4 Φεβρουαρίου 2014

Within 1000 steps... I meet History

Hello everyone!

I don't know if I have mentioned it (I probably haven't), but I'm teaming up with some amazing fellow Greek scrappers to take part in the Supreme Scrap Tournament... so we are the Greek National Scrap Team yayyy!!!

So the 1st challenge is up and it requires a double-page with at least 3 photos in it, without any use of spray inks (aka misting)... I admit that when I read the rules of the challenge, I got a bit discouraged, because I ALWAYS use mists and spray inks in general, I don't use more than 1 photo and I have only made one double page layout in my life. But then I realised that it was a very good opportunity for me to get out of my comfort zone and challenge my skills a bit.

The theme of the 1st challenge is "1000 Steps from home"

Now a few things about my page:

I used the amazing 7 Dots 9th Wave Collection, which contains my favourite colours...
There are some splatters on the white parts of the background paper that BELONG TO THE ORIGINAL PAPER, I didn't use any spray inks nor did I make splatters. The droplets are part of the design of the paper.  Other than that, I did a lot of layering, gesso-ing and stamping in my layout. The journalling is approximately 60 words.
As for the theme of it, I must say that I live in the city of Heraklion, in Greece.  My city happens to be quite old, so there are a lot of historical monuments in it, within walking distance from where people live. It's also built by the seashore, so I'm very lucky to have the chance to see the Aegean Sea and the history of my city within 1000 steps of my house.  My page celebrates this beautiful, historical, sunny city!  

So without further ado, here's my double-page layout

****because for some reason Blogger doesn't want to show my page in a larger scale, please click on the photo, in case you want to see its details****


Ι hope you like it! Wish me luck!

10 σχόλια:

  1. I am speechless! SPEECHLESS I tell you... and you know how difficult that is for me! I absolutely adore this layout!!! One of your best ever!

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  2. Oh my God! This is stunningly beatuiful! Love it! I wish I could do something like this! It's pure art.
    Good luck on the tournament!
    /Rosa

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  3. absolutely love this layout !!!!!!! every single detail !!! I could watch it for hours and still find something new to love !!!!! way to go melenia !!!!!

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  4. ...ΟMG.....stop that turnament now and give Melenia the prize !!! This is one of the most amazing pages ever !!!!!!!
    Melenia..WELL DONE !!!!!!!!!!

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  5. καταπληκτική και λίγα λέω!!!!!!!!!!

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  6. This is perfection!!!! Im so lucky that im your friend and i can admire your pages in real time!!!!!Honestly this is one of the best layouts that i have seen the last three years that i watch scrapbooking!This is a winner layout!!Bravo!!!!

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  7. This is one of the greatest layouts I have ever seen. Stunning!

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  8. Im so glad i clicked the layout to capture your amazing details, Oh you live in such a beautiful place ...
    and NO spray ... oh thank the scrap goddess for 7dots paper.. really such a truly spectacular piece of scrap art.. i hope you win :) x

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