Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Tando Anything goes week...

Hello, over on the Tando blog this week the theme is "anything goes" - I've decided to share my ATC's  (both a card and some coins)

The thing with the crafty world is that things always come around again…. ATC's were all the rage a few years ago with everyone swapping on a regular basis and forums having  monthly swaps, I've got ring binders full of ATC's from swaps and also my own challenge of create an ATC a day!  

So, a few months ago a friend of mine said, fancy an artist trading coin swap?, what?? whats one of those, searched the web and there were a total of 2 posts! today there are loads.. and to join in the fun here is my offering for Tando this week:-

Up first is my ATC (card) …

The base can be found here - also used was the bubbles stencil which is fast becoming my no 1 stencil!!

Coin 1

The coin bases can be found here - also used on this card was the dot stream stencil and a butterfly from the a grab bag 

Coin 2

Sequin waste stencil along with some hearts from the mini range on this one.

Coin 3

The bubbles stencil was used again along with three stars from the mini stars pack.

Acrylic paint was used on all ATC's…

Pop on over to the Tando creative blog this week for some more anything goes projects.

TFL xx

Monday, July 30, 2018

August Colour week

Hello and welcome to my little corner of blogland.

Today its my turn over on the Tando Creative blog and this week its August colour week.

The vibrant colour base for August is:-

…. and here is mixed media board 8/12

Acrylic paint was added to the base with white paint stencilling added…. I added a thin layer of white paint so that my stamped text would stand out more.  I added a text box using an aquarelle pencil.  I painted a butterfly white and added black doodling using my pencil (My butterfly is inspired by a day out butterfly watching with Steve - its based loosely on the marbled whites we were fortunate to see).

Do pop on over to the Tando Creative blog for some more colour projects this week.

TFL xx

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Domino week

Hello, hope you're all having a good Tuesday.

This week over on the Tando Creative Blog the theme is "dominos" - here is my piece:-

My base is created using three of the tando creative dominoes found here.  I taped them up on the reverse before adding acrylic paint and doodling …. I then added a stamp and added definition to the flowers and leaves on her head dress.  Once all dry, I removed the tape and mounted them onto black cardstock separating them slightly.

Do pop on over to the Tando blog this week as there are loads of domino projects planned.

TFL xx

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Paperartsy Transfer fortnight

Hello, what lovely weather we are currently having - although the garden could do with some rain! unlike where my son is, he is currently living in Japan where floods and an earthquake have left the area in a vunerable state.

This fortnight over on the Paperartsy blog the theme is "transfers" - there are loads of different methods detailed, but, I have used my Tim Holtz transfers to add a focal point to my piece:-

My base is a cat food box which was die cut using a large primitive heart die.  I then took out my Paperartsy paints:- snowflake was painted on the base and then I added bougainvillea, carribbean sea and tangerine… I then stencilled bougainvillea over the top using sequin waste.  Black paint was then added to the outside and once dry doodled using a white pen.  Once everything was dry I added some transfers from Tim Holtz…. some small stickers were also added.

TFL xx

Monday, July 2, 2018

Tando Colour week

Hello, hope you're all enjoying this gorgeous weather we're having at the moment.  I absolutely love it - I'm defiantly a warm girl! hate the cold.

Today sees the start of another colour week over on the Tando Creative blog and I'm kicking off the week with my mixed media board number 7

First of all, lets see the colour palette for July:-

and here is my piece:-

I have used:-
Tando Mixed media board:- 74mm x 138mm as my base, this was given a coat of DecoArt tinting base.  As I didn't have the right colours I decided to use the darker colours, Quinacridone Violet and yellow iron oxide and then for the lighter tones to mixed with titan buff… these four colours made up my base… using Napthitol red light I stencilled thro some sequin waste to finish off the base.  

My bird was painted using the same colours and comes from the whimsical bird 1 set, glossy accents added some hi-lights to my bird.

A sticker sentiment finished it all off.

Do pop on over to the Tando creative blog during the week for some more colour themed projects.

TFL xx

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Hello today its my turn to post over on the Tando Creative blog.

The theme this week is spray inks and here is my project:-

The base is a tag which was sprayed with ink.  Once dry I sprayed water thro' the have your say stencil by Andy Skinner for Tando - leaving the water for a few minutes before lifting the stencil and drying - this left a shadow on my tag - I then used a aquarelle pencil to highlight the edges of the letters and the tag.  I then painted a heart from the mega grab bag and a house from the whimsical houses 1 pack.    Some stickers finished off the piece.

Please pop on over to the Tando creative blog this week for some more spray ink projects.


Sunday, June 10, 2018

Paperartsy paper dolls

Hello, hope you're all having a good Sunday - the weather is a bit iffy here in Suffolk today, hasn't rained yet, but, the sun doesn't seem to keen on playing either!!

With that in mind, and the fact that Fathers day is next Sunday, I'm in my craft room for the afternoon, singing along to iTunes!! lol 

I also took the opportunity to join in with this fortnights "paper dolls" theme running over on the paperartsy blog

I found a piece of masterboard on my desk made with paper artsy fresco paints and cut it into a 2.5 inch circle, with the soul intention of creating an artist trading coin… (wow I'm loving these little coins as much as I do the cards!) - I added some washi tape, rub ons, doodling and of course some of Tim Holtz's paper dolls and et voila:-

TFL xx