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:)

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Today she becomes...

Happy New Year everyone out in blogland!

It's been a while since I've had time to create, so today is the first day of the NEW YEAR that I've been able to just chill 'n create:)

I've been meaning to start a scrapbook for Dan and Steph (my son and daugher-in-law), but just wasn't able to find the time to sit and get it started...then I saw a great SKETCH CHALLENGE over at the NEW CropStop Challenge Blog.  I'm VERY excited for them.  They have created an AMAZINGLY creative blog that I think is just BEAUTIFUL!

The first challenge on their new blog is a sketch challenge.  I had printed a kind of artistic picture from the wedding and was looking for the PERFECT opportunity to use it in a layout.  Well, the CropStop sketch definitely SPOKE to ME.  Of course, my finished projects always end up being very LOOSELY based on the sketch, since once I get started, my creativity just takes on a mind of it's own...

Let's start with the sketch:

My good friend, Gloria designed this sketch and I love the's not overdone and allows you to run with it and make it your own...GREAT JOB, Gloria:)

Here's my take on it:

I had seen this "artistic" take on a photo a while back and really liked it.  I was so happy to be able to use this frugal foto in my layout for this fact I think this is the first actual layout I've done in months!

I used some of my Basic Grey Capella paper pack along with some of the diecut shapes from the same line.  I added some bling from Prima and some ribbon and lace from my stash.  Of course, I had to add a bit of "grunge" so I used some bubble wrap and my Espresso paint dabber to add some texture.  I also outlined the photo and all of the paper mats with the same paint dabber....oh, and the blue paper????  from one of my Tim Holtz paper packs:)


Lori, FSE:)


Veronica said...

fantastic.... it really is beautiful...Gloria always has great sketches.

Gloria Stengel said...

This is beautiful, Lori. I love the photo! And the use of lace! Well done. And thanks for loving my sketch! hee hee

Juls said...

such a gorgeous gorgeous page!!!! Your photo is beautiful all the swirls of gems....

for a min, I thought we might have been at the same wedding, my friends Daniel macausland and steph got marriied last year.....but not in September!!! LOL!!!!

such a beautiful way of bringing your memories of a special day back to life!

Hugs Juls

Vicki said...

What a beautiful layout! Love the how you divided the photo. Lovely papers and details. Thanks for playing along with our sketch challenge!

Anonymous said...

Wow ! What a page ! You page almost tells a story of the day ! Love the colors and the theme related "Today I become" and how you connect with all the wedding elements. Very beautiful.

Robin said...

Very nice!!!

Teresa Jaye said...

Wow, Lori that is just so very beautiful. Love the texturing with the bubble wrap!