Normal is Boring by Amanda Southern


Hi Everyone
I'm back with you this Tuesday with a card using Dina Wakley products including one of the stamps from one of her latest stamp sets.

Here's What I Did:

This weeks piece see's a lot of white space, which I often like to do. I know there is nothing better sometimes than throwing everything you have at a background, but I also like to challenge myself to work within a white space.

I started with a gelli printed circle blending acrylic paints onto the 4" round Gel press, making some circle marks with some old packaging and then printing with it on the white card. I then doodled around the circle to neaten up the painty edge but also because I like the effect. On top of that I added some stencilling using a mixture of stencils and again added some doodling to the circles. I ripped up strips of Dina's washi tapes and added those.

Onto a separate piece of card I stamped one of the images from the 'Weird is Good' stamp set and roughly coloured it with Scribble Sticks blended using a water brush. I then added that using 3D glue to raise it up. The sentiment, stamped again on separate piece of card and cut out and added also with 3D glue.

All was then mounted onto black card and then onto a card blank. All was finished off with some paint splats of black paint.

What I Used:
Dina Wakley Stamps - Weird is Good
Dina Wakley Stamps - Assorted Borders
Tim Holtz Stencil - Splotches
Washi Tape - Dina Wakley Printed Media Tapes & Washi Tapes Set 1 & 2
Gel Press - Assorted Shapes and Sizes
From My Stash: Fine Liner Black Pen
Dina Wakley Stencil - Bullseye

I've used a lot of circles on this make which also ties in nicely as a reminder that over on the That's Crafty Challenge Blog the current challenge theme is 'Going round in Circles'. If you fancy joining in you could be the winner of a £30 That's Crafty Voucher!! The challenge runs until 10am, Wednesday, 2nd May.

See you all next Tuesday and happy crafting
Amanda X

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  1. And this is anything but boring, it is fantastic. Wonderful colours and composition. Tracy ❤️❤️

  2. Well your work can never ever be called boring can it CC?! LOVE this one as it’s just perfection
    Donna xx

  3. Wonderful , and no, not boring :-) Love the woman surrounded by great circles , living such a colorful life.
    Hugs Dorthe , xx

  4. A really fab card Amanda and as everyone else has said, definitely not boring but very striking with the black and white contrast to the pops of bright colour which look fantastic.
    Love this!
    Fliss xx

  5. A fabulous arrangement of circles Amanda and a great choice of colour and she looks like she's ready to start the party!! I have to agree in my crazy word that normal is definitely boring.
    Hugs Tracey xx

  6. I ordered the Gelli collection of plates a few days ago, including a small circle - and I'm really looking forward to having a good play. This lovely card is great inspiration.
    Alison x


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