Saturday, 6 February 2010

Sir Stampalot Special Challenge

Here is my entry for the Sir Stampalot Special Challenge, hosted by Brenda. The challenge is to celebrate Sir Stampalot's relocation to new premises, and so the theme is "Moving", which is open to interpretation.

My card has two "moving" elements. Firstly, the main flower picture has been moved from its original location by image transfer, and secondly, inside the card there is a pop-up.

For the image transfer I used one of my own photos. With my graphics programme I altered the colour and toned down the background, and then printed it out on to photo-quality inkjet paper to give a good clear print. I'd never tried image transfer before, so I followed the instuctions given in the February 2010 issue of Craft Stamper. I did the acrylic paint method, which was very easy and worked a treat. One might ask why I didn't just use the original photo! Well, I wanted to try image transfer, and also I wanted the softer look which the method provides. And, of course, it was a way of interpreting the theme. I was very pleased with the result.

The background was splattered with ink and stamped with a flourish by Crafty Individuals. A Hero Arts butterfly and word by Inkadinkado completed the front of the card. Inside I used the Hero Arts Dandelion frame, more Hero Arts butterflies, grasses by Elusive Images from Graphicus and a sentiment stamp which I've had so long I can't remember who it's by!


Tracy said...

Beautiful creation, I love the butterflies. Thanks for joining the hop and challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Clare said...

Hi Lynne,
This is a beautiful card. You have done a brilliant job transferring the image. I am far to scared to try this!
Thank you for joining the Sir Stampalot challenge and good luck in the draw.
Clare x

brenda said...

Morning Lynne

This is just devine, the flower really gives the impression of floating. And the complimenting butterfly and spritzed background card create a realling stunning creation.

Thank you so much for joining in our Stampalot challenge and good luck with the draws.

B x

Lisa Jane said...

your card is exquiste - the flower is absoloutely beautiful and i love the colours in the card. I feel i can almost reach out touch and smell the flower and feel the breeze from the butterflies wings.
Lisa ;)

Sally H said...

What a stunningly beautiful card, Lynne! I love your flower. You will have to give me a lesson in image transfer! Great pop up detail and butterflies too. Thanks for joining in with the challenge. Good luck in the draws!

pinky said...

Really beautiful card, you are one clever crafter! Thanks for taking time to join the fun and good luck in the draws.

lisa said...

You've done it again, Lynne. This is stunning. I've had image transfer on my list of to do things after reading about it but must definitely try it now after seeing this stunning flower. I love how you've altered the colour too.
The ink spattering and pop up with those gorgeous grasses is so beautiful.
You are so inspirational.


Juls said...

beautiful card..great take on the moving theme! thanks for joining us on the Stampalot challenge!

craftimamma said...

Great interpretation of the moving theme Lynne and an absolutely stunning card as a result. Your image transfer worked perfectly, in fact I think it's one of the best I've seen.

I have to say the original photo must have been a stunner.

Lesley Xx

chris said...

Hi Lynn I am loving this, I especially love the inside its
good luck in the stampalot chris xx

Jules said...

Hi Lynne

Your card is gorgeous - inside and out!!! Such wonderful colours.

Great take on the challenge.

Thank you for taking part in this special Stampalot challenge.

Love Jules xx

Cath Wilson said...

Ooh, I love that Dandelion frame - I can feel a splurge coming on :( Beautiful card and gorgeous colours :)

Michelle said...

What a fantastic idea Lynne - stunning
x Michelle

Francesca said...

Great card , love the colours

thanks for joining us on the special challenge & blog hop


Ikki said...

This is a fab card and an interesting technique that you've used. You have a great blog and I love the colour combinations you use. Thanks for your lovely comments, I really appreciate you supporting the Cupboard and my work. Great to met crafters who have similar tastes in creafting. ikki x