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 Howdy,

It's Sandy Diller here with you today - I am so thrilled to be joining the Clear Scraps Design Team.   I am sharing my first post where I am also celebrating my home state of Arizona.  I love the desert and all the sunshine that we have here - so why not show it?

 
In my spare time I like to color, it's fun and relaxing. I have ended up with a large collection of colored images so all I need to do is find the right ones and add them to my frame. I love to use colored pencils, which is what I've done here.  For the nail heads around the frame I simply removed the prongs from some brads and glued them to the frame.

I began by using the Small Rectangles Printer Tray Frame from Clear Scraps.
 
 
I wanted my panels to be extra deep so I stacked all three pieces up and glued them together.  Once glue was dry I added a coat of gesso as a base to insure that my paint color would be true.
 
 
I used a great copper color on the frame - Arizona is known for copper so I thought it was the perfect color.  After the paint was dry I began adding my panels.  I used the 4x6 Sunrise Stencil from Clear Scraps to depict the sunshine. 
 
 
After filling in some of the panels with my colored images I added stickers to finish telling the story.  I have one more thing to add and that is the acrylic panel to cover the entire thing.  I wanted to take the photos before adding the panel to avoid the glare.  The nail heads are placed on the frame temporarily so I will pop them off, add the acrylic and replace the nail heads.
 

I will remove the protective coating on both sides of the acrylic before placing it on my frame.

Thank you so much for joining me today.

See you soon,


 

Other supplies used:  Copper Paint, Brads, Stickers, Terry Madaris Art Stamps, Prismacolor Pencils


Clear Scraps XL Wood Gnome--Lucky Leprechaun

Hi there everyone!!  Laura here to share a little St. Patrick's Day

decor piece with you!  Who loves a cute leprechaun?!!

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This is created using the Clear Scraps XL Wood Gnome (#1 version).

These guys are so versatile!  And I love that you can glue them into

the base OR you can leave them so you can pull the it out of the base

and store it flat!  I could see having a whole little collection of these

cuties for all the different holidays!!  They are simple to create too!

You can use paper, paint, stencils, all sorts of options.  I used a mix

of paper and paint for this cutie.  The beard is a great place to start!

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I thought I'd share the layering process I used to create

the beard.  It starts with just a base of orange paint.

Next up was to start to add some depth and texture.

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I used streaks of brown paint.  Looks kinda terrible right?!

This is just lightly brushed on to create streaks, and then

painted over in another lighter orange.  I keep playing with

the blend adding a little here and there until I get a look I like.

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I love the nice color variations in here!  And then

to the rest of the project--I painted the body/outfit

green, shoes black, and the little nose and hands a

softy peachy color.  I used distress ink in either brown

or black around all the edges.  The hat and the top of

the base were traced and cut out of paper.  I added a

few simple touches using stickers, and enamel dots,

and also one of the Clear Scraps Shakers!

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It's the perfect size for the gnome to hold!  It's the Mini Shaker

Mason Jar and it's just painted and decorated with a few

stickers, sequins and a little bow to finish it off.

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hope this

project inspires you to make your own little

lucky leprechaun!  Happy St. Patty's!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  XL Wood Gnome 1, Mini Shaker Mason Jar

Other:  Acrylic paint-green, orange, brown, gray, black,

Distress Ink-Vintage Photo and Black Soot,

sequins, ribbon, twine, glue, foam tape, enamel dots,

Doodlebug Lot's o' Luck paper and stickers.

 


Princess Album

Hello Crafty Friends!

I'm Dana and I'm back on the Clear Scraps blog with a Victorian style mini album. I think creating mini albums are a great way to showcase your own crafting style! I'll be using Clear Scraps 8x8 chipboard album Click Here  for my project today. Along with Stamperia Princess collection. 

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All our base papers will measure 8x8. Make sure to punch all your holes along the edge before gluing. Adhere your coordinating papers onto the cover, back and all inside pages.  I'm using a variety of papers from both the 8x8 and 12x12 paper pads. I would suggest having two 8x8 pads if that's the only size you want to use. I recommend using a strong permanent glue like Beacon 3 in 1. I also will be inking all my fussy cut elements with Knotted Wood chalk ink.

