Monday, April 1, 2013

A Spring Adventure

I love Travel, Adventure, Memorable Journey's and especially Art.  I am constantly inspired by beautiful things.  When I saw this photograph of a colorful attache case, taken in paris, on a blog I follow, Diani Living.  I was in Love!

Unfortunately they were priced out of my budget.  I looked at the photograph again and thought, maybe I could create something similar to this Parisian Attache.  If I could, I would have a one of a kind piece of functional and fun luggage that would be a piece of art.

So began my latest creative journey.  I was so excited to find an old piece of hard-sided Samsonite luggage at a second hand store.

Picked up a couple of yards of fabulous fabric from a locally owned craft store, and attached it to the outside with a coat of Mod Podge.  I used fabric glue to adhere some braided trim to finish off the edges.   

Two coats of Golden's Heavy Gel Medium in gloss for a nice waterproof finish.

I am so excited to try out my new creation, I can't wait to pack!  My son has been in a study abroad program for the last three months, and so begins our latest adventure across the world for a visit.  Our Journey will include Amsterdam, Rome, Sorrento, Capri, Pompeii, Prague and Paris.  It might just be a little more fun with this fabulous new piece of luggage to carry all our treasures!  Hoping you find some adventure, beauty, creativity and inspiration in your day!