Home Decor

Jingle Wood Tag by Steph

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here using some new products from ClearScraps.

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The Jumbo Wood Tag Scallop is approximately 6" x 15" and has lots of possibilities.  Since we are heading towards Christmas, I decided to go with a Christmas theme and painted it red.

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Once the tag dried, I taped the Jingle all the way Stencil to the tag.

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Next, I used Imagine Craft's Gold Creative Medium to create texture through the stencil.  Allow to dry.

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Place the Sparkle stencil in the upper corner and tape it in place.  Use the Gold Creative Medium to cover the words "tis the season".  Let it dry.

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Using modeling paste with the Sparkle stencil to place stars around the tag.

 

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You can use the included rope for hanging; however, I decided to use some Christmas ribbon.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Other supplies used:  Imagine Crafts Gold Creative Medium, Plaid Paint, Modeling Paste

 


Clear Scraps Printer's Tray -- Something Wicked

Happy October everyone!  Laura here to share a project during my

favorite time to craft!  Love everything Halloween, especially when

it comes to making fun home decor projects!  And I've got a fun one

today using the Clear Scraps Small Rectangles Printer Tray Frame!

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The Clear Scraps printer trays are awesome to use when you want to create

 home decor, or a try a different way to keep favorite memories.  This tray

would be an adorable way to remember a favorite Halloween party, or

favorite costumes, just replace one of the decorated spots with a picture.

It's just painted up with some green acrylic paint, and it's ready to go!

You can find all different shapes of printer trays HERE in the store.

To give this project some great depth, the adorable Clear Scraps

chipboard pieces were perfect!  The little ghost trio is so cute!

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They are painted with white acrylic paint, and then brushed

around the edges with some gray paint and a sponge brush.

Then 2 are glued to the paper on the tray, and one is glued on

top of the tray after the entire thing is assembled.  A few stickers

add some cute little spooky accents.  The Ornate Hinge is another

Clear Scraps chipboard set and easy to make them look like aged

iron with just acrylic paint!  Black is the base, then gray and brown

sponged on to finish the look.  Halloween creepy fun!

And more great chipboard elements fill more of the squares,

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The Spooky Chipboard Word Title was painted with black acrylic paint,

the top brushed with Versamark ink, and then it was sprinkled with distress

embossing powder.  A perfect spooky look!  The fence in the bottom right

corner is Halloween perfect piece, and it's as simple as some black and

gray acrylic paint sponged on to create the look of an old weathered fence.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Stop back soon for more inspiration!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps:  Small Rectangles Printer Tray Frame,

Ghost , Ornate Hinge, and Fence Chipboard Embellishments,

Spooky Chipboard Word Title

Other:  Black, gray and white acrylic paint, Carta Bella

paper and stickers, twine, metal charms, adhesive, foam tape.


Pumpkin Pallet Painting

IMG_3804wmFall Is in the air!   And to celebrate my daughter and I got together to create this adorable Pumpkin Signs.  I was a fun mother daughter afternoon! We both chose a different pumpkin to create with.  

 

 

Supplies Used 

Pumpkin DIY Pallet Shape

Tall Pumpkin DIY Pallet Shape

Welcome XL Script Wood Word

Paint, Crackle medium, Florals, Leaves

Start by painting your Pallets with your base coat.  (PSSST  Thats my daughter painting away!)


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While the base coat was drying, we painted the "welcome" word script. Let dry and set aside. 

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Once the pallet was completely dry, apply Crackle Medium.  Let the crackle medium dry completely.  paint stem. 

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Paint pumpkin.   Be careful not to repeatly go over an area as I found it messes up the crackle effect. 


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Once dry add florals and leaves and "Welcome" script to finish pallet. 

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And here we are showing off our creations! 


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Floral Whiskey Barrel by Steph

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here using the Whiskey Barrel DIY Pallet Shape and the Grateful XL Script Wood Quote.

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This is a fun wood pallet which I first painted with 2 shades of brown paint.

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Once dry, I realized I wanted it darker to I repainted it with a darker brown paint.  Once dry, I painted a layer of crackle paint across the horizontal boards.

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The wood word was painted with red paint then spritzed with yellow ink for contrast and sparkle.

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It was then added to the Whiskey Barrel.

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This Whiskey Barrel  is perfect to decorate with your favorite silk flowers.  

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I've hung it on my fence, but you can also consider placing it in your garden and let the flowers mingle with the barrel.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

Other Supplies:  Plaid Paint, Imagine Fireworks Spray Ink, silk flowers

 


Glittery Hello Fall Sign

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Hi everyone and happy first day of Fall!  It's Annie, and today I wanted to share a quick tutorial to make this glittery autumn décor project using one of the new wood shapes and a gorgeous farmhouse stencil from the Clear Scraps shop.

