Wednesday, July 4, 2012


Summer has arrived in Vienna with an incredible heat wave. We are trying very hard to keep the kids cool! 

DD has started her activities of the Wiener Ferienspiel. There are about a billion activities to choose from, all either for free or for a nominal fee of 3 euros. On Monday, DD built a raft and tried it out on the old Danube. The girls (aged between 6 and 12) basically designed and made it themselves. The adults only helped with tying the knots really tight. They were thrilled when it actually floated (especially since the raft of the boys fell apart!)

Here are the photos from the raft building. 

 I used the sketchabilities Nr 74

Orange is one of my least favorite colors. With all the bright orange life vests, I was very happy to see that Bo Bunny Country Garden has some orange in there as well. 

 Here are some close ups. 
I used lots of foam dots for added dimension 

I fussy cut the butterflies from the paper to sit on the sprig. 

Used a variety of flowers from my stash for the upper cluster. 

Thanks for stopping by!
All the best, 


  1. this is so pretty. i love the colors and beautiful florals. great take on the sketch.

  2. Das Layout sieht genial aus!
    LG Yvonne

  3. eine wunderschöne Seite!!! Gefällt mir sehr gut. Ich mag das Farbkombi und die Embellishments sehr. Schön, dass du wieder bei Sketchabilities mitgemacht hast!!

  4. Fabulous layout! Great take on the sketch. So glad you joined us at Sketchabilities this month.