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

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Tando colour week - June 2018

Hello, can you believe we are nearly in June already? time seems to be flying this year…

This week over on the Tando blog is the colour week….

Here is months colour palette:-


and, here is 6/12 Media board:-




The base is the smaller media board, 80mm x 116mm, the base was painted using DecoArt media acrylics and various paint techniques used.  Using the same colours I also created a masterboard, so using this I stamped and cut out some circles from a Paperartsy set.  A hand written sentiment finished it off.

Pop on over to the Tando Creative blog this week to see what the other DT members have created.

TFL xx

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Trying something new...

Hello, I've recently been off work and during this time I had a "messenger" conversation with a crafty friend I've known for, well, now thinking of it, I'm not sure how long… but, she's so full of inspiration and has recently had me creating my first piece of "postcard" art.

So, during our conversation, she mentioned artist trading coins - what???? anyway, since that conversation these little coins have gone mad… so, here are my first three coins:-





 and the three of them together.



I have a feeling that these are the first three of many!!

Also, during this conversation I was encouraged to try "index card" art… so here is index card number 1:-




TFL xx

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Embossing week

Hello, its embossing week over on the Tando Creative blog and today its my turn to share my embossed piece:-


The base is a tag from the tag mega bundle pack.  This was given a coat of acrylic paint, once dry the tag was embossed using an embossing folder and then a coloured wax was added.  I then added three layers of embossing powder and melted on the third layer I stamped into the molten powder, I used the same technique on a heart from the heart mega pack… the heart was then tied with string and a key added…..

Do pop on over to the Tando blog and see what other embossed projects have been shared.

TFL xx

Friday, May 4, 2018

May colour week

Hello,  I'm slightly late posting today I've had one of those weeks and today was my Uncle's funeral…so, a bit behind, but, here better late than never!

So, for May the colour way is:-


and here is media board 5/12



The base is one of the smaller media boards which was covered with text paper and then watercolour paints added….. some splats and doodling was added to the base… A text stamp was embossed and then three stars which had watercolour paints added and then a layer of crackle glaze were attached to finish off the piece.

Do pop on over to the Tando blog for some more colour pieces.

TFL xx

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Papered it...

Hello, today its my turn over on the Tando Creative blog.  The theme this week is to use paper…

Here is my papered large tag, from the mega tag pack:-


the base had text scrapbook paper adhered and then the edges sanded before having distress ink added.  I then took the dot stream stencil and added further ink to the base, further pieces cut from scrapbook paper are added along with a couple of hot air balloons from a Graphics 45 pad.

I love making master boards and have lots of cut offs sitting in the little basket on my desk, i dug out a piece and adhered this to a large butterfly from the butterfly mega pack… a key embellishment was added for its body.

A heart and some flowers from the mini packs are then covered in book paper and then inked around the edges.

There are lots of projects over on the Tando creative blog this week, pop on over and take a look.

TFL xx

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Tando colour week

Hello to all those that stop by my little, and seriously neglected, blog… today I'm sharing with you my Tando Creative April colour offering:-

This is Aprils colour palette:-



and here is mixed media board number 4:-



The base was the small board and using the Andy Skinner "have your say" stencil I added texture paste to the base… this was then painted with acrylic paint.  I used the same paints to colour houses from the whimsical house set 1 and a large house from the hearts mega pack.  Some doodling finished it all off….

There are some fabulous pieces and great inspiration over on the Tando blog do pop on over and have a look.

TFL xx