Saturday, August 19, 2017

Reading Is Beary Awesome

HI everyone it is the third Saturday of the month which means it is time for either a theme or technique challenge. As I write this the challenge has not been totally decided since we had a problem getting the images. Originally it was going to be Back To School and when the challenge goes live it may well be since many of us worked with the images we already had from the sponsor with that theme in mind. Also this week we did get the images.Thankfully I had left a space in my project just in case I got the images.

Details about the challenge can be found here:
Hiding In My Craft Room

This week the sponsor is Melonheadz. The giveaway for this challenge is a bundle in either precolored or black and white.


When I was thinking of school I was thinking about the importance of reading. In fact reading was so important to me that I spent a whole summer teaching my younger sister who was struggling how to read. I must have been successful because today she enjoys reading just as much as I still do. Some women are not to be trusted with a credit card for me I can't be trusted with a library card since there is no limit on how many books I can check out. LOL! Right now I only have ten items checked out and two of those are DVD's. For me this is a small amount. O.K. enough yakking. On to my project. I hope the library staff will like this card.


Bookcase is free clipart I found online. The bear here on the front and inside is from the Bears Colored collection. The word "read" is not included in the set. After cutting out the bear I pop dotted him on the front.


I added "Reading is" to the beary awesome which is part of the collection.  The bear does not come with the Reading Room image which I also found online. The boy is from the Library Line Art collection. The line art is black and white. Of course I had fun coloring him.  The background from pattern paper in my stash. Also the alphabet washi tape used to cover the folds is from my stash. It is by Studio G.

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

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!