Friday, March 4, 2011

Cafe Du Monde

Aha - proof that you can scrap a memory WITHOUT a photo!

A couple of summers ago, I went to New Orleans with my dear friend for a few days of escape (We have been besties since we were seventeen so if you do the math you will figure out that I have know her for about 200 years)  ANYWAY...

We ate at Cafe Du Monde 2 mornings for breakfast but did I take a picture?  No, I was too busy talking and stuffing my face with beignets, BUT I wanted to remember so I found this painting/drawing that I had bought as a souvenir and scrapped it.    I didn't even need a title since the name is on the awning in the picture. 

Two scrapping tips from this:

1) this isn't SU paper so I didn't have a solid to match - Eileen (glitter queen) suggested I used retired really rust and tone it down with some ink - of course she was right - and my buttons have the perfect background

2) the tag was me practicing the collage look - which I never seen to do as well as other stampers BUT - I strung an assortment of beads on a wire (hiding the end under a popped up cup) and I thought that was rather cute.  So if you have some little beads in your stash - string 'em!


Marian said...

Beautiful! Great idea for us camera shy folks too. TFS!

ottersln said...

Great idea! TFS. I love that place and every time I make the trip to NO I go there... it's a staple!