Your True Colours by Amanda Southern

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Hi Everyone
I have a card for you this week that uses up some of the scraps that we all cut off from the backgrounds that we make.


I tend to create my gelli prints on A4 card which often means I end up cutting them down to fit a particular project which means I am left with strips of gelli prints that I just collect in a box. So for this card I rummaged through that box to put together some strips that now make a new background.

Here's what I did:

As I said I used some cut off strips from previous gelli print projects and put together a collection of those strips to create a new background. I decided on the order of the strips and then glued them onto a piece of this card and then trimmed it to the size I needed for this project. 

Using a selection of Tracy Scott's stamps for PaperArtsy I then used a Stamping Platform to stamp each element with black Archival ink, paint them with a selection of PaperArtsy paints, whilst leaving it in the Stamping Platform, and then stamping over the painted image again to put back in the stamped detail. This I repeated several times until all my elements were stamped and painted. To add further detail I stamped the scribble stamp using paint and roughly smeared the same colour paint around the edges and added a touch of red paint. 

The final step to frame all this was to run around the edges of the background with a couple of rows of machine stitching. The sentiment I added are stamped words from a Carabelle Studio stamp designed by Birgit Koopsen.

I then layered that up on to a background of white card that I had repeat stamped the scribble stamp which created another layer on the card. It was all then mounted onto black card and added to an 8" x 8" card blank.  

Here's What I Used:
Gelli Print scraps made using Gel Press, Acrylic Paints, & Brayer
PaperArtsy Stamps by Tracy Scott - ETS14, ETS15 & ETS17
PaperArtsy Fresco Paints - Asstd. Colours
Black Card
Card Blank
Sewing Machine
Carabelle Studio stamp - That's Why I Love You

Have a fabulous week and I will be back next Tuesday
Love
    Amanda X

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9 comments

  1. Love your strips of Gelli Prints, absolutely gorgeous and so perfect for the bold flower image. Love Love Love x x

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  2. What an amazing card Amanda, I love the idea of painting on the stamping platform, it makes re-stamping so much easier! xx

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  3. Really love this Amanda. Great use of the Gelli print strips and the flower really does look fab on there. Couldn't do without my stamp platform these days.
    Fliss xx

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  4. A wonderful idea using your off cuts from gelli printing, Amanda.
    It gives a lively and fantastic background for your flower and hearts , gorgeous.
    Hugs,
    Dorthe, xx

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  5. Gorgeous card Amanda! Love the colours ♥️

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  6. Great use of the Gelli scraps - and I love the scribbles, both black on white and turquoise on rainbow.
    Alison x

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  7. Such a fun and wonderful card CC although I now have an ear worm because of the sentiment lol
    Hugs
    Donna xx

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  8. It's so good to see all those wonderful strips have not gone to waste, they make an amazing background, so unique in design. Love it Amanda.
    Hugs Tracey xx

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  9. Great card, I love the scribble stamp background. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

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