Tuesday, 4 August 2015

A clock thats not a clock haha!

Hello!  My project for you today is using Tando-Creative's chosen colour theme for this week.  I have used a PRINTER TRAY STYLE CLOCK as the background for my project.  I haven't made it into a working clock this time.  I added a STEAMPUNK CLOCK FACE to it to add more depth.

The colour scheme:
The back of the clock was painted with the 'red' colour and crackled with PVA and cream acrylic.  The frame has had the other colours in the picture dabbed onto it before adding CLEAR CRACKLE.
Rows of little stamped houses were added along with a MINI HEART and a quote.  I stuck a loop on the back to hang it up by.
I used:
Printer Tray Style Clock Kit
Steampunk Clock & Hands
If you fancy making something using our chosen colours this month then please enter our challenge.  Take a look at the link page at the top of the blog :-D
Thank you for popping by today, hugs, Karen x

Monday, 27 July 2015

Its Festival Season!!!!

Hi there!  Todays project is all about Summer :-D   I hope that the sun is shining in your part of the world today?
Living in a very touristy area of England my thoughts went not to the usual buckets & spades but to the variety of Festivals that we have now.  Cornwall has soooo many!   So I made up a Festival tag for you...

...lots of 60's and 70's colours!!!!  The background has been spritzed with *Media Fluid Misters* then added a layer of Clear Gesso.  The clear gesso made the white stencilling through the *Random Circles Mask* a lot easier as it sets the colours underneath.  The *Guitar* and the *Mini Flowers* have been painted with neat Fluid Acrylics.  Lots of doodling and a quote finishes it off.
I had a lot of fun with this one!!!  If you would like to join in with any of our themes this month there are still a few days to enter.  Take a look at the July tab at the top of the *Tando Blog*.
Thank you for popping by, summery hugs, Karen x

Monday, 20 July 2015

Decorated Ring Folder

Hello, I have gone all pink and girly for you if you don't like pink look away now haha!!!  Have you spotted that Tando Creative sell RING BINDERS for you to alter????  They come in different sizes, are very sturdy and come complete with 6 fantastic board pages for you to create on!  I have decorated an 8x8inch folder for you...its very pink....
I have used DecoArt Media Misters throughout this project, I love that these are so vibrant, as you can see.  For the covers I sprayed through 3 different masks/stencils till I was happy.  I spread Crackle Texture through a flourish mask onto the HEARTS.  When they were dry I sprayed them with the mists.  The flourish was sprayed and treated to a coat of CLEAR CRACKLE GLAZE before cutting it up to make 'leaves'.  The stems are also chipboard, cut from a media board.
I shall be making up the boards from inside the folder using the prompts that Tando have lined up so look out for those :-D
I used:
8x8 Folder
Giovanna Zara- Large Doillie
Andy Skinner - Sunburst
Tando - Random Circles
DecoArts Misters - Primary Magenta, Yellow Green & Purple
There is still time to enter our monthly challenge!  Just take a look at the July page at the top of our Blog for more details.
Thank you for indulging my pink 'phase' hahahaha!!!!! Take care xxx

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

'Gee Up' or whatever you say to a horse!!!!

Hi there,  I have had fun decorating a HORSE!  This one is free standing (from Tando Creative) at around 6inches high and is made from sturdy MDF.
I wanted to try out the DecoArt Media Misters and was not disappointed with the colours...really vibrant!  I started by giving the horse & stand a cover of Gesso before spraying through a few of Tando's Masks/stencils.  I added some Bakers Twine for the mane & tail plus a quote which looks wonky (sorry).  The stand has been covered with DecoArt Crackle Paste which was coloured with some fluid acrylics.  The quote reads: 'Horses lend us the wings we lack'...I like that even though I am scared of riding haha !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Here is what I used:
Tando Horse
Tando Masks:
Giovanna's Doilie 8inch 
Random Circles Mask 
Andy Skinner's Sunburst 
Media Misters
Crackle Paste
Media Fluid Acrylics
If you love horses why not get the Horse and Carriage?  Imagine it with all the tackle added :-D
If you would like to join in with us and enter your makes into a monthly draw then please take a look at the Link Page at the top of the Tando blog.
Thank you so much for taking a look today, Hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Appreciating Nature

Hello everyone!  This quote really resonated with me and I wanted to make a hanging with it on.  So continuing with the 'Layer' theme over at Tando I have layered up some flora and fauna pieces onto a 6x6inch frame.  I originally prepared more pieces to add but preferred a simpler version so that the quote stood out better ;-D
The back of the frame has been covered in script paper and coated with a thin layer of DecoArt Titanium White.  The outer frame has been painted green then a thick coat of Texture Paint added (the thicker it is the larger the crackle but it still feels smooth)
The flora and fauna elements have been painted direct from the bottles to give vibrant results! A bit of over stamping and a quote finished it off.
I have used:
6x6inch FRAME
FIR TREES - be great for Christmas eh!
MEDIA FLUIDS - Titanium White, Quinacridone Magenta, Burnt Umber, Cobalt Turquoise Hue, Yellow Green Light, Raw Sienna
Please feel free to join in with any of our prompts (take a look at this months page at the top of the Tando blog for more info). 
Thank you for taking a look today, Lots of HUGS xxx

Saturday, 4 July 2015

Mexican Bird? haha!

Hi everyone!!!!  Something totally different for you today my lovelies.  I just adore all those luscious 'Mexican' colours......they are so vibrant and really make me smile!  So when I saw that *OUR CREATIVE CORNER* was using them for this months challenge I couldn't resist ;-D  Using a mix of acrylics and Neocolor 2 I have painted a journal page.

The colour palette...

The background has been sprayed through stencils then covered with clear gesso.  I love the feel of this on the paper!  It gives a brilliant tooth for other mediums and of course it stops the colour underneath from moving.  The funny & fat little bird is drawn freehand and coloured with the Neocolor2 crayons.  Doodling and a quote finish it all off.  So much fun to do this for myself!  The inspiration for the bird came from an online class from Tamara Laporte. 

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and I hope you like that I am showing you a different side to my crafting, HUGS xxx

Friday, 3 July 2015

Mini Heart Basket

Helloooo!!!!!!!  This little heart basket from Tando is soooo cute at only 9cm square!  Its free standing too so can be popped onto a shelf or mantelpiece without taking up too much space :-D

I have used DecoArt Fluid Acrylics throughout, which I love as they are so vibrant.  I needed to mix some with white acrylics to get the right shades to fit our colour theme but its easy with these paints!  Some stamping on the basket & surround plus some doodling & gems finish it off!  The colour theme?  Its sooo pretty....

Thank you so much for popping by to see me my lovelies, take care out there xxxxx