Venice mini album

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It’s been a while since I’ve made a mini album, but it’s always fun to make them and they’re also cute to keep on the shelf! I For this one I’ve cut and sewed together a few sheets from Amy Tangerine’s Rise and Shine to make a little book and then used all the embellishments from the same collection. I was actually trying to use up all I had left of it (which was a lot)! The only leftovers now are most of the thickers, a couple of paper stripes and most of the washi book, so I think I can say ‘mission accomplished’.

So here it is, a mini album about a weekend in Venice: as you can see from the photos, on the first day I’ve visited Palazzo Ducale and its prison (walking through the notorious Bridge of Sighs), then took a guided tour of the city and later in the night took the vaporetto through Canal Grande; on the second day I mainly took a guided tour of three islands near Venice: Murano, Torcello and Burano, altough I didn’t see much of Murano and Torcello because the guide was more interested in taking us to shops of her choice then to places of touristic interest! At Burano I ditched the guide and had a lovely time ;P Now I’m looking forward to go again because two days were really not enough!!

(Click on the first picture to see it as a slideshow)

Aboard the vaporetto!

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In Venice I took the vaporetto (Venice public transport on water) almost only to take pictures of Canal Grande; I did two trips, one by day and one by night, and I wasn’t disappointed at all with the result: the weather was great and all the photos look amazing!

For this page I’ve used papers from Dear Lizzy’s Fine and Dandy collection, thickers from Amy Tangerine’s Rise and Shine and… embellishment from My Mind’s Eye ‘s Market Street… I’ve had this collection lying around for over a year now and never got a chance to use it, but it’s so pretty, I must found some use for it! Anyway I’ve used some of the chipboard pieces and a badge on this layout, It’s a start I guess…

I must say I love this mint/pink/red/gold combo!!

I’ll be back on Wednesday with a mini album about my weekend in Venice, stay tuned!

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Magic in the Moonlight

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This layout is inspired by the Jot Magazine August mood board, which is absolutely gorgeous! Those shades of blue and silver immediately spoke of magic to me, and I had to use this picture of the moon (taken by my father). The sky surrounding the moon is black so I couldn’t use a darker shade of blue as background as I wanted, because I don’t like black and blue together, so I went with this sheet from Simple Stories I am collection, and backed it with a blue paper. I’ve used a stripe of blue glitter tape and suddenly remembered why I called this blog The Glitter Witch: I looooove glitter! And then added some silver with the star sequins, the alphas and a couple of die cuts by Amy Tan. The word magic and the little white words are from a story kit by Ali Edwards called, of course, Magic.

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August 2015 - by Amanda copy

 

An apple 8 meters tall

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In the firsts days of May, when Expo Milano was inaugurated, I went, like a do everyday, to my city’s main piazza and stumbled into a … giant apple, 8 metres tall, all covered with grass, with a bite sewed back on with metal stitches, standing in the center of the square!  It was an installation by artist Michelangelo Pistoletto called ‘Third Paradise – The Reinstated Apple’; here’s the explanation in Pistoletto’s words: “The symbol of the apple traverses all of our history, starting from the bite, representing man’s departure from nature and the beginning of the artificial world. The Reintegrated Apple represents the entry into a new Era where artificial world and natural world reconnect producing a new planetary balance.” I really loved both the sculpture and the meaning so… it called for a scrapbook page… And then, a couple of weeks later I stumbled into another giant apple in the city park, this one covered with fabric! I’m really loving this apple treasure hunt! Also: my city is never boring!

I’ve made two layouts, one for each apple, both using the Enchanted collection by Simple Stories

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