Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Why is it that photographs never really show the depth of colour or the way the piece actually looks in rl?

Take this:-

IRL its really pretty - its got loads of texture and colour and the text stands out really well, and the picket fence stickles looks really white! yet, no matter how I photograph it, in the light, out of the light, still looks slightly naff!! I think that my news years resolution will be to have camera lessons!! roflxx

Each month at the crop one of us (6 take part) challenges the others to create using the given objects....November was Nancy with this arrow.....theme bling or rockets....and then for December, Janina gave us some wooden hanging things!! lolx

Next door has all their christmas decos up so Christmas must be coming..............

TFL xx

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

more colour!

This is the sketch over at Kathy's Waffle Sketch file for November.....

and this is another piece I've made using it...

I used those dylusions inks on background paper and then stamped over, the girl is Jasmine by Stampotique, I used a mask and coloured the background with di's and then stamped using di's and Claudine Hellmuth foam stamps - such fun!  the tag is one of T!m's.

Do pop on over to kathy's Waffle Sketch file she has loads of different sketches available to give some fab inspiration...

TFL xx 

Sunday, November 20, 2011

a bit of colour....

I don't usually have so much colour in my pieces, but, since discovering those FAB Dylusions ink sprays everything has taken on a brighter and bolder feel to it...

Here is a tag I created for one reason and couldn't bear to part with it...but, on Saturday ended up giving it to Ness, from Papermaze, it will be going up on the newly decorated walls after the fire!! I could bear to part with it for that!! lol

The background was created using the ink sprays then stamped with black versafine ink using Tim Holtz stamps.  The dress form is cut from gungepaper and coloured using distress stains, hi-lights were then added using a white pen.  Ribbon was coloured using the same distress stains and trinkets hung from a ring.  The flowers were coloured with distress stains.  The flower was created from copy paper which had been inked using the dylusions ink sprays with some perfect pearl gold misted over the top and then formed together.  Bling and pearls finish it off....

I'm going to enter this for Happy Daze challenge - explosion of colour

TFL xx

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Blue and Brown at Tando Challenges

This month over on the Tando Challenge blog the theme is "Blue and Brown"

here is my piece:-

The Tando journalling block was painted with brown acryllic then I used paperartsy fresco crackle paint and the powder blue paint in that range.  The flowers are part of line of the Tando flower row 130mm which I cut up into individuals blooms and coloured using distress inks....hi-lighted with glossy accents and added a bit of bling....the Tando bookplate (I just love these!) was once again painted with distress inks, the bird is a stamp and the Tando dragonfly (another of my fav's) was again coloured with DI's.....a few beads threaded onto a headpin finished it all off.

Don't forget there are some scrummy prizes up for grabs if you enter the monthly challenges....and the best thing is you get to choose which ones you'd like!  So do pop on over to the blog and have a go.

Don't forget that Di has also very generously donated a prize to anyone that provides a piccie of their frame from the online classes.....so, if you did have a go, do leave a comment and piccie and we can see what you've created...

TFL xx

Saturday, November 12, 2011

week 4

It doesn't seem that four weeks ago I started the on-line classes over at Tando Creative On-line, and it doesn't seem possible that four weeks ago we took our son off to Uni, 3 weeks after having major surgery!

Anyway, today is the last class in the on-line frame making class

This was what we have been making:-

using a whole host of techniques and making our own embellishments.

Di has offered up a prize for one lucky participant so I'm hoping that there are a few people who have followed the class and are pleased with their frame.

Don't forget that Tando Creative also have an on-line challenge blog, this month the theme is blue and brown and one lucky winner will be able to choose their own prize from a whole host of Tando goodies.  So do pop on over and have a go...

TFL xx

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Kathy's Waffle sketch file

Its time for another sketch over at Kathy's waffle sketch file and this month its:-

and I've made a canvas board using it:-

The base was painted using paperartsy fresco paint and then using a tando stencil viva decor's terra paste was pushed tho' once set the base board was high-lighted using inka gold.  Ovals were cut using nesties and the tin man and scarecrow images came from a sheet of Graphics 45 paper.  The ribbon at the side was coloured using distress stains.

Do pop on over to Kathy's Waffle Sketch file,  there are always some fab designs using the above sketch, and all previous sketches are still accessable for you to use too.

TFL xx

Friday, November 4, 2011

catch up

Where on earth has this year gone? it seems to be flying pass so very quickly.

We took our son off to Bristol Uni two weeks ago and its strange that after all the time he's been so very ill he's now fending for himself and studying hard towards his degree and a much brighter future.  We still don't know whats in store for him yet but he's got his life back!

Being late again I've missed telling you about the new challenge over at Tando Creative - this month the challenge is to create a piece in blue and brown - up for grabs for one lucky winner is four pieces of Tando product of their choice - you don't have to use any Tando products to enter, but, if you do you go into the draw twice.

Also, being as its another month there is a fab new sketch over at Kathy's Waffle Sketch file - so do pop on over and have a look.

The OH is currently participating in a competition and his team have now got thro' to the Semi Finals so I've had to get the ol' cricut out cutting out letters and symbols so guess where all my crafting time has gone this week!! lol

TFL xx