Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Journal page

oh boy, I've been a bad blogger this year!!

Today its my turn over on the Papermaze blog…and I'm sharing these journal pages…

Pop on over to see how it all came together.

TFL xx

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Nathalie Kalbach and Andy Skinner

Hello, hasn't it turned cold all of a sudden, shouldn't moan really as we've had a lovely summer.

This week over on the Tando Creative blog they are featuring two very talented designers, Andy Skinner and Nathalie Kalbach…I couldn't decided which one to do, so decided to create two pieces:-

First up, Andy Skinner…. whenever I see anything of Andy Skinner the "rust" effect is always dominant so that had to be my base….my substrate was the mixed media board by Tando and then I added some DecoArt fluid acrylics and then using the new typeface stencil I used the bumped technique to create my background…

I then used the same paint and taking the industrial elements kit painted some elements and added to my base to create this:-

and, onto my Nathalie piece… once again I used a mixed media board and the acrylic paints, once dry I used the kaffee klatsch stamp set and embossed with aged gold frantage embossing powder…

I painted some tissue paper and once dry pieced together elements from the Fashion Dame stamp set…

This is my finished piece:-

TFL xx

Monday, October 3, 2016

October Colour Post

Hi, October already can you believe it? Halloween nearly upon us and then it will be the run up to Christmas! where has this year gone?

Today is the colour theme over on the Tando blog and here are Octobers colours:-

Gorgeous aren't they?

and here is ATC no 10…

I do start off with the same, or similar colours but everything ends up darker!! lol - so for my spooky ATC… I've added decoArt fluid acrylics and then stencilled over the top with black paint and cobweb 2 mask…. this was then outlined in white pen…some washi tape was added before adding my bat and painted mini pumpkins which have been over stamped using the Andy Skinner industrial stamp (Stampendous)… doodling finished it all off.

TFL xx

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Anything goes

Hi, this week over on the Tando blog is "anything goes" and I'm sharing my mixed media board:-

The base was coloured using decoArt fluid acrylics and then various paint doodles were added…stencilling using the mini masks - brick and distressed sequins…. black paint was then brushed in from the sides….a Karens frame - large gothic arch was cut to size and paint added, then overstamped… the windows and doors had doodling added…some washi tape finished it all off.

TFL xx

Monday, September 5, 2016

September colour ATC

Hi, over on the Tando blog this week we have another monthly colour theme, which means its time for another ATC…

Here are the colours for September:-

and here is my ATC:-

The base is a chipboard ATC (there are also acrylic and mdf ones available now) which was given a layer of gesso.  When dry decoArt fluid acrylic paint was added, along with paint doodling…I then added stencilling, using the same paint ways, using the mini masks brick wall and distressed sequins… the house was made using tando mini frames and a mini heart added… doodling finished it all off…

TFL xx

Monday, August 29, 2016

Mixology kit

Hi, another Monday, where is time going?

This week over on the Tando blog we are showcasing the Mixology kits…what is Mixology? Mixology is a retreat run by Tando along with DecoArt and stampendous - it is held twice a year and there are specific projects each time using Tando kits, each one designed for the weekend.

Today I'm using the fabulous journal taught by Kate Crane at the April 2016 class…

Here is my front cover…

The base has been painted with DecoArt fluid acrylic paints in a Kate Crane style and doodling to match…. using the sequin waste mask some stencilling was added using paints.  

More pages will follow in the following months as I intend to use this on my travels later on in the year.

TFL xx

Monday, August 1, 2016

August colour theme….

Hi, can you believe that its August already, one clear soul on Facebook recently put up how many Fridays til Christmas!! ummm say no more!!

As its the first Monday of the month its a new colour theme over on the Tando blog.  So, that means another ATC from me, I'm getting a lovely selection of ATC's now and really enjoy working on the smaller size again… its nice to step back sometimes isn't it…

Here is the colour theme for August….

vibrant this month isn't it..

so, here is my August ATC:-

The base is a tando ATC which was given a coat of gesso, once dry I then added some DecoArt fluid acrylic paint… using the same colours I stencilled the brick and distressed sequin mini masks.  I then added some stamping in black paint using Nathalie Kalbach Marks stamp set - these then had some white pen doodled on it… the butterfly was painted and then some Stampendous spoonful in pixie dust was added…black paint was added to the edges…


Did you see Kate Crane on Hochanda using the Tando substrates and the DecoArt fluid acrylics? I managed to see all of the shows and was so inspired that whilst the paints were out I also made:-


The two extras together:-

the three together:-

TFL xx