Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Layering and the Grand Bazaar


My friend Ruth and I visited Istanbul's Grand Bazaar in October and at the time I wrote loads about our experiences. However, the journalling on this page just describes the Grand Bazaar itself and the pics are a series we took in a mirror.  Made harder by the enthusiastic shop keepers trying to take a picture for us and sell us their wares at the same time.  In the end, I didn't get a good one of us, but I thought it was a good story :D

The good pictures of piles of pashminas, carpets, fezs and huge piles of other merchandise will go next to this page in a divided page protector.  As will the stories of our specific bargaining adventures.

This page came together quite simply though.  While I was watching telly, I paperclipped together a lot of odds and ends on my table and like the resulting stack.  I whacked the photos on top, and most of the page was already done!

I took the stack apart carefully, marking in pencil where each new layer would go so that I could glue it all together securely.    So I thought I'd share the process of all those layers coming together. You can see the pencil marks all get hidden as I reassembled the stack.










All that was needed was a title, a bit of journalling and the odd punched butterfly!


Kisses xxx

P.S. SNOW???? Really?  On Friday I got sunburned sitting out in the pub garden!!!!

15 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! I love your layering.

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  2. It looks wonderful - and the three photos just add to the layered effect.

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  3. I have serious layering envy. How do you make it look so good? Mine would still look like I had randomly dropped a pile of papers onto some cardstock. Note to self: must try harder!
    Every morning I hear the weather forecast and that snow is getting closer and closer to us and my husband says 'it won't come this far down'. I hope he's right!

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  4. Love the layering! papers are gorgeous! Great job!

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  5. Your layering technique is killer! Really beautiful :)
    We are in for a big snow storm tonight and tomorrow!

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  6. PS - I just pinned this :)

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  7. Lovely LO :) I am glad to see I am not the only one who marks where things go in pencil lol my crop friends think it's weird!

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  8. Love the LO and the paper pile! Very clever.

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  9. Great layering Kirsty!
    Alison xx

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  10. thanks for sharing your layering step by step really interesting

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  11. Great LO Kirsty, and thanks for showing the step by step of your layering, I always marvel at all of your beautiful layers :)

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  12. It is always such a pleasure to visit your blog and see your work!!! <3 I love that you shared your layering process with us! You make it look so easy!! :D

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  13. So beautiful !!!! I love it ...
    Bravo !
    Bizz

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  14. This is awesome !
    I love the layering and your backgroundpaper. Really cool !
    Thanks for the tutorial :)

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