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