of it earlier but couldn't get it straight, so the memory card went back into the camera, but, it looks like the locking bar on the side has broken off and the card is locked!! fingers crossed the other half can:- 1) unlock it or 2) has a spare!! lol

Anyway, here is my wonky project…


I used paperartsy fresco paints on my canvas, along with various stencils and a text stamp…. the central clock is by Tando and was painted, stamped and then a covering of crackle glaze..the clock arms were given a covering of frantage embossing powder… the stamped birds, clocks and the measuring tape are all stamps from the hot picks set 1107 - all have been stamped onto smoothy cardstock and then coloured in using distress inks… before being cut out and given an layer of glossy accents…all edges had some treasure gold added.

TFL xx

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Hearts and Swirls

is this weeks theme over on the Tando Creative Blog…today its my turn to share my project:-


My background was created with a mixture of paperartsy paints….and some scribbling with my neocolour 2's…. Using the long flourish mask I added paint to the background and added grunge paste to my main shapes.  I used an inner from a Karen Frame and two twinchies - one entire and one cut in half for the roof - once the grungepaste was dry I added various colours of brown paperartsy paint…using two hearts from the grab bags I added paint and once dry I added crackle accents to the hearts….mini flowers and butterflies were painted and doodles added… pop on over to the Tando blog this week for some more heart and swirls projects.

TFL xx

Monday, July 6, 2015

Paperartsy take 2

Hi, another post from me today, unheard of hey!


I just adore stencils and decided to have a play yesterday with some clean and simple cards…. its getting so expensive to post bulky cards so I like to add dimension using colour instead and using stencils and masking really helps to achieve this…

Based loosely on Paula Pascual's card I have made this:-




I used distress inks thro' my line stencil for the base and another spotty stencil for the background, also using distress ink.  My Darcy Mini 11 for my main image and coloured in using my intense pencils and then added some stickles and once dry a blob of perfect pearls finished it off…

TFL xx

Layers...


is this weeks theme over on the Tando Creative blog…and here is my layered piece:-


My base is a mixed media board - my first layer was the paint the base with gesso.  Then, once dry, I added a layer of paint…. the third layer was some text stamping with left over paints… the next layer was to stencil thro' the sequin waste mask and the "have your say" mask and next layer was stencilling white paint thro' the baroque mask… my final layer was two painted, stamped and glossy accented hearts from the heart grab bag and some die cut words.… the edges were painted and doodled.

Pop on over to the Tando creative blog and see if you are the winner of the June challenge…

TFL xx

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Paperartsy stencil fortnight

Over on the Paperartsy blog this fortnight the theme has been based on stencils.  I must admit I have a slight addiction to stencils and have loads… and, unlike some other products, all have been used - ok, some more than others, but, I just love the effect they have with different mediums on my projects… so, for the Paperartsy challenge I have made this journal page…


My first layer was to add grungepaste thro' a Paperartsy stencil (EEG016) and then when dry I added fresco paints…I think, and I'm sure, they were the new Lynne Brown colours…. once these were dry I then reused the same stencil and added black chevrons and dots… using some of my left over paint and a piece of cut and dry I added some sequin waste stencilling… I also added some letters and numbers….Taking some smoothy cardstock I stamped from the Lin Brown plate 16 colouring in using my new inktense pencils - I layered up the flower and added a small piece of bling… the larger flower had a funky stem added….

TFL xx

Monday, June 29, 2015

Tando Colour challenge

Hello! its nearly the end of June, where on earth is this year going? its really scary how time is flying… just seem to start a new month and its over…its Colour theme week again over on the Tando Creative blog and this month these are the colours to use:-


Not the usual colours I'd work with, but, thats the whole point of pushing the boundaries and working on these themes isn't it!

So, here is my piece:-


This month I've used the smaller mixed media board as my base and layered on Paperartsy paints, the stencilled thro' Tando masks:- have your say and the sequin waste…. these where then hi-lighted using white and black pens…. I also stamped in paint and added treasure gold to the sides… the mini butterfly, mini flowers and mini arrows were all painted using the same paints and then hi-lighted using the black and white pens…perfect pearls and beads were also added to add some definition.  The saying in the middle is a very, very old Hero Arts stamp - one of the first ones I bought I think….

There is still time to join in with the challenge over on the Tando blog - pop on over and if you're lucky you might be the lucky winner of some fab tando goodies…

TFL xx

Monday, June 22, 2015

flower power

is the theme this week over on the Tando Creative blog.  Its my turn to kick off the week so here is my flowery ATC


The atc base was given a covering of white acrylic and then paperartsy fresco paints added….swirls and stamping in paint and doodles with pens were all added…. A couple of flowers from the flowers with stems grab bag and several mini flowers were all painted and then detail added using pens…a bit of bling was added to some centres….

Don't forget by taking part in the Tando challenge you can win a selection of Tando goodies…take a look at the blog and you never know you might be the lucky winner…

TFL xx