Wednesday, 8 October 2014

2nd GDT week at Stampotique

today is the start of the new weekly challenge at stampotique Designers Challenge.
This weeks challenge has been chosen by the lovely Corrie and she challenges us to use "book text" on our projects. I love using the pages of books, and inparticular dictionary pages to add to my projects and often tear out a page, add a light covering of gesso, and then stamp my images on it. I love the fact that it gives a great surface to colour on. So that's what I have done for my GDT piece this week.
Starting with a brusho background I stamped "Winter" and "Unleash Yourself" onto gesso covered dictionary paper. I then coloured them with grey shades of Spectrum Noir Pencils. The "Wear Grey" I have drawn freehand in the same style of lettering as the main sentiment stamps.
Some machine stitching in grey, randomly around the edge with the end threads left on, finishes off my card.
Please visit HERE/ to see the fabulous pieces from the design team and hopefully you feel inspired to join in with us all this week. You don't have to use Stampotique stamps but you must follow the theme. Your entry will be included in the end of the month draw where 2 lucky people will win a $30 voucher to spend at Stampotique.
Thanks for stopping by
see you soon
Amanda X


  1. This is gorgeous,fabulous

  2. Fab card Amanda, love the background.
    Avril xx

  3. Wow Amanda,this is wonderfully funky and with attitude. Reminds me of a Banksy creation :)

    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

  4. This is such a gorgeous page and I'm in awe of your lettering xx

  5. the stitched details Amanda, great finish for this nice card.
    Greetings, Alie

  6. Grey is my favourite colour, i like to think of it as matt silver... Winter is one of my all time favourite characters, she has great presence and i love she has inspired you to create such a wonderful page :-) xxx

  7. This is nicely done! I love that brush stuff, I dont have any but it always looks fabulous.

  8. I love your brusho techniques, and this is such beautiful colours
    and a fab stamp

    Jools x

  9. Wow, Amanda, you have really outdone yourself, love the background, love the colouring and love how you wrote part of the sentiment. If you didn't know you'd think it was part of the stamp! Well done !
    Corrie x

  10. Hehehehe, fab quote and I love your Brusho background, fabulous xxx

  11. Those are great words to go with the image. Love it against the bright background.

  12. lol, great sentiment! I love grey, have done for years, believe it's now quite trendy in home decorating!!

  13. Hahaha love the contrast of grey and colors, fab quote, great card.
    Hugs Anja

  14. wow dit is schitterend, mooie achtergrond en gave tekst!
    gezellige weekend alvast!
    Groetjes Karin

  15. Fantastic to see you guesting again with your brilliant Stampotique work. The brusho effects are beyond cool in the background… (Gave in and ordered some - pretty much all your fault - at a knock down US price, but had to have them on back order. Hope they arrive before I leave again in November!)
    Alison xx

  16. Gorgeous backgrounds with the brushos, here and in the previous posts. Love the designs as well. I cannot find them here. Take care, Shirley

  17. Fabulous card Amanda. Great choice of image ♥

  18. Love it when you do quirky and this is gorgeous - must get some grey!!

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

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  20. Awe just love this Amanda, to pieces <3 <3 <3
    Kassa xoxo

  21. Love the color contrast, Amanda! Another amazing piece from a fab GD!

  22. I love this the brusho contrasts so well with winter beautiful. Dee x


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