Thursday, October 16, 2014

Thanksgiving Pilgrim Children Card

Yesterday was a rainy day so after going thrift store shopping I worked in Silhouette Studio designing cards. I saw the cute Pilgrim children image in my stash of digital images and although it is really low resolution I decided to go ahead and use it.
The background paper was an experiment which was a dud. I think I should have tried it with a darker tea. I took tea leaves and sprinkled them on the paper and then sprayed with a color mist I made using butterscotch alcohol ink on a scrap of vanilla cardstock. If you look carefully you might be able to see where the tea leaves were. When the cardstock was dried I heat embossed using a hero art stamp.  Then painted the leaves with metallic watercolor.  I had to use two different pumpkin files to create my pumpkin in Silhouette Studio for my sentiment. By combining and filling in with color I was able to create a print and cut pumpkin. LOL! I'm too cheap to spend a dollar on a file in the  Silhouette Store. Three years ago I scanned in the sheet music to use on a Thanksgiving card. After Cameron cut out the sheet music and pilgrim children I went ahead and edged them with Vintage Photo Distress ink.  I used adhesive foam squares to adhere the children..

Another experiment which was a dud was trying to make frost background paper. Don't know when the book was written but it must have been before frost free freezers were in use. I didn't even get ice crystals to form using plain water. Guess I'll have to wait until cold weather when I can put my painted paper outside.

Have you tried any experiments? If so were they duds or were they successful?

Off to listen to music and craft some more. Talking about music did you know that most libraries have CD's you can borrow? This is a great way to listen to different types of music and artist s without putting out the money for a CD only to discover that you don't like the music.

Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!


  1. Absolutely a great card !!!

  2. I wouldn't say that things were a dud. Your card turned out beautifully. I particularly like the metallic leaves.


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