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

Thursday, July 28, 2016


…is this weeks theme over on the Tando blog

Here is my butterfly tag:-

The base of my long Tando tag was given a coat of gesso before adding various decoArt media fluid acrylics.  I then stamped the gorgeous Nathalie Kalbach "kaffee klatsch" rubber stamp set… various doodling and handwritten doodles finished off the base…. the butterflies come from the grab bag - the large butterfly was given a covering of Stampendous "spoonful kit" in Fairy dust, the other two butterflies were given a coat of Frantage embossing enamels, these kits are excellent value as you get 5 pots full of different coloured enamels… for my butterflies I've used shabby pink and shabby blue….

TFL xx

Friday, July 22, 2016

Stampendous - Tando bloghop

Hello, and welcome to my blog, Kraftypieces… today the Tando DT are joining Stampendous with their blog hop and if you're taking part in the hop your visiting me from Wendy Price...

If you've not arrived here from the hop, pop on over to the Tando blog to see the list and the fab prizes that are up for grabs if you leave comment and where you are based at each hop you'll be entered into the prize draw.

Here is my Stampendous/Tando offering…

My base is a long tag.  Stampendous stamp sets each have a stencil included, so for this project I have used Nathalie Kalbach's "Kaffe Klatsch" set, I took the stencil and added texture paste onto the bare tag I then added DecoArt fluid acrylic paints.  Once dry I then replaced the stencil and added some buff decoArt fluid acrylic.  I then took the small stamp from Nathalies "fiesta" set and stamped using some versa mark ink, I then added some rust spoonful kit, and heated.  Some doodling and background stamping was added to the base.  I then added some frantage embossing enamels to the side of the tag.  Three butterflies from the grab bag were painted using the same paints and then given a crackle glaze finish before being added to the tag.

Here are a couple of close ups…

Here are links to each website for product:-
Tando Creative

Stampendous  - only ships to the US and Canada, but pop along to see all available product

Pink your life - for Europe Sales

Check out Woodware for all stockists

To be in with a chance of a prize, hop along to each blog and leave a comment at each…
the next hop is  Jamie Martin...

Good Luck….TFL xx

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Use Tando Packaging...

As with all products Tando has some very useful packaging that can be recycled.  Most of the hanging kits, and minis, come with a stiff card backing sheet and the stencils all come with lovely black card all of which can be very useful in your projects.

This week over on the Tando blog the challenge is to use the packing in our pieces….

Here is my offering:-

The base is from a hanging kit, I cut off the tab and gave the backing sheet a coat of gesso.  Once dry I added some Paperartsy acrylic paint… I then stencilled mini mask clocks using white paint, using the same base colours I stencilled thro' the sequin waste stencil…. I also added some black paint thro the Andy Skinner Have your say stencil.  I added doodling with black and white pens and some washi tape to finish off my background.  I then wrote the quote on some scrap card, inked the edges and then matted onto the black card from the stencil packs… this was then adhered to the background.

TFL xx

Monday, July 4, 2016

Colour post

As its the first Monday in a new month its my job to announce the colour theme over on the Tando blog.  Its always been my position to announce the previous month's winner too, but, Tando have now moved onto Facebook with its own page for all of you to share your Tando makes, there will be news of retreats, new products too as well as competitions so do sign up to join in… the link is here…

Following on with my colour ATC's, here is the 7th in the series:-

I've painted the Tando ATC base with Paperartsy paint…once dry I added text stamped with white paint… doodles were also added..  The stamping is from the Natalie Kalbach Marks plate by Stampendous, which can be found here.  some washi tape, a further text stamp covered in glossy accents, finished off my 7th ATC.

TFL xx

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Paperartsy Houses

Its ages since I had a go at the Paperartsy challenge and this fortnight the theme has been houses.

I used Darcy's EDY08 plate and paper pierced the houses onto a fresco painted background..

I also used the elements from the second wanderlust plate and stamped with frescos…

TFL xx

Monday, June 6, 2016

Spray inks...

Today sees a new challenge over on the Tando Creative blog, it also sees my son's birthday! grief 24 today where on earth have those years gone????? anyway, its my turn over on the Tando blog today and I've created this art journal page:-

The base is my large dylusions art journal.  I sprayed some very old dylusion ink sprays, one of which is now empty!! lol.  Once these had dried I got the letters mask and the Have your say mask from Tando and spritzed water thro' them trying to lift the ink, it did work in places.  I then used DecoArt media fluid acrylic paint in carbon black to add letters from both masks.  I then stamped using a Stampendous Nathalie Kalbach Marks set and black ink.  I then doodled with white ink.  Three butterflies from the grab bag were painted with the black ink and once dried spritzed with glimmer mists, the mica just sits on the black paint giving them a shimmer.  Hand written doodles and washi tape finish off the page.

Don't forget to pop on over to the Tando blog and see what some of the other DT members have created using spray inks.

TFL xx