Although it is a simple layout, I worked on it for days. The only SEI product on it is the metal filigree leaf but isn't it just perfect here? Because the only pattern comes from the hand stitching, the single leaf makes quite a statement. I love the way this layout turned out and I am so happy to have finally put down on paper the feelings I had about the sweet photo. Layouts like this are the reason I scrap!
The challenge for this second layout was to use the color combo of yellow, teal, and gray. This is not a color combination I would have come up with on my own, but the finished product has made me a convert. I chose warm tones of each of the colors and the layout turned out so much more elegant and sophisticated than I thought it would. I love it! The gray paper is from SEI's Claire line and I will use it again and again now that I know how versatile it is. The rest of the papers are from Echo Park and My Mind's Eye.
Doesn't it just make you want to use gray paper in your next layout? Apparently gray is the new black and I for one will be adding more gray papers to my stash after this. By the way, this paper is even more beautiful in person because the lines are a brown foil that doesn't show up as well on camera. I need to get a better lens for close-ups. Maybe for my upcoming birthday? ; )