Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Fill your Life With Colour by Amanda Southern


Hi Everyone

I have a one layer card for you today using another of the recently released
Carabelle Studio stamps.







Here’s what I did:-


I started with a piece of mixed media card and stamped the large butterfly using black Archival ink. I then stamped it again on a large post it note, cut out, and used as a mask. Once the mask was in place I then stamped over it using the circles and dots stamp and then removed the mask. Once my images were stamped I started colouring. For the background I diluted down some grey Brusho Crystals and painted on as a water colour paint.

I then coloured the circles, again in watercolours. To make the butterfly stand out from the page I added some shadow using a black Spectrum Noir coloured pencil and blended it into the grey Brusho using a paper stump and blending solution.







I then stamped just part of a sentiment from a PaperArtsy set as I wanted to replace the word colour with die cuts instead of just stamping it on. I die cut the letters using pieces of coloured card that matched the colours of my coloured circles.

I then matted it onto black card and then onto an 8” x 8” card blank.


Here’s What I Used:-


Post It Note
Carabelle Studio Stamps – Spread your Wings & Circle and Dots
Brusho Crystals – Grey
Coloured Card
Card Blank

Have a fab week and I’ll be back next Tuesday

Love
Amanda X

8 comments:

  1. Fab tutorial Amanda, really love the depth you've created and the butterfly is super 😊

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  2. This is fab love the contrast of the colour and the monochrome areas

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  3. Wow! This is stunning, Amanda, thanks for sharing your techniques.

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  4. Fabulous to have those zingy colours popping against the smoky greys and incredible b&w detail of the amazing butterfly.
    Alison x

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  5. A gorgeous and yummy card Amanda and so striking in colour too.
    Fliss xx
    PS: Somw of the dots make me think of liquorice allsorts!

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  6. Oooh now this is eye catching, love the bursts of colour against the monochrome.....very clever ;)
    Hugs
    Donna xx

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  7. Wow very colourful and great contrast using black and white xx

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