Queen for a Day

Hello Everyone
When I receive new Gecko Galz products from the lovely Leanne I always love the anticipation of which of the images will jump out at me, wanting me to have some fun with it. With the release of the April products I knew immediately that I had to work with the Spring Queens image sheet.
Beautiful images and I had the perfect stamp set to continue the theme throughout the cards I would be making, the stamps in the form of Oxford Impressions Castle Keep (available directly from Oxford Impressions and in the U.K. from That’s Crafty).
In this post I am sharing the first card I made, sent to a friend for her birthday.
With this being a Gecko Galz post, I am providing the supplies I used and instructions for this card.
Gecko Galz Spring Queens
Jodi Lee Nature Garden digital paper
Oxford Impressions Castle Keep
Distress Paint Vintage Photo
Martha Stewart Metallic Acrylic
Memento Tuxedo Black
Extras:- canvas printer paper, white cardstock, tea stained cardstock, lace, corrugated cardboard and tall cardbase.

Print Nature Garden digital paper. Abrade edges and apply Distress Paint. Adhere to cardbase. Tear two lengths from remainder of the digital paper. Distress and apply paint. Adhere to top and bottom edges of cardbase.
Select Spring Queens, isolating required image. Print onto canvas printer paper. Apply paint to edges. Layer to corrugated cardboard which has been painted with Martha Stewart paint. Embellish with lace. Stamp various Castle Keep stamps onto cardstock stained with tea. Distress all edges. Adhere the stamped elements to the cardbase.

17 March 001The canvas printer paper that the image was printed onto provides a lovely texture which you can just about see on the photograph.
This photograph below shows where I added the band along the bottom (and also one at the top), distressing it and then adding a fragment of stamped text.  I rarely use pattern paper but this digi set is stunning.  The plus side to digi papers is there is no storage problem (that is a bonus if you have a craft space as wee as my own!) and you practically have unlimited options as to what you print it onto:- canvas, low gloss, fabric, transparencies …..17 March 012
Many thanks for your visit.


25 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. valerie-Jael
    Apr 02, 2014 @ 16:52:34

    You have created a striking and unusual card – glad you liked the images. Valerie


  2. Deborah (rustycage11)
    Apr 02, 2014 @ 16:59:44

    Spring Queens LOL. An amazing medieval themed card – i am sure your friend will love it Lynne.


  3. Gery
    Apr 02, 2014 @ 17:36:31

    To me YOU are the queen of the day with this card.
    What a great card you made for your friend her birthday.
    Never worked on printer canvas paper, but it looks beautiful.
    Such a good idea to tear off paper and adhere it again, it gives your work a real altered look after distressing it. Beautyful work Lynne.
    Groetjes Gery


  4. 3renee
    Apr 02, 2014 @ 18:23:23

    She is lovely! A true Queen!!


  5. craftytrog
    Apr 02, 2014 @ 18:39:42

    Absolutely gorgeous!!! xxx


  6. barnie
    Apr 02, 2014 @ 19:40:11

    That’s a wonderful piece, great main image.


  7. CarolS
    Apr 02, 2014 @ 20:04:31

    Lovely card Lynne! Wonderful image choice and your stamps are a great addition!


  8. rachel fisher
    Apr 02, 2014 @ 20:07:21

    what a wonderful piece Lynne – that photograph is amazing – fabulous layers too. gorgeous xx


  9. Meggymay
    Apr 02, 2014 @ 20:10:11

    A super main image, its a fantastic creation.


  10. astrid51
    Apr 02, 2014 @ 20:50:10

    Brilliant!! Love how the stamps compliment the image, stunning make!


  11. tracy745
    Apr 02, 2014 @ 21:01:55

    Gorgeous focal image Lynne, this piece looks lovely and ornate. Lovely design too. Tracy x


  12. Buttons
    Apr 02, 2014 @ 21:23:13

    So regal and delicately feminine. gorgeous Lynne. Jenny x


  13. Marilyn J. Rock
    Apr 02, 2014 @ 23:40:17

    This is fabulous! xo


  14. Dianne
    Apr 02, 2014 @ 23:58:10

    Wow I don’t know where to start, you’ve made the paper look so vintage and yummy love the corrugated frame, that image is beautiful, the stamped pieces are fabulous with it, love the lace, your the Queen of vintage elegance, no one does it like you my dear, thanks for the inspiration you share have a wonderful week, ))) BIG HUGS )))…


  15. may
    Apr 03, 2014 @ 05:28:41

    Gorgeous card Lynne, the image is so beautiful… Love all the design & the stamping is fabulous… Love it all…Hugs May x x


  16. Terry
    Apr 03, 2014 @ 13:44:33

    Love the “Queen For A Day” title. Lynne, she is a queen and this is another gorgeous image and I do love the corrugated cardboard frame! I have one with a corrugated frame that will post later and can honestly say, I may never use it that way again! Enjoy the day. Hugs!


  17. 1cardcreator
    Apr 03, 2014 @ 19:52:48

    Gorgeous card Lynne, your friend will adore it! I love how you combined the image with the stamps, they work so beautifully together! ~Diane


  18. Ira
    Apr 04, 2014 @ 09:22:13

    Magnificent image of the medieval lady Lynne, love the stamps that you have surrounded her with, oh, how your friend will be so thrilled when she gets this! Take care, Ira


  19. Florence
    Apr 04, 2014 @ 16:17:59

    Hello Mrs. M. Hope all is ok. Another stunning project. truly beautiful. Thank you for your visit Lynne. Have a wonderful weekend.
    Hugs, Florence x


  20. ~*~Patty Szymkowicz Magpie's Nest
    Apr 04, 2014 @ 19:31:24

    Your card is so rich and lovely with all of your special touches.
    I always thought it would be fun as a girl to have that kind of medieval headdress … such a pretty image!


  21. gio
    Apr 04, 2014 @ 20:33:14

    This image is very unusual and beautifl and has inspired you a lot! I love the colours and the composition, Lynne!
    Have a nice weekend 🙂


  22. Martina
    Apr 06, 2014 @ 06:41:01

    She looks wonderful! A very noble and beautiful creation! BRAVO Lynne!


  23. The Scrap Yard
    Apr 07, 2014 @ 01:59:27

    This is oooh so gorgeous! That background is so vintage and is perfect with that image!!


  24. Marjie Kemper
    Apr 08, 2014 @ 22:34:03

    Oh my gosh, Lynne, how I would love a chance to wear a hat like that! Of course you have framed the image so beautifully with your signature lace and other touches, that it looks even more grand than it would on its own. Beautiful project!


  25. Sharon
    Apr 13, 2014 @ 06:13:00

    This is just beautiful Lynne – love the rich feel to it and gorgeous image!


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