I know, I know....you thought Annalee was all pink didn't you? NOT~ LOL There is a lot of beautiful blues and greens and this pretty mustard-ochre . I used a photo of my DD I took over the summer and gave it an antique finish. It looked so pretty with the paper. The paper line came with this border strip that says "memories like a fresh breeze wisp through my mind warming my heart and refreshing my soul". It is so true and goes so well with her hair blowing in the breeze.
I used an art stencil from Layers of Color called Belle Brocade. It is really lovely and very sturdy. I love what it brings to a page. I used Vintage Photo Distress ink and then placed little brown jewels on some of the points.
The leaves are one of my new faves. It's Lisa Gregory's fault really. She posted this phenomenal page over at Swirlydoos and we all went crazy asking about the stamp and where she got it. She gladly pointed us in the direction of Heartfelt Creations. The name of the stamp is Leafy swirls. I used a random brown archival ink. I then used Bundled Sage, Mustard Seed and Pine Needle Distress Ink. I used Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations Tattered Flowers die and cut the daisy out of white card stock. Then I used Burnt Umber Moon Shadow Mist from Lindy's Stamp Gang. If you've never seen this mist IRL, you really should. It has a gorgeous iridescence that you don't get with the other mists.
The yummy blue photo frame is the flip side to another paper in the Annalee line. I ran it through my Cuttlebug with a random embossing folder (sorry I can't remember the name). It's filled with flourishes if that helps. I finger curled the corners and the edges and then placed a scrap piece of brown card stock behind it. I used a water distress finish on it.
Thank you so much for looking!!!!