Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Just in Time May Tag

Hello Everyone,

Firstly I really must apologise to everyone as I have been such a bad blogger lately, I promise to catch up with you all  this week.

May seems to have whizzed by and I suddenly realised that we were on the last day of the month and my Tim's tag was still not posted.  This was not due to the fact I had forgotten, but purely due to the fact that I had done two tags and could not decide which one to use.

Tim has used the tissue tape resist and tattered florals techniques this month, you can see his wonderful tag HERE.  I did not have the stamps nor many of the embellishments he used so I just did my own take on the techniques as best I could.  The first tag is the one I chose to use.
 The background was created by using texture paste through the Latticework stencil followed by just 3 colours Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean and Squeezed Lemonade and then spritzed with Tarnished brass. I love the way the colours mix together.
Party hat and balloons from Crazy things set and machine stitched balloon strings
 The main stamp on the resist tissue tape need little introduction from the Bird Crazy set
 Three beautiful flowers  and leaves cut using the Tiny tattered florals and coloured with matching stains.  The tag was stamped with a quote from Crazy talk set.  I added a more stitching to set it off with a little lace trim.
 Now for my second tag.
Texture paste through the Speckles stencil, coloured using Scattered Straw and Tumbled Glass.
Stamped with my beloved Nautical blueprint set  
My little flowers became Sea Anemones here! a little imagination needed here possibly but I quite like them.  The shrink plastic starfish was coloured with dried marigold DP on the reverse.
 And here are the two side by side.
I am sure everyone will have their favourite but it is so hard to choose, do let me know which one you like.
Mo xx 

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Having fun with Tando Art Parts

Hello Everyone

Hope you are enjoying some of the beautiful weather over the UK at the moment, it sure is nice to feel the heat of the sun after the recent chilly spell.

Yesterday I joined a group of lovely ladies over at Mattishall in Norfolk  where Di from Tando was running a Mixed Media workshop using DecoArt products on a selection of Tando art parts (Thanks to my bestie Anne for letting me know about this class).  We each made a lovely wall hanging under Di's expert tuition and this is how mine turned out.
 Unfortunately I got that engrossed in making the hanging, I forgot to take step by step photos! sorry! I will try to remember next time. We had plenty of lovely Tando Art parts to choose from which were each decorated as we wanted, plus a piece of hessian and the lovely large word CREATE.
 As we were using Di's stamps I am not sure which ones they are, but I love the combination of the large crackle stamp and the crackle paint against the weave & texture of the hessian

 We had to be brave and write our own wording rather than stamp them (I think this was to bring us out of our comfort zone). I think it is good to trust your own handwriting sometimes as it also brings originality into a piece.
The picture below shows how different all the hangings turned out once everyone had put their own twist on Di's original design (2nd from the left).   
I think they all look lovely and I think a great time was had by all so Thank you Di and I for one look forward to what you have in store for us next month.
Mo x