Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The Painted Rose mini album

This is the mini I created to go with "The Saloon Girl" altered cigar box. I've used a ColorBok paper line called Neutral & just a touch of the ColorBok Rosewood paper for some pops of rich red. I've also used some Ranger Embossing powders & lots of LSG sprays. I've titled this mini "The Painted Rose" as a tribute to these pioneering ladies of the evening.

Here the 2 pieces are together, the altered cigar box & mini album...I wanted to capture some of the beautiful Fall colors in these pieces so I used LSG sprays in the following colors... 
Red Hot PokerOrange
Ponderosa Pines Olive 
Screamin' Banshee Black
 Silhouette Silver
Van Dyke Sepia
The roses are all colored with the LSG sprays & are my own handmade flowers. I've had this project in mine for quite a while & I really like the way both pieces came out & how well they go together. Quite a few of my polymer clay pieces have been used on both projects as well & I really enjoyed altering all the different components & embellishments that went into each piece. A classic example that vintage can be elegant & feminine & even a little colorful!

The texture on the cover was created with craft paper(brown paper bag) & I have an older tutorial on YT Faux Leather on Chipboard where I created these actual covers. I then added the wide lace panel across the lower half of the front & back with a heavy gel medium then painted & sprayed it all to match. I think it looks a bit like tooled leather. This mini was so much fun to create & I'm so loving these Fall colors right now. Check out the YT video & take a peek inside. I've used a few images from the graphics fairy, moonlight magic free images & sweetly scrapped...all 3 have just gorgeous vintage images.
Well that's all for today but be sure to stay tuned for more. Thanks for stopping by, Till Next Time!
Lindy's Stamp Gang November Color Challenge...

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Hubby's Photography

Ok so who knew...I've only been married to the guy for almost 30 years...but...Hubby been trying his hand at photography! So I thought I just had to share these gorgeous photos...

I know...right!!! Awesome! I was so impressed, especially since he'd never even used my camera before. Not to mention I had no idea there were that many different varieties of mushrooms in our woods. I know now I'll be sharing these more often cause he'll be hooked...lol. Thanks for stopping by & feel free to leave him a little feedback...he'll get a kick outta that...lol. Thanks for stopping by...Till Next Time!

Monday, November 11, 2013

The Saloon Girl altered cigar box

Wow, it's been a while since I posted...I've been super busy setting up my etsy shop. It's now open as of today...yeah!!! It took a lot of work to get this far & there's still plenty to do but for now I can take a breather & share my latest project. An altered cigar box which I've titled "The Saloon Girl"...

"The Saloon Girl" altered cigar box

 I took some gorgeous wide lace & using gel medium I glued it to the cigar box top & the hinge. The box was damaged & took quite a bit of repair to be usable so the lace provided extra structure & support for the hinge.I then painted & antiqued the lid using acrylic paint & then LSG sprays.

Some fabric leaves in various colors along with a bit of lace & my handmade flowers cluster around the cuff of my old driving glove(my dog chomped the other one).

I created the faux lock with polymer clay that's been painted & patinaed to match the box. Some painted poker chips & a few playing cards that I found on pinterest finish off the box nicely. I just love the way this one turned out with the shimmer from the LSG to the tooled leather look of the lace, a super fun piece!
Well I hope everyone had a great weekend & thanks for stopping by...Till Next Time!