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Not The Hay Wain by AMANDA KING

Not The Hay Wain by AMANDA KING

Hello Mad Scrappers! It’s Amanda here with a page from Constable Country, Flatford in Suffolk, where he painted The Hay Wain. We visited a couple of years ago and this page has my photo of the scene today.

49 and Market have a number of Vintage Artistry collections each based around a single colour, and I’d been trying to pick just one to work with when they released the Collectors Edition which combines papers and washi from the Coral, Sage and Sky collections with new papers and ephemera.

Several of the new papers have a space marked out ready for a photo like this one, which is just called Paper 3.

I decided to cut round the leaves and flowers that overlap that space so that I could tuck my photo behind them. I matted the photo on a piece from the Sage Collage Stack and surrounded it with ephemera and washi from the collectors pack aiming to merge the layers into the background.

I wanted to be able to compare this scene with Constable’s original painting, but not have both on show, so I turned the photo block into a pocket by only sticking it down on three sides. I layered a photo of the painting on more pieces from the collage stack, including a label on which I stuck an ‘Original’ sticker from Tim Holtz Idea-Ology with a couple of hearts from the Sage Wishing Bubbles which look like arrows when turned sideways.

Sadly there are no alphas in the collection, and I didn’t have any that were a good enough match, so I cut the title on my Silhouette from a mix of green cardstock and the Perennial paper from the pack, with a small punched tag for the word ‘not’. 

This is one of four pages that I want to make for this day out so I’ll be back to share more with you soon.


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Sue - March 2, 2021

This is so beautiful and peaceful. Love how you’ve added the original painting behind. Lifting the flowers around the side works perfectly too.

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