Monday, June 24, 2013

Pretty in Pink

Is this weeks theme over on the Tando blog and I've created this card:-

The base is from the flourish 3 set and the flower from a grab bag of flowers with stems....both have been painted with Paperartsy Fresco Finish acrylic paint with stamping over....a bit of doodling around the edges and a stamped sentiment finished off the CAS card.....

Where on earth has our summer gone? we are all back in jumpers and coats! its nearly July perhaps the sun will put in an appearance then??? one can only hope.

TFL xx

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Tando Creative Challenge Blog

The theme for the challenge blog this month is:-


I just love numbers... perhaps thats why I work with them everyday?? lol

Anyway, here is my number based ATC:-

The base is one of the Tando ATC's - these are just FAB, so sturdy and can take all products without flinching!! lol....I applied some texture paste thro' the oblong/square 12" x 3" mask and stippled the finish with my palette knife.....once dry I painted using various Paperartsy fresco finish paints...then added some Treasure gold to the hi-lighted areas.  The heart, from a grab bag of hearts, was painted using the fresco finish paint in blood orange (this is now my favourite colour!!) and then 25 from the advent set of numbers was painted with eco-colour paint in silver.  The sentiment is a stamp I found in one of my boxes!!! lol

Pop on over to the Challenge blog and see what some of the other DT members have created - there is a new post each Wednesday and there is a prize for one lucky player!!

There is also a new theme over at Tando Creative too - pop along and see what everyone has been upto...

Hope that everyone is having a good week - we're now 3 weeks into Josh being home - he's been doing his internship every day - now, for a student, having to get up and into town for 9.30am every day is difficult!! rofl - he reckons its HARD in the real world..... mind you, his real world is Monday to Friday - the weekends he reverts back to Student Time!! lolxx

TFL xx

Friday, June 14, 2013

All about the man

is the theme over on the Tando Creative blog this week - so very apt with Fathers Day on I've made a card:-

The group cogs mask was placed on my card blank and distress ink applied....I then coloured three of the cogs from the cogs grab bag and three screws and nuts from the screws grab bag with distress ink, stamped them with the same ink and applied crackle glaze to the cogs and glossy accents to the screw heads and the screws.... a stamped sentiment, metal embellishments and some washi tape finish it off...

Don't forget that there are new posts over on the Tando Creative blog most days with a themed piece on the challenge blog each Wednesday.

TFL xx

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Masks for Tando

Over on the Tando Creative Blog this week we have all been playing with masks...Tando  have a fantastic range of masks available and all are fantastic with various I've used the Andy Skinner burning rubber 12" x 3" mask to create this card...

I placed the mask to the left hand side and used tape to hold it in place whilst I inked with distress ink....I then cut some letters and the 21 on my cricut and then coloured in using the same distress ink, doodled around the edges and stamped with a crackle stamp.....washi tape and a rusty old key was added to the front...

Unfortunately Josh's 21's wasn't the birthday we would have liked for him.  We ended up in A&E until 3am after my OH collapsed at the restaurant and was rushed to hospital in an ambulance (he appears to be ok now) - poor ol' Josh - mind you we had a "take 2" yesterday which didn't end up in A&E!! lol

TFL xx

Sunday, June 2, 2013

CAS for Tando

Each week over on the Tando Creative blog we have a different theme...this week has been CAS - clean and simple, and the DT members preceding me have created some gorgeous its my turn and I've made this:-

Using post it notes I masked off an area of my card - then I coloured the area using distress ink, applied with cut and dry - I inked up a text stamp and rolled it onto the card - the leaves are a stamp by Dylusions which were stamped with the masks in place and then coloured in using a water brush and dylusions ink......the tando butterfly was coloured with the same distress ink then coated with glossy accents before adding pieces of bling....

We are all at sea at home this week - we collected our son from Bristol Uni on Friday and then Saturday was spent down town getting clothes and a hair cut!!! ready for the start of his internship on Monday - then on Thursday he's 21! can't believe that - where on earth has the time gone????

Hope you all have a good week - TFL xx