Sunday, 4 March 2012

Take inspiration from the Stampalot Challenge

Good Morning! I hope you are all feeling good this Sunday morning. A few weeks ago Brenda sent all the Stampalot DT two kits and asked them to all come up with something using each. The kits for each challenge were pretty much identical, the DPs' and ribbons varied a little but are all from the same family and it was quite an eye opener to see how they all turned out. I never thought we could all produce something so different using the same stash................ and at this stage I can hear you all asking 'but what's this months challenge', well it's simple really:

********Take inspiration********

.............from any of the DT's pieces of work or the kit itself. You can make anything you like and choose where you take your inspiration from........... perhaps some of the kit colours, pearls and swirls, or maybe one of the DT card designs and go with your own colours. All we ask is that you remember to tell us in your post which it is and of course follow the rules.
For my card I used a set of Hero Arts Clear stamps called layered flowers which I stamped and embossed in versafine vintage sepia and then painted with distress inks in Wild honey, mustard seed and faded jeans. I added glitter to the centre and pearls to the stamen. The punch is Martha Stewart doily lace and the die is a Nellie's multiframe called flower. It goes so well with the Martha Stewart punch.
My DT buddies have created some gorgeous inspirational cards, so please pop over to the challenge blog and check out their cards too.  You will see card number two in a couple of weeks.
Whoops! nearly forgot the prize!
It is being hand selected by Janice at this very moment and is sure to be fabulous!
Thanks for looking!


  1. like the bold central element and design.

  2. Super use of the kit Sally and really like the rich gold/yellow colours you have drawn out of the DP for your flower.

    Thanks for all your hard work on the DT.

    I'm off to do a spot of karate now, must keep fit.

    B x

  3. Love the colours you have used here

  4. This is a lovely card, great detailing. I like how you inked the edges of the base card, must try that. Lynnx

  5. Totally gorgeous card Sally and love the backing papers and pretty yellow flower. Really great texture and embellishing too.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  6. Fabulous card, Sally! Gorgeous flower - love how you've used the pearls for the stamens. x

  7. Wow!! This is a stunning card Sally! Such beautiful colours and dimension. Love it!

  8. I love the way you've brought the gold to the for with the gorgeous big flower! Ruth x

  9. Its just gorgeous Sally, so bright, cheerful and gorgeous!

  10. This is fabulous Sally, I love your bright colours x

  11. Sally this is gorgeous, sunny and bright.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  12. oh i love that gorgeous flower and how you used the kit
    Lisa x

  13. This is beautiful Sally, I love the distressing and the flower really pops off the card.
    Hugs, Clare x

  14. A beautiful design Sally - the colours are glorious, and I love your use of punches and dies - the details and layers give great texture.
    Hugs, Sylvia xx

  15. wow love that flower and the distressed papers are gorgeous
    thank you for advertising the cyber bulling - if only more would :)

    thank you
    Kate xx


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