I am sharing this today over on the Glitz Designs blog and wanted to share it here with you as well. -----
One of my favorite things to do in papercrafting is to take something not so pretty and give it new life using scrapbook products. I have had this ugly mirror in my stash for a while just waiting for the perfect paper to come along. When I first saw Glitz's Vintage Love collection, I knew I had found the right paper for this mirror!
I began by covering the mirror with Stripe from the collection. I added Tim Holtz Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink to the edges and then stamped with the ink on the mirror randomly using the script stamp from the Distressing Stamp Set.
I accented the mirror with the heart diecut shape from the Vintage Image Whatnots and a few random pink Frosting stones. For additional accents, I created canvas flowers from assorted papers from the collection as well as a few scraps from the Vintage Love Paper Layers set combined with Claudine Hellmuth Studio Sticky Back Canvas. (You can see Claudine demonstrate this technique in this video on You Tube.) Because the paper from the Paper Layers collection is very thin, I had a slight bit of residual stickiness after finishing the transfer. To remedy that, I dusted those flowers lightly with white Perfect Pearls which gave them a nice subtle sparkle. To finish off the flowers and give them a bit of a worn and vintage feel, I frayed them slightly and brushed a bit of distress ink onto the edges.