Auld Alliance


Art Creations Friday
On first seeing this Little Price I immediately had images of the French Court but as I studied the colours of his cloak it brought to mind the colour of heather and thistles so as I put the two together in my mind, France and Scotland = Auld Alliance. Don’t worry, I don’t intend to give you a history lesson!

I tried to bring French and Scottish elements into this piece. The base is bottle green velvet (recycled cardigan!) onto which I layered stamped image of thistles (Crafty Individuals) and Hero Arts French Text and a Fleur de Lys (Oxford Impressions) stamped onto artists canvas. The thistle embellishment (air dry clay in a mould and painted with Neocolor II and copper acrylic) and kilt pin represent a shield and sword, symbolising the bloody battles that were dominant in this point in history.

27 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ira
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 14:57:13

    Totally awesome Lynne! The little prince is adorable and don’t worry, I’m fond of history 🙂 I always like it when there’s a little more depth to a creation!
    Take care, ~Ira

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  2. Julie Forest
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 15:18:57

    This is astounding! Love this image! The colors and story behind your creation are wonderful! Fabulous piece of artwork! 🙂

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  3. Ali Manning
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 15:22:22

    This is breathtaking, Lynne! Thanks for all the historical details – very cool.

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  4. Terry
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 15:40:02

    I always love the history lessons! The way in which you put this Little Prince together is stunning. Love the splashes of green!

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  5. Willy
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 15:50:04

    Lovely and beautiful Little Prince piece!

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  6. steph
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 16:27:50

    beautiful lynne! what wonderful bits and pieces and the well-thought details! love that sword! thanks for sharing and have a great day! *hugs* steph 🙂

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  7. Jack
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 16:28:07

    Love this Lynne. And that kilt pin is gorgeous. xx

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  8. Sandy
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 17:30:04

    Wow wow wow wow this is absolutely beautiful.
    Fantastic design. I love it.

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  9. Brigitte
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 18:07:06

    Beautiful work of art, I love it ! Love all the details and the symbolism of it all. Well done.

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  10. JeanFB
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 18:18:38

    Ooooooh so beautiful! I absolutely love all the texture and history in this piece – that thistle shield is amazing, and I love the layers. Perfection. 🙂

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  11. Sue Allan
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 18:44:52

    This is amazing, Lynne. So well composed with techniques and history….a very compelling piece to mull over and go back for another look which is what I am going to do now…..and another thing, this uses the colours of stained glass.

    Have a lovely rest-of-evening.
    Sue xx

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  12. Jackie
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 19:37:07

    Oh wow, this is fabulous! Love how you have picked up the colours in the photo on your pages and embellishments.

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  13. Chris
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 19:53:18

    Another wonderful piece, Lynne. I love the purple and green colour scheme, the embellies and texture.

    Chris x

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  14. Lynn Stevens
    Sep 23, 2010 @ 04:20:28

    Gorgeous as ever, is there any doubt?

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  15. craftytrog
    Sep 23, 2010 @ 10:41:09

    Wonderful art Lynne! Love the historic story behind your piece! x

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  16. Hazel
    Sep 23, 2010 @ 11:00:05

    The colours are lovely, the image is lovely, the embelishments are lovely, what more can I say apart from It’s Great.
    xxx Hazel.

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  17. wil
    Sep 23, 2010 @ 12:15:22

    This is gorgeous!!

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  18. debbiek
    Sep 23, 2010 @ 12:32:17

    Just beautiful, Lynne! Also loved the little history lesson. Those of us who live in the USA enjoy hearing about history in your country. Not everything was in our schoolbooks here…Have a wonderful day!

    – DebbieK x

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  19. femmy
    Sep 23, 2010 @ 13:21:17

    this is beautiful Lynne!!

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  20. thefrugalcrafter
    Sep 23, 2010 @ 13:27:16

    oohh, that little clay embellishment is divine!

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  21. Crafty Dawn
    Sep 23, 2010 @ 22:02:08

    The sword really is the idea item when you know it’s a kilt pin all wonderful as always hun

    Love Dawn xx

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  22. Cath
    Sep 23, 2010 @ 22:23:39

    Gorgeous, Lynne 😉 I’ve missed some fab work – really having withdrawal from blog hopping round my friends’ blogs. Great to see how creative you’ve been. Please don’t change your blog too much! I can’t navigate Jo’s now – drives me nuts!

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  23. Jack
    Sep 24, 2010 @ 15:25:25

    Guess who was spotlighted on Art Creations Friday with this one. xx

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    • lynne
      Sep 24, 2010 @ 15:48:13

      Jack, I didn’t realise that, thanks for letting me know. I wasn’t too sure about this piece so glad it has been well received. Thanks everyone. Lynne x

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  24. Shar B
    Sep 26, 2010 @ 20:56:04

    Beautiful!

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  25. Penny
    Sep 28, 2010 @ 01:33:28

    This is great, Lynne! I love how the air dried clay thistle piece looks – such a fun embellishment for your piece.

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  26. michele
    Sep 28, 2010 @ 02:03:07

    oh my goodness, there is so much depth here — both in the beauty of the card as well as in the thought and history that went into it. well done! xo michele

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