Monday, January 19, 2009

TMTA queen for the day


Two posts in one day, that's really good for me at the moment!
I love the theme at TMTA this week and I thought that it was about time that Erica got another airing. The background of this is an idea that I had as I was trying to get to sleep last night. I love using corrugated cardboard in my crafting, but sometimes I don't want brown, so I wondered if I could recreate the effect of torn corrugated cardboard with coloured cards and a paper ribbler. It's not quite how I saw it in my head, but it's a start!
I also wanted to distress the edges, but I don't have one of those fancy distressers (although I want one) but I've found that if I run it along the bit where my scissor blades meet I can get a similar effect.

All stamps are by Inka

28 comments:

  1. it's Erica!!!!!! and very lovely she looks in crown :o)

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  2. she looks very cute. love the words too!

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  3. Joanne, this is just TOO sweet! Great ATC!

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  4. Great to see Erica looking so sweet in her dazzling crown.

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  5. Really sweet ATC, Erica!!!! Love it!!

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  6. Love the sweet queen in her enormous crown. Very nice, Joanne.

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  7. What a darling image, great ATC, Joanne.

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  8. I love your cute little queen and the jewel just seems to light up.

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  9. Love the effect of the pink crimped paper. And that sentiment is absolutely wonderful!

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  10. She is so adorable and I love the words...

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  11. Oh I love this and Erica looks stunning in a crown! What a fun theme too!

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  12. Cute atc Joanne, it's lovely :)

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  13. this is gorgeous, love the background you made and erica is beautiful as a queen.

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  14. Great Image - and love the wording too - thanks for the explanation of how you did it

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  15. The crown appears to be a tad too big for her ;) Gorgeous ATC!

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  16. I love this ATC--and I love your blog background--both are fantastic!

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  17. thats adorable . lovely image and your background worked out well.
    i too use the scissors for distressing paper but have ordered a TH thingemy now.

    there's something on my blog for you.

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word verification is off! thanks for all your lovely comments, they mean so much to me!