This is a photo of my mother back from 1947. She was a tender age of seven and making her First Holy Communion. Dressed in white, she was a little angel then and is our family Saint now. She is often called St. Carol for her kindness and goodness.
This close up shows the Dusty Attic leaves and a mini fleur de lis . The Dusty Attic leaves were painted with Adirondack paint in Snow Cap first, then dabbed with Adirondack paint in willow. I almost always start a Dusty Attic piece with Snow Cap or with white gesso.
Finally, the finishing touch is a quick brush over of Stickles in platinum. Platinum Stickles is my favorite color. I find it my "go to" bottle.
Here you can see a large section of my home made background paper. I had fun creating this.
1. I ran some ivory cardstock through the Sizzix using Tim Holtz Embossing Folders in Damask.
2. Gently wiped the top of the embossed cardstock with the top of the Tim Holtz distressing ink in Vintage Photo. Gotta be careful that you keep the ink pad straight so it hits the raised parts of the cardstock.
3. Using the Ranger blending tool, I added some Tim Holtz distressing ink in Spun Sugar on the "valleys" of the cardstock.
4. Using the blending tool once again, I added just a tiny bit of Tim Holtz distressing ink in Rubbed Sage, also in the "valleys" but just sparingly.
5. Added my lace and then my brads over the top to complete my hand made patterned paper panel.
This is the lager view of my embellishments on the bottom of this layout. I did rub the Petaloo Canterbury flowers with Tim Holtz Distressing ink in Wild Honey to age them a bit.
Thanks for looking.