Being a new month, we have a new hostess over at CCEE Stampers - it's me! My challenge this week marks the fact that February 6th 1952 was the day Queen Elizabeth ascended to the throne, so I asked for crowns or "royal images" to be featured.
As usual, making the most of what time I have for stamping, I combined it with this week's WTUI challenge ~WT517 From The Kitchen With Love
I tried both salt and couscous on my upper panel - at least I did get a sort of rich velvety look, but I think I'll give up on the salted background technique unless a challenge calls for it! To add a bit more interest I stencilled some stars on, coloured them gold, and added flecks of Stickles.
The crown was stamped on watercolour paper, embossed with gold EP and coloured with Twinkling H2Os and L&B Deco Gloss paints, plus some more Stickles. MFT sentiment stamped and embossed with clear EP.
For the base layer I used Anne's No-Iron Resist technique, embossing with gold instead of clear, and sponging with more Fired Brick.
I used the ticket corner punch on both layers, popped the top layer up on foam, and the very base was sponged with Dusty Concord, and has tiny gems in each corner.
Date: Wednesday, February 4, 2015 GMT Views: 1393
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Thu, Feb 05, 2015 @ 4:43 AM
Sabrina, you gave us a fun challenge, and your sample is amazing. The colors are so vibrant...they remind me of velvet and silk..the preferred material of royalty. The crown finishes it to a tee!!! tfs
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