Thursday, 8 May 2014

Mad dogs and Englishmen............................

It's good that things are getting back to normal again here and normal for me is entering the fabulous weekly challenge held at Stampotique designers challenge blog.
This weeks challenge is to use a coloured background of pink and orange as chosen by the lovely Corrie.
I have chosen a gelli print that uses those 2 colours but I have stenciled black over the top of it but you can clearly see this weeks colour combo bursting through. I have hopefully captured the warmth of summer with these colours, something that couldn't be further from the truth here in the UK as we seem to have one day of rain after another at the moment.
I have used Bird Legs (small) by Janet Klein stamped and cut out 3 times and they stand upon a torn piece of inked card to ground them I think it looks like the beach.. The sentiment I have hand stamped with a small alphabet set.I have edged the card using a credit card to add gesso and picked raspberry distress paint finish with a few paint splats of the raspberry.
If nothing else I hope this card helps you remember summer (for those of us in the UK).
Thanks for stopping by
Amanda X


  1. I think your card is absolutely wonderful, Amanda ! And let me tell you that the weather over here in Sunny Holland is not much better !!! Where is the summer ???
    Thanks for playing along with my challenge !
    Corrie x

  2. Stunning result....real art Amanda!!!

    Have a nice weekend, Alie :-)

  3. What a fun design and beautiful print background. Have a great weekend, Shirleyx

  4. A real fun card, super images and design.

  5. This has not just color, but a lot of fun in it, Amanda! I love it! Love that you kept your images uncolored against that wonderful backdrop of color!

    1. Thanks for participating in the Stampotique Designers' Challenge this week!

  6. A wonderful background from your Gelli plate and love your stencilling, Black suits this colour combination wonderfully. Love your sentiment and the birds. We are still in Spring and the weather you are hoping for should arrive in June and beyond... :-) xxx

  7. Great use of the Gelli plate to make this background Amanda - original, quirky and fun! It so matches the Stampotique imagery and the quote. Great work! Chris xxx

  8. Fabulous, quirky card - love that gelli background, and the birds are hilarious!
    Alison xx

  9. I love this funny card, great colors too!

  10. Love the background colours showing through the fab fifties stencil
    Great words and burds too

    Jools x

  11. Fabulous page!! Thanks for joining us again at Stampotique.

  12. Hihi amazing Amanda! Great card
    Thanks for joining us at SDC :)

    xx Arwen


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