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I started by giving the Jumbo Wood Tags Rounded shape a quick sanding with my sanding sponge.  Then, I applied two coats of brown acrylic paint over the entire tag.  Once dry, I roughly sanded the piece with my sanding sponge, concentrating the heaviest pressure around the edges and in random small areas elsewhere for a distressed look.

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Next, I centered the Hello Fall stencil on top of my tag and secured it on two sides with some painters tape.  I carefully applied red, orange, and gold glitter gel through the stencil, mixing the colors a bit where they overlapped, for a fun rainbow effect.  Once I had finished applying the gel, I immediately removed the stencil and washed it gently with warm, soapy water.

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The tag comes with a rustic twine rope to use for hanging, but I chose to thread some fall plaid ribbon through the shape instead and tie a simple bow in the front to the secure it.

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Although a relatively simple project, I love how the thick, beautiful font used on the stencil looks with the brightly colored glitter.  The new tag shapes are the perfect size to use with any of the Farmhouse stencils in the Clear Scraps shop, so which one would you choose?

~ Annie

Additional products used: brown acrylic paint; sanding sponge; painter's tape; red, orange, and gold Glitz Glitter Gel; fall plaid ribbon 


"dream Big" Tag Cork Board

Thanks for joining me for today's project!

I am in love with this extra large tag cork board!

Let me take you through the steps on how I created it!

I have used the Jumbo Wood Tag, and the "dream Big" XL Script Wood Quote.

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I started out by painting the extra large tag with this beautiful sage green paint.

I painted the "dream Big" Wood Quote with some gray/brown paint to make the word pop.

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I attached the "dream Big" wood quote to the top of the Large Tag.

I then added the cork to the bottom of the tag.

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I embellished it with some brads, flowers, crystal stems, and pearls from my stash.

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To finish it off I tied the large cord into knots to hang it.

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This is perfect to leave little notes or reminders on.

Visit Clear Scraps Store and pick up this large tag and word piece and create one for yourself!

Thanks for stopping!

Kim :)


Imagine Canvas

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Today I am excited to share a mixed media project with you using some of my favorite Clear Scraps goodies.  Can you spot them???  I used  Clear Scraps Clear Acrylic Sheets, Clear Scraps 6" Doily masking Stencil , and Clear Scraps 6" Diamond Heart Masking Stencil. 

Can you pick them out now?  

 

Start by cutting your image and lay over blank canvas.  Use a pencil to mark your image location. 

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Using Clear Scraps 6" Doily masking Stencil, apply modeling paste onto canvas. 

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Mist canvas with mists as desired. 

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Adhere image to canvas once dry. Using Clear Scraps 6" Diamond Heart Masking Stencil apply embossing ink over image. Add Embossing powder and heat emboss. 

Die Cut  Clear Scraps Clear Acrylic Sheets and add to canvas. 

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Add Face image, pearls, and stickles as desired to finish.

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I hope you are inspired to get creative with your Clear Scraps Supplies! 


Thankful Pumpkin Pallet

Thankful Pumpkin Pallet by Annie Williams for Clear Scraps - Flat

Hi everyone!  It's Annie, and today I'm sharing a tutorial to make some fun autumn décor using one of the new pallet shapes from the Clear Scraps shop.  I'm in love with all things plaid this season, so I thought this was the perfect opportunity to make some custom plaid décor.

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I started by tracing the shape of the Pumpkin Medium DIY Pallet Shape onto the back of some double-sided orange plaid paper with a pencil.  I then repeated this step with just the stem region of the pallet onto some green plaid paper.

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Knowing that my traced image would end up slightly larger than my actual pallet shape, I trimmed out the paper shapes slightly inside the traced lines using detail scissors.

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I adhered the paper to the pallet using collage medium by first brushing medium onto the wood and pressing the paper on top.  Then, I added more collage medium over the entire shape on top of the paper to seal the piece and add a nice matte finish.

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To finish the piece a bit more, I ran orange and green distress crayons around all of the edges and then blended them out and smoothed them with my finger.

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For a little extra detail, I die cut leaves and vines from the same green plaid paper.  After blending green ink around the edges of each with a sponge dauber, I carefully adhered them around the stem with liquid glue and foam tape.

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The thankful sentiment and its shadow were cut from some gold foil and brown linen cardstock using my Silhouette CAMEO.  For a bit of dimension, I adhered this to the piece with foam adhesive.

