Saturday, March 18, 2017

3 X Designer Paper Hiding In My Craft Room Challenge

Hi everyone today I have two cards using three different designer papers. I just happened to have a pad which I won't admit to how long I've had and never used any of the papers. Then just this month a friend gave me a couple of designer papers.

This week the challenge is being sponsored by Oddball Art which provided the image I used.


One lucky person will get 2 images. I encourage you to get out your designer papers or create your own and join in the challenge over at Hiding In My Craft Room.


For  this card I cut the fairy out leaving the top and bottom intact so that I could pop her out. Leaving the quote still attached to my print.  After cutting I decided I didn't like all the white showing. So I decided to cut a strip of the floral to put through the slit. I also made a slit on the top paper to cover all but the hair. I didn't have enough of the brown strip to go all the way across  But I think it works as it looks like there is a step. I used foam dots to help her look up. I colored her with pencils. The glitter paint I used on the wings didn't show up. Probably because it is so old. 

The three papers used are from Once Upon A Time by DCWV. I love how all three papers worked.


A friend gave me a fun pack of Light Bright by Colorbok designer paper. I had fun figuring how to create the background using two of the papers.  It reminded me of the fun I had playing with the wooden tangram pieces as a child. I had wanted to use all three papers in my background but couldn't figure out how to have it come out right so decided to use the third piece as a mat. Image was colored with pencils and Stickles. It was fun doing a different type of background.

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


Saturday, March 11, 2017

Super Scraps Saturday Challenge



Hi everyone today is another Super Scraps Saturday over at Hiding In My Craft room. The sponsor of this challenge is a company that is new to me Digital Delights. The winner of this challenge will receive a $5 gift certificate. Remember you can't win if you don't enter.










Drum roll please as here is my inspiration piece.



 I will confess that I have pattern card stock which for years has been gathering dust. This particular piece I felt like the pattern was too large for a card. However, I decided to pull it out and play to see how it would work cutting out a fold and tuck embellishment.  After I cut out my embellishment I decided to see if a piece would work for a background with the section with words cut off.

My bunny is an image from Digital Delights. I found a scrap of card stock which I had dyed with coffee playing around.  I also printed the image on a scrap of muslin.

I cut the baseball hat out of the muslin and then colored with a fabric marker. I then took a white gel pen and went over the print lines. For some reason the marker color bled into the white while I was tracing over the printed lines. I also used the white gel pen for the dot in the eyes and for the teeth.

For the nose and pads of the feet I used Black Imagine Craft Radiant Neon Amplify. I also used yellow for the center of the flower. Before heating the center of the flower I took a paint brush and pounced it up and down in the wet medium. The rest of the flower, stem and leaves were colored using Tulip fabric paint.

I cut out the bunny and pop dotted onto the fold and tuck piece. Then came the playing with scraps for using as a mat so that the focal piece didn't melt into the background. I felt like the black made the bunny pop and I am drowning in black scraps. Then it was a matter of deciding how the black scrap was going to be placed. I decided that I liked it best place on the diagonal.

For those who are wondering how to print on fabric or scraps. It is really easy. If I'm not sure where the image is going to print I'll print first on copy paper. Then it is a matter of either taking low tack tape and taping your scrap or fabric over the printed area on the copy paper. Or spraying with a re-positional adhesive your fabric or scrap. I use the re-positional adhesive when I'm printing text on ribbon or binding. If you are using tape just make sure it is not where the printer is going to print. For both my laser and my ink jet printer I load with fabric or scraps face down in the drawer. Your printer may work differently.

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





Saturday, March 4, 2017

Spring Colors Challenge

Hi everyone I wish I could say Spring is here but alas Winter has not released her hold yet. The challenge this week over at Hiding In My Craft Room is to use Spring Colors. When I think of Spring colors I think of the purples and yellows of crocuses. As well as the pink of tulips.

The sponsor this week is A Day For Daisies. One lucky winner will win a $12 gift certificate.

 I was allowed to pick one image so with thoughts of Spring I went with "Flowers In My Garden".  When I saw this image for a moment I was once again a young girl picking flowers from my own flower garden. I was allotted a small area by the garage to plant flowers in. It was my responsibility to keep it watered and weeded. For some reason it was different doing the weeding in my own plot.



Brusho Colour Crystals have been gathering dust lately so I thought it was time to use them. I sprayed wet my card stock and then sprinkled my pigment powders. then I sprinkled sea salt while the paper was still wet. I love how my background turned out. Although I brushed the salt off when it was dry I had some places where the salt was embedded into the paper. I like the texture it added.

My mat is a scrap of foil wrapping paper. If you look closely you may see the bumps from the salt which for some reason would not brush off.. It frustrates family and friends because I open packages so carefully so I can reuse the paper.


While re-organizing my paper sorter I found a pad of vellum tracing paper. I won't admit to how long I've had it. Let's just say my son was still in school and leave it at that. LOL! I decided to see if I could print on the transfer paper. I was pleased the way it turned out and the tracing paper was heavy enough I did not need to tape it down to copy paper.

My image was colored with color pencils. I did color the dress and the small purple flowers on the back in order to soften the colors. I love the way it turned out.

I found a couple of weeks ago at a thrift store some metallic photo corners so I bought the package. The white corners are actually pearl. Since adhesive would show and I decided to not use some small flower beads I have at the corner the photo corners work.

I like this image so well I decided to see about printing it on an unused dryer sheet. I bought a box but didn't like the scent so finding ways to use the sheets in crafts. Here is the image used on an altered board book I'm working on.

It was fun to experiment with the printing of a dryer sheet and coloring with pencils.

That is all for now. Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting!