Saturday, 14 August 2010

How could I forget?

I was quietly blog hopping yesterday when I suddenly remembered that I had signed up for another class which starts beginning of September! My friend Denise had recently done a class through Big Picture Scrapbooking and said she thought I would enjoy another online class they were running. This came at a time when the Shimelle class was coming to an end and the long weeks of summer holidays were calling to me to relax, de-stress and be creative.
Now I'm back from holiday with a box full of photos to make into an album, a box of Pink Paisley subscription kit to use up and the realisation that I have something else to look forward to. So I thought I would share! The class is hosted by May Flaum and the info is here. It's on the same lines as the Shimelle class of using up the stash you already have which is something that I need to work on!
In the meantime, I've done another page of my photos from Italy. I uploaded a batch to be printed by Photobox and they were here within 2 days and so reasonably priced! Today is the turn of our trip to Herculaneum. The mosaic was found intact in one of the houses and you can tell it was a household with money by the colours of the tiles. The blue is lapiz lazuli which was expensive and so to use it in a mosaic shows a monied household. The stone bottles in the photo were found in a shop selling wine. On the walls of the shop you could also see the paintings on the walls of the price list and the different types on sale. The world's first Majestic winestore maybe? The main picture is of one of the most undamaged street areas. Now I look at the photo of this page, the bit of lace ribbon on the bottom looks a bit random, that may need a little alteration/embellishment at some time in the future!

7 comments:

Sian said...

That is just the most gorgeous blue! I think I might sign up for this class - it sounds as if everyone really enjoyed her last one and I've been enjoying her blog too. Good idea :)

scrappyjacky said...

I did May's last class and loved it....I'm sure this one will be great as well.

Scrappi Sandi said...

I loved reading about Herculaneum & all those finds in your photo's...I do love a bit of social history! Enjoy that class...i did have an email about it...I'm still deciding, I really need to get my Chicago album finished before I commit to another course!! then befpre we know it it'll be time for JYC!!!

Amy said...

Deb I really like your page and the choice of colour and embellishment to go with it all - very appropriate :-)

Maria Ontiveros said...

Great pix! LOL about forgetting about the class. Sounds like something I would do!
Rinda

Rachel B said...

Great page Deb, the new class sounds like fun. I am doing Shimelle's 'Learn Something New Everyday' class again this year. That runs throughout September too. Can't wait to see your pages.

humel said...

I loved Herculaneum - it was more manageable than Pompeii, and in some ways better preserved. I also love your layout :-)