Wednesday, 1 June 2011

June Challenge at Sir Stampalot

Good morning and welcome to this months challenge at Sir Stampalot. We have a photo for inspiration this month, and as you can see I've been very literal!
I stamped the 8 x 8 base card with Hero Arts Old French Writing and Penny Black corner piece in Fired Brick and Tea Dye distress ink. The main image has Hero Arts poppies, Sheena's daisies and Hero arts silhouette grass. It is all coloured with a variety of distress inks including crushed olive, peeled paint, fired brick, tumbled glass and wild honey. Apart from the daisies everything used is available from the fabulous Sir Stampalot shop.

My second project is a little box. The template is the 'cuppie love' template from Waltzing Mouse. I printed it on to white card then sponged and stamped. I used the Hero Arts grass and Sheena's poppies, which I painted with H2Os.

The poppy on the lid was made with shapeabilities flower creations 3 (also available from Sir Stampalot), which were sprayed with cherrylicious creative colour sprays (Crafty Notions) and secured at the centre with a brad. The leaves are a woodware punch.
Now, here is the prize for this month
Fabulous, isn't it? Do visit the Stampalot challenge blog to see the design teams variety of inspiration. You don't have to put poppies on your creation, you may just want to use the vibrant colours as your inspiration. Thanks for looking!


Fliss said...

Wow Sally! What absolutely stunning artwork. I just love the gorgeous poppy card and the box is rather good too!
Will have to do this one as I adore poppies.
Fliss xx

brenda said...

Good Monring Sally

Two fabolopus pieces of work.

So many mutual favourites on the card, yet each one I have seen looks totoally different confirming their versatility.

And the poppy on top of the little box is so lush and vibrant, all really gorgeous.

B x

Anonymous said...

Ohhhh Sally these are so so beautiful. I adore poppies and these are stunning pieces. love that cute box its so pretty
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chris said...

Hiya Sally, hope you are enjoying your Holiday from work, though knowing you you will be busy.
your card is scrummy and that little box is brill too, you were on a roll with the them both.
hugs chris xx

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Hi Sally,
Your projects are fantastic and a great interpretation of the inspiration photo.
I love your stamped background on the card, there is always so much to look at on your projects.
Hugs, Clare x

craftimamma said...

Really wonderful creations both Sally. I love all the stamps you have used on your card and your little box and your flower on top really does look like a poppy. The Hero Arts Poppies and silhouette grass especially are stamps I keep intending to buy but haven't got round to yet. Each time I see lovely artwork using them such as yours they shoot to the top of my wish list again. Beautiful interpretations of the challenge photo.

Lesley Xx

Zoechaos said...

Love poppy's they are so cheerful and colourful put them in a field of daisies and blue skies what else do you need? Well a box of course with a gorgeous paper poppy on top. Love these XOXO Zoe

lisa said...

I'm loving all these Poppies in blogland today, Sally and yours is no exception. It's beautiful. Another cornfield full of beautiful flowers. Your colouring is superb.
That little box is gorgeous too.
Hugs Lisax

Lisa Jane said...

Oh wow stunning projects ... i just love the little trinket box.
Lisa x

Tracy said...

Amazing projects Sally, I love them both.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

pinky said...

Beautiful work Sally, love your projects. When I first looked at the little box I thought it was porcelain!! Stunning altogether! Hey mrs thanks for my birthday card, it arrived yesterday, love my cuppa lol and thanks for the little stamped vans, cute or what. Big hugs

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Sally these are two stunning creations that card is beautiful and what a fabulous box this is fantastic work.
Lorraine x

Vicky Hayes said...

Absolutely stunning work Sally!

Debbie said...

I just love how you combined the poppies and the daisies, it looks wonderful!