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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Quintessentially English

Yet again just in time for this week's  Craft Barn Challenge where the theme was Quintessentially English.  
I started by glueing down some thorn pieces out of an Oxford English dictionary. 

Next came the Union flag, which I colored with my inktense pencils, still loving them.

On the cross I wrote everything that sprung to my mind when thinking about English: cottages, bobbies, high tea, the tube,rainy wheather, pubs, bulldog, inspector Morse, rugby, left driving, Royal Ascott, Oxford English, Harry Potter, gardens, Queen Elisabeth, The Beatles, Beatrix Potter, Big Ben, London eye, cabs, full English breakfast, an island and Wimbledon.
In the 4 rectangles I glued pieces of tissuepaper on which I stamped things that remind me of England: roses, high hats, crown and cups of tea.
The next challenge is already announced, going to try to be quicker this week.

12 comments:

  1. Well done, Vicky - that's about as British as one could be - love it!

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  2. Fabulous page - love the flag as a backdrop.

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  3. All things English are present and correct! I think it's a very eloquent page, especially with the flag as background.

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    1. my English vocabulary has some new words in them, for a starter quintessentially :-) and now also eloquent. Thx Craftyfield.

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  4. What a fab idea, everything English! Thank you for joining in The Craft Barn Challenge.
    Jane x

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  5. A great journal page. Good to see the town (Wimbledon) where I was born and bred mentioned on your page!

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  6. An excellent page celebrating all things, (well lots of things), English :o)) x

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    1. Thx, I can think of yet some more, but there was no more room to write :-)

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