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

TFL
Mandy xx


Wednesday, 1 November 2017

enlighten

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. 

TFL
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

TFL
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.

TFL
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!!)
TFL
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!
TFL
Mandy xx

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Carte Postale

Our theme this week on Sunday Postcard Art is CARTE POSTALE so anything goes but your postcard must have the words somewhere on the postcard. Sounds easy? I'm always stumped when I have a free theme. Where does one start.... so I just carried on the postal theme and used this image by Lunagirl Moonbeams.

TFL hope you'll join in with us
Mandy xx

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Classic Tale of sweet Love

When I first saw this image I knew I wanted to use it along with the animals and the mushrooms (ok I know they are toadstools but I like the word mushroom)

So at first glance you think oh Sleeping Beauty but to me it is Snow White, who was always surrounded by the animals of the woods.



TFL
Mandy xx

Saturday, 9 September 2017

*namaste*

This week the theme on Sunday Postcard Art is Namaste. I first came across this word when I visited Nepal many ago. The airline staff said it to us as we boarded the plane and then when we left, along with a little bow.

It's such a beautiful word, and encompasses all feelings of peace, love and wisdom.


It would be lovely if you would join in with us 
TFL
Mandy xx


Saturday, 2 September 2017

Which way?

This week, the wonderful Deann is our hostess with the theme of BOOKS/READING

one of my fave ever pastimes .... I love love love to read!

lots of layers on my postcard, plus images from an Alice set from Hidden Vintage Studios.... which is no longer open on Mischief Circus but there's lots of other beautiful digital images available on there to use in your artwork

Mandy xx

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Are you a fun guy?

This week on Sunday Postcard Art Carol is hosting with the theme of FUNGI


I'd love to study Mycology

A few weeks ago Amber and I came across this fairy ring... I love nature it's just so amazing



TFL
Mandy xx

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Island Dreams

This week's theme on SPA is Tropical Summer.

Here's my entry, I did make it on Saturday but have had limited access to the internet.

TFL
Mandy xx

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Voyage dans le Monde

This week's theme of Famous Buildings was chosen by Rein, I've chosen the easy route of the
Eiffel Tower
using an old collage sheet that was already printed out.



 last week, our theme was Stargazing, here's my Stargazer, I like to think she is looking up to the sky to see where Lily's star (after she died, her pole dancing friends got together and named a star after her.  I was a little late to post this for last week's theme but I still wanted to show it :-)

TFL
Mandy xx

Saturday, 29 July 2017

lost in your eyes, i'm drowning in blue

 I decided to have a colour combo theme this week on Sunday Postcard Art. Firstly, I gathered a few different types of mediums to use in different turquoises and limes.
this is the postcard I created

thanks for looking
Mandy xx

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Originally Genuine

Amber is hosting this week's Sunday Postcard Art
with the theme of CHICKENS
Lily and Amber had a crazy private joke about chickens
which ended up part of the novel that Lily wrote before she died.

TFL
Mandy xx

Chicken Licken

Here's Amber's sample for Sunday Postcard Art.... the theme is chickens


hope you enjoy the theme,
Little A
xxx

Monday, 17 July 2017

meanwhile.....

somewhere over the rainbow

the theme on Sunday Postcard Art this week was chosen by the glorious Cindy and is RAINBOWS
The idea behind this card was that it was raining rainbow hearts... but they've sort of got lost in the collage. I should have printed more out (I have to borrow a printer atm, so didn't want to return to print more!)
TFL
Mandy xx


Monday, 10 July 2017

Mother may I?

This week's Sunday Postcard Art theme is Nostalgia/times gone by.... thought I would use this old passport photo of my mum. Thanks to Sandie for the challenge.


TFL
Mandy xx

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Cherish Family Forever

This week's Sunday Postcard Art is a fairly easy theme to join in with us. It's HEXAGONS

To begin my postcard, I sprayed through a hexagon stencil and then used the same stencil with some crackle paste (love that stuff!)

once that was dry I added some die cut hexagons and began painting. the shimmery paint is Prima Finnabair Metallic Paint. It's gorgeous paint.
I've used some butterfly wings and the 'dolls' from Tim Holtz as I still don't have a printer that works.
TFL
Mandy xx

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Scrap-Unlimited

here's a couple of projects I've made for the wonderful shop based in the Netherlands,
Scrap-Unlimited.

