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For the background, I did the super quick and easy Frost Background from the TechniqueJunkies February 2005 newsletter. I know this will be one of my favorite new ways to add visual texture to my work! If you click on the photo and check out the lower right corner I think you can see the effect - very subtle but effective - it almost seems like a leather look. The original "recipe" calls for glossy paper but I was looking for a more antique look so I used matte cream cardstock.
I started with the main panel, stamping the woman (Treasure Cay) in Palette Burnt Umber, and coloring in with Stampin' Up! chalks and Q-tips. I edged the panel with Adirondack Raisin straight from the pad. I trimmed around closely, rounding the corners slightly, and mounted onto dark brown cs, then onto green cs.
After doing the background (and I kid you not, start to finish it took less then one minute!) I laid the main panel where I wanted it, drew pencil marks at the corners, and then used a stamp positioner to put the tatting border (Stampin' Up!) in a rectangle as shown using the Burnt Umber ink. I used a small stipple brush to color the open areas in with the same. I used Raisin ink to stamp Autumn Leaves Elegant Flourishes by Rhonna Farrer as shown. I stamped some small script (Penny Black) lightly along the side with Stampin' Up!'s True Thyme.
For the quote panel I stamped Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers tulle in third generation Raisin ink and the quote (Inky Antics) with Burnt Umber. I edged it in raisin from the pad and pop-dotted it over the main panel.
Thanks for looking!