I began by cutting out the chess board from my Silhouette & embossed the black squares with a fob watch stamp from 7 Gypsies & print magic clear embossing powder. Behind the chess board I placed some beautiful paper from the 'Conservatory' pad from 7 Gypsies. Adhered to the card. I embossed a TH queen playing card (from my blog candy!) & inked with barn door. Looked a bit bright so spritzed with water & dried to tone it down a bit. Attached to card with foam strips to add dimension. I cut out two chess pieces from my Silhouette, embossed as above & attached to playing card with Pinflair glue. Next I stamped the 'queen' in black & coloured with TH distress pens & some promarkers then cut out (very fiddly as very small) & attached to playing card. I cut out a heart, embossed it with a Anna Griffin stamp & placed behind the queen. The border was cut out from my Silhouette-I certainly get my money's worth from that machine! Lastly I printed out 'off with her head' with my favourite typeface (LD Remington Portable) & glazed with glossy accents to make them look like tiles.
I shall also be entering this one into 'The Altered Alice' week 2 challenge.