Tuesday 4 February 2014

Live in the fast lane, Vroom Vroom!!

Hi and a happy Tuesday to you all. 
I love this time of the year because there are sooooooo many things arriving that I want need!! following on from CHA in January. That reminds me I have a lottery ticket that I haven't had checked yet, well you never know. 
One of the must haves for me are the new stamps from Brett Weldele, who following on from designing stamps for Tim Holtz, Stampers Anonymous have brought out 6 new stamp plates featuring his art work, his own description is "they are a cross between rockabilly and steampunk".
The set I have used first is the "Racer Girl" set.
Brett Weldele - Racer Girl set
 The background is a gelli print from my stash of prints waiting to be worked with.
The main image and car have been stamped onto watercolour paper and coloured with distress inks as water colours.

I have used every stamp from the plate except one, the tyre tread stamp is the only stamp not from the plate and that is from Tim's Roadtrip set.
The numbers are remnant rubs - numbers pack
various washi tapes
Speed Queen added using idea-ology label letters 
and finally idea-ology mirror stars
 I have made it all look a bit more grungy by adding vintage photo and walnut stain distress inks.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:-
Crafter Hoarders Anonymous Challenge - This is the start of a brand new challenge blog and is the brain child of Gloria Stengal. The first theme is "What's Your Style" and I think this piece shows my favourite style of using paints, stamping and colouring with a grungy edge.
country View Challenges - Theme this month "Painty Pleasures"
Try it on a tuesday - theme is Travel, you are always travelling if you "Live in the Fast Lane"!
thanks for stopping by and as always please feel free to leave a comment it's great to hear from you all.
Amanda X


  1. Absolutely stunning. Love vintage mixed media feel.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  2. You are quick!
    Lovely take on the theme, thanls for joining us in the challenge on TIOT!

    xxx Ellie xxx

  3. Know what you mean about all the new CHA stuff - lush isn't it

    Saw these stamps but didn't realise they were available already. They fit perfectly with your gelli plate background

    Sam xx

  4. Such an awesome page!! Thanks for playing with us at Craft Hoarders!

  5. Love the use of the Gelli print. What a cool card. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

  6. Hi Amanda, Fabulous card - the gelli plate background looks just the right thing for those images, love them!
    Avril xx
    p.s. Thanks for sharing with us at TioT.

  7. I am diggin' that background! I have a gelli plate that I have yet to open. It has been in the hoard for months and months! I promise to get it out and USE it...sometime soon...hee hee. Thanks for joining us in our very first challenge at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  8. Love your project, the background goes very well with the stamped images. I will have to buy a gelli plate as well some time…. and some of those stamps….and…. lol
    Corrie x

  9. That background is fabulous! Add the wonderful stamped images, graduated stars and painting and I have to say, I love your style! Thanks for playing along in the first Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge! I hope you will be back to play again soon!

  10. Your card is awesome. I have tried not to get sucked into the whole gelli plate thingy but you make me want to try it for sure. Thanks for playing along in our very first challenge at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  11. Fabulous card, love the background with the great images. Thank you for joining our Travel challenge at TioT's this time.

  12. This is gorgeous! love the yellow & black. Not heard of this Brett person, I will need to check it out! See you have been busy already. All I've done is buy old tut in the sales!! keeleyxx

  13. Beautifully designed Amanda, love the stamps and colours xx

  14. What a fabulous card....thanks for playing along with us at CHACB Show Us Your Style Challenge...

  15. Super cool new stamps - I completely see what he means with that description! Love the vibrant Gelli print too... and I can't help thinking of the car race in Grease when I see that woman (sorry, much less cool cultural reference there!)... Fantastic card.
    Alison x
    (Yes, CHA, dammit... It's the Wallflower vibe in all the various Tim Holtz incarnations that's going to bankrupt me!)

  16. Very clever! Love the raised image in the front and all of the grunge and texture beneath! Thanks for joining us for the first challenge at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  17. Beautiful card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Craft Hoarders!

  18. this is wonderful, thank you so much for joining us at TIOT.EE

  19. There is nothing like following the blogs of people who actually are attending CHA each January! So addictive! And, so is the buying as the products start arriving at my local scrap store! Oh, my! Love Racer Girl, et. al., and they are perfect against your colorful gelli plate background. Another home run, Amanda!! Mwah! KayW

  20. Love that image! She is great! Thanks for playing along with the Craft Hoarders!

  21. This is such a great sassy card : ) Well done! I'm so excited that you joined us for the launch of Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog. I hope you come to play often! Ginny from Polly's Paper : )

  22. oh wow - so many fantastic elements really pop on this card!

  23. wow gorgeous creation, love the colors and the stamp are great!
    Groetjes karin

  24. Very fantastic creation! I love all the different stamps you used to create the scene. I love the bright background as well. Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  25. dear Amanda loved this card so much that I bought the stamps! EE

  26. Congrats Amanda for Top 5. Fantastic card!


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