Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Today is a very big day at Queen Kat Designs: 1) our Design Team's Wednesday Royal Blog Hop starting at Queen Kat Designs; 2) the second hazing event at our Whimsical Ink Sorority (WIS); and 3) the first day of a huge sale in the QKD store.
This Wednesday we had an inspiration challenge. The photo of colorful beach items reminded me of our trips to Florida. In honor of my new cyberfriend, Maigan Lynn, who is a fantastic artist and the chapter president of our Whimsical Ink Sorority, I created this beach scene using her lovely design, Star the Mermaid. What better way to celebrate the second WIS hazing event and the release of two new stamp sets today!

I love vintage items and going to antique stores and auctions. The frame shows off my aunt's vintage jewelry (on the top and bottom left corner) as well as the macrame cord she made. The scene is a 1940 postcard of Daytona Beach that I picked up recently at a local antique store. Star is stamped with tuxedo black Memento ink and colored mostly with Copic sketchers. (This is my very first attempt at using Copics.) I added some Stickles and an actual shell I picked up on the beach at Panama City, FLA about 15 months ago. The frame is from IKEA, an unfinished wood that I painted with several acrylic paints to get a weathered look. I removed the plexiglass for a shadowbox effect. The glass actually is on the back so that you can read the message on the postcard.
Did you hop over here from AlienAnessa? I'm near the end of a very creative blog hop. If you started with me, I hope you take time to hop on all of the Design Team blogs by clicking on Queen Kat Designs and working your way back to me. I wouldn't want you to miss a thing! Next up is Nina.
The QKD store sale blinkie will be on my sidebar until the end of the sale. Clicking on the blinkie will take you directly to the store. You'll find Star there as well as lots of other fantastic items.
20% off of Past kits
20% off QKD stamps*
25% off Special Deals Section
35% off Grab Bags
35% of Acrylic Blocks
35% off Paper Packs
55% off Clearance Section
55% off Scrapbooking kits**

*Stamp Exclusions: Separates line, Mini Sets and ATC Backers
**Scrapbooking kit Exclusions: Royal kits

EVERY order over $25 gets a Grab bag worth at least $13.50 while supplies last

Sale runs from 7/22/09 through 7/31/09 or until everything is gone!

Also, QKD is providing the prize for my 2amscrapper challenge over at Scrapbooking and Crafting Friends for their 1st 24-hour Crop Hop. It started at midnight so there's plenty of time left to try to win a QKD kit after you finish the royal blog hop here and check out the QKD store.


Shannon said...

I love this!!!!!

Tina said...

very nice, great details.

Jacqueline said...

beautiful frame!!

sPaRkLiNg sCrApBoOkS said...

This is gorgeous, sooooooo cute! LOVE the mermaid!!!!!!!! I am gonna try my hand in stamping, not my strong point, but after seeing this- you've inspired me! xOxO

Anonymous said...

OH great job Helene!! Love how you blinged her up so well!! =)

Maria Levine said...

Very cool!! NIce job.

Lara said...

GREAT JOB!!! love the image!

Gina Wrona said...

OMG! That is the Best Ever! I love it!!!!!


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