Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Statues

Hi everybody!

 We do have some nice statues around here, which would have fitted the theme,  but I decided to do something like a prehistoric statue, and chose the menhir (standing stone) which stands at the corner of our road. It was erected about 2000 BC, and is 1,70 meters high. There are scratches and marks on it which may date back to the middle ages, when it was custom to lead condemned prisoners past the stone, and bang their heads against it.... The residents here were scared of this heathen stone, and the Church of St George was built nearby to protect against the bad vibes. The Church was unfortunately destroyed back in 1649. I often wonder what stories the stone could tell if it could speak....

I made a very simple tag using a photo, matted onto green card and some floral card to make it look more cheerful, and added a textile flower to soften it.



Here is the original photo, can you see the face on the stone?


Here is a close-up - I am sure there is a face looking at me:


Looking forward to see what tags you create!
Here's wishing you all a great week.
Take care, and thanks a lot for coming by!


9 comments:

  1. Wonderful colours Valerie and such a great sample to choose

    Love Chrissie x

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  2. Anonymous29 July, 2014

    Love your spooky tag, great idea to use the stone. Hugs, Sarah

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  3. Cool! Even with your beautiful color scheme, you kept the eeriness of the sculpture. Blessings!

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  4. Such a spine tingling story and yes, I do see the face. Thanks for sharing this by creating this great historical tag.

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  5. What a fascinating story. Despite the beautiful textile flower you added, it gives me goosebumps. Fab tag.

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  6. Yes, it's a bit creepy when you think about what used to happen there!

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  7. What a wonderful piece of history, and a great tag. You have made it look very eerie.

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