Frugal Scrapper Extraordinaire:)

For those of you who have been following my blog, THANK YOU, I'm still here and as FRUGAL as ever. I'm just expanding my blog title to further reflect my "altered" muse. I'm still the same (sometimes goofy) FRUGAL SCRAPPER that I've always been and will continue to focus on FRUGAL papercrafting projects:)

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Father and Son...ahhhh...and a Little TH...

So far this has been an AMAZINGLY creative weekend for ME:)  And boy does it FEEL GOOD!!  When I visited one of my favorite inspirational sites, I found an AMAZING scrapbook page created for week 9 of Thinking Inking with Jennifer McGuire, link here.  Jennifer is just AMAZING...she does such a WONDERFUL job with VIDEO TUTORIALS.  Jennifer, you ROCK!

So anyway, as the FRUGAL Scrapper Extraordinaire:), I decided to use a minimum of products to sort of replicate Jennifer's project so I could teach it Frugal Scrappin' style:)  I had ALMOST everything I initially wanted to in TRUE Frugal Scrappin' mode, I did have to make a few "2nd choices" so I could truly consider this a Frugal Scrappin' project.

Once I finished, I decided to affectionately call this project "Frugal Scrappin' on Steroids"...there is so much goin' on here that I'm not sure I"ll be able to fit this into a mere 2 hr class...with that in mind, I plan to do it as a 3 hr "Frugal Scrappin +" class, lol...

I'm just SOOOOOOO happy with the outcome!  With each separate "block" of space, a different technique is done...all using a few of my FAVORITE T!m products.  I've used:
  • Distress Inks in Spiced Marmalade, Broken China and just a little Tea Dye
  • Adirondack Pain Dabbers in Sunset Orange and Sailboat Blue
  • Just a little Stickles in icicles
I made these like the common scrapbook page, but will mount them on a 12 x 12 canvas so they can just be hung on the wall.  This one turned out JUST GORGEOUS!  My frugal techniques were:
  • Using some old chipboard alpha letters, pulling off the top layer (the color layer) and painting with the paint dabbers.
  • Using a page out of an old AAA travel book (adhered to a think piece of cardstock for strength)
  • Using a strip of material I've had FOREVER, I painted it over with a paint dabber, pulled a strip of white paper through my Xyron X, and adhered the material (in a "pleated" style) to add texture.  I also frayed the edges to grunge it up a bit.

Now off to see if EA has any class slots availble to teach this "bad boy, lol".

1 comment:

Gloria Stengel said...

This is so fantastic, Lori. And would indeed make an awesome class!