I wanted to create something that looked as though it was discovered in a long forgotten Victorian hope chest, so I went with sepia tones. I call this card 'Timeless Beauty.' Maja's Vintage Summer and Vintage Autumn papers were perfect for what I had in mind. The image of the sweet girl comes from the same collection. I distressed all the edges with a Tim Holtz Distress Tool.
Here's a close up of several Prima products I used. The small clock on the bottom is from the Vintage Mechanical collection, the clock on top is from the Vintage Trinket collection, and the little crystal treasure is from the Vintage Bauble collection. I wanted to make my Mechanicals a bit darker and more 'time touched', so I applied Gesso followed by layers of Ranger Old Paper and Walnut Stain Distress Paint. After everything was totally dry I sanded gently to reveal a hint of the lighter paint layer below. The bauble started out white, but I did a little of altering with Alcohol Ink to age it up.
This is a close up of the opposite corner. Here I used the larger Vintage Mechanical clock and Vintage Trinket gears, aging them in the same manner as the other items. If you look in the background you'll see a new product I received from the Frilly and Funkie Boutique. It's from a roll of Linda's rusty tin wire net. I've been wanting to use this since the moment I first saw it, and it was a perfect accent to my project.
The word 'beauty' is another Vintage Trinket. I did nothing to change it except for a little shaping to add dimension. I kept layering everything up, created some leaves from a Tim Holtz Alterations Die, and some handmade flowers. All the gorgeous Prima embellishments pulled my entire project together. They add the perfect touch to everything!
If you're interested in any of the products I used you'll find a list just below my post. I had such a great time playing with all the Prima goodies and creating this card! I hope it brings a little sunshine and warmth on this chilly winter day. I thank you for stopping by to take a peek and I wish you a wonderful weekend!