Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Sir Stampalot June Challenge - Photo Inspiration

Good morning to you!

Today sees a brand new challenge at Sir Stampalot. This month we have a photo inspiration for you:-

Here's my card inspired by this picture:-

I stamped Hero Arts "Silhouette Grass" S5316 onto blue card using Brilliant Pearlescent Olive ink. I then randomly stamped Stampendous "Flutterbug" XXA002 amongst the grass using Brilliant Crimson ink and added a sentiment from Personal Impressions "Fairy Silhouette" clear set PICS056. I distressed around the image using Tim Holtz "Distress Ink" Weathered Wood and then used a distress tool to roughen the edges of the card. I covered the wings of the flutterbugs with Ranger "Crackle Accents" and left it all to dry. Once it was dry I stapled the image card onto a burgundy mat and layered this onto more blue card with an edge punched using a Martha Stewart Deep Edger Punch "Flower Bed".

As always, we have a brilliant prize, sponsored by Sir Stampalot.

I hope you can join us this month and I look forward to visiting all the entries.

Hugs and best wishes,
Clare xx


brenda said...

Good Monring Clare

Beautiful work as always.

Your card gives me thoughts of a warm summer evening walking through the fields here in the fens with a gentle breeze amongst the corn which is always a magical experience.

The Hero sihouette grass is a favourite of us all I think, but each time I see it on a card it looks toally different, shows just how versatile it is.

B x

Sally H said...

A gorgeous card, Clare! I love your choice of colours and the silhouette grass is one of my favourite stamps

Lisa Jane said...

Oh this is so pretty
Love the scene
Lisa x

Vicky said...

Hi Clare,
I feel such a mare....I really wanted to be on the ball today especially being part of your team this month but been out all day decorating...I did manage to get Adam to show me all the teams creations on his phone this morning but I was itching to get home to have a proper looksy...

Your card is gorgeous Clare, that HA stamp was one of my options to use for the challenge, isn't it gorgeous...I really should ink it up more....

Clare your design is unique how you added the butterfies flying in and around, it's magical...

I can see you put so much thought behind this theme....I love it...why didn't I think of

Vicky, your GDT bud...lolxxxx

Tracy said...

I love your design and stamping, it's gorgeous Clare
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Kat said...

Hi Clare, your first card for Sir Stampalot is just stunning. It looks so peaceful, a really lovely scene.

Kat xx

Violets Corner said...

Good morning Clare! The card is beautiful, it reminds me of hot summer days.

Many congratulations to your DT post at Penny Black at Allsorts. I'm thrilled to be in the same team as you.

Warm hugs

pinky said...

Ah Clare this is just such a gorgeous wee card, I can just picture that scene in real life. Beautiful colours. I am actually sneezing here, how real is that lol.

chris said...

Hi Clare, love this card, its very special.
hope you are ok hugs chris xx

Beth aka BR-T said...

Clare this card is wonderful I love the scene you created! Also A big congrats for being selected to be a part of the Penny Black at Allsorts Challenge what fun and exciting news!

Liz, said...

Gorgeous card as always and congrats on your PB Allsorts post, well deserved.

Thanks for the lovely comments, enjoy the rest of the weekend,

Liz x

Fleur said...

Hi Clare I love your take on the theme and all the sweet little butterflies are fab
BIG HUGZ Fleur xXx

Jules said...

Hi Clare

Great card .. .. using one of my favourite Hero Arts stamps!!

Love the finished look.

Love Jules xx

Juls said...

such a stylish card! and I love the paper lace detail! Hugs Juls