That’s the name of the challenge over at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers and the possibilities are endless! Thanks for taking a break from your weekend activities to join me for today’s post–I’ll keep it quick :)
A dog as a queen? In my house–Absolutely! :)
The background may look a little familiar–I’m on a fleur de lis kick right now.
Here’s the first batch of goodies I gathered to start my project.
I started with randomly adhering pieces of Sketchbook Tissue Tape on a piece of manila stock.
I swiped Seedless Preserves and Dusty Concord DP’s over the entire surface and spritzed with water.
Tim Holtz features this background technique on his April tag and I’m experimenting with it here first.
I embossed my painted purple panel with my fleur de lis embossing folder….
…and distressed & inked the edges and surface with Dusty Concord and Walnut Stain DI’s.
I spritzed and flicked water on top of the surface, too–I truly am addicted to water spots :)
This queenly pup is from the Party Dog set from Lost Cost Designs. I stamped her with Jet Black Staz-On ink on manila stock and inked with Vintage Photo & Tea Dye DI’s. Before I inked this stamp, I masked her hat, as she was going to be given a crown later!
I stamped her highness again on a separate piece of scrap manila and fussy cut her face out, then I applied a layer of Dimensional Magic and set aside to air dry.
The makings of a crown….
I inked the entire surface of a scrap piece of manila stock with Mustard Seed DI and dried with my heat tool. I chose one of the crowns from Lost Coast Designs Party Hats 2 set and stamped twice on my mustard seed stock with Watermark Resist ink and sprinkled clear embossing powder over both crowns.
After heat setting, I fussy cut both crowns out….
…and placed one on top of puppy’s glazed face while it was still wet.
With the second crown, I spread a little Translucent Embossing Paste on top, then gave it a good covering of Clear Rock Candy DG. This is going to be the ‘gilded’ crown which will set atop queen pup’s canine cranium…
Queenie will need some blingie! Let’s surround her in crowns, to remind her of just how royal she is–I cut out the small crown from Elements Remnant Rub-Ons and vigorously rubbed to transfer on the face of the facet.
I also rubbed a part of a flourish on the backside of the facet and inked with Eggplant Alcohol Ink.
I ended up stamping and fussy cutting another crown–this time in Dusty Concord. When the clear Rock Candy DG was dry, I used Dusty Concord DI and my water brush to stain the glitter purple.
For my word bands, I prepared a piece of white card stock with Sketchbook Tissue Tape, then adhered vellum over the top. I then stamped the sentiment from Dylusions Say it How it Is set several times with Jet Black Staz-On ink. I fussy cut the best stamped words and inked the edges with Walnut Stain DI.
I keep forgetting to take pictures of final assembly steps, Darn It! And some other details I ended up adding in…
…Like mounting queen puppy on a piece of molding film to give her a little dimension. I totally forgot to take pictures of that step!
The word bands and purple crown were glued down with matte multi-medium and queen pup is adhered with foam squares.
I just couldn’t let this go without adding some Seedless Preserves paint splatters!
Her highness is ready to look upon you now with her bejeweled and gilded crown upon her regal head :)
Join me over at the Sisterhood with your queenly concoctions–There’s still time! Hope to see you there!
Thanks for Stopping By Today!! Until Next Time–Stay Artsy Fartsy! XOXO-Shari
SUPPLIES I USED:
Surfaces: Manila Stock; Purple Card Stock; White Card Stock (SU); Vellum; Molding Film (Wendy Vecchi/Studio 490)
- Stamps: Party Dogs & Party Hats 2 (Lost Coast Designs); Say it How it Is (Dylusions/Ranger)
- Distress Paints & Inks (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Staz-On Ink (Tsukineko); Watermark Resist Ink (Ranger)
- Translucent Embossing Paste (Wendy Vecchi/Studio 490); Distress Glitter (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Clear Embossing Powder (WOW)
- Embossing folder (Provo Craft); Big Shot Die Machine (Sizzix)
- Tissue Tape (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology); Self-Adhesive Rhinestones; Jump Rings & Facet (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology)
- Double-Back Tape (3M); Multi-Medium (Claudine Hellmuth/Ranger); Foam Squares; Dimensional Magic (Plaid); Splatter Brush (Liquitex); Water Bush
- Craft Sheet; Heat Tool; Embossing Heat Tool; Finger Knife (Fiskars);