Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Tando on Hochanda

Hello all… where is this year going? already more than half way thro' April - pretty scary hey….

Last month Di from Tando went onto the Craft channel Hochanda and presented two very successful Tando shows… she was a real TV natural and she demonstrated loads of great techniques during the shows… I was really excited as several of my tags and my fairy door where shown during the shows… boy, I was over the moon… here are the pieces:-






The bases were the long tags, a small and large mixed media board and the whimsical houses…

Here is my fairy door:-


with added clay boots and flower pot…. lolxx

TFL xx

Friday, April 7, 2017

Tando Creative - Embossing Crystals

Hello, hope you're all having a good week….. today its my turn over on the Tando blog and this week the theme is embossing crystals…

Here is my finished piece:-



So, the base is a large media board - these boards are great and don't buckle or twist with heat…and believe me this board had loads of heat….I initially added some grunge paste thro' a stencil (yep it is under there somewhere!! lol), I then added some stampendous frantage crystals, there is blue, black, gold and aged spice all thrown at the board in various amounts and at different stages… be careful when heating such quantities as the board becomes very hot! also the enamel is also very hot so mind fingers! inking up an old text stamp with clear ink I then stamped into the hot enamel…. I then took three stars from the grab bag of stars and added aged spice and gold crystals…. the edges were given a touch of black paint to make them stand out… the sentiment is hand written.

Do pop over to the Tando blog, there have been some lovely projects this week…and more to come.

TFL xx

Monday, April 3, 2017

Papermaze today….

Hello, hasn't the weather been gorgeous the last few days, fingers crossed its the sign of a lovely summer on the way.

Today I have a post over on the Papermaze blog, Scrap, Paper, Scissors…. using distress oxide inks:-



xx

Monday, March 27, 2017

April colour week

Hi, its colour week time again over on the Tando Creative blog - can you believe we are in April already - pretty scary how quick time is flying past this year.

So, the colour palette for April its:-


and here is ATC 4/2017:-


Taking a chipboard atc base I added texture paste thro' the mini stencil, criss cross, once dry I painted with white acrylic paint.  I then added colours from the decoArt media fluid acrylics (all available on the Tando retail website)  The same colours were used to add paint and texture to a flower from the flowers with stems grab bag and two leaves from the mini leave 1 plate.  Some treasure gold was added to the edges along with a couple of chit chat stickers.

Do pop on over to the Tando Creative blog this week to see what the other DT members have created using the same colour palette.

TFL xx

Monday, March 20, 2017

Papermaze

Hi, its my turn over on the Papermaze blog today…and I've been playing with those fabby new dioxide inks…



TFL xx

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Anything goes

Hello everyone!! its Anything goes week over on the Tando blog and I've added this project to the mix this week:-


The base is a heart from the heart grab bag.  The base of the heart was painted with a dark pink and then a layer of crackle glaze added and allowed to dry overnight before adding another layer of paler pink - all Paperartsy products.  Using the same colour palette I painted some mini butterflies and flowers and the harlequin piece from textures 1 pack.  All were then doodled with black and white pens….. I've photographed this late in the day so the crackles are not showing up too well, but, they are there!! lol

All chipboard product available from the tando retail site.

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

TFL xx

Friday, March 3, 2017

March ATC

Hi, can you believe we are into March already?? and just to prove that we are steaming towards spring the colours for Tando creatives colour palette are:-


pretty vibrant hey??

and here is ATC number 3/2017




The base is a Tando chipboard ATC which was painted with Paperartsy fresco finish paints… once dry, which doesn't take long, the base was stencilled and then stamped using a text stamp.

Elements from the Tando minis butterflies and arrows, a piece from a new product called textures 1 and an arrow from the grab bag were all painted and doodled and then adhered to the atc.

Pop along to the retail shop where you will find all of the Tando products listed here and loads more besides!

TFL xx