Sunday, 27 May 2012

PanPastels - Diamond Jubilee

I loved making this patriotic tag and had fun using my 10 second studio metal and tools to make the crown.


The background is made with PanPastels and an Indigo Blu Union Jack stamp, which I am so pleased to say has been drawn properly, so many of the UJ images have not!!!! 

I die-cut a white tag for this one then stamped using embossing ink, layering blue and red PPs over the top to create the flags. To age it more I sprayed with Goosebumps, dried it and then blended pumice stone DI over.


The crown, once made and mounted on a piece of card had several treatments of black and blue paint and some alcohol inks. The beautiful picture of a younger Queen Elizabeth was downloaded from the internet.

I occasionally use digital images in my work and the tiny flags have come from Digital Crea, I re-sized the banner, printed it and cut out the individual flags to make this little bunting. You can also see the distressed background where the Goosebumps have aged the images.


With the Jubilee upon us I know there are lots of themes out there in blog-land associated with our Queen and country, so lets see what you have been making and join us over at the PanPastel UK challenge blog and be in with a chance of winning a set for yourself if you win, courtesy of Your Creativity Store our generous sponsor.

Have fun today.

hugs {brenda} xox


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21 comments:

Lisa Jane said...

wow i love that crown!
Lisa x

Martina2801 said...

Dear Brenda,
your new pieces are sooo beautiful and these are just wonderful eye candy!

Sometimes I don`t have enough time to get around to everyone, but I always enjoy your wonderful blog very much.
I have high regards for your artwork and your comments are much appreciated!!
Have a nice rest of the weekend.
Wishes MARTINA

NGCARDS said...

This is a gorgeous tag hun xxx

Gram's Treasures said...

Lovely tag, Brenda. Will you be going to London for some of the festivities or just staying home avoiding all the crowds...
Joyce xx

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful, love the crown too!

Gillian .... said...

Hi Brenda, love the bunting and the metal crown looks fab, hope you are having a lovely weekend:) xx

Irene said...

Great tag Brenda, love the crown and the Union Jack bunting finishes it off nicely. I think I am seeing you at Clare's on Wednesday, looking forward to it.
Irene xx

Netty said...

Smashing tag Brenda and love that picture of the Queen. Enjoy the week, Annette x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Such a fabulous tag Brenda, I love the crown it looks fantastic
Lindsay xx

Fliss said...

This is a real stunner Brenda. The crown is fabulous and love the fabulous background and bunting.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Marjie Kemper said...

What a fabulous tribute to the queen! Your crown is stunning, my dear!

Eileen said...

Morning Brenda ... thanks for the comment yesterday ... I think we all enjoyed the sun! Lovely tag here and I have noticed how some Union flag 'designs' vary!! Good work the little crown is gorgeous.
Eileen xx

Dawn said...

Wow Brenda, how amazing is this? fabulous work hon. Hope you are keeping well? xx

Ephemera said...

Hi Brenda, fantastic work, love that metal crown, so cool, fab image and love the bunting too. Hope you had a great sunny weekend. xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is fab, Brenda, you're a Diamond Girl!

Lucy x

Michele said...

gorgeous, everything fits together with perfection. xo

Gerri Herbst said...

dear Brenda...such a stunning tag forthe jubliee. Glad to know that this is the right union jack stamp to buy. I want to add one to my collection! take care, gerri

May said...

Gorgeous tag Brenda.. lovin that crown!! the background is fantastic... Hugs May x x x

Margreet said...

Gorgeous tag with a fab crown, Brenda!!
xxx Margreet

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fantastic tag with great details. The background looks very interesting.

Sue said...

This is fabulous Brenda, I love that Goosebumps background and your crown. Wasn't the Queen stunning when she was younger x