Saturday, 1 May 2010

Butterflies and Blossoms at Sir Stampalot

Good Morning and welcome to another fabulous challenge at Sir Stampalot! The Theme for May is Butterflies and Blossoms and I can't wait to tell you about the prize. Feast your eyes on this huge pile of Tim Holtz treasures!
Are you excited? One of the books is autographed too! I'm beginning to wish I could enter!

Anyway, if you are still reading and haven't rushed off to start your entry, I guess you would like to know how I made my card. I started with a panel of silk finish white card, stamped the Hero arts Cling engraved flower and coloured with promarkers. I went over it with a versamarker and embossed in clear EP. After that I added the hero leaf flourish in Versamark, then again in versafine olympia green and also stamped the hero long writing background before sponging with shabby shutters and peeled paint distress inks. I used a bit of black soot round the edges. I added some kaleidoscope EP to the stamens on the flower, but you can't really see it on the photo.

You can see it on the butterfly though (another hero arts stamp)! Again I coloured with promarkers and then went over with a versamarker before dipping in the EP. I attached it with 3D glue. The cuttlebugged card behind the image was made with the Victoria embossing folder.  Thank you so much for visiting and I hope you are able to join in this month.


  1. This is stunning Sally, I love the flower and swirls and it must have been so much fun to make using all the different techniques.
    Clare x

  2. oooo sally really really it.i love hero this year xxxxx
    love debbie xxxx

  3. What a lovely card Sally. I just love the background that you have achieved.
    I don't know about you but I already want most of the latest release of Hero Art stamps!! (Perhaps I ought to sneak up to Peterborough and burgle Sir Stampalot - I'm sure they wouldn't notice a few empty shelves!! LOL!!)

    Kay xx

  4. Adorable butterfly and I love all your stamping Sally. Gorgeous creation, I love it!
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  5. I just can't get over how realistic that beautiful flower looks your colouring is amazing

    Lorraine x

  6. Bet this is so much nicer in real life. It's lovely.

  7. Hi Sally

    This is stunning!

    I love your gorgeous butterfly and the colour choices.

    What a fantastic prize too!!

    Love Jules xx

    p.s. Not sure if you saw but yesterday I posted where you can get the stamp with the boats on the beach from. You will find it at under the heading of friends.

    The link on my blog will actually take you straight to the stamp.

  8. Beautiful work Sally, it looks so classy and so well finished.
    x Michelle

  9. I haven't stopped drooling at that prize Sally. I shall have to get my thinking cap on.
    Your card is stunning. I love that leaf swirl background teamed with the cuttlebugging. The flower
    looks as though it belongs to it all perfectly.
    Hope you are enjoying your Bank Holiday weekend.


  10. Beautiful card Sally, lots of detail, it's fab! xx

  11. What a fantastic card - and a fab lot of stash - someone's going to be very lucky and very happy

    Thank you so very much for you lovely comments in my blog

  12. Oh, wow, Sally, this is just stunning! That flower is amazing. And another fabulous prize. Off to start thinking.... x

  13. Sally thats super gorgeous, love what you did with this card its gorgeous, the butterfly is exquisite
    hugs June xxxx

  14. Hello!
    Beautiful work as always ...
    I love going here and always check the news.

  15. Beautiful card Sally, so elegant. I love that butterfly :)

    Hope you're having a great weekend.


  16. What a fabulous card Sally, a lot of great work has gone into this.
    Cathy xxxx


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