Thursday, February 14, 2013

Queen of Hearts

I went quite a ways off my comfort zone when I created my Queen of Hearts. My background is grungeboard die cut into a heart shape. I then used picket fence and pewter stains to color the heart. It actually is very silvery (the lighting today was very poor.) I embossed the heart for texture. The queen is actually an angel die cut, but I thought that she looked very queenly without the wings. On the right is a diecut heart with one of Tim Holtz's sayings stamped on it. "The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing. On the left are two diecut and rolled flowers. I think these are really cool flowers. The heart background is bordered in lace and stands on a diecut easel.
The queen is being entered into Bloggers Challenge with the theme of cut it out; into Creative Belli with the theme of Valentines/hearts; into Frilly and Funkie with the theme of lacy, heartsy Valentine project; and of course, into the Quietfire Queen of Hearts Challenge.

8 comments:

2amscrapper said...

wonderful project!

Basement Stamper said...

beautiful die cut, she's gorgeous!

Buttons said...

You have put so much thought and technique into this and I love it. Love the embossed grunge heart with its lacy edge. Thanks for joining the Frilly and Funkie challenge, hugs Jenny x

Shawnie Bartron said...

Lovely card!

Quietfire said...

I'd say you had a successful trip outside your comfort zone! Beautiful card! Thanks for playing in the Queen of Hearts Challenge!

inkypinkycraft said...

Love the lace around the edge and great sentiment, thanks for joining us at frilly and Funkie trace x

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

What a sweet Valentine, Barbara! The embossed heart for the background is super and that angel die cut is just lovely! Awesome flowers too. So great to have you joining in the fun with us this time at Frilly & Funkie.

Hugs,
Linda

Donna Gibson said...

You're right! She does look very queenly without the wings! Very nice! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Frilly and Funkie!