July 31, 2015


Cecil's death this month made us more aware of lions on the brink of extinction so perhaps some good will come from this senseless killing.

I've made this tag to honor him and hope you'll visit Lion Aid's facebook page if you'd like more information on what can be done to save them.

I began with a page from a very old cookbook (copyright 1887) pasted to the front of a manila tag.

The paper is so old it crumbles so a layer of acrylic medium was used to stabilize it.

An image transfer of Cecil was applied and features his distinctive black mane (which was his trademark).

I stamped the wing/crown image (Tim Holtz) on a scrap of tissue paper then embellished it with gel pens and colored pencils.

There's a strip of washi tape behind the Industrious sticker frame and a glaze of paint and Graphitint pencils added background color.

I'm linking to Simon's Monday blog challenge where this week's theme is no ordinary paper.


  1. What a beautiful tribute to this magnificent creature unfortunately taken away. What a senseless loss. RIP CECIL. Karen.x

  2. Stunning tag. This is such a lovely way to commemorate and highlight the sad loss of Cecil. The way you managed the transfer over the delicate paper is amazing. Thank you for sharing it with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  3. What a beautiful tribute to Cecil and such a stunning way to highlight this dreadful tragedy that should never have happened! Thank you so much for sharing your project and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog... :)

  4. This is a beautiful tag about an important topic. I was so upset when I read about the death of Cecil, especially since I have seen lions in the wild quite a few times. Alive in the wild, as they should be, and not for someone's entertainment with a bow and arrow. Thank you for sharing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

  5. This is really a stunning piece and such a moving tribute! Thanks for using your talents to encourage action about something that matters. Your art is never just pretty fluff, but it always means something and evokes emotion in me and this is no exception.

  6. Every time I came here you take y breath away with every single post...creative and unique soul you are, dear Cathie!

  7. What a magical tribute to Cecil - quite breathtaking in his magnificence. How paltry to kill a creature of such grandeur and think that it makes you somehow better.
    Alison xx

  8. I could've sworn I was already a follower, but it seems not... I am now!