Sunday, 6 November 2011

Blues and Greens at Sir Stampalot

Well, it's the first Sunday of the month and time for a new challenge at Sir Stampalot. The theme this month is a colour challenge and we chose Blue and Green.
I began by creating a background using a Woodware holly swirl and versamark ink, then sponged broken china, shabby shutters and pine needles distress ink over the top. I used the same inks, plus forest moss to create a background on watercolour paper which I spayed with iridescent gold glimmer mist. When it was dry I stamped the Poinsettia (Penny black slapstick cling - Christmas pride) and embossed it in gold. The ribbon was recycled from a box of chocolates and the greeting is very old from Stamporium (no longer available). the beads used for the centre of the poinsettia were from my stash. I cut the shaped card using an XL frame Go Kreate die called frilly #1.
I'm entering my card into Allsorts Challenge this week where the theme is 'Anything but a square'.
There's lots more fabulous inspiration over on the Stampalot Challenge Blog, so do pop over and check it out!
What is the prize this month? Well, we are keeping that a secret for a little while, but I am sure I don't have to tell you how fabulous the prizes are from Sir Stampalot, and it will be just as AWESOME as it always is!


brenda said...

First off Sally, congrats on 500 blog posts, it's scary isn't it when you realise how many you have done.

I've seen your DT piece in the flesh and know just how opulent that poinsettia looks, the gold embossing really makes it pop.

Have a good Sunday.

Another Apple crumble here today !

B x

Desirée-ScrapDees said...

this is really lovely!

pinky said...

This card is a real stunner Sally, that flower in those colours is just amazing!! Hugs

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Wow, a stunning card Sally - the Poinsettia is gorgeous!
Hugs, Clare x

Cath Wilson said...

This is beautiful, Sally and I can only imagine that it's far more beautiful in real life, with the gold glimmer. You've used some of my favourite 'go to' colours, too. Beautifully designed.

Thanks for the lovely message, too - good experience, I think and at least it will teach me to be ready and up to date with paperwork x

Zoechaos said...

A stunner, it's a great colour combination the gold just sets the blue and touches of green of perfectly. Gorgeous gorgeous card XOXO Zoe

Linby said...

This is fab Sally-you know I would never have thought to do the flower in these colours-it's great, love the glimmer too.
Lynn x

Dolly Daydreams said...

As Zoe says ths is a stunner ! Beautiful, beautiful work such gorgeous vivid colours with fantastic embossing.


Sue said...

This is beautiful Sally, those colours work together perfectly, and I LOVE the poinsettia x

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Sally this is stunning that flower plus the beautiful colours look amazing. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a lovely comment
Lorraine x

Jill said...

Gorgeous card Sally and I just love the colours you have used for it!
Thanks for joining in at Allsorts this week for my Anything but square challenge and good luck in the draw!
Hugs, Jill

Debbie said...

Hi Sally...your card is stunning. The colours are beautiful and your Poinsettia is gorgeous.
Debbie x

Vicky Hayes said...

Unusual colours to use with this image Sally but it looks fabulous - especially with the gold! Vx

lisa said...

Ohhh my favourite colours, Sally and doesn't that poinsetta look fab in blue. I'd would never have thought of doing it and I love it.
It makes a gorgeous Christmas card.
Hugs Lisax

craftimamma said...

These colours look fabulous together Sally and the Poinsettia looks gorgeous decoupaged. Love the resist background too.

Lesley Xx

Tracy said...

Fabulous blue and green creation Sally, gorgeous flower, and a great design. Happy crafting
Tracy x

Mummylade said...

wow, this is so elegant. Thank you so much for participating in our challenge at Allsorts this week and good luck!