The background is a page from an old book that I covered with two different colours of paint (MM's Shopping Bag and Golden's Raw Sienna) using a brayer ... I am just loving the rustic style painting the brayer creates. I then stamped the shoe stamp with clear Versamark and embossed with a metallic brown/copper powder. I added a vintage image of a girl, machine stitched some ribbon with the number 14 on it (I think this ribbon is the type used in clothing to show the size of the garment ... I bought it from a local Op Shop), added a word and inked around the edges with Adirondack Sepia.
"The unthankful heart discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!"
~Henry Ward Beecher, 1813-1887, Author~