Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Mini's Week........

Hello, Dawn here with you today.

I have decorated a mini printer tray with cover to represent my little immediate family, which is myself and my two tiddlies Millie and Max. Hee hee I just had to have a crown being the Queen bee in my household even though my children probably think differently!!!!!!! The crown was created using the head off one of the mini keys.

Here is what I used......

Tando Mini's - Butterflies

Tando Mini's - Beach Huts

Tando Mini's - Keys

Tando Minis - People

Tando Mini's - Hearts

Mask - Long Flourish

Many thanks for taking a look today,

Dawn x

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Canvas Fun

Hi Everyone,

firstly I would like to apologise for the poor pics! My camera is just not up to capturing fine details and I'm hoping to get a new one sorted soon.

Lots of painty, messy fun with this one.............

I started by gluing on the fab mixed swirls to create the side borders. The whole canvas was then covered with tissue paper using pva. This was left to dry overnight before I added a coat of bright orange acrylic. I then stippled on a coat of dark purple acrylic allowing some of the orange to peep through. Using a brayer I added some highlights to the swirls using silver acrylic.
Using stamps from my stash and a sheet of card coloured with neo-colour crayons I made the focal point and quote to finish.

Here is what I used...

 Mixed Swirls Small

Many thanks for popping by and leaving a comment if you feel you would like to.


Dawn x 

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Same but different week at Tando

Hi all,

Dawn here today with an owl ATC for you. I love these guys, so cute, and they are available in 2 sizes to provide endless project options.

I opted for the mini owls........

I started by covering an ATC in text printed tissue paper. Once dry a thin layer of green acrylic was applied. The owls were painted with acrylic too and more detail was added with gold ink and a crackle stamp. A heart from the mini hearts bag was covered in gold ink and the owls are sitting on a painted cutting from one of the lace effect borders.

Here is what I used.........

Artist Trading Cards

Tando Mini's - Owls 2

Tando Mini's - Hearts

Lace effect borders

If you fancy joining in with any of this months themes on the Tando blog please add your work through the link at the top of the page to be in with a chance of winning a prize in the April Challenge.

Many thanks for popping by and leaving a comment if you feel you would like to.


Dawn x 

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Painting week over at Tando


I'm rounding out the painting technique week over on the Tando blog today.

Paint is definitely my 'go to' medium as it is so very versatile. Any kind will do but I tend to stick to fluid acrylics through personal choice.

One of my favourite background techniques is to paint and stamp on top of the paint with a slightly darker ink to achieve a lovely subtle effect...............

Hee hee can you tell I love bright colours too!!!!!

Here is what I used.............

Mini Theatre Stage Wide 1

Mini Theatre Stage Wide

Grab Bag of Hearts

Grab Bag of Hearts

Mini Book Plates

Mini Book Plates

Many thanks for popping by and leaving a comment if you feel you would like to.


Dawn x 

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Colour theme week over at Tando.......

Hi All,

it's colour theme week over on the Tando blog, bright and fun for sure.

I decided to have a play with the new MDF Storage Box, using 3 of the colours from the chart..............

I have to admit to never having tackled a project of this size before so I was feeling a little daunted by it to start with! Making the choice to keep it simple worked wonders and this ended up being so much fun to do.

I started by constructing the box (it comes flat packed), using a good PVA, as per the instructions provided, it was then given a white gesso primer before the green base coat was added.

The Tornado stencil fitted brilliantly on the sides so I used this in alternating colours around the box and added some coordinating hearts to provide some focal points. The lid was decorated accordingly to match and the Dotted Star stencil provided the corner detailing.

Many thanks for popping by and leaving a comment if you feel you would like to.


Dawn x