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
love
Amanda X

20 comments:

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

    Hugs,
    Claudia x

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  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

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  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

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

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  5. Excellent - very Dina-esk

    Sam xx

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  6. I love these very inspiring.

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

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

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  9. Gorgeous project, wonderful backgrounds for the images.
    Yvonne

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  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

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

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

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

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  14. wow they are fabulous!!
    Groetjes Karin

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

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