Sunday, August 28, 2016

Venice is a Dream and Our Beautiful World

I took so many pictures my recent trip to Europe, I thought another post for Venice is necessary, thanks for letting me share.....


VENICE is a dream


it is a dream full of contrast.....


it is WORN....



AGED.....


but it is also ARTSY.....


and ROMANTIC.....


it has peeling fading colors that tell a thousand stories....


and doors that hide a thousand secrets......



it is CHARMING.....


it is MAGICAL....


it is a DREAM


my last picture here (or first picture) is for......




SUNLIGHT I captured while riding on a vaporetto in Venice




Saturday, August 27, 2016

Project Life 2016 ~ May 27 (Murano) and Final Post

Project Life 2016

May 27

MURANO


We went to Burano today, but since we had to get off at Murano to change a different vaporetto back to Venice main island, and we still have quite a bit of day light, we take a walk at Murano.


after all those pretty colours we soaked up at Burano, Murano looks like my coloring book before I add colors....


however, we are just able to find some buildings with pretty colors..... not that many though




Murano is famous for its glass making, almost every store are selling things like this...


some even have the whole orchestra


If you like the work of Chihuly, you'll see one here because The Venini Glass Factory here at Murano is where he used to work...


for me, I love the new and modern mixed with the old and vintage.....


Clare and I had a fun and relaxing day and we are off to Florence tomorrow.





My next project is the final post for Sketches in Thyme Project Life Style, I decided to step down from the team simply because it doesn't fit into my posting schedule, I like to post my project life in order, but a lot of time, because I made my project based on a particular sketch, then I had to wait till the scheduled date to post it, that kind of messed up my own posting, so..... this will be my final post for Sketches in Thyme, after that, I am free to choose when I what to post my project life.

Here's the sketch by Emma Pescott



and here's my Florence page based on the sketch....



 I wasn't too happy with this one so I make a second one based on the same sketch...



 I will post the rest of Florence sometime later....

Friday, August 26, 2016

PTI Make it Monday #258 ~ Cover Plate Tags


I have the PTI Sunflower Cover Plate die cut out and sitting on my craft table for a long long time....


I wonder if that happen to you too, have a project in mind but due to various reason, and then the work stop and the cut out pieces just sit there feeling lonely.......


when I saw this week's PTI Make it Monday (*ding ding....) I sure can make use of that lonely cut out Sunflower piece


I flip the piece upside down so I have the solid black at the bottom to bring out the green sentiment


Thanks for stopping by....

 
 

Thursday, August 25, 2016

PTI August 2016 Blog Hop



When I saw this photo on Nichole's blog, I couldn't help but go into my craft room and get something done.....


Here's my card inspired by the above photo...


playing with ink and moulding paste is pretty therapeutic to me....
 



just in case you need some cuteness to brighten up your days, here he is...


and the two of them....




Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Project Life 2016 ~ May 27 (Burano)

Project Life 2016

May 27

 BURANO
 When I was planning my Europe trip, I knew that I am including Burano, I love Venice but I have been there, making a second trip to Venice is mainly because I want to go to Burano, another island in the Venetian lagoon......


the whole trip from Paive, taking bus and 2 vaporetto is slightly more than an hour, but it is all worth it.....

See you for yourself!!!!


so much color stimulation, all packed into one tiny island



the first shop we walked into is called Casa Blu...




isn't that cute, I thought my friend dear Ros when I saw that...




I just love those curtain on the door....


so many of them...
 

we walked around and trying to pick my favorite color....


light pink, dark pink, red, yellow or blue......




hmmmm..... I think this one is my favorite....




but I can't take my eyes of those lilac and turquoise too....


 
 


Clare and I stopped for lunch....


so yummy.....



after lunch, we walked some more, trying to soak up more colors.....




Burano also famous for their handmade laces.....




we walked a bit more and saw this.....




just like everything else in life, someone just have to stick out no matter what.




our camera sure love Burano, how about you?