Kaily by Amanda Southern


Hi Everyone
Who's got sunburn? That'll be me then!!! Hope you have all had a fabulous sunny bank holiday weekend we needed that one didn't we? Inbetween getting sunburnt I did managed to play with one of the fabulous new character stamps from AALL & Create designed by Fiona Paltridge.

Here's What I Did:

Starting with a blank piece of white card cut to 6" x 6" I knew I wanted white space with this one so I just built up an area of colour. To do this I used a brayer to add a section of yellow paint onto this I did a small gelli print using the 3" x 5" Gel Press and an AALL stencil and then added it over the yellow. I then stencilled the red on again through an AALL stencil. I added another gelli print this time using a 3" circle Gel Press. I then loosely doodled around the circle with a black pen and added a little more stencilling in black. I then stamped Kaily onto the background and again onto another piece of thin card as she was to be coloured, cut out and pieced over the stamped image. She has been coloured using coloured pencils.

To add further detail and to ground her I added some Dina Wakley washi tape and some random looking machine stitching. Stamping the sentiment that also comes with this stamp set finishes it off. It was then matted onto black card and added to a 7" x 7" white card blank. 

Here's What I Used:

Archival Ink Pads - Black & Carnation Red
3" x 5" and 3" circle (from set) - Gel Press Plates 
AALL & Create Stencils - #6, #13, #19 & #20
Dina Wakley Paint - Turquoise 
Dina Wakley Washi Tape - #2
Sewing Machine
Black Card
Card Blanks

Fiona has designed several of these Characters in the latest release of new stamps from AALL & Create and I love them all because they are a bit different.

Have a fabulous week and I will see you all next Tuesday
Amanda X

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  1. Gorgeous Amanda, I love how you have showcased the image and I adore the white space. Tracy ❤️

  2. Really gorgeous card Amanda. The Gelli printing and stencilling is really brought to life with your doodling and Kaily looks so quirkily cute.
    Fliss xx

  3. Or maybe it is Kaily, whom had too much sun, lol-
    A wonderful card, and so love the background with your sewing !!
    Hugs, Dorthe

  4. Superb composition and fantastic use of white space, all drawing the eye towards the adorable Kaily. A great card!
    Alison x

  5. This really is fabulous Amanda, love everything about it alongside the added washi tape and over stitching. The white space frames it all perfectly! You have an excellent eye for colour, so well matched with the image. Love it..
    Hugs Tracey xx

  6. Wonderful quirky card CC in your own fab style
    Donna xx

  7. Amanda, I really like your use of white space, striking composition and wonderfully quirky.
    Lynne xx


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