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...


  1. Great job! Thanks for playing at Lindy's Stamp Gang last month!!

  2. Thank you so much Helen! I really enjoy these challenges, thinking outside the color comfort zone seems to be good for the mojo.