Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Challenge day...

Its Challenge day over on the Tando Creative Challenge blog and this week its my turn to share who is my:-


now, how can I choose one artist that inspires me to create? I enjoy loads of different styles and artists and I gain inspiration from all over blogland.  My style has been greatly influenced by Tim Holtz, Wendy Veechi and Dyan Reavely so I've created a tag using my take on these three artist's styles...

I coloured the tag using distress at this point I need to share....initially I coloured a Ranger Kraft tag with distress ink and then added grunge paste thro' the random circles mask, but, the whole thing got so wet that it slopped all over the place and it was obvious that it wasn't going to get any better - must say not impressed with those tags!!! so, it was back to the normal cream size 8 Ranger tags....... so taking my distress inked tag I added vintage photo to the edges, the main tag was then stamped with a text stamp....then using a dylusions stamp I stamped the leaves up the side and added colour using a dylusions ink spray....the Tando Creative flower, from the "flowers with stems grab bag, was painted using the fresco paints as was the Tando banner which was then stamped using a Tim Holtz stamp and then glossy accents added.....elements added to the tag using silicone gel....

If you fancy joining in the challenge pop on over to the challenge blog for more details.

TFL xx

Monday, July 22, 2013

Winged Things

is the theme this week over on the Tando Creative Blog and its my turn to kick start the week so I created this card:-

This card has three butterflies from the butterfly grab bag - using Paperartsy Fresco Finish acryllic paints I've painted the butterflies and built up the colour whilst the paint was still wet - I love the way these paints blend together ...the bodies are made up of bling lines.....the text is a Dylusions stamp which was stamped onto cardstock and coloured using distress inks.

I also made this card:-

I used the Andy Skinner burning rubber mask with distress inks and outlined with black pen.  Then I splattered dylusions ink across the card.  The same dylusions stamp was stamped and coloured with the distress inks....the owl from the grab pack was coloured in using the paperartsy paints and definition added using white pen....this is a flat piece there are no accents added at all....

Those owls are sooo cute.

Thank You for visiting my blog today xx

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Book Covers

A few months ago Tando creative released a range of book covers designed by Neil Walker.  This week 6 of the DT are showing you their take on the different covers....I was sent the "Squared off" cover....

In the kit you get two front covers with cut out middles, two pieces of chipboard the same size as the front covers, a spine, 8 slide mounts and a large book plate...I decided that I could get more than one cover out of the kit so I made this cover to fit my art journal...

The bases were covered with painted book pages, the same paints used for the slide mounts.  On this cover I made roses  using the Alterations tattered floral die, some Wendy Veechi art parts, embossing paste, prima sunrise metal pieces and bling.

Then using the backing sheets, the spine, the other front cover and the remaining slide mounts I made this:-

The backing paper is by Graphics 45 "steampunk spells" with two balloons decoupaged over the top and onto the frame, additional butterflies and stars from grab bags were also added.

This week has been a great showcase of these book covers do pop on over to the main blog and take a look at the other pieces.

TFL xx

Sunday, July 7, 2013

What a lovely day...

The sun has been shining, managed to get all my washing done and ironed and watched Andy Murray win at Wimbledon!! yeahhhhhhhh..

Whilst watching the tennis I sat and made some cards.  My cousins 17 year old daughter is raising funds for Gt Ormand Street Childrens hospital by organising an old fashioned village fete at Stratford St Mary, Colchester, Essex on 17th August - so if you're passing call in - she's done all of this herself so I'm proud to support her in her efforts by having a "stall" - the problem with having a stall is that you have to have things to sell!!!!!!!!!!!!! rofl so a makin' I'm a being!!

So, today I've made some of these...

The backing papers are from prima and the stamps are from Artistic Outpost called "Diesel Punk" all coloured in using distress inks...

So, what do you think, will they sell??

TFL xx

Monday, July 1, 2013

A new month

Grief we're into month 7 of 2013 where is the year going? its also just a month until my "0" birthday! which is a bit scary really - I really don't feel my age tho'!!!! lolxx

This week over on the Tando Creative blog we have a new weekly theme and this week its:-


Today its my turn to show you this:-

the base was made using distress stains...then using Paperartsy Freshco finish acrylic paint I stencilled thro' the following masks:-  "vogue" by Andy Skinner, random circles mask and the sequin waste mask....the circles had extra colour added and were outlined with a black pen...the main image "vogue" was outlined with a white all stablio pencil to make the shape pop off the page....I stamped a text stamp randomly around the outside and then doodled...added some prima washi tape and some bling....then mounted the card onto a card base....

Don't forget to pop over to the Tando blog this week - there are loads of great cards lined up for you and don't forget there's a new theme over on the Challenge blog this week too!

TFL xx