It's my son's birthday soon and as he and his lovely wife are currently living in Florence I decided to use a photo I had taken when I visited last year. I'm not great altering things on the computer but I do have a basic Photoshop programme that lets me add effects to my photos so for this one I added an Arty type brush stroke and printed it onto watercolour paper. I stamped the base card with images from Laurence Llewelyn Bowen's Venaissance set in Stampin' Up Crumb Cake and Basic Grey and the bg paper is Crafty Individuals Travels in Italy. The sentiment (Hero Arts Anytime Messages) was stamped onto acetate with StazOn. The decorative strips are embossed with my cuttlebug using the Iron Works folder and Tim Holtz Damask folder.
I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Stamping Vacation - Getting Geographical - Tuscany Italy
Crafts and Me - Vintage/Distressed
Papertake Weekly - Fab Sketch
Bunny Zoe - One for the Boys
Stamp-n-Doodle - Masculine