Thursday, August 14, 2014

Clearsnap & Smoothfoam Blog Hop

Thanks for checking out the Clearsnap/Smoothfoam blog hop - two great products teaming up for projects to inspire!
 I've worked with Smoothfoam for a number of years now, and love how easy it is to decorate - no prep required!  I received some of Ann Butler's Crafter's ink pads from Clearsnap and decided to apply these directly to the surface of an 8" x 10" piece of Smoothfoam.  I used 3 colors to represent the sky, the grass and a carpet of flowers.  Once the ink had dried I added the dotted, faux texture with one of Ann's Faux Quilting stamps from Unity Crafts.



Now to add a photo and a saying.  I love experimenting with different mediums and products, so, instead of just adding a photograph, I scanned an old, black and white photo I had, then printed both the photo and a saying (mirror image) onto Craft Attitude film.  Not only did the background colors show thru, so did the slight texture of the smoothfoam.  Love it when a plan comes together.

My granddaughter loved it too and thought if I added some sparkly "jewels" it would look lovely in her room!  After all the colors were just right.  The swirly bling which she found in Nana's box of goodies was perfect.  The colors matched and believe it or not, she found matching faux metal nail heads on adhesive strips which we placed above and below the saying.  

The best thing I like about this project and the products used was the fact that it took less than an hour to pull together.  In fact it took me longer to write this post than it did to make the project!  Of course, I did have a little help.....

Don't forget to check out the other blogs to see what inspires YOU, then enter to win your own Clearsnap and Smoothfoam products to try!


Here's the list of other blogs you'll want to visit - Don't forget to leave a comment.  Thank you:

Suzanne Austin – What’s in a Lousyananut
Julie McGuffee – Life in the Craft Lane
Jennifer Priest – Hydrangea Hippo
Lisa Fulmer –  Lisa Liza Lou
Meihsia Liu – Simply Paper Crafts
Anita Scroggins – The Flamingo Chronicals 
Steph Ackerman – Live Laugh Scrap
Carmen Flores Tanis –  Flores Tanis Studio
Beth Watson – Beth Watson
Sabrina Alery – The Honor Roll
Marilyn Gossett – Marilyn Gossett Designs

Enjoy!  Y'all come back now.............!

Yours truly,
Julie

KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON CRAFTING!

5 comments:

  1. very neat idea with the photo, just adds to it!! great share!

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  2. love it - great color combo

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  3. Stunning! I love the colors and sentiment.

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  4. Like this very much, my sort of idea! Thanks for sharing

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  5. That's awesome! I love your color scheme and the texture.

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