Monday, May 19, 2008

Paper Crowns


A crown shows the significance of a person, declares them as royalty... maybe in the middle ages! Now, they are a source of artwork, how cool is that? Here is my entry for Layers of Color Challenge I love my chickens they are a great source of comfort and a reminder of the country life I long for, so of course, my crown is entitled Queen of the Henhouse!
I used newspaper as the base, scraps of red paper, acrylic paints, colored glitter glue, clip art, coffee filters, buttons and feathers! I love its rustic appeal don't you? She is so cute with her two roosters standing guard and her little chicks gathered around her.

The second entry is by my mother, Carol V. She made my children crowns for Valentine's Day this year, isn't she quite clever? -(mom hope you don't mind that I posted your crown ;o)this one was for my youngest daughter! It too has feathers, glitter, clip art, a ribbon flower that I made years ago for her, and lots of tinsel trim! Great job mom!

9 comments:

marciglenn said...

Heather - I absolutely adore this crown, the brown shredded paper adds the perfect touch! Fabulous, wonderful!

Laura said...

Coo Coo Coo Coo Coooo! I'm crowing with sheer delight!! What incredible crowns! So, so beautiful!! I'm very happy you joined us!
Your fine feathered friend, Laura

ilonka said...

wow, your crown really is awesome! and the one from your mother is wonderful too!

daisy said...

Amazing creation (& your Mother's is gorgeous too).

Sally L. Smith said...

Wow! Now that's fancy--so clever and colorful. The hens will definitely lay more eggs when you wear that to the henhouse. I have 11 grandchildren who need crowns. Hmmmmm....6 of them raise chickens. Another hmmmmm....
I give you and your Mom an A+++
Sally

herminesplace said...

Gorgeous!!!

Alice W. said...

I love your crown Heather!!! Beautiful work! Your mom's is amazing too!

filetta said...

Oh ! it's really a great crown !And the hen is magnificent, it seems to me that it chose the crown to make its nest! funny !

Rosie said...

Gorgeously sumptuous crowns... both are real head-turners!!