Tuesday, October 29, 2013

same but different week

Occassionally over on the Tando Creative blog we do a "same but different" week - this is where the dt all have the same product and we show what we do with it.... as we're all so different in our styles its fun to see what we all come up with...

This time we each have:-

a pair of 3d coffins...

I already knew what I wanted to do, so before I made up the coffins I coloured, masked and painted the bases and lids.....

this is my finished piece:-

a set of Trick or Treat Coffins....

my treat coffin...the base was painted using PA fresco paint...then I stencilled over the top using the cobweb 2 mask....a spider from the grab pack and a skull were painted, hi-lighted and added to the box...

whats inside???

skeleton chocolates.....lol

now for the trick...

the base was painted and then I scraped black paint with an old store card.... tim holtz halloween tape was wrapped around the lid...trick was some wooden letters that were painted and then glossy accents added...skull as per the treat box... so whats inside this one????


don't forget to pop over to the blog to see what the other dt members come up with... 

TFL xx

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Free for all - Tando Creative

boy don't these weeks fly past? we're nearly at the end of October already.....very scary... and more so..


Spooky ATC...lol

The base is a Tando ATC blank which was painted using acryllic paint then stamped with black ink and my fab Cherry Pie Crackle stamp....I then ran a neocolour 2 purple wax crayon around the edges before bringing in the colour using water and a paint brush!! a piece of ranger washi halloween tape was fixed to the side and hi-lighted in the same way at the edges.....the pumpkins were painted and then embossed using ranger antiquities frosted crystal powder.....the skull was painted with paperartsy fresco paint, stamped with the crackle stamp and eyes and mouth hi-ighted.... the bat was painted and then given a covering of glossy accents.....

TFL xx

Sunday, October 20, 2013


has been this weeks theme over on the Tando Creative blog...there have been some fabulous pieces this week from the DT and today its my turn to finish off the week with this:-

I adhered some bats to the base and then covered with several layers of paperartsy fresco paints....I then scratched the bats back before adding eyes and outlining with a dry brush and black paint...the bat is from the bat grab bag...

push open the top....and whats inside?

boo! lol the base is a layered coffin with cobweb detail....and a skeleton has been added from the pair of skeletons set... I have added distress glitter to the cobweb... the skeleton was painted using my fav paints and then stamped using the cherry pie crackle stamp.....

TFL xx

Wednesday, October 16, 2013


is the theme over on the Tando creative Challenge blog this month and today its my turn to share my piece:-

Tando have got some fabulous halloween pieces this year - I have taken the"layer arch with cobweb" as my base - I adhered some bats from the grab bag to the base, I cut down the middle size of the tombstones from the graveyard set and adhered this to the base before painting over it all with paperartsy fresco paints..... I then painted the outer frames with the same greys and then added treasure gold..... I overstamped the edges using a cherry pie crackle stamp....the cobwebs were covered with distress glitter...fab stuff..... I adhered the two  bases together and then balanced the small tree from the graveyard pack inbetween the layers to try and create depth....a spider from the grab bag was added to the web...

Pop on over to the Challenge blog and see the other pieces there...the challenge is to create a piece based on our monthly theme, you don't have you use any Tando products, but, if you do you'll be entered into the draw to win a selection of Tando goodies (of your choice) twice!!! see you there.


Sunday, October 13, 2013


We have had several birthdays lately so here are the cards I made:-

this one was up first..... the background was created using Paperartsy fresco paints and then some stencilling over the top..... the owl and butterflies are from Tando creative and painted using the same paints... the leaves were stamped, coloured using watercolour pencils and cut out...the phrase is from Stamper Anon....the wooden numbers are from a set...

Then this one followed:-

I used the stamp tag backing as a template and cut cream card into a cardbase...this was then coloured with paperartsy fresco paints....then stencilled (notice a theme here....?) washi tape was added and then hi-ighted using neocolour 2s..... the prima doll was stamped and coloured using watercolour pencils and then paperpierced...the flowers were sprayed with dylusion sprays...doodling finished off the edges and a stamped saying and wooden numbers finished of the card...

can you guess who's who??? lol

TFL xx

Friday, October 11, 2013

Orange and Black

...is this weeks theme over on the Tando Creative Blog..... today its my turn to show my piece which is:-

The base is an inner from the layered coffin with cobweb detail (watch out for this product later in the month) these layered products are bril as you get the main item, but, all those inner "waste" pieces are great boards to work with..... the base was painted with paperartsy fresco paint and then using the cobweb 2 mask I've added black soot distress ink..... the skulls are from the minis mixed halloween pack and have been painted with two tones of fresco paint and then overstamped with black ink and a crackle stamp.... I've added black card behind the skulls to add colour for the nasal passages and also the teeth! and orange card for the eyes - which I've then dry brushed and added white for the eye...then filled the sockets with glossy accents..... the spiders are from the grab bag of spider and has been painted with black paint and then glossy accents added....

TFL xx

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Surprise party

On Saturday evening OH and I went along to a surprise 70th Birthday party - although we'd contributed to the present and signed a card I wanted to do something else for the lovely lady who's party we were attending...so I made this:-

The base is a canvas which had paperartsy grunge paste thro a couple of stencils and then fresco paint over the top before using treasure gold to hi-light the raised parts. Metal embellishments, flowers, and a "70" cut out using the sizzix wordplay die finished it all off..... I really hope that the recipiant liked it!!

The party was great, live music, dancing and laughing all night - a great end to the week!

TFL xx

Sunday, October 6, 2013

In the Garden

I'm getting a bit bad with this bloggin  marlarky aren't I...I must do better!!

Today is my turn over on the Tando blog to showcase my "In the garden" piece...and here it is...

I started off with a layer out of the arabian style arch....I painted this with two colours of Paperartsy fresco paints, I love the way these can be mixed when wet to soften edges when you have two contrasting colours.....once dry I added distress ink thro Kaz's dotted star mask..... using Jofy stamps I stamped grass along the bottom of the piece using the same colour distress ink.....the flowers (flowers with stems grab bag), mini rabbits and mini butterflies were all painted with paperartsy fresco paints mixing the colours whilst wet to add definition to the shape (well I hope it has!! lol) the rabbits had some distress glitter added to their tails..... Secret Garden was stamped onto cardstock and inked....

Don't forget every week there is a different theme over at Tando....pop on over and take a look.

TFL  xx