Sunday, 1 January 2012

Happy Monochrome New Year at Sir Stampalot

Good Morning and a Happy New Year to you. Today is the start of a new Challenge at Sir Stampalot where the theme is Monochrome, and by this we mean your choice what colour you work with so long as your card is all in shades of the same colourway (you can of course use white cardstock).

I went for shades of Blue, in fact it is all done with Chipped Sapphire Distress ink.  The central scene is stamped on to water colour paper and the sky was done with ink dusters. I used a water brush to pull a little bit of colour from the stamped images. The images are all from the Hobby Art Scene it coastal set and the Harbour set. The background was created with Hero Arts Antique flower design block.
The card flourishes were cut with a Marianne Design Die. The card candy and charm were from my stash, but I found this lovely set of Nautical charms on Stampalot's website that I will be buying very soon. 
The prize this month is a fabulous surprise... hand selected by the lovely Janice. I am sure you will love it!

I am really looking forward to visiting you and seeing your lovely creations. Pop over to the Stampalot challenge blog and look at the fabulous inspiration from the Design team. 
thanks for looking and for all your lovely comments.


brenda said...

Monring Sally

New Year and Blogger seems to have it on him this morning and can't see your pictures (it's not just your blog).

But I've seen your card so can say I love the design and the picture draws you in so well that you could almost be there.

Happy New Year.

B x

craftimamma said...

Happy New Year Sally, and may it be a great one for you and your loved ones.

I love your card. Chipped Sapphire is a gorgeous colour and the various shades of it work perfectly for your seaside scene. Love how you've used those flourishes over the main image too.

Lots of Love
Lesley Xx

Clare *Littlebear* said...

This is gorgeous Sally, I love the scene you have created and it looks fabulous in blue.
Happy New Year!
Hugs, Clare x

Sue said...

This is beautiful Sally, I love the soft colour that the colour dusters give. May you and your family have a very Happy New Year x

Valerie said...

Love these little vignettes you've been creating Sally, absolutely fabulous! Happy New Year
Val x

Doreen said...

Happy New Year Sally. Your card is stunning,love the

Lisa Jane said...

oh i love this .. reminds me of a dinner service mum and dad used to have
A very Happy New Year to you and all your family
Lisa x

pinky said...

Oh look at that Sally, I love the little scene and gorgeous papers. Happy New Year to you and the family. Hugs

Linby said...

Just love the effect you have achieved here Sally, that background paper suits it perfectly too.
Lynn x

PS I have blog candy.

Ruth said...

Beautiful card. I love the cool blues, Ruth x

Faith A said...

Oh! WOW this card is beautiful as are the others you have posted recently.

Chris said...

Stunnng card Sally I love it. Im still not in creative mode but im working on it :)
Happy New Year me lovely... hope its a fabulous one for you and yours.
Chris xx

Tracy said...

Hi Sally,
I love your chosen mono colour. The image and shape look perfect with the swirls too. Wonderful creation.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Lynne K said...

This is gorgeous, Sally. Chipped Sapphire is the perfect colour for it (just happens to be my favourite DI shade!) Love the shape of the scene section, and the way you've set it off with the swirls.

Happy New Year!

Lynne x

Faith A said...

Gosh these are stunning