Thursday, May 24, 2012

The Secret Door

Today sees the last (of this release) of our Works of Parts kits being showcased.

Kaz and I were both lucky enough to have the large kits to play with before they were released and we both really hope that you've enjoyed our little blog posts into each kit.

Today's kit is:-

 flowers close up

a funny thing happened when I made this you will have noticed I love the effect that Rangers glossy accents, matte accents and crackle glaze give to the chipboard.  This time, however, when I applied the matte glaze it cracked on one flower, (and all of the heart pieces) the two above were both colourized using the same distress ink and coated with the same matte glaze but notice how very different the finish is....I love things being different and all flowers are different aren't they!!

Do pop on over to the Tando blog to see Kaz's project.

TFL xx

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Tando Creative Challenge...

This week on the Tando Creative Challenge blog its my turn for my "Alter it" piece

I've had several wooden boxes in my stash for a while and so decided to alter one to store all my bingo numbers in.

The box was coated with a pale blue acryllic paint and then paperartsy fresco crackle glaze smeared on and then white acryllic over the top - this paperartsy paint is totally brilliant! see the cracks on the box?

I've then tried to age the edges using distress ink and viva decor inka gold.  I thenstamped a number stamp by Tim Holtz along the sides of the box...the keyhole and keys I found in my stash...some rope finished off around the edge.

The top has been decorated withTando flowers which were covered with distress ink and then stamped a black pen was used to draw inside the edges and then a coat of crackle glaze added, the Tando hearts were treated in the same way and the Tando frame was coated with frantage embossing enamel and then little stickers added....a tape measure, beaded pin, lace and number tokens finished it all off.

Pop on over to the Tando Creative blog and see what the other DT members have come up with...and the prize for this months lucky winner is a Works of Parts kit...


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Sweet Tooth

Today over at Tando Creative we are showcasing our third Work of Parts kit and this time its the turn of:-

The instructions to complete this kit sample can be found within the kit and also here...

Don't forget that the winner of this months Tando Creative Challenge can choose a kit as their prize this month - how totally fab is that???

The last kit is being shown on Thursday so do pop on over to the blog to see the last one xx

TFL xx

Thursday, May 17, 2012

A stitch in time

is the second "Works of Parts" kit that Kaz and I are showcasing....

look at these:-

I just love the effect that distress inks, stamping then a coat of crackle or matt accents add to chippie....FAB!

There are four kits which come in small and large - both Kaz and I worked on the large kits.  Each kit comes with loads of different elements and instructions to make both styles, so something for everyone.

Do you fancy having a go at one of these kits for free? pop on over to the Tando Creative Challenge blog and enter our "Alter It" month - the prize up for grabs, for one month only, is one of these fab kits....have a go and you might be the lucky winner.....

TFL xx

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Come Fly with me..........................

Di over at Tando has created some fantastic new products for May and one of the products is called "works of parts" these are kits filled with loads of different elements for you to create your own special pieces.  Each kit comes in two sizes and also comes with instructions.

On a Tuesday and Thursday for the next couple of weeks, Kaz and I will be showcasing the pieces that we did and to kick it off today's piece is called:-

This piece uses loads of different technqiues and products....all details are here.... Kaz and I both used the large kits on all our showcased pieces.

Call back again on Thursday to see what kit is next!!

TFL xx

Saturday, May 12, 2012

"C" for Carol

The Bramford Crop girls have been at it again - this time Janet gave us all a letter which related to our name - we could either swap with a partner or do our own...I decided to do my own piece and here it is:-

You wouldn't believe how this piece came about - it was painted - far too boring, then I saw a technique to add fantasy film and fibres - went horribly wrong, so out came the ferro and the heat gun, perfect pearls, spray inks and extra embossing powder and some inka gold...then I didn't want to cover up any of the, some lace, a flower made with glassine and using the tattered florals dies, some beaded pins, some ideology, a swirly flower made froma  circle and then my butterfly...he's made out of Wendy Veech's clearly for art product (don't know what to call it!!) I've stamped a butterfly with gold acryllic, cut it out, warmed it up and shaped it then added a spinner and a bit of prima bling - loving that bling....

TFL xx

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Kathys sketch file....

Over at Kathy's sketch file this month this is the offering:-

and this is what I did:-

its an atc....handdrawn and then coloured in using neocolour II water soluble wax pastels - I then made up masks and overstamped using a text stamp, then added my Tim Holtx eye and stars and a Wendy Veechi number stamp...doodles along the way too!! the text stamp is by Tim Holtz.

Take a look at the sketch file it has loads of inspirational sketches which can be used for any project.

TFL xx

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Happy Daze - May Queen challenge

Over on the Happy Daze blog the challenge for May is "May Queen" I've created this:-

ok, so it might not fit into whats perceived as "May Queen" but the text did say:- "Interpret the theme as you see it" - the birds could be female and they do have a crown and the base is regal purple!!! lol I do hope that it meets with the rules!!

The base is a canvas board which was covered with dylusions paints, once dry more paint was picked up using a baby wipe and dabbed on, this was then overstamped with various stamps....the base swirl was stamped and then embossed with gold embossing powder.  The "queens" are made from ten seconds metal in ivory with viva decor inka gold smeared over the top.


Saturday, May 5, 2012

Stampotique ATC

The Stampotique Designers challenge this time is to create an ATC.... so, here's mine

The white base was sprayed with Dylusions spray inks and then spritized with biscotti perfect pearls.....I then stamped using black ink using the swirls stalk stamp then doodled, aka Kaz - the word stamp and "Head" were stamped onto another piece of white cardstock and coloured in using distress inks.  The words were cut out and the edges re-inked before adding a layer of glossy accents.

TFL xx