Monday, 22 September 2008

MMM ~ what you love to do


What I love to do the most is to make backgrounds..... here's an atc with a handmade background made with nail varnish. To do this you get a very shallow dish, put a slight bit of water in the bottom, add drops of nail varnish (this will float) and then push the atc onto the water/nail varnish mixture. Allow to dry. You get some fabulous backgrounds and they are always different.

17 comments:

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow Mandy this is stunning.
Fabulous piece.

katrin said...

wow - what a FANTASTIC effect and BG!!! thaks for this tip. :-)

Diana Evans said...

Hi Mandy!!! I love your background work...amazing!!!

herminesplace said...

Awesome, really have to try this.

Beth said...

That's a terrific idea that I will definitely try. Your background is wonderful. I can see why you love to do it.

vintage wil said...

Fabulous piece!
beautiful backgrond !!!

Willy said...

Fabulous ATC, great background technique

deb said...

Great ATC and what a brilliant background, not tried that one myself but now I've seen it maybe I should.

Alberta and Ava said...

Thank you so much for sharing your method, Mandy. Your backgrounds have always fascinated me, and now I cannot wait to try this. I'm always so excited to see you post new work on your blog because I know I will be delighted inspired by your whimsy and imagniation! BTW I love the pictures above of your girls!

Alberta

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

That IS a fabulous background Mandy! Thank you for sharing how to! That image is so peaceful and full of emotion for me

Linda said...

Fab ATC - and what a great technique Mandy, thanks for the info. I'm off to have a go!
Linda x

The Stamping Queen said...

What a fantastic idea Mandy! No wonder you love doing this one. I'll have to try it myself now!!
~xx Barb xx~

Kaz said...

oooooo FAB idea, I have to try that....this is gorgeous, love the stamp you've used too.

mixedmediamonday said...

Wonderful, Mandy! And thanks for the little lesson - this is something I'm definitely going to try. Diane

Femmy said...

brilliant work!!!

Cindy said...

Wonderful ATC and great background. Thanks for the "how to". I'll have to try it soon.

Mam said...

Oooh, Mandy. Thanks for the information on this technique. I must try it. This is beautiful. I'm a background freak too. Sometimes I just hate to put anything on top of them! :)
Nancy