Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Gingersnaps Crown Challenge - Is she a Queen of the future?

This is my entry for the Gingersnaps challenge which starts today, for you to use Crowns in your artwork. I used this image from Lost Coast Designs and I always think this little girl looks very petulant. I think she might be going through that phase of elbowing her friends out of the way to get to her favourite toys. When they come round to play with the dressing up box she says, 'it's my house, so I get to wear the butterfly wings dress with the crown'! I decided she is a bit of a diva and wants to be Queen when she grows up! The words are from a set by Art Journey (the set with the image of Michelle from the French Resistance as I call her!) and you can use the background stamp in one piece, or cut out individual words as I have done here - I thought the words, 'Girl Today, Queen Tomorrow' went with my story for her!

The crown is from the Tim Holtz charms, made into a mould with Siligum then made up with clay and gold mica powder. The ribbon is coloured with ProMarker and sandwiched between layers of mountboard cut with a Nestie. The inner layer is a piece of home-made background paper cut with the next size down of Nestie.

The dangly bits are a pair of earrings. I got a necklace and earrings for £2 as I wanted the necklace but I don't have pierced earrings so I knew I could use them on a project. The butterfly is an Anita one. I don't use a lot of bought embellishments but I think these can't be beaten, and they are so well priced.

The all-important crown a bit closer up!

12 comments:

  1. So pretty! I have that image too and just love her!

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  2. She does look a bit on hte haughty side - great project!

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  3. I think this is fab and love your thinking behind it

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  4. What gorgeous colours you've used, she looks to be as though she's a future queen, fabulous piece. Thanks for your lovely comments, much appreciated.

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  5. Lucy, she is a crowning beauty! Love the tag shape and your colors are some of my favorites! Fabulous! Have a great evening!

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  6. Ha ha ha, she must be modeled on me then, cos I really want that dress with the wings! She is gorgeous. xx

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  7. really love this -she is beautiful and very regal

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