Sunday, January 11, 2009

Clear Scraps new releases and RAK

Haven't had much time for blogging lately - new schedule at work, and trying to get things done for Clear Scraps despite having less time to play.

So here are some of the things I have done.. I have more in the works.

I was really excited when I went into the store and Janet showed me the Clear Scraps atc's! As most of my friends know, I love making these little works of art. They are SO much fun. Each atc pack includes 6 cards... and here is what I did with mine!


This card uses magic mesh, heidi grace heart brad, lace, making memories swak sticker, and heart floral pin. Colored with StazOn ink.


This card was embossed with the Cuttlebug. The red sticker is from Hambly - it was actually applied before the card was embossed. The embossed areas were colored in with Copic Markers. The love stamp was also done with the Cuttlebug on Coredinations paper, which was sanded.



To make this card, I applied three mini heart masks (Heidi Swapp), then colored with StazOn ink. Once it was dry, I removed the masks. The lips and letters are stickers from American Crafts.



This card was colored with Copic Markers using the Copic airbrushing system (which was SOOO much fun!). It was so easy to switch colors, and the black doesn't affect the red marker at all, plus it dries really fast! The "sweet" rubon is from We R Memory Keepers - yoiu apply the rub on, then the flocking - it was not easy to do, but it is pretty neat. The ribbon is from my stash.



The circles on this card and the cupcake sticker were cut from American Crafts paper. I added the ribbon (from Offray) to the sticker. Circle edges were distressed. Rubons from Making Memories.

I stamped the image on this card with StazOn ink. I applied the magic mesh to the inked side to help protect the image. Edges were inked with StazOn. Rubons from Making Memories. Flowers and mini brads from Heidi Grace.

This candy holder was made using the new Clear Scraps banner pieces. I applied one of Tim's masks, and colored with using the Copic air brushing tool. I punched the sides using the Bind-It-All, and stitched the pieces together using Offray ribbons. Added the love rubons and chipboard pieces (from Scrapworks) using Zip Dry. Then I dropped it off at the store. Naturally, I forgot to get a photo of the finished product (Janet sent me this one). The ribbons on the bottom extend for about 12 inches, and in them I tied a variety of plastic hearts (from American crafts), chipboard hearts (from Scrapworks) and acrylic keys (made from Clear Scraps acrylic). {This was the first thing I thought of when I saw the new banner pieces. Now I just have to see if I can figure out how to clean the Copic marker off the mask}.


This mini album was made from the new Clear and Chip line - this one is from Amy's Fashion. The Clear and Chip sets include both a sheet of acrylic, and a sheet of chipboard.

I made this little album first.. the acrylic was embossed with the cuttlebug, then painted on the inside. Most of the paint was wiped away, leaving paint only in the recessed areas. This mini album was bound using the Bind It All. The shoes on the second page are also from the set. Letter stickers are from Thickers.

There is an acrylic page between the two photo pages. The frame is a rub on from Hambly

This card was made using one of the chipboard pieces from the set. It was embossed with the Cuttlebug, painted with metallic pink paint, the raised areas were sanded, then inked with Tim's Distress inks.
The sunglasses on this layout were also from the set. The coolest thing about them is the acrylic is not cut quite the same as the chipboard... so the chipboard frames sit quite nicely on the acrylic. The acrylic pieces were colored with StazOn (saddle brown), and the frames painted with the metallic pink paint. Once they were dry, I glued them together with Zip Dry. {I'll post the whole layout once the journaling is done}.


Post here if you would be interested in winning a Clear and Chips set!
Oh, and if you are looking for some awesome challenges, check out the crop challenges at AMR! I wish I could have played more at the crop this weekend.

43 comments:

LadyMissSusan said...

Ok I am in love with those acrylic ATC's!!! MUST have's for sure. Your projects are ADORABLE and anyone who puts Ministry's "Every Day is Halloween" on their playlist is totally in my book!

scrapbookobsession said...

Love how the set mixes chipboard with acrylic, and you did a beautiful job on the mini. Well, on everything, really! You are so talented, Miss Jewlz.

Anonymous said...

I love the acrylic ATC's and your other projects are so cool...TFS....Retirednrs/Jo

CraftyRia said...

I love those ATCs! They are beautiful. I really love the album you made, that is so adorable.

The crop at AMR was fantastic and the challenges are very much fun. I thin you should enter that postage ATC into my challenge (faux postage).

Thanks for offering the wonderful prize, I'd love to win it.

angie worthington said...

