Sunday, 1 January 2012

Monochromatic With Stampalot

Hello there, I'm back again a little later than intended as I managed to sleep rather late this morning and had a bit of a struggle getting out of bed (don't suppose I'm the only one though!). Hoping you all had a lovely time last night whatever you chose to do.
My post is about the January challenge for Stampalot, so generously sponsored by the lovely Janice and Andy of Sir Stampalot. You may remember that I was lucky enough to win the October challenge and received an awesome amount of food themed goodies as the prize so I have to say that you really should enter if you haven't as I never expected to win but as they say, you have to be in it to win it!
The challenge theme is Monochromatic and I've been lucky enough to be invited to be the Guest Designer for the challenge. I chose shades of purple and in fact used to use the colour so much that I was known as the Queen of Purple at stamp club.

I made my own background paper as usual using a flower stamp from Hero Arts Real Flowers clear stamp set, stamped in layers first with Milled Lavender Distress ink, then VersaColor Lilac and finally Sweet Plum Memento ink. I trimmed the right long edge with a Papermania border die.
I stamped the dress form from the Inkylicious Corsetiere clear stamp set with VersaFine Imperial Purple ink on lilac parchment card and cut this out. I die cut a shaped panel from the same card using the Tim Holtz Baroque die, inked the edges with lilac and purple inks then embossed with The Tim Holtz Textures Fades damask folder.
I stamped the corset, price, tape measure and advertising from the stamp set with the Imperial Purple ink, stamped small flowers from a Rubber Stamp Tapestry set on the corset and cut this out. The remaining items were cut out with the Papermania Doorplate die set and the new Papermania tags and labels die set.
I assembled the card as you see, adding stitching down one side of the backing paper with purple floss and finishing with velvet ribbon, floral lace altered in colour with lilac ink, a silk flower and button.

Challenges for my card:
I Brake For Challenges - Vintage
Everybody Art - Anything Goes
Stampin' For The Weekend - Anything Goes
The Artistic Stamper January Challenge - Vintage

Thanks for looking and thanks so much to the Stampalot Design Team for the great honour of being this month's Guest Designer.
Hugs, Fliss xx


Clare *Littlebear* said...

This is a really beautiful card Fliss. Such a lovely colour and loads of great detail.
Happy New Year!
Hugs, Clare x

brenda said...

Already told you how much I like this piece Fliss, the image and sentiments all work so beautifully together.

Thank you so much for being our Guest Designer at Stampalot Challenge this month and providing super inspiration for our entrants.

Happy New Year.

B x

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on being a Guest Designer - what a wonderful way to kick off 2012 and by the way Happy New Year!!!
Beautiful use of monochrome colours, dreamy and gorgeous.

Suzi B said...

Saw this earlier on the challenge it and congratulations on winning a guest designer spot!
Hope you're feeling more like yourself soon lol

Sue xx

Sandra said...

Beautiful card love the colours you have used
Sandra x

Jacqueline said...

Congratulations on being a Guest Designer - love the card and your choice of colour - Jacqueline xx

craftattack said...

This is really a purple dream, just gorgeous! Hugs, Valerie

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous purple creation Fliss and full of gorgeous images and elements.
I hope you have a wonderful new year and I wish you and your family love, hope, health and peace for 2012.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, a wonderful card, love the color and all the elements.

Netty said...

Congratulations Fliss on your GD spot. A beautiful card. Happy New Year, x

Tracy said...

Hi Fliss,
I love your chosen colour for the Mono challenge, a really gorgeous creation.
Thanks for being our guest.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Meggymay said...

Fabulous card Fliss, love the colours.
Yvonne x

Cazro said...

A beautiful card Fliss, congrataulaions on your recent win, or have I already said that?
I love the gentle shades of purples. Happy new year to you and yours.

Artyjen said...

Love your lovely Vintage theme.
Thanks for joining in at The Artistic Stamper this month :)
xoxo Sioux

Val said...

Fabulous detail on this, and I love the purple shades.

Sally H said...

Totally Stunning creation, Fliss! Gorgeous colour! Great to have you as GDT on the team x

JannaStamps said...

Hi Fliss! I love your card and the color that you chose. It's very pretty!

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Fabulous card, and thank you for joining in The Artistic Stamper Challenge this month :)

Sir Stampalot said...

Love the card Fliss. Very nicely put together and the purples are lovely with all little ruffles and embellishments. happy new year to you and all the best for 2012. - janicex