Thursday, October 27, 2016

Calle D Chartres

New Orleans' French Quarter is a photographer's dream - no matter that last June, I was simply a tourist with an I Phone. My fellow Swirly Campers and I spent our morning there walking to the Cafe Du Monde for a breakfast of beignets and taking advantage of the wonderful architecture and shop displays.
I love this image of a street sign that recalls the city's history; even more, I love the wall that it sits on with the worn stucco showing the brick underneath.

The Rose Garden kit from Swirlydoos, full of Prima's Rossibelle papers and embellishments, is perfect for several of my New Orleans photos.
I've chosen the B side of the Lucky Charm sheet for my base; the pattern goes so well with my image. I've done some stamping around the photo and on the edge using a couple of old Prima clear acrylic stamps.
The B side of the Notes & Scribbles sheet is full of images that I cut apart and assembled as matting. Once they were put in place, I tucked bits from the Ephemera package here and there to fill in the gaps.
I have to confess to stocking up on Rossibelle flowers on my own and the ones that I used here are all from my stash.
Those pretty vines were cut from plain white cardstock, using the Leafy Vines die by Cottage Cutz, and colored with Distress Ink in Hickory Smoke. I used the same ink to cut the wood hearts (Studio Calico, also from the Swirly kit) that are tucked around the flowers.
One more item from my Rose Garden package - the Prima Druzy Stones that I applied before using a fan brush to splatter on some watered-down black gesso.

Thanks so much for stopping by; I really appreciate your visits.

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