Thursday, June 18, 2009

We ♥ You **Scrap Within Reach & Clear Scraps**

One of the many perks of being on the Scrap Within Reach design team is that I get to work with some Clear Scraps products. A deal has been made between the two manufacturers where both DTs get some products from the other. I got to chose the Clear Scraps items I wanted to work with and this XL Deco shape was one of them.

This Clear Scraps acrylic shape was so much fun to work with! I wanted to keep the transparency of it, but I also wanted to give it a patterned paper look. I decided to stamp on half of the sheet. Since I didn't have Staz On ink, I took wax paper, put a thin coat of black paint on it and used that as my ink. The other half is covered with the reverse side of the Freckles paper from the Emerson collection. I added ribbon for the Industrial Park collection at the seam. I added a strip of the Dress Up paper under the black and white picture. I made a circle flower using the Dress Up paper from the Emerson collection and the Green Peony paper from the Afternoon Tea collection as well as a chipboard circle. I cut out butterflies from the Emerson collection and added them to the page, curving up their wings to add dimension. Finally, I added a few embellishments and the title.

In case you are wondering, yes, I hand-cut all those butterflies. I didn't use a punch. Perhaps I should invest in one??

Acrylic: Clear Scraps;
Patterned paper: Scrap Within Reach Emerson collection (Dress Up, Freckles, Summer Crush) and Scrap Within Reach Afternoon Tea collection (Green Peony);
Letter stickers: American Crafts;
Chipboard circles: Scenic Route;
Stamp: Prima;
Chipboard heart: Making Memories;
Plastic Flower: American Crafts;
Ribbon: Scrap Within Reach Industrial Park collection;
Pearls: Kaiser Crafts;
Punch: Fiskars border punch;
Ink: Nick Bantock in Lamp Black;
Paint: Delta;

Thanks for stopping by ♥


Isabelle said...

i love it! it`s gorgeous!

Pamela said...

This is awesome!!!

JJ Sobey said...

These look fab! I never would have thought of trying the paint in that way!

Next time you need a butterfly punch, let me know - you can borrow mine if you haven't found one you like to purchase.

Kat/Car said...

This is adorable....great job! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving some love!

Parker and Emma's Mom said...

You hand cut all of those butterflies?? You crazy girl :-) I also love thg...I'm going to have to borrow that idea sometime!


deana said...

That LO is just sooo ADORABLE... :-)

Candi Ladwig said...

So cute, love it!!