Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Village in a Box

Hi there.  This little project for Tando Creative was fairly time consuming but worth it!  Please bear in mind that I used a lot of colour in this as I have also written a tutorial and the colours show up well in the photographs :-D

You can find the tutorial *here*.  It really isn't as difficult as it looks!!!!
Thank you for popping by xxx

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Grungy Christmas!

Yes, although we are in the Halloween month I have done something Christmasy for you :D  I have decorated the Christmas Birdhouse in a bit of a grungy style.
Everything that you see is supplied in the kit apart from the paint and glitter. Such a shame you can't see that!!!!!
Thank you for looking today, take care xxx

Monday, 9 October 2017

Down in the dark woods.....

Hellooooo!  Today I have a Tando SHRINE that I have decorated.  It looks a little gloomy inside which is what I wanted to achieve.  A sort of 'deep down in the dark woods' feel :-D

There are deer down in the woods with the rabbits and the owls!!!

Thank you for stopping by, take care xxx

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Banner section 10

Hi there!!!  The October colour theme at Tando is all Autumnal but when I looked at it my first thought was Africa.  A bit strange you may ask but I went with it for my banner section.  I have also kept this one fairly simple which I needed to work in with the other sections I have done...
Just a bit of painting and stamping this time.  The colours.....
Hugs, Karen xxx

Monday, 25 September 2017

Song Title Challenge - September

Helloooo!  One of the nicest things about doing this Song Title Challenge by The Craft Barn is listening to the songs on YouTube :-D  There are a few versions of this one but I do love the Thin Lizzy version. Phil Lynott's guitar sings!

The song is about lovers meeting in 1949 so I tried to get a feel of history into this piece by using printed script paper on the background.  Adding an Eifel Tower was a must and of course a bright red heart!  I found the image of the tower on Google.
Hugs xxx

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Decorated Tray

Hi everyone!  I have had this old tray hanging around my craft room for ages!  Then Mickie from The Craft Barn gave me an idea :-D  Use up those bits of paper that I keep hanging onto...just in case hahaha! (They will be nice and flat)

I made up some coasters too!

Lovely, bright and cheerful for my kitchen!  You can find the instructions *here*

Hugs xxx

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Banner section 9

Hellooooo!!!!!  Using this months colour theme over at Tando I am continuing with my banner.  I only have a few sections to go now and its looking lovely and bright!  Here is this months piece...
The colours this month are lovely!  Pretty oranges with some lovely grey/blues thrown in...
To start I painted the banner with the darkest colour and then went over with crackle glaze.  When that was dry I added some white antiquing cream, wiped some of it off when dry and dabbed some of the blue over the top. The pretty leaves are set in a flourish and I used two.  They were painted with the oranges and the lilac using a fine brush.  Then I went over them with some clear glittery paint.
Hugs, Karen x