Monday, March 11

Queen of Hearts Tag and Chic to be Shabby Challenge

Queen of Hearts Tag...playing with the Tim Holtz Blueprint stamp I won at the crop.
Working on the background with Distress Inks and water.
Playing with ink and water on the craft mat, then laying the tag down in it...seems to be a bit softer.
Stamping three images so I can do some layering.
Distress inks over each image.
Time to color in parts of the images with my Derwent watercolor pencils.
Using the water brush over the coloring is such an easy way to give a watercolor look.
I decided I wanted a bit more texture to the background so stamped with the mini blueprint and Archival ink.
Now, for some fun...tissue tape, metal, distressed ribbon...
Layered up the three stamped images to create some dimension, added a bit of cardboard, and finished up with my white pen. Now, that was a fun way to spend an afternoon.

I definitely see elements of shabby chic here...distressed ribbon, cardboard, tissue off it goes to the Simon Says Stamp challenge here.


  1. What a gorgeous tag. Love the bright background! Stunning stamps too! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

  2. Maura...such a gorgeous tag! I love the rich colors and how you did your background. Your Queen of Hearts blueprint card looks really cool on there! Congrats on winning it at a crop! :) I also wanted to thank you for your nice comment that you left on my blog and for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  3. Oh your background!!! Love love love it! The mini queen stamped over and over oh so cool! Love the watercolor and soft shabby ribbon! Great use of your new stamp! Thank you for playing along with our shabby chic challenge this week at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

  4. LOVE the colors of this tag especially the pop of red in the hearts. It is gorgeous!

  5. YOu outdid yourself here!!! This is gorgeous!!!!

  6. Great tag, Maura! Thanks for the watching your process!!!!

  7. Love this tag and your step by step pictures.


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