Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Age of Chivalry

TIO #86 - Age of Chivalry

The theme this week over on Dragon's Dream TIO challenge is "Age of Chivalry" and is set for us by Janet.

I have used a stamp set by Tanda stamps for all of my images. The knight is stamped onto metal using black stazon, then cut out, andf 3D mounted onto my tag. I have used DI's in pumice stone, putty and black soot for my background and have stamped my images with the same DI's and black stazon where I wanted more emphasis.

The fleur de lis and crown have been cut using TH dies and a nestie for the larger fleur de lis. I have then run the die cuts through my cuttlebug using a script embossing folder. Sanded the raised script then brushed over very lightly with black soot DI.

Finally, I have made the rossette, using a mould and ultra thick EP, to which I have added bronze and gold EP. I have brushed over the raised areas very lightly with old gold rub and buff, kbut have to admit this isn;t showing very well in the photo. I thought the rossette could signify the war of the roses. Not sure if I have the right era in history though (not my strong point!)

That's it for now. A cup of tea calls. Do pop over to the TIO challenge block and check out the entries by my super talented design team buddies. Then let's see what you can come up with. We love popping over to your blogs.

Bye for now. I love reading your comments so do let me know what you think of my entry. And I know my fellow design team love to receive your comments too. Even more, we love looking sat your entries.



  1. Great Tag Wanda, looks like you are a fan of Tanda as well! Love your Tudor Rose it is an emblem designed by Henry VII to signal the end to the war of the roses and it uses both red and white in its colour scheme. If you think of jousting and cavalcades of brightly dress lords and ladies riding around the countryside as the age of Chivalry then you are bong on period! Ummmm sorry but History is an interest of mine LOL XOXO Zoe

  2. Great tag Wanda, love your rosette
    Beryl x

  3. Opps!!! Did I miss the tea?? I am lovin your tag and the knight... he looks ready to save damsels, or maybe fight Elizabeth's dragon!!! What a great dream again this week

  4. What a great tag! I love those images. Don't know Tanda.... how can I not?!

  5. Fabulous work here Wanda! The tudor rose is a gorgeous embellishment and ideal. Love all the imagery and beautiful detail.

    Janet xx

  6. Gorgeous tag Wanda I love that rose! Made me think of the seal on the Magna Carta. Love Elizabeth xxx

  7. Wanda, enlarged this is a most remarkable tag! It is so beautiful. I love the stamps, the gorgeous embellishments and everything. You really made a spectacular tag.

  8. Great tag! I love the detailed images of the knight and in the background. The rosette is fabulous too. xx

  9. wow, so much work! I don't think people (who do not make altered art)realize how much time goes into making one of these beautiful creations! i love the stamping on metal! Julie

  10. This is fabulous Wanda, love the images and the gorgeous embellishments.
    Jen x