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

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Scrap Unlimited

I've some GREAT NEWS I've been asked to join the DT of Scrap Unlimited from the Netherlands.... they have fantastic stuff for sale and I'm hoping to continue my journey into mixed media.

so watch this space for some makes from me and check out the online shop
scrap-unlimited.nl

Mandy xx