I have found a little bit of Internet access and decided to see if I could post from our apartment in Rhodes. This is the magical view from our balcony.
We are having a wonderful time and as I did when we went to Sicily earlier this year I took a few crafting bits away with me.
I am very limited with what supplies I take but that's always part of the fun. I never plan what to make. I sat on the beach on Saturday and inspired by my sea view from my sun lounger and my friend Joanne Fink I doodled and zentangled the word waves and the date.
On the plane journey I also doodled and came up with this Zenspiration piece.
I always collect holiday ephemera. .tickets, restaurant cards where we eat etc so I decided to try to make a Moment using one of my doodles as the focal.The problem was I didn't have a large piece of backing card with me. Hmmmm the shops yielded nothing but that was not going to stop me. I had a light bulb moment. .use part of a cardboard box. The local shop looked at me a little sideways but gave me an empty bottled water box. Perfect. I cut off a side piece and used the rest of my box as my holiday crafting centre..lol.
I only own 3 mini distress inks which I had with me so it was Hobson's choice with my colours. I distressed the box side by ripping off some pieces , added the inks with my blending tool and some stamping with the one small set of Tim stamps I had with me. I added some water circles using bottle tops from our milk and water .
I stamped a quote under the box advert....very apt.
It was great fun..even my Hb picked up pieces for me I could add. I only had a Pritt stick with me so everything had to be paper based. I had brought a couple of sea themed die cuts with me so I made use of them. I even fussy cut out the sea images from a piece of paper that wrapped up a bookmark I bought. I saw its potential and said to the shop owner not to worry about using sellotape. ..but he proudly used lots to make it perfect for me! I quickly peeled it off when I got back to our room.
Nothing like fussy cutting from your sun lounger. .I am sure a lady who walked by gave me a knowing nod.
So here it is.....my Rhodes holiday Moment, which I will put up on my studio when I get home and whenever I look at it I will be transported back to our little patch of paradise.
I would like to enter my holiday Moment into the following challenges
Pixie's snippets playground 196
A vintage journey home sweet home this is my home sweet home for now, we have been here so many times it certainly feels like our second home. I used lots of Tim techniques to make my background.
Rubber Dance celebration my colours are from the June 2015 board
Allsorts numbers I have the date on my focal and clock faces
Crafty friends name that tune name that tune mine has to be summer breeze by the Isley Brother's
That Craft Place anything goes mixed media mixed media anything goes
Country View numbers I have used the date of my focal and there are numbers on my clock faces.
The Craft Barn the sea but no beach....I have used shells anchors etc.
Artistic inspiration anything goes
Crafting from the heart anything goes
We love to create anything mixed media goes
Thanks for popping by....and sharing my holiday.
This is my Moment, in its place looking out to sea.
Waving to you all from Rhodes.
Bye for now,