Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Dina Wakley Inspired

When I first caught glimpses of Dina Wakleys new media stamps at CHA this January I fell in love with them, I just love her scribbly style. She shows so much freedom in her use of mediums and colours in her work and a great source of inspiration for me, whilst I don't put myself anywhere in her league I have taken so much learning from her style and carefree approach to her art.
Anyway here is my first piece made using her "Scribbly Birds" stamp set.
I have used 3 manilla tags and then mounted onto black card to make a tri-fold piece.
As you can see I have used loads of different mediums on this paint by scraping,stenciling,splatting and brushing. I have painted the circles on and then drawn freehand circles with charcoal pencil. I then added torn words from papers. The birds and the sentiment I have then stamped onto gesso painted book paper and coloured with Gelato's. I then added random machine stitching.
I had a blast making this so thankyou Dina for the inspiration
Thanks for visiting and I would love to know what you think so please feel free to leave a comment I really appreciate you doing so.
See you soon
Amanda X


  1. Awesome tags, Amanda!
    A mixed media feast for the eye! I can see why you love those stamps. And you used them perfectly!

    Claudia x

  2. Love your 3 Tags full of splats and stencil yumminess. Can see why you love the birds, they sit beautifully amongst your shapes & stitching just singing their song:-) xxx

  3. They are fabulous. I have the stamps and have been playing with them but only in my head. Fresh inspiration, they really stand out even though the background is vibrant. Love them. X

  4. As your tags say . . . . . BEAUTIFULl!!! Great backgrounds and the bird stamp is gorgeous!

  5. Excellent - very Dina-esk

    Sam xx

  6. I love these very inspiring.

  7. Wonderful card! I never can think to do the background layers and you have done a beautiful job!

  8. This is gorgeous Amanda. I love those stamps and your gelato colouring is spot on!

  9. Gorgeous project, wonderful backgrounds for the images.

  10. Oh, I DO love those birds - I've resisted so far because they just don't seem like "me"... but maybe there's a whole other bit of "me" I've been neglecting, don't you think?!

    Fabulous tags, Amanda - amazing backgrounds, full of life and colour, and yet those beautifully shaded birds more than hold their own. Fantastic trio!
    Alison x

  11. Beautiful mixed media designs, the scribbled bird images are fantastic and your backgrounds compliment them very well. Cheers, Shirleyx

  12. Fabulous work Amanda, we can see how much you love this style x

  13. These may well be Dina Wakley inspired, but they are uniquely your own! Absolutely love this trio!

  14. wow they are fabulous!!
    Groetjes Karin

  15. This is beautiful! I love your use of color. So fun!


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