Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Tuscany and an inspired landscape piece for Creative Chemistry 103 homework

Class is not out until Friday over at Tim's online class...we are still submitting homework until tomorrow. I thought I would share some more of my Tuscany holiday photos, which got put on hold, whilst I have been working through Creative Chemistry 103.

I have already shared some photos from Sienna, a gorgeous city, so today I thought I would share a few more places we visited.

Pienza is a small, walled medieval city where the surrounding country side is so typically Tuscan.
The streets are narrow and full of wonderful shops hidden away in the walls.
The surrounding countryside is wonderful

We enjoyed our wedding anniversary lunch in San Gimignano, which we have visited in the past. It is much larger than Pienza and very beautiful. There is also award winning ice cream maker who sells there...their ice cream is beyond delicious.

Looking back through these photos and working with alcohol inks inspired this, my favourite piece of homework so far.....I made this card.... I can't share Tim's techniques but I used alcohol inks, Yupo and a straw to create a landscape...such fun. I mounted it on Kraft and added a sentiment....very apt I think!
 and here is a side view.
Who would have thought I could create a landscape!
I would also like to link my card up to the following challenges;

That's Crafty 2/3 zesty zing
Pile it on  2/3 Make your own background
Craft Heaven Shop Challenge 2/3 #14 anything goes
Simon says work it Wednesday include the colour Peridot  I achieved this with my mix of greens inks in the left hand side of my card.

I still have my travel journal from Tuscany to has been quite a labour of love and I have been busy restocking Dotty's too with my cards.

I plan to draw my giveaway winner today and make my final piece of homework for Creative Chemistry 103. Thanks so much for sticking with me and coming back to see what I have made each day. I really appreciate your comments.

Back tomorrow.

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. I know Italy like the back of my hand, Tuscany in particular. These piccys take me back. Happy anniversary . Hugs Mrs A.

  2. Gorgeous photos Jane, it looks amazing! Quite a queue for the ice cream!! :)
    Beautiful artwork too!
    We could do with some Tuscan heat here! :(
    V x

  3. Hello dear Jane,

    Wonderful pictures!
    It is as if we were there!
    Your card is as beautiful as it is unique!
    You are so rocking that challenge!!


  4. Jane your alcohol art is beautiful! Thank you for sharing the photos it's somewhere I've never been but would love to visit, even more now I've seen your photos Karen xx

  5. awesome work Jane - brilliant!!! Hugs rachel x

  6. Gorgeous photos Jane, the wonderful architecture and beautiful countryside that inspired many artists including you, that yupo and alcohol ink landscape is superb and makes a fabulous card, love it xxx

  7. Wow Jane, your photos from your trip are so beautiful! I just love the ones where you can see all the hillsides. It's easy to see where you got your inspiration from. Amazing card, I am loving the flow you created with all the ripped bits!! So gorgeous!! hugs :)

  8. You photos of Italy are so lovely - I want to go NOW!! It is so cute to see little Daisy all dressed up and strolling the streets of this very old town. What did you think of the food?

    You piece is wonderful - reminded me of the Italian alps!
    Sandy xx

  9. Oh Jane, Tuscany looks wonderful, very inspirational. Your AI piece is gorgeous, the colours are glowing xx

  10. Hello Jane,

    Those Tuscan views are dreamy, I wish I could visit one day! And what a lovely card you created, those colors just capture those Tuscan days perfectly!

    Happy creating!


  11. amazing photos! I would love to travel there. Love the landscape-so well done and great colours.

  12. Love your photos. Such a lovely country. And your card is really a piece of art. Gorjuss colours. Thanks for playing with us at Pile it On. Keti (DT)


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