The paper used is from the BasicGrey Stella Ruby collection. It is full of rich colors that scream heritage!!
I distressed the border to the layout using the wonderful Tim Holtz walnut stain, and aged mahogany Distress Ink. Chocolate Bazzill cardstock was just the color I was wanting to use for the background!
The photo was altered to a rose tint.I swiped the edges of the pic with the aged mahogany ink. I then matted the photo with contrasting cardstock. I also made swirls of the same contrasting colors & lightly distressed. The flourishes were FancyPants raw chip & the lettering was BasicGrey. Both were done with the same method. I applied the aged mahogany distress ink & allowed it to dry. I then sprayed Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in a foil pie pan & applied with an artist brush. While it was still wet, I added small highlights of burgundy Stickles. Then when it dried I added a small amount of black diamond Stickles to highlight. The scalloped paper was hand cut, punched & distress with walnut stain Distress Ink.
I distressed Prima flowers & layered with cardstock flowers also distressed in a lighter shade-worn lipstick. I then added a button, and pink Glimmer Mist mixed with burgundy Stickles for the flower centers.
I know that Stickles take a while to dry, but I find they are worth the wait!
Thanks for taking a look!