Let’s Be Royal

Our Creative Corner challenge for this week is a royal theme, and I had a real struggle with this one!

The requirements are:
– Create a card or project with a royal look using a crown, castle or a princess.
– Use the photo to inspire you.
– Your project must have something yellow or gold embossed.

Well, I don’t have any castle or princess stamps and the only crown stamp I have looks more like a jester’s hat than a crown!
So, I did a google search on princess images and decided to do some paper piecing, not something that I have done much of before.  Actually, truthfully, I have never done anything like this before so it really was a challenge!

Personally, I think she looks a bit evil, or angry, what do you think?
I have used patterned paper from the Floral District paper pack, and the Delicate Designs Embossing Folders to create the lacy underskirts, along with lots of fussy cutting and faux stitching.
I am not all that happy with the final result, but I guess for a first attempt it’s ok.
There is plenty of wonderful inspiration for this challenge from the rest of the Design Team though, so make sure you check it out, and lets see what you come up with – we would love it if you would share your creations.
Well, that’s it for now, but I will be back with some more real soon.
Happy stamping!


Yellow is one of those colours that I just don’t use very much, so this week’s colour challenge from Our Creative Corner wasn’t one of my favourites.  But thought I would give it a go anyway. The colours are yellow, Kraft and White, so I have used Daffodil Delight which is probably my least used of all the colours.  But I will admit that I quite like it in the combination used in our new DSP called Attic Boutique, which is the one I have used here.
I have also used the stamp set Field Flowers, and lots of paper piercing and “Faux stitching”.    Now that I have my sewing machine up and organised I might start doing some real stitching on my cards!! 🙂
It is probably difficult to see in the photo, but I have also used some Crystal Effects on the main flower to give a bit more depth and shine.
Well, that’s it for today.  Hope you have a crafty weekend.
Happy stamping, Chris.