I was totally inspired by Margie's incredible Jane Austen altered book, at the beginning of this challenge. I had the Indigo Blu Elizabeth Bennet stamp in my stash for ages (unused) and when Craft Stamper magazine's freebie this month was a mini version, I just had to use it along with a page from the beautiful novel, Pride and Prejudice, as my 'words' element.
The base card is cream and I edged it with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and then matted some plain brown cardstock on top. I took another piece of cream card, dry embossed it with a honeycomb embossing folder to pick up the honeycomb of the main image. I added a page from the novel, ripped the edges and coloured with Vintage Photo DI on both pieces.
The Elizabeth image was stamped onto cream card and coloured with Distress Ink, using a water brush. The edges were torn and then coloured with Vintage Photo DI. The flowers and butterfly were stamped again, coloured, cut out and decoupaged to add some interest and dimension.
I added some cream lace and a lovely metal corner which has been coloured with rust Alcohol ink.
To finish off I got my Melt Pot out. I have been a little hesitant using my Melt Pot but I had great fun doing this. I stamped the mini freebie stamp from Craft Stamper onto cream card, coloured the image lightly and cut it with punch into a circle. I placed a round cookie cutter over and poured melted clear ultra thick embossing powder into the circle, let it cool and then added it to the card. How lovely to have a mini version of such a beautiful stamp.
I hope you will pop over to Our Creative Corner to see what my talented teamies have made and that you may be inspired to join in, if you have not done so already! There is still plenty of time to join in so I hope you will come over and play along.