Europe Vacation: Venice, Italy – St Mark’s Square

Europe Vacation: Venice, Italy - St Mark's Square

Europe Vacation: Venice, Italy – St Mark’s Square

I had a lot of fun with this spread of St. Mark’s Square, also known as Piazza San Marco, in Venice, Italy.  Amazingly, even with all of the tourists it was a very peaceful place.I spent two hours in the square feeding the birds and bathing in the serenity of the place.

I loved photographing St Mark’s Campanile, the bell tower, and wanted to display multiple views.  You will notice that I cut one of the photographs to parallel the angle of the steeple, and then did the same with the border.  This simple design element emphasizes the architecture of the tower.

I kept my bird seed packet as ephemera and knew that I wanted it on the page.  I had the worst time trying to cut pieces of birdseed that looked realistic and was a little frustrated.  What I ended up doing was using a “heart shaped punch” (see below for more details) to cut out yellow heart shapes and then cut them in half at the cleave mark.  It took about 2 minutes to make enough bird seed for the page – and then came the joy of gluing them down one at a time!

Also notice that I used a sliver from each background page to serve as an edge border for the other page in order to unify the two pages in the spread. The borders of the right hand page photographs are the same as the background page on the left.

Fiskars Hand Punch – 1/4″ Heart – $6.89

Fiskars Hand Punches are perfect for almost any crafting project since they can be used to punch through most crafting materials. They feature soft, comfort-molded handles. The extended handle length makes it easier to hold and control. Create decorative borders that are perfect for stationery, scrapbooks, card making and much more – a quick and easy way to embellish paper crafting projects. The built in confetti catcher keeps scraps from making a mess and holds punches for future use.

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