I had so many things on this page that I wanted to share....
For starters this is a pack of paper that I got at Hobby Lobby on the week they had paper for 50% off. So this whole pack of wonderful My Minds Eye paper was only 10.00 ! It is called My Minds Eye, love nest, designed by Carina Gardner..http://www.carinagardner.com/
I am a huge fan of My Minds Eye paper and must have every new piece that comes out ! I could pass up some paper.....but NEVER a piece of My Minds Eye.
I used a piece of sandpaper and rubbed all over and along the edges of the paper to make it more worn. Then sprayed the completed page with a little of the Pearl color glimmer mist, which is now my new favorite because it is so transluscent and really just adds glitter to anything ! I love it ! http://store.scrapbook.com/ta-021012-2.html
I am always making flowers and using premade flowers and wishing that I had some leaves so this was my answer to getting the leaves on a page. I discovered that on my Walk in the garden cricut cartridge there are several leaves. I dont however like how flat and plain they are when added to a page. So i used my Tim Holtz ink and distressed the edges of the leaf and then wrinkled it up as tight as I could possibly get it and then opened it up again and messed with it in my fingers until it broke down the paper til it almost feels like fabric. Just wrinkle it up and mush it around in your fingers for a few minutes and it will get very soft and pliable.
I hope you love the page and make lots of these flowers and leaves ! Enjoy !
Be sure to see me making the flowers and leaves on my youtube video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLIQhvyana0