Sunday, July 20, 2014

Paperartsy - art dolls

I really liked the first art doll created by Penny Nuttall over on the Paperartsy blog this week and so I've made one….

All details are over on the Paperartsy blog - once things have calmed down here this week (off to Bristol on Tuesday for Josh's graduation - where did those 3 years go?) I'm going to be having a go at the other dolls.

TFL xx

Monday, July 7, 2014

Brown and Black

…is the theme over on the Tando Creative Blog this week and its my turn to kick off the week with:-

The base is a large media board which I have painted with irish cream fresco paint, I then stamped with an Ellen Vargo stamp and potting soil archival ink, filling in the circles with mud splat fresco paint.  I then added various pencils/oil pastels to the background blending all together, added some washi tape and then crayons over the top.  I painted three tando mini flowers with mudsplat and irish cream adding a black line into each petal before adding crackle glaze and then a brown piece of bling.

The tando mini leaves were also given the same paint treatment and crackle glaze.

The urn was made out of clay using one of my new molds - painted with little black dress fresco paint…

TFL today

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Boys Toys

This weeks theme over on the Tando Creative blog is:-


I've created this gift tag:-

the base is a small kraft tag which had two tools from the mini tools set which were painted with silver paint and a layer of glossy accents added - the little man is from the mini people set he was painted and a layer of glossy accents added - a hand written sentiment, piece of brad and doodling finished off this quick tag.



Wednesday, July 2, 2014

July Challenge

As its Wednesday, and the first of the month - there is a new challenge over on the Tando Creative challenge blog - this time its my turn to start off the month.

This month the theme is:-


this is my piece:-

using grunge paste I added texture to the base of a large media board using the bullseye mask.  Once dry, I added three butterflies from the grab bag and a bird from the birds and branches pack.  I then added a layer of paint and then added a further layer of darker paint blending it all in with a wet wipe.  Definition was added using a black pen and some treasure gold.

The challenge at Tando Creative is open to everyone so pop on over and perhaps you could be the winner of this months Tando goodies.


Sunday, June 29, 2014

Paperartsy - Kate Yetter

Kate Yetter is the principle dt'er over on Paperartsy this week and created a gorgeous blue and brown based board - I've made this:-

the main image is a stamp that I've had for many years….techniques the same as described on the paperartsy blog.


Paperartsy - Clare Lloyd

This week over on the paperartsy blog Clare Lloyd, one of the guest designers, has created the second tag for her tag book.  I can't draw, at all, as you will see in a mo! lol, but, inspired by her tag and clear instructions I had a go and voila…

umm think I need a bit more practise but not too bad for a first attempt!!

tfl xx

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Darcy's Paperartsy Journal Pages

Cor what lovely weather we are having - just hope it lasts the entire summer! 

I have just finished Darcy's journalling pages for June…

the pages look really bland here - but they took shed loads of work!! lolxx

I thought I'd be clever (doesn't pay!) and make all my elements, before sizing up the pages etc… so off I went - stamped my tissue paper, painted my cardstock and stamped using a stamp borrowed from Janet (Thanks Janet), didn't have the window so took a sizzix arch, drew on it and then cut it out before painting and using crackle glaze….didn't fancy the paper casting (Sorry Darcy) so I decided to dig out my molds and clay and make an urn for my flower, a flower head, a wheel and my phrase "grow art" once these had dried I then painted them with fresco paints, and added treasure gold.  The leaves were stamped and cut out and then the wheelbarrow - I didn't have the relevant paper so used corrugated card instead - drew on the back not thinking about the direction of the when barrow!! lol… so with my elements ready I started on the pages.

This is the left hand side page - I love my urn, I know my flower is top heavy - but, who cares??? lolxx  I think my window could do with being slightly larger, but, to be honest I'm quite impressed with it!! lol (I can't draw anything and to do those squares !!! rofl xx)

This is the left side - I love using stencils and paints and really enjoyed creating this side - my wheelbarrow didn't look too bad either - unfortunately I didn't check the size of my tags with my wheelbarrow ummm so they are slightly top heavy…. 

The word grow was stencilled using one of the kids old stencils I found when cleaning out the old cupboard I did buy some of the new Caran d'ache fibralo pens which I'm still learning to use, both tags have these pens used on them - I did have a slight accident here - after I had coloured my background and adhered the tissue paper and text paper I added my fibralo pens - I didn't like the way it looked so decided to add more water using a water droplet - I took the lid off my water bottle and promptly spilt it right across my desk soaking my tag! fortunately it did dry ok - just a little warped that will teach me hey!..……I did make a little wallet for one of the tags but it was slightly too big for my wheelbarrow

This month I have had fun playing with my new fibralo pens which I'm sure will get loads of use - have used crumpled up stamped tissue paper to make a textured base and my favourite element this month was the ripped up paper for the edges - really like this look and have already used it on another project.

I have also learnt another lesson - size matters!!!! lol xx

Can't wait until next week when the next pages are announced I really love playing along with this challenge - Its like attending a class at home in your own time - great fun…

Thank You Darcy.