Marie Browning

"Inspiring and honoring creativity"

Blog Hop with the Frugal Crafter! October 24, 2014


This week we are blog hopping with guest designer Lindsay Weirich, also known as the Frugal Crafter! I have a new DoodleDab for you, “Willow in the Wind” done in Autumn hues to accent a card. If you just came from Jennie Garcia’s blog you are on the right track. If not, you may want to start at the beginning here at the Tombow Blog so you are eligible to win the prize!



Here are the step outs for the DoodleDab. Remember to turn the paper so it’s easy to place the teardrop strokes. For the accent on the card I used the colors from the Dual Brush Pen Set, Muted Colors. 


I added color to the photograph using a few matching colors of Irojiten Colored Pencils.


The panels were attached using the Xtreme Adhesive and the photo panel popped up with Foam Tabs. I used my Envelope Punch Board to create a matching envelope. The Xtreme Adhesive is  perfect for constructing the envelope instantly and securely! Don’t forget to add more DoodleDabs to decorate the panel on the envelope!


In order to be qualified to win this amazing prize, a Dual Brush Pen Set, Muted Colors, please comment on each of the designer’s projects. We will announce a winner Monday Oct. 27.

Your next stop is Lindsay’s blog, our guest this week to see what wonderful creation she has for you!


29 Responses to “Blog Hop with the Frugal Crafter!”

  1. karen izzi Says:

    LOVE YOU Marie!! Thanks for the chace to win more Tombows!!

  2. Lovely projects Marie! I really like how you added the colors to the photo, I want to try this! Also, great idea adding more DoodleDabs to decorate the panel on the envelope. 🙂

  3. Thanks, Marie, for this chance to win a set of Tombow markers. I love the card. It gives the sense of a relaxed fall day.

  4. Miranda Says:

    LOVE IT! my grandma used to color her black and white photos with crepe paper or something… IDK. I’d like to try something up to date for some ancestry pages. 🙂

  5. Tonya Hamilton Says:

    How beautiful!! What a creative way to use the markers!
    Thanks for participating in this blog hop!

  6. Bridget Downey Says:

    Gorgeous card! Love it!

  7. Kim Says:

    Lovely card! I really love the wispy leaves, feel so Fall-ish! Great colors!~kim

  8. marylouh Says:

    A fun card. Love the color highlighting. the vines coming in from the side of the card are very pretty.
    thanks for sharing.

  9. Zoe Miliou Says:

    I love this. Its fantastic!

  10. raptruth Says:

    Love this idea of adding color to the photos!

  11. Susan Egan Says:

    Wonderful card I’m going to swing over to your website to see if it’s there with more details. I’d like to see the matching insert better. The willow look and the highlighted photo are great. The motorcycle is really sharp. Is this family photo?

  12. Katrina m Says:

    I love colored black and white images so cool,

  13. Shari Czerwinski Says:

    Wonderful card, can’t believe how fantastic your colored image is!!

  14. Tammy Says:

    I like your card but I like that you colored on the image. That is neat. Love the leaves hanging from the top. It adds a nice touch.

  15. Linda Tupper Says:

    Just lovely projects Marie. Thank you so much for the chance to wih those beautiful Tombow markers.

  16. Jeanie Says:

    Wonderful colors and great card, I love vintage.

  17. Yvonne Irish Says:

    I love this card! I’m definitely going to try the colored photo technique with markers. So happy to have found you through Lindsay!

  18. Dinahsoar Says:

    Hop Hop—from Lindsey’s blog—the ‘funnest’ crafter on the internet. I’d like to win!!! Doodle Dab??? What is that…guess I’ll be hanging around your blog to find out. It’s fun to find new blogs!

  19. Robin B. Says:

    Wow, this card is stunning!! I love the beautiful colors and vintage look.

  20. Violet W. Says:

    Very nice. Blog hopping for the tombow markers.

  21. Regina Says:

    Love how you added color to the old photos. Very pretty.

  22. Eva Says:

    Absolutely stunning! Love what you did with the pics

  23. Desi Says:

    Love, love love this card! Neat use of the pens.

  24. cindyzs/freespiritczs Says:

    cool technique! 🙂 i hope to get a chance to win and use the Tombow Dual Brush markers! thanks for sharing

  25. Kathy T Says:

    Wonderful idea to color the photo. I will try this.

  26. Linda D. Says:

    Wonderful technique and something new to try. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

  27. Wendy Says:

    I am so happy your blog is a part of Lindsay’s hopping with Tombow. I’m excited to try your technique on black and white photos of my grandbabies. Your DoodleDab willows are a perfect addition. What a great idea!

  28. Maria Meade Says:

    Really lovely site! I’m having so much fun hopping from site to site!!! Never fear though, I will definitely be back to browse at a slower pace once I visit everyone’s blog sites.

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