9/10/13

Lucky

Hi everyone! So glad you are here! I have been inspired to work with a fab monochrome moodboard at scrap around the world.  And I have decided to combine it with the sketch and "Lucky" prompt over at OUAS
Here's my interpretation of both challenges
 
We were so lucky to be able to drive around Italy, it is an amazing country, so much to see I would love to spend months and months to be able to savor it all.  hummm specially the italian cuisine and wines, fresh produce and cheeses.
This particular afternoon we had a picnic on the grounds of the Torre Pendente, or leaning tower of Pisa, strawberries, cheese and wine, a topic for another page...
Our luck was so great we got to see the sun set against the tower, the fiery reds were captured in the towers marble like fire, it was so beautiful and in a way a lucky break.  We were not scheduled to arrive that afternoon, but it was Monday and the museums at Firenze were closed.  So we decided to drive to Pisa instead and arrived close to 4:00 PM just in time to sit down, relax and enjoy an amazing sunset!
The road signs are so fun, the italian resembles a lot our Spanish language so we had fun driving around

I used the memorabilia collection of Teresa Collins along with some Tim Holtz, tissue tapes and sheet.  I also used a Prima mask to stamp my swirly background inspired by the first image on the mood board

I had to use the TH pen nib, so old world charm
there is a Prima enamel dot heart for good measure, we are a couple in love, lucky that way too
18 1/2 years together, sooo much in common, best friends, parents, business partners, lovers..


I journaled on my black tag with some white ink, tucked nicely in a pocket made by my photographs
so here's the inspiration



and the sketch
Hope you find some time around the month to complete both or either challenge the sketch over at SATW is fantastic too if you want to use it here it is
fun they both provide for 3 photos!!!
Thanks again for dropping by, always lovely having you here,
 
 
 
Milagros

21 comments:

Jydelisse said...

Amazing Layout, like always. I love how the different textures go so well together!

Ros Crawford said...

Oh WOW!! This is so gorgeous!! It really has a romantic French feel and so "Chanel"!

Charlene said...

What an awesome page!!! LOVE all the mixed media on there!

Gayle Price said...

Fabulous, fabulous page! I love your patterned paper background as well as the fantastic textured layers on top. I love that beautiful black swirl and I love that you used 3 photos ( really great photos too ) which I find is always difficult to do. I can see so much evidence of your mood board inspiration. Thank you so much for playing along with us this month at Scrap Around The World.

Kelly Foster said...

What an awesome page! I love the monochromatic look - just gorgeous!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Just sooooo beautiful!! I love love love the colors, the photos and the layers!!!!

Tracey Sabella said...

Such a gorgeous page for these amazing photos. Love all your details and the monochromatic color scheme with just a little pop of color with your lovely flower! Thanks for joining us for the September Once Upon A…Sketch Challenge and for posting your LO on our Facebook page! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Garden of Grace

Val Thorpe said...

I love monochromatic layout and the littlest pop of yellow is fabulous. I always love your layouts and this one is no exception. Italy is on my bucket list... so many places to go so little money :P
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Audrey Pettit said...

My goodness, this is just stunning, Milagros! I LOVE all the neutrals and love the layering and texture. So, so eye catching and BEAUTIFUL!

Denise van Deventer said...

This is a gorgeous page Milagros! I love that background and love the colours you chose! Just fabulous!

Keren Tamir said...

stunning LO Milagros!! me encanta!! thanks for joining us at SATW!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I love Italy too, such a lovely layout with those gorgeous photos!

Eila Sandberg said...

Oooh I love Italy too Millie, but Pisa is still on my bucket list. Your photos bring back own lovely memories from another pick-nick in Rome. LOVE this my girl! thank you so much for sharing it with us at SATW!

Lizzy Hill said...

You've done a marvellous job...I could NEVER drive around Italy!!! But I LOOOOVE training & busing!!!! Firenze is one of my fave places, too......this page is gorgeous, especially those flowers & the tags....looks great:):):)

Eila Sandberg said...

Good on you for combining the two challenges, now I have a reason to come back a second time to tell you how much I like your page. thank you also for playing along with us at OUAS!

juscrap said...

Gorgeous layout Milagros! thanks for joining us at SATW!

Mona Pendleton said...

Such a fabulous layout! Love all the texture and beautiful photos! Thanks for joining along with OUAS :)

VanillaCarmel said...

love this! i like the black elements behind the picture, makes the page pop.

Alexandra Polyzou said...

GORGEOUS LAYOUT!!!THANKS FOR JOINING US AT SATW!!!

Zeneva Kovic said...

Great layout! Love the use of the mood board and your 3 photos...and love that black swirl!

Renata Moni said...

So pretty!Love it! Thanks for playing with us at OUAS.