Queendom Relics by Rea'

Monday, June 24, 2013

Go Wild Cats !

Graduation Card
It's been busy around the Queendom Annex ... I've been having technical difficulties so I gotta get it done while I can sorry to over load you ... but I had promised to post this card and I had not done it.
I made this card for a very special young man at my church  who graduated from Monrovia High School ... Go Wildcats !  Their colors are green and white, I was fortunate to find Monrovia High School stickers at Scrap N' Yap  in Monrovia  ... Woo Hoo  !
That's it for now... Have a Good Night everybody !

June Monthly Challenge : Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue

June Monthly Challenge

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue... June Challenge at Inspiration Emporium http://blog.inspirationemporium.com/.  This past Friday , June 21st, I celebrated my 33rd Wedding Anniversary. I've been dying to use my 3-D Accordion Album die by Karen Burniston. I've been seeing all these cool projects made with it so I decided to give it a try. I made my anniversary card.
My wedding song was " One In A Million" by Larry Graham ( my husband sang it to me while we were dating, so it became our song). Every year for the past  thirty-two years we start our anniversary day with a dance to One In a Million ( yeah... yeah mushy... I know), so I decided to use the title on my card; I got married in a yellow dress and he wore a yellow shirt that matched my dress, hence the yellow background  for my card. I used papers from  DCWV's The Primrose Stack. I chose the musical note sheet and a couple of other  sheets from which I fussy cut flowers, the bird and the butterfly. I inked all my edges with vintage photo distressing ink. I fussy cut two of my favorite photos from our special day ( something old)  and adhered them to the labels. I  Added some dimensional flower stickers from Jolee's  Boutique ( something new) that matched the flowers from the paper perfectly. I place these in the corners of the frames adding depth. On the first frame I put "One In A Million" in white glitter letters from Recollections ( something borrowed). And I used pop dots to pop up a butterfly ( something blue)... that was fun !!
Often times I will have an idea of what I want to create but it's difficult to get it from my head to my hands, but this project "translated" well ... I was pleased with my first 3-D Accordion Album ... was a little tricky at points but I was pleased. I actually dreamt this project after looking through some of my stash! My husband loved it too !

June Tag 12 Tags of 2013

12 Tags of 2013 June Tag

I'm high on summertime.. already !! OMG ... I've been struggling to get my mojo back. After being sick, the death of my brother-in-law and the death of his mom shortly there after; I just couldn't seem to get my mojo back. I was overwhelmed!!
But I'm HAPPY to report after a day at a workshop with Denise Hahn ... SHE"S BACK !!
Tim incorporated the distress markers for this tag ( oh no... not coloring ... my first response! ) ... OMG ... I'm loving the distress markers more and more... I'm getting the hang of it. Check it out http://timholtz.com/12-tags-of-2013-june/    . Of course he makes it seem so easy! I got tickles with the splatter technique... anybody can do that right ? Not as easy as it looked... secret is to get enough water on that brush ... I'm not sure where my drops ended up the first two times !!
My goodness the background techniques were so cool. The combination of distress paint, distress ink and distress stain was amazing; watching them react together... watch out now "artist" at work here... LOL .  Love the classic stamps used for the background... yay ... I had them!!  Was a very fun tag, and I can't wait to see next months. Singin' " I got my groove back, I got my groove back !!
In the past week I've done a mini album,  five layouts, three tags, and another project I'll be posting
 shortly for Inspiration Emporium Challenge. shortly. My direct link to my blog dropped off my phone, that hasn't been corrected yet so I'm having to Bluetooth my photos from my phone ... but that's okay I'm gettin' it done!! See you soon. Don't forget to check out Tim's site for tag details and check out the work of the other fans too. Tim also posted some patriot projects today... have fun !

April Tag 12 Tags of 2013

Hi everybody! It's been a while... well you know how I hate to be left out.. in April due to deaths in the family I did not do my April tag. I tried to be OK with not doing it , but that DID NOT work for me ... LOL. So I'm happy to report I did my April tag!
 So glad I did , it was loaded with cool techniques. I love the distress paints and how they blend; and the layering of the paints with the distressing inks was amazing
You know I can't complete a tag with out something happening... I went to use my brand new salty ocean distress paint and at a crucial point, the whole top came off and paint went all over my mat ... I snatched up my tag so it didn't get soaked and I used a piece of card stock to steer the running paint away from the area I had set up ( you have to check out Tim's site timholtz.com/12-tags-of-2013-april/ ) to see the process for colorizing the tag background... but I had my other two mediums on my mat ready to go ...FORTUNATELY ... my steering job worked so I could go ahead and complete that part BEFORE cleaning up my spilled paint... quite a save  ( those mats... Ranger  craft mat are awesome to clean up, I ran it under warm water... rinsed right off... Thank Goodness !
Oh and the patina techniques for the metals... so awesome, way too much fun. Another fun tag!! I got carried away on the dragon fly wings so I had to reheat them and smooth them out a couple of times... you really gotta check it out; better yet do one if you haven't done it yet.
Okay that's it for April chit chat, see you in a few minutes, with my June tag.