About Moi

I was born in June 1981, I'm a hearing impaired paper-crafter who loves all things crafty. I sew, although I'm still very much a novice at sewing. I bake and cook hopefully all kinds of delicious treats. I have a huge passion for photography and the camera {yes I'm old school I still use an actual camera} is never far from me. I also love creative writing from making up sentiments/verses for my cards and other paper-craft projects to penning some fiction. I am an avid reader and if you are very unlucky I may even throw in some book reviews on here too!

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Historic

Being a bit of a history fan I really love the historic theme over at Ikes world challenges.

For this challenge I chose to look at the Leaning Tower of Pisa and I'm going to share some historic facts about the tower with you:


  • It was built as a freestanding bell tower for the cathedral in Pisa.
  • On the side where the tower is lower because of the lean it stands at 187.27 feet. On the high side of the tower it stands at 186 feet.
  • The Leaning Tower of Pisa took 344 years to build, beginning in August 1173.
  • Inside the tower there are seven bells. Each bell represents one note of the musical major scale.
  • During World War II, the Allies heard that Germans were using the Leaning Tower of Pisa as an observation post. Once the Allies saw how beautiful the tower was they refrained from destroying it.
  • The Leaning Tower of Pisa is a circular shape and has eight floors. The 7 bells are located on the eighth floor
For this project I made an easel card as I feel it lends itself to the leaning aspect of the Leaning Tower of Pisa.  I coloured the Pisa image in putty promarker and added some simple liquid pearl dots because I like them.  I hope the backing paper suggests sky but it's a little iffy.

The base of the easel card is a bit ambiguous but I hope the link is understandable when explained.  The Leaning Tower of Pisa was built as a bell tower and as explained in the facts above has seven bells, I've used a music embossing folder for the base of the card and added seven buttons to represent the seven bells as well as the Italian Tricolour flag.  




1 comment:

  1. Great card and facts. Thank you for the nice comment. Vee xx

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