Tuesday, 21 April 2015

'Cuel' Valencia scrapbook page

I've just finished a scrapbook page I did following the CSI (Color, Stories and Inspiration) http://csicolorstoriesinspiration.ning.com/ 
Their palette and 'case file' was beautiful, as was their monthly sketch.
It was great to have a sketch as a guide and I have followed it more or less.

I loved the palette and the colours have all been used.
There is plenty of evidence in the form of a map print (our actual map of Valencia when we were there), flower and metal (metal flowers). There is a resin ‘button’ in the top corner of the photo. I’ve done chevrons with modelling paste.

The testimony is the journaling about our trip to Valencia. The journaling is hand written on a card and stuck behind the photo.

It reads: "Valencia: We are keen to visit places in our new homeland. In December 2014 we visited Valencia. We found a campervan park juts outside the city within walking distance of the Metro. Brill!
We met up with Maria Chiare, my D-I-L Marianna’s cousin, who is studying there at the university. She showed us around and we went for a paella meal (of course).

But the highlight of our visit was the modern Science Museum. Amazing architecture! We visited the L’Oceanografic, a large aquarium, which we both enjoyed very much. To express it in student terms: “CUEL”!"

Thanks for visiting,
I'll be doing a longer blog tomorrow for Whats On Your Workdesk Wednesday. See you then!


  1. Lovely work there Lisca... :D thanks for sharing..

    also to reply to your question ages ago now ... on this post here http://calligraphycards-shazinoz.blogspot.com.au/2015/03/woyww-some-inky-happenings-snippets.html
    you asked
    "The bokeh technique is fab. I'm going to give it a go although I have no re-inkers. How did you use your distress pads? I also have no white ink but someone said she'd used gesso, so that sounds doable. I watched the video you linked and I really like it. Thanks for sharing that."
    I wet the watercolour paper well and applied the ink from Distress ink pads randomly, then spritzed it with more water and used the heat gun to move the colour around.
    sorry for slowness ... you could also use ink applicators but really dont need to ..
    Hope that help!
    Shaz in Oz.x

    1. Aww, thanks Shaz! for taking the trouble to reply. I'm going to give it a try.

  2. Gorgeous LO!!! Love the way you've used the map on it:) and I have a friend who has used gesso - it's a thick one tho - over distress ink circles & it looks brill!! She doesn't use water colour paper tho:)

  3. Hey Lisca, thanks for the visit and the kind wishes about my foot. I love your page. Use the contact me area on my blog and I'll send you a little tutorial about how to add links - I am a software implementation project manager in real life :) Cx #6

  4. Wow! You clever girl! You know about computers! I was born to early. I wish I could have studied more about computers. I did a programming course once in the 70s. It was Cobol language. You might never have heard of it! I was disappointed because it was like translating and I wanted to learn how to solve the problems, not to translate other problem solver's solution. I suppose that is called an analist (am I right?). Anyway, what I know now about computers is self taught.
    I'd appreciate your help and I will send you a message on your blog. Although the coming six weeks we will be travelling and will have only occasional access to wifi in restaurants etc. Thanks very much!
    I'll try to post pictures on my blog next Wednesday. Again having a tablet (android) is a complete new learning curve, but I'll try.