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, July 11, 2010

Studio L3 Challenge:)

I went to the Carson Stamp Show yesterday with my dear friend, Karen and we met some great ladies that are members of a yahoo group called "All Things Tim".  Actually, I believe one of the ladies created the group.  They were very sweet and told me to e-mail them for an invitation to join the group....Thank you, Ladies...I've sent my e-mail and am anxiouxly awaiting your reply:)

Anyway, while I was cruisin' around, I also found this site called Studio L3 where there is an ongoing challenge to use T!m's new "A Compendium of Curiosities" book to complete challenges.  Today's challenge is to use T!m's shabby chic technique...one of OH SO MANY awesome techniques found in his book.

I decided to play along and have completed my project for this challenge:

For detailed instructions on how to do the technique, check out page 49 of the book.  I chose to use the following:

Plain grungeboard for the "bird cage".  I used an espresso paint dabber, then T!m's notepaper stamp with embossing ink.  I used terra cotta embossing powder and once dry went back over with a pool paint dabber.  Then I ran it through my big shot, using T!m's scallop alterations die.  You know me....being the frugal scrapper and all, I just HAD to use the negative cut from the die for the bottom of my "cage".

I covered my grunge page with a snow cap paint dabber, used some of my favorite T!m stamps (frame and floral) with some embossing ink and clear embossing powder.  Over top, I used my citrus paint dabber (and a little pool here and there).

I used sepia archival ink on the bird and branch.  I added one of T!m's mettal keyholes and scraps from my "bird cage" roof to close in the sides.  Once this was done, I spritzed my "new" favorite mist (a mix of water and "pearl" perfect pearls) which gave my cage a nice shiny appearance (hard to see in the picture).

Again, in my typical fashion, I used the key sample from my newly opened hardware findings die, first covering it with my pool paint dabber, then pressing it randomly into embossing ink.  I then added some terra cotta embossing powder to make the key look rusted.

I added a couple of buttons from my stash and a stamped phrase...it's all perspective...is the bird really in the cage or are we?

I had fun playing along...now to go post to the challenge:)

EnJOY:)

Lori McCausland, FSE
I'm just a girl in a mixed media world...


8 comments:

craftytrog said...

This is such a fun & colourful piece Lori!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Lori, it's just gorgeous! What a sweet layout you've created, and yout shabby chic background is picture perfect!

I'm so happy you found both the ATT group (Gloria is the BEST!), and the Compendium Challenge on my blog, too! A new technique posts every Monday, and I very much hope you'll be back for more!

Hugs,
Linda
Studio L3

Jennie said...

Great piece Lori, and did you get any Tim stamps at Carson???? lol
HUgs x

Zoechaos said...

Sounds like you had lots of fun creating this fun piece, looks fab! xx Zoe

Juls said...

wow!!! everything about this is just gorgeous!! Hugs Juls

Angie Hall Haviland said...

BEAUTIFUL Piece, Lori :O) So glad to hear you'll be joining ATT!!

Tracy Evans said...

Lovely creation and very creative, love the colour combination too. Have a lovely evening, Tracy x

Gloria Stengel said...

Awesome! How did you find another crafty gal named Gloria? Do you collect us? hee hee I am happy you and Karen had fun, but so bummed I missed out on going. Maybe next time!