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

TFL
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.

TFL
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!!)
TFL
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!
TFL
Mandy xx

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Carte Postale

Our theme this week on Sunday Postcard Art is CARTE POSTALE so anything goes but your postcard must have the words somewhere on the postcard. Sounds easy? I'm always stumped when I have a free theme. Where does one start.... so I just carried on the postal theme and used this image by Lunagirl Moonbeams.

TFL hope you'll join in with us
Mandy xx

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Classic Tale of sweet Love

When I first saw this image I knew I wanted to use it along with the animals and the mushrooms (ok I know they are toadstools but I like the word mushroom)

So at first glance you think oh Sleeping Beauty but to me it is Snow White, who was always surrounded by the animals of the woods.



TFL
Mandy xx

Saturday, 9 September 2017

*namaste*

This week the theme on Sunday Postcard Art is Namaste. I first came across this word when I visited Nepal many ago. The airline staff said it to us as we boarded the plane and then when we left, along with a little bow.

It's such a beautiful word, and encompasses all feelings of peace, love and wisdom.


It would be lovely if you would join in with us 
TFL
Mandy xx


Saturday, 2 September 2017

Which way?

This week, the wonderful Deann is our hostess with the theme of BOOKS/READING

one of my fave ever pastimes .... I love love love to read!

lots of layers on my postcard, plus images from an Alice set from Hidden Vintage Studios.... which is no longer open on Mischief Circus but there's lots of other beautiful digital images available on there to use in your artwork

Mandy xx

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Are you a fun guy?

This week on Sunday Postcard Art Carol is hosting with the theme of FUNGI


I'd love to study Mycology

A few weeks ago Amber and I came across this fairy ring... I love nature it's just so amazing



TFL
Mandy xx

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