My mind wandered to Paris(of course!)and this is what happened..
The page started out as a piece of inky mop up paper towel stuck onto a page.
I added some sprinkles of Paper Artsy Infusions, spritzed then waited until it dried. I then added some random stamping and stencilling.
The lady with the Eiffel Tower on her head advertises one of the Grand Magasins. I layered the map onto some green gauze and a scrap of white lace from my little scrap box - inked with some Vintage Photo DI to blend in. The paper with the flowers on is from a sheet of stickers that have been around for years - untouched - time to use them up I think! I added some stamping and some TH Botanical remnant rubs to tone it down a bit. The postage stamp and the butterfly on the lady's hair are from the same sheet.
The map I used was part of a ripped free one that we had used on our walks, I inked around the edge with Bundled sage to help it blend in.
I picked an area where we had visited several places on different days - all were within walking distance of our hotel(just off the map)
There is the Promenade Plantee top right - it is right above the Viaduc des Arts where there are some great shops including a Fabric shop.
The Cite de la Mode et du Design where My Sister in law and I went to Paris Scrap next to the Seine bottom(ish) left
On the left of the map is Le Jardin des Plantes which led to the Natural History Museum where hubby became ill! So concerned was I that I stopped to take a few photos!!
I don't know the significance of this rusty anchor...
…or why this has a mysterious border of this couple taking a selfie in front of this magnificent magnolia tree...
…that was big enough to stand inside!
I'm glad I did stop though as we went out by another gate!
Hubby was fine by the way - and his first words to me were "What are you doing here?"
We had a walk through the Parc du Bercy (bottom right)another day..
Do I need to mention that I got a little distracted while looking for photos and I still need to get back to my craft desk?
I would like to enter in the following challenges
Our Creative Corner - (where sadly this will be the very last challenge) - the theme is 'A Beautiful Mess' - my mop up paper towel was definitely beautiful enough to inspire me to create this page.
Thanks for looking, Chris