Saturday, February 12, 2011

Queen For A Day

This stampin' queen put her vintage crown on to play along with the Mojo Monday sketch challenge this week. For some reason, when I saw the sketch all I could think about was that crown! So ....

I used the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder for the background layer (natch) and I busted out my brand new package of First Edition Specialty Paper. (It's thinner than the regular patterned papers - makes it so easy to distress, crumple, and manipulate.)

The Eiffel Tower piece uses stamps from the Artistic Etchings stamp set on watercolor paper, which I lightly spritzed with water before stamping for effect. I used ALL the ink spots in the Distressing Essentials Kit on this piece and most of the inks on the other pieces.

You might recognize the Queen sentiment from the You're A Gem stamp set, but notice the background? That's the gorgeous large flourish from Bliss - my favorite Sale-a-bration stamp set.

My "enjoy" sentiment is from Fabulous Phrases - I haven't played with those nearly enough yet. In keeping with the sketch, I pierced holes in the banner and ran a bit of Linen Thread through them to attach it. I liked that part of the sketch a lot!

All in all, this was a fun card to create, but I think I used everything but the kitchen sink on this one. Hee!

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Stamps: You're A Gem (W-122268, C-122270), Artistic Etchings (W-118517, C-120573), Fabulous Phrases (W-117002, C-120501), Bliss SAB set (W-121851, C-123217)
Ink: Basic Black (101179), Old Olive (102277), VersaMark (102283), Stampin' Write Markers: Basic Black (100082) and Old Olive (100079)
Paper: Confetti Cream (102835), Basic Black (121045), Very Vanilla (101650), Watercolor Paper (105019), First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper (121878)
Accessories: Big Shot (113439), Vintage Wallpaper Embossing folder (120175), Distressing Essentials Kit (118762), Gold embossing powder (109129), Heat Tool (100005), Linen Thread (104199), Basic Pearls (119247), Champagne Glass Glitter (120997), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), 1-3/4" Circle Punch (119850), Mat Pack (105826),  Paper-Piercing Tool (116631), Stamping Sponges (101610)


  1. wow, this is fun, you have brought everything together perfectly...have a super weekend!

    enjoy *~*

  2. Just beautiful! All your embellishments are perfect! Thanks for playing Mojo Monday!


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