Don’t Mess With The Queen by Amanda Southern


I’m trying to use stamps that I haven’t inked for ages or ashamedly never inked at all! This card uses one of the fabulous Lynne Perrella stamps by PaperArtsy which I have inked for the first time to make this piece!!!

What I did:-

Starting with a piece of mixed media card I sprinkled on some Brusho Crystals in blue and orange allowing them to mingle slightly. I didn’t want to cover the entire piece so I left some white spaces. A quick blast with the heat gun dried the Brushos. I then used coordinating Distress inks and stencilled them onto the white spaces which filled up the background with more colour. I then added some stamping to my background using the same colour palette, again the stamps are from Lynne Perrella. Using gold embossing paste I added some stencilled texture, the dots and the flower and then left it overnight to dry. Onto a separate piece of mixed media card I stamped my main image and coloured with Spectrum Noir colouring pencils. 

The final addition was the feather created using paperclay in a mould and when dry (overnight) painted and highlighted with gold gilding wax. Last touch was to add my stamped sentiment. I then mounted onto blue card and added to an 8” x 8” card blank.

What I Used:-

Brusho’s – Blue & Orange
Distress Inks – Faded Jeans & Spiced Marmalade
Ranger Dye Inks – Blue Ribbon & Cheese Puff
Tim Holtz Stencils – Dot Fade & Lattice Work
Crafters Workshop Stencil – Cornflower 6” x 6”
Gold Embossing Paste
Sentiment Stamp by Wendy Vecchi from my stash
Blue Card
Card Blank

Thanks and see you next week


Amanda X

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  1. Absolutely fabulous Amanda! xxx

  2. Simply glorious - the colour combination is spectacular - and the stamping and stencilling are beautiful.
    Alison x

  3. Love it in particular the colour combo is really striking
    Donna xxx

  4. Love this Amanda, the orange and blue look fabulous together and your background is just gorgeous.
    Fliss xx

  5. This is fab Amanda so br8ght and delicious

  6. Great title post!
    The colours are so beautifully and blend together so harmoniously. Really beautiful card.
    Lynne x


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