Monday, October 1, 2012

Priceless!

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...
PRICELESS!

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.


11 comments:

Mary Pat Siehl said...

oh i love how you used all the journaling cards! what a super idea!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Love all of the layered cards! Cute way to do the journaling too! Sister time is the best (I have 3). :)

Barbara said...

what a great layout ... perfect for you topic. I love all the layering. Gorgeous.

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

This is such a great page!
And I love how the muted colors literally help your photo to pop! :)
What a great photo!

angie gutshall said...

Love all the layering!!

Sylvie said...

Such lovely layering and the colours are perfect!!

laura said...

What a terrific use of all those tags on your layout...how fun

Nancy Thomas said...

What a wonderful photo - a real treasure. The backdrop reminds me of Preservation Hall. A beautiful layout filled with details and layers.

soapHOUSEmama said...

love all those tags and cards!

Katherine (sutty) said...

Beautiful page and I love how you have used and layered all those tags - super inspiration thank you :)

Tammy said...

Fun page! I love all the tags and layers of paper. Looks awesome! :)