Friday, January 27, 2012

January Fantasy Wedding

In the forest where fairies dwell, the foliage is lush and vibrant with colors.  Snow may glisten at the edges of this mysterious realm, but in the heart of the forest, where the magic is strongest, you will find perpetual spring.
Here is where the lovely Elf Bride finds herself, amongst her furry friends, her Mother Nature, and her soon-to-be husband.  For this fantasy, I created a card using "Elf Bride" by Monika Ptok Byard.  It's one of the January new releases here at Queen Kat Designs.
The sentiment inside reads: "Still the one I love" (title by Shania Twain), and is benchmarked for my hubby of 35 years (of course, I got married when i was you believe me?)
Anyway, she is a gorgeous image to color and I love her pose, as it is a great showcase for the shadows on her face.
You can get "Elf Bride" and more from Monika at the Shoppe.  Tell them Pat sent you!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Queen kat project GIVE AWAY!

I have been working on many projects this month for Queen Kat and have decided how much fun would it be to give away these great projects to you our dedicated customers and fans.

In an effort to get your creative juices flowing, I created Luna's Crystal ball using a snow globe I purchased on clearance after the Christmas Holidays. I used a 25 strand white light set also purchased on clearance, cut a small hole in the bottom and threaded the lights up.

Luna is stamped onto tissue paper and colored with my Copic markers. I then cut the image out carefully with very sharp scissors and applied the image to the snow globe using Crystal lacquer. You need to work quickly but delicately to keep the tissue from wrinkling and then seal the top over with another layer of the crystal lacquer.

I then applied various flowers and butterflies to the globe using both E6000 glue and hot glue. The hot glue just holds things in place while the E6000 glue dries. I also used some dangles/baubles and bling from my personal collection. The entire process took about 2 1/2 hours to complete. I hope you will give this a try, it is super easy and fun.

All you need to do is leave a comment on my blog here or the queen kat blog here. On Feb 7th I will announce the winner. Please note if you are not a US citizen, the package may take up to 4 weeks to reach you. I ship via US parcel post to try and save money. You will receive Luna, two stamped cards and the dream journal as part of this give away.  Loretta's blog.
Happy Stamping and Good luck!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Nothing Says I Love You Like a Box of Candy

Hi, crafters!  Pat here with another project using Secret Admirer by Danika Lindsell.  This time I decided to make a tag card with this cute, love-sick dragon. 
Since the patterned paper was a sea of dots, I cut out my colored image in a circle, framed it with dark red cardstock, and added a few embellies, namely a flower, a feather and some jute lace.
I glammed up the box of chocolates a bit with a few punched and Stickled hearts.
Check out the new January releases at the Shoppe, and tell them Pat sent you!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Queeen Kat on Tuesday from Designer Loretta Rodger

 Grace by Micah Carmichael and Luna by Kerry Swinamer

 Hi Friends!

  It is Tuesday and time for some more of the yummy Queen Kat stamps.

  The first project is using Luna on a dream journal.  Very simple.  I used a junior legal pad that was purchased from an office supply store and measured it.  I covered the journal with brown card stock.

  I taped the paper pad to the inside back cover, slit two holes for ribbon closure and covered the front with different patterned papers from Jillibean soup purchased from my local craft store.

  I attached Luna to the front with E6000 glue.  Then I attached the different "do dads" to the front with the same adhesive.  I used a sentiment from my personal stash and hand wrote out dream, love, faith,pray randomly over the cover.  The entire project took less than 10 minutes.

  For the Grace image, I kept things simple yet elegant.  She was stamped onto Copic card using memento tuxedo black ink. She was then colored with copic markers.  I trimmed the image out using scissors.

  Using card stock from my stash, I layered on different papers and flowers to give her a more finished look.

  I really like the way both projects turned out.  I hope you will give them a try!

  Visit Loretta's blog.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Secret Admirer Offers a Box of Chocolates

Do you realize Valentine's Day is only a month away?!  I know, I know, wew just finished celebrating December's holidays, but still, only one month to start and finish all those Valentine cards, candy pulls, goody bags, and other expressions of love!

Secret Admirer by Danika Lindsell

 Well, I just started my collection for the holiday made for sweethearts with this Ribbon Pull Candy Card.  This cute QKD image by Danika Lindsell is called Secret Admirer, and I think it will be a big hit with my friends.  I bought a package of sugarfree bubble gum packs and when each recipient pulls the ribbom up from the card, the gum comes out of its card!

I think I'll color the dragon as many colors as I have matching flowers & ribbon and make each one different in that little way.

So, half begun is half done (well, maybe not half, but at least I started).  Secret Admirer is brand new, one of many new QKD releases this month.  Get yours HERE and check out all the other new releases.  And tell them Patacake sent you!!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Crayola Model Magic

Queen Kat and her wonderful stamps

This video tutorial is for the visual learner, I hope you will give this a try. Crayola model magic is a wonderful product and so fun to use! See last Tuesday's post for the written step by step. Visit Loretta's personal blog here.
Enjoy! Stamp Happy be a blessing!
For the visual learner:

Friday, January 6, 2012

January New Release! Elf Bride by Monika Ptok Byard

Ah, 2012.  A new year, a fresh start, an opportunity to open the floodgates of inspiration, explore new techniques, and challenge my creativity.
And what better project to start with than a new release stamp from Queen Kat Designs?  I made this card using a stamp called Elf Bride by Monika Ptok Byard .  I love the detail in this stamp.  She looks haunting as a bride, and I had fun coloring her. 
Since crafters tend to look forward to the next holiday on the calendar, I have hearts and love on my mind, so this image I framed with a paper doily heart.  Lace, stitching, pearls and a flourish finish off the card, and I hope you like it!
There are quite a few new releases this month, including Monika's Elf Bride.  Check them all out HERE.  And don't forget to check out the QKD BLOG and Facebook page for more inspiration

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Thursday Thoughts

Back to blogging, not sure where my mind has been the last month, but I do have some cool cards to share with you this month. This stamp that that I used for the first card is by Kerry Swinamer. Click on her name to be taken to her section of the store.

Kerry's style is a little edgy but also soft at the same time. I know that doesn't seem to go together, but the image I used for this card is called BioHazard. She is intense but almost has a softness.

Thanks for stopping by; make sure you go see what all is new in the store.


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