Hello everyone, it is Piroska here today with my latest layout for Clique International. Summer weather is slowly reaching Europe, and I've been longing for bright colours on my scrapbook layout! The 5th and Monaco Sampler Kit is full of colours, good vibes, so it's perfect for all your summer memories!
We live in the capitol city of Hungary, and now that our daughter is big enough, we love to take sightseeing tours here. Budapest has many beautiful places, buildings and a rich history. Last summer we visited the Várkert Bazár, the Castle Garden in Budapest. The Garden was built and designed by Miklós Ybl more than 130 years ago, and it connects the Royal Palace of Buda with the Danube riverbanks. It is part of the UNESCO’s World Heritage sites, and has been reconstructed in 2014.
The history of Hungary and Austria has been connected through the Austro-Hungarian Compromise of 1867 which created the dual monarchy of Austria–Hungary. Franz Joseph, Emperor of Austria and his wife, Empress Elisabeth of Austria were officially crowned King and Queen of Hungary in the Buda Castle. Elisabeth, the beloved Queen of Hungary, nicknamed Sissi, loved Hungary so much, that she lived several years in Buda-Pest and Gödöllő, instead of Vienna (Austria). She loved to make long walks, and she walked a lot here. The Castle Garden was built to make the Castle accessible from the port of the Danube, the stairs lead among beautiful flowers and bushes, and you can have a beautiful view on the Pest side and the Danube walking up or down on the hillside.
The papers of the 5th and Monaco Sampler kit are perfect for showcasing the beauty of this garden: everything is green, and the road is lined with rose-bushes. I took many photos, but they are all full of photo bombing tourists, so I have chosen two selfies , where you can see a bit of the entrance building of the Garden.
First I draw a line with a pencil on the floral dotted paper to draw the frame and then I used my craft knife to cut the middle of the paper out. I glued thick cardstock on the back of the frame so it is lifted up when I glued it down on the leaves patterned background paper.
I fussy cut the remained flowers of the patterned paper, curled up their leaves and added them around my photos. I like that I could reflect on the rich vegetation of the Castle Garden with this bright and busy background, and I am happy that the focus is still on my photos.
Now, get to the shop to grab your Sampler Kit of the 5th and Monaco collection by Pink Paislee, and create a layout full of life and colours! AND come to visit Budapest once! ;-)