Sunday, 5 August 2012

Guest Designer at the Stampalot Challenge

This is the card I've made for my Guest Designer spot at the Stampalot August Challenge.  Back in April I entered their Birthday Challenge with this card and was lucky enough to not only win a fantastic prize but I was also given the opportunity to be a guest designer for the August challenge of Take Flight.  

As butterflies are a favourite of mine to use in card making this was the theme I chose for this challenge.  The main image is from a stamp sheet called Butterfly Beauties from the Stamp Man.  There are ten stamps on this unmounted sheet, including three sentiments, and I've used only two of them.  The large and small butterfly lady images were stamped using VersaMark ink and embossed using Disco Black embossing powder from Stampendous.  I love this embossing powder and in night light it really comes to life with all the different colours sparkling through.  Grand nestabilities square dies were used to cut the frames around the main image and nestabilities circles for the mats for the smaller images.

The Happy Birthday and gingham papers were printed in greyscale from the Cuddly Buddly download a Patchwork of Papers Blue and the So Saffron card stock and grosgrain ribbon is from the Stampin' up range.

To continue the butterfly theme Martha Stewarts's butterfly punch around the page set was used to give one of the layers a butterfly border.  Small butterfly peel offs were added to the lady's hair and larger butterfly peel offs were firstly stuck to acetate, then cut out and their wings folded back before being attached to the card.  The finishing touches are a stitched border to add an extra frame, some round gold brads and the scalloped edges of the card base were sponged with ink from a mustard promarker pen. 

It was an honour to be a guest of the Stampalot team and I look forward to seeing the entries for their challenge this month.  Good luck to those who enter.

Thanks for reading
Liz xx

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges
Make It Monday - Anything Goes 
Nutcrafters Challenge 23 - Butterflies and Bows
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge 87 - Butterflies and/or Bows
Simply Create Too Challenge 19 - Anything Goes
2 sisters Challenge 103 - Anything Goes
That Craft Place Challenge - Things With Wings


  1. Good morning Liz,

    Your creation is totally stunning and colour combination very eye-catching,

    Thank you so much for joining us at Stampalot this month as the guest designer,

    Hope you have a lovely Sunday stop

    B x

  2. Well done on your GD spot. This card is really unusual and very eyecatching. Love what you have done with the stamps, and great layout
    Eileen x

  3. Just love everything about this stunning card Liz. The images, colours and design are wonderful.

    I hope you have a good Sunday

  4. Love yellow. I love the entire card. Great design!!

  5. wow so stunning liz.i really love the fabulous image and gorgeous striking colours :D

    xx coops xx

  6. Hi Liz,
    This is a fabulous creation, thanks for joining us this month as our GDT
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  7. Hi Liz I saw this card on MIM and it really caught my eye. The design is stunning and I love the way you have used the yellow to complement the B7W image. Stunning! TFS
    Hugs Sheryl xx

  8. A stunning card Liz. I love the colour combination and layout.
    I spotted your card on the make it monday blog and popped over to say hi.


  9. solutley gorgeous creation,love the colour combo and how you have carried the butterflies around the frame clever,
    thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
    tracey x

  10. Saw your card on MIM. Great!!!

    PS-I have blog candy.

  11. love all the butterflies on your card.

    Thank you for playing with us at Simply Create Too.

    Simply Create Too - DT

  12. Super card. Love the butterfly frame. Thanks for joining in with my challenge at Nutcrafters and good luck. Debs xx

  13. Liz: So glad you joined us at Simply Create Too for Challenge #19 - "Anything Goes". Your card is beautifully done--love the image--it's wonderful--b'flies are my fav too!!!!

    Simply Create Too Team Member

  14. wow! very pretty! Thank you for playing with us @ 2 Sisters this week.

  15. Lovely card. Thanks so much for joining us at 2 Sisters this week.

  16. Absolutely gorgeous. Love the repeat pattern of the stamp. Very dramatic.

  17. Forgot to tell you I saw it on MIM>

  18. Hiya Liz, this is absolutely stunning, I love the balck and yellow together. Saw you over on mim. Joey #201 x

  19. Beautiful card and colours Liz. I saw this on MIM..Loz

  20. Congratulations on your GDT spot, you're card is gorgeous. I lurve all the butterflies. Saw this beauty over at MIM.x

  21. Oh wow your card is stunning Hun I love the Yellow and Black theme :)

    Thanks for joining us at 2Sisters Challenge

    Hugs Mandy xxx

  22. WOW, fabulous card. Love the colours and gorgeous layout. Caught you on MIM Pat K.x

  23. Wow stunning card, love the black, White and yellow it really pops. I have this stamped sheet and haven't used it yet, might have to have a play. Thank you for joining us at That Craft Place Challenge Blog. Happy Crafting :-) Kerry x

  24. I am so bad, it has taken me all this time to drop by and welcome you to Stampalot. Your work is just amazing Liz. I have enjoyed having a good look round. I love your gdt creation, stunning!!