I really love the colours of this months challenge and I knew I had just the right photo for it too.
My journalling (on the back of the layout says):
When I saw this car outside one of the shops in Clarens my heart skipped a beat. It always does when I see old cars. Especially rusty old cars. It always makes me think that there is an exceptional beauty that comes with age. Just like us I suppose. The shiny new models are sleek and beautiful and get all the cat calls and the whistles but as far as I am concerned they are just beautiful shells.
Now cars like this, with their faded colour and peeling paint, flat tyres and lethargic engines - they have stories to tell, places they have been, people they have carried and things that they have seen, the secrets they have kept and then at the end of it all discarded and left to slowly rot away. They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder and for me that is never truer - ageless beauty will trump youth any day. I have the feeling that I was born into the wrong era, I can see myself driving a car like this in my gorgeous clothes with a handsome man at my side tearing up the town and probably causing tongues to wag. Those were the days!
Here are some close-ups.
I only used one piece of pattern paper which was a left over... black and white stripe the rest is just plain cardstock. I painted the cogs black and added crackle accents. Once they were dry I gave them a rub over with grey metallic paint which went into the cracks. I added blue and grey flowers. I love that licence plate and I have no idea where I got it but it was perfect.
I flicked on some grey paint and also used a new roller stamp with some black ink to make the 'tyre' tracks.
I gave the arrow the same treatment as the cogs - you can see the effect here better. The title is chipboard and also some rub on letters. I punched the hearts added diamond glaze and a little bling. I also added a little lace and the film strip chipboard which was just painted grey.
Thanks so much for stopping by to take a look and for taking the time to leave me a comment. I love to read them and I appreciate every single one of them.
Till next time. Bye.