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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Queen Of Hearts

This month’s prompts for the Craft Barn’s calendar challenge are red and hearts, all details about this challenge can be found here.
I didn’t want to make a typical Valentine’s page so I needed to get my thinking cap on: after some brainstorming I came up with the queen of hearts in a card deck which led me to Alice in Wonderland. 


In the remake with Johnny Depp I just love the Queen; the big head on her tiny body, the pursed lips, just love it. So I printed out a playing card with that image and that was my starting point/inspiration for the rest of the page. I sprayed the background with red Dylusions spray ink and stamped a diamond background stamp with Stazon inkjet black all over. I altered the card a bit by adding a sparkling crown and glossy accents to her lips. Past weekend, besides the metallic paint, the trellis die and butterfly stamps I also bought this cute doodled cat stamp (and even some more stuff J) which I colored black/purple with my inktense pencils,  just like the cat in Alice in wonderland.



In gold acrylic I stenciled the title Queen Of Hearts and the page was ready to be glued on my February page.


25 comments:

  1. I too loved the queen in the film! Fabulous vibrant page for February.

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  2. Great idea to alter a calendar like this and make it more personal! I might try to pick up one this weekend too! Love the bright background!

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    1. Actually Susan, it is not an altered calendar, I made it myself. But you could absolutely alter one, you probably get one one sale now.

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  3. That's a great cat there Vicky!

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  4. Very awesome indeed. The cat is fabulous, what a great stamp to find! I also really like the background very much too :o))

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    1. Thx, and I also bought a sun and an owl in the same series of stamp :-)

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  5. Love your take on "Valentine", very original. Like the cute cat stamp!

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    1. Thx, exactly what I was after, so I succeeded.

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  6. Great idea to use the Queen of Hearts - the background is striking too!

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  7. As crazy, insane as she is, I adore the queen of hearts. I wish she was a little less crazy. But you gotta go with what your given, huh? Your page is awesome. Love how you embellished made it so unique.

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    1. Thx Dana, probably if she was less crazy, we would like her less, no?

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  9. Fab page. Love the playing card and the cat :)

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    1. The card is a download and the cat a stamp which I will be using more that's for sure.

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  10. Great page - love the queen card you created Have a lovely sunday x

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  11. Brilliant , love your queen of hearts theme.x

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  12. Great page and great interpretation of the theme! xx

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  13. What a brilliant idea!! Looks great. Thank you for joining in the Challenge
    Jane x.

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  14. A great theme for February's page. I love the cat.

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