The Governor by Amanda Southern


Hi Everyone

I have a card for you this week using one of the fabulous, recently released, Katzelkraft dog stamps. Katzelkraft, a French stamp company, have released a fun range of cats and dogs which are all available from That’s Crafty! 

Here’s What I Did:

Using the smaller 5” x 7” Gel Press I printed my background using PaperArtsy Fresco paints and a brayer.

I made several prints at one go, you will find with gelli printing once you start you can’t stop! On a separate piece of white card I clean the paint off my brayer in between colours. I have also used that piece on my card. I cut Tim’s ‘Skyline’ die using my brayer cleaning card piece and some painted black card that I had, I cut them 1 and a bit times and pieced the skyline up to fit. I added shadow onto the front row by dry brushing black paint and lightened the back row by dry brushing grey paint. I then layered up the skylines using 3D gel for dimension. 

I stamped the dog onto stamping card and coloured with coloured pencils, cut out, and again added with 3D gel. The text has been die cut and glued on using That’s Crafty! glue. It was then mounted onto black card and then a card blank.

What I Used:

Dylusions Paint – Slate Grey & Black Marble
Tim Holtz Thin Alphabet Thinlit die from my stash
Card Blank

See you all next Tuesday

Amanda X

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  1. Gorgeous , love love the colours and how you incorporated the Die cut with the dog image. Love love . Tracy x

  2. Absolutely love this Amanda. Fabulous use of the skyline die and the dog and text really made me chuckle.
    Fliss xx

  3. This is fab Amanda, both atmosphere and attitude confronts us all. That pug dog is so adorable with his wee curly tail. Lets let him think he's the Governor, with those eyes how could we not let him be... Tracey xx

  4. Ha ha classic!! This has a real almost Dickensian feel to it and the dog is fantastic too.
    Donna xx

  5. The background, with the light and shade, looks amazing Amanda! The Governor is just adorable, he looks like he has been caught out doing something Anne x

  6. WoW, this is SO cool! Love it!
    Hugs, Anita xxx

  7. The gel press skyline is SO effective Amanda! Amazing depth achieved with your layering. Another great design xxx


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