Thursday, 1 April 2010

Sir Stampalot Challenge No. 1

Woo, hoo!! Today marks the start of the new Sir Stampalot Challenge. The challenge will be set on the first of every month and there will be some wonderful prizes sponsored by Sir Stampalot, along with a Top 3 selection.

The theme for the first challenge is FANTASY.

It is entirely up to you what you create and how you interpret the theme and we are so looking forward to visiting you all and seeing your wonderful creations.

Sir Stampalot have been so generous with the winners prize.........pinch yourself first because the prize is:

A Cricut Personal Electronic Cutter
PLUS a Pooh Font Cartridge

How awesome is that and if the opportunity to win that doesn't get your creative juices flowing, then I don't know what will. Plus we will also be selecting our Top 3 who will be able to display our special logo. The talented and very excited Design Team have come up with some awesome projects so please do go and visit them and see how they have been created and show your appreciation for all their hard work.

I love this theme and couldn't help but make two cards.

My thoughts behind this card were finding fairies at the bottom of the card and sneaking up to take a photograph of them, they are playing in the mist (created with Perfect Pearls "Perfect Pearl") and the splodges represent the moisture droplets on the camera lens. I got quite near to the effect I wanted but it would have been nice to add some foliage around the edges but I didn't have any suitable stamps. Needless to say they are now on my wishlist!

My second card started out from a piece of scrap card I had been playing around with, I had inked it with Memento and Distress inks and stamped it using Inkadinkadoo jewel flourish stamps with Brilliance ink. The scrap was too pretty to throw away so I built up the card from it. The gorgeous image is available here, I have coloured her with Copics and the flowers are made using the Spellbinders Flower Creations 1 die. The cardstock looks brown but it is in fact gold.

I hope you will join us in our very first challenge and look forward to seeing your creation(s) if you do.

Hugs, Clare xx


Stamping Seasons said...

Oh wow these are both so amazing.. I for one, will join in this first challenge!!!

Kat said...

Wow Clare, these are both gorgeous. Can't wait to see what the rest of the DT have made. Hope I can join in!

Kat xx

Anonymous said...

These are both just brilliant Clare, a great start to a great challenge...I have got just the project to enter as soon as it's finished
What an amazing prize too, never used one before.

Fantastic card's, I especially love the flowers on the second one...not bad eh considering it was from scrap's, it's turned out a stunner...

Danielle said...

Such beautiful fantasy cards you've done Clare! I love your perfect pearl misted card - wow - the effect is stunning! And those fairy stamps are gorgeous! Your second card is so pretty too - another very creative background - awesome cards Clare!
Hugs, Danielle

Lisa Jane said...

wow - 2 beautiful creations . I love the mystical effect on the first one and the image on that second card is just exquisite
Lisa ;)

Juls said...

Love all the glimmer mists in your first project!!

And the 2nd one is just so striking!! gorgeous work!! Hugs Juls

Tracy said...

Hi clare, two fabulous creations and the second one is really adorable.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sally H said...

Love them both. Great to have you as a teamie!

Sarah A said...

Hi Clare

Love both of your cards, really love the effect on the first one as it does look mystical.

Sarah x

Kimmi said...

Hi clare

how are you - sorry I've not been here in a while! Hope you are well!

Love the fairies and the colours are so pretty. love how the disky pink meets the subtle yellow hues! Gorgeous! And the one below is so sweet! Love the yellows!


Kimmi x

Linda said...

Clare love both your cards, especially the 2nd one, it's beautiful and simple at the same time, love Linda