Saturday, 9 December 2017

Tis the Season

to be jolly {bah humbug} lol .... urgh I'm not a holly jolly person, I dislike the holiday season. I always have done since I was much younger.... but I can join in with the fun on Sunday Postcard Art where the theme was chosen by my bestie Anne and is SANTA

Utilising the ever present Victorian scrap

hope you have time to join in with us
have fun

Mandy xx

Saturday, 2 December 2017

which way back to Oz?

This week, the delightful Deann is hosting Sunday Postcard Art with the prompt of ELVES.

I've used these darlings from Hidden Vintage Studio

This first image is the original.... can you spot the mistake? yes somehow this little elf got her mascara all over her chin
 so she had to go under the knife at PSP for a face lift....

I don't normally adjust with PSP but I print another face out and add it on, however my printer isn't working and I have to keep going to my neighbour to print image so I thought instead of disturbing her I would do it digitally

Mandy xx

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Didn't we have a loverly time

This week, my Little A is hosting Sunday Postcard Art with the theme of VICTORIAN SCRAP.
I love these type of collage images and have quite a collection of them. Lots are available on Pinterest and Google.

I just love these birdie images I've used for my postcard. So quaint

Thanks for looking and commenting.
Mandy xx


Here's Amber's postcard using some VICTORIAN SCRAP. 
She's used some William Morris type papers in the background and added 
glitter texture past through stencils.

Thanks for hosting for us Amber!

Thursday, 16 November 2017

lime street

This week's theme on SPA is SKYLINE.... chosen by Cindy. I've used these cute houses from a collage sheet designed by Dyan from Dylusions... she made these collage sheets many moons ago before she became so famous.

thanks for the inspiration Cindy

and here is my 'feathers' from last week
I didn't have time to post it

Mandy xx

Wednesday, 1 November 2017


This week's SPA is another colour challenge, I find this quite a challenge but at the same time, less daunting than a totally open theme. There is a little guidance.

i've used images from Itkupilli on Mischief Circus.
I love these religious type of images. 

Mandy xx

Saturday, 21 October 2017

your lips are venomous poison

This week the theme is APOTHECARY LABELS..... I love all those 'eye of newt' 'poison' type labels.... they are so much fun.

images from Itkupilli, Hidden Vintage Studios and pinterest

mandy xx

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Daily Journaling

I am going to try to make a piece of art every day....
so far I have succeeded doing it for 3 days now

This is from Day 2
Journal page for The Three Muses/written word

not sure you can see a lot of the 'written word' 
but there's plenty, lots of layers of different book pages
under the paint.

Mandy xx

In the Moonlight, where the Shadows play....

This week the theme is MOONLIGHT over on SPA 
Ive used images from Art Tea Life on Etsy 

lots of lush texture on this postcard. 
plenty of layers ~
old book pages, crackle, paint, distress crayons, pencils, more paint, stencilling, ink

come and play with us!

Mandy xx

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Magic Hat

This week I've chosen the theme of HATS... I wanted to go vintage with this... as I have so many vintage images with ladies in hats, but searching through them all I came across this lovely image by Itkupilli of a pinup witch.

Love this image but whilst cutting out somehow her chin got lost in the snipping. lol some images are just so difficult to cut and maintain the nature of the whole thing

I was very tempted to touch up with a digital overlay but hey it's art so it's not meant to be perfect :-)

Thanks for looking and also for everyones continued support of 
Mandy xx

Thursday, 5 October 2017

To Be.....

my new art journal.... I found this wonderful book in 'the works' here in England.... it's an interesting book but I didn't get it to read.... I want to use it as a new art journal. I don't have an old book journal so I love this. Only trouble is I keep reading the pages lol

 The first page in the journal is in honour of my friend Astrid whose fave colour is purple (a personal challenge to me!) I've used Tim Holtz art dolls too. (I have so many of these images already in my collage image collection but it is handy to have them especially when you don't have any printer ink!!)
Mandy xx

Land of Wonder

this week's theme on SPA is WONDERLAND... of course I went down the Alice route...

I'm a tad late this week, but better late than never.

there's plenty of layers on this postcard!  Sometimes it's hard to know just when to stop!
Mandy xx