Monday, 15 April 2013


I made this page for the town and country theme over on the Tando blog last week.  I love their little grab bags of houses, and this is my first play with was also a great excuse to actually scrap the photo of one of our holiday villas from last year and all of us stood outside (classic camera timer shot with the camera balanced on the car!)

I used some of the newAmy Tangerine Yes Please (from ATDML) papers which are beautiful, and one has houses printed all over it - so I cut a few out.  The paper inspired me to decorate the Tando chippies too, as it is covered in drips of watercolour paint, so I coated my houses and fence in white gesso, let it dry and then mixed some watercolour paint in similar colours and dripped it over my houses (I did do a bit of drying between using the different colours of paint so the drips didn't get too muddy in colour).  

The other bit of Amy Tangerine inspiration is the sewing - I've seen all her beautiful sewing kits, and decided to have a go at my own city scape so that I could include the disney castle (that is what it is meant to be on the right hand side of the page).  I used an A4 piece of paper and drew some houses and tower blocks for one side of the photo, and printed out a shot of the castle from the internet for the other side, taped it with washi onto my cardstock and then used a needle to make holes all around the outline, then stitched them.  I added all my journalling in a glassine envelope behind the photo, and used some Studio Calico stickers and wood veneer.

Also if you are at all short of inspiration then check out the UKScrappers blog hop ....I have done the 1st part and it is packed with beautiful ideas and step by steps....well worth a look :)


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