This has quite a story to it. The photo is by Eva Searcy, an acquaintance who is a photographer. Thanks to her talent, I have this photo with the inscriptions superimposed. It reads: My good people, as you pass by, As you are now so once was I As I am now you soon must be. Prepare yourselves to follow me.
This is a touching verse - especially on the tomgstone of a 17 year old.
However, I have been unsure as to how to use it - though several customers indicated they liked this bg. I created it using an unmounted stamp whose identity has vanished - I sort of masked some portions and stamped various parts of the stamp randomly. I do not do well with random stamping, but I think this worked. I may try it again with black and white. Now - what verse for the inside???? I used a die for the middle strip and the corner treatment.
Dies and distress: http://www.vintagejourney.com/