Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Tando on Hochanda

Hello all… where is this year going? already more than half way thro' April - pretty scary hey….

Last month Di from Tando went onto the Craft channel Hochanda and presented two very successful Tando shows… she was a real TV natural and she demonstrated loads of great techniques during the shows… I was really excited as several of my tags and my fairy door where shown during the shows… boy, I was over the moon… here are the pieces:-

The bases were the long tags, a small and large mixed media board and the whimsical houses…

Here is my fairy door:-

with added clay boots and flower pot…. lolxx

TFL xx

Friday, April 7, 2017

Tando Creative - Embossing Crystals

Hello, hope you're all having a good week….. today its my turn over on the Tando blog and this week the theme is embossing crystals…

Here is my finished piece:-

So, the base is a large media board - these boards are great and don't buckle or twist with heat…and believe me this board had loads of heat….I initially added some grunge paste thro' a stencil (yep it is under there somewhere!! lol), I then added some stampendous frantage crystals, there is blue, black, gold and aged spice all thrown at the board in various amounts and at different stages… be careful when heating such quantities as the board becomes very hot! also the enamel is also very hot so mind fingers! inking up an old text stamp with clear ink I then stamped into the hot enamel…. I then took three stars from the grab bag of stars and added aged spice and gold crystals…. the edges were given a touch of black paint to make them stand out… the sentiment is hand written.

Do pop over to the Tando blog, there have been some lovely projects this week…and more to come.

TFL xx

Monday, April 3, 2017

Papermaze today….

Hello, hasn't the weather been gorgeous the last few days, fingers crossed its the sign of a lovely summer on the way.

Today I have a post over on the Papermaze blog, Scrap, Paper, Scissors…. using distress oxide inks:-