Monday, May 22, 2017

Splat Felt Flower Card

Hi everyone I will be honest I'm not really into splats and really messy looking art. However my goal this year is to try new things and stretch myself more using mixed media. When I saw the mixed media challenge over at Happy Little Stamper (challenge details can be found here: http://www.happylittlestampers.com/2017/05/hls-may-mixed-media-challenge.html) I decided to see what I could do. I'm also entering this in the water color challenge at Happy Little Stamper. Details for that challenge are here:
 http://www.happylittlestampers.com/2017/04/hls-april-watercolour-challenge.html

My other inspiration was seeing cards created using felt. Since I have a ton of felt squares bought at a yard sale years ago I thought it was time I did something. I'm really pleased the way this card turned out.


I decided to see what I could do using my air brush without markers or paint inserted. I didn't have gold paint but do have Precious Metal. However, I quickly discovered it was too thick to fling onto my card stock. I then thinned it with water but discovered it was drying too quickly. One hand with the paint brush the other with the air brush I quickly flung paint and moved it along with the air brush. Good thing I'm ambidextrous,  Then my mind got to thinking to see what would happen if I sprinkled Brusho powdered pigment and dropped water on it and used the airbrush. I love the results I got on my white card stock and will definitely be doing the sprinkling and dropping water then moving the color around with my airbrush again. If you don't have an airbrush canned air would probably work.

I bought a bunch of felt squares at a yard sale I won't say how many years ago but have never been able to get rid of them. I decided to see if my flower layer die would cut it. Using variegated craft thread I hand stitched. Then sewed a button on. The back has a paper clip which goes through a slit in the panel so the recipient can take it off the card.

After printing my butterfly with the sentiment on patty paper. I took my air brush and a Sharpie and held the machine higher than normal to get speckles. Lol! Not as messy as flinging paint and the speckles are more uniform. I then colored the black with a Sharpie. I used a clear dot to adhere the butterfly since the patty paper is not as opaque as copy paper.

There you have it. You still have time to join in either of these challenges and stretch your creative muscles.

Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!




Saturday, May 20, 2017

Masculine Challenge #301

Hi everyone today is a masculine challenge over at Hiding In My Craft Room.This challenge is sponsored by The Cutting Cafe. One lucky person will win three cutting files. These cutting files are in zip format with a lot of cutting files.

 When I was sent the file to use from The Cutting Cafe I started pulling out my hair trying to figure out how to use them for this challenge. Don't worry I'm not bald as I still have a lot of hair. I have a difficult time doing masculine projects in the first place. I"m pleased the way the background turned out but I will also tell you what I learned NOT to do. I'm still trying to salvage my embossing folder.


I airbrushed my card stock and this is where I made my mistake. I brushed melted wax over it and then embossed. The wax stuck to the folder and lifted off in places. I then went and ebrushed again with Spectrum Noir markers. I would either melt the wax after embossing or ebrush the card stock and then glue wax paper on top before embossing.

Except for the sentiment the images are from the Cute Critters #3 set. I created my collage of images together using Silhouette Studio. After printing I colored with Sakura clear glitter pen and color pencils. For some reason my cutting machine has been cutting wonky so I had to go back and do some hand trimming.

Hope all is well in your world. Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!





Friday, May 19, 2017

Thinking Of You

Hi everyone today I played with creating this card as a sympathy card but depending on what it written on the inside it could be used for letting someone know who may be miles away that you are thinking of them. *Sigh* The photo doesn't do the card justice.


When I used this folder previously ink transferred to the folder. I went ahead and took a wet paper towel with alcohol ink to wipe a lot of the ink off. Then I took an almost dried out pad of Stazon Teal Blue and swiped it over the folder on the recessed side. Then after I embossed my piece I took Gelly Roll gel pens to color. I decided that there were places I didn't want to color some of the embossed places completely.

I decided to add the sentiment on an image of the sun.

Think you for stopping by. Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!