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!

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Simple Bookmark

 Hi everyone I  just realized I did not post my simple bookmark for the last challenge. I was having computer problems and it slipped my mind. Although this challenge is over there is another one going on which I will posting on the 28th. Check Marvelous Mini Masterpieces out. There are fabulous inspiration pieces. Marvelous Mini Masterpieces



This bookmark was done with scraps and watercolor paints. The die cut I used was an old foam one with blades embedded and all one piece. I used a scrap of 110 white card stock since I was using my water color paints. The inexpensive Georgie Pacific 110 doesn't seem to curl as bad like other card stock when wet.  The base was a scrap of texture green which I used water color paints on to get closer to the color palette. My corner punch had been gathering dust so I decided to punch two corners. The right hand one allows the bookmark to be clipped on the page. I sent this to my sister for Valentine's day and she loves it.

Hope to be back soon with some more projects. Unfortunately right now I am cleaning the utility room so a new water heater can be installed this week. For now I am camping boiling water.

Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!