Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Domino week

Hello, hope you're all having a good Tuesday.

This week over on the Tando Creative Blog the theme is "dominos" - here is my piece:-

My base is created using three of the tando creative dominoes found here.  I taped them up on the reverse before adding acrylic paint and doodling …. I then added a stamp and added definition to the flowers and leaves on her head dress.  Once all dry, I removed the tape and mounted them onto black cardstock separating them slightly.

Do pop on over to the Tando blog this week as there are loads of domino projects planned.

TFL xx

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Paperartsy Transfer fortnight

Hello, what lovely weather we are currently having - although the garden could do with some rain! unlike where my son is, he is currently living in Japan where floods and an earthquake have left the area in a vunerable state.

This fortnight over on the Paperartsy blog the theme is "transfers" - there are loads of different methods detailed, but, I have used my Tim Holtz transfers to add a focal point to my piece:-

My base is a cat food box which was die cut using a large primitive heart die.  I then took out my Paperartsy paints:- snowflake was painted on the base and then I added bougainvillea, carribbean sea and tangerine… I then stencilled bougainvillea over the top using sequin waste.  Black paint was then added to the outside and once dry doodled using a white pen.  Once everything was dry I added some transfers from Tim Holtz…. some small stickers were also added.

TFL xx

Monday, July 2, 2018

Tando Colour week

Hello, hope you're all enjoying this gorgeous weather we're having at the moment.  I absolutely love it - I'm defiantly a warm girl! hate the cold.

Today sees the start of another colour week over on the Tando Creative blog and I'm kicking off the week with my mixed media board number 7

First of all, lets see the colour palette for July:-

and here is my piece:-

I have used:-
Tando Mixed media board:- 74mm x 138mm as my base, this was given a coat of DecoArt tinting base.  As I didn't have the right colours I decided to use the darker colours, Quinacridone Violet and yellow iron oxide and then for the lighter tones to mixed with titan buff… these four colours made up my base… using Napthitol red light I stencilled thro some sequin waste to finish off the base.  

My bird was painted using the same colours and comes from the whimsical bird 1 set, glossy accents added some hi-lights to my bird.

A sticker sentiment finished it all off.

Do pop on over to the Tando creative blog during the week for some more colour themed projects.

TFL xx

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Hello today its my turn to post over on the Tando Creative blog.

The theme this week is spray inks and here is my project:-

The base is a tag which was sprayed with ink.  Once dry I sprayed water thro' the have your say stencil by Andy Skinner for Tando - leaving the water for a few minutes before lifting the stencil and drying - this left a shadow on my tag - I then used a aquarelle pencil to highlight the edges of the letters and the tag.  I then painted a heart from the mega grab bag and a house from the whimsical houses 1 pack.    Some stickers finished off the piece.

Please pop on over to the Tando creative blog this week for some more spray ink projects.


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