mapping europe (a d.i.y. project)

April 1, 2011
david's 22nd birthday present
the beginning
coloring in
cutting photos
mapping everything out
close ups of england, belgium, netherlands, and germany
close ups of france and austria
For David's birthday, I wanted to commemorate the time we spent in Europe last spring and summer. Although I wanted to do something like this, I have limited experience with Adobe Illustrator. Instead, I took a black and white photocopy of an old Europe map, colored it, and added mini photos of each city we were in together. It's really simple, but I love the way it turned out. And to think: this time last year we were just heading to Salzburg!

23 comments:

  1. cutest idea ever! and salzburg, ahhhhhhh (you knew it was coming).

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  2. What a cute idea!! I foresee a weekend project for myself :)

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  3. this is such a cute idea and looks so perfect! awww what a special present x

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  4. What a cute idea!! Love it.

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  5. i love this idea! so creative. and i love your blog. your life looks amazing :)

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  6. This is the sweetest thing ever! Love this idea :) You are so creative!!! <3

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  7. Oh wow, this is really cute. I may totally steal this idea. :)

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  8. this is such a great great idea! i love it so much! it would be great to put my pictures up of when i was 11 and then go back now and go to the same places and have a before and after picture! oh man i gotta go back to europe now!!

    xo,
    cb

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  9. oh i adore this idea! what a fun way to hold on to those memories, and such a great gift!

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  10. great idea, and each pic is so cute. i love you two, really. you're cute.

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  11. Oh Celeste it's beautiful! He's so lucky to have you. You guys are adorable. :)

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  12. what an awesome idea! you also look cute in your glasses!

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  14. I love love LOVE this!!! I just might steal your idea! ;)

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  15. How pretty Celeste! i really like it :)

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  16. I think its prettier for not being in photoshop

    what an amazing present :)

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  17. that turned out great! after I travel I always make collages out of maps. I should start adding pictures too!

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  18. This is such a good idea Celeste! I will add it to my weekly links when I return to the blogging world for sure! Hope all is well xxx

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  19. love this! and how neat that you two have been to all those places together. amazing!

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  20. OMG favorite post EVER!!!!
    I love it!!!
    I am going to do one and give it to myself as a birthday present!

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