Wednesday, June 2, 2021

I'm Feeling Like Royalty!

 Happy Wednesday!  Today we have a new challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique and I am hosting it.  The challenge is called: I'm Feeling Like Royalty!

Here is the description of the challenge: 

"On June 2,  1953 the then 27 year old Elizabeth II was crowned Queen of the United Kingdom.  I thought why not honor this event by having a challenge that includes inspiration from royalty.  Think crowns, castles, elegant and regal patterns, or gilding your project  with touches of gold!  Create a shabby chic or vintage project inspired by royalty!" 

I was thinking of how I was going to approach this challenge when I was having a conversation where I said "She is the Queen Bee"  and that was it. 

I thought of the beautiful layered bee and how to use it in a card inspired by royalty.  I was playing with the Mandala die trying to form a crown.  I cut a little bit of the inside circle to frame the Queens head. 

The background consists of: 

  1. Sheet of Backdrops sponged around the edges with brown dye ink.  Embossed with a touch of gold embossing powder. 
  2. Mandala die cut from white cardstock and misted with a mix of blue and pearl ink spray. 
  3. Die cut the embossed frame from gold paper and emboss with a touch of gold/black embossing powder. 
  4. Die cut the bee from the backdrops paper and sponge the edges with vintage photo and emboss with gold embossing powder. 
  5. Cut the inside ring of the mandala and use as crown for the bee. 
  6. Accent with gems. 
  7. Cut sentiment from Clipping and emboss edges with gold embossing powder. 
  8. Spray flowers to match and accent frames. 
  9. Assemble Card. 

A different angle on the bee and frame:


Come join us in the challenge and check out the awesome projects the design team  has created! Everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. There are also Top 3 Badges for three additional outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team.

Thanks for dropping by! 




  1. I love the use of part of the mandala die as a crown! Such a clever idea. Beautiful make!💕👑

  2. Suzz this is a brilliant way of going with your fab theme. I love how you've rested your gilded queen bee on the contrasting Eileen 'Mandala' and even used a piece for her crown x

  3. Love everything about this Suzz, what a great way to use the Bee. Beautiful with it's blue and gold colourway, embellishments, embossing and crown, a truly wonderful piece of mixed media. Many thanks for the inspiration. Creative wishes Tracey.

  4. Fabulous royal treatment you gave to the queen! Love that mandala die cut and how you used it as a crown and a frame. Just so cool, and a little different from you more feminine projects. Love this side of your creativity, but you are always inspiring!


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