Sunday, 2 September 2012

September Challenge at Stampalot

Good Morning! It's the first Sunday of September and time for a new challenge at Stampalot. Here is my card:
 This month we want you to take inspiration from this picture, and also to include some lace.
I used the colours and the roses, and a cameo stamp seemed to fit with the design. 
I created the background by stamping the flower (Hero Arts) with Versamark and then sponging distress inks in Victorian Velvet, Dried Marigold and Bundled Sage. I made 3 roses using my retro flower punch and coloured those with Victorian Velvet, Dried Marigold and Antique Linen. 
The central panel was stamped (Waltzing Mouse) and embossed in green pearl embossing powder, and I added a few flat backed pearls as well. The cameo(waltzing mouse) was stamped in Versamagic tea leaves and attached with pinflair glue gel.
The lace was originally white but I added a bit of diluted tea dye distress stain and it began to look a bit more antique.
Now I hear you ask, what is the prize? Feast your eyes on this!
Such a lot of goodies!
Pop over to the challenge blog to see the fabulous inspiration from my lovely teamies and then lets see your fantastic creations. Sorry, I went a bit mad there with the photos didn't I?!
I'm entering my card into the Heck of a Challenge first challenge where the theme is Anything Goes.
Thanks for looking!


Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Sally...fabulous image and

Victoria said...

Love the gorgeous subtle colours, the trio of roses on the ribbon and the lovely cameo taking centre stage.

pinky said...

This is really elegant and pretty Sally. I love the big bow too.

Debbie said...

Beautiful and elegant!

Paula (PEP) said...

I love your interpretation with the way you included those flowers for the background just as in the inspirational picture. The little cameo is perfect too & reminds me of Wedgwood.
Paula (PEP)

Anonymous said...

So beautiful Sally! Love the background you've made.

sues craft magic said...

Wow what a stunning , elegant card , thanks for joining us at Heck of a challenge , good luck ...Hugs Sue DT xx

brenda said...

Good morning Sally,

Sorry to be so late getting here, story of my life this week !

Your card is a beautiful and delicate take on the theme. And I really love that cameo.

Take it easy this week and ease back in slowly, if that's possible of course.

B x

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Hi Sally,
Your card is so gorgeous! I love the delicate and elegant feel to it.
Hugs, Clare x

Ruth said...

This is one classy looking card and I love your tiny roses! Ruth x

Lynne K said...

I love this, Sally, it's just so very elegant and pretty. Gorgeous soft colours, and perfect embellishments, and the dyed lace is a wonderful touch. The background is particularly beautiful. Would make a lovely wedding card with the gentleman cameo as well. x

lisa said...

What an elegant card, Sally, those stamps you've used are stunning.
The flowers remind me of the posies they presented at The Olympics!!
Hope the new term goes well. You'll be off on your exciting trip soon.
Hugs Lisax

Tracy said...

This is so beautiful and elegant, I love the way you used the colours from the image Sally.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Linby said...

Oh wow this is stunning, so beautiful.

Jules said...

Hi Sal

A stunning creation.

Love the soft colours and all the wonderful embossing.

Hope your week has been good.

Love Jules xx

Kay Carley said...

Very elegant Sally. xx

Lisa M said...

Ohhh wow, this is shabby chic glorious and truly victorian classiness. :) I love the soft hues and very inviting textures. Nicely done!

Thank you so much for joining our challenge and sharing your wonderful talent and creativity with us at Heck of a challenge. Lisa xx

Debbie said...

Hi Sally...this is stunning. I love the colours.
Hugs Debbie x

~Tammy~ said...

Oh my this is gorgeous! I love the roses you made! They are spectacular embellishments!

craftimamma said...

What a stunning card Sally. It's so pretty and very elegant. Love the colours especially that green pearl central panel.

Lesley Xx