August 09, 2014

Queen Bee

This is a tongue-in-cheek entry for the Monday blog challenge at SSS. This week's theme is "in the family" and mine happens to be royal.

The tag was made from a scrapbook paper collection by Authentique called Classique Pretty, a bit of Tim's Wallflower paper stash (top), and a frame from Tim's Industrious stickers which I distressed a bit by sanding and painting.

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The background in the frame was stamped and embossed (Hero Arts Lace Flower Cluster) then I applied an image transfer of the Queen and her accoutrements. I tinted here and there with distress ink and paint and dirtied up the inside edge of the frame with pencil rubbings. I intentionally offset the frame but, in hind-sight, should probably have centered it instead. It also needs a ribbon topper which I didn't add because then I'd have to photograph it instead of using my flat bed scanner.

I really need to buy a camera and take some photography lessons!


  1. Beautiful tag! Love the mix of flowers and the pretty design! Thanks for playing along with us at SImon Says Stamp Monday challenge!

  2. Hi Beulah, I finally find the time for visit and I spent some time here at your blog today…I am very impressed with all missed work…although I don’t have time to follow you in daily basis I am always looking forward to return….you are the queen of collages that’s for sure and I really admire your work and imagination!!! Hugs my dear friend