Monday 1 July 2013

Holiday Destinations

Time for another challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers - and this week Jack would like to see projects that depict or are inspired by a holiday destination. This doesn't have to be somewhere you have been, it can be somewhere you would love to go. Please explain where you have chosen and why in your blog post and please please to keep things fair for everyone make sure you read those challenge rules as you don't want to lose your chance to win a prize from one of our two fab sponsors - CRAFTS AND ME and THE PAPER SHELTER.

 Onto my project - a long time ago I went to Italy. (Be warned this post is pic heavy!!)
I visited Rome, Pisa and Venice. 

I adored Italy - the culture, the art, the food(LOL), the wine (LOL) and well - just about everything! 

I have promised myself that I will return again and it's on my ever increasing list of 'things to do before I become too old and decrepit to enjoy them'!!  
So it was an obvious choice for me to choose this as my destination.

Instead of a card, this week I have altered a slide mailer. 
The mailer was inked with Dusty Concord DI before adding the papers (which are from Crafty individuals).

The pic with the Colosseum in the background - from a time when 'visiting Europe' was only something done by rich and privileged families seemed perfect to use. 

On the front I added a small fabric leafy flourish (cut off something or other!) and a metal camera charm. I popped a die cut in the top corner after colouring randomly with the same DI.
Inside another image, a bit of stamping, some ribbon,  and lace and a fabric flower died with DI. 

Under the slides are two more Italy images - of course no visit to Italy is complete without a trip on a venetian gondola or a visit to marvel at St Peter's Basilica.  
I used some tiny beads at the top of each one.

Same papers were used on the back.

I hope my project has inspired you to come and join us this time - we love seeing all your creations!

Challenges -
Our Creative Corner - Captured Memories
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
Dutch Dare - Photo Inspiration (please visit their blog!)
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Cards und More - Travel/Adventure  
The Cheerful Stamp Pad - From the Past
Lexi's - Summer Holiday 
seemacrafts - Holday/vacation

Thanks for visiting! x


Carol Willis said...

Beautiful creation Viv, it's certainly inspired me, but more towards ice-cream I think!!
Caz x

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow this is just so beautiful. Love the soft pink/green and mauve colouring and an awesome vintage theme.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Netty said...

wonderful double slide mailer Viv,hugs Annette x

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Beautiful Viv love your colours and design
jacqui xx

Suze Bain said...

This is just gorgeous Viv. Hopefully, I'll get the opportunity to visit Italy before I'm too old and decrepit too! Lol! Xx

Sue said...

This is stunning Viv, I love the images, colours and wonderful design.
Sue xx

Meggymay said...

Wow, this is so gorgeous, loving all the details and textures and Fab images.
Yvonne x

Wendy said...

Gorgeous creation Viv, beautiful images.
Wendy xx

Vicki Romaine said...

This mailer is absolutely gorgeous.ll
I love the colors and all the texture and images.

I took a peak back at some of your older posts and I do hope you will enter more of my challenges as I love what I have seen.

BTW if you haven't entered, you might take at Lunagirl's Moonbeams and see if you think this fits and join in.

Vicki Romaine said...

Thanks for sharing this beautiful creation with The Cheerful Stamp Pad.

Unknown said...

This is really beautiful. I love the colors and all your destination images - very lovely. Thanks for joining us this week at the Dutch Dare.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

A fabulous altered slide mailer Viv! Who can't help but fall in love with Italy! Love it! Susan xx

coops said...

oh wow this is fabulous viv.beautiful images and I really love your colours :D

xx coops xx

Claudia N. said...

A beautiful make with a lot of nostalgia in it! LOVE it! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at OurCreativeCorner!

Claudia x

TwinkleToes2day said...

Visiting from Our Creative Corner - Gorgeous layout, the pictures are wonderfully vintage/shabby chic :0))

cheiron said...

Amazing inking. I just love the gorgeous colors on this background. Thanks for playing along with the Anything Goes Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week!

Mrs A. said...

The very best place to be. I love Italy and get out there as often as time/money permits. A gorgeous card and has a lovely nostalgia of times gone by to it. Hugs Mrs A.

Seraphinas Phantasie said...

Wonderful mixed Media Art work. Great !

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely creation Viv great colours and lovely design



A fabulous creation Viv - love the colours and the scenes. Venice is magical isn't it - we are planning a return visit for my big "0" birthday next summer!
Hope all is going well with the 'puter, and your lovely new home.
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Rene said...

Wow, this is just fabulous!

Thank you for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Crafting by Designs!
Do join us again!
Crafting By Designs DT

Shelby said...

Stunning work and I absolutely adore the explosion of beautiful colors you've used.


Clare said...

Just beautiful, and the colours used are wonderful.

Monique said...

Beautiful slide mailer. Love the colors and the pictures.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

How fun to reminisce about your trip to Italy, Viv! Love the beautiful colors and all the wonderful textures on your altered slide mailer. Wonderful vintage photo too. So happy to have you joining in the fun with us this month at Our Creative Corner for our Memories challenge.


Julie Lee said...

Incredibly beautiful colours and images - really evokes Italy, which I love! Julie Ann x

Shea said...

This is STUNNING! I'm only just beginning to explore the world of mixed media and art journaling, and this is an extraordinarily lovely example of the craft. So many inspiring ideas! Thanks for the eye candy!

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

Thank you so much for joining in this months challenge 'Holiday/Vacation' over on SeemaCrafts Challenge Blog.

This is absolutely amazing. Love the backings with the colour combinations. The images and layout are wonderful. I think this is such a great make.

I hope you will join us again for more of our future monthly challenges, we always have great prizes up for grabs.

Hugs Lisa xxxxx DT Member

Unknown said...

this is fabulous hun thank you for joining in at seemacrafts