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Wednesday, 26 October 2011

A Taste of Italy in a Scrapbook page!

I was very excited when I heard that Glenda was introducing some Italian themed stamps, as I regularly go to Italy on holiday. I have just come back from a trip to Lake Garda, and couldn't resist using the opportunity to blend the stamps and my holiday together. I decided to make a scrapbook page. I am not a natural scrapbooker, but I really enjoyed making this project.

I used a lovely Prima mask, which is available from Chocolate Baroque, and coloured my background paper with several colours of Distress Ink. I then used the fabulous crackle stamp to create an aged plaster feel to the whole page. I stamped the two large images onto watercolour paper, and coloured them in with Polychromos pencils, adding a mount behind them. I used two holiday photographs which reminded me of some of the lovely places we had seen, and then made some brightly coloured flowers, using a Crealie die and some vellum. Everywhere we went, the flowers were growing in abundance, and the colours were really vivid, just like these.


I hope that I have given you just a little taste of Italy in my scrapbook page, and that you can see how lovely these stamps are. Keep checking back all week for more samples from the Design Team. Thanks for stopping by, Judith xx

9 comments:

  1. Bbeautiful this journal page. What a great composition and combination. Super.
    Lovely greet Marja

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  2. Hi Judith. I haven't managed to incorporate much stamping into my scrapbooking yet, but this page is beautiful. You have inspired me to give it a go. Kate x

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  3. This is so beautiful. I love these stamps!

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  4. Beautiful page Judith. I have also enjoyed holidays around Lake Garda and your layout evokes some happy memories. I love the new stamps. Jean x

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  5. What a wonderful reminder of your holiday in Italy - those stamps came out at just the right time - love it. So much for my resolution to not buy any more stamps!!

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  6. lovely combination of stamps and photos Judith - will be a great reminder of your holiday!

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  7. I love the way you've used the stamps with those photos & the way you decorated with flowers to remind you of what you'd seen. The colours look amazing & I do like how you have picked out the glow of the top right stamp's sun with your doily masking.
    Paula (PEP)

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  8. What a lovely page Judith and shows the stamps off so well. Love the colours you have used. Suexxx

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  9. Wow, such a lovely page. The stamps work perfectly with your photos.

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