Monday, February 26, 2018

March's colours

Hello, what a cold start to the week we are having, will the promise of heavy snow materialise tho? I hope not!!

Today starts the March Colour theme over on the Tando creative blog and its my turn to showcase my piece, here is the colour palette:-

As you will know, if you visit my or Tando blogs that this year for the colour weeks I am using the Tando Creative media boards - so here is mixed media board 3/18

This month I have used the 80 x 116mm board and sprayed it with water letting it soak into the base, when semi dry I then peeled back layers and rolled the corners…. I also applied this technique to my butterflies (the grab pack of butterflies) this time lifting the top layer off totally…. I left the pieces for several days to ensure that they were completely dry and then I added the purple colour tones to the base and doodled with matching paint, and then painted the butterflies, doodled and added some bling…. 

Do pop on over to the tando blog this week for some more colour pieces.

TFL Carol xx

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Anything goes….

Hi, over on the Tando blog this week the theme is anything goes - this is where there is no set theme and we can go with our creative flow….lol

So, as its Valentines tomorrow I have made this:-

The base was taken from the substrates pack and the other three hearts were from the hearts mega packs - all available on the Tando creative retail site.  All four hearts were painted using acrylic paint with a deeper red used to add definition to the edges.  A bit of doodling, stamping  and a stamped sentiment finished it all off…..

Hope you have a lovely Valentines day tomorrow.

If you get the chance pop on over to the Tando Creative blog site and see what the other DT members have created.

TFL xx

Monday, January 29, 2018

Tando Colour week

Hello, its my turn over on the Tando creative blog today and its one of our colour themed weeks.

This is February's colour palette:-

quite a refreshing colour palette for February isn't it?

So, in keeping with my theme of mixed media board for 2018, here is board 2/18

This time I've used the bigger, 74mm x 138mm board in greyboard…

I wanted to leave the background totally clear, but, just couldn't do it…so to the acrylic painted base I added some paint by dry brushing and also added some stencilling using the sequin waste stencil. The butterflies and hearts are from the new large grab bags, and were painted using acrylic paint, stamped and then doodles added.

Everything can be found on the Tando site.

Do pop on over to the tando creative blog to see what some of the other DT members have created using the same colours.

TFL xx

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Tando Stencils

Hello and welcome to my little ol' blog.

Today it's my turn over on the Tando creative blog and this week we are concentrating on stencils/masks.

Here is my piece:-

The base is a long tag which had some texture paste (once I found a tub that hadn't dried out!) added using the Andy Skinner "have your say" stencil.  Once dry, some torn book paper was added before adding acrylic paint.  I replaced the stencil and using white paint hi-lighted the letters and added some sequin waste stencilling (think I use this on everything!).  Some elements from the Whimsical birds 2 pack were painted and stencilled and then adhered to my tag along with a Tim Holtz sentiment which was coloured using distress ink.

Do pop on over to the Tando blog and see what the other DT members have stencilled.

TFL xx

Monday, January 22, 2018

Paperartsy ATC 2

Hello everyone… I'm getting right back into my ATC's, just love working on this size.

Here is my second entry to the Paperartsy ATC themed weeks.

The base is another chipboard ATC which had the Lin Brown's fresco paints added to create my background, this was then stamped using a very old paperartsy stamp that was a Craft Stamper subscription gift - this was stamped using snowflake paint… various house hold items were used to build up my layers and some sequin waste was used too…. a stamped sentiment along with a pen nib finished it all off.

TFL xx

Sunday, January 21, 2018


Hello on this wintery Sunday afternoon, we have been lucky here in Suffolk all week as other parts of the country had snow, in various depths, but, we still had blue skies and sun, albeit slightly windy!! But, today it caught up with us…although its now raining so the laying snow will disappear, just hope it doesn't freeze overnight!

I adore making ATC's and have folders full of my work and various swaps I've taken part in over the years, so when Paperartsy said for the next few weeks the theme is ATC's, well, I had to take part…

Here is effort 1:-

The base is a chipboard ATC which was painted using fresco acrylic in irish cream, mocha mousse and butternut, this was then spritzed with a distress ink in barn door and blotted.

Once dry I stamped a section of the large butterfly stamp on HP 1506EZ stamp plate directly onto the ATC…I then stamped again onto some text paper, cut out my butterflies and adhered these using silicone glue…a bit of treasure gold on the edges finished it off.

TFL xx

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Anything goes...

Hello, its Anything goes week over on the Tando Creative blog this week and today its my turn!!

I was so poorly before, over and just after Christmas that I missed the deadline to post off my Hochanda samples to Di for the telly, so, here they are:-

All painted using various acrylic paints.  All elements can be found here.

TFL xx