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Sunday, 18 February 2018

Happy St Valentine's Day!

Hello!  Its Valentine's week here in the UK and so I have brought you a heart...a big scribbly heart!!!
 
 
I have used the MDF Plaque with the matching greyboard piece from the *Mega Substrates Pack*.  (There are loads of goodies in this pack).  Working on the greyboard first I covered it with *Tinting Base* before adding some *Texture Paste* through the *Mini Mask* 
 
 
Then I painted some Primary Magenta over it.  I replaced the mask and added touches of Cobalt Teal Hue onto the dots, rubbing any bits of leftover paint around the rest of it.  Next came some *Crackle Glaze* over some of the dots which, when dry, were treated to some Antiquing Cream!  The heart was also painted in the Cobalt Teal with Crackle Glaze and Antiquing cream added afterwards.  The MDF base was treated the same way.
 
 
Trust the Magic of Love!!!!  Take care, Karen x

Monday, 5 February 2018

I love trees!

Hi!  It's Monday and over at Tando Creative it is the beginning of another theme.  This week we are mixing it up using leaves with frames (both Tando) .  Here is my contribution...
 
 
I have used one of the *PRINTER TRAYS* for my project and added a variety of leaves.  We have a lot of choice available for anyone who loves nature!  For my printer tray I chose the *LEAF FLOURISH* to go over the top edge. Them a few leaves from the *MINI LEAVES 3* and of course a tree from the *FIR TREES SET* .  They have all been painted in various greens and then had a thin layer of  *CRACKLE GLAZE* added. To add a bit more interest I have included some pieces from a pine cone and some dry moss.
 
Thank you for taking a peek today, take care, Karen x
 

Friday, 2 February 2018

Mini Book Tutorial


Although this isn't a 'colour theme' piece I have done you another Mini Book Tutorial for Tando Creative, this time using the Tall book from the *MINI BOOKS MEGA PACK*



You can find it *HERE*. 

Thank you for looking xxx

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Twinchie #2

Hello!  Here is my second *twinchie* using our new colour theme prompt.  The colours are lovely and remind me of fluorite! As its for February I have included a heart from our mini's range.
 
 
Here is the colour pic.. complete with a lovely pic of fluorite :D
 
 
I hope that you will join in with me to create a series as I will end up with a set of little squares that I can frame.  Take care out there, Karen xxx

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

As seen on TV and a tutorial!

Hello!!!!  Have you seen the new mini books that we have just brought out?  I have been playing with the one that has a 'wrap around' style.  If you watched Di's show on Hochanda recently you would have seen it :D
 
 
I have also made up the tiniest mini book from the kit and written a tutorial in PDF form which you can find *HERE*


Now back to the leaf book....

I have used the pretty 'leaf stencil' to add some detail to the front and back.  You can also see the unique way that Di has cut the spine to bend in this photo.
 
 
I added some DecoArt paint and crackle glaze as well as a butterfly to the piece.  Inside I added a little book made using my Bind-it-All. This is an easy way if you are not sure about making books!
 

 
Then I added some fancy ribbon and a charm to finish it off.
 
 
Thank you for popping by, Karen xxx

Friday, 5 January 2018

Twinchie - January

Hello everyone!  HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!
 
I hope that everone had a lovely Christmas!!!  Mine was the usual mix of busy busy and PJ days hahaha.  This week is the 1st of this years colour themes over at Tando and this year I have challenged myself to use *twinchies*.  They are great value at £1.90 for 10!!!!!  It will be interesting to see how much I can get on a 2inch square hahaha!  Here is the first one...
 
 
Lots of texture here.  I used the little *distressed sequins mini mask*  and laid down some *texture paste*.  When it was dry I added acrylic paint till I was happy before adding a layer of *crackle glaze*.  The little *star* has been painted to match. The colour theme:
 
 
Thank you for popping by, take care, Karen xxx
 
 

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Banner section 12

Hello!  This is the last piece of my banner and of course a picture of what they all look like together will be forthcoming!  The colours this month are retro Christmas :-D.

 
 
 
Tando supply a lovely range of Christmasy embellishments.  I have chosen to add a pair of skates to my piece.
 
Thank you for popping by, take care, Karen x