Last week saw our 10th Wedding Anniversary that we chose to celebrate by going back to Italy. Italy had captured our hearts long before we got married, so to spend our Honeymoon there, seemed only right. Ten years on and we decided to return to the same hotel in Tuscany, for a short break.
Olive Trees and Italy are dear to us. My Maid of Honour wore Olive Green on our Wedding Day and the Reception Meal, very Tuscan. Engraved on the inside of our Wedding Bands are the wedding date and the words “Olives ewe”. This is something we have said from those early days to each other.
Yes I know, we’re mad. It was a little soft toy sheep, bought on a trip to a farm in our early months of dating that brought about the word ‘ewe’. The Olives clearly came from our love for Italy. Oh yes, we’d move there in a heartbeat, given the chance.
A clean and simple card with paper from the Garden Lane Designer Series Paper pack, that was perfectly fitting. I die cut a layer of vellum to overlay the heart, helped motel the vibrancy of the pattern. This allows the eye to focus more on the foreground.
Texture was achieved on the base matting layer, by using the Subtle Embossing Folder, that I was speckled with Mossy Meadow. A Soft Suede Branch and Olives made from the leaf punch and I was ready for a sentiment.
A Well Written Sentiment
How could I put anything but ‘Olives ewe’?, so I pulled out the Well Written Dies and started to piece together the words of my choice. Yes a lot of figuring out and cutting, but it was well worth it. He was blown away by it. Something so personally made and knowing just how busy I’d been on the build-up to us going away … made it all the more special.
Hard to see here, I added an Epoxy Heart to the Olive that sits above the sentiment, as if to give the appearance of dew.
We woud recommend the Tuscan Countryside to anyone and certainly a cookery course. We did a half day course on World Card Making Day. I thought that if I couldn’t be creative in one way, I’d be creative in another. We made Focaccia Bread, Tomato Sauce for Spinach & Ricotta Filled Ravioli, Pork Tenderloin with a Cauliflower Gratin and Biscotti to end the meal.
A truly wonderful experience to have shared with hubby and one that he too thoroughly enjoyed. In fact this weekend, we plan on recreating many of the dishes as a family to enjoy. Let’s see just how well we do this time.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this post, seeing the card I created and hearing about the fabulous experience we shared cooking in Tuscany.
Enjoy your weekend.