Thursday, July 26, 2012

Graphic45, Clearsnap, and Art Institute Glitter Blog Hop!

Want2Scrap is teaming up this week to bring you tons of inspiration using Want2ScrapGraphic 45, and Art Glitter products!


After you check out the projects here, head to the Want2Scrap, Graphic 45, and Art Glitter blogs, to find out what the talented members of their Design Team have in store for you today!


This was such a fabulous combination of products to play around with!  First up I have a little glitter tutorial for you.  Glitter can be a little tricky to work with, especially if, like me, you hate having it flake off all over the rest of your project.  So, here’s the 411 on how I apply mine.


I started with one of the new CHA releases from Want2Scrap.  This is the “Forever” Word from the Girlfriends Chipboard Words.  First, I applied a nice thick coat of Dye Ink from Clearsnap.  This ink takes a little longer to dry, which is what I need for this project.
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Then, while it was still wet, I applied a liberal coating of Stamp N’ Bond Adhesive powder.
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After I shook off the excess, I got my glitter ready.  This Art Institute Glitter is very fine and has a lovely layering of color within the glitter.  I used my heat tool set melt the Stamp N’ bond, then poured the glitter right on to the wet, melted adhesive, and tapped it down a little with my fingers. 
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You can see here what a lovely coat of glitter I got on my chipboard… and I’m happy to report that a week later, there’s still no flaking. 
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After my glittering was complete, I pulled out my Graphic45 Le’Romantique paper, and created this layout.  Yes, it’s 8.5x11.  I’m trying that size here and there- I love how much easier it is to store those pages in albums.
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It’s a great combination, isn’t it??
Be sure to check the Want2Scrap blog every day this week for more project inspiration! We have a Want2Scrap prize to give away to one lucky commenter! Also, make sure you pop over to see Elise Durenberger today.  She has another awesome project to share with you.


Thanks for popping by!  Go glitter something.
~Alyssa~


P.S. You'll have another chance to win by commenting Want2Scrap Facebook Page this week.  Just tell them you joined in the hop!

Want2Scrap™ Products used:
Chipboard Sentiments “Girlfriends”
Nestaboard Petite Scalloped Circles
Sleek Strips Pearls- Le Crème
Partner Companies:
Graphic45 Le’Romantique
Art Institute Glitter “Antique Rose”
Clearsnap Archival Dye Ink Queue

40 comments:

Miriam Prantner said...

How pretty! Love the glitter on that word, and I love those pearls strings that hang down. Great layout!

Margie said...

Gorgeous page, I love the glittered chipboard!

linda said...

Beautiful layout! So soft and delicate feeling. Cute little girl too - perfect photo for this layout!

Gwen said...

Beautiful layout. Like that the picture is still the focal point on this wonderful design.

Haf2scrap said...

Beautiful LO! TFS!

Tarnished Rose said...

Lovely lovely layout.

Smiles~
Marilyn

Marge said...

Oh MY, I LOVE this -- your glittered word is sooo GORGEOUS (just like your darling subject in the photo!) and LOVE too your pearl W2S bling -- so cleverly attached below!!! Thanks so much for sharing your FABULOUS project!!!

Luv 2 Create said...

Beautiful LO. Love how your glittered word turned out. Just adds that wonderful pop to the page.
Marcie

sleigh said...

So simple, yet how elegant! Love the sparkly FOREVER...

Rea said...

Beautiful layout, and I love the "forever" sentiment with the glitter.

Linda R. said...

Great layoun. Thanks for showing us how you did "forever."

Rea' said...

So VERY PRETTY! I like the antiqued rose forever... simple elegance!

Jan said...

This is a beautiful layout, love the glitter on the word. TFS!

Caryn S said...

This is incredible!

Tara said...

love the glittered look!

tammy said...

Alyssa!!!
Boy---this is an uber beautiful layout:) You are one gifted and anointed artist:) thank you for sharing and for allowing me to glean from you:) be blessed
~Beyond Measure
Tammy
www.urbeyondmeasure.com

Anna said...

I love the size, I love the blings and I loooove the paper...basically everything about your page! Thanks a lot for sharing!

Holly said...

Your layout is beautiful!!

Jess said...

so simple and elegant! love it!

Auntie Em said...

Your LO is so romantic and sweet. I love the pretty papers and the glitter on the 'Forever' looks like a real vintage piece.
Thanks for the tutorial and the inspiration.

MsMad said...

Nice layout
Barbara Bird
MdStrwbery@aol.com

YAYALADYBUG . . . said...

Beautiful layout. Thanks for the great tutorial. Can't wait to try this!!!

Sandydee said...

Your layout is so pretty. Love how you applirf the glitter to the word.

christi said...

i love the layout and the glitter is so pretty with its rainbow of colors.

lynda said...

I really like your LO. I also love G45 but so often the LOs on their blog are so busy & complicated. I like your more clean & simple style!

Sue D said...

Very pretty--I like the glittery Forever and the pearl rows.

Diana Fernandez said...

your lo is wonderful! Don't you just love glitter??? thanks for sharing

Camerageek said...

This makes me want to try glitter. Cute LO :)

Dee said...

Beautifull lay-out!! I love the colour combination. Thank you for sharing.

vicki follett said...

truly awesome. Love the glittery look and to know that it won't flake off is even better - tfs!

Amy Day Creates said...

I really love the glitter technique! I have got to try that this weekend!

Debbie said...

Thanks for sharing your glitter technique. This was a cute layout.

Dorina D said...

This is stunning. I love working with 8 1/2 X 11. So fun. Loved the chipboard "Forever" in that amazing font and the pearl accents.

Jan Garber said...

It is indeed a perfect combination! Lovely!

She'sSewCrafty said...

Simple yet beautiful layout. Great job!

Manhattan Mandie said...

Great LO! Love the bling and the pearls!

Karen Wedding said...

Such a beautiful layout. Very nice.

Sol said...

Very pretty!

Gitte said...

Very very pretty lay out, love the glitter word

Kristina Anderson said...

Beautiful layout. Love the glitter. Thank you for the tip on the adhesive you used. Will definitely pick some up. Thank you for sharing!