Monday, December 4, 2017

December colour theme - Tando

Hello, today starts the last colour theme of 2017 over on the Tando creative blog.

The colour palette for this festive season is:-

and here is my last ATC of 2017:-

The base, as with all others, is a chipboard ATC base.  This was painted using the DecoArt media line, once dry this was then stamped using a Tim Holtz stamp.  Tando Christmas minis:- candlestick, stocking and baubles were painted and the either given a layer of stickles or glossy accents.  the bow is from the mini bows and parcels set….. all items available on the Tando retail site.

Grab a cuppa and pop on over to the Tando creative blog - there are new makes most days and for the rest of the week you can see some more December colour makes.

TFL xx

Monday, November 13, 2017

Anything goes….

Hello! well, winter has well and truly arrived in our home… my OH is now heading into week 3 of his cold and I started last week, and still don't feel right, hope it doesn't hang around too long!!  Its my turn to post over on the Tando creative blog today, so its a good job I already had this made, although not photographed!!

The theme for this week is "anything goes" this is where any makes that don't fit into the normal weekly schedules can be posted…. here is my make:-

Us crafters like to recycle yes? well, whilst looking for suitable material to make covers using my Eileen Hull sizzix journal die I espied the recent amazon delivery packing… just the right size, so off it escaped to my craft room…lol.  It works brilliantly, just the right thickness to create lovely sturdy covers.  After cutting I added some Ranger texture paste thro' the Tando Creative criss cross stencil, once this had dried I added a wash of white and brown acrylic paint.  Distress ink was used on the edges and to add further stencilling using my favourite sequin waste.  Some rub ons and treasure gold were then added to the base.  

A bird from the whimsical birds 2 set was added, this was painted using acrylics and then stencilled with white paint… doodling was added along with glossy accents to finish him off.

Thank you for visiting my blog today and I hope you like the finish result of my journal.


Monday, October 30, 2017

November ATC

Hello and thank you for visiting my blog.

Over on the Tando blog today is the start of the November colour theme week, therefore, time for ATC 11/17…

Here are this months colour palette:-

and ATC 11/2017

As always, the base is a chipboard Tando Creative ATC blank.  This was painted using PaperArtsy fresco acrylic paint, once dry stencilling, doodling and stamping was added.  The house, from the whimsical houses set 1, and the mini butterfly were painted using the same paints.

Do pop on over to the Tando creative blog this week for some more colour makes.

TFL xx

Monday, October 23, 2017

Lets get spooky

Hello, this week over on the Tando Creative blog the theme is Hallowe'en… so, I've used the last of my Tando Hallowe'en pieces and made two makes:-

The base of this one is one of the coffin lids from the pair of skeletons pack, and was painted using various acrylic paints.  A skull from the skull pack 3 and some mini elements from the mini mixed hallowe'en pack were also painted.  A selection of ephemera from the Tim Holtz Hallowe'en pack was also added.

Make 2:-

A mixed media board was my base for this second piece.  Once again it was painted using acrylic paint and then stamped using a very old Cherry Pie crackle stamp.. I did add some Paperartsy crackle glaze in some sections but it didn't work for some reason… a cobweb from the mini pack was painted and then some silver paint added along with a coating of glossy accents.  Tim Holtz ephemera pieces were then added to finish it all off.

Do pop on over to the Tando creative blog for more spooky makes.

TFL xx

Sunday, October 22, 2017

another Birthday card….

Hello, with all this free time I'm now having I should be getting ahead on those Christmas cards, but, I have one more birthday ahead of me, and as my dear friend no longer looks at blogs or crafts I know that I'm safe to post here.

The papers are from an old 6x6 paper pack and were cut to size and inked with my faithful distress inks…. I then used the same distress ink thro' some sequin waste that I recycled from and old play box of my children… its been used for inks, sprays and paints and still going strong lol…. the flowers are a mixture of prima flowers and some from wild orchid crafts… a bit of bling and a stamped and hand cut banner was then added to the card to finish it off.

TFL xx

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Stampotique challenge 284

So, with all this new found "me" time, I'm catching up with Birthday cards!!

This one was made for a special person and used the stampotique Cecil the cow stamp by Karen Hayselden

I stamped onto white cardstock and then masked before adding distress ink and stamping a text stamp over the top….once peeled off the image was coloured in using prismacolour pencils and then hi-lights added using glossy accents.

I'm entering this card into the Stampotique challenge.

TFL xx

Paperartsy - Glitter

Hello, I'm posting this on Sunday and the weather is totally gorgeous! its so warm, the sun is out and the sky is blue, how lovely is that for mid October??

Today I'm taking part in the fortnightly Paperartsy challenge and for this fortnight the theme is Glitter.

With Christmas fast approaching I've decided to get ahead with my Christmas cards, so, here is Christmas Card 2017 number 1!!

The stamps are Scrapcosy 08 and I've stamped the larger bauble then masked and stamped again.  I've coloured using prismacolours and then covered with distress stickles in rock candy, I then added platinum stickles - ok, might be cheats glitter, but, still glistens without the mess!! lol 

TFL xx