Saturday, September 19, 2009

Queen of Hearts / Domestic Goddess

Two more tags for my Grunge Tag swap - the letters Q (for the Red Queen of Alice in Wonderland) and D & G (Domestic Goddess).

The King of Grunge is Tim Holtz - so I started with one of his techniques from April 2008. Patterned paper is stamped and embossed with clear embossing powder. Tim then covered with dark paint dauber. But when I did that it was too dark. So I just left the clear EP alone. It magnified the red color. Alice's Queen of Hearts was stamped in Fired Brick on another tag and cut out. Black/white papers were layered over the red diamond paper. Then I used some Grungeboard pieces. A heart covered in red Stickles and Crown painted with a silver metallic dauber

Stamps: Oxford Impressions CLASSIC ALICE
Paper: Basic Grey and Stampin Up! papers and tag
Ink: Distress Ink: Fired Brick
Accessories: Scrabble tile, Grungeboard, .Stickles, paint daubers, heart rhinestones, clear embossing powder, and ribbon.

Graphic 45 has a series of papers called DOMESTIC GODDESS but other than the title strips - I didn't use the paper. The background is another Tim Holtz technique from Day 7 of 2007 Christmas series. Here the entire tag is covered with Distress Ink and then clear embossing powder. When heated the EP creates an "orange peel" effect. The dents of the orange peel is rubbed with a darker color (Brushed Corduroy). The rest of the tag is collaged papers and clip art in celebration of the "cooking" Domestic Goddess.

Stay tuned for the laundress, seamstress, and many other talents of the 50's housewife... I'm really liking this topic and there's a lot more clipart to use!

Stamps: none
Paper: tag
Ink: Distress Ink: Broken China and Brushed Corduroy
Accessories: Crafty Secrets clipart, Scrabble tile, rope.


  1. Great EP techniques on the first tag; I'd forgotten how fun the clear version can be. The Domestic Goddess tag is my new favorite -- great image and love those labels!!

  2. How much FUN are these!?!?!? Great work!!

  3. Wow, you are really great at this style! Love the EP techniques too and the scrabble tiles are awesome :) (the way you used them!)

  4. Gosh, Deb...these are so great...Like Lori says, your use of those scrabble tiles is so clever and attractive...Great job...Hugs..Jacque