Sunday, 25 March 2012

Not All Who Wander Are Lost! Imaginary Travel Break

Yesterday I got a parcel in the post. In it was this awesome tag made by my friend Anita,  she sent me a stunning Graphic 45 pad - which made me so so happy. Check out her amazing work here: Anita
I loved this and was inspired by the beautiful colours in it and also by another friend Sue who makes the fabbiest journal pages to make this funky girlie.... you can check her gorgeous work out here:  Sue
I used  Dyan Reaveley stamps for the very first time, they are were so fun to play with! I used some felted wool to make the hair. I coloured everything in using Sakura and Copic Glitter pens. It is Soooh glittery in real life... I got a close up of Petunia's glasses to show you
Glittery huh?
Love that hair! Really happy with the way it turned out. Apart from the fact my hair was dark red and wild, This could pretty much have been me in the 80's!
I put them all together as a kind of journal page - check out that background - It was from the Brighton  Festival brochure in 2009 and used carved rulers - how very cool!
Then, I saw the latest challenge on Our Creative Corner -  Spring Break - Travel So, as I haven't been well, and am not actually travelling anywhere, I allowed myself the liberty of creating an imaginary break by creating a collage of images from 2 of my favourite places... London and New York.

Petunia got out her best Flying Piggy Handbag for the trip as she was so excited (Graphic 45 you outdid yourselves xx) I liked the contrast between her vibrant colours and the Black and White background

I am also entering this for the Travel Challenge at the Artistic Stamper
and Bling, Glitter and Sparkle at  craft-roomchallenge

Note: this is probably the brightest thing I've ever made! - normally I stick to muted (or dare I say - murky) colours and vintage - what next? Journalling? Brights? Good Grief! 


Evil Edna said...

darlkin! it is great and wild and excite and excellent.EE

Mrs.B said...

WOW Love Petunia! and I want a handbag just like her!!
Great tag, and I love the recycled Brighton Festival brocure background.
Sorry you haven't been to well, hope you're OK now.
Avril xx

Sue said...

Oh. My. Holy. Crap! You have outdone yourself there Missy! I love, love, love the hair. (have to find some of that for ME!!!) Love Petunia's glittery glasses. Love how you combined the NY and London backgrounds. Love! And the pig! What can I say about your obsession with the G-45 pigs. I sense there will be some "H-ing" of this paper from you! You need to embrace this bright shiny new world you've found. It suits you well.

And I'm so glad you are feeling better. You have been missed!

pooky said...

She looks like she could take on the world! Love it Anna:)

Scrumplescrunch said...

It is Quirky and Fun and you have thought outside the box with our Challenge, which is just wonderful, you have made a beautiful piece here, and I am loving it.
Thank you so very much for joining us at OCC this week we are so pleased to see your work.

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

OMGosh...are you trying to bribe me with your kind Bright colors are suiting you and I say go for it! Love your Petunia and your NY to London images are wonderful...where are they from? I love the black and white bg behind bright and cheery Petunia! This is grand! Thank you for joining in at Our Creative Corner this week!!!

Unknown said...

Petunia is just too darn cute! I love her hair!!! The tag is pretty too, but that Petunia is just adorable.

Sandra said...

love pertunia very much!That hair is amazing!! Very cool!

Shar B said...

Totally love it! Too fun! The hair is too fab!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Oooh, lucky you! I love Anita's tag - I bet it is amazing IRL! Love your Petunia - so bright and vibrant - especially LOVE the hair - what a riot. And that piggy bag? Just tooooo cute! Thanks for coming along with us this week on spring break at Our Creative Corner!

Maria said...

This is awesome, Anna!! Just love it! And how sweet of Anita and Sue to send you such creative presents!! Very artsy!! I really hope you start feeling better soon, too!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Petunia looks great, love her hair.

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Oh, I love Petunia's hair!!! Awesome colours - what a fabby project! xx

craft-roomjulia said...

I absolutely adore this, fantastic detail, wonderful. Thanks for playing over at Craft Room Challenge. Julia xxx

Maria said...

Wow, this is fabulous, love, love, love the hair! Thanks for joining in with us at the Craft-Room Challenge, and good luck.

Maria x

hazel said...

This is brilliant, I love it. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
xxx Hazel.

Meihsia Liu said...

This is such a gorgeous card. The blue hair on the image is so fabulous!!! Thank you so much fo sharing at Our Creative Corner.

Redanne said...

Came over from Dyan's blog - the colours you have used are amazing, love the blue hair too, really sets it all off.