Saturday, 20 June 2009
Part of the reason for my indecision is that I have been checking out the venetian weather forcasts for the next few days and decided I liked the one provided by Thompson Holidays the best.......mostly sunny and warm, the others forcast rain and thunderstorms right through till Thursday...still I won't let getting wet spoil the trip.....but do I pack for warm and sunny or overcast skies, rain and thunder storms ?
The journal that I started making in the week has progressed a bit, I have now started to lay down background colour on the first few pages using distress inks but I have left the rest blank, I want to wait until I get back from the trip before I do any more.
The cold that I have had all week seems to be clearing up, I am certainly feeling better than I did and a few hefty doses of decongestants have also had a positive effect, thank goodness.
I haven't decided yet whether to take my little lap top with me, so I may not be around again until the end of the week, on the other hand you could find a daily report on my Venetian Vacation (and weather updates....lol) Broadband permitting.
Bye for now folks, see you when I get back, if not sooner.
Wednesday, 17 June 2009
I have backed the page with some BG Periphery Paper, cut to size, this may get some additional journaling etc later. I think backing it against the browns and blues makes a huge difference to how the page looks.
Tuesday, 16 June 2009
Sunday, 14 June 2009
I can't believe how the time flies, it is almost two weeks since I put anything on here.....I guess it is partly because I have been messing around with a lot of bits and bobs but don't have anything finished...lol...I have a number of "projects" in the pipeline, and I'm off to Venice for a three day City Break next Sunday so, hopefully lots of photos and inspiration when I get back.... so watch this space.
One thing that I have done this week though is put some of my own photos up on a wall in frames, something I have never done before, but last Monday I was browsing my way around IKEA..as you do,,and came across some nice simple 9" x 9" birch picture frames....I sooo wish they had had some 12 x 12 scrapbook page sized ones too.
I had originally intended to print off some digital scrapbook pages at 8" x 8" of a City break to Barcelona, to put in the frames, but I was really taken by some of the monochrome prints on sale at IKEA showing architectural details etc and I decided to take another look at some of my own photos instead.
My sister in law Kate and I went to Barcelona on May 2007 as a Birthday Treat for me, I have had this City as number one on my to visit list for years. I had purchased my first Digital Camera just before our trip and I took hundreds of Photos...lol..lots of them of small details rather than wider views.
When I got back from the trip I wanted to do something with my photos other than just view them on my computer so I made my first ever Digital Scrap pages using Software downloaded for free from http://www.scrapbookflair.com/ see my pages here :http://www.scrapbookflair.com/BusyBee2/Barcelona_2007/page1 They are quite simple pages but sum up the holiday and show the colour, variety and vibrancy of Barcelona.
Here are the photos I eventually chose to put in my frames.....They are basically monotones but not Black and White, I love them as they sum up our visit to Barcelona, although they don't tell the whole story ..... This was taken in Gaudi's Famous Church of the Sagrada Famillia from the bottom of a stone spiral staircase looking straight up.This head was a carved detail on the side of a passageway in the oldest medieval part of Barcelona.
This "Alien" is oneof the Chimneys of The Pedera a block of Apartments built by Gaudi in about 1906, (Viewed from the roof garden)And finally this is a close up of part of the Gospel (In Catalan) Cast in Bronze on the Main doors of the Sagrada Famillia.Here are the four pictures grouped together on my bedroom wall.....and I've got four more frames for Venice.Bye for NowBee