To Dream by Amanda Southern


Hi Everyone

I have a card for you today using another of the fabulous stamps from Carabelle Studio, 
one that up until today I hadn’t previously inked up. So I would like to share 
with you this first outing of it.

Here’s What I Did:-

I have my created my card on one piece of mixed media card using masking techniques. 

I begin by stamping the main image with archival ink. Once the ink has completely dried I then covered the image by painting on masking gum. I then took the recently released stencil Stencil Girl designed by Seth Apter and wanted to use it as a stamp. For this technique you use the reverse of the stencil so that the words are the right way around when you place it on your card. I lightly spritzed the back of the stencil with water and then sprinkled on Infusions and then lightly sprayed the stencil again. I then carefully positioned the stencil by laying it colour side down over my image. I then laid a piece of kitchen roll over it and pressed down, the kitchen roll picks up any of the colour that seeps under the stencil and helps give a clean reproduction of the stencil. I then removed the stencil and allowed the Infusions to dry naturally. 

I then stencilled the sun rays on using Distress inks and added some stars stamped in teal. Before removing all the masking gum make sure that everything is completely dry and you have no stray Infusions crystals that could damage the image underneath. Rub off the masking gum.

I then coloured the image using first a layer of Distress inks used as water colours and then coloured pencils to add some depth to the image.

Finally I added the sentiment which is from the same set as the main image. Matted onto black card and an 8’ x 8’ card blank.

What I Used:-

Carabelle Studio Stamps - To Seduce, Etoiles Taches et Background
PaperArtsy Infusions – A Bit Jaded, Lemoncello, Sunset Beach
Distress Inks – Wild Honey, Dried Marigold, Pumice Stone, Weathered Wood, Rusty Hinge
Card Blank

  Hope you like it and I’ll see you all next Tuesday

Amanda X

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  1. the Carabelle images are gorgeous, and this is fabulous. Love the colours/colouring.

  2. Oooh! She's fabulous Amanda. Lx

  3. Fantastic card, love the design.
    Julie x

  4. She's gorgeous! Great techniques Amanda! xxx

  5. Another Southern Stunner, your cards are more like works of art in their own right ;)
    Donna xx

  6. Absolutely beautiful Amanda! Love the colours you choose and the stencilling round the image looks fabulous.
    Fliss xx


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