Thursday, 28 February 2013

The Queen of Hearts

Whoo hoo!!! Done it, finally!
Tim's 12 Tags of 2013
Hi everyone,

Yes, my Tim tag is done - phew!!  Really didn't think I was going to make this month.  February has flown by so quickly.  I haven't done everything on the list, but, tomorrow is the start a new month, so there'll be a new list.  It's going to be a busy month I can tell.  First off it's my birthday - yeah! (21 again).   I have a few days away on the Indigo Blu Craft Retreat - can't wait!  It's the GNPE in Harrogate (lots of crafty stash to buy), and Lauren and Alex are back over again.

Anyway, on to my February Tag .........
Not quite the same as Tim's, but then again, it never is! 
As usual, I had a few bits missing from the supplies list.  The stamp being the main thing. However I did have a set of playing card stamps from Woodware that had the Queen of Hearts in it, so panic over.
I did think about using an actual playing card instead.  Seeing as how the other half used to play Poker for a living, there's no shortage of playing cards in our house.  Then I thought that was cheating a little - no watercolouring to do, so I decided against it.

I followed the master's instructions and stamped the Queen twice, onto watercolour card and used my Distress markers to colour her in.  The markers work beautifully on the watercolour card, they blend so easily with a touch of water. 
The tag itself was coloured using Distress stains, layering the colours, drying in between, and spritzing with water.

I stamped the image onto the tag, using Black Archival ink, made a mask to cover it, and stamped the image again either side. Then added my coloured Queen over the top of the centre image  I used a small heart from the same stamp set, to add a bit more interest to the top of the tag
I didn't have any of the seasonal embossed Kraft core cardstock, so a quick rummage through my embossing folders, and a search through my bit box for a piece of black Kraftcore, and this is how it turned out .....
Not bad ....... still the heart/valentine theme. 
I finished it off with some bakers twine, made the Cash Key using a bit of inked watercolour card and some Chit Chat stickers.  My pointing finger stamp is from a PaperArtsy set.

It was a bit of a rush job, but at least I made it - with a few hours to spare!   I wasn't going to miss doing my Tag now was I?! 

I'm hoping to join in with Tim's latest Tattered Florals challenge (it's one of my favourite dies). Check out his blog, there's some fabulous inspiration on there from people who have already given it a go.
Mine's going to have to wait until next week though.  The old craft room door will be closing for a couple of days this weekend, I have a friend arriving tomorrow morning, and staying for the weekend.   We've loads of catching up to do.  I will be posting on the Creative Studios DT Blog first though- if I get my project finished that is.

And on that note, I'd better be off.

Thanks for popping by today.  Have a lovely weekend and I'll see you all again soon.

Cheerio for now



  1. Well Done on getting your tag made Linda...and what a good job you have made of it...enjoy your weekend...I bet it will be none stop X

  2. Hi Linda, I love your take on Tim's tag, great improvisation as always. Great use of the Woodware stamps too. Hope you have a lovely weekend with your friend, you can probably do with a break to get ready for a busy March. Hugs, Anne x

  3. Well Done on getting your tag finished - and a great one too.
    I didn't manage this months on time, but I do intend to so them all.
    Avril xx

  4. Spectastic job on your Timmie tag, Linda! And happy, happy birthday whichever day it is! And many, many more!!


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