Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Stampendous and Clear Scraps: Clearly Creative


The Stampendous and Clear Scraps teams are having a transparently good time this week, and we'd love for you to visit our blogs for fun inspiration and an opportunity to win a fabulous prize package. We have three prize packages, each of which will include our Cling Jumbo Filigree Stamp Set, a Jumbo Perfectly Clear Acrylic Handle, PLUS a Clear Scraps Mixable Album and some extra acrylic accents! Comment on our blog and each designer’s blog of the day throughout this week of our hop and the winners will be announced Monday, May 18th. Please click the Official Rules for all the info on winning.

Clear Scraps are an amazing product, clearly designed for all of your favorite art media. You can read all about it on their website, as well as find locations to purchase this terrific line of products...and their blogsite is full of suggestions for incorporating these goodies along with products like Stampendous and Dreamweaver.

Here's what I've created for today's post:


This page is the perfect example of how the perfect embellishment can MAKE the project. I created this scrap page featuring pictures of my son, Matt, and his track racing that he loves so much. He also loves to fix things, change things, add things, and always has.
Therefore, using the Dreamweaver Stencils' Gears background was appropriate. This was paste-embossed in Matte Black, and sprinkled with Stampendous Aged Taupe and Aged Bronze Embossing Enamels, and then heated for plenty of texture and shine without looking blingy. The rest of the background was a few stamped images from Andy Skinner's Industrial and Steampunk Cling Sets licensed by Stampendous. Finally, the wonderful Clear Scraps Gears border which I daubed on more of the Matte Black
Embossing Paste, and sprinkled with a bit more of the enamels, and heated slightly. You have to keep the heat tool far from the surface or the acetate border will warp a bit. Once cool, I swiped a bit of Black StazOn ink around the edges. I'm really happy with how this turned out, and hope that he will be, too.

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28 comments:

Susan Falkler said...

Cool page. Would look good in a journal if you could find some antique photos of racing.

craftymom205 said...

Love the layout.

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Amy McCue said...

Love the gear accent!

Christina Furner-Webber said...

What an amazing piece! TFS!

Lea said...

Pam, this looks AMAZING!! I love this page! I love how tonal it is and the added gears are perfect! You did an awesome job with this one!

barbara macaskill said...

LOVE this fantastic layout!! The depth of the gears against the pictures is amazing!! If I didn't know better I would say that the gears were old rusty ones that you picked up at the track and added to the layout!
Fabulous job making them look so realistic and the layout is amazing! TFS!

Yolanda said...

Great layout. I love all the gear accents.

Stampendous said...

Oh wow, Pam! Your layout is incredible, love those textured gears. Thank you for sharing your project today.

cghundley said...

Cool! Love all
those gears on
this great layout.
Carla from Utah

LaChelle Shown said...

What a great piece for a boys room! Fantastic!

BurningRubber said...

This is so awesome! I could see it in a professional art gallery. The pictures look so wonderful with your background.

Liz Lumsden said...

Now this is a wonderful and fun layout! Love it!

Leah Crowe said...

Wow, fantastic layout Pam! I love the metal look you achieved here. so cool!

Janis said...

Fabulous!!! Perfect touches for this mechanical LO!! :)
<3 J

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Judy said...

Love this layout! Super cool for a guys page. Thanks for sharing.

Gina Furman said...

Love the vintage look of this layout! And thanks for the tip about the heat tool. That would've been my mistake! lol

McStamper said...

What a fantastic layout. Very creative.

Cindy Groh said...

I say this one on FB but didn't read that it was part of a hop. I hop you are feeling better. Fabulous layout.

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

Oh...wow, Pammie! This is fabulous...the embellishments with stencil and embossing paste etc really go well with your photos.

Nancy Keslin said...

lovely. great layout, beautiful photos, love the depth of the gears

Nancy Keslin said...

lovely. great layout, beautiful photos, love the depth of the gears

Jean said...

Such a great guy page!

Katie said...

Very cool idea! Beautiful page. I love how the gears are incorporated and what you did with the clear gears too! Beautiful job! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Mary Holshouser said...

Beautiful page. Great layout of your son.
thanks for sharing
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Jan Garber said...

What a great masculine layout! I was a lover of the gears before, now I'm running out to get more!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

I love seeing masculine layouts. This is wonderful. Great photo. TFS

Sue D said...

Fabulous layout--love all the gears.
Sue in Ohio.

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Love your gorgeous layout and especially these precious gears from Clear Scraps!! LOve using their wonderful acrylic embellishments to make it really stand out like you did here!

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