Friday, 1 August 2014

SDC 158 - Black,White & A POP of colour

Hi everyone
A fabulous theme over at Stampotique Designers Challenge this week which has been chosen by the lovely Kay. Kay has challenged us to make something black and white but must include a POP! of colour. Many of you will know that I am an avid participent of this weekly challenge but have been missing from it from the last few weeks, Gasp!! have to put a stop to that, so I'm back playing along.

I have used Strathmore mixed media paper for my work for the first time and I cannot recommend this paper enough it is so smooth and takes loads of water without warping the paper, love it.
Background for the water effect I have water coloured using black soot distress ink.
Images are designed by Daniel Torrente
and I have used:- Smumanha
Both have been coloured using Spectrum Noir Pencils
Sentiment is from Tim Holtz - "Way With Words" set 
and finally a touch of torn washi tape.
Thanks Kay for a great challenge theme this week.
Thanks for visiting and see you soon


  1. This is just so full of fun, Amanda! From those quirky images to the perfect quote, I love it! I'm amazed and how you created your underwater scene using Black Soot! Thank you for participating in the Stampotique Designers' Challenge this week. Glad you're back!

  2. So glad you're back, Amanda, this is fabulous! I love the mermaids and the challenge this week is perfect for them. Great splash of color.

  3. Love the images, a fantastic page, you can almost imagine the mermaids swimming around.

  4. Stunning card Amanda...great grey background for the mermaids with the yellow it!
    Have a nice weekend, Alie :-)

  5. Oooh absolutely love this one xxx

  6. I admired this over on the facebook page. It's gorgeous. Thanks for joining us again at Stampotique this week.

  7. I love it Amanda!!!
    Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Design Challenge

    xx Arwen

  8. I love your creation! There is something so weird and surreal about it. Again I love it!
    Sandy xx

  9. Wow, wow, wow this is wonderful ! These two have to go on my wish list !
    Thanks for joining us at Stampotique this week Amanda !
    Corrie x

  10. Ooh, I love the misty swirls around them and then those fabulous glowing goldfish tails - glorious!
    Alison xx
    Am struggling with wifi away from home, so may have to do my catching up gradually over the next few days... xx

  11. wow Amanda, this is just pure delight .. brings a smile to my face .. loveeeeeeeeeeeee x

  12. Love this Amanda!
    One of my favourite stamps! You have done a fabulous job!
    Thanks for joining us at the stampotique design team challenge

  13. Fantastic card, love their golden coloured tails, fantastic background with lots of character :-) xxx

  14. This is fabulous Amanda, I always struggle with these mermaids, but you've used them brilliantly! Thanks so much for joining in with us at Stampotique. Sue xx


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