Saturday, June 24, 2017

Think Pink Challnge

Hi everyone I did another Think Pink challenge piece for the Shopping Our Stash challenge for this week. You still have until Monday night to enter if you would like to challenge yourself. Details can be found here Think Pink Challenge.


I don't usually use pink so when I buy a pack of assorted card stock I usually have the pink gathering dust. Especially if it is not a soft pastel.

The border piece was created by cutting squares out of pink tissue wrapping paper and then after applying acrylic floor wax on a piece of plastic randomly placing assorted sizes of square and overlapping so that there is at least two layers of tissue paper. While still wet I sprinkled pink glitter. I did discover that the pattern shows more on the side which was against the plastic instead of the side I used for my border. Also the wrinkles are more subtle. It depends which side you use on what effect you are after. If you decide to ever try this technique make sure the paper is embedded in the floor wax. Also make sure the wax is totally dry before peeling your custom paper off the plastic.

I wasn't sure how my play was going to work with the oval for a previous project so I had printed out two of them. I airbrushed the background with a pink marker. Then colored my image with metallic color pencils which I found at Dollar Tree. I figured for a dollar I had nothing to lose and I could always donate them to my granddaughters.

That is all for now but do come back as I may be entering more challenges while waiting for images for the design team I'm on.

Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again.

Any Holiday

Hi everyone where did June go. I can't believe it is the fourth Saturday. Which means it is time for the Any Holiday challenge over at Hiding In My Craft Room. This week the challenge is being brought to you by Digital Delights. The prize is a $5 gift certificate.

Without further ado here is my card.

For the background I was playing with tissue paper and acrylic floor wax. For those who have been following me for awhile you know I would rather be crafting than doing housework. After embedding my pieces of white tissue wrapping paper into the wet floor wax I sprinkled hot pink fine glitter. A happy accident was that whatever was used to die the glitter reacted with the glitter bleeding pink color.  I then decided to see what Brusho powder pigments would do with the wet wax. I love the results.

I printed and cut out my tree. Then I brushed green glitter glue over my tree and of course the ink bled since I had not coated the tree with paste floor wax on both sides. To finish off the tree I glued a star sequin on top.

In Silhouette Studio I opened up a cutting file with the sentiment un-grouping and using just the sentiment.  I filled in the letters turning them into a print and cut. I also added my digital stamp from Digital Delights. For my Christmas bird I used Martha Stewart flocking on the rim of the hat and his boots as well as the mouth.. The pink I used for inside his mouth had never been opened. The rest of the image was colored using pencils. Alas my silver pencil ended up looking more gray than silver in the photo.

Because my custom tissue paper ripped when I was trimming it to size I ended up using foil holographic tape. For some reason my camera photographed the tape weird.

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

Friday, June 23, 2017

CAS Plus Pink Challenge

Hi everyone I normally don't do Clean and Simple otherwise known as CAS nor do I normally craft using pink although I seem to be doing it more often. I'm not sure I like how this card turned out but I'm going to enter it anyway in two challenges. The first is the Cas Mix Up Card Challenge. The challenge was to use paste or gel, stamping  plus something of your choice.  The other challenge is Shopping Our Stash Think Pink Challenge.

Here is what I created:
I mixed String Gel which had been sitting on the shelf with acrylic paint. I tried to use it for stenciling but alas when I lifted up my stencil the card stock stuck to it. tearing. I then decided to pour the leftover onto card stock. However, I didn't like how that turned out.  I took my wide house paint brush and brushed it over my mess and using the flat of the brush created texture. I then took a rose foam stamp and stamped into the wet mixture.  This left indentations and raised areas. Once it had dried I tried coloring with alcohol markers but the pink didn't really show up and I wasn't happy with the green. I decided to see what would happen with Ken Oliver Liquid Metal being painted on. The Liquid Metal caused the marker to bled but I like the effect it created on the petals.

By the way is you are interested in playing with paste or gel there are some good tutorial on the Cas Mix It Up blog. I will be definitely watching these and trying some of the techniques using paste.

Wishing You Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!