Welcome to the Wild West Saloon - Vignette Featuring the Manly Collection

Welcome to the Wild West Saloon

Hello.  Jennifer Snyder here today presenting a Wild West Saloon vignette.  

Last year my husband and I took our first trip out west to visit our children living in Colorado.  My son took us to the historic gold mining and gambling town of Cripple Creek, Colorado - population 1,287. We loved the rustic western setting. 
Sadly, we had to miss our trip out west this summer - like so many other people locked down at home, so I decided to bring a bit of old west into my own home.   
I pull out the Authentique Manly collection, Creative Embellishments chipboard pieces and Julie Nutting's dolls stamps and set to work making my version of an old Wild West Saloon using Cripple Creek as my inspiration.  

Imagine my saloon here... (cue the Twilight Zone theme song please)

What inspired this creative thought process? The Authentique Manly collection,  complete with rugged images and strong patterned papers, particularly the rich brick and wood patterned papers.  

Below are the images of the papers used on this saloon vignette.   

Authentique Paper - Manly Collection - 12 x 12 Paper Pad
Authentique Paper - Manly Collection - Elements

Here are some angled shots of the saloon. 
You can see how the papers are perfect for the walls and outside of the old western saloon. 
The Authentique - Manly - 6 x 6 Paper Pad  was used for the clothing on the doll stamp - yep, from cowboy hat to her cowboy boots, she's dressed in Authentique. 

The "Wanted Posters" of cowboys are from the wonderful images in the 6x6 paper pad.  The playing cards and dice on the bar are from Authentique Paper - Manly Collection - Elements.
Here's an image of the saloon in the early phases of the process. I shared this image because  the "B" side of Authentique's Brick patterned sheet is a lush blue subtle pattern used on the ceiling, bar and side walls. 
I'm going to take this opportunity to talk about the Creative Embellishments - House Vignette and all the chipboard accessories that helped shape my Wild West Saloon.  

 I used a variety of Creative Embellishments  chipboard pieces and gussied up with inks, paint washes (acrylic paint thinned with water), and heat embossing - nothing complex or overly fancy.   Here's a list of some of the pieces used: 

These are also great close ups to show the fabulous  Authentique - Manly - 6 x 6 Paper Pad "wanted" posters and the cards and dice on the bar are from Authentique Paper - Manly Collection - Elements.  Needless to say there are some card games being played at the saloon - but it's all friendly I promise.  
The bottles on the bar are filled with shaker mix from Buttons Galore and More. The red mix is their new Buttons Galore - Merry Mimosa Dd100.  The poker chips on the bar are Buttons Galore Doo Dadz- Cool Yule.  

Next up, meet the Saloon owner and her best friend.  These are both classic doll stamps from Prima and Julie Nutting (Becky 910457 and Dog Treats 910846) - you'll need to scour the internet for these gems if not in your stash.  

Becky's layered skirt was made by stamping several layers of patterned paper from Authentique - Manly - 6 x 6 Paper Pad, to give her dimension.  I have given her and her dog a base to be free-standing as well. 

 Below are tips on making a standing base for the doll stamp figures. 

Here are some additional images of the saloon, including one of Becky, the cowgirl proprietor, showing off the fabulous brick structure she proudly calls her saloon.  

Thanks for stopping to visit.  Now giddy up and get crafting.   



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