Wednesday, 8 July 2020

Butterflies- Use Your Wings- Fiona Randall

Morning all Fiona here with my project for this weeks theme on the blog BUTTERFLIES......
Yay I love me a Butterfly in all sizes shapes and form . These Beautiful creatures are a an absolute joy to create with.
I used one of my favourite Tando Long tags and gave it a base coat of DecoArt Tinting Base. Next up I sprayed the tag with DecoArt Media Misters in Turquoise Shimmer and Yellow Green spritzing with water to make them move around and blend.Once dried with a heat tool I stamped all over the Tag with a script Stamp from Chocolate Baroque's Eccentric Edwardian Stamp Set in black archival ink. I then created a master board with DecoArt Media fluid Acrylics in Primary Magenta and Pyrrole Orange blending the colours together to get an ombre effect. I then stamped onto the masterboard using the butterfly stamps from Chocolate Baroque's Butterfly Mind set in black archival ink. These were then fussy cut and the edges inked. The tag was then edged with black archival ink and some doodle lines added with a black posca paint pen. A piece of tando grey board was then cut to size to create a plaque and this was given a coat of DecoArt Chalky Finish in Carbon. The tag was then applied to the plaque with off cuts of grey board added to give depth and dimension. The butteflies were then added down the centre and to finish a sentiment added. I do hope you have enjoyed this short tutorial. Do stop by the rest of the week to see what the other team members have in store for you.
Stay Safe
Fiona xx
Products Used.

Other supplies.
Black Archival Ink Pad.
Posca Paint Pen- Black

Tuesday, 7 July 2020

Butterflies Binder

Hi there!
Celia here with a fabulous new journal to play with. They are the DL binders, and this one is roughly 15x23 cm. These will be on Hochanda on Monday 11th July. They come with some very versatile greyboard inserts, which you can really throw different media at.
I decided to go vintage this time, instead of my usual colourful, and it then developed into a butterflies and insects theme. I painted all the greyboard pieces in Decoart Chalk paint Whisper as a base coat. I stencilled some crackle paste on some of the greyboard pages. Then I used some of Seth Apter’s dye ink sprays to get a vintagey mottled effect, and then some washes of transparent yellow iron oxide. It smudges the sprays a bit but that just added to the effect.
I used a variety of stamps to create a background, including Andy’s Textures set, then added the butterflies, some stamped with Archival and some with embossing powder. Most of them are Tim Holtz stamps. The cover has some Tim Holtz ‘melange’ tissue wrap for the main image. I painted the spine in DecoArt fluid acrylic burnt umber. I also added some tabs and note paper, using the new templates, to record all those butterfly sightings!
Finally I added a Book Plate covered in embossing powder. Here’s the finished journal.

Thanks for stopping by!

Celia x

Sunday, 5 July 2020

colour post

Hi Carol with you this first Sunday in July and today I'm bringing the colour week to a close.

This months colour way has been:-

A lovely palette of bright colours, so I decided to use all of them on my covers for my 366 folders and inners…

All folders and covers can be found here
The 366 blog with daily and monthly themes can be found here
366 facebook page can be found here

TFL xx

Wednesday, 1 July 2020

July Colour Theme- Large Media Board- Fiona Randall

This is the colour theme for the month of July.
I created a bight colourful Stamped  Flower in a Mandala style. Very Boho Chic.

I painted the media board with DecoArt Carbon Chalky Finish. Then embossed all over with a stamp and clear embossing powder. A painty master board was created using the colour theme colours. Then petals stamped and fussy cut adding some detail with a white Posca Pen to highlight some of the details. The petals were then arranged on the media board using 3d foam pads to give depth and dimension. Finally a sentiment was stamped with black archival ink  to finish.
Products Used.
Tando Large Media Boards

Chalky Finish in Carbon, Rejuvinate, Rememberance,Reminisce
Other Poducts
Black Archival Ink Pad.
Paper Artsy Stamps- Tracy Scott

Monday, 29 June 2020

July Colour Theme Twinchie

This is the colour theme for this month:

I've made another Twinchie

I've painted the base of the twinchie with acrylic paint and then dabbed paint through the leaf part of one of the 3 part Vine layering stencils.

I then painted 3 of the Mini Flowers and one of the Mini Leaves 2 with acrylic paints. 

I've then stamped a text stamp and doodles to finish everything off.

Friday, 19 June 2020

Anything goes by Dee

Hi everyone I hope you are well and keeping safe, it is my turn today for the anything goes challenge. I have always loved Tando's media boards and thought for today I would make a concertina book using the media boards as book ends. 

 I have just taken a online coarse with the lovely #Kate Crane her Alphabet Soup as I have always been meaning to do it I thought I would do it while we are still in lock down and I have the time.

Di has got some brilliant courses at the moment and she sends the kits out to you her next one is Flowers in a bottle and is set for Saturday the 27th June.

I used Dylusions sprays after gessoing the media boards a few stencils to create the background followed with stamping in similar colours. A bit of mark making and some of Kate's stamps finished it of.
I hope you all like it I think I could add some words and maybe some washi tape.
Cheers Dee stay safe. x

Wednesday, 17 June 2020

Window tag

Hi there!

Celia here with a tag for ‘anything goes’ week. I have chosen one of the gorgeous layered tags from bundle 2. It looks so much like a stained glass window so I decided to have a smudgy scene peeping through the window.
I started by gessoing the part that will show through and the front, so that the colours will be nice and bright.
I smudged on some blues and greens using Decoart Media fluid acrylics, blending the patches of colour with my fingers. Then I stencilled over an Art by Marlene stencil in the same colours.
I painted the front tag in PaperArtsy Bougnavilia for a base. Then I stencilled over with a Stamperia tile stencil using Dioxadene purple, then a text stencil using Quinacridone violet.
Finally I stamped over some crackle with black Archival ink, and added a wash of Paynes Grey to age it a bit.
For the window, I painted the cut out circle with some Wow embossing fluid. You could use an embossing pen or even mat medium. Then I added a mixture of Stampendous aged gold and Wow weathered gold embossing powder. I also embossed around the edge.
Then it was simply a matter of glueing the two pieces together. Here’s my finished tag:
Thanks for stopping by!

Celia x