Monday, September 16, 2013


Happy Monday Friends!
Today I finally finished my "labor of love" project.  It's at the top of my list of favorite projects! 
The mini album is a "Special Edition Add On" to the "Simply Shabby Chic September Kit" at:
~Scraps of Elegance~
I uploaded a video to YouTube showing how to create an antiqued/weathered finish on the gate and dry embossing.
I used various "Prima" paintable cards on the mini pages (included in the add on).  I sprayed the pale green flowers with Moon Shadow Mist from "Lindy's Stamp Gang" (Crows Nest Copper and Incandescent Copper).
I added touches of red velvet ribbon to give color and richness.  I didn't add a lot of embellishments on these pages.  I wanted the dry embossing to be the main focus. 
Lace, Beads, "Prima" Paintable Cards -
Close up of the gate -
Images from "Moonlight Journey"
Thank you for stopping by!
Sorry if the video is shaky......
Have a great day!


  1. This is absolutely STUNNING. What a wonderful work of love. No wonder it's one of your favorites.

  2. Fabulous, Mandy! Off to watch the video!

  3. Fantastic video ! Loved the rich colors and textures.I liked the music too.

  4. So gorgeous!!! Loved the video and keeping it handy so I can give it a try. Hugs Mary Abbygirl at


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