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

Monday, 21 August 2017

Beach scene

This week  Tando are highlighting 3D kits.  If you look around the website you will find there are a lot of them with varying themes......something for everyone!  But I also wanted to highlight Tando's workshops so the kit I have chosen to use is one that Di sometimes uses in her workshops so sadly it is not on general sale.  But it does give you an idea of the quality of Di's workshops.  Plus they are very chilled and full of laughter!!!
I live in Cornwall and the coast is a big part of my life....little cottages perched on rocks, smugglers caves and yellow sand! I ignore the seagulls hahaha.

So if you fancy having a lovely day out with like minded people look out for a workshop near you!
Hugs, Karen x

Monday, 14 August 2017

Moroccan Cupboard

Hellooooo!  Today I have a 3D project using Kate Crane's Ministry of Mixology (April2017) dividers and a host of other Tando bit and pieces.  When I was doing Kate's class in April I could see straight away that they could be shelves so I have made a little cupboard!

and open...

I used:

Kate Crane's MOM Divided Box
Moroccan Grid
Lace Effect Border
A Key from the Mini Keys pack
Plain Chipboard Sheets for doors
DecoArt Mixed Media Paints : Quinacridone Voilet, Cadmium Orange Hue & Quinacridone Gold
DecoArt Weathered Wood
DecoArt Tinting Base

There will be a tutorial available so watch this space.

Hugs, Karen x

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Banner section 8

Hi there!  Carrying on with Tando's new colour theme, which is very pretty, I have done another section of my banner.  It's a bit tricky to photograph as I have added silver paint to it.

This time I have added some butterflies.  Here are the colours we were asked to use... they are very delicate this time...
Take care, Karen x

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