The critical element of this theme was to match the colours. My first go to were PaperArtsy Infusions Golden Sands and Violet Storm. I always love how just one pot can give such a wide range of different hues and finished textures over ribbons, lace, muslin and cardstock.
I have used PaperArtsy Smoothy Cardstock 240gms and for the darker colour painted diluted colour straight onto the cardstock (the trick is to keep the brush running in the same direction). For a lighter effect the cardstock was first painted with PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic - Chalk and when dry sprinkled with Infusions and sprayed with water. For the lace, ribbon and muslin it works well to dilute the colour in a little pot and let things soak for a while. I also love how a gesso coated button can also be sprinkled with Infusions! (a great technique learnt from Scrapcosy).
I knew my main colours needed the addition of some "negative" colour so gathered some supplies which still had a golden hue in the form of old text paper and some tea dyed papers, along with the lace which I would use for my colours to emerge through. Scrapcosy Stamp Set 29 has so many wonderful labels and titles and the idea was forming of a vintage memory book.
Once the basic book had been sewn together I then experimented with the colours and surprised myself with how well the darker colours worked together well over the more muted tones of the gel plate. Scrapcosy Stamp Set 29 (ESC29) gives so many options for labels and small words it was delightful to add these along with some vintage photographs which maintained the golden hues.