Another mixed-media type layout this week. I was inspired by all of the layouts that I have been seeing mixing die cuts with hand stitching. For this layout, I used Wilna Furstenberg leaf die cuts to form a circle around the page. For the bottom layer, I used the die cuts as a template for my hand stitching. I then layered the die cuts with a mix of wood grain pattern papers and popped them up on top of the stitched leaves.
This layout is about a hike I took in early spring, when the landscape was still wearing its cloak of winter grays and browns. I decided to paint my background in colors that reflected changing seasons, from fall oranges and golds, to winter blues, to spring and summer greens.
Supplies - Paper: My Mind's Eye (Necessities); Alphas: October Afternoon (Mini Market); Die Cuts: Wilna Furstenberg (Lots of Leaves); Ink: Tim Hotlz Distress Ink (pumice stone); Paint: Derwent Inktense Blocks; Wood Dots: Recollections; miscellaneous tissue paper, embroidery floss, crochet thread