Sunday 10 June 2012

Tag Tuesday - Diamond Jubilee

Who's bright idea was it to have the Jubilee celebrations on a Bank Holiday I wonder?  Everyone who is anyone knows that Bank Holiday and rubbish weather are joined at the hip in this country.

Our poor Queen must have been frozen on that boat.  Did you see those heroic singers, soaked to the skin, frozen and to add insult to injury how must they have felt knowing their make up was running down their faces on national TV for all the world to see?  Still they managed to sound wonderful and make the hairs stand up on the back of my neck.  A real proud to be British moment atrocious weather and all!

Still when it is raining outside the craft room is cozy and warm and so I made a patriotic tag to play along again with the Tag Tuesday challenge.

My starting point was some lovely royal purple acetate that came on a bunch of flowers that I knew was perfect for the tag I had in mind.  I crumpled the acetate up a few times and glued it to the top part of my tag that I had coloured with Dusty Concord distress ink.  The bottom section had to be diamond encrusted to pay homage to the glittering crown the queen was wearing at her coronation 60 years ago and of course her Diamond Jubilee.

My image of the queen is a substantially shrunken version of the cover of the Picture Post (as you can see above) that had golden glimmer in honour of the auspicious occasion.  I got my gold leaf pen out for this as my copier wasn't up to it!

I made the image of our young queen into a little stamp and added a spray of heather coloured roses and a golden coin (strangely cut from a piece of trim I bought in America!) at one corner.  Then I went to town adding a ribbon sash, metal filagree corners and I had a perfect little broken bit of golden jewellery that I blinged up with purple jewels to finish my spin on the Queens fabulous crown.  Hope you like it.

Follow this link to be inspired by lots of wonderful tags with a Jubilee theme.  Thanks for popping by.


  1. Beautiful tag Helen ... now showing on Tag Tuesday ♥

  2. I agree with Carolyn. It's stunning :0)

  3. What a sumptuously regal tag - beautiful!


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