Here's another fussy layout for the Gecko Galz design team of me staring dreamily at the Eiffel Tower. The thing is, I am not looking at the real Eiffel Tower. I am looking at a large painting at Disney World. My hub snapped the photo and I thought it looked really cool. That's the closest I've been to the real thing, lol! It's a really lovely piece of art. I created the layout using Gecko Galz Paris Flea Market digital image and Gecko Galz Parisian Jewels collage images; green patterned paper (Prima); newsprint patterned paper (Making Memories); blue patterned paper (K & Company); brown cardstock; paper flowers (Prima); printed buttons (Making Memories); 3D word sticker (K & Company); baker's twine; pearl stickers (Martha Stewart); ink pads (Martha Stewart); gel pens; sheer elastic ribbon (Hobby Lobby); pearl brad (Oriental Trading); border punch (Martha Stewart); mini stickers (Studio 112); foam dots; distressing tool; stapler; twigs with flowers (Hobby Lobby); clothing tag.
*Trim down newsprint patterned paper, ink the edges in pink, and distress the edges. Attach to the green patterned paper background. Color the digital image with various inks and gel pens; attach over the newsprint paper. Border punch brown strips and attach to the back of the photo and layer with a clothing tag and rectangle of blue patterned paper. Attach to the layout. Attach the Parisian Jewel images to brown cardstock; punch holes in the tops of 5 of the images; string baker's twine through and attach to layout with foam dots. Attach a Jewel image to the photo with foam dots. Staple the sheer elastic ribbon to the edge of the newsprint paper. Tie the twigs together with baker's twine and attach to the layout with a pearl brad. Affix the 3D word sticker to the photo. Fill in with printed buttons, stickers, and pink paper flowers topped with tiny pearl centers.
This is a fun and girly layout and gives me hope of one day flying off to Paris to see the Eiffel Tower in person. :)
Miles of Smiles,