Sunday, 6 May 2012

Monarchs and Medals at Stampalot

Hi There!
It is the First Sunday of the month and time for a new challenge at Sir Stampalot. For this month our theme is Monarchs and Medals, as here in the UK we have the Queen's Diamond Jubilee closely followed by the London Olympic Games very soon. The shops seem to be filled with all sorts of patriotic paraphernalia, so it seemed only right that we enter into the spirit of things!
Here is my card. I used an 8 x 8 base card and stamped it with a music background stamp. I ran some red card through the cuttlebug in my Victoriana embossing folder and rubbed over with rub and buff. I added some blue patterned paper and bunting (free with Crafts Beautiful magazine). The Union Flag and the crown are both Crafty Individuals stamps CI- 334
The flag was embossed in pearl gold embossing powder and then coloured with distress inks. I did three in all (Fired brick, Faded Jeans and Tea Dye) then cut them out and decoupaged them. 

I stamped and gold embossed the mini crown and added a few spots of red glitter glue.
Now what is the prize I hear you say. Well, in keeping with our theme there is a whole host of gorgeous goodies...
I do hope you will join in with your Jubilee and Olympic themed cards. Pop over to the Stampalot Challenge blog and check out the DTs fabulous inspiration!
Thanks for looking!

18 comments:

Lisa Jane said...

ooh i love the shabby chicness of this .. all the embossing is fabulous and the little gold crown is gorgeous
Lisa x

Paula Whittaker said...

love the embossing and those stamps are fab.

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous ,love the stamps and fabulous union Jack.xxx

Sue said...

This is wonderful Sally, I love how you have decoupaged the Union flag, and the embossing is gorgeous x

Fliss said...

I'm having a spooky moment here Sally and you'll see why if you pop over to my place!
Love your creation and the union jack looks amazing. The background is so rich looking and the bunting and crown the perfect finishing touch.
Hope you're having a lovely weekend.
Hugs, Fliss xx

brenda said...

A really super creation Sally and the Union flag is awesome.


Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

B x

Lynne K said...

Fabulous card, Sally, and the way you've done the flag is brilliant. I love the ribbon down the side too, such a gorgeous colour. x

Kay Carley said...

Very patriotic Sally!! K xxx

Tracy said...

Fabulous creation Sally, I love your Union jack, gorgeous.
Have a good Bank Holiday
Happy crafting
Tracy x

pinky said...

Gorgeous card Sally, love the texture you have created with the papers.

Katina said...

Fabulous Sally! Great stamping and embossing and love the rich feel it has - reminds me of wallpaper/ rugs you might see in Buckingham Palace.
xxx

downrightcrafty said...

fabulous vintage feel to this good old British creation adore the bunting
Hugs Kate xx

Debbie said...

love the layers, the embossing, the dimension! how exciting to have the Olympics coming soon!

Victoria said...

I love the dramatic flag! Great card!

Debbie said...

Fabulous card Sally...love the flag.
Brilliant.
Debbie x

Paula (PEP) said...

Siuperbly effective with the way that crown picks up on the elaborate gold of the embossed background & I love your layering of the Union Jack.
Paula (PEP)

Linby said...

Love this . I really must ink my CI stamp too, yours has turned out fab. Lynnx

Ruth said...

This is really gorgeous. I love the gold embossing, Ruth x