This Basic Grey paper is so pretty, I was tempted to hoard it but resisted the urge and used it up at the first strike of inspiration. This photo is from a little nature walk my daughter and I took down our gravel road and is the first really awesome picture (at least I think its awesome) I've taken with my new SLR camera, an Olympus E-420. It's really a junior amateur model but that's the stage I'm at in this new photo taking hobby. It's been a lot of fun messing with all the different settings but I still have no idea how to really use it. Maybe in the spring I'll take a class but for now will settle with checking out the manual and testing, testing, testing.
Back to the paper, there really is so much going on with it that I chose to leave it mostly intact and embellish with a little embroidery to emphasize the design. Also cut around the embroidered section with a craft knife to give an extra bit of dimension. On the right hand side of the page, I used an applique stitch around the edge of the frame and stitched around the left side. Also misted a bit in the corners with Pink Lemonade and Blue Cornflower.