Friday, March 7, 2008

spring time at MSU

Call me nutty, but I actually love scrap pages that have no people in the photos. I think nature and architecture often speak very well for themselves, without us having to insert ourselves into the picture. If you ever looked into the travel albums that Bill and I put together you'll find a ton of photos, but very few of us. We want to remember the places and things we saw, not to prove to ourselves that we were there -- LOL!

Anyway, this is a scrap page of photos I took a couple of years ago during a spring time visit to the campus of Michigan State University. Years ago, when I was an impressionable junior in high school, similar photos of the Beaumont Tower changed the course of my life forever.

The tower and the campus look great all year long, but spring is by far the most beautiful season on campus. I'm not sure that my photos do it justice, but the trees around the tower were in full bloom at the time of my visit and they looked spectacular!

For the scrap page I used card stock in garden green, certainly celery and purely pomegranate. (Again, it's hard to see in the photo, but the purely pomegranate nicely complimented the pinkish shade of the blooms). I used the cherry blossom stamp from Embrace Life to stamp a background in certainly celery ink on the certainly celery card stock. I stamped the spring time at MSU title using everyday flexible phrases and big deal alphabet. The final touch was adding pretties flowers dyed with purely pomegranate ink to the page using rose red brads and dimensionals.

1 comment:

~Deborah~ said...

Your Page is Spectacular! Looks alot like Spring. I love all those Pinks!