Friday, May 6, 2011

Clear Scraps Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Clearly Inspired Blog Hop!!

We hope you are "clearly inspired" to get creative with some amazing Clear Scraps products.
Us designers for Clear Scraps Design know exactly how fun it is to work with acrylic and want it to be fun and easy for you too... so hop along with Clear Scraps today and find your acrylic inspiration!

If you are here, I am assuming that you have made it through the rest of the DT... cuz I am the last one on the list, before you hit Clear Scraps for a chance to win. If you haven't stopped at everyone else's blog first... here is the line-up and some link to where you should visit. Trust me when I say that you don't want to miss a stop, because this team is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!

Today I decided to show you a little project... a gift tag for a "special" friend. (Can't tell you who it is for, because I haven't dressed up their gift and given it to them yet.) I love to make each gift that I give a bit unique, and I just can't stand the thought of using a generic to: and from: gift tag, 
when I can do something like this:
I used Clear Scraps Circles, the 4" size. I first stamped with StazOn Opaque, dripped some alcohol ink in Wild Plum, then added strips of paper from an old book onto the back. 
 I then punched some holes, used Jet Black StazOn to distress the edges, and added my text to the front.
Then I stamped a butterfly onto the circle, and then onto a sheet of transparency, cutting it out and inking it too. I traced on top with a Viva Pearl Pen, and added some silver beads to its body before bending up the wings and attaching it to my tag.
Finally, I added some more embellies, keys and buttons, and the punched out pieces of paper and acrylic. I dotted with some pearl pens, and then inked along the edges again before the pear dots could dry (so we could get that pooling effect) and tied on my little ribbon. What an easy way to dress up a present?!

But back to the blog hop... Did you know that Clear Scraps has a special GIVEAWAY every Friday? This Friday is no different. Be sure to hop along to EVERY blog and follow for a chance to win the special prize posted on Clear Scraps!

(The prize is the Spiffy Mixable Album, come on! You know you want one!)
If you don't know what it looks like... here is a pic.
Alright scrappers, artists, acrylic lovers - here is where you need to head next!
Clear Scraps-

Oh, and one more thing non-Clear Scraps related, lol.

Miss Art's Papercrafting School may have just opened... but for you, and for National Scrapbooking Day - they are offering 5% off anything in the store (not including shipping) for subscribers ONLY.  Code is NSD15. Friday and Saturday only.... So get your creative self on over there! 
Click HERE.

xx HeidiThanks for stopping by!
xx Heidi
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Tonya said...

Love the colors, whoever it is for they are sure to LOVE it!

Kray said...

This project is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!! Just like you ladies! Thanks for the fun blog hop! I am going to be scraplifting several projects/techniques!

Jolanda said...

Beautiful project and thank you for sharing the techniques!

Jolanda said...

beautiful project and thank you for sharing the techniques! I ove using techniques! :)

Reilly / Bree said...

Love this - so much vintage goodness and the colors are wonderful

Rbarakat said...

Gorgeous Heidi!

Bev said...

sooooo cute! I have just the gift for that tag!

fairyrocks said...

I love Clear Scraps. I hoard them, but I think after seeing this gorgeous art work I am going to bust some out.
Keep smilng and creating

Hollyk said...

WOW, love the colors. It is just beautiful.

Kelly Massman said...

This is truly artwork!!! Love it!

Cathy said...

This is beautiful....what a lucky recipient your mystery friend is :)

Tigerberry said...

This looks like you had fun putting it all together. It makes me want to do butterflies. They look like they would be lots of fun to create. Thanks for sharing.

Angie A. said...

very nice projects I'd love to win that album...

Lyneen said...

WONDERFUL COLLAGE... love all the embellishing you did, the alcohol inks are perfect on the acrylic. LOVELY!!!

thekolbes said...

Amazing tag, what a lucky friend. Thanks so much for sharing. I am a new follower
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