It’s been a while since I’ve posted any mixed media work, so here’s one I was asked to pop up. The occasion was some time ago. A trip to Brisbane in June 2010 with three of my girlfriends, Nikki, Kelly and Karen, to attend the Brisbane Papercraft Expo and celebrate Kelly’s birthday – what better excuse for the girls to get together, take a road trip, leave our lives behind and give our credit cards a good workout …
This is the front of the album (above), what was initially meant to be a small project thrown together to remember our trip away, turned into an enjoyable but long task that took me a full day from 10am Saturday morning and completed at 4am on Sunday. The one time in my life I’m thankful I’m an insomniac. Once I got started, it all just came together like clock work, good fun.
I love this tag as the image I found, four divas in a volksvagen is priceless and makes me giggle every time I look at it.
The album contained quite a few variations of pockets, some hidden, some visible as there was a fair amount to record about our trip.
Now this has got to be the highlight of our trip. We stayed at the Oaks Casino Towers. A gorgeous, spacious, luxury two bedroom apartment. I bunked with Nikki and Karen and Kelly stayed together. One evening, everyone retired to bed, me being a late night owl, stayed up and kept myself busy. Sometime after midnight, I decided to call it a night and head to bed. Only to find I couldn’t open the door, I knocked softly at first, hoping Nikki would wake up and open up the door for me. No answer, so I knock louder, as you do. Still no answer. After standing there for 5 minutes, hoping the door would open, I’m starting to feel the cold and had no choice but to make myself comfortable on the couch. And thankfully it was just that, but not so comfortable trying to sleep with nothing to cover you or warm you up.
And so we found out the next morning, Nikki did in fact wake up some time during the night, look over to the other bed and wonder why I’m not in it and ventured into the lounge to find me asleep, and came to the conclusion that I probably found that she was snoring too loud and therefore decided it was better to sleep in the lounge. So not the case ….
And Nikki being Nikki who feels the cold pretty quick, cranked up the heater to full. Several hours later Kelly and Karen wake up, drenched in sweat, wondering what the hell was going on with the heat. Meanwhile in the other room, lovely Nikki is fast asleep, cosy and warm in her bed with the temperature just as she likes it ….
Another page cut out of chipboard to make the rectangle, then the right side finished off with the Tim Holtz die cut ‘bracket’ range.
Toward the end of the trip, we took a cruise to celebrate Kelly’s birthday. Aboard a beautiful steam boat with an amazing seafood buffet and as always, plenty of champers to wash it down with.