Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Medieval entry 2

Well I did say I had another idea for the challenge at Just for Fun and after a hectic week I have managed to find the time to fit it in.

I've had the piece of metallic looking card for ages but didn't know what to make with it. Made the frame then the medieval shield shapes and cut the centres from some of them to make flowers. Shaped them a bit with various tools then found a picture of a knight and distressed a bit of paper to print the the knight onto.

Now I have woven story around the picture. Not sure you want to read it but here goes lol

Poor Rylan had been in crusades before but the coming one would take him away from his lovely wife, Batilda, and their 2 children for a few years. He knew they would miss him as much as he would miss them so he had a picture drawn of himself and then he went to the forge and had a frame made to hold the picture. He hid it away until the day before he was due to depart for the crusade then hung it on the wall so he would always be there to watch over his family.

Ahh ! Well Valentines day isn't far away :)


  1. Aww what a sweet story Chrissie, I can't believe that is made of card it looks so real, i thought it was metal when i first looked and wondered how you had cut and shaped it, its fantastic, you have put in so much work into it, really has WOW factor, i am gonna go look at the Just for fun site now Hugs Lou xxxx

  2. Well that got me giggling and i thought the wives were all locked into chastity belts LOL Great framed picture really really glad you found time to follow your thought. XOXO Zoe

  3. Great piece, I love your story that goes with it.
    Yvonne x

  4. Ahh great story and love how you did that fabulous frame.


  5. That's an amazing looking frame Chrissie :) for a minute there I thought you had knited the flowers in wire. Sweet story you old romantic ♥
    Glad you managed a second creation for Just for Fun
    Von xxx

  6. Hi Chrissie. Ooooo! What a great story. Rylan the Romantic! Love how you have created the frame. The effect is fabulous.
    Regards Florence xx

  7. Love your story telling almost as much as the piece you made. A lovely piece again Chrissie.
    Hugs Neet xx


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