Saturday, November 24, 2007

Nature's Vein

This layout is totally inspired by my upline, Lorri. Thanks for the great page!

The stamp sets used for the leaves is called Nature's Vein. It is a two part stamp set. First I stamped the base leaf on a scrap piece of paper for a lighter color (or a second generation color). Then I rolled the leaf stamp around on the ink pad to darken the edges. The second stamp is the leaf veins and that was stamped on top of the leaf. I used that technique on all my leaves and cut them out to attach to the pages.

The other stamp set used was the large Rustic Alphabet. I also used the same technique of rolling the edges to achieve a different look and darker edges on the letters.

The phrase reads "A fallen leaf is nothing more than summer's wave goodbye" and it is from the Summer's Wave set.

Our edge distressor was used on most of the cardstock to bring out the white core on the edges of the cardstock and to give it a nice distressed look.

Pewter spiral clips were added with Colonial White Organdy Ribbon. There is also a Clear Inspirations Friendship Dangle hanging from the lower spiral clip on the left page. The Dangle is tied to the spiral with Colonial White Waxy Flax.

And the colors are Pansy Purple, Sunflower, Chocolate and Vineyard Berry.

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