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Thursday, October 27, 2011

A Commission

I was asked by Kate, a friend who I travel daily with on the train, if I could make a card for her daughter Sammy who loved all things theatrical. I was a little stumped until she went on to tell me that Sammy & her friend once starred as Laurel & Hardy. Rummaging through my files of purchased images, I came upon these and made a card out of them.


The background is a sheet of newspaper (the daily Metro free on the train), I chose the theatre page. Glued it to the card with matt gel medium then colour washed it first with Cadmium Yellow Deep Acrylic paint. Once dry I glazed a wash of Red Ochre Acrylic paint over the top. The I simply glued all the images with matt gel medium.

6 comments:

joanne wardle said...

fabulous!

lisa said...

Your friend will love this, Paula, it's stunning. What great images and I love the idea of using the theatre page from the paper.
You sound like you are getting well ahead with your Christmas cards, they'll go down a storm I'm sure. I'm getting ready for the school Christmas Fayre, the cards are done but I'm trying to think of other things too as the Children like to spend their pocket money.
Good fun!!
Thanks for your lovely comments.
Hugs Lisax

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Perfect!! Love all the different elements.

Carol Q said...

gorgeous Paula. love the colour and your choice of images

jeanie g said...

I love this card Paula. The background is so inspirational and I love the colours and the images. She should love it. x

lam said...

I love all about s this project paula. It´s fabulous!