Alex was eight months old when we took our first trip to Montréal and our timing couldn't have been more perfect. My dad and my brother were also visiting from Thailand and we spent a good part of the week together.
Montréal has a very European vibe. The Parisian quality is pervasive and creates a very elegant, charming and French city. I combined the delicateness of Montréal with the messiness and unpredictability of the inks. I sprayed the background with Ranger Dylusions Ink Sprays (dirty martini, calypso teal) and filled in some of the missed spots with Tim Holtz Distressed Inks (vintage photo, dusty concord) creating highlights and lowlights.
Using the pennants and bottle cap from the first two pages, I added some of Tim Holtz's Stampers Anonymous stamps (Carte Postale, Eiffel Tower).
And some washi tape.
I found the poppy and rose washi tape on sale at Michaels. It was one of those moments when you realise that without great restraint entire projects could be covered in poppy and rose washi tape. I'm crazy about this washi. Crazy. I nearly bought a second spool the other day.
There's such a sense of satisfaction when you cross a project off your list (and what a list it is).
Merci et à bientôt (thank you and come again soon)!