This was a 2 part process ...
A solid paper from APP Hygge was used as the foundation of the page. The pattern paper from APP Sea Life (desaturated) was layered above the solid paper with the blending mode changed to color burn. The photo of the bridge (processed in Snapseed with the black and white filter) was clipped to the mask. Using a textured black brush (opacity reduced, areas of the bridge were darken to show up better). Transfers and overlays from the kit were added for texture. The compass brush and clouds were stamped onto the page. The MM Hygge element (wooden & desaturated with the blending mode changed to color burn) was added. This part was completed by adding word art and several artstroke and splatter layers from AT Hygge. A composite image was made.
A new 12x12 page was created with the brown solid paper from the kit as the foundation. The composite image (resized smaller) was clipped to a 12x12 page FotoBlendz mask and resized, then duplicated with the blending mode changed to soft light. Because the edges mask showed it was recolored the same color as the pager, thus hiding the edges. A KrissKross Stitched overaly (blending mode changed to soft light) was added to create a border along with urban threadz on both sides. The page was completed by adding more dimensional embellishments and a comment about the traffic in NYC.
This is great, quite a process! Love the muted colors and the lines/stitches! The clusters are perfect. All around well done! That's one of my favorite statements about traffic. I say it nearly every day when we sit on the Fremont Bridge on the way to picking up Oz ;-)
At first glance I loved this, then after reading your process, I really appreciate it. So perfect, the colors, the stitches, the embellishments, everything. And the framing effect by reducing the composite is superb.