Click on the picture to see a larger view.here. To check out all the creative goodness on Linda's blog just click here. Below are the details of what I did on mine.
1. The "faux batik" technique is what I used for the background. Unfortunately I got a little carried away and covered most of it up but I promise it's under there. (See photo below.) I used Rusty Hinge to do the stamping and Vintage Photo on the foam blending pad. A little hint from me to you is this. I have never had much luck with getting Distress Ink to stick to my rubber stamps and make a completely good impression. (Maybe I am just too picky!) What I do to compensate is I ink my stamps with a Versamark pad first and then ink them with Distress Ink over it. I find that the Versamark ink lets the Distress Ink stay put and not bead up on the stamp to give a "spotty" look to the image.
3. The gears are all Tim Holtz dies cut from chipboard and then painted with Sophisticated Finishes paint and patina solution. Some are painted with gold and have a green patina and some are painted copper and have a blue patina. To get them to look raised I just put 3 layers of foam tape on some and only one layer on others.
4. The women is cut out from the Graphic 45 paper from the 8"x8" pad. The images are smaller then the 12" x12" paper and were just a better size for this project. (The box is only 6" square.) I cut off the original wings she had and used these german scrap ones instead. I first painted them a metallic aqua and then rubbed on some Gold Leaf Rub-N-Buff.
5. The ornate frame is a laser cut chipboard piece that I got from Maxine's Melange in Australia. I know it seems crazy to order stuff all the way from the other side of the world but the shipping is minimal because the pieces are so light. I also have yet to find anything as unique and intricate as her stuff here in the states. The frame itself is painted with more of the Sophisticated Finishes paint that rusts with the activator.
6. The last steps were to add the book plate with "Debutante" typed and glued in it. (I have an old Underwood typewriter that I bought on eBay just for that kind of thing.) I also added some of Tim's corners that I rubbed with more Gold Leaf Rub-N-Buff. (I only had silver and copper corners and really wanted gold.)