May 14, 2014

Marc Mono Mini Map

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Marc Lescarbot made a map of Canada during the late 15th century that is full of miniature depictions of plants, houses, sea monsters and ships along with land masses and shorelines.

I have an old book called The Discovery of North America that contains a copy of this map. I cut out the little ships along with the symbol that denotes the measure for distance and the map's title which was found in a strip at the bottom of the page.

The chair is from Claudine Hellmuth whose book, Collage Discovery Workshop, got me interested in paper crafting many years ago.

Other stamps used are by Inkadinkado (left side) and 7 Gypsies (right side).

I've linked it to the Monday blog challenge at Simon Says Stamp where the theme is the letter M:

M for Marc Lescarbot
M for monochrome color scheme
M for miniature ships
M for map

all dished up on a Manila tag!


  1. Wow.. your tag is awesome! You've created many beautiful elements that start with M on this piece. Wonderful design! :)

  2. You always come up with the most original and creative ideas. I love your work! Thank you for sharing your tag with us for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. ~Michelle

    By the way, I love that book. It's a paper crafting classic!

  3. Yet another stunner of a project! I love the sophistication of the map elements with the whimsy of the Claudine Hellmuth chair. I'm also so impressed that you created such an arresting scene with such a subtle color palette. It's another tribute to your skills!