Monday, January 30, 2012

Simon Says Stamp and Show - Kings and Queens


This week's theme on the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge is to do a "Royal" project using Kings and (or) Queens.  Of course as soon as I saw this challenge I *knew* I had to use Wendy Vecchi's Art Parts Queen... she's one of my favorites - love her!  Here we go!

Before I get started - all the inks used on this project are Distress Inks (DI), and are available in sets or individually at Simon Says Stamp - HERE.

First the background:  I started by blending a mixture of antique linen and wild honey DI on the tag background, and then stamped with Studio 490 alphabet background stamp in brushed corduroy DI.   Then used the leafy vine stamp (also Studio 490) in forest moss DI. 

For the queen: Stamped the queen stamp in jet black archival ink on to the matching art part.  Lightly blended worn lipstick distress ink onto cheek and lips, and broken china DI for the eye.  Highlighted with white gelly roll pen, and added the small idea-ology crown for eyelashes.

The crown was colored with crushed olive DI, and fired brick DI for the brim (cut from grungepaper).   Added the art part wings, colored with wild honey DI and polka dot background stamp in fired brick DI.

The art parts leaf coming out of the crown was colored with forest moss DI, and again accented with white gelly roll pen.  Finally, stamped the "she only flew..." stamp on white cardstock, and aged with antique linen DI.

Hope you have a chance to join in the fun this week - as always you'll have a chance to win a $50 shopping spree from Simon Says Stamp!  And CHA-Winter is underway as you read this, so an extra $50 would be FABulous to help buy all that lovely new stash that we'll have access to... SOON! 

Have a great week!

~ ellen.


Helen said...

Wonderful! Love the soft colours you've used, Ellen.

Kirsten Alicia said...

Gorgeous!!! I love the crown eyelashes.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great minds think alike Ellen. Love your queen especially the head piece and the colours. Lovely piece. Tracy x

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful colors and stamping, Ellen. I love the way you've placed the branch in the crown, like a feather in her cap!

Candy C said...

Ellen, your Queen tag is wonderful. I love the background of your tag...and I love the vine stamped up the left side. Your It's Face Art queen looks great on top! The Adornment crown turned upside down...I really like that look. Beautiful job. <3 Candy