I took this photo on one of my favorite trips to New York City. I think it would be my second favorite trip. On this specific vacation, I saw Tracey Letts' astounding play, AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY. I also nearly got into a fistfight with a crazy drunk man outside in line for 'street meat' at four in the morning. And that was after I nearly beat up a cab driver who tried not to accept out fare uptown, because his shift was almost over and he only wanted to go further downtown. I'm sorry, but after a long night of awe-inspiring theatre and awe-inspiring drinking- a crazy man in line for food or a cranky cab driver is NOT going to get in MY WAY!
About the layout:
The base is just plain old kraft, and I think the light blue background paper with a slight resist pattern is from, well- I have no clue... if anybody knows, I would be much obliged to know. I outlined/drew a square around the light blue page with a Walnut Stain Distress Marker. The Chrysler building die cut is from Quickutz- I found it in the Hobby Lobby clearance aisle for two bucks. The file tab is a punch from Jenni Bowlin/Fiskars. I LOVE this punch.
The strip of subway tape is from Mr. Holtz's new set of DESTINATIONS tissue tape. This tape looks good everywhere. It can work with so many different styles- I just love it- I need more of it!
I used four different bottles of misters. Boarding Pass from October Afternoon's set of "Sprinklers" that coordinates with their genius-beautiful-classy BOARDING PASS collection. Dewey, Heirloom Blue, Calico White- all MISTER HUEY from Studio Calico. More of "my favorite things." What did the world do before the proliferation of misters? And what will we do when we're all sick of them? And what of October Afternoon's BOARDING PASS collection. Please don't stare at me blankly and ask what is THAT?! If you haven't been hoarding up the pieces from October Afternoon's Boarding Pass collection, you must live a horrible life. I know that my life was horrible until I discovered that line, and every time I buy more of it as I find it, my life gets better and better. So that's proof. OA's Boarding Pass equals life, love and happiness. Yes, I have most of it and a duplicate paper or two- but WHAT will I do once it's gone?! I want to be able to have a lifetime collection of Boarding Pass papers and embellishments. October Afternoon, if you're listening: If you find yourself cleaning out to make room for all the new genius stuff you're making, and you decide to throw out any extra Boarding Pass- DON'T. Send it to me. I will not only be the happiest person on earth, I will also do anything you ask. ANYTHING. Wink.
See the faint skyline stamped along the bottom? That's a skyline stamp from Tim Holtz's Urban Grunge set, stamped with Antique Linen Distress Ink. It's faint enough to fade into the background and add to the 'city' look, but still- part of the background. I feel it adds lots.
I also used the Quickutz skyscraper die as a sort of mask- and stamped on and over it at random parts of the page, to kinda add another faint skyline image to the right of the photo.
I had lots of fun doing this page- I relived parts of the trip, I enjoyed the moment I'm in now- and that's part of what scrapping is about, isn't it? Okay, that's as deep as I'm gonna get- to put it simply, I felt good doing it and I love the page!
Happy May Day, everyone!