"Breathe and Be Yourself" Scrapbook Layout


 Hello once again Crafty Friends! Jeanne back here on the Clear Scraps Blog to share with you what I have created using a couple of the products from Clear Scraps

This month I have decided to create a Scrapbook Layout featuring my eldest Grandson Josiah! He is already 14, I can't believe time flies by so quickly and so since he's such a "grown up" already, I figured trying to create this layout more masculine than cutesy! 

Even though it is not Christmas yet but it has been very cold and has already snowed where my grandson lives. So I decided on a layout with snowflakes, snow balls, wood pieces, and more. So check out how I created this layout and I hope I can inspire you even if its just a little sprinkle! 



I began by selecting what paper collection I would use, I decided on 3 Quarter Designs " Christmas Wonderland" collection which is absolutely beautiful. 
I began by selecting what products I would use for this project, I had this beautiful stencil from Clear Scraps, the 6" Holly Christmas Bulb Stencil (Product Code: CSSMHXMASBULBS6) . Next I looked thru my winter paper collections and I decided on the 3 Quarter Designs " Christmas Wonderland" collection which is absolutely gorgeous!

I chose the pattern paper I selected from the collection, I cut 1/2 in. off of each side. Then using the Prima Marketing Distress tool, I distressed all of the edges of the paper. Next I took some of the Lindy's Stamp gang Magicals powder " Bavarian Blue", added a little water and brushed that along the edges.
I then took a black sheet of 12x12 inch chipboard for my base, I adhered my pattern paper using some double sided tape
 Next I went over my pattern paper with some Finnabair Art Basics Clear Gesso just incase I would be using mediums on my page. I usually create as I go, I don't preplan what I'll be creating. 
Next it is time for using the beautiful Holly Christmas Bulb stencil from Clear Scraps, I chose from Deco Art Media Crackle Paint and mixed in one of the Mica Powders from Finnabair Art Ingredients Pearls and Crystals package. I used the Crackle Paint from Deco Art just for more added dimension.
Since the stencil is 6 inches I stenciled half of the top page then the next half. Then I went over it with my heat tool, which didn't take long because this Crackle Paint dries super fast. I love the crackle in the snow flakes!
Next I added the photo of my grandson onto some pattern paper and also some dark blue textured paper cardstock from American Crafts. I used double sided tape to adhere the photo onto these, then on the cardstock I used double sided foam tape and adhered my photo onto the layout. Next I began positioning my embellishments such as some of the ephemera and flowers from the paper collection. 
I used the Prima Marketing Distress Tool and some Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink. 

The next thing I did with the chipboard mistletoe pieces from Clear Scraps is I used some Wax Lyrical from Pink Ink Designs on the leaves of the mistletoe. Next I used some Cerantica Wax from Stamperia on the berries of the mistletoe. I adhered them with some foam dots. I also used foam dots and foam tape to adhered some of the paper ephemera and flowers.



Well Crafty Friends, I hope that you enjoyed this month's project and blog post for Clear Scraps! Until next time!! 

 The supplies I used for this project are:
Clear Scraps Chipboard Mistletoe set
Clear Scraps Holly Christmas Bulb 6 in. Stencil
Paint brushes & Palette Knife
Lindy's Stamp Gang (Bavarian Blue) Magicals
Prima Marketing/Finnabair Clear Gesso 
Prima Marketing Distress Tool
12x12 Black Chipboard Sheet
3 Quarter Designs "Christmas Wonderland" Collection
American Crafts Textured Card Stock
Double Sided Tape
Double Sided Foam Tape
Deco Art Media Crackle Paint 
Finnabair Art Ingredients Mica Powders ( Pearls and Crystals)
Heat Tool
Art Glitter Liquid Glue
Fabulous Fibers (Peacock) from Brutus Monroe
Variety Flowers from 49 & Market, Prima Marketing
Ephemera and Paper flowers from Paper collection
Pink Ink Designs Wax Lyrical(Blue)
Stamperia Cerantica 

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