Friday, 15 May 2009


Thanks so much for your comments to my last post. It was really interesting to read what everyone else thought. A mixture of both seems to work for everyone, which sounds perfect to me.

Well tonight I thought I'd share another layout with you. This one was from our holiday in Corfu last year. We were desperate for some sunshine after the recent poor summers so headed to a guaranteed sunshine island and we were not disappointed.

These photos were taken around Corfu town, which is really picturesque, especially when you look up at the buildings. They are all crumbly and weathered and I wanted my papers to reflect that. I used a Basic Grey distressed paper for the background and Kay & Co for all the rest which I cut unevenly and inked all the edges to make them look even more distressed.

Some of the paper looked like strips of lace so I added some matching fibres for interest.

The title is the Greek name for Corfu and I used Thickers chipboard letters and painted them with texture paint and ran black ink round the edges to make them stand out. I painted the other embellishments with the same paint to tie everything in and then used a Kelly Panacci border stamp on the photos and the edges of the layout to reflect the wrought iron on the balconies.

I was pretty happy with the end result. It all seemed to have the weathered look I was after.


Kim Piggott said...

Hi Lisa,
Love your gorgeous page such pretty colour and such a beautiful layout!
Oh how lovely to see that sunshine!
Thank you so much for your sweet comment!
kim x

Sally H said...

Your colour scheme and layout complement the photos beautifully! Makes up for the miserable weather today!

Debbie Dolphin said...

Hi Lisa-WOW you are near me.Now i know where to come when i need a cake icing!!

Enfys said...

Tell you what I really love about this page Lisa, the placement of the photos, it looks just like the buildings in Greece, sort of all balanced onto each other. Fab work
En x

Michelle said...

Hi Lisa
Popped onto your blog from Debbies just to let you know that you have another fellow crafter on your doorstep, Had a look at your blog and am well impressed, you've created some beautiful things and transfer your talents to many media - great cakes!!
Have a good day
x Michelle

lisa said...

Thank you so much for all your lovely comments. It's great to know that I have lots of fellow crafters close to hand. What a small world!!


Lottie said...

No wonder you were happy - its lovely

The Stamp Man said...

I love how you've made these pages, I think you've got the colours spot on to capture the feel of the buildings. Great layouts too.

Jill x