Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Tando goes Spotty!

Yes, we are seeing spots before our eyes over at Tando this week :-D  I have chosen to use a small ROUND FRAME for my piece and a Stampotique Mushroom stamp to go inside.

This little frame comes with its own stand but I have made it up to hang.  The base has been painted blue with a teensy dot stamping to finish.  The rim has been painted sand and some red has been stippled through the TANDO SEQUIN MASK.  The mushrooms have been stamped, coloured and cut out to go inside with some doodling and wording to finish off.

Thank you for looking today, many HUGS xxx

Monday, 14 April 2014

Inchie #15

It Monday so it must be INCHIE time again.  This week the prompt is 'HEAD' but for some reason I was thinking it was 'face' instead...doh!!!  But all is not lost because it is a head too hahaha!

I stamped onto my inchie this week and coloured her face in with Derwent pencils, using Promarkers for the rest.  The stamp is by Katzelcraft.

Thank you for popping by.  Do go to the *EVERY MONDAY INCHIE* blog to see some amazing work using all sorts of mediums, its worth it :-D xxx

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Tando Black and Blue week!

haha that does not mean that the Design Team are being beaten into submission :-D  Working with BLACK and BLUE is our theme this week.  Tricky colours to work together but there are so many shades of each aren't there?  I have gone for darker versions to decorate a little 2inch square canvas...

I have used one of the little birds and branches from a grab bag.  I just love these birds, there is so much you can do with them and they are small enough to fit anywhere as an accent on your work.  ou get quite a few in a pack too so very cost effective.

I used distress inks throughout, the moon is by Stampotique, no idea who made the flower stamp below though, sorry.  Yes, I couldn't do a Night scene without doing a Day scene to match haha...

I have a photograph wall in my kitchen so these two will nestle into some gaps nicely!  Thank you for looking today, take care out there xxx

Monday, 7 April 2014

Inchie #14 - Gold!

This week over at *Every Inchie Monday* the prompt is 'GOLD'.  My first thought was to try and recreate a gold ingot using utee but then I started thinking about other 'golds'.....James Bonds Goldfinger being one of them!  But I decided to keep it simple this week with a lovely British bird...the Goldfinch.  A simplejob of taking a pic from Goggle to use...

Thank you for looking, HUGS xxx

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

April Challenge at Tando

Helloooo!  This is the 1st week in our monthly challenge over at Tando Creative! The theme this month is RECYCLE/UPCYCLE .  There is a random draw for the winner who will win some Tando goodies that they get to choose....how good is that???  For my entry I have altered a catfood box.  We go through a lot of these with three cats haha!!!  Anyway, when you open them up they have a cut-out section just right for leafing through things like masks...

Here is the before haha...

I covered the box inside and out with scrunched up tissue paper.  I find this a far quicker option than sanding and applying a few coats of gesso onto a shiny box!!!!  Anything for an easy life ;-D .  The tissue paper also adds some textural interest.  I then glued on some Tando letters and two Tando Karens Flowers (yes, that is my design)  before covering with acrylic paint.  Lots of dabbing with a stencil brush through the Sequin Mask and on the flowers & letters followed.  Then it was onto the black and a bit of stamping and bottle top painting to finish.  The centre of the flowers has been filled with Pebeo Prisme Fantasy in onyx.

I know it all looks a bit messy for me but I actually really like it and I am quite happy for it to sit on my desk :-D.  Thank you for looking today and don't forget the challenge, HUGS xxx

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Inchie # 13 - GAME

Hello!  This weeks prompt over at *Inchie Monday* is 'GAME'.  I had a long think about this one as there are so many choices aren't there?  I thought about making a mini chess/draughts board, then noughts & crosses (tic tac toe).  Then there is the realm of ball games like tennis, cricket, football....the list is endless!  In the end I used some dinky playing cards from a Christmas cracker and went with the idea of a card game - SNAP! - by layering up the two red queens.

Do pop over to see what the others have done.  There is such a variety of work with papercrafting, beads and sewing being used on these little blighters!  Thank you for looking today, HUGS xxx

Monday, 31 March 2014

Kiddies Week for Tando Creative

Hellooo!!!!  Its Kiddies Week over at Tando Creative this week...a chance for us to have a bit of fun with the products.  Not that we don't normally but you know what I mean hahaha!  I have taken the lovely Fairy Castle Chalkboard and made a pretty clock for my 6yr old niece.  

Its a good size for a wall and I know Millie will love it!!!!  I painted the base with Fresco paints and stamped some swirls lightly as well as adding some some lightly stencilled flowers at the bottom.  The top section was smothered with texture paste.  When that was dry I painted it with more Fresco and added a clear glitter paint to add a bit of sparkle.  I painted 12 mini flowers to put the numbers on.  (the numbers have been stamped and cut out & stuck onto the flowers)  A hole in the centre of the base was made for the clock mechanism and a pretty paper circle was added.  The same paper was used to make flags for the turrets.  PLEASE NOTE - this castle DOES NOT COME WITH A CLOCK MECHANISM but they are easy to get hold of and pretty inexpensive.

Here it is nekkid...

Don't panic if you have a little boy though as there is a gorgeous TRAIN in the same range which could be turned into a clock as well

Thank you for taking a look today, lots of hugs xxx