Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Anything goes….

Hi, over on the Tando blog this week the theme is anything goes - this is where there is no set theme and we can go with our creative flow….lol

So, as its Valentines tomorrow I have made this:-

The base was taken from the substrates pack and the other three hearts were from the hearts mega packs - all available on the Tando creative retail site.  All four hearts were painted using acrylic paint with a deeper red used to add definition to the edges.  A bit of doodling, stamping  and a stamped sentiment finished it all off…..

Hope you have a lovely Valentines day tomorrow.

If you get the chance pop on over to the Tando Creative blog site and see what the other DT members have created.

TFL xx

Monday, January 29, 2018

Tando Colour week

Hello, its my turn over on the Tando creative blog today and its one of our colour themed weeks.

This is February's colour palette:-

quite a refreshing colour palette for February isn't it?

So, in keeping with my theme of mixed media board for 2018, here is board 2/18

This time I've used the bigger, 74mm x 138mm board in greyboard…

I wanted to leave the background totally clear, but, just couldn't do it…so to the acrylic painted base I added some paint by dry brushing and also added some stencilling using the sequin waste stencil. The butterflies and hearts are from the new large grab bags, and were painted using acrylic paint, stamped and then doodles added.

Everything can be found on the Tando site.

Do pop on over to the tando creative blog to see what some of the other DT members have created using the same colours.

TFL xx

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Tando Stencils

Hello and welcome to my little ol' blog.

Today it's my turn over on the Tando creative blog and this week we are concentrating on stencils/masks.

Here is my piece:-

The base is a long tag which had some texture paste (once I found a tub that hadn't dried out!) added using the Andy Skinner "have your say" stencil.  Once dry, some torn book paper was added before adding acrylic paint.  I replaced the stencil and using white paint hi-lighted the letters and added some sequin waste stencilling (think I use this on everything!).  Some elements from the Whimsical birds 2 pack were painted and stencilled and then adhered to my tag along with a Tim Holtz sentiment which was coloured using distress ink.

Do pop on over to the Tando blog and see what the other DT members have stencilled.

TFL xx

Monday, January 22, 2018

Paperartsy ATC 2

Hello everyone… I'm getting right back into my ATC's, just love working on this size.

Here is my second entry to the Paperartsy ATC themed weeks.

The base is another chipboard ATC which had the Lin Brown's fresco paints added to create my background, this was then stamped using a very old paperartsy stamp that was a Craft Stamper subscription gift - this was stamped using snowflake paint… various house hold items were used to build up my layers and some sequin waste was used too…. a stamped sentiment along with a pen nib finished it all off.

TFL xx

Sunday, January 21, 2018


Hello on this wintery Sunday afternoon, we have been lucky here in Suffolk all week as other parts of the country had snow, in various depths, but, we still had blue skies and sun, albeit slightly windy!! But, today it caught up with us…although its now raining so the laying snow will disappear, just hope it doesn't freeze overnight!

I adore making ATC's and have folders full of my work and various swaps I've taken part in over the years, so when Paperartsy said for the next few weeks the theme is ATC's, well, I had to take part…

Here is effort 1:-

The base is a chipboard ATC which was painted using fresco acrylic in irish cream, mocha mousse and butternut, this was then spritzed with a distress ink in barn door and blotted.

Once dry I stamped a section of the large butterfly stamp on HP 1506EZ stamp plate directly onto the ATC…I then stamped again onto some text paper, cut out my butterflies and adhered these using silicone glue…a bit of treasure gold on the edges finished it off.

TFL xx

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Anything goes...

Hello, its Anything goes week over on the Tando Creative blog this week and today its my turn!!

I was so poorly before, over and just after Christmas that I missed the deadline to post off my Hochanda samples to Di for the telly, so, here they are:-

All painted using various acrylic paints.  All elements can be found here.

TFL xx

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Tando Creative Colour Theme - January 2018

Hello, and Happy New Year to you all… I hope that you had a great Christmas.  Unfortunately, both myself and my OH were poorly all over Christmas and New Year!!

Today its my turn to close the weekly theme over on the Tando Creative Blog.  This week, being the first week of the new month, and year! we have our colour theme…

This is January's colour palette:-

this year I'm going to do mixed media boards for my colour themes; this is mixed media board number 1/18

Mixed media board size 80 x 116mm in mdf.  A butterfly from the new packs and "pushed out bits from cogs" were then adhered to the board, I then added some dictionary paper.  The blue toned paints were then added along with a crackle glaze before more paint was added over the top… sticker sentiments finished it off.

Do visit the Tando blog and see what other DT members made this week, also, don't forget that a new theme starts tomorrow.
TFL xx