Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Seriously Silly

When my sister comes to visit, we often get together and do something touristy. It's not like she's never lived here! She grew up here, and comes back to visit at least 2-3 times a year. Still it's fun to experience the city of New Orleans and appreciate it like a tourist. 

On this particular day we wandered the French Quarter. Lots of window shopping and picture taking. Give me an old building, door with character, etc. and I'm all over it. 

Every once in a while I'd ask Kevin and his cousin to stand in front of an edifice and snap their picture too. And every once in a while I'd get a silly shot like this:

I'm really getting good use out of these papers from the Boys Rule collection. When I ordered a 12x12 paper pad (2 of each paper) I was worried that it was going to be too much! No way...I love this stuff!

With double of each sheet, I don't have to be stingy...and can layer to my heart's content!

And here's a little tip: To make that REALLY dark foam word coordinate better with the chalkboard look background paper, I rubbed a little bit of powder over the letters. Voila!

Do you ever play tourist in your hometown? What do you like to do? 


Valerie Andrieux said...

Very nice layout !
When I'm back home in France, I love to see historic stuff, like last year we went to see a Ancient Roman city.

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Love your layering and mix of papers on here, Madeline! Great page!

Lisa Echerd said...

The powder is a great tip. I love your page!

Carlie Hamilton said...

I really love the layering you did on this layout! I really love that line, I think Crate paper did a great job!

TL Marzewski said...

What a funny pose you got from the boys! Thanks for the powder tip!

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Fun page and great tip!!
We love to do touristy things here, too. Even though I have lived her all of my life (lol)

Tammy said...

These are the exact kind of shots I get from my nephews. All. The. Time. LOL. Gotta work with what you have. Love this layout! When in doubt, layer. :)

Solange J. said...

Such a nice layout! Love your style.