Adventure Begins by Donna Gray


Hi everyone, 

Donna here today with a card featuring a set of the new PaperArtsy stamps.

What To Do: 

Take a sheet of mixed media paper, cut to the size required and spritz with a Distress Stain (Fossilized Amber), dry thoroughly. 

Next take a leafy Dina Wakley stencil and spritz another Distress Stain through it (Peeled Paint). This stencil is brilliant as it has the option of using both the mask and stencil parts, for this background just use the stencil. 

Now start stamping using black Archival ink for everything except the circles for which use Watering Can Archival ink. 

Colour in the facial part of the stamp using Distress Markers, dilute with a water brush. 

Spritz a little DecoArt Media Mister (red) over the piece, go carefully as you don’t want to cover it! 

Add a little ephemera to the side of the card.…you can get out your sewing machine for this or do faux stitching with a fine liner pen for a similar effect. 

Add a touch of stickles to the ‘neckline’ of the stamp, mount onto black card and then white cardstock. 

These set of stamps are really versatile, the circle stamp will no doubt be used again and again ;) 


Supplies Used:

White Cardstock

Hope you like it

Donna x

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  1. Beautiful Donna. Great colours and the splashes of red really pop off that gorgeous background. Lx

  2. Love it, love it, love it, did I say I love it?
    Amanda X

  3. Wow Donna, what an amazing arty card, love the mix of colours and layers. Beautiful !
    Julie x

  4. It's amazing that you can get so much depth and dimension on a card, but you have done it! Love the color palette you have chosen and that bit of stitching pops! You are a very talented lady, my friend!

  5. Really gorgeous grungy creation Donna and love it!
    Fliss xx

  6. Fabulous Donna isn't it a great set of stampsx

  7. Gorgeous card Donna, so many fun elements in it!
    Hugs, Lynne x

  8. I like this Donna. It makes me think that she has taken the ticket and is off to explore each one of the circles. So neat that her top looks like a circle too makes me think that she chose it just for the exploration adventure - circle to circle! Crazy I know but it just totally makes sense to me!!!! j.


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