Sunday, 22 July 2018

Decorating with fabric

Hellooooooooo!  I am rounding up this week with a *BOX* decorated with brightly coloured fabric!  The box itself is around 8x8inches square and about 2inches deep.....a really handy size for all sorts of things!  Its a great box for stash storage as well as for putting a gift in.  I have made up a few of these over the years now and this time I have added some internal storage!

The box kit comes with a grid for the top, some tic-tac-toe pieces and 10 rounded squares.  I have disgarded the play pieces and used the squares which I covered in fabric and put into the grid on the top of the box.  I added fabric to the sides of the lid with some daisy braid.
I also added fabric inside the lid and the bottom.  For the box insert I used 3 *SMALL CUBBBEYS* which were glued together and then wrapped in fabric with fabric in the bottoms.
I didn't glue them down in the box so that I can move them around.
Not sure what I will use the box for, probably beads!!!
Thank you for taking a look.  Please leave a comment as I love to hear from you , take care xxx


Monday, 9 July 2018

Domino Frame

Hellooooo, I am kicking off this *Domino* week over at Tando Creative with an altered photograph frame.  One of those cheapy 5x7inch wooden frames!  With the greyboard domino's being so reasonable priced at 10 for £1.40 you could afford to do this with lots of frames as gifts.
The wooden frame was painted in a matching colour before I glued the domino's to various matching papers.  They were cut out and glued around the frame.  You could leave it at this point and pop a photograph in :-D  But I decided to make it into a picture so I disgarded the glass into the recycle bin.
The card that was behind the glass was painted in blues and greens before adding *weathered wood* then white acrylic to form the lovely crackly finish.  The stamp has been paper pieced and painted before attaching.  I then added the word *Reflect* which is one of the many words that Tando cut.
Thank you for looking today and do leave a comment as I do love to see them, take care, Karen xxx

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Twinchie #7

Hi, it's Karen here with another in my set of 12 twinchies using this months colour theme.  I have kept it very simple and just made an abstract pattern.  This will sit nicely with the other more complicated twinchies that I have done.


and the colours...
Thank you for looking, take care x

Thursday, 21 June 2018


Hellooooo! Here with my interpretation of this weeks prompt from Tando - "Real or Faux fabrics".  I chose to go with real fabric on my project.  I have decorated another of Andy Skinners Fish, this time using bright scraps of fabric which I frayed a little around the edges.  Not sure if you can see that in the photo though, sorry.
The fish was mounted on a large tag which had been painted in different blue's and then treated with Weathered Wood.  (I am loving this stuff at the moment hahaha) When it was dry I added white acrylic which, when nearly dry, I wiped back to reveal more of the blue underneath.
Thank you for popping by today, take care, Karen x

Monday, 28 May 2018

Twinchie #6

Hello!  Here is the colour theme for June from Tando and my little twinchie!  I have added a little row of flowers this month.
Here is the palette...
Thank you for taking a peep, hugs, Karen x

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Ring my Bell!

Hello!  Its brilliant when we get a 'Same but Different' theme over at Tando as its always amazing how varied our projects are using the same substrates.  Here is my offering...
Thank you for taking a look today and do pop back to see what the others have done with their little kits, Hugs, Karen xxx

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Ring Binders

Hellooooo!  My project for this Anything Goes week over at Tando is a pair of *folders*.  These are especially designed to fit the newer masks/stencils.  They have really clever bendy spines which make them so much easier to decorate!  I have kept mine fairly simple....adding bold colours to the big flowers.
Here they are laid out flat... they do look a bit yellowy but are white backgrounds!
The smallest one...
The tall one...
They are similar on the inside.   For the base I laid down a few bright colours and then a layer of *Weathered Wood*  adding white after it was dry.  The flowers have been stamped onto thin card and coloured with watercolour pencils.  A touch of clear glitter was added to them.  I added Velcro to fasten and some beads for more colour!!!!
Thank you for taking a look, take care, Karen xxx