Thursday, 26 July 2012

Holiday in Rome

Hello Peeps

My blogging friend Victoria mentioned a Scrapbooking Challenge on Addicted to Stamps blog on a recent post so I just had to pop along to see what it is all about.  This is a monthly challenge and this month the theme is "Holiday".  

This particular photograph has been waiting desperately to be scrapbooked and it is one of my favourite photos of our trip to Rome last year.  Let's see what you think....

It is one of the most complete buildings left at the Forum and is the Basilica of Antoninus and Faustina and was built about 141 (presume AD but I couldn't find out precisely.  What is 282 years when it is that old!)

An olive branch across the bottom of the page.  We actually saw some olive trees growing on the hill at the Forum, as well as orange trees fruiting!  The Life sentiment is from my Darkroom Door Prague 2 set, cut with Labels 4 Nestie and stamped with SU flourish in Faded Jeans DI.
Some Tim Holtz tissue tape over the top of a stamping of a tile stamp, also by Tim Holtz, which stamping was sprinkled with some Pewter Perfect Pearls. as were all tile stamping.  The scalloped circle is from my latest Nesties set and the small label is cut with a Quickutz die. Rome was stamped with stamps, but I cannot remember what make as I have had them that long!  The camera stamp was sent by my lovely friend Karen in Canada.  Thanks again! I knew it would be used soon!
The stripey paper is Pink Paislee and was already edged like this.  The background paper is Wild Asparagus which I stamped with my favourite flourish stamp and Walnut Stain.  I gutted the centre of the brown background paper in order to make the mount of the photo.  The large label is Tim Holtz die, Tim Holtz Postcard stamp, date stamp from Ryman and the same stamps used for Perfect as Rome.  

Ribbon is by East of India bought only on Saturday!  Both the globe and the vine were made with my Silhouette cutter.  The globe was printed then cut while the vine was cut, sprayed with a mixture of Colourwash and reinker with perfect pearls.  The Olives were coloured with a mix of Aged Mahogany and Black Soot DI.  The heart was cut with Sizzix die and stamped with SU flourish.

Thanks for staying with me.  I hadn't realised how much "stuff" I had used on this layout!  It is no wonder my desk ends up in soo much of a mess when I am creating a layout!! No chance of me ever being able to scrapbook at any of my super tidy friends' desks is there?

Why not join in the Challenge.  Link your layout HERE.  You have until 19 August to join in.  And Big Thanks to Victoria for introducing me to this Challenge!  Even if you do not like scrapbooking there are other challenges on the site which you may like to join in with!

Please don't forget to sign in to the Visitor's Book so I know you have been.




Sarn said...

Great layout and lots of detail. Really great photo too.

Sarn xxx

Kylie said...

This is just lovely! What a beautiful part of your holiday to scrap. I love all your details and the colours. Thanks so much for playing along at ATS xx

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh its lovely - I didnt take many photos when I went to Rome as I thought I would buy a book instead - how daft was I! Thanks for sharing.

Victoria said...

Oh Hettie, this is just fab! It has stripes (which is very me), it has those wonderful leaves (love 'em) and it's a picture of Italy (and I speak and teach Italian!) It's a great photo with a good sense of perspective, and I really like the postcard stamps.
WOW! Thank you so much for joining in our scrapbooking holidays challenge!

Canonbury creations said...

Fabulous layout Hettie I love the way the stripy DP mirrors the columns on the amazing Basilica:) Thanks for playing along with us at ATS
Val x

Anonymous said...

Hettie this is a fabulous layout and reminds me of many happy holidays spent there. beautiful layout and gorgeous elements. Thank you so much for sharing with us at ATS