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

Monday, May 30, 2016

Colour post - Tando Creative

Hi, its my turn to post over on the Tando Creative blog today.

This week the theme is one of our monthly colour choices and for June the colour ways are:-


not the kind of colours I usually use, but, hey thats the whole point of being challenged!

As with all the colour weeks this week its ATC time:-


To my tando creative ATC  base I added some scraps of paper before adding some fresco paint…I then added paperartsy paints in prawn, orchid, antarctic, cheesecake and butternut…these colours were also used to stencil thro' the mini stencils flourish and distressed sequins.  Texture paste was used on the mini stencil brick at the bottom of the atc… doodling and further paint effects were then added along with a saying from a paperartsy plate of stamps.

The winner for May is announced over on the blog today along with the announcement that the challenge is now finished.  A big Thank you to all that participated during the years that the challenge ran and a massive congratulations to all the winners….

Do pop on over to the blog to see what some of the other DT members have made using the June colours.

TFL xx

Monday, May 23, 2016

Things with wings

Hi, its my turn to post over on the Tando Creative blog today, and this weeks theme is:-

Things with wings

here is my piece:-


The base is one of the long tags which had texture paste added thro' the letters mask.  Once dry the tag was given a coating of black carbon paint.  I then sanded this back before adding sprays, treasure gold…I then added some aged copper embossing enamels - this is one from my stash that I'd had for some time, but, you can now purchase these products from the tando website.  The butterflies, from the mini range, were painted and then some texture paste added, this was then heated and then sprayed… an embossed stamped saying finished it off.

Don't forget that you can join in with the themes over on the Tando creative blog and for one lucky person there is a great prize up for grabs - pop on over to the blog and check it out…

TFL xx

Monday, May 9, 2016

Crackle week

Hi, its my turn over on the Tando blog today and the theme is:- Crackle.

I have come up with this:-


The base is a Tando creative mixed media board to which I added a coating of paint, then a layer of Paperartsy crackle glaze, before adding another layer of paint.  The heart and wings are from the wings and hearts set and the heart is from mdf and available at shows…. The heart, wings and crown were all given a layer of Wendy Veechi crackle texture paste and once dry given a coating of DecoArt media fluid acrylics…… the background was also given a mix of colours…. create was handwritten on the top to finish it off.

Do pop on over to the Tando Creative blog for more crackle effects this week.

TFL xx

Monday, May 2, 2016

May Colour - Tando Creative

Hi, Monday again, but, with a blissful lie in! no rushing around to get to work! how lovely….

So, as its the first Monday of the month its colour week over on the Tando blog..and this month the colour scheme is:-


a lovely pastel palette for this month

and inline with my year of ATC's here is May's ATC:-


I have enrolled on the year long Wanderlust online course and the techniques I have used for this month are part of that course, so, I can't share…but, the base is a Tando ATC and the paints used are Paperartsy with posca paint pens used to doodle.

Don't forget that there is a month long challenge running over on the Tando blog.  It is open to everyone and there is a fab prize up for grabs at the end of the month… pop on over and take a look..

TFL xx

Sunday, May 1, 2016

White space - Paperartsy

Hi, Happy May Day!

I've been inspired over on the Paperartsy blog for the last fortnight with the fabulous white space projects and today I had some time to create and have made this card:-



its an unusual size card for me as I usually go for square cards, and its slightly bigger at 5" x 7" but it needed to be to accommodate the flowers from Paperartsy Eclectica plate EKC01 - the flowers were stamped onto smoothy cardstock and coloured using inktense pencils, some white doodling was added afterwards.  The butterly is from the same plate.  I stencilled some distress ink very lightly in the back ground and then attached the flowers.

TFL xx