Agatha in Narnia

One of my New Year crafting resolutions was to get back into the swing of entering blog challenges on a regular basis, something that proved difficult last year when I was working away from home so often.  One challenge firmly in my sights was the Stampotique Designers Challenge. I was very excited when I saw that the first challenge(SDC#226) of the year, set by Claudine, was trees. This gave me the opportunity to craft something that had been rolling around in my head ever since I bought Stampotique’s Lampost stamp:

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The Narnia books, the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe in particular, are one of my all time favourites and as a child I spent more than a normal amount of time in a wardrobe trying to make it to the magic land itself! When I first visualised creating  this scene I had intended to add antlers to one of the existing Agathas. Then the brilliant Magda Polakow designed Agatha Antlers – perfect! The trees in my scene are from a Tim Holtz Alterations matching stamp and die set.

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The words are from my original copy of the book which I have photocopied and enlarged.

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For colour I used everything in my stash – distress inks, Polychromos and Promarkers. I’ve also used a little snow paint for texture.

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Comments

Agatha in Narnia — 20 Comments

  1. Oh I love this, especially what you have done with the lamppost. Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Stampotique, and have a lovely weekend. Sue xx

  2. Fabulous page! I really love your background, especially the glow around the lantern.

    I also love that you used a beloved classic for your inspiration!

    Thanks for playing along with us at Stampotique Designers Challenges!

  3. OMG, I love this, it is totally brilliant. This book was one of those childhood milestone things for me and it seems you really have captured the opening here … with an Agatha twist of course.

    Your colours are fabulous and the light from the lampost looks amazing.

    Dionne xx

  4. I love the way you used the lamp post stamp, Magda’s girl is perfection. Thanks for joining us this week at Stampotique. If your so inclined, come join our Facebook group too 🙂 there is a link on our challenge page.

    • Thanks Claudine- so happy that your trees challenge gave me the excuse to make this scene. I will check out the page for sure 🙂

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