Thursday, 3 February 2011

The King....GC89 - Kings and Queens



This is my first attempt at getting majestic, for which I chose a lion, the king of beasts. The lion and window stamp is from LaBlanche. The tag has first been stamped with a diamond pattern in gold. Then I stamped the lion and window over it in black archival ink. I stamped the image again on a piece of scrap card, and cut out just the lion and window. I applied two layers of floral rub ons on the left of the tag to create the illusion of depth. Then I decoupaged the lion cut out and stuck it over the stamped background image. I added a crown brad. The brad was silver, but I painted it with my gold leaf pen, and added some *diamonds*. I used liquid pearls to add some texture to the masonry and eye. Put a scrap of braid at the bottom, and added a vintage, sparkly rose, and a piece of an old necklace at the top. Oh, and some mesh for the windows. I kept the colours a bit subdued this time, I like the *stony* air of the tag.
It made a nice break yesterday to make the tag after clearing up all day as I am expecting some new furniture. My flat hasn't been so tidy in years, let's see how long it lasts! I can actually sit at my desk again! And if you don't think it's really tidy - well, lucky you didn't see it before!




Thanks for looking and have a nice day!

16 comments:

  1. Great take on the Gingersnap Creations Kings and Queens Challenge! Thanks for playing!

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  2. Lovely tag and I think I never saw your desk soooooooooo tidy! Hugs, Sarah

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  3. Gorgeous finished piece, Valerie!

    ps tidy lookin space you have :)

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  4. Thanks Ladies, I just hope I find all the things I cleared off my desk again!

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  5. Fabulous tag! Love the images you used! x

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  6. Oooh I love this, the bit of necklace and the window mesh are fabulous! Nice when the place is tidy, but it's hard to find everything, lol. CoB

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  7. Terrific take on the Kings and Queens challenge Valerie. Thank you for playing at Gingersnaps. Annette x

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  8. Gorgeous, I love the paper pieced roses too. ~Diane

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  9. Lovely work again, Val, this tag is really different, love it!

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  10. lovely tag val, and well done on your tidying...

    maria xx

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  11. Thanks for the nice comments Ladies. Maria, we will see how long it stays tidy!

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  12. I really like this arch. Lion looks amazing

    Love Dawn xx

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  13. Love our King - so majestic and gorgeous colours for your tag

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  14. oh very pretty - love lions - very inspiring - and yes what A TIDY DESK!

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  15. It IS majestic--lovely piece!!

    :)

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