Thursday, 3 June 2010

Sir Stampalot June Challenge

I've been busy lately dealing with my late father's affairs & effects, and clearing out his house, not to mention having had some sort of cold or virus which has left me feeling quite washed out, so I'm afraid blogging has had to take a back seat. When I did have some time to craft, I didn't have the inclination, but now I've been inspired once again by Sir Stampalot's Challenge. For June the theme is "Punch it", so I decided to make a screen card.

I started it off with the punched flower panel, the idea for which came from Julie Hickey's lovely book "Flower Power Papercrafts" (published by David & Charles), where she shows a beautiful wedding card with a flower panel, all in cream. I wanted mine to look summery, so I used multicoloured flowers.The flowers are not stuck on to acetate, as one might suppose, but only to each other, which adds to the lacy effect and allows the light to come through naturally.

The background papers are by Papermania, and the stamps and printed pictures by Crafty Individuals. I finished off the screen with some more punched flowers, a punched butterfly and some computer generated text. Other punches used were a Dovecraft corner rounder and the border at the top, the make of which unfortunately I don't know. 

Sally and I are very much looking forward to the Blog Girl Get-Together at Sir Stampalot this Saturday, when we will get to meet some of our blog friends, play and generally have a good old natter, just what I need after the last few months. Oh, and I should mention we also get to shop afterwards!
I'm also entering this card for the Charisma Cardz Challenge #22, which is "Flowers".


Lisa Jane said...

HI Lynne -sorry to hear you haven't been too well. I hope you are feeling a lot better now and getting your strength back.
I just love this card .. haven't made a screen card before , but i am inspired now.The flower"lace" panel is ingenious. It must have taken a long time- its beautiful especially with the light shining through
Take care
Lisa ;)

Karin said...

Such a cuta card and a great design (",)
Hugs from Karin

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Lynne hope you are feeling a little better you have had a rough time of it lately. I am in love with this screen this is a work of art so beautiful and I love how the light shines through the flower panel this is marvellous work thank you for sharing it with us at Sir Stampalot.
Lorraine x

brenda said...

Good Morning Lynne

What can I say, this is a lovely piece of work.

I know what you mean about not having the inclination to get into crafting, but this looks like just the diversion you needed because it absolutely beautiful.

And the weather was good enough for you to take your pictute in the garden which adds to the natural beauty.

Looking forward to Saturday as well, I wonder if any carfting will actually get done ?

Thank you for joining us at Stampalot Challenge this month and good luck.

B x

Francesca said...

wonderful screen card, Thank you for joining us at Sir Stampalot Challenge this month and good luck!.


Netty said...

This is so very pretty, love it. Annette x

chris said...

Hi Lynne
cant wait to meet up with you again tomorrow, hopefully it will be just what you need,it looks like it will be quite a foody day too as already I have seen what jules has been doing.
your card is something else it really is very special.
see you tomorrow love chris xx
thanks for joining us in the sir stampalot challenge

Phree said...

I love your punched screen card, the flower panel is my favortie, it looks fabulous in the photo that shows the card with a light source behind it.

lisa said...

Hi Lynne
It's lovely to see you again but sorry you've been unwell. You don't need that on top of everything else do you!!
You screen is lovely, so much detail to look at. The punched flowers are beautiful.
Hope you have a lovely day out with Sally. You deserve a treat.

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Hi Lynne,
I am sorry to hear you have been unwell, especially at a time when you could do without a cold/virus.
Your creation is stunning. I adore the flower screen and the beautiful CI images.
I really wanted to go to Sir Stampalot this Saturday but due to family commitments couldn't. I hope you have fun.
Thank you for joining us at the Sir Stampalot challenge this month.
Clare x

pinky said...

Lynne this is sooo gorgeous and special. Thanks for sharing at Sir Stampalot this month.

Eileen said...

Oh wow ...a lot of work ...but worth it lovely xxxx

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s Challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

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