With one of my four sisters living out of town, her visits to New Orleans are nicely anticipated occasions. At some time during each stay we have a day out with my mom. Of course it usually involves a nice lunch followed up with some sort of adventure.
On this warm day in August, we decided to walk around the French Quarter and enjoy a bit of the city where we don't often venture, peeking in a creepy VooDoo shop, relaxing in Jackson Square, and taking lots of picture of the streetscape before us. I even managed to get into one of those photos:
The textures of the French Quarter are all so lovely together, with a building's worn wood and stained stucco offering a pretty backdrop. This inspired me to use a woodgrain patterned paper as a background for my scrapbook page, with an assemblage of bits and pieces on top. I overlapped envelopes, tags, notebook paper, a library card, bingo card and receipt for a casual look.
The "Guest Check" holds journaling in the style of those old MasterCard "priceless" commercials.
Lunch @ The Gumbo Pot,
Window shopping in the French Quarter
A fun day with my mom, sisters and the 3 youngest cousins...
Finally, a very old tape transfer technique was used for my "fake washi", seen above and below.
This technique was used on a lovely page by LG Belarmino HERE. She got the idea from a Pinterest pin which linked to THIS tutorial. I remember using this technique years ago to transfer images. And as for making your own pretty tapes, it's quite handy for those times when you want the washi look, but just don't have the color tape you want.