Monday, April 15, 2013

By Fools Like Me

The plaque in the WVU Core Arboretum reads "Only God Can Make a Tree".  The tile of my layout comes from the same Joyce Kilmer poem "Poems are made by fools like me, but only God can make a tree".

The pictures were taken in March when the daffodils were first starting to bud.  The beautiful in-town arboretum is mostly old-growth forest on a steep hillside.  There are walking trails and 3 acres of lawn planted with specimen trees.   It was a great place to take the boys to work on science projects.  (I recall gathering and identifying acorns. . . by looking at the plaques by the individual trees).  The site is named after Professor Earl Lemley Core who convinced the University President to set the property aside for the study of biology and botany. 

For the tree mask I used a die cut I'd purchased from a Local Scrapbook Store.  I thought the verdigris embossing powder was a perfect touch for the watermark stamps:

What a difference a few weeks make..........wait till you see my pictures of the campus blossoms!   

6 comments:

MARILYN said...

Hi Cindy! i hope everything is fine there! love your masking tree..I will wait to see the blooms pictures. Lovely page! Take care! xoxo

Heather Landry said...

I really love the masking that you did and you're right, the embossing really pops on this page. Just lovely!

misty said...

I love the texture and that tree looks great!

Charlotte Brochu said...

Great idea for the trees! I love how they turned out!

Carin McDonough said...

Fab layout, love the title and the pop of the Verdigris! :)

Heather McMahon said...

Oh I love this Cindy - and I love the story behind it!