Although I love working in vintage style, I've been aware for some time that I need to break out of browns into colour, so this is my first attempt and I'm really quite pleased with it. I deliberately chose a vintage image with some colour in it and let that lead the rest.
The soft blue background of the cardstock offsets the ticking stripe, but to make the picture stand out more I framed it with a scrap of Basic Grey paper. Ticking seemed to lead naturally to buttons and a scrap of lace finished it off. The button on the top left corner was a rusty brown colour so I painted it - and when dry the brown shades still showed through slightly which gave a perfect result! The word promise is of course from a Tim Holtz distressibles sheet.
Doesn't she look wistful, but trusting also somehow. She's waiting for the young man with whom she has been walking out to come back to her having made his fortune so that they can be married ....