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A Collection of Clipboards!

Here is a a new collection of kicked up clipboards that I worked on over the weekend. I love the vibrant paper from Dare2bartzy.  The coordinating paper is fabulous as I added matching  paper and cut out accents to the back and front.  I painted the edges and sanded them a bit, Modge Podged the board and paper and let it dry.  Then I went back and added the strips of paper and cut outs for accents.  Hard to believe that these started out as $1.00 clipboards from the Dollar Tree store. These are going to be teacher gifts for the Christmas holiday!  I even made coordinating pens and of course the ribbon was the final touch!  4 clipboards.JPG

Floral Bouquet!

A card sketch for the Viva La Verve August monthly sketch challenge.  I used a variety of patterned papers for the background layout.  The stamp I used was from the Catherine Scanlon Art Gone Wild collection.  I used Zig markers to paint the flower, added glittery pen accents and a twine bundle from May Arts.  I think the dark colors  create a vibrant look.  AB3CDEC5-B4AA-4D03-93E9-0F697A08F1CB.JPG

Paper Banners and Rosettes Wreath

I can’t believe that the craft stores already have Halloween and Fall decorations filling the shelves.  I took advantage of the fall printed paper to create  a September wreath using a combination of patterns for the banners.  I wrapped each paper strip around the wreath and over lapped each strip.  When that was complete, I cut a banner shape at the bottom of each paper strip.  I took some of the extra paper to create several paper rosettes. I added button accents and twine bundles to the back before gluing them to the wreath.  I love the way the paper project came out. Now it is your turn!

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Bright Bday Greetings!

Been playing around with water reactive tissue paper to create new backgrounds and a technique I recently discovered.  The diagonal stripes add interest to a colorful birthday card.  This is my submission for the Always Playing with Paper Inspiration #90 challenge.
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Take Notes Clipboard!

My new favorite paper is from Dare2BArtzy and have used it recently for a summer/beach themed craft class at Scrapbook Cove. I designed six cards using the lighthouse, flip flops, mason jar drink, etc.  I was working on a project for a Friday night August make and take and had some colorful paper that I used to cover both sides of the clipboard.  I add some accent paper strips and cut outs to both sides of the clipboard and tied on some colorful coordinating ribbons.  Love the vibrant green leaves paper on the front and the beautiful navy pattern on the back.  Time to post for the Dare2BArtzy challenge for bright colors.

Birthday Greetings with Flower Accents!

One of my new favorite stamps are the Art Gone Wild stamps designed by Catherine Scanlon.  I have been delving into the world of watercoloring and her stamps are perfect for painting and coloring.  I used a new set I purchased last week at my favorite stamp store Bella Arts, Johnston, RI.  I was inspired by the Always Playing with Paper blog post challenge- Key words #88 to use either flowers, bright, watercolor, birthday and or square shape.  I used an old favorite bday sentiment stamp inside the square cutout, painted the flowers and leaves using Zig watercolor markers.  I lightly stenciled the background with an Aletnew circle stencil.  A twine bundle, some glitter accents and a bit of foam tape complete the card layout. I know the perfect person to send this to.

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Challenge #88 Always Playing with Paper

Colorful Thanks!

A crafting friend and I recently purchased water reactive tissue paper.  I cut the paper into strips and sprayed the watercolor paper with water and added the tissue paper.  Brushed on more water and waited for the tissue paper to dry and react with the water.  I cut the colored paper for the background and die cut the word thanks.  Once I put all the pieces together, I added glossy accents and glitter glue to the thanks and the tiny hearts.  This is my entry for the current Sugar Pea Mix It Up Challenge #32.  SPDMIU32

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