There weren't many leaves on the trees the day we took this first hike of the year. We didn't care we just loved being outside one day in February. I used lessons from Nichol Migourk's classes at 2P's to make this layout particularly the March scrapbook stamping class focused on using rubber stamps.
For the border, I used a rubber wheel which I've mounted as a cling stamp. I inked the image with various shades of browns for a semi-distressed look. The clouds are stamped with acrylic stamps from Hampton Arts because I didn't have an cloud paper that matched. I embossed them in white embossing powder.
This border meets the challenge by using traditional wood mounted rubber stamps. In February, lots of trees are bare so I just stamped some trunks as well as some with a little greenery. The border is also filled in with Cricut images from Straight from the Nest.
I ran out of 'e's on the sticker sheet. Isn't that always the way? So I handwrote 'the'
This was a really fun page to put together. I've had it on my table all week adding papers and embellishments to the pile as I thought of something.
Thanks, Nichol, for the inspiration. I'm really enjoying all the monthly classes at Two Peas in a Bucket. Check out their classes and events page here They have some special card making stuff coming up in April.
Hope you have a great weekend!
Ingredients: Stamps: Trendy Trees from Stampin' Up!; Whooo Loves You from Hero Arts
DSP: Lemon Grass by Crate Paper; green from Little Robots collection by My Mind's Eye; sky paper from Fancy Pants Delight
Cardstock: Pumpin Pie, Old Olive, Soft Suede
Ink: same as cardstock plus Close to Cocoa, Sahara Sand and Dark Brown by Colorbox
Stickers: Crate Paper and Nutmeg by American Crafts; labels from K & Company
Metal: Making Memories