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



Saturday, 8 April 2017

Anyone for Spam?

I'm sure spam was the best friend of the modern housewife at some point in history!
And LOOK! This young lady's dream has come true of a new mixer!
The world is now her oyster
 She dreamt big and was rewarded
TFL
Mandy xx

Monday, 3 April 2017

E= mc 2

This week's theme over on SPA was chosen by Marion, and it's Einstein.

And so I went on a search through the Pinterest archives to find a less well known image of Albert.... and I found this one with him and his sister .... more my style nice and vintage.


I love playing with layers and layers

TFL
Mandy x

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Gentlemen take a Bow

 This week on SPA  it's time for the gents.... of the vintage variety.


have fun and come and join us!
Mandy  xx

Vintage Canvas

i was super excited to receive my DT package from Bettina at ScrapUnlimited
so many gorgeous elements I can use
 Firstly, I took an A5 canvas board, I used texture paste through a script stencil, added a few bits of collage pieces of paper and used crackle paint instead of gesso, just to add some more texture

 Once dry, I used some distress paints and blended them together with a baby wipe. And some distress crayon around the edge, that I rubbed into the crackle paint.
 Next, I used some metallic gold paint through a Prima stencil (damask) and added some splatter with a Lindys spray
 Here I start assembling my focal image, I used a vintage lady image
and added a Scrapinec chipboard frame around her,
then added some rose ephemera
 I added the flowers from ScrapUnlimited on top of the rose epherema
and followed the frame around with the flowers.
I added the metal keyhole to the top of the focal image.
I keep adding paint and distress crayons to bring colour
to the background so it blends with the background

 Lastly, I added some glitter paste through a stencil
around the frame. Added some stamping and inked around the edges
 Here is a close up pic of the focal image.

Thank you for looking
I've enjoyed making this
Mandy xx