Friday, March 20, 2015

The Sweet Life!

My friend Judy Woodland is the host this week at The Mod Squad challenge blog.
She has chosen the challenge to use something from a magazine.  She has give us three great examples of what she was getting at when she dreamed up this challenge.  That being said, not easy when the only magazines that you get, currently are Money and Newsweek, oh and car magazines. 
I when searching through what we had, of course getting permission to cut any of those, as they  all belong to Hubby.  Then I hit a jackpot, old National Geographic.  My friend Donna Phelan cautioned me not to use any topless pictures.  What a Hoot she is.  Cover your eyes......
Here is my card.
I found a picture of these ferns and fussy cut them out. The color matched very well with GKD Dusty Sage cardstock,  so that is how I started.  This card became a lot different than what I originally planned.  This brought back memories that I will cherish for all of my life.  Thank you Judy!
We were very fortunate to take a trip to Italy and that included a day in Tuscany.  We went to a vineyard and had the best day ever! That may have been a factor of all of the wine drinking, but we had a driver to take us home. You can see for yourself if you click Verrazzano Winery.
After I die cut the window from Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Duo, I draped the cut out ferns over the top.  Then stamped and colored the scene from Flourishes Dreaming of Florence stamp set.  Layered a panel of GKD black onyx, and adhered to the Dusty Sage base.
La Dolce Vita means, the Sweet Life and that is my memories.  (sigh)
Thanks for dropping in and I hope that you took a tour of the winery today.  This was my pleasure!


  1. WOW, WOW, WOW!!!!! You have N.A.I.L.E.D. this challenge. Those ferns are absolutely gorgeous draped over that window. And I love how you have colored that scene - just stunning!!! So well done! Great take on the challenge, thanks so much for playing along with me this week - I know you were worried about what you would do. Well done, I feel as if I really am in Italy!

  2. Oh I love the ferns you found to use, and those little stamps are perfect. This needs o be framed.

  3. NO Boobies! lol I say that as I have brothers and I don't think they were 'reading' our National Geographics lol LOVE your card, this is so fabulous! Gosh you have totally captured Florence....not that I have ever been but it's surely how I dreamed it would be. Great window scape and the ferns are just too too perfect! The soft colors and design of your card is lovely!

  4. Donna, such a party pooper LOL (just kidding!) Barbara this is fantastic! I love the window scenes and the great leaves. Thanks for sharing it's meaning to you as well. Thank you so much for participating this week at the Mod Squad Challenge

  5. Love the wonderful scenes in your window and that pretty fern. Such a great story. Some day we hope to get to Italy. My husband has family there that we have never met.

  6. WOW! This is gorgeous! Well done!!

  7. This is fantastic. I love the pretty fern you used on this little scene. The sentiment is perfect too.

  8. that comment from Donna...and sounds like the National Geographic...was the best choice you had! SUPER job! I wish I was in little Italy now! HUGS!