The challenge over at Mixed Media Monday was to "show us what you love to do". Well there's only one answer to that and it's vintage, preferably brownish!! It is definitely the thing I love the best, even though I am trying to add in a wider range of colours these days!
I particularly love this image from Paper Whimsy - this girl's face is so serene and calm, almost madonna-like. I always wonder who she was and whether she grew up to be as beautiful as this picture suggests. Perhaps that's why the treatment here is almost shrine like?
The background is a 7 Gypsies Paper, with lots of german scrap and a gold crown charm, plus a little tag that says "limited edition" because she is clearly one of a kind. The measuring tape is a rub-on and is sort of intended to indicate the passing (ie measuring) of time. Well I knew what I meant! I've aged the lace slightly with ink, and also used chalk inks to age the brassy gold a little.
I may have to keep this one as I'm really rather proud of it!!