Thursday, 1 September 2011

Sir Stampalot September Challenge

We're back to a set theme for this month's Stampalot Challenge, and it is

It's A Frame Up

We want to see a frame somewhere on each project! Plenty of scope there, I think. Just make sure that your frame is an actual "feature" of the design, rather than simply matted layers. For my example, I took inspiration from an article by Emy Buxton in the July 2011 issue of Craft Stamper magazine, where she used stamping and masking to create a frame for a scrapbook page.

I made my frame by masking off a rectangle of the base card and stamping round the edge of the mask with tiny stamps by Rubber Stamp Tapestry, using VersaMagic inks. The picture inside the frame is from the Miniatures book "People & Places 2" by Crafty Individuals, and the card is completed with a sentiment by Darkroom Door. Quick and simple to make, but I love the effect of the floral frame.

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I started the new job this week. So far so good! Quite different from my previous one, in that I flit from school to school (9 schools in two days!) instead of being in one school for the whole day, but I have certainly enjoyed my first two days. And it's lovely to be able to drive to work through beautiful countryside. Bit of a hold up yesterday morning when I met the school bus which serves several local village schools coming towards me on a narrow country lane, and had to reverse so he could get past. One or two slow tractors as well, but I can cope with things like that! So much better than being stuck in traffic jams going into the city.

Went to have another look at our new house the other day. I'll leave you for now with a photo of the view from the window of what will be my new craft room! If it looks that good in the rain, imagine what it's like when it's sunny with blue skies! I can't wait until we can move in!


mamapez5 said...

That flower frame is beautiful. I will definitely give that a try. In fact the whole card is beautiful.

So glad your new job is off to a good start. The area looks wonderful. With a view like that you will always be creative. Blue skies yes! But i bet it will look pretty awesome with thunder clouds too, or a rainbow etc, etc..
Kate x

brenda said...

Stunning creation Lynne.

Been thinking about you and the move and so lovely to see that 'room with a view' materialised as planned.

Good luck with the new job.

B x

Clare *Littlebear* said...

This is so elegant Lynne - I love how you've stamped the frame.
Hugs, Clare x

pinky said...

Gorgeous elegant card Lynne, the stamped frame is so pretty. I love the view from your new craftroom, mine is a computer screen lol.

chris said...

you sound like you are a tad busy!
your card is gorgeous, love it.
love the view from your new craft room window too happy new home to you. hugs chris xxx

Jean Straw said...

I love your card, the flowery frame is so pretty.I'm glad you are enjoying your new job and hope the move to your new home goes smoothly.jeanx

Sally H said...

It is a stunning card. Even more so in real life! So pleased your first two days have gone well, and yes that craft room window has a truly stunning view!

Lisa Jane said...

oh i love that frame - will have to have a go with my tapestry stamps as it looks so pretty
Great news about your new job.. so glad you are linking it .. and who wouldn't love being up there with that view
Lisa x


What a fabulous framing technique Lynne - your card is totally beautiful, and so elegant.
Hugs, Sylvia x

yours truly said...

Very lovely indeed! I love how you did the frame, gotta try that one day!

~ Ü ~ Hilda

Tracy said...

I love how you've done your frame, this is a gorgeous creation.
Happy crafting
Tracy x