Chill by Amanda Southern


Hi Everyone

This week I have a card for you using a really “cool dude” which is one of the recently released animal character stamps from Carabelle Studio.

Here’s What I Did:

The background is a piece of mixed media card that I have used to mop up a selection of Distress Oxides that I applied to my craft mat and spritzed with water - I think everyone has fallen in love with Distress Oxides and there are 12 more colours available now at That’s Crafty! HERE, anyway back to my card. I then stencilled a combination of Spiced Marmalade and Fossilized Amber through Tim Holtz’s Rays Layering stencil. The sun was created by punching a circle out of thin acetate and making my own stencil.

Onto a separate piece of card I stamped the Cool Dude turtle and coloured him in using Colour Blend pencils, cut him out and added him to the card. A sentiment accompanies him on the stamp set but I only used the half that said “take it easy”, I covered up the wording I didn’t want before I inked it and then stamped the section I wanted, the words Chill and are from a stamp from my stash.

All was mounted onto black card and added to an 8” x 8” card blank.

Here’s What I Used:

Circle Punch
Carabelle Studio Stamp Set – Vacation (or as I call it Cool Dude)
Card Blank

Have a fabulous week and I will see you next Tuesday

Amanda X

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  1. It is a gorgeous background ,love your own made sun and the beautiful rays - it is like a day where it all is dancing in the sun and warmth ,Amanda- I`m sur Mr. Dude, enjoy it very much there :-) xx

  2. Ooh, I love that Oxide sky! Fabulous card - and I'm off to play with some Oxides as soon as I have a day off!
    Alison x

  3. A really beautiful background for the rather cool turtle Amanda, just love this.
    Fliss xx

  4. Love love love. Love all of it. He is on my next purchase list. Gorgeous. x

  5. I just love that little Dude.. so full of character and a magnificent background Amanda xx

  6. Ha ha now that's a cutie, superbly coloured as always of course
    Donna xx

  7. With my missing mojo I still hardly used my oxides - really must - fabulous design Amanda xx


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