Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Queens and all white for Double Tuesday

Hi everybody!
 It's Tuesday again, and that means it's time for the challenges at 

At Tag Tuesday our theme is Kings and Queens. I wanted to do Freddie Mercury as Queen, but then I had the idea for a little queen art- doll tag,  and tried it out.
The doll has been  cut out of scraps of printed paper, and fixed together with glue spots - I decided against moveable joints. The crown is a castle stamp which has the right size to double up as a crown.
Her dress has been made from a rosette which was on a notebook that someone sent me as a present some time back. The notebook has long been used up, but I kept the rosette to use again, so thanks a lot if it was from you! The golden jewels have been added with liquid pearls, and I mounted her onto a tag made of scraps which I matted together.






I am also entering this tag into the 'mystery' challenge at Simons Monday Blog.
Who is this mystery queen, and what is she hiding under that rosette she's holding?
Can you give her a name?

At TIOT our theme for the next 2 weeks is white on white, so I hope that lots of you will be filled with cool, white inspiration and join in, perhaps with some sparkly white Christmas stuff?
I am more partial to grunge than white on white, but I painted a piece of distressed cardboard with white gesso, added glitter, and then threw on all the white embellies I could find. The birdcage, bird and large flowers are TH diecuts, the small flowers at the bottom right have been quilled. And that heart is white, not pink, but it is made out of some reflective material that catches the light and changes colour on photos!







And here are some impressions from yesterday's walk:






Have a great day, take care, and thanks a lot for coming by!

33 comments:

  1. Such a lot stuff to find on your Blog :-) amazing - wonderful Project - just love it!
    xoxo SanDee1899

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  2. The queen doll tag is fantastic, and the white on white piece is a real show piece - what a beauty. You have created some wonderful pieces again, just wonderful. Love the photos, too. Hugs, Sarah

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  3. Amazing photographs as always--the one with the ducks is magical.

    Oh you did some crafting as well lol.

    The doll tag is wonderful and such an amazing idea and the white on white piece is cleverly made as one colour is never easy and only white is even more difficult than most

    Have a great day

    Love Chrissie x

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    1. For the ducks photo I had to crouch on a slippery bank under the tree - one of these days I will fall in!

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  4. Her name? Easy, her enamelled crown gives the game away - She's Queen Arabella, the queen of White City - she's stylish, bejewelled … and terribly pretty!
    Your white on white is richly gorgeous, so much to see. And as always I revel in your photographs, those curly-horned sheep look cosy. I am wondering why the tree is labelled with a 'D' - is it a designated walk, with walks A, B, C and E as well?

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    1. Yes, you can get tips for walks, and you follow the letter! I prefer to go where I like, but I rarely meet anybody else walking. Thanks for the Arabella name, good one!

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  5. ich nenn sie Heimchen am Kopf Prinzessin - sehr liebe- und kunstvoll ist sie!
    Dein weißer kleiner Mixed Media Traum ist auch perfekt gelungen...

    und die Schafe ..die sind ja gut für den Winter eingepackt..richtig rund sind die!
    schöner post liebe Valerie!
    Sei mir lieb gegrüßt am Dienstag!

    xxx
    Susi

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  6. Die prinzessin schaut genial aus mit ihrem zuhause auf dem kopf *g*und die weiße karte ist auch ein Traum,tolle Bilder hast du wieder,die Schafe sind wirklich kugelrund,hihi.

    GLG Jeannette

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  7. How creative making the Princess with a stamp for a crown and a recycled rosette and she has a pretty face (is that sequins for eyes?, very clever and effective). I think she is knitting socks under the flower to keep her from being bored by all the people and courtiers she has to meet while sitting there.
    As to the white on white, how magnificent! - I feel like inventing a maximum embelli challenge just so you can enter it. You've put together all the pieces wonderfully, very well done, Valerie. It's a lovely complete work of art and you've photographed it perfectly.

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    1. Thanks for your kind comments, do you think she is knitting socks for me? The eyes are little blue gem stones, with the pupil added in the middle with a black pen.

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    2. No, she's knitting socks to keep her own feet warm as you haven't given her any shoes!
      Also apologies to her as I see now that she is a Queen, not a Princess. Hope I don't get taken off to the tower.

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    3. I'll let you off this time! She doesn't need socks because she's got under floor heating....

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  8. Hahaha! Well maybe you'll get the socks for Christmas after all.

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    1. Well, that would be nice, wouldn't it!

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  9. Gorgeous tags and I love the photos! I am terrible at names, hope you settle on a good one.

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  10. Wow another wonderful post! LOVE your Queen ! She is so beautiful Also love the arrangement of beautiful flowers on your bottom design. Your photos are fabulous, especially the mushrooms and the small lane with trees. Cheers, Shirleyx

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  11. Both beautiful projects and love the photos, hugs Annette x

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  12. I love the Queen of Castles, what a gorgeous crown she wears! Totally lovely piece, love all the jewels and details down to the rings and pupils in the jeweled eyes! Your white on white is stunning with the beautiful quilled flowers too! Glad we has such a peaceful walk today, the fresh air has made me tired though, lol. Beautiful and interesting as always Valerie! ~Diane

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  13. I think she is the ,'Queen of Arts' loving all her jewels.
    Fantastic White on white, the details you added are all awesome.
    Yvonne x

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  14. So much to see today.... love that crown, most of all, and the bird piece is exquisite!

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  15. Good morning Valerie. There is only one TAG QUEEN and that is Queen Valerie.

    I love your white on white piece. You should use this combination again as it is truly beautiful.

    Hugs,
    C

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  16. Gorgeous project for TioT, great texture and embellishments.
    Love the look of your Queen - very interesting.
    Avril xx

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  17. Such different pieces but how wonderful they both are.
    The tag is so quirky, love the whimsy of the piece and of course the recycled flower and then the beautiful white tones, that is so gorgeous - another wonderful post!
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  18. Valerie, what a darling queen in her gorgeous crown. Love the whites too. Everything you create is magazine worthy.
    Love the pics from your walk too.
    Hugs

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  19. Love all the details of the white and the quilled flowers are fabulous.
    Hugz, Z

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  20. Was für ein schöner Post, Valerie! Es war ein Genuss ihn zu lesen und die herrlichen Tags, Karten UND Fotos zu genießen! :)

    Recht liebe Grüße aus dem beinah dauervernebelten Wien,
    Claudia x

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  21. Gorgeous work as always, love the queen tag, and the white on white card is really noble, love it. Hugs, Barb

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  22. Love all the jewels and rosette that adore that stunning queen! Gorgeous as is the card with all the wonderful details! Great photos again! Happy Wednesday!

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  23. LOVELY card! You DID cheat a little bit.... grin
    Difficult challenge as far as I am concerned, hehe.
    xxx Ellie

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  24. I think the white on white card is just stunning! I can't even pick my favorite photo from your walk! The crow in the foreground with the horses is an amazing shot, and I love the path through the trees! Hugs!

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  25. Your project is great - just shows how many whites there are!! Your walk looked gorgeous - dont you just love Autumn ... x

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  26. Have always loved Queens! Your card is incredible, and I want those beautiful sheep from your walk! hugs Donna

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  27. Love your mystery queen. Her rosette bouquet is beautiful with the charm in the middle! Lovely white on white tag and loved seeing the photos from your walk! Thank you for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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