Thursday, January 19, 2012

New Release For Clear Scraps Blog Hop!!

 Welcome to the New Release For Clear Scraps Blog Hop!!! The blog hop runs from today January 19th thru January 21st at 11pm EST! Check back on the Clear Scraps blog to see if you won on January 23rd! If you are just peeking in on me and would like to hop from the beginning, go here. :)

Its that time again, Clear Scraps proudly introduces the new lines for Spring 2012!
This blog hop shares what our design team has done with the latest and greatest Clear Scraps creations!

Clear Scraps is so excited to announce the newest addition to our designs "Send It Clear" a collection of easy to create cards that have a unique and special flare. They are sure to be treasured and remembered.  We also have new "Clearly Accent Embellishments" and new Mini Albums, this year is a must have-must see year!
The Grand Prize today is a set of 4 beautiful Send It Clear Cards (to be shipped in Feb.)
along with a set of Clearly Accent Embellishments!! (your choice)

You do not want to miss the opportunity to win big!

There are FOUR ways to enter!!
1. Hop & comment on all the blogs
2. Follow the Clear Scraps Blog
3. Follow the Clear Scraps Design Team Blogs (all of them)
4. LIKE the Clear Scraps facebook page! (leave a comment on the Facebook page, so we know)

I am soooo excited we have been given the go ahead to start sharing our 2012 Spring release work with you! Anyone who knows me knows I love *LOVE* mixed media canvases. Clear Scraps makes large and small word expressions that I fell in love with.  I decided to create an 18 x 24 canvas with four of the new Clear Expressions word titles; Faith, Love, Live, and Laugh.
click photo to see larger view

This has been my largest canvas made to date!
It was such a joy to create.
Here are a few close ups.
For the word Faith, I used this gorgeous liquid acrylic paint called Liquitex in Gold. It's a pigment opaque ink so I actually had to 'bake' it on with my heat gun. I was just patient and heated it up a little at a time, because if you leave the heat directly on the acrylic, it will bend and start to lose its shape. It really took no time at all.
Not only did I mask the canvas, I added photos behind the large acrylic word expressions and masked where the photo left off. If you could see close up, you can see the canvas in areas behind the acrylic words.
Acylic paint has about the same amount of drying time on acrylic as it does on paper... and the Acrylic word expressions handle rubs on beautifully. They go together like peanut butter and jelly!
 I hope you have enjoyed seeing four of the new word expressions on my canvas! Below is the hopping order, so be sure to head over to the fabulous and creative Rita's blog next!

Now get to hopping! Here is the complete New Release For The New Year Blog Hop order-
Clear Scraps
Cathy S.
Leah C. (You are here)
Rita B. (next up)<-----
Pinky H.
Tonya D.
Irene T.
Adora C.

Clear Scraps Facebook Page (Bonus entry)

Have a beautiful crafty day my friends.

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  1. What a canvas!!! And I also really like your blogs design, very easy to read and so personal.

  2. Wow Leah! That's an impressive work of art! I love it.

  3. Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!! This is AMAZING Leah!! I love love love the colors, how you did the title with their photos in it... the texture!! Just GORGEOUS!!! :):):):):):):):):):):)

    PS.. I do use Google reader... but I am having a hard time how to figure out how to add my typepad/wordpress peeps to it :(

  4. Holy CRAP! This is AWESOME.. I've seen the words place onto a layout, but is truly inspiring and so artistic!! I've SAVED/Booked Mark you blog, because I'm soooo scraplifting this concept from you!! STUNNING!

  5. This is insanely beautiful!!!!

  6. Absolutely beautiful!

  7. Ohhh I LOVE THIS Leah! SO Fabulous!!

  8. nice big canvas. thank you for sharing.

  9. WOW!! Your canvas is AWESOME!! Thanks for sharing. I am hopping along with clear scraps! Have a GREAT Day,
    Me-Ma Kim
    kimnsammy at gmail dot com

  10. What a wonderful idea, a perfect wall hanging and a wonderful gift.

  11. THANKS for sharing!! I LOVE the layout!! The bright colors and the full details!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  12. This is just stunning Leah! I love the size of this canvas and the details are amazing
    Thanks for sharing

  13. Beautiful canvas and LOVE those acrylic words!

  14. Wow just getting into scrap booking. Like the lovely effect u have got. Bought a scape book now need to open and start.thank for inspiring me

  15. Absolutely stunning!!!!! I need tutorial pleeease! Bravo!!!!

  16. WOW, you are a true artist, I really LOVE this canvas, how did you do the masking? it's so pretty, nice colours! greetings from Belgium

  17. this is gorgeous Leah!!! i love it!

  18. Sad I missed this- CkearScraps is awesome!! Love the texture you achieved here!


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