Wednesday, August 13, 2014

August Challenge over at Tando Creative

Its my turn to share my challenge piece over on the Tando challenge blog - this month the theme is:-


My first layer was using grunge paste with the bullseye mask…I also added some beaded texture paste along the bottom and side.  Once this had dried, I added my second layer- which was to add paint to my page …then the third layer - washi tape and some neocolour 2 crayons around the edges.  I also added some painted lines to the page and along the bottom edge.  Treasure gold was then added to the raised areas…. three flowers and three butterflies from the mini packs were painted and then hi-lighted using white pen and edged with black pen before bling was added to the centre of the flowers.  A stamped phrase finished it off...

The theme runs for the month of August pop on over to the Challenge blog - there are prizes to be won!


Thursday, August 7, 2014

Black and Grey

As its the first full week of the month the theme over on the Tando Creative blog is Black….and….this month Grey…

here is my piece:-

I started off with a blank ATC base and brayered on fresco paints in elephant, concrete and black dress….I then doodled around the edges and added hi-lights in grey.  Using stars from the mini range, I painted the outers using the grey paints and the block stars with black, doodling around the edges with black and silver pens.  The phrase is from a new set of Sarah Neuman stamps for Paperartsy.

Don't forget to pop on over to the Tando blog this week to see some more black and grey pieces.

TFL xx

Monday, July 28, 2014


over on the Tando creative blog this week and today its my turn to share with you my ATC…

The base is a Tando ATC blank which I painted with Paperartsy fresco finish paint….I then added lines using an old store care and circles using my bottle lid, I added black lines to these elements to hi-light.  I then added an edging in peacoat and stencilled thro' some sequin waste with the same colour….using the left over paints on my mat I painted a couple of flower minis and added two tone greens to some mini leaves….I then stamped a saying, matted onto black card and attached all my elements to my ATC…. pop on over to the blog this week to see some other ATCs made by the DT,

Hope everyone is managing in this heat!

TFL xx

Friday, July 25, 2014

Paperartsy month 6

Month 6 already, where is the year going? July has been pretty hectic for us with holidays, birthdays and that very proud moment of Josh's graduation in Bristol - which is why I'm sat here at 7am on the last day for submission with my month 6 Darcy journal pages lol

Full details as ever over on the Paperartsy blog, here…. this month I decided to use my own colour schemes rather than follow the example to the best of my supplies! lol.  I love orange with blues and limes so decided to use that colour way.  Whilst looking for my grungepaste I came across some texture paste with glass beads and decided to use that in conjunction with my texture paste - I really like the result.

so, this month, I have pressed stencils into grunge paste rather than adding grunge thro' the stencils - rather mucky that stage!! lol

created a master board which I then ripped up and added to my pages.  Stencilled and doodled and generally had fun creating my pages.

Thank You Darcy for another fab set of pages for my journal, can't wait to see month 7 pages.

TFL xx

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.