I used these gears for this altered matchbox


and this chipboard for this postcard

tfl
Mandy xx


travelling by air

This week's theme on Sunday Postcard Art is ZEPPELIN chosen by Marion. I found this fabulously fun image on Pinterest. And I borrowed my neighbours printer! lol

There's lots of layers which you can see if you click on the image.
thanks for looking
Mandy xx

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Curiosity

This week's sunday postcard art is NUMBERS.

I still don't have a printer and so I'm using the Tim Holtz 'dolls'.

You can't see a huge deal of numbers on my postcard, however the first layer was using crackle paste through a number stencil.
I don't know about you but when I glance at the photo I keep seeing a little white dog in the bottom left corner. weird lol
TFL
Mandy xx

ps... HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR TUESDAY, AUDREY!

Monday, 12 June 2017

and so it goes....

I am still without a printer so I've had to resort to die cuts for my silhouette postcard for Sunday Postcard Art this week! Plus a few previously printed out images in my collage stash.

I'm not very good at using die cuts, they just seem to sit on the page but what can one do?

TFL
Mandy xx

Sunday, 4 June 2017

we are sailing

This week, my wonderful friend Sabine is hosting on Sunday Postcard Art
The theme is SailAway

Yesterday I went to print my images out but no my printer wasn't playing along.
I've tried to fix it to no avail.

so ... I wasn't joining in ... then I went onto Facebook and look what came up in my 'on this day' pictures! So apparently I made this for Hidden Vintage Studios 5 years ago!
so I know it's an oldie but at least I can join in!


TFL
Mandy xx

Sunday, 28 May 2017

you need hands .... to replenish the soul

The word Hands just brings a song in my head that is from the Great Rock n Roll Swindle sung (?) by Malcolm McLaren ....

The title of my postcard this week, says Replenish the Soul and i'm sure we all need a little replenishing sometimes. Just lately I haven't been bothered making things, not a mojo thing but a really cannot be bothered at the moment. I hate feeling like this and when I start to make something I'm great. I get a flow going but I think it's because I have to get everything out. It would be nice to have a space I can go to and get arty.

well, today I thought it was time I got my finger out and made something!

so here it is....




happy Sunday!
TFL
Mandy xx

Sunday, 14 May 2017

freaky thang

This week's Sunday Postcard Art is hosted by my lovely Dutch friend Audrey and the theme is INSECTS

for my postcard I used a collage image from Angela Hoffman, I can't remember the name of the collage company or even if it's still going. Lots of lovely children with wings. 
I used crackle paint from Decoart and a stamp set by Wendy Vechhi.
All colourings are using distress crayons and gelatos.

TFL
Mandy xx

Sunday, 7 May 2017

The Time is Now

to Seize the Day.... CARPE DIEM.

this week's theme on Sunday Postcard Art was chosen by Kim. Brilliant theme for interpreting in your own way.

Here's mine... I've used images from Art Tea Life on Etsy.... they sell some amazingly whimsical images to create your own projects.


TFL
Mandy xx

Sunday, 30 April 2017

TeaTime with Alice

This week's SPA is TEATIME chosen by the wonderful Sabine

Here is mine.... including Alice (of course!!)



TFL
Mandy xx

Saturday, 22 April 2017

zetti zentangle

this week is Anne's theme on SPA.... it's Zentangles/Doodles....

I'm not a zentangler, I just don't do it.... but I did come across these images from Hidden Vintage Studios that have 'zentangle' girls in it. So I've used those

textured background, rubons, paints, stamps, inks.

TFL
Mandy x


Saturday, 15 April 2017

Adventures in Laying an egg

Good Easter Morning my lovelies

This week on Sunday Postcard Art our theme is Easter,
I used this image I've had in my printed out stash for a while.
I did want to go vintage but the ink in my printer has run out. (Typical!)
and so.... I've gone whimsical!

come over and join us!
we'd love to see you over there.
Mandy xx

Thursday, 13 April 2017

own your dreams Canvas step by step

Here's a canvas Ive made for ScrapUnlimited.... all the chipboard, flowers, brass and the face all came from there. It's a fantastic shop... go check it out!
I started with a canvas that I added some masking tape and some washi tape to
Next came some texture in the form of Crackle Paint and a Prima stencil


 I added all my bits and bobs to the canvas using texture paste as a glue
covered everything with gesso
and... decided I would use my Finnabair paints... however a couple of them I just couldn't open! lol
the canvas turned out way too pretty for me



 and so.... I grunged it up with some black paint and a TH stencil


and here it is... plus some close ups




TFL
mandy xx