Sunday, August 13, 2017

Mixed Media Tissue Challenge

Hi everyone  today I have a piece I'm entering in the Happy Little Stamper Mixed Media challenge this month using tissue. Details are here for this challenge over at Happy Little Stamper. There are also other challenges you might be interested in at  Happy Little Stamper. Details are here:http://www.happylittlestampers.com/2017/08/hls-august-mixed-media-challenge.html



I started by adhering pieces of tissue gift wrap paper on card stock.  I then took an unused dryer sheet and with my air brush and a bronze and silver Sharpie  added color to the dryer sheet. Then I glued a part of  it with school glue over part of the tissue paper panel.

I saw in a book where Model Magic had been used on a card and decided to buy some and play with it. After I made my tile I stamped it. I let my tile dry and then painted it with water color paint along with a snow writer.

I had so much fun playing with the Model Magic by Crayola that I think I may make charms for a bracelet. Model Magic can be air dried and will remain flexible as well as light weight. It also can be cut with ordinary scissors.

That's all folks for now. Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Super Scraps Halloween

Hi everyone this is the second Saturday meaning it is Super Scraps Saturday over at Hiding In My Craft  Room. The challenge is being sponsored by Scrap N' Dipity who graciously provided me with Little Witch and Kitty digital stamp. They will be giving away three digital images.


Since I had narrow strips of black and pattern orange paper I decided to place them on the diagonal for my background.   For my digital image I placed it on a black background and a orange frame on top. I used a glitter marker on the broom and a glitter pen for the hair along with a color pencils. Alas the sparkle in her hair doesn't show in the photo. The rest of image was colored with pencils. Halloween and the spiderweb with the small witch are Dover Sampler images which I've had in my stash for a few years. I used my glitter pen on the Boo.

If you have  narrow  scrap strips consider putting them on the diagonal.

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

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Christmas Challenges

Hi everyone I'm still in the creating cards for Christmas mood. I happened to come across the blog Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge  This is the link for their current challenge. They also right now have a call for guest DT members. :-)

The other challenge is the monthly Christmas challenge over at The Happy Little Stampers. Check out all of their challenges. Here is the link for their Christmas one. http://www.happylittlestampers.com/2017/08/hls-august-christmas-challenge.html
Alas I discovered that I don't own a Poinsettia stamp nor did I find one at Michaels. :-(

I encourage you to check out both challenges and either get started on creating your Christmas cards or add to your stash. You know the holidays will be here before you know it and if you send cards wouldn't it be nice to have them all done. O.k. enough yakking! Here is the card I did this week.


For my background I used a retired Sizzix embossing folder. I thought of sanding after embossing but decided to leave it as it is.

I bought this Santa stamp from a friend a couple of years ago and oh the shame this is the first time I've inked it up.  The stamp is I believe called Christmas Wish. It is by Stamper's Anonymous and it looks like it is available as part of a clear stamp collection by Tim Holtz.

I inked the stamp up with Ranger Archival black ink and then colored using Tombow markers. I managed to score a couple of sets this week at Michaels on sale.

I hope you are finding time to craft as Summer quickly winds down. Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Retro and Watercolor Challenge

Hi everyone I'm once again caught up with my obligations for the design team so while I wait for images I thought it would be fun to play and enter a couple of challenges.  While searching for challenges I found a site which has challenges using stamps which are a year or older. The challenge right now is colors.

Details can be found here:

The other challenge is Happy Little Stamper Watercolor challenge 
 

Details can be found here:

Here is my card.

I love playing. Both the window panel and behind the window was created using glossy photo paper which is waterproof. On a piece of plastic I dropped drops of moss green re-inker. Then I dropped water on the plastic causing the re-inker to spread and placed the photo paper in the ink. While still wet I quickly placed plastic wrap. For the window backing I used the Moss Green and Festive Berries ink.

I used a Spellbinder die to cut my window. Then used double sided foam to attach the red panel.

For my butterfly I used the first rubber stamp I bought back in the 80's. Although the copyright is 1981 I think it was more like 1982 or 1983 when I bought it. Alas as far as I can tell the company in Seattle Washington is no longer in business. I  stamped it with Ranger's Archival Ink. Then I painted it with  iridescent pan watercolor paints.

The sentiment, flowers and bee is from Simply Defined Aviary Blossom,Floral Corner Set which I found this week at a thrift store. After stamping and cutting with the dies I once again painted with the pan water colors.

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

Pocket Full Of Posies Color Challenge

Hi everyone can you believe it is already the first Saturday of August. With it being the first Saturday that means it is a color challenge over at Hiding In My Craft Room. This week the challenge is being sponsored by The Cutting Cafe who generously supplied me with the Pocket Shaped card file which I created my inspiration piece with. Even if you don't have a cutting machine you can use the files from The Cutting Cafe. One lucky person will win three cutting files.

Here is this week's colors:
I had to use a lighter blue as the navy blue was too dark and covered the print lines but I tried to come close to the rest of the  colors For some reason my camera wouldn't photograph the red as dark as it is on my card.. Here is my inspiration piece.


There are so many pieces in the Pocket Shaped card file that it was difficult for me to decide which to use. I finally decided on the back pocket shaped card base along with the printed pocket topper. I used two different blue Spectrum Noir markers along with the blender marker in my eBrush in order to create my pocket with the look of being denim. After airbrushing I happened to spy a scrap of rickrack which was perfect both in the length and width. Sometimes it pays to hoard small scraps of trim. LOL! As well as to shop for trim from your stash like I did with the lace for the heart.

Adhesive was adhered everywhere but at the top of the topper leaving an opening near the fold of the card base forming the pocket when placed on the card base.

The file comes with the flowers and stems all as one as well as with separate pieces. I decided to piece my flowers together. After the pieces were cut out I airbrushed the stems trying to get as close as possible  the green for this challenge.  I decided to use a muted pattern paper for the flowers. I glued squares of the paper over my cutout flowers and trimmed the paper. I didn't get the paper down tight in places so in places the white of the card stock shows but I decided that it is time I stop being such a perfectionist. I used a dark red marker to color the dots for the center. I placed the flowers in the pocket but decided I either needed to do more flowers or add something. I opened up the misc file which comes in the set and there was the heart. After cutting the  heart out I doodled with my airbrush and a dark red marker. Then after placing it in the pocket to see how it looked decided to add  narrow lace around the heart.

I normally don't use these colors and to be honest I probably would not use this combination. Sometimes though it is good to get out of your comfort zone and use different colors and combinations. I encourage you to try creating with colors you might not normally use.

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