Tuesday, 18 July 2017

The Man's card

Today I have a mans card for you.  There is no chipboard involved but I used the stamps and stencils that Tando Creative sell...

Lightly dry brush some Quinacridone Gold over the Kraft Card and when that is dry do the same with Cobalt Turquoise and a little Primary Magenta.  When dry overstamp with Nathalie Kalbach's MARKS stamp in Archival Black.  Dab some white acrylic through the Mini Mask Numbers as shown.
Stamp the eye from Andy Skinners Curiosity stamp set using Archival black and colour in (I used the same colours as before but watered down)  Cut out and attach to the centre of the base using a sticky pad.  Dry brush some white acrylic around the outside.  Attach the panel to a white card base.
Thank you for taking a look today, take care, Karen x

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Song Title Callenge - July

Its July and its the summer!!!  So the song title for the challenge over at the Craft Barn this month is

"Summer Holiday" by Cliff Richard

Here is my coaster...

I have used some Tando Creative ice creams :-D which was interesting as when I did them it was freezing cold haha! 

So what's your favourite ice-cream? Mine has to be Cornish vanilla with a blob of Cornish clotted cream and a flake...very naughty!

Take care xxx

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Banner section 7

Hellooooo!!!!!  A new month means another colour scheme from Tando.   I am, of course, adding to my banner and have decorated another pennant. Because last months was quite bold I have used the softer tones of the range this time...

Just look at these lovely summery colours....

I attached some bits and pieces to my pennant before painting it using a light touch.  I added some painted stars for a bit of detail.

Thank you for taking a look today, take care, Karen xxx

Thursday, 22 June 2017

As seeon on TV

Hi, today I am here with a few of the makes that I made that were shown on Hochanda TV by Di at Tando Creative  :-D  They are the fabulous BIRDS and what fun they are!!!

You really can't go wrong with these as anything goes!!!  You can go bright and funky like I have or go understated and elegant.  I couldn't resist adding a few feathers (though I am still finding bits of them everywhere haha)  Here they are in more close-ups...

I am still thinking of names for them!!!!  Any ideas? :-D

Take care xxx

Monday, 19 June 2017

Song Title Challenge - June

Hi!  Another month and another song title to challenge us from The Craft Barn.  This month is the beautiful -


- forever in my mind best sung by Louis Armstrong though Rod Stewart's version is amazing!  I have continued my coaster theme and made this...

The tree stamp is a very old one by Judikins but its sooo useful! I ended up sticking on some paper roses as I didn't have any rose stamps.  But I think its alright.  This is month 6 already so here is a peak at my 6 coasters so far...

Now to think of something to fit July's title :-D , Take care out there, hugs xxx

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

MDF frame tutorial

Hi!  I couldn't resist this large 11"square MDF frame when I saw it and bought a few :-D  This one has been decorated with lots of DecoArt Mixed Media products available from Tando.

To start I drew around the inner side of the outer section (that made sense in my head hahaha!) then glued some embellishments inside the square I had drawn.  I also added some of the removed sections of the textured heart I was going to add later...

Then I went over it all with some gesso...

Then some Primary Magenta mixed with a little Tinting Base...

Nooooooooo.....TOO BRIGHT so I dulled it back with some more gesso :-D ...

The MDF surround and the Textured Heart were painted in Cobalt Teal Hue mixed with Tinting Base.  When dry I spread Crackle Glaze over the Teal Hue.  When that was dry I added a layer of Antiquing Cream in White which was wiped off again when dry.  Then it was all put together.

Thank you for popping by today, hugs xxx

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Painted Bag

Hellooooooo!  I have a painted bag for you today.  The bag comes ready made out of sturdy cotton,  Its a good size and has a zip closure.  So many ways to decorate this one, I just love it!!!!  Anyway I have painted this one with the wonderful Starlight Texture paints from Imagination Crafts.  They have a fabulous shimmer to them without being too glitzy.

I took this bag to a crafting weekend and managed to get all the stuff I needed in this bag!!!!  Its so roomy :-D

You can see my step-by-step instructions *HERE*

Love and Hugs xxxxx