Saturday, September 20, 2014

last Darcy Journalling page..

I have really enjoyed taking part in Darcy's journalling pages over on the Paperartsy blog.  Each month has been something new to try, perhaps something (well, ok, usually something) that I wouldn't have done - but, its good to push the boundaries and sometimes you find something that you really like when you initially thought you wouldn't. To be honest, there have been a couple of things I wouldn't try again, but, on the whole I have widened my technique horizons a lot! so thank you Darcy for pushing me to my limits and for all the inspiration over the last 8 months…

This is my take on the last pages:-

ok, so for the full range of details, pop on over to Darcy's post.

The background is created with fibralo pens, and something that I will definitely do again, I didn't have the brick stamp to create the edges but used Darcy's brick stamp from EDY10 - the tree - well….. I can't draw, I've said it numerous times, and when I try it goes weird!!! lol so I decided to do the trunk and get the paintbrush and paint and go for it…. the bad bits are covered over with the leaves anyway!! the leaves are an old stamp - its acrylic, I don't think you should use paints with them?? anyway, I did and it stuck to my finger lovely so that I could get into all those awkward places you can't with an acrylic block! iykwim? rofl xx my die cut leaves have my fav techniques on, so they consist of:- using crackle glaze, stencil with paint and the bump technique, using fibralo pens, grunge paste thro' and stencil and a stencil pushed into grunge paste, resist, brayered, masterboard left overs from previous page, mixing paint, layering 3 colours, paint and then stamp in same colour over, all held in place with my little apples and leaves.

Darcy I have really enjoyed all your pages - thank you for sharing and all the hard work that went into each and every page….love them all xx

TFL xx

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

challenge day

over on the Tando Creative challenge blog…the theme this month is:-


I'm sharing with you a card I made for a special occasion yesterday…

The base is a 6x6 white card - I have used silver paint thro' the heart stencil and once dry have part outlined the hearts and covered some with glossy accents.  I took a male and female form from the mini people set, 25 from a set of numbers and triple heat embossed them with silver embossing powder - the heart, from the grab bag, was painted with silver paint.

Don't forget that the challenge is open to everyone and you don't have to use any Tando products - there is a great prize at the end of the month too…pop along to the blog and join in.

TFL xx

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Tando Tag

Today is the last day of tag week over on the tando creative blog and I'm finishing off the week with this tag:-

I used a die cut tag as my base and gave it a coat of acrylic paint…once this had dried I brayered on some more paint…I then used the round grid mask and the "bump" technique to create my background - some darker paint was also added to the edges…..I then painted some stars, from the grab bag of stars..and gave them a covering of distress tickles, once dry they were outlined with black and hi-lighted with white - I took a straight domino and painted with acrylic paint, adding darker toning on the edges, doodling and white dots finished it off…

TFL xx

Monday, September 1, 2014

Black and Purple

is this weeks theme over on the Tando Creative blog this week and I'm kicking off the week with:-

I started with a small Karen's frame and adhered two outers together and painted black, and painted the base plate purple - using the same paints I painted three flowers from the mini range, a mini heart  and a mini key - the key, heart and frame were then given a coating of Ranger crackle glaze.  I added black outlines to the flowers and a piece of bling for the centres.  At this stage I wasn't quite sure where I was going with this - but, after finding my domino stamps I decided to stamp "imagine" with black ink and mounting her inside the frame….the flowers and key were then extras' for photo purposes!!! lolxx  a bit of purple treasure gold finished off the frame.

There are projects most days over on the Tando blog do pop on over and take a look.

TFL xx

Sunday, August 31, 2014


This week over on the Tando Creative blog the theme has been dominos…

Today its my turn to share my domino…

I took a blank Tando creative domino, added distress inks to my mat and spritzed with water - I then dragged my domino thro' and dried using my heat gun.  I then stamped this gypsy lady - a stamp I have had for yonks and is made by Cherry Pie Stamps, adding white hi-lights to her lips, eyes and the dangles on here forehead!!

I have plans for all my little projects - watch this space!

TFL xx

Saturday, August 30, 2014


How time flies - I really don't know where this year is going…nearly September already!

I made this piece intending to take part in the Paperartsy challenge for the week, a few weeks ago, unfortunately, I pulled the tendons in my shoulder and to say it was painful doesn't even touch on it! couldn't sleep, couldn't eat! (mind you that part won't do me any harm!!) - it is getting better - but, I really don't want to go there again - anyhow, in the end I missed the deadline!! never mind, I still had fun making this…

The base is a 2" square piece of stampbord - for this piece I stamped a Lynne Perella stamp with black ink onto the base and then added distress ink.  I found that the colours really lost their vivid ump! so, I decided to try again, using inches, and inking first then stamping and this is the result.

Both use the same distress inks - big difference hey?

Here they are all together.

Each board was scrapped away to reveal the white board underneath - its ages since I played with stampbord this project has definitely regenerated my interest!

TFL xx

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!