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Front Cover:  I fussy cut out one of the princess images and Princess sentiment. I adhered my sentiment and to the top of my page using foam dots. My Princess image was adhered to my front cover with foam dots. This adds dimension to your project. Then I glued one set of the chipboard sticker doors at the bottom right side. Then glued acouple gems to resemble door knobs. I applied some mini pearls and gems to the crown chipboard piece and adhered it at the top of my sentiment. I like adding alittle Stickles glitter to the sleeve of her cape. 

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Page 1: (inside cover) I cut a 8x4 paper and created a pocket. I glued a piece of lace at the top edge along a string of pearls. I fussy cut another doll, envelope and journaling card from the paper pack. I adhered a gem to the top of my corset journaling card. Tuck these inside the pocket. I fussy cut a sentiment, and rose frame element and adhered with foam dots onto my pocket. Then I added a chipboard sticker picture frame at the top of my page.  Foam dots were applied to the top frame piece with the lady image. 

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Page 2: I left this page blank because I couldn't bear to cover up this pretty paper! But you could add a photo mat and photo if you prefer.

Page 3: I fussycut out one of the curtain and valance from my 8x8 pad. Inked the edges and added foam dots to the back before adhering to my page. I also glued one of the chipboard pictures on the wall. I cut out the dressform images from my 8x8 pad. Then using Clear Scraps Chipboard Dressform shape Click Here I painted the top portion and the stand at the bottom with some Rose Gold acrylic paint. Let dry. Then glue your Dressform image to the chipboard piece. Adding some foam dots on the back of your chipboard Dressform piece, adds depth and dimension. I glued a crystal gem at the top. And Stickles glitter to the beaded necklace. This adds some nice sparkle!

Page 4: Cut out another journaling card and score 1/2 inch at the top to make a flip up page. Then adhere at the top. You can add photos underneath and on the reverse side of your flip page. I adhered another gem on the top of my corset. Then finish by adhered 3 sentiment chipboard stickers on the right side.

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Page 5: I took 2 of the feather chipboard stickers and one of the ink bottles and adhered over my matching images on my base paper. The other pink ink bottle, I fussy cut from one of my papers and adhered with foam dots onto the matching image. Then I glued a chipboard letter sticker on the left.

Page 6: I cut out one of the door images. Using my x-acto knife I cut around the door. Then carefully glued it on my page. I added acouple brown gems to resemble door knobs. Inside the doors, I added a Princess chipboard sentiment and one of the dolls. Then to finish my page, I added some Dazzle  stickers to all four corners of my page. Then glued acouple chipboard diecut hearts on both sides of my door. 

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Page 7: I cut a paper at 4 & 1/2 x 8 inches. Scored 1/2 inch at the right. And adhered on the right side of my page. I fussy cut a portrait of the lady, inked the edges. And adhered with foam dots in the middle of my flip page. I glued a flower at the top. You can easily add 2 photos underneath your flip page, and one on the back. 

Page 8: For my last page, I fussy cut the vanity, and doll. I adhered them on my page using foam dots. I adhered a umbrella diecut sticker under my dolls hand so she appears to be holding the umbrella. Then add another sentiment at the upper right corner.

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To finish my album, I tied some light blue ribbons through the holes and tied them into a bow!

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Here's are a few close-ups!

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I hope I have inspired you to want to create ypur own album. Clear Scraps has a wide variety of albums to chose from. Check out the Clear Scraps website Click Here

Thank you for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! Can't wait to see what you create! Until we meet again. Happy Crafting! 

Dana

Other Supplies used: Stamperia Princess Collection, paper trimmer, xacto knife, scoring board, Prima chalk Ink- knotted wood, Gems, Stickles glitter Diamond, 3 in 1 Beacon Glue, foam dots, pearls. 


Lucky Top Hat Shaker Card

Hola,

Tami here on the Clear Scraps Blog today with a project to share.

Spring is has not officially arrived, but here in Texas, the green is definitely springing out! You can find it in the trees starting to bud, the fresh new leaves on bushes and new plants and flowers of all sorts popping up. Green is one of my favorite colors - LIME GREEN - to be specific! So I particularly enjoy spring with all the myriad of shades of green it brings.

St. Patrick's Day is a celebration of the color green, and decor comes in all shades from deep forest green to light springy green. It is one of the few holidays that focuses almost entirely on one color. 

Creating projects St. Patrick's Day is enjoyable for me as I get to play with my favorite color! There is plenty of my fave lime on this cute shaker card that features the NeW Top Hat Shaker...

