Normally, I scrap quickly. Usually in one sitting. However, this one for LET'S GET SHABBY has taken me [literally] WEEKS. As soon as I saw the challenge, I knew I had the PERFECT photo. But what did I want to do with it? Not a scrap page. You see, it's a snap I took in Pistoia [Italy] after the weekly markets, at night time, down a narrow alley as were heading back to the train station to Firenze. In the rain:
So I printed it out on normal A4 copy paper. I also had this ripped out page from the airlines magazine [in French] which I read on the airplane on the way home from Paris [same trip!]....soooo 'image transfer', I decided. I wanted to superimpose my couple under the umbrella into that black & white alleyway. Thus preserving memories from our holidays. And I decided I wanted to make this to hang on my wall. I do so love both images, so very much:)
What's this got to do with the LGS challenge? Well, we can use this image in any way:
Umbrella. That's what I was going for. So, gessoed the two images together, did the 'rubbing back' thing with my fingers & ended up with this:
I actually didn't have a canvas on hand...so I scrummaged around and found the top of a chocolate box to attach it to! Easy to hang on wall!
This is the same bit of the scene finished....I'm not sure what chippy I've used - bits from either/and Dusty Attic, 2Crafty, Imaginarium and I know the little heart arrow is Wycinanka. Have a pile I'm trying to use up, mainly 'cos next year I start DT'ing for Dusty Attic. Doesn't seem 'right' to use other chippy once I'm on their team....that's just how I feel....so I'm chippy-ing like mad atm....plus, it's giving me practise. Win-win!!
The image wasn't standing out enough, so I re-printed it, fussy cut the figures, glued them on then covered them with Glossy Accents.....this worked MUCH better!
Here is my finished canvas:
And one last close up...the hinges were 'individually crafted'......using some negative spaces from already used chippy packs.....lotta work!!!
So, there you have it. I hope you have enjoyed this 'trip'....thanks for your kind comments & ongoing bloggy support:) It is LOVELY to be home & to gradually get back into my scrappy 'groove'!!
Happy Scrapping ~ Lizzy ♥♥♥
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