January 13, 2010

Queen Kat Contest

Hi Everyone and Happy Thursday to you all. a couple of things to share with all of you today. First of all, I made it to the Top 10 for the Queen Kat Stamping Contest and I've moved on to phase 2. How exciting is that??!!?? For this next phase, we have been asked to create a card and an altered piece and both of them are finished yeah!!! So I present to you my very first drum box. If you haven't seen these before I have a great place to get them called About Art Accents. (make sure you let Annette know I sent ya, and you will get a free little something in your order). This drum box is a little picture heavy (that's me giving you forewarning hehehe)

Here she is.


I had so much fun altering this box. For the lid, I used Glimmer Mist and grungeboard to mask. Then added some Spellbinder pendants and the image. Then covered chipboard with liquid pearls and distress stickles. Ain't she purdy???

Now I couldn't stop there, I had an entire inside to finish...

Each tier was stamped using a combination of Hearts in Touch Stamps, Technique Tuesday Stamps and 7 Gypsies rub-ons. The paper for the project is Fancy Pants Vintage Valentine. Here are a few close ups of tiers.


And finally a close up of an amazing fairy.

Now if you thought I stopped there, nope couldn't do. I have a card for the contest as well and I love love love how this butterfly turned out. It looks almost lifelike.

And the close up to see the coloring

So there you have it. My entries into the Queen Kat Stamping Contest round#2. I hope you all enjoyed them and please leave a comment of support. I'd really really really appreciate it.

One last thing for this post. I went to my first weigh in for weight watchers and I've lost 3lb 4oz. Now there is something to smile about.

Toodles

58 comments:

  1. Congrats on making it to the Top Ten at Queen Kat Stamping and your loss at weighwatchers. I love your butterfly card, it IS so life like. Oh, it can just pop out and fly away.

    Love it!!!

    Best of luck to you!!

    xoxo :)

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  2. Oh, Erika, those are AMAZING projects! Good luck on your contest.
    -hugs-

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  3. Good luck! I think your work is amazing!
    Eileen in NYC

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  4. Congrats on both the Stamp work and your weight loss. I too am going through the ww thing.
    Good luck in the remainder of the contest.

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  5. Congratulations on your creations & your weight loss!
    The drum box is beautiful!!! I'm going to have to check into making one - what a great gift that would make.

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  6. You know Erika, I know I said this before, but I am truly amazed every time I visit your blog or view one of your projects!! I LOVE your style! Queen Kat would be lucky to have you on her team, GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!And thanks for sharing the drum box, I'd never seen one of these before, awesome stuff!

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  7. Lovely - wish I could get one here in the UK. It's a bit like a project I am doing in America when I am over but on a much smaller scale and square (sdee my blog).
    Your card is beautiful.
    I wish you luck in the competition.

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  8. This is absolutely beautiful work and you definitely deserve to win! Best of luck

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  9. Awesome job, I love it all. I especially like the card as that is what I am into. Good luck and thanks so much for sharing your talent!

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  10. Erika- this is all just AMAZING! I love, love, love seeing the things you create!!!! Congratulations on the finals :)

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  11. Wow! Way to go on being a finalist.

    Stunning drum box and card.

    Congrats on the weight loss. How wonderful for you!

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  12. absoloutly beatiful, your right you can almost touch that butterfly

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  13. Erika, these are amazing!!!! That box is something else!!!! You are right, we must be channeling the same ideas somehow..hehehe. Congrats on the weight loss and also you Blog Anniversary!!! What a loot you are giving away!!!! Hugs, Eva

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  14. What a great drum box!! I will have to check into those for some projects too!! TFS

    And you are a girl after my heart with that butterfly card!! LOVE IT! Good luck in the contest and a BIG congrats on the weigh in!

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  15. Wonderful projects, good luck on your quest. Iam sure that you will win the contest your creativity is so unique, always look forward to seeing your projects. Congrats on losing almost 4 lbs. know it isn't easy, am trying to lose weight also, this is major.

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  16. Congrats for making it to round 2.
    I've never seen a drum box before - how cool!
    Your card is STUNNING!!! The mix of papers and the way you coloured in the butterfly - WOW. Can we have a tutorial please :)

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  17. So very pretty! Congrats on your being in the top 10!! Will keep my fingers crossed for you.

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  18. Fabulous card and drumbox...they are truly fab!!