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I covered the base of the shaker with 2 different patterned papers and painted the top layer of the shaker dark lime green. Next I filled the shaker with several different types of green filler...

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Don't forget to remove the protective film from the acrylic part of the shaker when assembling.

I thought the hat needed a little somethin' so I added a few stickers, a feather and rhinestone to the bottom left...

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I had a lime green card base and used a corner rounder on the top right corner. I also rounded the top of the patterned paper that is behind the shaker. A few added stickers finished off the card.

Clear Scraps has lots of different shakers, including some brand NeW ones! You can view them here: Clear Scraps Shakers

SUPPLIES:
Clear Scraps: Top Hat Shaker

Other: Reminisce: Papers and Stickers, Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry, Feather, Card Base, Dark Lime Green Paint and Assorted Green Filler

 


Bee + Hive Shaker Pallet

Hello everyone! It's Jennifer here on the blog to share some new Clear Scraps products with you today!  I created a home decor project using two of the new Mini Shaker Shapes and one of the Mixer Stencils! And I'm going to show you the techniques I used! 

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First, I began with the Rectangle 12x10 Medium DIY Pallet Shape and gave it a good coat of black acrylic paint. 

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Once my paint was dry, I secured the 5x9 Circle Dots Mixer Stencil to the top edge of my pallet. I then applied modeling paste with a spatula not being concerned about it being perfect.  I  picked up my stencil and applied modeling paste a third of the way down. 

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Once my modeling paste was dry, I used Distress Oxide Ink in yellow and applied it with a blending brush (again not worrying about the coloring being perfect). 

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I flipped over my stencil to use the smaller dots and applied heavy acrylic paint in turquoise as shown. 

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While my paint was drying, I went to work on my shakers.  For both the Bee Mini Shaker and Beehive Mini Shaker, I covered the base chipboard with patterned paper.  I cut away excess paper with scissors and my x-acto knife followed by using my sanding tool. 

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For the top chipboard frames, I used chalk paint in patina and yellow acrylic paint respectively.  For the bee, I added a layer of Metallic Guilded Paste in Gold because I did not like how the yellow paint looked. 

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For each shaker, I added sequins and small beads and affixed each to my pallet using my Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive.   Here are close ups of each! 

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I added die cut ephemera and stickers around my frame as well as added small brads to accent. 

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Here is a close up of the stencil effect with paint and modeling paste.  

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Thank you for stopping by the blog today! You can see all the new releases by Clear Scraps by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used:  patterned paper, die cut ephemera, stickers, brads, chipboard frame: Simple Stories; adhesive: Beacon, Tombow, Thermoweb; paint: DecoArt, FolkArt, Dina Wakely, Creative Impression; metal clip: Tim Holtz; sequins:  Teresa Collins Designs, Pinkfresh Studios, SpiegelMom Scraps, Recollections; misc: x-acto knife, sanding tool. 


ATCs Turned Into 8x8 Retro Film Display

Hey everybody! Leslie here, sharing a really fun retro film display that I created with our 8x8 Page Display and Film Strip Chipboard Embellishment. I love creating vintage projects and since I had some retro ATCs in my stash, this project just kind of fell into place!

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I started by rounding the corners of the six ATCs and then layering them on metallic red cardstock.

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I cut three 8" x 8" panels of white cardstock and rounded the corners, and then cut one 7-7/8" x 7-7/8" panel of black cardstock and rounded the corners.

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I layered the three white panels on top of one another for stability and then the black panel on top. I then arranged the ATCs and when I was happy with the placement, I adhered them with Tape Runner and added red jewel brads to the center top of each one to resemble a thumb-tack type of embellishment. 

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I slid the panel into the 8x8 Page Display and added an angled strip of metallic red cardstock to the top and bottom. I added a clear jewel strip to each red cardstock strip.

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I then added white enamel arrows and white die cut alphas.

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I heat embossed the Film Strip Chipboard Embellishment with three layers of Versamark and black embossing powder so it was good and shiny. I adhered it to the right side of the display and added more white die cut alphas.

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The final touch was adding a ribbon hanger tied in a bow. This was such a fun project!

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Clear Scraps products used:
8x8 Page Display
Film Strip Chipboard Embellishment

Other products used:
Cardstock, ATCs, paper trimmer, brads, double-sided adhesive, glue, Versamark, embossing powder, heat tool, dies, strip bling, enamel arrows

I hope you're inspired to get out those craft supplies and play! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
Leslie