Sunday, 2 May 2010


Here's the other Tutu covered in Prima flowers! 
Its hard to photograph without a body being in it filling it out so the stretched satin is skin tight!
Never mind..... a little pillow stuffed inside has to do!!

I've so please to be able to show my published work in this fabulous magazine at long last.  It is all written in Swedish, and I've got to say - it just doesnt matter - I get the gist mostly and the creations and scrapbookers inside are wonderful!!

One of my assignments was to do a photo transfer:
Here are the steps in English if you wish to try to transfer a photo directly onto paper:

Tools and Materials:
Picture - laser print /photocopy or magazine picture.
Medium Gel glue
Paint brush
Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Ink Applicator Tool with Felt

Choose your picture. It is paramount that you use only a lazer printed image or photocopy that is not inkjet. Inkjet inks are not permanent and will run with glue and water with this technique. A solution would be to take a trip to your local photocopying shop. Photos with a plastic film cover are not ideal either. Magazine images work well. Its best to practice with a few different pieces first to familiarise yourself with this technique. It’s a bit messy, but a lot of fun!
Gather your Medium Gel Glue and paint brush
Cut out or tear around your image
Coat with the image face up with the medium gel evenly

While still wet, place image face down onto your choice of surface and press firmly across the back of the image evenly. Let dry.

Using the Tim Holtz applicator with felt attachment, dip in water and and dab on the back of image, not letting it get too wet.

With your finger (I find this best!!), gently roll over wet paper as it peels away. Take great care to be gentle. I usually leave it to dry often and come back to do another layer so not to disturb the glue underneath. To much friction and too much water will make holes in the toner and image.

If you notice, I did manage to make a couple of holes in the image, which is carefully covered up by a diamonte button (to look like a broach) in the finished layout! There are always ways to cover any mishaps!

Best advise is:
Go slowly and gently.
This adorable photo is of my father and grandmother taken in London before the Second World War.
The love for her baby is so evident in her face. My grandmother was a tiny woman of 4ft 10ins. A few years later, my father and his older brother were taken away to the midlands of England to farms for safety during the war, as most children were. When my grandmother went to check on them, the officials had 'lost' them! She took train after train, walked miles in towns and countryside she didn’t know until she found them swearing they'd never do that again. So in the perils of the bombing in London, they stayed together and survived. My Grandparents moved to Australia after the war had finished to start a new life.

This was my next Assignment - A group of us were asked to scraplift the editors LO and here's mine (I cant publish hers here on blogger)  
This is me in my little rocking horse!!

Then we were sent a sketch to choose and scrap it in  a couple of different ways...

You can just make out the sketch on the magazine page -
so I turned it on its side for this one of Paige riding in a biscuit.

I've scrapped this pic of my god-daughter before, but decided to scrap it again as it was perfect for the sketch right side up - if that makes sense!!!
It truly was a remarkable experience.  I cant wait till the next edition!!

Soo nice to be guesting for this one....and here's my sample
Its a wonderful challenge with Mother's Day in mind.
You can find it here

Its all about playing with office material for your LO.  I've got to say this is a bit of fun!!
Check it out here


Deb said...

WOW WOW WOW! congratulations again on your fabulous creations being published in the magazine. What an achievement! I lllluurrrrvvveeee the other LO's in this post too.

Unknown said...

wauwwwwwwwwwwwww lovely work and congrats again with your being published.

Shimano (aka Christine) said...

congrats on being an international scrapper - woo hoo.
Love all your creations. xx

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Wow! Congrats for going international and I love your layouts!!! And talk about "off the page" - love what you did with the dress - awesome!!! :D

Jocelyn said...

Congrats on your publication and now you are an International Scrapper...How awesome is that!!

The tutu is stunning!!! Oh I just adore it!!

The LO are amazing...what wonderful talent!!

Sending you smiles today sweet friend!!! :-)

eMeLiNe Seet said...

OMY !! U are really out of this world talented !

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Wowsa!! the tutu is a stunner, and all those gorgeous layouts are amazing!
Congrats on getting pulished too!!
Love seeing your creations!!
Jan x

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

U seriously amaze me Mandy!!! I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE all of your creations and that ballet tutu with the prima goodnes on it is JUST TOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO WOW WOW WOW WOWWWWWWWWWWWWW STUNNING!!!!!! And CONGRATS on the PUB! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Anonymous said...

Wow..Mandy!!CCongrats on being pubbed!!Awesome girl!
I just love all of your layouts!
Really...all of them are so beautiful!
That tutu is stunning...WOW!!!
Loving your tutorial, thanks for sharing!!
Have a wonderful day,my friend!

Amy said...

Goodness. I have missed you bunches. You have been here but I have been so busy I could not find time for my usual blog hopping. Your layouts are so inspiring. The TUTU is beautiful. Can't wait to see it on the lucky person who gets to wear it!!!! Hugs,Amy

Julie said...

Wowser Missy Mandy these are all gorgeous.

Unknown said...

Every single project is absolutely stunning, Mandy! Thanks so much for playing along at the Playground! And congrats on your pub--you totally deserve it!

מימס mimms said...

Mandy what a great post !
love the second tutu as well'
TU for the photo transfer tutorial/
congrats on being published in the magazine.
enjoyed reading your father's story.
all yor LOS are so inspiring!

chris a said...

Congrats on being pubbed - your creations always amaze and inspire me. I really like all of these layouts - so many and each so unique but with your stamp of color combos and unusual embellishments. Also love the tutu.

Bekka said...

Congrats on being pubbed! I love seeing someone's work in print -- great job, too! And the tutu is amazing!

Ceci said...

OMG..I never cease to be flabberghasted by how amazing your work is Mandy! Thanks for the tutorial..looks like fun. Congrats on the publication too. xx

yyam said...

Congrats on being published...and in a Swedish magazine no less! :)

Your layouts are always so beautiful and never cease to awe me!

I love the picture of your grandmother and father - how precious! And really perfect for this technique...So beautifully scrapped! :)

Darien said...

OMG! Your Work is Amazing!!! Beautiful colors always!! And I love it all!! You are so Talented!! Congratulations on being published!!!!!!!!!!

jacque4u2c said...

Congrats on your publication and woot woot for being an International Scrapper...How awesome is that!!

The tutu is stunning!!! Oh I just adore it!! You are so amazing at doing these! Just stunning!!!!!

The LOs are amazing as are just so very talented and creative!

Sending you smiles today sweet friend!!! :-)

Gladie said...

Wow, Mandy - this tutu is adorable! Love to see you stretching your creativity beyong every border!!! Your LOs are wonderful and so full of texture, I can't stop looking! And the way you stretch those photos out of the frame - stunning! :)))

zandra said...

Wow, congrats! Love your work. Have a wonderful Mother's Day!
Hugz, Z

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Peggy said...

Congratulations on being published Mandy! You're amazing, how is it possible to make one beautiful creation after the other in such a short period of time??? You rock!!
xxx Peggy