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  19. Everything is so beautiful! I love that fairy and how you colored her!

    Blessings,
    Christine

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  20. Erika - these projects are beautiful! So pretty and detailed and that butterfly is amazing.
    Linda (lind)

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  21. Congratulations on making it to round 2 and good luck your work is fabulous both pieces are magic. Well done on the weight loss hope you achieve all your targets.

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  22. Hello Erika,

    seems you are a fairy lover too :)...

    The box is very nice : I like how it opens and how the insides of the boxes are decorated.

    Good luck in the contest !

    greetings from Belgium
    Inge

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  23. Beautiful work, Erika! And way to go with WW! I've lost 40 since the beginning of August with them...it's great!

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  24. I love your drum box, it's a beautiful work of art and what an interesting type of box. The lid is beautiful with all the glimmer and swirls.

    Lisax

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  25. Wow, absolutely beautiful!!!! I love the detail. And that card is so very elegantly beautiful. Great projects.... thanks so much for playing along with us at SSDS this week.

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  26. Erika, these are amazing. The altered drum box is too cool and the butterfly card is gorgeous. Great job!

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  27. Congrats! Both are absolutley amazing. That butterfly looks so real - WOW!

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  28. The altered box is exquisite! Thanks for playing TT @ S2G and best of luck on the next phase of the contest. You look like a winner to me!
    Ann

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  29. You've been busy with more gorgeous projects! Just lovely! Thanks so much for joining us for Flutter By Wednesday! :)

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  30. I haven't seen these before! You did an amazing job decorating everything, it is just beautiful.

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  31. Wow, Erika, these projects are divine! I love how you echoed the fairy wings on the box with all the lovely swirlies, how each layer is embellished, and that butterfly card is gorgeous. Congrats on winning, on moving to the next round, and on your WW results! :)

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  32. Beautiful creations!!! Love both!!! that butterfly surely caught my eyes! Thank you for playing with us at FBW! hugs!

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  33. It is really beautiful!!!

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  34. Totally gorgeous...love this and .. congrats...and ... GOOD LUCK for the next phase xx

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  35. Fantastic!!! Gorgeous!!! Thanks for playing the Flutter By Wednesday challenge with us this week!

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  36. Congrats on making it to phase 2 and for ur weight loss! That's great! I agree..the butterfly looks so real. It's just beautiful!

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  37. your art is beautiful! The butterfly card is gorgeous!

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  38. Wow! That box is so beautiful! Very clever, and nicely embellished. I love the butterfly on the card as well, very nice!

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  39. These are both absolutely beautiful.

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  40. Stunning, Erika. And thanks for introducing us to a new product from About Art Accents. I've ordered from them before--have that lovely fairy stamp, in fact.

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  41. Absolutely beautiful! I haven't heard of drum boxes before...thanks so much for adding another "must have" to my list. lol

    Both are beautiful - great job! Good luck! xx

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  42. I love the drum box! It's so detailed & the colors grab hold of my heart, along with the cool fairy. Your butterfly does look real! Both pieces are stunning. Best of luck! I hope you win!!!
    Hugs, Julie A. from Montana

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  43. Wow, wow, wow!! Gorgeous creations..I absolutely {heart| that butterfly! wow! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

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  44. Hello Erika.Congratulations for the weight loss and making the round two on the contest.Your work is absolutely awesome!Love it!Good luck in everything you do!

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  45. Congrats on moving on to the next phase AND for the weight loss, that is awesome!!!! I love the box, it is gorgeous!

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  46. Wow! What a great project! Thanks for playing with us at the S2G.

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  47. Erica this is just an amazing drum box!! I have never seen anything like it! Thanks for playing along in my challenge this week!!

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  48. Gorgeous, really pretty!! Love it all
    Thanks for playing along with us on Squigglefly
    hugs
    Anne x

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  49. OMG! Your projects for Phase 2 are just fabulous! So much attention to detail...even the insides of the boxes!!! Wow! Good luck =)

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  50. Thanks for joining us on Crafty Creations with your beautiful work! Hope to see you back next time! :)

    Saskia

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  51. what a beautiful project. Thanks for playing along with us over at shirleys2girls Twisted Thursday.

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  52. WOW!! Beautiful........boy do I feel inept about my creations!! Gorgeous. And Congrats on making it this far in the context. Good Luck!

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