Sunday, 1 January 2012

Sir Stampalot January Challenge "Monochromatic"

Good morning,

It's the first Sunday of the month and time for a new challenge from Sir Stampalot. Our theme this month is


I've made a matching tag and card.

Both panels started out white and I inked them with three different blue Distress Inks - "Stormy Sky", "Chipped Sapphire" and "Broken Glass". Next I sprayed them with "Dazzling Diamonds" glimmer mist so in real life they have a lovely shimmer. Once they were dry I stamped the Hero Arts images on top using "Chipped Sapphire" distress ink. Both stamps are from the Hero Arts "Delicate Blossoms" clear stamp set CL449.

Have you made any New Year's resolutions? I don't usually make them, but this year I have.

1. Buy less crafting goodies and use what I already have (although I did put a small order in at Sir Stampalot - I couldn't ignore their sale!).

2. Start running!!!!!!! My lovely hubby has already bought me some running gear as an early birthday present so I will have to get out there and use it or I will feel too guilty.

3. Learn how to take better photographs of my cards when it's winter.

I wonder if I will stick to any of these resolutions? I hope you stick to yours if you have made any.

Hugs and best wishes, Clare xx


Daniele said...

Morning Clare just loving your monochromatic card and the embossing sets off the centre panel really well.
hugs x

brenda said...

I just might follow your lead with no's 1&3 Clare, no 2 might not be such a good idea for me though.

This HA poppy image is a real favourite of mine and I always enjoy seeing what other people do with it and not disappointed here, it looks great in blue.

B x

Kat said...

Stunning card and tag Clare. One of my favourite HA images. I love what you've done with it. Thanks for the inspiration.

Kat xx

Lisa Jane said...

wow love them.. i sued that stamp when i last went to SS to it brings back lovely memories
A very Happy New Year to you and all your family
Lisa x

pinky said...

Wow stunning projects Claire, love the soft muted colour. I like the ambitious list lol, I didn't bother this year. I did used to run though and loved it:0 So definitely stick to that one!! Happy New Year to you and the family. Hugs

Ruth said...

Beautiful set! All the best with your resolutions - sounds good to me! Ruth x

Juls said...

such stylish cards, love them both! hugs juls

Sally H said...

Two stunning cards, Clare, and all the best with your new year resolutions. We have had a house full for two days so I'm still thinking about mine!

Tracy said...

I love your chosen mono colour Clare, beautiful stamps and that embossed frame work is fabulous.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Lynne K said...

Both wonderful projects, Clare! I love that poppy image, and the blue suits it beautifully. The embossed border on the card frames it well without overpowering it. Gorgeous!

My only new year resolution is usually never to make any. However, I certainly ought to go along with your first one! If only they'd stop bringing out new stuff which we *need*!

Happy New Year to you and your family.

Lynne x

June Nelson said...

Hello Clare this is absolutley gorgeous hun, have a happy healthy 2012 huggies ffrom me xxx

Donna said...

Hi Clare, gorgeous little matching set and such a pretty image! Good luck with your NY resolutions, I haven't made any yet lol! Happy New Year, :) Donna ♥ x

Danielle said...

Just beautiful Clare! I love the embossed frame around the image and the blues are gorgeous. Thanks for your lovely comment on my calendar page! And best of luck with your new running/get fit program - good for you - you'll do it!
Hugs, Danielle

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful monochromatic set!