I used a thick layer of gesso over the card and while it was still wet I heated one half of it with a heat gun. That made the bubbled texture, then I used some texture paste through a stencil to do the clock. When it had all dried I gave it a thin coat of purple acrylic and then I used blue, green and red metallic sprays for color. I did the same on the other side without the texture so I could do the quote with a silver pen.
The background is acrylics and stenciled heat embossed silver swirls. The embroidery is an old cross stitch I did. A long time ago I removed the cross stitch from its frame because I didn't like the oval shape of the design. I coated the whole picture with "Stiffy" a fabric stiffener by Plaid. This allowed me to cut out parts of the picture without the whole thing fraying. I have used the pieces to make 3 smaller, modern framed images and had a few pieces left over that I put into my stash. I came across this fish a few days before the embroidery prompt was mentioned so I immediately thought of using it. Nothing goes to waste in my house, lol.
Prompt - pretend. This is a photo of my children, many years ago, pretending to go on a picnic to the zoo.
Prompt - key. I have done a step by step for this card.
I used the foil tape to cover the frame card. I tucked the extra foil around the back but you could just trim it to size if you want. I then embossed it with a machine for texture. This is one of the cuttlebug folders.
I used two sprays to color the other card and also a piece of book paper. I let them dry.
Next I painted gold acrylic over the frame. Before it dried I used a paper towel to remove the paint from the raised surfaces, leaving paint in the grooves. I left it to dry.
I used a little of the gold paint to highlight the key. I glued the book paper to the back of the metallic frame. I printed the quote on a piece of scrapbook paper and used brads to attach it to the book paper. I then ripped a hole in the top of the book paper and rolled back the excess paper. I glued the frame to the backing card and also glued the key in place. The card was done.