Europe Vacation: The Louvre
We had a very short time at the Louvre, and I decided that I wanted to see one of the most famous paintings of all time – the Mona Lisa. I have to be honest when I finally got to the front of the line to see it I was fairly disappointed – it is smaller than I had imagined it.
I tried embossing for the first time on this page – if you look carefully at the white box on the left page you will see an embossed fleur-de-lis, a common French symbol. There is another one in green to the right of the Louvre ticket stub. While I think that embossing is a cool technique, it is not one that I use often because it is often difficult to see through the protective plastic of the scrapbook albums.
A design element that I used on this page was to have a post card of the Mona Lisa on the same page as my photograph of the same. While this seems strange I wanted the higher quality postcard of the painting on the same page as my lower quality photograph (proof that I really saw it) . I also used white to border the photographs so that the white of the Louvre ticket would not stand out so much, and I think that it draws the eye to the photographs first instead of the ticket.
- Mona and other notes on the Louvre (storiesformymom.wordpress.com)
- A Stroll Along the Masters in the Louvre (bellaremyphotography.com)
- Top Tourist Attractions In Paris (globalgoodgroup.com)
- Exploring The Louvre (urbantimes.co)
Posted on January 6, 2013, in Europe Vacation and tagged famous paintings, France, Louvre, MASCrapping, masculine scrapbooking, masculine scrapping, Mona Lisa, Musée du Louvre, Paris, scrapbook albums, scrapbooks for men. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.