Friday 14 December 2018

All that Glitters- Fiona.

Morning all, Fiona here with a bit of Christmas Sparkle to inspire you. I've stepped outside my comfort zone yet again and used GLITTER. But it had to be black glitter for me.
I was inspired to make a Christmas bauble so I went to my go to Tando grab bag of circles. I sorted the sizes needed and gave them all a coat of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic in carbon Black. Once dry all circles  and a medium sized snowflake were given a coat of DecoArt  Americana Deco-Page glue matte and then a generous amount of black glitter was added. The excess was then dusted off. All circles were the edged with DecoArt Metallic Lustre in Burnished Brass. Three Tando Snowflakes ( the large snowflake was specially cut by Di for me ) were then given a coat of DecoArt Extreme sheen Metallic in Vintage Brass. Once dry the large snowflake was then stamped with a text stamp from Andy Skinners Textures Stamp set. All three brass snowflakes edges were then inked with black Archival ink.
Now to assemble the piece. All circles were laid face down and lined up. Then to attach them all together to form a complete piece a coffee stirrer stick ( the ones you get in the coffee shops) was glued to the back of the circles in a complete length from top to bottom. All three snowflakes were then layered onto the large centre circle using grey board offcuts to give depth and dimension . The tiny snowflake was added to the bottom small circle and a tassel added to finish.
Close up detail.
Thanks for stopping by today.
Hugs Fiona.
Products Used.
Black Superfine glitter ( my own Stash )
Ranger Black Archival Ink Pad.

Wednesday 12 December 2018

Countdown to Christmas ATC's


As we are now well into December and on our way towards Christmas I was inspired to make a couple of seasonal ATC's...

I started by coating the Tando Creative grey board ATC cards with white gesso then once that was dry added a coat of white crackle paint.
I allowed the crackles to dry naturally then used washes of pyrole red and green gold acrylic paint to create the colour...
Using the mini parcels and bows from Tando I painted them with the same two colours plus metallic gold.  I edged the presents with gold gilding wax (and the edges of the ATC's) before layering them up and drawing on ribbons with gold gel pen.
To create some extra interest in the background, I stencilled gold paint through the mini numbers stencil...

Finally I stamped and gold embossed the sentiments onto white card and added some gems to the centre of the bows.
Here are the products that I used:
Thank you for looking and happy crafting!
Jane xx

Friday 7 December 2018

Colour Theme Week- Fiona.

Morning all Fiona here with my contribution to the Colour Theme Week. This is a first for me working from a colour palette, but I'm pushing my boundries and coming out of my comfort zone to see where it takes me.
I used two media boards to create a little notebook. Got the gelli plate and brayer out and away I went.
So here is my little notebook completed.

Complete with some additional stamping an embossed panel and a grey board heart.
Thanks for stopping by today
Products used.

Wednesday 5 December 2018

Colour post

Hello, Carol with you today with my last colour theme post for 2018.

This year, each month, I have created a mixed media board in the months colours and I now have a lovely 12 making up my 2018 set..

So, here is number 12/18

to this months board I've added christmas mini elements; brush stroke trees, reindeer, snowflakes and a tree from the wonky trees pack.  Pop along to the shop and take a look at the great range of Christmas products on offer…

TFL xx

Monday 3 December 2018

Colour theme week - Brenda

Welcome, it's Brenda here with the start of the December Colour Theme week and what a gorgeous palette it is.

Don't you just love the contrasting shabby tones and those pine cones reflecting the colours?
I decided that to do this justice I needed to focus on some colour mixing and I used one of my charts to record what I did. Of course it's impossible to say how much I used each time but I always add less than I think I need because I can always add more but can't take it away! But I'm pretty pleased with the closeness of the colour shades (from left to right) #s 1, 4 & 5. #2 is represented by cerulean blue and #3 is titan buff.

So here's my finished mini winter sketchbook.

Decorated with sparkly snowflakes on the outside and ......

With watercolour pages inside and two magnets to hold the flap closed.

There are some process steps over at Bumblebees nd Butterflies if you'd like to see how it all came together.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your week.

hugs Brenda xxx