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:)

Monday, July 5, 2010

Can I say....WOW!?!?!?!!

O.k., fellow scrappers...I know I'm a bit late onto the "ATC Cards" band wagon...and I have to say, I still don't see myself trading them, but using the size of an ATC card as a mini canvas....can I just say WOW????

Now most of you know I'm my own worst enemy when it comes to promoting my artistic talents. but I have to change that today...I have had the MOST AMAZINGLY creative weekend!  My favorite scrapbook store in the WHOLE world (o.k., I'm probably living a sheltered life here), but it's my FAVORITE scrapbook store that I FREQUENT more than I care to admit, lol, is becoming quite the spot to buy all things T!m....hee hee...I just giggle with glee when I am able to buy my T!m products at my favorite store.

Anyway, I decided to make some samples of the amazing things you can create using T!m's products...I'm taking this master piece over to the store today, so if you're in the area, stop by and see it in person.  It turned out SO AWESOME!  Thanks, T!m for making so many amazing products, and thank you, Ever After for carrying them.

So....are you ready for the REVEAL?????  Huh, huh?????

Drum roll, please.................

This is my own variety of the artist trays that are so popular these days.  I ABSOLUTELY LOVE those artist trays, but in my "true" frugal scrappin' style...they are a bit more than I typically spend on my art "canvas" what's a frugal scrapper to do, you ask??????

Well, first you start with a 12 x 12 stretched canvas (I got this one at Blick for less than $6)...then I whip out my trusty black acrylic paint and I go to town...cover it all, crafters...don't leave a spot unpainted....then the hard part...let it dry...

Then start creating...just think, in less time than I could have with a larger art surface, I created 11 mini pieces of art!  I started out with each "canvas" being 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches.

I then backed them...some with cardstock, some with grungeboard, some with corregated cardboard.  All are 2 3/4 x 3 3/4 inches.  All are altered with either distress inks or paint dabbers...or both.

I used the following products on this project:

Tim Holz/Ranger/Stampers Anonymous:  Distress inks, archival ink, distress ink blending tool, many of T!m's stamps (and Studio 490 stamps, too), adirondack paint dabbers, textured grungeboard, adirondack embossing powder.

Paper:  Bazzill cardstock, Prima pp, Little Yellow Bicycle pp, BoBunny pp.

Other random items:  Rhinestones, fibers, ribbon, buttons, brads, metal letters, aluminum foil, staz on ink, flowers, corregated cardboard, match book box.

Another great thing about this project is that I also fulfilled a challenge for the TNT Challenge Club at Ever After....TNT's fearless leader, Jacquie is on vacation right now, so I will be the "guest leader" for the July meeting on July 13th.  Come on in and join us...I'll have this project there to share.

O.k., now I don't normally do this, but I'm off to e-mail T!m to show him this AMAZING project.  Whoo hoo!  Have I said I LOVE working with T!m products lately???

Have a tremendously creative day~

Lori McCausland, FSE


tim holtz said...

well i'll be first to comment here and say bravo! love the colors, various styles, and finished look of each ATC you've created. that's what makes these so fun is their individuality. thanks for sharing your talents with all of us... t!m

Gloria Stengel said...

GASP! Lori! This is amazing! I so love it! Love the colors and all the details. I can't wait to see it in person! Looking forward to seeing you on the 13th! wooohoooo! And lady, toot that horn! Tood it loud!

Teresa Jaye said...

It is absolutely AWESOME!
Love all of the colors and finishes and how they come together so beautifully on the canvas.
It's beyond toot-worthy!

Terri said...

Stunning work!
I enjoy ATC's as they give you a chance to experiment on a mini scale

Juls said...

such a stunning and creative collection! Love it!! Hugs Juls