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Thursday 5 April 2012

A green queen for a day!!!

hey there,
well having been laid up with a nasty chest infection and stuff and not getting the planned holiday activities and visits to my parents and to London and being told to rest, hubbie has been on children duty and i have been sitting and sitting and the odd crafty potter!!! So here she is:

So today i made a tag to fit in with the stampman bingo challenge, which , yes , i have nearly missed and i would also like to enter it in a few other challenges.listed at end of post.
I started by embossing my tag with an alterations embossing folder, colouring with distress inks and then adding some silver craftynotions gleam, which i bought from The Artistic Stamper.
The sentiment and focal image are from wendy vecchi set..art it for a queen.I stamped the sentiment in archival black ink onto card coloured with distress inks.
The floral ribbon trim, which i cannot stop using at the moment is from crafty individuals and was coloured with distress inks...what would i do without these inks!?!
The domino, was coloured using alcohol inks and when dry the queen image stamped in black archival.

 Once dry i added some metal embellishments from ebay stash and some ribbon coloured with distress inks, a handmade flower from tattered floral die and some wings, again from ideaology.

I am entering this for the following competitions:
bingo at the  stampman, used green, circles and ribbon, @ http://thestampmanchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
studio 490 @ http://simonsaysstampandshow.blogspot.co.uk/
use your favourite tool, ink blending tool @ http://simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
distressing @ http://letsinkitup.blogspot.co.uk/
tagology for my mojo monthly @ http://blueboxbabe.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/my-mojo-monthly-april-tagology.html

thanks for stopping by,
have a fab fun and inky day
hugs trace x


  1. How wonderful, great textured background and wonderful elements.

  2. oh Hun,this is just brilliant that is one really amazing background so effective hugs Cheryl xxxxxxxxx

  3. Gorgeous Trace, love the green and your metal embellishments . The trim is the perfect finishing touch. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge Trace. Look after yourself. Tracy x

  4. What a super tag Trace, love the texture and the way you have used the domino. Thanks for linking to the Stamp Man and I hope you feel better soon.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  5. Such a gorgeous green and the texture is wonderful. Wemdy's damsel fits just perfectly on the domino!!! A really lovely tag and despite being ill (I know how that coughing can be such a drag) you have created a fab piece! Get well soon! Thanks so much for sharing your creation with My Mojo Monthly. Sarah.

  6. Such a lovely piece, and the domino is genius! :) Hoping you feel better soon! The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

  7. Love your 'green' Trace, you put so much work into your creations and every one is just amazing! Judy x

  8. What a fabulous creation. Sorry you've had a bad time and I hope you are on your way to recovery soon. Hugs Rita xxx

  9. Love your tag and all the great details you put into it. Hope you feel better soon. Thanks for joining in The Stamp Man Bingo challenge and Have a wonderful day. Angela

  10. Fabulous tag, love the distressed look. Thanks for taking part in our challenge this month at LIIU, good luck. Hugz

    Hope you feel better soon.

  11. Wow! this is superb, love it ALL. Thanks for taking part at LIIU
    Tracy x

  12. Love that embossing, and it's one of my favorite sentiments. Hope you feel loads better soon!

  13. Gorgeous tag. Love the distress work. Thank you for sharing and joining in at LIIU. Hugs, Velma

  14. Wow hunny this is just awesome, love the greens and all the emblellies, thanks for joinings us at Simon Says Stamp Challenge this week
    Jacs xx

  15. Love the domino! The colors are great!

  16. Lovely tag! I love your choice of color and composition. The domino and wendy image really sets it off! Well done!

  17. I love green so you were in from the start! I love the sentiment/saying and laughed with delight when I saw the image! Great tag. Thanks for joining us a LIIU this month for our Distressing Challenge!

  18. Beautiful tag!!!!! I love the domino - will have to give it a try! :)


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