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I hope you enjoyed this fun autumn décor project and thanks so much for stopping by today.  With all of the awesome new pallet shapes in the Clear Scraps shop, which one will you be choosing to decorate?

~ Annie

Additional products used: orange and green plaid paper; gold and brown cardstock; collage medium and applicator brush; distress crayons; vine and leaf dies; green distress ink; Silhouette CAMEO; adhesive; scissors


Create with the Med. Mason Jar Pallet by Clear Scraps~

Hi, Connie here with pallet art using the Med. Mason Jar pallet  and one of the  newly released  4x6 stencils called All Created by Clear Scraps.

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Instructions:
1. Sand lightly and wipe off with a soft cloth.
2. Paint jar lid gray and body of jar a color of your choice.
3. Sand again for a distressed look.
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4. Create a guide for the stencil so the spacing will be correct.
5. Move the stencil according to where the breaks in the pallet board are when you are applying the words (ink works best for words).
6. Stamp the paint brushes out on watercolor paper and trim out.  Color the brushes in with watercolors or markers.

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7. Adhere the paint brushes with Beacon 527 along with a few paper flowers.
8. Splat with white acrylic paint lightly.

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9. Wrap the jar lid with twine and then tie on ribbon. Fold the ribbon in a figure eight pattern and then tie on.
10. Use crop-a-dile to make holes in top of mason jar for a hanger.

These are fun to create and what great gifts!!!

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member


Wood Vintage Truck by Clear Scraps~

Hi, Connie here with a really fun and cute project.   Great home decor project. for the front door.  I created with the Wood Vintage Truck by Clear Scraps to create a  "Gone Fishing" sign.  We just need to go fish'in, like now!!

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Instructions:
1.  Sand the truck lightly with sand paper and wipe off with a soft cloth.
2. Paint the truck with acrylic paint of your choice.  Mark off the tires.
3. Paint the tires black and the hub caps gray or silver.
4. Paint the side bars brown.
5. Sand lightly and wipe off.

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6. Create a fishing pole out of a yard stick.  Attach it to the side bar of the truck.
7. Apply the "gone fishing" stencil by Clear Scraps to the front of the truck.
8. I used Jet Black Archival ink.

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9. I used the 6"Beach Fun and 6"Ocean friends stencils to add the fish and hook to the "gone fishing" (I wanted it to look more like a logo on the side of a truck).

A few tips to keep in mind when creating this project~
Rubbing Alcohol will take off the acrylic paint in case of a goof up.  Remove the problem area and then touch up with more paint. I use cotton balls.
To get the tires round (without a stencil or guide) I use my pinky finger as a stabilizer (like a compass) to get the shape of the top circle.
To put the "gone fishing"on~first apply the "gone" above the rear tire and then apply "fishing" above the running board.
One more~I used ink with the stencils and not paint. You will get  really crisp words this way.

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member


XL Wood Wagon

Hello! It's Jennifer on the blog today sharing one of the new Clear Scraps releases!  I  used the XL Wood Wagon as a fun fall home decor project and I'm going to show you my techniques! 

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I  began by painting the body of the wagon with white acrylic paint. I  left the wheels bare for now as I   planned to paint them later. 

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Once my acrylic paint was dry, I  applied crackle paint to the surface.  This step takes a bit longer to dry and you don't notice that its actually working until the next step.  

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After ensuring my crackled paint was dry, I  applied brown acrylic paint to the surface.  As your second color begins to dry, this is when you can see the crackle effect.  Here is a close up shot of my wagon.  You can also see I  painted my wheels with black acrylic paint. I  simply used a bit of washi tape to partition off the wheels so that my black paint did not bleed onto the rest of my project. 

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Here, I  used the Gather XL Script Wood Word which I  painted with cream acrylic paint. I  usually adhere my pieces with Beacon 3-in-1 but this time I  used my hot glue gun to ensure a good hold. 

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I  had purchased a couple bouquets of fall flowers at a local craft store. I  trimmed the stems and adhered the flowers with my hot glue gun. I  also added some fun fall ribbon to accent. 

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Last, I   adhered twine to the back of the wagon in order to hang my creation! It looks great on my front door...just in time for fall!  

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

Additional products used:  paint:  DecoArt; crackle paint: Martha Stewart Crafts; misc: fall flowers, ribbon, hot glue gun, twine


Every Moment Matters Wall Hanging

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Happy September!   Where oh where is this year going!   It is flying by!  I decided to create this little reminder that every moments matters.   I love our family vacations where its just us (well,  and sometimes lots of crowds depending on where we go).  Limited work (as hubby and I sometimes still have to take work calls) and no school, just lots of time with just us.  

