I painted the book with acrylic sage paint from craftynotions. Then I sponged Olive multi-surface paint again from carfty notions. This made it look old plus this paint has a bit of a pearly sheen, it looked better to the eye than the camera.
I did the metal flowers inside, as I wanted to add interest and also I just wanted to play with metal!! The pictures are rub-ons, and the frame to the inside picture is a length of ribbon crimped onto a piece of strong double sided tape.