Friday, February 27, 2009

3rd Frugal Scrapper LO - Hiding in Mommy's Closet

As if 2 LOs for Prima's Frugal Challenge isn't enough, I just had to try and see if I can still use other Prima packagings for the challenge. This time I used a Prima Say It In Crystals paper packaging for the polka-dot paper in the middle, plus the Prima Viola felt design and its backing. I cut the Viola in half lengthwise so that the black felt was separated into two. Then I used the backing of the Viola, cut it lengthwise as well, then used spray mount to stick them. By sticking together a half Viola felt and a half Viola backing, I was able to make a very interesting patterned background on my plain white cardstock. I also hid part of the title "HIDING" with the white lace ribbon, trimmed it with black cotton thread for more ooomph, then placed the "D" on top of it, just for fun.

I'm really glad I did this challenge. I just wanted to prove to myself that using unconventional materials for scrapbooking can really be done. Of course, making 3 LOs just for this challenge is a feat in itself.

Journal: Hiding in Mommy's closet is so much fun but only if I am found.

Materials: Prima packaging: Say It in Crystals cardboard, Viola adhesive backing. Bazzill white cs, Prima Viola Die-cut Art Strips cut in half lengthwise; Thickers Shoebox alphas; Prima flowers grey; Carolina's white ribbon; misc. black cotton thread; StazOn white and black; VersaCraft 182 real black, Pigma micron 05 pen black. Stamp used: Prima Dreamer.

Techniques used: stamping, rubbing walnut ink, distressing sides of LO, inking alphas, sewing black thread through white ribbon, handwritten journal, sepia photo.

1 comment:

CraftFairy said...

Very creative, indeed! Now that's what "scrapping" is all about - using scraps.