Monday, 19 September 2016

London Calling

Hi, and welcome back to my second 'travel' themed piece for Country View Crafts. London is one of my favourite places to visit, and I think it hosted the Olympics really well, but wow those 4 years have passed so quickly. Seeing the Olympics again, but in Rio this time has made me think of London.

This is made with lots of PaperArtsy stamps and paints, along with Artistic Outpost, and even a bit of Kanban.

I started by painting my box white, then adding a red stripe for the cross of Saint George. This isn't as bad as it looks, there's a gap in the magic tape for the paint.

Next I brayered a background with Fresco paints.
Then I stamped lots of London themed images by Artistic Outpost and PaperArtsy, and layered them onto the background.
I added some more stamps to the front of the box, and sewed some Kanban bunting then stuck my pigeon on top!
Different brands of stamps, but they all work so well together.

There's still lots of time for you to join in with our challenge, so get into the travel mood and play along.

I'm also entering this into the Craft Stamper TIMI challenge, which has an 'anything goes' theme this month.

Have a great week, and thanks very much for looking x


  1. Brilliantly designed Sue, a real touch of English magic in this piece xxx

  2. A fantastic scene in a box with everything 'London' fitted in.

    Love Chrissie xx

  3. Hi Sue. Pure London looking out of your box, I love it and all that it stands for too. Well done. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxx

  4. Gorgeous shadow box, this is one of my faves as it's all about my home town, complete with pigeon! Hugs, Valerie

  5. What an amazing London montage! It looks great in your shadow box!

  6. What a great make, and all topped off with a cheeky pigeon. Great idea Sue. Xx

  7. I have some of the stamps you used and some that I covet... The deep frame effect is perfect for this London scene!

  8. Fantastic shadow box Sue, I love your London scene and the icing on the cake, your pigeon!!!
    Hugs xxx

  9. Fabulous shadow box. Great London scene .... so much detail. Love the pigeon too! Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper Challenge

  10. This is great fun, Sue, and so typically British...

  11. Fabulous shadow box, dear Sue! Love the city view you created. I´ve never been there, but hopefully will visit London one day!
    xxx Evelyn


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