Dream in the Round by Amanda Southern


Hi Everyone
I'm sharing with you today my first outing using the fabulous MDF Rounds and I have used 2 out of the 3 sizes available, the 4" and the 6",  and I have teamed them up with stamps from AALL & Create.

Here's What I Did:

I first prepared the backgrounds for the Rounds and chose to do this on a gelli print from my stash. I was inking up for the first time the huge A4 stamp designed by Tracy Evans for AALL & Create. There is so much detail on this stamp so I used a 12" x 12" Stamping Platform, alternatively That's Crafty! have a 9" x 11" acrylic block to accommodate a stamp of this size.

Once I had stamped the image I had enough stamped background to cover both the 6" and 4" circle. I glued the MDF circles to the reverse of the card lining up the circles to the part I wanted and then roughly cut them out. Once the glue was dry I trimmed them around the edges with a sharp craft knife.

I then added some detail to the stamping with a white gel pen and added some additional ring and splatter markings using red paint. Using some of the scrap background I stamped the paintbrush and cut it out along with the butterfly and the word Create, again I added some white pen detail and put red paint onto the brush and then stamped the bristles on the brush back in. I added a small piece of torn washi tape and lightly brushed red paint around the edges. I then threaded some black string through to hang them up.

This is the 6" 

This is the 4"

What I Used:
That's Crafty! Surfaces MDF Rounds Pack of 15 (5 of each size 8", 6" & 4")
Thats's Crafty! 9" x 11" acrylic block 
Gelli print from stash
Plastic lid to make paint rings

I think I have just discovered another favourite surface and such fabulous value getting 15 circles, 5 of each size, for only £10.99.
Have a fabulous week and I'll see you all next Tuesday
Amanda X

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  1. Ha ha another one now addicted to the Rounds!! These are absolutely wonderful CC, I’m always in awe of your creations and these beauties are no exception
    Donna xx

  2. Absolutely stunning , I adore the colours , the touches of white , the pops of red . Just fantastic . I adore how you have showcased the stamps . Love . Tracy ❤️❤️😘

  3. This is gorgeous Amanda, this stamp looks amazing on the gelli plate background. Have a great week, Sue xx

  4. So amazing Amanda, a wonderful round, filled with the fantastic stamp, from Tracy, and love the cut out paintbrush and butterfly- your quote is so great on your- dream one ,--- and the white details and red rings, gives so much life.
    Dorthe,- Hugs, x

  5. Really stunning circles Amanda. The detail is fabulous and the stamping looks amazing too.
    Fliss xx

  6. Love, love, love. So very cool Amanda.

  7. Fabulous frames to display all that detail in the A4 Stamps, I could spend hours soaking up all that designed energy. Love those colours Amanda, there's something about these rounds that give us a little hug after each creative session!! Another super creations.
    Hugs Tracey xx

  8. Just amazing - Tracy's stamp is just perfect for those rounds, and your accent doodling is brilliant to bring it all to life.
    Alison x


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