Tuesday, August 28, 2012

CC2C week 19 Collage


We're up to week 19 at Linda's Compendium of Curiosities Vol.2 Challenge and this week it's a featured product - Kraft Resist.  You can find the techniques to try with it on page 41 of Tim's book and also check out his recent blog video for more Kraft Resist tips.  Since I can't share how I did the technique on my collage, I thought I'd share my inspiration behind it.  I've wanted to find a project to use the map and compass page of the Kraft Resist tablet which I love, and I recently finished a book about Highclere Castle which is the setting for Downton Abbey which I also love.  The castle is the home of  the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon, and the 5th Earl discovered the tomb of the Pharaoh Tutankhamun along with the famous Egyptologist Howard Carter in 1922.  The image in my collage is from a postcard I've had for many years - one of my bought ancestors - and written on it is "The Old Harry".  I thought Harry was a good stand in for an English gentleman explorer.  I placed him so that Cairo Egypt which is written on the map is just behind his left shoulder.....although they did their archeological explorations in the Valley of the Kings outside Luxor....

7 comments:

Liesbeth Fidder said...

Wow, I love this tag, wonderful ! Great colors and composition with the word Explore !

lynne said...

Incredible inspiration Penny (you know I am such a fan of Downton Abbey myself).
Love the vivid colours yet still it has the mark of "Penny" to it with the borrowed ancestor.
Wishes
Lynne

Lorna said...

Love this collage, really like how you incorporated the photo - very well done!!

Petra said...

wow what a great tag!!!

butterfly said...

Glorious... I love the gent in the foreground against those brilliant colours! Fabulous collage...
Alison x

Shar said...

Fabulous!

Trishia said...

Penny, thanks for sending me this link. The resemblance to "Sergy" is definitely there. I'm glad to know he aged with grace and got to see the world:) LUV your combination of warm and cool colors! Very striking effect.