I created this wall hanging using Clear Scraps   new " Every Moment Matters" XL wood quote and Jumbo Scallop Wood Tag.  

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Normally When I get new product, I have to think on it to decide what I want to create.  I knew immediately what I wanted to do this time. 

Start by staining or color washing your wood tag and let dry. 


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Color wash or stain XL quote. 
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Add clips in number and layout desired. 
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Add your favorite photos to finish! Be sure to check out all the New Products at Clear Scraps! 


Mermaid Adventure by Steph

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here with a Mermaid Adventure using the DIY Fin Pallet Shape and several stencils from Clear Scraps.

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I saw this pallet as a Mermaid Tail and went with that theme.  I began by painting the tail with several shades of blue ink. 

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Using the Adventure Stencil, I taped it to the bottom of the tail, then used a pallet knife with Gold Creative Medium.

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Removing the stencil, I cleaned it immediately to remove the excess creative medium.

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Then I used the Stripes Layering Stencil with brown paint along the bottom edge.  I worked the edges first, then moved towards the center as the paint dried.  It gave just the right detail to the edge.

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Using Mod Podge Spray Adhesive, I spritzed it along the left edge, then placed the mesh on top.
Creating sea shells from Makin's Clay, I added them along the mesh.   


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Then I filled  in the open areas with art stones.  I spritzed additional adhesive over the art stones to ensure they stayed in place.

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What would you do with this pallet shape?

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

Other Supplies:  Plaid Paint, Imagine Crafts Creative Medium and Ink, Makin's Clay push mold and clay, Prima art stones, mesh


Enjoy the Journey Pallet

Hello and happy Friday!  It's Jennifer on the blog to share a home decor project I  created using some of the new Clear Scraps products! If you have not had a chance to play with any of the new wood pallets, you must!   I  began with the Rectangle Medium DIY Pallet Shape as my base and added a coat of brown acrylic paint. 

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Using orange chalk paint, I  then colored the new Enjoy the Journey XL Script Wood Quote.  I  allowed some of the wood to show through to give it a rustic look.  When my Wood Quote was dry, I  adhered it to the pallet using Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive.  

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I  thought the new Tall Trees Chipboard Embellishment Shapes would go perfect with my outdoor themed project! I  painted the trunks with brown acrylic paint then covered the remainder with patterned paper.  I  used my x-acto knife and a sanding tool to remove any excess paper.   

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today! Check out all that Clear Scraps has new by clicking HERE! Have a great day!

Additional products used: patterned paper, stickers, die cuts, enamel dots: Simple Stories; bakers twine: Whisker Graphics; journaling pen, wood clothespin: American Crafts; adhesive: Beacon, 3M; paint: Plaid, DecoAmerica; sanding tool: Ranger; sewing machine: Janome; misc: thread.  

 


Clear Scraps XL Script Wood Quote--Our Happy Place LO

Hello everybody!  You've got Laura here with you today sharing a LO

using one of the awesome new Clear Scraps XL Script Wood Quotes!

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This one starts with a 12x12 acrylic sheet as the base of the LO.

I added a border strip and then a few journal cards around the outside

edges of the LO to make a fun border.  Then matted my picture and

added that to the top.  This made a great frame for the XL Wood Quote.

Our Happy Place fits so many great occasions!  For me, it always means

our yearly North Carolina beach vacation, so it was the perfect fit!

I painted it with blue acrylic paint, and then sponged on some gray for a

little bit of a distressed look.  Here is a close up pic of where I started to

sponge the gray onto the right side of the word quote:

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It gives it a little bit of a beachy feel don't you think?  It also

adds a little more texture to the word quote when you add

a second color to create a sort of highlight.

Same idea that I used for the Clear Scraps Helm and Anchor

chipboard embellishment.

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It's painted with red acrylic paint, and then I brushed the edges

of it with black distress ink using a sponge tool, to really make

the embellishment stand out on the page.  As always, Clear Scraps

gives you so many options when it comes to their embellishments!

You can find all the different chipboard choices HERE in the store,

and you can ink, spray, stamp, paint, and so on to your heart's content!

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It looks picture perfect when all the embellishments come together,

with a few stickers, and the family picture at the beach!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Stop back soon for more inspiration using more of the amazing

goodies that Clear Scraps carries!

 

Supplies Used:

Clear Scraps: 

Our Happy Place XL Wood Quote, 12x12 Acrylic Sheet,

Helm and Anchor Chipboard Embellishment.

Other: Carta Bella Deep Blue Sea collection, adhesive,

Black Soot and Walnut Stain distress ink,

red and blue and gray acrylic paint.