Saturday, April 28, 2012

Thank You Mr Blogger!

for changing things..................rofl

I've made a couple of these cards for my OH to say Thank You to a few people - using scraps from Pink Paislees SheArt and cutting flowers out using the Tattered flower garland (so love that die!) and a really cheap Thank You stamp I've had for yonks!!

Now this is the first post I've attempted to do since it all changed, but, I thought I'd better give it a go since I'm hosting the Tando Creative Challenge this month!! if it all goes pear shaped you'll all have to bear with me...

TFL xx

Monday, April 16, 2012

more cards?

Well I have been slightly busy doing other things of late! lol some of which I can't show yet...but, this month over at Kathy's sketch file the sketch is looking like this:-

so I made this:-

and this:-

The papers are the latest Pink Paislee "She Art" papers and they are totally gorgeous...the butterfly is from the London Market emphemera pack...yum!!

TFL xx

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Keep Calm and Carry On!

This must be the phrase for 2012 and you can keep calm about just about everything from coffee to "other things" although I must say, if you drink loads of coffee how can you keep calm?? lolxx

Anyway the reason for the title is:-

All layers of the Tando Creative frame were joined together using a wet glue, the front was then coloured using distress inks and then overstamped before being spritzed with perfect pearls.  The base plate was covered with paper from the Portobello Road range, the Union Jack and banner are also from the same range.  All of the stamps used in this project are by Artistic Outpost and are the "London Underground" set must say this set has been used and used since I bought it a month ago.....The guard is also off one of the stamps.  The telephone box is the smaller one from the Tando Creative London selection......this was painted with acryllic paint and then using black and white pens detailing added back in.

TFL xx

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Bramford Crop girls Challenge - Altered book

Janina, Janet, Karen, Nancy, Tracey and I all attend the crop at Bramford and each month we challenge each other! we all take it in turns to set the challenge and usually I'm the one that gets "oh no, what are we going to do with that!!" rofl this time I think Janina got it!! lol - I loved the idea of altering the childrens book that we were given, but, I do think that some of the others found it a real challenge - one of which we all have completed.

So, here's my finished piece...

The cover.................this was posted in a previous blog post....

Pages 1 and 2

Pages 3 and 4

Pages 5 and 6

Back pages

This book is the result of MANY hours of work....pages have been glued together and a niche cut out of half the book at the back, each page was painted, inked, sprayed, stamped, doodled and glued!! lol  I think that page 6 might need a little something extra....will have to work on that one...

TFL xx

1st April 2012

Did you get caught out by any April Fools Jokes?  I noticed several out there and had a laugh - wonder how many I think are ingenious and will turn out to make me look slighty dumb!! lol

Over at Tando Creative Challenge blog we have a new theme for April....this month we are asking you to use Yellow and Green on your projects - you don't have to use any Tando product, but, if you do you'll be entered into the draw twice.  There aren't a lot of rules but please check to see if your creation meets the critieria.

Here is my piece:-

The base is canvas board which was painted with yellow and green paints....then white lines and circles added - these were then hi-lighted with yellow touches.  The butterfly, leaves, swirls and flowers are all tando which have been painted and stamped and inked and then covered with Ranger Crackle glaze....

Pop on over to the Tando challenge blog it would be great to have some of you join in...xx