Saturday, November 22, 2014

Paperartsy - Wanda Hentges inspired canvas

there have been some lovely projects over on the Paperartsy blog this month this one by Wanda really caught my eye so I made this:-

I used an atc sized canvas and stencilled grunge paste thro' a tim holtz stencil - to be honest I could have left it all white as it looked really good - but that wasn't the challenge! Using the poinsettia die I die cut using red and a brown/green coloured bazzil cardstock which I covered with distress stickles in rock candy….I used two medium sized petals and the small one, this made the flower the right size for my project….some treasure gold and a metal charm finished it off…  Great inspiration Wanda thank you…


Wednesday, November 12, 2014


is the theme over on the Tando Creative blog this week….taking the Mini Christmas Tree printers tray I have made this:-

I always start by adhering the sections together so that I have my frame…I then painted the frame and base plate using Paperartsy fresco finish paint….once dry I then dry brushed over the pieces before stamping with my favourite crackle stamp by Cherry pie and brown ink….once all pieces were dry I adhered the frame to the base.
I then added some glass glitter to the bucket section…and then put the main piece to one side.
Taking a snowman, candle, three stockings, three baubles, a set of bells and a couple of wonky trees I then painted all of them and added some stickles or glossy accents…each piece was then adhered to a little window.. do pop on over to the Tando creative blog and take a look at the other festive pieces on display.

TFL xx

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Black and white with a splash of colour...

is this weeks theme over on the Tando Creative blog… in keeping with trying to keep on top of making my christmas cards I have made this card:-

my card is based on my post here…. I have used distress stain on the front of my 5"x7" card base, and added three baubles from the Tando  large bauble grab bag, which is available in the Tando Retail store…. these were painted black with acrylic paint and when dry a line of white acrylic paint was added, as well as adding white to the tops…. I doodled a line to tie the baubles together and added a stamp saying along with lined doodling….another one made!! lol

TFL xx

Saturday, November 1, 2014

wedding card

Wednesday saw the first wedding of one of my nieces - and a lovely day we had too….here is the card that I made for the lovely couple:-

This card looks so simple, but, it took me all day to make! I started off by cutting out :- 2 sets of hearts from an old sizzix die, primitive hearts (I think), a Tim Holtz tattered bow, a Tim Holtz picture wheel and a tonic swirl die…all of these were cut out of smoothy cardstock by Paperartsy - these were then all edged with walnut stain distress ink -  I then chose a selection of white and cream flowers from Wild Orchid crafts and spritzed them with perfect pearls….I then adhered to the card base….adding pins and bling….I made up the bow and added to the bottom…the congratulations banner was hand cut.  The other two hearts were added to a little envelope which was adhered inside the card.


Friday, October 31, 2014

more Christmas cards...

inspired by Anneke De Clerck

I used the same techniques as over on Anneke's post here….  instead of using the bright colour combos that Anneke used I used the Christmas colours out of the new palettes by Lin Brown and JFY….


Thursday, October 30, 2014

Anneke De Clerck inspired card….

I'm not going to be a last minute minnie this year with my Christmas cards….making cards is where my paper craft journey began and I still enjoy making them…..I have been following the Paperartsy blog this month, but, as usual time hasn't allowed any creativity…but, this afternoon I found a couple of hours to sit and play - unfortunately, lack of card blanks stopped play!! well, making these cards…

So, inspired by Anneke De Clerck's post here, over on the paperartsy blog I made this:-

So, instead of the paint background I used a distress stain…the bauble is from JFY028 set and was stamped onto cardstock and then coloured using distress pens…. the Happy Christmas is from JFY026 and was again coloured in using the distress markers, I doodled in the corners and added some Christmas themed washi tape and bling to the corners.

TFL xx

Monday, October 27, 2014

frighten me….

is this weeks theme over on the Tando creative blog…well, it had to be something Hallowe'en themed.  I have been building on this piece for several weeks, at the moment I don't seem to be able to settle to anything and will find an excuse to do anything other than what I should be…so, this piece has evolved in time… and here it is finished

The base is a large canvas board.  I started off by adhering to the base a piece from the Tando graveyard set and the bottom section of my coffin (from the skeletons set).  I then painted the board with a base coat then added various tones of purple/blue/black acrylic paints.  I used the cobweb 2 mask and added a couple of cobwebs to the base …. I then painted the coffin set grey and blended in black and white the lid was stamped with my favourite crackle stamp …. the bats, spiders, spider web and owl were all painted with black acrylic paint and then crackle glaze added, the skull was painted grey and then stamped with a crackle stamp by Cherry Pie…I added some black card to the back of the skull and added a couple of white dots for his eyes…. the girl is a stamped image from The Halloween set of stamps from Artistic Outpost and the halloween tag is from an old set by Tim Holtz….all the Tando chipboard pieces I have used are available from the Tando Retail store.  Do pop on over to the Tando blog this week as we have loads of "frighten me" projects to share.

TFL xx