Saturday, October 28, 2017

Fa La La Any Holiday Challenge

Hi everyone can you believe that it is the last Saturday of the month. That means it is time for the Any Holiday challenge over at Hiding In My Craft Room. This week the challenge is sponsored by "Melonheadz Illustrating Designs" . One person who participates in the challenge will have the opportunity to get one black and white or colored bundle.

I was sent the Christmas Carolers Colored set for this challenge. I decided to do a modified tent card to use as a decoration. Since my card stock with the glued on tissue paper buckled I ended up having to glue it down to a cardboard base. Although I probably could have used a steam iron before adhering it to the card base and adding my images. That is if I knew where my iron is. LOL!

I was going to airbrush my background but right now I have no idea where the adapters are for the different markers. It is going to be awhile before I get my house organized much less my playroom. I also did not know where my blender pads are for using my ink pads. Rising to the challenge I got out my soft pastels as I did know where those are. I took a black one and rubbed it over the card stock. I then took an eraser and erased in places. Then took a paper towel and rubbed over my piece giving me the variations in the night sky. After all the sky is never one solid color.

I adhered the church to the sky piece. Then added a scrap to the underside of the card base to add my light, bird and carolers.  I glued down wrinkled white tissue paper that something glass had been wrapped in. Then cut out my images adding a tab to glue them down with. I then added scraps of the tissue paper over the tabs to disguise them. Otherwise I would have cut a slit in the base and slipped the tabs in the slit so they would not show. After everything was in place I went ahead and added bling stars to the night sky. I felt like the piece needed  something as it looked too stark.

Thank you for stopping by. Do come back again! In the meantime wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Lol! Lots Of Layers

Hello everyone it is the third Saturday of the month which means it is either a theme or technique Saturday over at Hiding In My Craft Room. This week the theme is Lots Of Layers. Luckily I found a lot of scraps which worked perfectly with the image I was given by Sweet n' Sassy Stamps. This week's sponsor.  The giveaway is three digital stamps.

The border at the bottom and the mat the stamping is on was left over from play using Brusho Color Crystals. A scrap of textured card stock was perfect to layer on the top. The mat the Pumpkin Patch digital image is on was an experiment with Distress Ink and Water on an embossed folder. Brown dollar store grosgrain ribbon from my stash to cover seams. The ribbon really is adhered straight at the top my camera likes to make things look crooked. The digital image was colored with pencils and then Burnt Sierra Soft Pastel chalk rubbed over the image and then wiped off leaving a light residue of color. Blessing was hand stamped using individual wood mounted stamps.

By the time you read this everything will finally be out of  the apartment and then the big job of cleaning begins. Just reading the checkout list of needed cleaning exhausts me. Then hopefully I'll be able to start organizing my "playroom".

Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Super Scrap Saturday

Hi everyone today is the second Saturday of the month which means it is Super Scraps Saturday over at Hiding In My Craft Room. Time to get those scraps out and craft. This week the challenge is brought to you by MHK Designs. One lucky winner will get to choose three products at the store.

With Christmas being right around the corner I thought it would be fun to see what I could do with a couple of digital stamps from the Christmas Frames set.This is such an awesome set that I wished I would have had time to create more cards from the set.

I used my plaid scraps and solid green scraps for this card. I placed small scraps behind the punched out holly.

I layered the sentiment onto the Wintry Scene Frame. After printing I colored the door and windows with pencils. I used chalk for my gray sky. I used DecoArt Snow Writer to create snow. I love the texture it gives. My snowflakes are left over from another project. I coated them with snow and glitter. I often will cut out extras of a shape to use at a later date.

I'm slowly getting moved in to my new house. Will take awhile to get my "playroom" organized. Still have a lot to do first though to get out of the apartment. I think in November I may just hibernate like a bear.

Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Halloween Colors

Hi everyone can you believe that this month is Halloween. Or that it is Autumn already.

This week the challenge over at Hiding In My Craft Room is Halloween colors. I thought you might be interested in knowing the meaning behind the colors used at Halloween.

The Meaning Behind the Halloween Colors

Black – The Color of Darkness and Death. ...
Orange – The Vibration of Life. ...
Red – The Color of Blood. ...
White – A Ghastly Color. ...
Purple – A Witches Brew. ...
Green – Monsters and Slime.

Scrap N' Dipity is giving away three digital images for one lucky winner.

Also today is World Card Making day. If you have time why don't you create a card and brighten up someone's day.

I used the Sicara Witch image for my card. She was printed in sepia tones instead of black and white. You might want to check to see if your printer has an option to print black and white images with other colors instead. Then she was colored with soft pastels as well as color pencils.

I have all of this shimmer card stock which I've been hoarding so I thought it would be fun to take a piece of the purple. I cut my scallop out with one of my few Spellbinder dies.

The scallop is on a gelli print I did on deli paper using acrylic paint and a stencil. When I pulled the stencil up the metallic acrylic paint pulled up creating an interesting peaked texture. I then went ahead and using a dark red marker airbrushed over the paint after it was dry. Because deli paper is like vellum that must adhesives will show through I adhered it to my black card base using decorative vinyl tape.

Time to get back to packing. I swear things in my craft room have been propagating since I last went to sleep. Wishing You Happy Frugal Crafting til we meet again!