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Monday, August 19, 2013

Amanda Southern and Candra

Hello everyone. Hope that your week is off to a good start :) I have another Guest Designer project for you from Amanda Southern. This is a very different style from the colourful art that we've seen from her so far. Apparently Amanda does vintage with just as much skill. In this piece she's used Candra from my moth collection. Love how she's subtly coloured Candra and added white dots along the wings.
It's too bad that moths aren't appreciated as much as butterflies. They come out at night when their lovely colours and patterns can't be seen in detail by our eyes. I designed this collection of stamps after coming across a book at the public library (unfortunately I don't remember the title). It was full of macro images of different species of moths. I fell in love with the all of the variations of antenae, colours and fluffy texture. Below is a screenshot that I took from a Google Images search "colourful moths". If you're ever looking for some interesting colour combos and patterns check them out!
To capture the black and white version in a set of stamps I used a paintbrush to get the fluffy effect and a fine pen for the details. The set below can be found here on my website...

Hope you enjoyed this post :) All my best to you!


  1. Beautiful design by Amanda, love the earth tones with Candra. Have a great day, Shirleyx

  2. Oooh, this is very different, I love it!! xxx

  3. Gorgeous card Amanda!
    Groetjes karin

  4. Very very beautiful.
    love the earth colors.
    Greetings Janny

  5. Beautiful combined card, loved how the candras colored with earthtones and the white dots.
    Hugs Anja

  6. How in the world do you get such detail? Amazing images, Ryn.

  7. Magnificent use of the Candra moth stamp. Love the soft vintage earthtones that Amanda used and the wonderful highlights with the dots. TFS

  8. Very cool post, Ryn. You have a great group of collaborating designers who share some wonderful work. And moths are cool. The bow ties of the butterfly world. ;)

  9. Love the colors Amanda has used! Made for a really cool card. Wow fab months, Ryn! Might have to go shopping soon.

  10. Stunning stampwork Amanda! Great use of the Designs by Ryn stamps

    kind regards, Alie :-)

  11. What a delicious card... love the repeated image in those scattered photos, so clever - and the white dots against the krafty browns are brilliantly effective. Gorgeous stamps too...
    Alison x

  12. WONDERFUL!! I love the butterflys and the little camara's down under, so many details!!

    Love from The Netherlands,

  13. Brilliant designs by Amanda. so clever and very attractive. Your stamps are so beautiful to use and produce such stunning results ... like these.
    Eileen xxx


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