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, February 17, 2013

Inspired Beyond products at Ever After!

I'm am so excited to share some information on some amazing product I was introduced to at the winter CHA show this year.  I had the pleasure of stopping by the Splash of Color booth and played with some amazing mixed media products I hadn't tried before.
Here is a piece I made as a sample for my LSS, Ever After.
After I covered a blank 10 x 8 canvas with yellow acrylic paint, I used a Crafter's Workshop template to add some Viva Modeling Cream. 
It's hard to tell here, but this modeling cream has a pearlized tint to it which is just awesome!  After letting it air dry for a few minutes, I used my Heat It tool for another minute or two to set the modeling cream. 
The really cool thing about this modeling cream is that due the tint, it could have been left as is and still had that "finished" appearance.
Since I also wanted to feature the Inka Gold, I did cover the modeling cream with several colors of Inka Gold in Lava Red, Steel Blue (LOVE this color), Old Silver, Orange and Green/Yellow.
I also covered some old Scrabble tiles with the same colors listed above.  Even though Inka Gold is advertised for use on porous surfaces, I have found that it also works well on the non-porous surfaces I've tried.  The butterflies are metal that I embossed with an embossing folder.
Inka Gold also works well on "raw" wood, as with the ruler I covered with Green/Yellow Inka Gold.
Across the top of the canvas, I wanted to try mixing products so mixed the modeling cream in Champagne with the Inka Gold in Green/Yellow.  I was happy with the color which was a nice mellow sage green.  Using a template from my local office supply store, I was able to create the numbers with a nice amount of height due to the thickness of the stencil.
I then repeated the technique using a Dylusions alpha template which is a thinner template and therefore created texture with less height than the office supply store template.
Ever After Scrapbooks currently has all of the Inka Gold colors listed above in stock as well as Viva Modeling Cream in Champagne and Pearl.
They also have many colors in the NEW Silks Acrylic Glaze.  My next project will definitely include use of the Silks...stay tuned...
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Friday, February 15, 2013

Frosted Designs - Bold Colors

I enjoyed an AWESOME weekend last weekend with some of my favorite scrapping peeps at a weekend retreat.  While I was there I was inspired to make this mixed media project:
I started the weekend out slow by making some cards and then this piece "spoke" to me.  I used many of the mixed media/altered art stamps in my stash along with some new products that some of my peeps brought with them.
This went so well with the F\Frosted Designs challenge this week.  I'm so happy with how it turned out.  I hope you are inspired to participate in the Frosted Designs challenge this week.  It's all about BOLD COLORS.
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Friday, February 1, 2013

Frosted Designs and a bit of LOVE:)

Our Fabulous Friday challenge over at Frosted Designs is all about LOVE this week.  With Valentine's Day right around the corner, what an appropriate theme, right?
I had so much fun making this project and am so happy to share it with you now.  I used some embossing folders to create the square metal pieces in the background on this canvas project.  I then added the heart and a few embellies to the canvas, along with a quote that just "spoke" to me (as many do)...
I just LOVE this quote!
I hope this project inspires you to make a project filled with LOVE:)
Happy Creating!
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