Saturday 12 May 2012

By Royal Decree

Well here I am with a tag for CoC and too late again. The week has just run away from me, but it hasn't helped that I have had to go to the dentist twice and have a temporary filling whilst waiting for root canal treatment. But hey ho.

My tag has been made using the 'Faded Layers' technique which can be found on P.43 of Tim's new book.

I have combined this with a few challenges -

Creative Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
Happy Daze - May Queen
Stampalot Challenge - Medals and Monarchs
Sugar Creek Hollow - tags

For the background I used a metal stencil to create the design and stamped crowns in both black archival and Flitter Glue with gilding flake added.

To finish off I stamped the queen and banner using Paper Relics stamps and the Fleur de Lis are spellbinders die-cuts. I coloured the Queen in with distress markers, but have to day I am really disappointed with the colours. So many of them are different to their DI colour.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend, looks like we are going to have a bit of sun for a change.

Take care and enjoy whatever you have planned.

hugs {brenda} xox



cheryl said...

oh Hun,what a brilliant tag,that background is just stunning,just love the crowns,and the colours,brilliant,bless you too Hun for playing at creative craft challenge too,hugs Cherylxxxx

Claire said...

Hi Brenda, beautiful tag, that background is fab-u-lous! Sorry to hear you've had to visit the dreaded dentist, hope the pain has eased so you can enjoy the weekend
Claire xx

Lisa Jane said...

what a fabulous background. Really regal
Lisa x

Karin said...

fantastic tag! have a nice weekend too!

Martina said...

Bravo once again, dear Brenda!!! You are so inspiring!
Wish you a nice weekend.

Meggymay said...

Fabulous tag, the background is amazing, love the crowns.

Margreet said...

Brilliant tag, Brenda...what a pity the colors of the markers disappoint you (mine are ordered)....hope you enjoy the sun this we have a little bit of sun but it is rather cold!
xxx Margreet

Marjie Kemper said...

Brenda, your tag is scrumptious! Love love LOVE that rich background. Hope your dental situation is resolved soon.

Netty said...

Wonderful tag Brenda and so loving your background. Thank you for playing along with us at Happy Daze. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

catherine said...

This is fantastic Brenda and love the colours. Hope your enjoying the weekend and a break from the dentist!
x catherine

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Terry said...

Fabulous tag, Brenda! That is one fancy and pretty background and the Queen is pretty cool! I agree with the colors, but do still like the markers. I was working on something and it was really time consuming, colored raised areas with the markers in hopes of added embossing powder - no chance! This ink does not stay wet. Hope you have a great weekend! Hugs!

Nikbee said...

A gorgeous tag. I love the background. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft.
Nikki x

Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Brenda
I have to agree with you re the Distress markers, they do not seem as versatile as I thought they would be, but I will work with them, but they are not my favourite product by any means.
Your Queen, and finished Tag has a lovely warmth to it. Your Bg colours using this technique has turned out very beautiful, and I think you should be pleased with the result.
It is such a lovely Tag Brenda.

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous Brenda, love the fleut de Lis and the 2 crowns too!

Berry said...

Wow love the patriotic theme sweetie jut a stunning tag hugs Rebekah xx

Unknown said...

How super Brenda what fabulous vivid colours and I love the crowns well done Hugs Elaine

Unknown said...

Oh my that background is amazing Brenda. Love the colours hon. Hope you are well? xx

brenda said...

Hi Brenda

Your tag is really great, a super collage feel to it and just perfect for our theme (would also fit Penny Black and More).

Thanks so much for joining our Medals and Monarchs theme at Stampalot this month and good luck.

B x

Francesca said...

Great creation
Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck !


pinky said...

Gorgeous project Brenda, perfect for our challenge! Thanks for joining us at Stampalot.

Michele said...

i love all the rich color and dimension to your tag! thank you for joining our "tags" challenge at the cheerful stamp pad! xo

Vicki Romaine said...

I just love your tag with all the interesting background work. Thanks for joining the "Tags" challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad.

NancyD said...

Love your royal tag! Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Craft Challenges. NancyD

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a cool tag, great background.

Anonymous said...

love the background on this card it is so very creative, just love this tag..
thanks for joining us this week at SCH lizzi

Daniele said...

what a lovely tag so glad you joined us at SCH this week

Tricia said...

Wow, beautiful tag. Thanks for joining us at the cheerful stamp pad!

Ruth said...

A lovely tag for our Medals and Monarchs theme at Sir Stampalot. Ruth :)