Sunday, May 5, 2013

Vintage Gentleman: Round Robin



I took some time this weekend to catch up on a round robin I have been participating in through my Kindred Souls group.  I have been super busy with work, so unfortunately I have not been able to upload all of my entries, but my big project is done so I can celebrate with a posting today!




I love the theme of this book.  I could not wait to get into my old Sears and Roebuck Catalog to find the perfect image. I think this guy fits the bill!  I started the page with a piece of paper from the Engraver line for
Prima.  Lots of inking, gilding and distressing techniques were used to yield a background with a bit of interest.  I then added my focal image and another scrap from the page I tore up.  Then I got busy stamping.  I have to say, I am so not a rubber stamper, but this was fun.  I always worry I am going to screw up the page, this time I guess I lucked out.  A few metal embellishments and I called it complete.




I kept the back pretty simple with another great piece of paper with the same line.  I did add a few more rubber stamp images since I was on a roll.  In order to grunge this piece up a bit, I tried adding some Pan Pastels for a smoky haze over the page.  

I hope that Stephen likes my contribution to his wonderful journal.

Cheers,

Rhea


14 comments:

  1. What a fantastic page. A sears and Roebuck catalog! Oh my!!!! Your studio must be a dungeon of treasures.

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  2. quote:"I have to say, I am so not a rubber stamper"...Huh? Are you the same Stargazer, or some one else in disguise? lol. Love this journal!

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  3. Fabulous! Stephen will love it. I'm sorry I already worked in his book so I won't get to see your page in person.

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  4. Wow! This is a wonderful piece. You've inspired me to pull out my Sears and Son papers. Thanks for sharing. Karen.x

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  5. Love it. Can't wait till it gets home

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  6. Fabulous! I can almost smell the age on this page! Great job!

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  7. I just loved your Steampunk gentleman... nice balance and design to you book page... overall, a strong 10...!!!

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  8. Call me 3301265 u knOw the area code. Had lunch with "ur Tim H yesterday ! Karen

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  9. Busy girl.... you know you made us all feel "bad" cause you did the latest project on a Sunday morning.... what is your trick.. it takes me two days just to get my stuff together for a card... You are one awesome chick.... keep on keepin' on girl....

    See you Wednesday................

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All the comments and feedback you leave affirms my creative spirit on a very deep level. I am grateful for your time and readership!