Tuesday, May 21, 2013

CASology: One Day I'll Be Queen

I was thrilled a few weeks ago when I was asked to be a guest designer at CASology.  But I learned a hard lesson - always ask the theme for your guest week before you say "yes".  CASology is full of wonderful challenges - recently the Cue Word has been "bloom", "hexagon" and "care".  This week, however, is out of my comfort zone.  The cue word is....

It really threw me for a loop.  I don't have a stash of princess or queen stamps.  I do have one frog prince but he looked a little dated.  I thought about going diva with a crown - I know I have seen dozens of funny diva stamps, but I searched all over online and couldn't find anything.   I'm sure there are "royal" flowers.  I even toyed with using royal blue or royal purple.  (So now I have made up for my whining by giving you lots of ideas!!!)

I ended up going for a "royal" butterfly.  There are "queen" butterflies and "monarch" butterflies and even "viceroy" butterflies - all very royal!  Ancient Greeks considered butterflies royal because they were the souls of those who passed away.  I didn't put my butterfly in a "royal" setting but beautiful butterflies can sit on a weed and be spectacular!!

You're In My Thoughts

I did start out thinking kings and queens, and my first attempt went in an entirely different direction than butterflies.  Even though I am not entirely satisfied with this card (it leaves me flat and I just can't figure out why), I thought I would show you anyway. I used pennants - thinking castle decorations.  I stumbled upon the top of my sentiment panel by accident.  I had a few scraps of the gold cardstock left that matches my diagonal stripe.  I measured, cut and border punched - but I used my border punch on the wrong side.  I didn't have any more CS left - so I just used it on the top.  It looks like castle turret - I think it works!!

One Day I'll Be Queen

I really am looking forward to seeing what other "royal" ideas you come up with!!

My heart and prayers are with all of us who have experienced
such loss and devastation in the last few days.  I pray especially for
those parents whose children are still missing this morning.
May our Lord provide miracles today, strength in the days to
come and healing for the future.
Royal Butterfly
  • Stamps: Stampin' Up Papillon Potpourri, Verve Amazing Wishes
  • Paper: white
  • Ink: Memento black, Copics
  • Accessories: Papertrey Ink cloud dies, Quickutz Goosebumpz (old 2x2 embossing folders - I don't think they are even sold anymore), Stampin' Up Butterfly Punch, misc sequins
Royal Princess
  • Stamps: Lizzie Anne Once Upon A Time
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Primrose Petals, American Crafts My Girl Paper Pad, Simple Stories Snap Color Vibe (the diagonal stripe)
  • Ink: Memento Black
  • Accessories: Cuttlebug Embossing, MFT Fishtail dies, My Mind's Eye Ginger Relax Twine, misc buton

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