Regular readers will know that I recently travelled over 5000 miles in order to use a 40% off coupon in Michael's in Las Vegas. Another reason I wanted to visit was the opportunity to go globe-trotting up and down a single street, namely Las Vegas Boulevard. We took an open top bus tour on our first morning and travelled from the Egyptian pyramid and sphinx that is the Luxor hotel to see the Italian gondolas gliding around the canals at the Venetian hotel. Along the way we passed the New York skyline fronted by the Statue of Liberty, admired various Roman sculptures outside Caesar's Palace and looked up at the Eiffel Tower outside the Paris hotel! All in the space of 3km!!
I was inspired to use red white and blue and pennants on my page by this striking London Tour page over at Daphne's blog. I've used my April Counterfeit Kit, added some blue & white buttons and, in line with the 3rd CKCB challenge for April, used some washi tape. Well actually, I've used some counterfeit washi tape, because I don't own any of the real deal!
Julie Fei-Fan Balzer has this tutorial for "washi" with text. I've used Scotch Magic tape (the translucent matte variety) pressed down onto one of my kit's vintage book pages to lift the text with a very layer of paper and then used red & blue water colour paint to tint the paper side of the tape before applying double sided tape to stick it to my page. I like the effect and I'll be trying it out on other types of paper. At least this way I don't have to have 30 feet of the same pattern - why is washi tape sold in such enormous lengths????