Saturday, April 29, 2017

Freestyle Saturday Playful Pup

Yeah! It is Freestyle Saturday challenge over at Hiding In My Craft Room. I love the 5th Saturday as although I have to use an image if provided I can do my thing. When I saw the Playful Pup image from Sweet N Sassy I knew I wanted to do a mixed media canvas with it. One lucky person will win three digital images from Sweet N Sassy . Sweet N Sassy also carries clear stamps and dies.


For the canvas board I placed adhesive letters to form the word and then sponged on acrylic paint. When the paint was dry I removed the letters and outlined with a gel pen. I used a stencil with gold paste on part of the board.

I decided to experiment so the brown panel was created using gesso and white tissue paper.  After I embedded crumpled tissue paper into the gesso I applied more gesso over the tissue paper. After it was dry  I painted it with acrylic paint. The tissue paper extended over the scrap of card stock so I tore the tissue paper off leaving a ragged edge.

I took a scrap of muslin and  coated it with a mixture of gesso and blue acrylic paint. I didn't mix the paint thoroughly with the gesso giving me the variations of colors.

The sun and butterfly were cut out of a scrap. I painted the sun with glitter glue an did the dots on the butterfly with glitter glue.

The playful pup image was printed on patty paper. Then colored with pencils and cut out. I used my Creative Station machine to adhere adhesive.

I took a scrap of burlap and painted it with acrylic paint for the grass. When the paint was dry I stitched it on the fabric and then stitched on flower beads that were in my stash. The gesso mixture made the fabric stiff so it was difficult to sew on it.

I brushed mod podge with a brush over the brown panel and then attached the fabric panel. Mod podge since I don't have gel medium was also used to adhere the panel to the canvas.

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




Saturday, April 22, 2017

Any Holiday Challenge

Hi everyone it is the 4th Saturday of the month which means another Any Holiday challenge over at Hiding In My Craft Room. This week the sponsor is The Paper Shelter. One lucky person will receive a $15 gift certificate.

I did two projects using one of the digital papers for a scrapbook page and the color gardener image. The gardener image also comes in black and white if you would like to color your own. I think she is so sweet.


When it gets close to Mother's day my thoughts turn to my Mother. This wedding picture of her is my favorite one.  Since I'm putting together a small 5 x 7 album for family I thought this would be the perfect time to put together a page. On the back I will place information about my mother before laminating the page.

Except for the coffee dyed copy paper lace everything was done in Silhouette Designer Studio. It was so easy to add the oval of my mother to the digital paper by Paper Shelter. As well as to design the banner and sentiment tag. Edging the elements after they were cut out with Distress ink and a quick scrapbook page was put together.



Yeah! I figured out how to use Sizzix texture plates with the Cut n' Boss embossing machine. Following the directions which came with the plates did not work at all. I'm not even sure the texture plates are sold anymore. But happy to know I can use the set I own with my embossing machine. Since the embossing was crisper with damp paper I went ahead and wet my card stock and sprinkled turquoise and red Brusho Crystal Colours before running through the embossing machine.

Using Silhouette Designer Edition I placed the Colored Gardener in a frame and filled the frame with color.  I then added a small external offset to give me a white border. I had the machine just cut around the shape instead of cutting out all the details.

By the way remember even if you don't have a Silhouette machine you can use the free software for putting things together and printing out.

For this card I'm putting a Mother's Day sentiment inside and a friend can mail it to his mother. She has a shoe box full of my cards which I've sent her over a decade now.

I hope you will join in this week's challenge. Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Tic Tac Toe Challenge

Hi everyone this week Hiding In My Craft Room has a fun challenge. It is to create your project using the items on a tic tac toe grid. Here is the grid.
The challenge is sponsored by .StarStampz They will be giving two images to the lucky winner Here are two of my cards using the Spring Bumblebee image they so generously provided the design team.


The striped embossed background is a retired Sizzix embossing folder. It was colored by sponging on Liquid Metal

The scallop border is from a die by Craftwell.


 The image is colored using Crayola and Tulip glitter markers.

I had a lot of fun with this card. The background is embossed photo paper. After embossing with my folder I got the photo paper wet and sprinkled yellow pigment powder and drops of Amber Fossil reinker.  After I got the look I liked I let it dry. Then I brushed on Walnut gel stain and then wiped part of it off.

I used a Sizzix die to cut my flowers out of an old dictionary page.

I brushed Stickles on the image background and colored with pencils the image.

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