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

Monday, 29 May 2017

Banner Section no6

Hi,  I am adding to my long scalloped banner with one that has been decorated with a section of a rectangular grid.  And using Tando's June colour theme.
After cutting the triangular shape of the rid I pushed out each 'brick' and painted them & the frame separately before glueing them back in place.  Some of the 'bricks' have sparkle while others have glaze or crackle finish on them.  I am now half way through my banner and here is what the pieces look like together so far...
The colour theme...

Thank you for looking, take care, Karen xxx

Monday, 22 May 2017

Song Title Challenge no5

Nearly half way through this year long challenge already!!!  For May the song title is...


I love the words of this so much because its just how I would like my little Grandson to grow up.  So I just added some of the words to my coaster this time around...

The background has been made by glueing pieces of old printed paper to the coaster and then adding a purple wash.

Thank you for coming by, hugs xxx

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Mays Banner Section

Hello, today I am here with another piece for my Tando banner.  My plan is to make a banner section for each of their monthly colour themes.  The colours this month remind me of sunflowers... I have kept this one fairly simple...
Lovely colours for the theme...

 Thank you for popping by, till next time, hugs xxx