WOW...where to begin???....it is all way cool!...

Jeanyjo said...

Omgosh Your Stuff rocks Love everything You created.... I saw it in the gallery at SAS and fell in love. Awesome Job girl

lilscrapper67 said...

Julie you are so talented! Can't wait to take an acrylic class on AMR with you. I love acrylic but am still so intimidated.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Just beautiful!

Thanks! The AMR crop was fun!

GayleV

Delia W said...

Really liked with you did with the acrylic ATC's. Love the pink. And the sun glasses is soooo cute.

Anonymous said...

I love those ATC's and the mini album is just adorable. Everything is beautiful, like always!

grettasgranddaughter

{Angel} said...

Love those ATC's! They turned out fabulous!

Marcia said...

The ATC's are AWESOME! and the album is fabulous!

Thanks for offering such a wonderful RAK!

Marcia/cmriker1

Elizabeth said...

great projects. I just love those ATCs!! You can do so much with the acrylics!! :)

Jingle said...

Julie! These projects are amazing!!! Wow! I love the little basket and the SWAK and the Sweet ATC's and OF COURSE the cupcake one!!!! Such cuteness! I love it!

jessicamae3 said...

your work is incredibel....holy flamingo!

Peggy said...

Very creative Julie!!! Love the acrylic mini album and such fun ATC's

Born2scrap said...

you ENABLER you!

resisting...urge...to...reach thru...screen...

awesome art work chickee!! LOVIN' the acrylic ATCS!!

Ann said...

Julie, your work is stunning!!

Terri said...

Hey Julie! I love those clear ATC cards - how cute are those - think of all the possibilities altering them. Your work is AWESOME - thanks for posting the RAK - sign me up please! Thanks! Happy Monday everyone!!!

Chrispea said...

Wow, you have been busy!! Love your ATC's, so cute!!

wendipooh13 said...

oh wow!!!! great projects, and you have been busy!!! lovin your stuff!! that lil diva album is soo stinkin cute!!! and the valentines one too- LOVE the cupcake

Kelly C said...

your projects are awesome!! Great job - love the acrylic atc's!

ScRaPbOoKfReNzY said...

Awesome projects, Julie! I LOVE the ATCs! It's hard to pic a fave! Wicked awesome talent, girl! You rock!

Sabrina /the1scrappinmomma said...

How fun are all those! Love what you did with them all. Love to win some too! ;)

Lindasueanne said...

Wow!! Those ATC's are gorgeous! Great work!!

Cindy O said...

Love the projects you created!!

ellen s. said...

oh man are those ffabulous! that cupcake card is sooo cute!

you have been busy, girl! love it.

Shawnsgirl315 said...

Those new chip and clear sets are amazing! I love what you did with yours. And your atc's are beautiful. What great inspiration.
Michelle

Whitney said...

Those ATCs are awesome!!! And that mini album to die for!

Marci Knecht said...

Julie, those are just the cutest! I am totally loving those pink sunglasses - great job on your projects :)

stephsterk said...

Great work. I lov acrylic, and you do a great job with it!!

Elisa K said...

Girl I so love these... Especially all that embossing goodness.. hehe Keep the good stuff coming.

Hugs

Rebecca Kvenvolden said...

WOW! neat stuff you have going on there!! I'm not familiar with Clear Scraps but i'm sure going to have to check it out!!!

Amber (tink13) said...

I love all of it. The mini album is so pretty.

~Amber~

Pamela said...

Love what you have done. I just love all acrylic albums. :) The clear ATC's are very cool! And that purse album is adorable!

Aleks said...

gorgeous stuff!! My favourite is the candy holder...because that is just SHEER genius to use the "flags" to make that!! *clap*

Mylee said...

I would love to try the acrylic ATC's....thanks for offering the RAK! Go AMR!!!

MsMad said...

all your creations !!!!! Such talent.
Barbara
MdStrwbery@aol.com

obxpatti said...

That is some great inspiration! Beautiful!

June said...

WOW, you sure have been busy...Some pretty neat stuff you've been cooking up there...Glad you had fun at the crop and thanks for the chance to win a RAK...

NanaBeth said...

Absolutely gorgeous-how do you keep coming up with such fantastic creations!

mystyle said...

The clear and chips album U did Rocks Girl! You are on a roll and I love making ATC's too! Thanks for all the inspiration! I would Love to have the clear and chips!

Cathy said...

These ATCs are really beautiful!! Love your work!