Sunday 24 March 2019

Perfume is Personal Magic

This week's theme on Sunday Postcard Art is PERFUME chosen by Hazel

loved making this one
There are so many layers on this one... i started with a base of several layers of old book papers, then layered some rice paper on top from Stamperia. then various paint and collage layerings

last week's theme was chosen by Cindy and was PUZZLES... I actually made it last week but I was waiting for a quote to finish it off.

mandy xx

Saturday 9 March 2019

Africa has her mysteries, and even a wise man cannot understand them

This week, our theme on Sunday Postcard Art is AFRICA... it was chosen by my friend Sabine.

well, I thought, I have a set of stamps that have African animals on... could I find them... no!
next plan was to use a napkin... a friend of mine Umut has sent me a few napkins to use. And an African style was in the stash... so out it came.

The elephant and tree are from the napkin.... this is my second piece of napkin because Im so heavy handed with the clear gesso I completely ruined the first one. i love that you can see the layered collaging underneath the napkin layer. There's also a postage stamp there from Africa. The rest is painted and texture pasted and a tiny bit of stamping.

Thanks for looking
come over and play with us

Mandy xx

Take 5 March

There's a lady I follow on youtube called SimplyCreativeKyra... she does these journal page prompts once a month, and I was feeling inclined to join in this month... need to get out of this funk Im finding myself in.

the 5 prompts this month were
washi tape
tissue paper

this is my finished journal page.... i know a lot of journalers do double page spreads, but Im a single girl and tend to stick to single pages mostly... (although I have been known to do a doubler)

my creative steps
tissue paper
washi tape
 bit of gesso
 doodles/border and texture paste

Mandy xx

Sunday 3 March 2019

Nothing is as old as yesterday's news

This week's theme on Sunday Postcard Art is NEWSPAPER ... it was chosen by Marion :-) I love the theme but alas I am not a fan of newspapers

I don't read newspapers, or watch the news. It's probably totally irresponsible of me and un-adult. But Little A usually tells me what's happening in the world. Besides the environmental factor there is generally no reason for not watching the news except believing things that we are told to believe. I do think we are manipulated by the media into thinking things that aren't true.

When I see newpapers, i just think of trees... and litter. On the buses around Derby they give you a free newspapers and by the end of the day, the newspapers are littered all over the bus.

here's my postcard, i've used papers, a newspaper stamp. rub-ons. tim holtz paper doll.

the beginnings of the process. lots of layers of ephemera to start with then using a newspaper stamp, and crackle paste
 here's the stamp i used... not sure where it's from.
Mandy xx