Using Nestabilites leaf die cuts instead of the circle let more of the background show. The background was done with the "Allegro" Cuttlebug embossing folder, inked with the "Cappuccino Delight" Kaleidacolor rainbow ink pad to get an autumn look.
The sentiment also has a musical theme, but to cover the flowers that are part of the stamped image, I added tiny leaves. These leaves are the extra (cut out) bits from the Nestabilities "Leafy Squares" die cut (second to the largest). The papers used were not particularly bright (one batch was white!), so I used a selection of Copic Markers to color each little leaf for bright autumn look.
One last bit of "leafy autumn" is the orange vertical mat. I used "Tea Dye" Distress Ink and the Nestabilities oak leaf die to stencil a barely discernible background.
Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 GMT Views: 377