Thursday, 20 February 2014

Quote and Lyrics Challenge - Strong and Miss

The Q and L challenge at The Craft Barn this time is Strong and/or Miss - my word is 'Miss' taken from the song Ms Grace by the Tymes which was released in the US in 1974 to limited success but hit No. 1 in the UK in 1975.  I took the word 'Miss' from the first line of the Chorus which is 'ooh ooh ooh Miss Grace, Satin and Perfume and Lace'.  I have been singing the song since I chose it.  Mind you, I do with every song I choose!


I have had this lady stamp for ages - the name on the stamp is Creative Stamping and I inked her up with black Archival, covered with a sheet of baking parchment then Mint Sparkle Angelina Fibres, another sheet of baking parchment and ironed on medium.  The ironed fibre looks like silk.  I stamped the lady again on white card, embossed with clear powder and coloured the skin, hair and shoes with Promarkers.  I cut both out and stuck together.  I only cut the clothes and hat out from the fibres. the background is inked with Distress Inks (using brushes) I can't remember what colours and then I stamped, faintly, Joanna Sheen perfume bottles over the background  I then added the lady, words, lace and flowers (dabbed with frosted lace Stickles) and it was done!

Please pop over to The Craft Barn and see the other fabulous entries and DT samples.  Thank you so much for visiting me - its really appreciated!  Take care.  Christine xx

19 comments:

Darnell J Knauss said...

Sigh. This is spectacular, Chris! WOW. I just want to reach out and touch that dress in all its stunning dimension!! WOW. It's really the best word for it! Hugs, Darnell

Anita in France said...

What a perfect image for the song, Christine ... all the texture and dimensional elements are amazing ... especially how you created the silky dress! Anita :)

Elaine said...

What a great idea to make a satin dress and finish with the lace. Lovely tag!!

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Fabulous design on your tag Christine. I remember this song so well and now I can't stop singing it. Love how you did the dress with the fibres. Susan xx

Redanne said...

What a great song choice (I will be singing it all day now too!) and the dress on your tag is just gorgeous. You have reminded me that I have a huge stash of fibres... somewhere.. Anne x

Jackie said...

You always create such beautiful pieces, Chris, and this is no exception. I love the delicate colouring you have achieved with the Promarkers, and I love the green of the dress against the pink. Fab!

Maisie Moonshine said...

Great tag, love the effect of the angel fibres. MMx

Sue said...

LOL Chris I started singing it too when I read your blog! fabulous tag and have a great weekend huggles Sue xxx

Margik said...

Fabulous tag! Love the design.

carolfromkiwiland said...

Chris this is a beautiful tag. The dress is gorgeous but all the other dimensional layers just create a perfect piece of art.

Craftyfield said...

Your lady is fabulous! Love the silky shine of the dress, I have always wanted to try Angelina fibres with stamps, it's a beautiful effect.

sue jones said...

Beautiful tag. I loved this song :)

chrissies said...

Wonderful tag Chris and I love your idea for the word Miss

Chrissie x

Sylv said...

Wonderful tag, live the dress and related embellishments, great song choice too.

Sylv xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

How impressive. I can't begin to imagine how much time it took to make this, but the finished tag shows all the love you put into it.

massofhair said...

Wonderful Tag, fantastic dress and I love your song choice :-) x

Redanne said...

Thank you so much for your lovely comment today, I really appreciate it! Anne xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

That is a fabulous lady stamp and you've done her justice. This whole tag is fantastic.

okienurse said...

wow I love this tag. I hope you get to join WOYWW next week...I hope I get too also! Have a great week and thanks for stopping by my desk! Vickie aka Okienurse #57