Whatta krewe…I love this picture!
We moved to New Orleans in 1974 when my dad started dental school at LSUSD. Four years later we were seasoned revelers and rarely missed a Mardi Gras. We had some good times in N’awlins!
Day parades were an all day affair. Dad would make sandwiches assembly line style and slide the stack right back into the bread bag… a “loaf” of peanut butter and jelly, one of ham and cheese and maybe some roast beef. We packed chips, snacks, an ice chest of cokes, a blanket to sit on, and we were ready to catch some beads. Those were the good ‘ol days!
Mardi Gras during my college years was a different story…an ice chest of beer, no snacks, no blanket to sit on and scoping out the nearest “facilities”…let the revelry begin!
My card was inspired by this Mardi Gras t-shirt…
I typed up the sentiment in Photoshop Elements and printed on card stock that I watercolor distressed with some Ranger Distress inks in Concord Grape, Shabby Shutters and Mustard Seed.
Only in New Orleans can trees along the parade route grow beads!
I added the “beads” on the tree with multiple colors of Stickles.
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Laissez les bon temps rouler!