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