Tuesday, April 27, 2021


 Hi everyone I created this a few months ago and just now getting around to sharing it. This was done for a inspiration piece. 

This is a 4 x 5  inch card. My biggest challenge was to get the arch frame the correct sizes. I have a couple of ones which were the wrong size which I am sure will find their way into other works. I used a Craftwell embossing folder for the background on white card stock. Then took a cotton ball and my kaleidoscope ink pad to color the embossed piece. I didn't have gold card stock but Deco Art Metallic Gold worked perfectly. It is a thick paint not runny and dries quickly so the card stock did not curl. My image is a freebie from Graphic Fairy.

Do come back as on the 4th I have another creation to post for Marvellous Mini Masterpieces.

Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again! 


Friday, March 5, 2021

Thinking Of The Ocean

 Hi everyone. The current Marvelous Mini Masterpieces had me thinking of the ocean. I miss not being close to the ocean anymore but sometimes sacrifices have to be made if you want to be close to family.

 I would love to have you join in the challenge. Or to at least join the group for inspiration. There are awesome works of art and not just paper. Marvelous Mini Masterpieces

Using the color palette this is what I came up with. I took a seashell stencil and used it to emboss on a piece of cardstock. If you emboss with stencils you may have to play around with your sandwich but it can be done. I rubbed chalk over to pop the shells. 

The seahorse is a Just For Fun stamp. I stamped on a scrap piece of plastic with Stazon ink. As far as I know Stazon ink is the only ink which will not smear. I turned it over and glued tissue paper. When the glue was dry I colored with markers. It is actually more translucent than it appears in the picture.

I embossed with a dot border folder for bubbles a scrap of page protector. Alas I forgot that my tape glider shows the adhesive through the plastic. I ended up having to double frame and lost some of the dots. I took a frame which was the wrong size for a previous project. I sprinkled two colors of Brusho on my mat and spritzed with water. Then dragged the frame through the colors. It is fun to see what you get as it is never the same. 

Off to organize my new craft room more and to start work on April's design project. I have two projects done for later this month. So if I don't post before I will be posting sometime after the 15th so stay tuned. Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting!

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Another Mini Masterpiece And Experiment

 Hi everyone. I have had so much fun playing with Marvelous Mini Masterpiece mood boards that I did the other team's challenge. Since it was an extra my day to post was today the last day of the challenge. Do check Mini Marvelous Masterpieces out as there will soon be a new challenge up. Mini Marvelous Masterpieces

Enough of my yapping. I know you can't wait to see my masterpiece. A card topper. I am pleased the way it turned out. Especially since I wasn't sure my handmade paper would work with torn pieces of tissue paper and white glue instead of acrylic floor wax.

I love the color palette which was chosen for this challenge. As well as all the leaves and ferns on the mood board. There were hatches on the lower right hand corner of the mood board which reminded me of dragon flies. Being the frugal crafter I am everything was made using scraps. Including my hand made paper where I used tissue paper which had been used in a gift bag. Did I mention I am a hoarder.

Thank you for stopping by. Do come back as sometime before the 15th of March I will have another Masterpiece to share. In the meantime I have April's challenge inspiration piece to work on.

Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!