Κυριακή, 30 Μαΐου 2010


It all started with this picture:



It is a small cafe in Areopolis near Gythio. We were there, a week after Easter, for a two-days excursion. On the road to Diros caves, we stopped for a coffee.

Baked under the strong golden sun of Mani, the town was like a medieval dream! I made a lot of pictures but this one is a full recipe : new and old, golden and white, the dried summer plants with their still green edges... Magic!

As I could not capture the colors on paper, I printed the picture in both paper and acetat. I made several attempts - the plain acetat was almost the real image, but I left it for a week and it didn't dry. The inkjet printer acetat dried at once, but the colors lost their brilliance. I wish I had one of these professional printers, but, alas, I have a cheap HP (I don't compain-it does its job decently most of the time).

The result is the following:


I used:

- Stamp set: Tim Holtz "Travel"
- Papers: Core'dinations and I believe the patterned is Rouge de Garance Aile ou Fleurs #4
- Distress powder "Aged Mahogany"
- Sticker: Karen Foster "Adventure Awaits", letters from Upikit
- Tim Holtz's Distress inks
- Glitter Dusts

I will submit it to the following challenges:

12 σχόλια:

  1. Μυρτώ μπράβο! Πολύ ωραίο ύφος και πανεμορφα ταιριαστά χρώματα!

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  2. Beautiful!!! thanks for joining us at Delightful Sketches & Challenges.
    hugs,
    Rachel

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  3. It is amazing! Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin. x

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  4. Beautiful ,thankyou for joining us at Delightful Sketches&Challenges,
    Hugs Dianne xx

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  5. It's great how pictures can inspire layouts and cards isn't it. This is lovely!

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  6. what a beautiful picture, wish i was there - thanks for joining in my blog candy
    Lisa ;)

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  7. Beautiful layout! I can see how you were inspired by that picture!

    Thanks for joining our challenge at Practical Scrappers :)

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  8. Fab card and great distressing.Thanx for joining us at Crafts and Me.
    (hugs)
    Trish (-:

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  9. Had to stop by and comment on your beautiful photograph its so perfect it really is.
    love the way you have use it in your perfect layout.
    hugs chris xx

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  10. Gorgeous~ Thanks for joining us at Digital Delights!

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