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:)

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Frosted Designs - Fabric

I have to tell you, I'm so bummed to say I've been in a creative funk for a few weeks now...I really WANT to create great ART, but my creativity brain is just not working right now...MAYBE it's because I've been so busy at my day job, huh?  My banker brain has just been squeezing the air out of my creativity brain...{BIG sigh...}

Anyway, I wanted to play around with some of my "new" toys and have been trying to incorporate these new items into my ART, so want to show you what I've come up with so far...
I do have to say, I'm really happy with the way it's turning out, but I know it has room to GROW and is not complete yet...I wanted to share it anyway since I do want to have my Fabulous Friday project available to share...I did have alot of fun incorporating fabric into my project which is our challenge for this week over at the Frosted Designs Blog.

I used a piece of fabric from an old pair of cream colored Docker shorts my husband was going to toss away.  I used some turquoise, green and lime dylusions sprays, some mod podge, some stamps and some rub-on's on it.  It turned into that really cool diagonally placed rectangle shape behind my artsy girl.  Isn't it really cool?

I used a second piece of fabric I've probably had in my stash for about 10 years...NO KIDDING!  I made my artsy girl's skirt out of it.

The mod podge really stiffened the fabric and made it very easy to work with.

I also used some of my new WOW embossing powders...just LOVE those bold colors.  I also added some awesome papers from old books, maps, etc that my dear friend Teresa Jaye sent me a while back to complete the background on this project.  Thank you, Teresa!

Now all I need is to get my mojo back and think of some really schnazzy quote for this piece...I'm trying to tell a story with this piece that says this artsy girl found her voice through her music...I'll post it again once I've decided on what to "say".

Now hop on over to Frosted Designs and get inspired with Fabric:)

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LittleSunday said...

This is soooooo beautiful! Love the colors, the fabric, the theme, and the story... Bravo!!!!

Lori Apgar said...

Lori ~ this is gorgeous!!! Love the background as well as the little girl!!

Jacquie Southas said...

Love this Lori - the colors are bold & bright & the fabric on her skirt is great - super textures!

Jacquie Southas said...

Love this Lori - the colors are bold & bright & the fabric on her skirt is great - super textures!

Sonia said...

Hi Lori
Absolutely BEAUTIFUL creation! Love it!~ Great JOB!~

Gloria Stengel said...

Ok, this is really art! I love the layering you achieved with inks and stamps and mediums! Plus, you used old stuff from your stash with NEW stuff. You are amazing!

Teresa Jaye said...

AWWW! she's adorable! Her hair is awesome and I love the background. Oh yes, that skirt fabric is vintage for sure - she looks cute in it! I hope that working on her gives your creative mojo a jump start!

Karen T said...

You're getting your 'MoJo' on pretty well Lori! very very fun and 'artsy' too!

CraftyGirl said...

Oh my word... this is what you create when your mojo leaves?!! I couldn't make this on a day when my mojo was going strong!! This is amazing!! I love the layers and the colors! You did a great job with the skirt and I absolutely adore the hair!! Beautiful work!!

barb :)

Liva said...

This is one totally awesome collage! And the girl is adorable.
Liva ❤