Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Orange and black

is this weeks theme over on the Tando creative blog and today I'm sharing this:-

The base is a tando rectangular frame, I adhered the three frame sections together and then painted with black acrylic paint…the backplate I painted with orange acrylic paint and then stamped with black versafine ink and a crackle stamp from cherry pie stamps.

I used the following Tando halloween elements:-
Skeleton - this was painted grey and then stamped with the crackle stamp - the edges were inked with black soot distress ink.
spiders - painted black - the drop down spider had a layer of glossy accents added then distress glitter - the little spider at the bottom was painted and eyes added.
pumpkins, skulls and bat - pumpkins were painted orange and then a layer of distress glitter added, skulls treated the same as the skeleton but with eyes added, bat painted black, eyes added then a layer of glossy accents.

Pop on over to the Tando creative blog this week to see some more orange and black projects.


Thursday, October 2, 2014

inchies week

its inches week over on the Tando creative blog this week and so far my Tando DT colleagues have come up with some fantastic projects….today its my turn to share with you my offering..

Mr mojo has gone off on his holiday's so I decided that perhaps going back to basics might encourage him to come home (no such luck) anyhow…

I took 3 inches from the Tando creative straight inchie pack - available here

Inchie 1 - I painted the base with Paperartsy fresco finish paint in chalk and then coloured over the top with caran d'ache fibralo pens…blending as I went, I then added some lines…a butterfly was cut from a sheet of paper found in my "bits" wallet.

Inchie 2 - painted with paperartsy paints again in tones of orange….part of a Lynne Perrella stamp was then stamped with black ink.

Inchie 3 - was covered with book paper - now this paper had been left from a previous project where I had stamped the house set from Darcy's stamps EDY08 - I choose the piece that i liked the look of and then adhered that to my inchie….I then coloured it in using gelatos…..

Each inchie was then treated to an edging of treasure gold.

Don't forget to pop into the Tando blog for some more inchie projects.

TFL xx

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

plaque inspired by Liz Borer

During the month of September there have been some striking projects over on the Paperartsy blog - even with a month to take part I'm still skimming thro' by the skin of my teeth! lol

I really liked Liz Borers plaque and have made one

if I'm honest its still a work in progress - the background of the plaque is what really grabbed me, but, whatever I put on the top I'm not struck with, so have left it nakeeeddd until I find the right thing to add.  Must say that I got very sticky doing this!! lol great fun tho'….

My rose at the top is scrunched up calico material….I didn't like the painted one so have left this bare too…

TFL xx

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Autumn colours

was the theme over on the Tando Creative blog this week…I'm closing the week with:-

The base is a mixed media board which I painted with a neutral colour first - then I added a couple of oranges and a yellow based acrylic paint - I didn't pay much attention to the actual coverage, just wanted to ensure that I got the base covered.  Taking the round stencil I stencilled thro' distress ink…Then I took Kaz's tree mask and using the tree base painted thro' - i added more colour once the stencil had been removed - using the leaves part of the stencil I once again added distress ink thro'…. my owl is from the grab bag of owls and the saying is one of the new stamps by Paperartsy….

TFL xx

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Box canvas inspired by Gillian Simson

You know when you see a creation and are just taken with it? sometimes it takes a while to "get it" but others you just go wow? well, that was how I was with this box canvas by Gillian Simson over on the Paperartsy blog….the original post is here…

here is my piece:-

I used the same colours for the project.  I used a Tando large swirl mask for my background stencilling, which I followed thro' onto the side and top (duh! lol), I used a text stamp from the Lynne Perella set LPC028 and the new Sarah Newman stamps too… the background for the feathers was created using a brayer….I painted a couple of cotton reels and then stamped using the text stamp with the paler blue (space cadet and lake wanaka)…..the top had a piece of hessian and cotton frayed and then a button was added…all the edges were given a thick coat of treasure gold and then buffed when dry...

Thank you for the inspiration Gillian.

TFL xx

Saturday, September 20, 2014

last Darcy Journalling page..

I have really enjoyed taking part in Darcy's journalling pages over on the Paperartsy blog.  Each month has been something new to try, perhaps something (well, ok, usually something) that I wouldn't have done - but, its good to push the boundaries and sometimes you find something that you really like when you initially thought you wouldn't. To be honest, there have been a couple of things I wouldn't try again, but, on the whole I have widened my technique horizons a lot! so thank you Darcy for pushing me to my limits and for all the inspiration over the last 8 months…

This is my take on the last pages:-

ok, so for the full range of details, pop on over to Darcy's post.

The background is created with fibralo pens, and something that I will definitely do again, I didn't have the brick stamp to create the edges but used Darcy's brick stamp from EDY10 - the tree - well….. I can't draw, I've said it numerous times, and when I try it goes weird!!! lol so I decided to do the trunk and get the paintbrush and paint and go for it…. the bad bits are covered over with the leaves anyway!! the leaves are an old stamp - its acrylic, I don't think you should use paints with them?? anyway, I did and it stuck to my finger lovely so that I could get into all those awkward places you can't with an acrylic block! iykwim? rofl xx my die cut leaves have my fav techniques on, so they consist of:- using crackle glaze, stencil with paint and the bump technique, using fibralo pens, grunge paste thro' and stencil and a stencil pushed into grunge paste, resist, brayered, masterboard left overs from previous page, mixing paint, layering 3 colours, paint and then stamp in same colour over, all held in place with my little apples and leaves.

Darcy I have really enjoyed all your pages - thank you for sharing and all the hard work that went into each and every page….love them all xx

TFL xx

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

challenge day

over on the Tando Creative challenge blog…the theme this month is:-


I'm sharing with you a card I made for a special occasion yesterday…

The base is a 6x6 white card - I have used silver paint thro' the heart stencil and once dry have part outlined the hearts and covered some with glossy accents.  I took a male and female form from the mini people set, 25 from a set of numbers and triple heat embossed them with silver embossing powder - the heart, from the grab bag, was painted with silver paint.

Don't forget that the challenge is open to everyone and you don't have to use any Tando products - there is a great prize at the end of the month too…pop along to the blog and join in.

TFL xx