Monday, 4 October 2021

* Path of Positivity: Greek Window



Today is the start of a new Path of Positivity challenge.
The challenge lasts for the month of October.

This month the theme is Anything Goes with the optional twist of 
Fall into a Book.

Prizes this month include:
  • FOUR images from Ike's Artour guest sponsor for this month, for a person chosen in a random draw based on all qualifying entrants. 
  • ONE image (value of $5 or less) from Scribbles Designs, for the post or project that the team deems most inspiring of the bunch based on all qualifying entrants.
  • One digital image from Creative Bug Digital SnapShots for each person chosen as a DT Delight.

Our optional theme this month is 
Fall into a Book.

We want you to make a project inspired by a book or a story. Getting lost in a good book is a great way to relax and find some positivity. The written word can transport you to many places, whether fictional or non-fictional. Sit back, open a book and let it lead you down the Path of Positivity.

I used Greek Window from Ike's Art to make my card. The book I was inspired by is Gerald Durrell's My Family and Other Animals'. I first read this at school in English Literature and I was hooked - not only was I reading a good story, but I was learning about sunny Corfu and its wildlife as well as the escapades of the dysfunctional Durrell household. In no time at all I had devoured the following two that make up the Corfu Trilogy books, "Birds, Beasts and Relatives' and 'The Garden of the Gods'. Now I am, of course, a huge fan of the TV series, The Durrells.

My window scene is coloured with Copic markers and die cut. I matted it onto dark teal card as i couldn't find any card the kind of turquoise that you see painted on Greek doors and windows. I embossed some card with a Tim Holtz 3D embossing folder and coloured it to resemble stone. I added a stamped sentiment.

Many thanks to Ike's Art, this month's guest sponsor,

and to Scribbles Designs as the ongoing sponsor of the challenge

We would love to see your creations! 
Just make sure that your entry is positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some way!

The link up is here: Challenge #95 Path of Positivity.

That's all for today! 

I'll be back with a another Path of Positivity project in a couple of weeks time.

Thanks for stopping by today!
I'd like to play along in these challenges:

MMM Challenge #158 Embossing 10/10
Crafters Cafe #275 AG 13/10
QKR Stampede #429 AG 14/10
Mirtillamente Challenge #2 AG 27/10
A Perfect Time to Craft #10 AG 28/10
Classic Design Challenge #10 AG 28/10
A Place to Start #10 Purely Handmade 30/10

I'd really love some feedback :)      
I read and appreciate all your comments. 



  1. Wonderful colouring. A stunning card and I love the background paper you put with this image :-)
    Thank you for using my images. It is a pleasure to Sponsor you.
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  2. Hi Carole this is a stunning card. It is just so pretty I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. Wow, your coloring and background are always! I enjoyed reading your inspiration for this card. It's always interesting to see what inspires everyone's creativity!

  4. This is fabulous Carole I have hopped back after seeing your previous post on our challenge and I'm now a follower of your blog!!! I've been checking your previous posts and love your work hugs Sue xxx

  5. Very beautiful and I like your coloring.
    Thank you for taking part in the Mirtillamente challenge!
    Good luck and I hope to see you again.
    Alena DT Mirtillamente

  6. I love the background brick wall you created with 3-D embossing folder... it looks so realistic! Wonderful interpretation of Gerald Durrell's book. Thank you for sharing your creation at A Place to Start Challenge blog, :) Samantha, DT member

  7. This is an absolute beauty! Thank you for sharing this with us and looking forward to seeing you again soon! Hugs, Kinjal - DT

  8. Bel progetto, adoro i fiori!
    Grazie per aver partecipato a Mirtillamente Challenge, buona fortuna!
    Roberta DT Mirtillamente

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  10. What a lovely image and project. Nice work. Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

    Annette DT

  11. Beautiful card! Your window scene is just gorgeous. You are very talented coloring that! Thanks for visiting my blog.
    :) Janis

  12. This is such a beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday. Love Dawn x

  13. Wow, this is a little stunner, great work on the stones background. Thanks for sharing with us at Make My Monday. We look forward to seeing you visit us again. Caz. DT. Take care. x

  14. Beautiful, Carole! I have that image and love its versatility for all kinds of occasions, even a non-occasion. :-D Thank you for playing along in our challenge at QKR Stampede. We appreciate your support. Good luck in the draw.

  15. Beautifully done, Carole! Thanks for another fabulous submission to our challenge at A Place To Start!
    Chana Malkah, Owner


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