Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Large Hanging Butterfly

Hellooooo!  My project for Tando Creative this week is a large hanging *butterfly* from the Butterflies Mega Pack.  I have used the largest at 25 x 15cm.  You get 3 large butterflies and 54 (yes 54!) mini butterflies all in a plastic wallet!  So if you love butterflies this is a must have kit. 
I used some *modelling paste* through the *bubbles* stencil (love this one) before adding paint.  Then I added some *crackle glaze* to the bubbles and when dried added some *antiquing cream* into the cracks.
The small butterflies from the pack were painted and then over stamped with a butterfly image before glazing.  The words were stamped onto thin card, cut out and glued on.  Then I just added some wire to hang it by.
Thank you for popping by, take care, Karen xxx

Tuesday, 6 March 2018


Hello!  Tando Creative have had some new products out to show you :-D  I have been decorating a mini binder which is perfect for the 82x148mm stencils.  Though you could of course use it for anything!!!

It is cut all in one piece and the magic is in the 'bends' so its very straightforward to decorate!

The spine...

Thank you for popping by, Take care, xxx

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Twinchie #3

Hellooooo!  Its colour theme week again over at Tando and I have added to my collection with another *Twinchie* for you.

This time I have added a section of interlocking chipboard circles.  The insides were removed, painted and popped back in.  Here is the colour swatch I used.....

Thank you for popping by, take care xxx

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Happy St Valentine's Day!

Hello!  Its Valentine's week here in the UK and so I have brought you a heart...a big scribbly heart!!!
I have used the MDF Plaque with the matching greyboard piece from the *Mega Substrates Pack*.  (There are loads of goodies in this pack).  Working on the greyboard first I covered it with *Tinting Base* before adding some *Texture Paste* through the *Mini Mask* 
Then I painted some Primary Magenta over it.  I replaced the mask and added touches of Cobalt Teal Hue onto the dots, rubbing any bits of leftover paint around the rest of it.  Next came some *Crackle Glaze* over some of the dots which, when dry, were treated to some Antiquing Cream!  The heart was also painted in the Cobalt Teal with Crackle Glaze and Antiquing cream added afterwards.  The MDF base was treated the same way.
Trust the Magic of Love!!!!  Take care, Karen x

Monday, 5 February 2018

I love trees!

Hi!  It's Monday and over at Tando Creative it is the beginning of another theme.  This week we are mixing it up using leaves with frames (both Tando) .  Here is my contribution...
I have used one of the *PRINTER TRAYS* for my project and added a variety of leaves.  We have a lot of choice available for anyone who loves nature!  For my printer tray I chose the *LEAF FLOURISH* to go over the top edge. Them a few leaves from the *MINI LEAVES 3* and of course a tree from the *FIR TREES SET* .  They have all been painted in various greens and then had a thin layer of  *CRACKLE GLAZE* added. To add a bit more interest I have included some pieces from a pine cone and some dry moss.
Thank you for taking a peek today, take care, Karen x

Friday, 2 February 2018

Mini Book Tutorial

Although this isn't a 'colour theme' piece I have done you another Mini Book Tutorial for Tando Creative, this time using the Tall book from the *MINI BOOKS MEGA PACK*

You can find it *HERE*. 

Thank you for looking xxx

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Twinchie #2

Hello!  Here is my second *twinchie* using our new colour theme prompt.  The colours are lovely and remind me of fluorite! As its for February I have included a heart from our mini's range.
Here is the colour pic.. complete with a lovely pic of fluorite :D
I hope that you will join in with me to create a series as I will end up with a set of little squares that I can frame.  Take care out there, Karen xxx