Sunday, 8 August 2010

A British-English Birthday

A few days ago somebody very close to my heart had birthday. Being very english in some ways I wanted to honour this (lol) ... and felt a card would maybe not quite be big enough to hold all quintessential items like tea, the Queen, Cricket, lots of roses, the old Mini, ......
It had to be a canvas whiick I painted with acrylic paint around the edges and on the back (my first ever encounter with acrylic paint, it is quite an interesting medium to work with). The background paper is from October Afternoon an old map of Central London. Once the background was prepared I arranged and layered all paper pieces ... nothing digital this time but a pure paper collage ... most graphics are from the Graphics Fairy ... Karen's collection is just so amazing .... the mini image one of the Kanban car clear stamp set, the cricketer from Arthur's clip art ... oh, and the tea bag from a box of Twinings English Afternoon Tea (LOL), happy Monday Petra.

NB I also link this up to Cindy's new monthly challenge: the Creative Spirit Challenge. You are encouraged to post something on your blog, whether it is artwork, photography, a recipe--whatever it is that exemplifies your creative spirit. Just go and have a look!

17 comments:

Netty said...

Wow Petra, you have about everything on there from the UK, I love it and am sure the person who has received it will love it also. Annette x

Viv's Visuals said...

Fabulous as ever Petra!

Sherry said...

What a fabulous canvas collage Petra - and I'd say you've got it exactly right!

craftytrog said...

A fabulous collaged canvas, great theme!

Jan said...

How absoloutely FANTASTIC is this!! The composition is just perfect and the whole piece is an item to treasure.

Edie Schmidt said...

I love it love it love it. This is just great! Of coarse because you did it and I enjoy coming here and seeing all your creations!

One Cheap B*tch said...

What a lovely card! It looks beautiful! Coming over from Brag Monday!

Jeanine

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

beautiful collaged card - love it. TFS.
Have a great day.
Marie

Cindy Adkins said...

I absolutely LOVE this!!! I wish you'd link up to my brand-new Creative Spirit Challenge--I'd love to have you join us!!
Hugs,
Cindy
xox

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Petra--Oh, I'm so glad that you linked up!!! I know everyone will want to see this beautiful card!!!

At the end of the challenge, someone will be named "Miss Creative Spirit" for August and "wear" the crown...cute, huh? Can't wait to see whose name is randomly picked!
Hugs,
Cindy
xox

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

Gorgeous Petra!! I love it! Thanks so much for linking this up to Brag Monday.

Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

what a pretty collage, it's such a joy to create collages, I love the whole process.

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a sweet comment. Hope you're having a wonderful week.

Debbie said...

GREAT WORK!!!! I'm checking out all your archives.

Thanks for visiting my blog with vintage bottle labels. (Don'tcha just love The Graphics Fairy!!) I'm still relatively new to blogging, so I get pretty excited when someone takes the time to leave a comment or become a follower. I really appreciate your kind words!!

Linda said...

Hi Petra~ this is such a wonderful piece! I am just starting to do collages and am really enjoying it! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your encouraging comments!

nancycreative said...

That's a wonderful collage!

Terry said...

This is a truly lovely collage! Your friend will so love this! Wonderful!

Junibears said...

Another fantastic piece Petra. Your work is gorgeous!
Hugs
xx

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