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Monday, 27 October 2014

The Hogwarts Express


My dad's been a bit poorly recently, so whilst he was in hospital, I decided to make him this poster to cheer him up a bit! The Hogwarts Express ended up being one of our favourite rides whilst we were in Florida, so I thought it would make a great memento of our awesome holiday too. I just wanted to make something very simple and graphic with vintage-y colours. I looked at a lot of old travel posters to get a feel for the type of text they contained, I actually stole the line at the bottom so it's super accurate aha. 

I hope you're all having a good week. Have you got any fun plans for Halloween? I'm sure we're going to see MANY Elsa's running around this year.

C xxx


17 comments:

  1. This is so cute Carly! I just got told I got an early Christmas present to go to the Harry Potter Studios this year so I'm definitely feeling all things Harry Potter right now! Hope your dad is feeling better x

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    1. Ah, that will be amazing! I hope you do a blog post all about it :) Thank you! xxx

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  2. That is such an awesome project!!! Love it, so sweet of you to make it for your dad! Would you like to follow each other on GFC?! Let me know and follow me on my blog, I will follow you right back on both GFC and Bloglovin!
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    Annie
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  3. This is definitely my favourite illustration of yours! Not just because it's bloomin' awesome but because there is such a sweet story behind you drawing it. I hope your dad is ok! Xx

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    1. Aaw, that's brilliant! Thank you so much Leona :) He does seem much better now. xxx

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  4. So perfect! I think you would illustrate Diagon Alley so amazingly! I hope your Dad is feeling better <3 xx

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    1. I'd love to illustrate Diagon Alley! He is much better, thank you Jennie <3 xxx

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  5. Sorry to hear your dad is poorly - I hope he gets all better soon! This poster is just fantastic Carly, I can imagine it on a train station wall! I think we should try and get one put up. ;)

    Tara x

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    1. Thank you so much T :) He is much better now! Aha, we should sneak one into King's Cross! xxx

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  6. Oh my gosh i literally JUST came back from visiting harry potter wolrd in orlando!! how amazing was olivander's wand shop? I got chosen to pick a wand and nearly cried in the middle of it haha i was so happy. and this is an amazing poster- i hope your dad feels better!

    xo marlen
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    1. I loved everything about it! I think my parents found the wand choosing amazing too :) The actors were so good! Thank you Marlen :) xxx

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  7. What a lovely gift! You could do a whole series of these, they totally remind me of something I bought for Boyfriend for his birthday last year http://www.gamerprint.co.uk/collections/hyrulean-travel I bet a Harry Potter themed set would work really well! Hope your dads feeling better soon x

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    1. Oh, they are really cool! Thank you :) I'll have to have a think! xxx

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  8. wow I totally love it (yes I'm a HUGE fan of Harry Potter too) :P keep up your awesome work! Hope your dad is feeling well x

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  9. This is brilliant! I love the authentic colours too. Emma

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