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LAYOUT: Snow Angel using XL Brackets Shape

ClearScraps XL shapes are so great to alter and decorate for scrapbook layouts.  On this layout featuring my daughter, I felt like the XL Bracket shape mimicked a snow angel 'wing', so I placed it to one side of the photograph.

I took the ClearScraps XL Parentheses shape and sprayed it liberally on the back with Glimmer Mist in the Frosty Nights color.

Once that was dry, I flipped it over and stamped it with snowflakes, first with a Pearl Paint Dabber and then detail stamped with an Eggplant Paint Dabber.  These shapes are then outlined with two colors of Stickles glitter glue. 

Finally I went around the entire shape edge with a Silver Metallic Paint Dabber.

For the rest of the layout, I used Jenni Bowlin for the background paper. With a Prima Paintables clear overlay, colored with EKS Painty pens in Ice Princess, White, and Iris.

The journaling tag made using 'bandanna' technique with Distress Ink and white gel pen.  I added hand-written journaling on vellum cut to size. 

Here is a closeup of the details.

I sponged through the reverse side of the 'Dottie Ann' pattern of Magic Mesh with a Snow Cap Paint Dabber.

Then I sponged Pearl Paint Dabber and a smidgeon of Stickles onto the AC Thickers letters. 

Last, I adhered silver Magic Mesh and dotted it here and there with snowflake gems.

I love how this layout turned out, and especially enjoyed the flexibility of working with the acrylic shape.  It added a wonderful shine and sparkle as well as an ethereal feel to the overall look of the layout.

Sally Lynn MacDonald
Design Team Member for Clearscraps


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Beautiful Sally Lynn ... as usual! Love the colors, love the texture, love it all!
Thanks for sharing.


Gorgeous layout! I love the colors and textures.

Amy B.

Love the textures, Sally Lynn! Looks fabulous!

Stine Byager

Amazing LO, sooo much to look at I mean soo many details. GREAT WORK !

Stine Byager

Amazing LO, sooo much to look at I mean soo many details. GREAT WORK !


Very pretty, and a great idea! :-)


I love what you did with the parentheses- I haven't known what to do with some of my clear pieces so seeing some things I can do helps.

Jenn L

wow Sally Lynn....this is just gorgeous! may have to buy myself some clear scraps now :)


beautiful layout!! love what you did with the bracket......looks sooo cool!!!


Sooo much detail, Sally! This is absolutely beautiful!!! Love all the different techniques you used on the bracket!

Tracy Campbell

WOW! This is gorgeous! I will be on the prowl for some Magic Mesh now! I have never seen it before but I love it and I already know so many layouts I could use some on! I loved how you used the Glimmer Mist on the Clear Scraps also! I am becoming a Glimmer Mist queen lately :) I use it on anything that stands still long enough LOL!

Jennifer Priest

Wow--love all the layers and texture!!

voodoo vixen

This is stunning, I can see that I am going to have to get hold of some glimmer mists now... the colours are gorgeous and I love the title lettering too!

Karen S

I love the layout, you do awesome work.

Linda B

This looks great! and something I might be able to actually some point, when time permits,excuses, excuses. I would love to win the album too

sue wisniewski

Sally Lynn what a great layout! Very creative!


What an awesome layout.

Stephanie McNeilly

Beautiful! I'm amazed at how you can use so many different techniques and blend them together without it looking disjointed. I, too, love the glimmer mists and will have to get some.

Linda Hofacker

What a great picture first of all - and the layout with that XL bracket is amazing! Your techniques are always "WOW"! Thanks for sharing!

Linda aka Mommaho


I just loved the detail and the coloring of the page. Thank you for sharing it.


Beautiful!! Love how you used the brackets!

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